Since Las Galeras lies in a luxuriant and remote part of the Dominican Republic, you might consider renting a jeep or a small car if you don't mind potholed roads. The surrounding terrain is Jungle Jim country, and there are many beautiful, secluded beaches within a short distance. Chances are, you might discover an isolated playa just for you and yours. A local agency, Adventure Rent Car (tel. 809/383-5061) serves the town of Samaná, Las Terrenas, and Las Galeras. The agency has a well-maintained fleet of cars and also rents motorcycles, scooters, and ATVs. For the back roads of the peninsula, including day trips to Playa Rincón and Playa del Valle, a cycle or ATV is recommended.

Without a car, you can rely on one of the motoconchos that run throughout the area all day. You might see an occasional independently operated taxi or two, but don't count on it.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.