Find your Neighborhood in Las Terrenas

Las Ballenas Beach

Named Las Ballenas because of three rocky stones in the distance that resemble humpback whales, this spacious, wide white sand stretch with a shallow, calm sea sits right in the heart of Las Terrenas’s small town. Lined in part by hotels, villas, bars, and restaurants, on either side of the beach, it offers plenty of shade, and shallow waters ideal for families. Along the western end is where the river meets the sea, and you’ll see locals cooling off in crisp cold water. Las Ballenas’s close proximity to accommodations and meals means it’s also an ideal spot for a quick morning or sunset swim.