LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic

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LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic

blog-karla-travel-essentials-02.jpgPeninsula House

Although a lack of wind didn’t allow her boyfriend to practice kitesurfing as planned, W‘s Karla Martinez found charming restaurants, cozy villas and deliciously strong coffee during a recent trip to the Samana Peninsula in Dominican Republic. Highlights from the vacation and her summer essential packing list below.

Accommodations
Balcones del Atlantico: Two and three bedroom villas with lovely service and great food on premise.
Peninsula House: A 6 bedroom boutique hotel, perfect for couples.

blog-karla-travel-essentials-03.jpgBalcones Beach House

Breakfast
Balcones Beach House: Must have scrambled eggs and a Mangu specialty, mashed plantains. Dominican coffee is fantastic. Order a cortadito, an espresso with a drop of milk.

blog-karlas-travel-essentials-04.jpgLeft: Peninsula Beach House, Right: Luis at Playa Coson

Lunch by the Sea

Peninsula Beach House at Playa Coson: Where after lunch you can rent four wheelers and take an off-road ride.
Luis: Rustic and casual, great grilled fish

blog-karla-travel-essentials-05.jpgLa Terrase

Dinner
La Terrasse: A charming spot with red and white décor.
Cuca Marina: Incredible ceviche.
Pizza Playa: Delicious pizza, Dominican Style with cheese and corn.

Late Night
Mosquito Bar: Small and quaint with a great DJ and delicious Mojito’s.

Packing Essentials:
blog-karla-travel-essentials-06.jpgTods bag and driving shoes

blog-karla-travel-essentials-08.jpgChristian Louboutin printed flats

blog-karla-travel-essentials-09.jpgTory Burch cardigans for breezy evenings

blog-karla-travel-essentials-10.jpgEquipment eyelet shirt

blog-karla-travel-essentials-11.jpgLisa Marie Fernandez neon yellow bikini