Tourism in Samana - Dominican Republic
Travel guide and tourist information to visit Samana and around: what to see, what to do, what to visit, which excursions... in Samana.
Samana - Dominican Republic
is a province of the Dominican Republic
to the north-east. Its capital is Santa Barbara de Samana, which
is usually referred to simply Samaná.
Is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the north and in the east, with a highly populated coast of immense palm trees and beaches of fine white sand. The mostly mountainous terrain of the Sierra de Samaná occupies most of the geographical area of the province.
The climate is tropical rainforest, with an average temperature of 25.9 degrees Celsius and moderate annual precipitation.
The economy leaning on agricultural production, mainly coconut and on tourism. Yet, tourism development in Samana is generally low compared to Las Terrenas and Las Galeras, which are the main tourism destinations of the Samana Peninsula.
In the province is the National Park Los Haitises, the largest national park of Dominican Republic, with lush vegetation and a high concentration of bird species. The observation of humpback whales as they migrate through the area has become a major tourist attraction for local and foreign tourists.
Samana and its surroundings (Las Terrenas and Las Galeras) is a major tourist destination in the Dominican Republic, with many hotels, restaurants, sightseeing and excursions, with two internationals airports (El Catey, Arroyo Baril) the Samana Peninsula has the infrastructure to welcome tourists from around the world. Some of the best 5 star hotels in Dominican Republic are located in the Peninsula as Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, The Bannister, the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa, Sublime Samana...
The city is also a port where cruise ships.
Tourist attractions and places to visit in Samana
The research center and museum on whales
To better know the marine mammal.
What to see, what to do, what to visit near Samana
Playa Rincon is a beautiful beach lined with coconut, which was ranked among the finest in the world. This beach is accessed by boat from the village or by a path (4x4 highly recommended). On this beach there is a small hotel restaurant: Rincon Rubi.
Cayo Levantado is a paradise island in Samana Bay, part of the island is private and the other part is public with restaurants, bars. Excursions to Cayo Levantado are offered by hotels in the region.
Los Haitises is a major tourist attraction of the Dominican Republic that you can visit by boat.
El Limon waterfall is a waterfall about 40 meters high which empties into a natural pool. This is one of the major tourist attractions in the Samana region.
Sanchez is a small village at the foot of the mountains.
Small fishing village 28 kms from Samana has preserved its authenticity with pristine beaches.
The Lulu waterfall is located about 10 kilometers from Samana, in El Valle. It is in the middle of lush vegetation with tall trees, coconut palms...
Los Cocos waterfall
In the area of Río los cocos, there is a beautiful little waterfall, to spend an ecological day, to enjoy nature and take a refreshing bath.
Sierra de Samana
The highest mountains in the Sierra de Samaná are La Meseta or Monte Mesa with 605 m above sea level, the Pilón de Azúcar hill with 530 m and Las Cañitas with 546 m.
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