Las Galeras

municipality distrikt of the Dominican Republic
(Redirected from Las Galeras, Samaná)

Las Galeras is a Dominican Municipal district of Santa Bárbara de Samaná, Samaná province. It is on the east coast of the Samaná Peninsula, on the Rincón Bay that is found between Cabrón and Samaná capes.

Las Galeras
La Playita beach, Las Galeras
La Playita beach, Las Galeras
Las Galeras is located in the Dominican Republic
Las Galeras
Las Galeras
Coordinates: 19°18′N 69°12′W / 19.300°N 69.200°W / 19.300; -69.200
Country Dominican Republic
 • Total127.38 km2 (49.18 sq mi)
 • Total6,929
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (AST)
Distance28 km (17 mi) to Samaná

Las Galeras, in English The Galleys (a galley was a war ship where prisoners and slaves were used to move the ship), because two galleys stayed here during the 16th Century.[3]



In the last national census (2010), the district had a total population of 6,929: 3,800 men and 3,129 women. The urban population was only 13.41% of the total population.[2]



The most important economic activities of the province are agriculture, fishing and tourism.

Crossroads in Las Galeras.

The region is famous for its beautiful beaches with palms. There is a beach at the seafront of Las Galeras itself, as well as a white sand beach, "La Playita" ("The Small Beach") within walking distance from the town. It is possible to take a boat to visit "Playa Rincón" ("Rincón Beach"), another beautiful beach in the region.


  1. Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica Archived 2014-11-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. 2.0 2.1 Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  3. Vega, Bernardo (2004). Breve historia de Samaná (in Spanish). Santo Domingo: Fundación Cultural Dominicana. 99934-27-06-03.