Playa Las Terrenas
27 de Febrero
Photo courtesy of Cheri Lucas Rowlands
Coconut Refreshment on Playa Las TerrenasPicture-perfect Playa Las Terrenas stretches for kilometers. To the east of town it is dotted with beach bars and restaurants set among the palm trees. These simple joints are perfect for kicking back with a beer or a Cuba libre. But if that sounds too formal and structured, or you just can't drag yourself away from the sand, keep an eye out for people wandering the beach and selling coconuts. (Note: Dust off your haggle.) They'll hack the top off for you so you can drink the milk, but if you want to get to the flesh you'll have to go all Robinson Crusoe and improvise with a rock.