Hi. My friend and I are planning a last minute trip to the DR. Neither of us has ever been there. I've traveled extensively in Central America and am not interested in any all-inclusive resort. We are considering the Samana Peninsula because it seems the most natural and relatively speaking, least commercial of the other DR areas.
So, we've narrowed our research to Las Terrenas and Las Galeras. Although LG appeals to us because it seems the least touristic, I am kind of concerned that aside from the beach and the tours, it will be way too sleepy. On the other hand, Las Terrenas seems to be a little chaotic, but it appears to have some social things to do other than just the beach.
Since we will be traveling within the next few days... and it will be the beginning of November... would Las Terrenas be more quiet, and Las Galeras completely dead?
Sorry for the long discourse...