the beach

50 meters from Casa Coco lies idyllic Coson beach, awarded the 'Blue Flag Beach' designation by the Blue Flag nonprofit environmental group. This designation is given to only those beaches with exceptional water quality, environmental management, and safety and services. The beach has sections of perfectly calm water, great for small children, and areas with small waves, great for boogy boarding or learning to surf. Coson is exceptionally peaceful, with very little development apart from Nómadas and the small hotel next door. Los Nómadas is so safe (it is guarded at all times) that people routinely leave their doors open when going to the beach, a rarity you will not find elsewhere in the Dominican Republic. No need to take a wallet or shoes or to lock-up the house, just walk right to the beach along a small pathway. 

International Living magazine wrote:

Perhaps the Caribbean's best-kept secret, the once-sleepy fishing village of Las Terrenas is becoming one of the hottest spots for vacation homes in the Caribbean for those in-the-know. Some are even calling it the San Tropez of the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic boasts some of the best beaches in the world and Las Terrenas and the Samana Peninsula have the best of the best, including Coson Beach, or Playa Coson, a long, luscious stretch of untouched sand dotted with gently leaning palms.

A long walk down the beach (or short car ride) takes you to a surfing haven with a famous local seafood restaurant and bar ('Luis') right on the sand of a near-deserted section of the beach.