Luperon harbour (also known as Puerto Blanco) is a large enclosed bay providing excellent shelter (hurricane hole). Its position on the north coast, opposite the Turks and Caicos Islands, make it a useful shelter for yachts with southbound cruising plans and is the first and only really major anchorage for boats heading East.
Unfortunately however, whilst Luperon has a welcoming long-term cruising community, the local Authorities (in the recent past) have not been so friendly towards yachts and “made up” charges seem to increase on an annual basis. Cruisers considering cruising to this port should read all the information below, including feedback from cruisers at the bottom of the page, before deciding if they want to deal with the potential problems that may arise should they visit.
Cruising reports elsewhere on the net in 2016 have been more favourable, so perhaps the “illegal fees” are a thing of the past. A new commandante has been appointed and he appears to be more sympathetic towards the yachting community. Note however that commandantes change on a regular basis in the DR.
Luperon is a small rural town, has markets and hardware stores, discos, a hospital, police, and two dentists.
A useful cruisers’ guide to Luperon.
Position 19° 54’22″N, 70° 56’34″W (bay entrance)
MARINA PUERTO BLANCO
LENNIN Y LOURDES PROPIETARIOS MARINA PUERTO BLANCO
MARINA LUPERON LENNIN Y SU ENLLAVE