Playa Lanza del Norte

Playa Lanza del Norte – Punta las Canas – Playita Honda – Playa Las Canas (back and forth)

This morning we continued our “walking project”, with the ultimate and probably illusionary goal to walk around the Samana Peninsula.

Although the area is just a few hundred meters east of the well-known Morron Beach, it is nonetheless very isolated. We didn’t see another soul for an hour until we reached the end of the beach, Playa Las Canas. On the hill connecting Playa Lanza del Norte and Playita Honda, we had a magnificent view of the beach reminiscent of a Rousseau painting because of its lush greenery (top picture). 

At the end of the Canas Beach (Playa de las Canas), a cluster of interesting buildings with thatched roofs and some shamanistic images, as well as a few treehouses, appeared. With wooden boats lying in front of it, it looks like a dwelling from ancient times. It was probably a failed attempt to create a Taino feel for tourism purposes, according to our Dominican experts.

We headed back to the car at the end of the beach, but it wasn’t there. Philippe was a bit concerned. As we walked too far, we missed a tight opening leading back to our starting point. Eventually, we figured out where we turned wrong and found our way back to where we started after climbing a small hill to get cell phone reception. 

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