La Rancheta & La Hacienda Hostel

Las Galeras, Samaná Peninsula, Dominican Republic | Hotel
Prices starting from $27.00
 

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Go Galeras

A travel blog entry by straykat6 on Dec 23, 2013

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The next day of travel from Playa Limon to Las Galeras was no easier than the last. I spent three hours crammed into the back of a decaying and dilapidated gua-gua (shuttle bus) with visions of my impending death flashing across my mind. People were getting on and off, grabbing bags of vegetables, luggage and whatnot, chatting easily with each …

Rum & Rifles in Playa Limon

A travel blog entry by straykat6

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At some point early in the year, I became determined to escape the holiday madness of Christmas 2013. Someone had once said to me that if he had to choose whether to spend a thousand dollars on a trip to the cold or a thousand dollars on a trip to the heat, there was no question in his mind, he would opt for the heat. I had actually never thought of this option before, as my mother had always taken my sister and me to the snow every winter ...

Samana, Dominican Republic

A travel blog entry by buddyp

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... do with the local culture. It’s a development for North Americans and Europeans and far beyond the means of the local people. The marina was beautiful with some nice boats. The allure escaped us as the water was as filthy here as it was in town. Our guide told us about the excellent local fishing and shrimp. They might be fun to catch but I would not eat anything out of that beautiful sewer. No way.

We ate lunch here and bought a couple of local ...

4th July

A travel blog entry by harrywalker

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... people got seriously burnt. My factor 30 was pushed to its limits, but I evaded the burn. That night, there was a beach party in a beach bar for the peace corps with a huge mixture of locals and Americans getting drunk. It was really fun, but I sweated shed loads.

The next day we chilled at the nearer Playita which was just as incredible. Everyone was feeling a little ...

Grand Turk to Dominican

A travel blog entry by lasthours

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... checking it out....

The tender looked a bit rough, but it's the lifeboat so good practice. Inside it's hot and a bit unpleasant but after about ten mins we headed off. Not the smoothest ride but not too long. Sweltering though. We took the pretty walk towards town but there were a huge number of people selling rides and souvenirs so we practised no thanks quite a lot. Everyone was quite pleasant though, not too ...

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This hotel, located in Las Galeras, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Rancheta & La Hacienda Hostel Las Galeras

    Reviewed by straykat6

    Beautiful grounds!

    Reviewed Dec 23, 2013
    by (6 reviews) Los Angeles, Ca , United States Flag of United States

    La Rancheta was a wonderful place to stay, with spacious bungalows constructed in a jungle garden setting. The owner, Ron and his wife were incredibly hospitable and helpful.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by karim.benounis

    Excelent stay

    Reviewed Jul 27, 2012
    by (2 reviews) Gjøvik , Norway Flag of Norway

    After seeing our first booking, and turned that down. Ronald welcomed us with open hands to his La Rancheta. Wonderful place where you feel that Ronald and his family is happy to have you there and takes good care of you. The breakfast was amazing, and the swimmingpool with natural flowing water was a delight. We strongly recomend it!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews La Rancheta & La Hacienda Hostel Las Galeras

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent