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Legalmente incorporada bajo las leyes de la República Dominicana (2012).  RNC 430-125-997., 829.330.0986.
Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas, on the northeastern side of the
Dominican Republic, is a community of 20,000 people
equally divided between males and females.  One third
of its population is composed of children under 15 and
one third of its entire population is totally illiterate.
Previously a quaint fishermen’s village, Las Terrenas
has experienced explosive growth due to its increasing
tourism industry.

Las Terrenas is truly a paradise of natural wonders,
surrounded by lush mountains, waterfalls, rivers and,
quite possibly, some of the best beaches in the entire
Caribbean. The area in and around Las Terrenas
provides visitors with 20+ miles of beaches.

In addition to Dominicans, there are many nationalities
represented in Las Terrenas:  Haitians, French,
Italians, Germans, Spanish, Swiss, Belgians, Dutch,
English, Yugoslavians, Canadians, Ecuadorians,
Colombians and some from Eastern Europe, Asia,
Africa, Latin America and elsewhere.

Alongside the illiterate persons there are those who
speak 3-4 languages. Next to old Dominican-style
houses downtown you’ll find mansions and fancy
hotels. The town shows the best and the worst of any
rapidly evolving community in which economic growth
has come to many while poverty has stricken an even
larger segment of the population.  Those with poor
educational and vocational skills are the most evident
target audiences for personal and educational
development while problems with waste management,
water supply and pollution endanger the future while
creating opportunities for creative development and
public policy.

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