Located in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic, Samana is an incredibly diverse peninsula measuring 540 square miles, larger than most Caribbean islands. Samana gives a delightful insight into the Dominican culture. This eco-tourism destination is surrounded by breathtaking nature, with its own paradise island of Cayo Levantado. Lush tropical mountain hills, virgin forests, beautiful waterfalls, caves with petroglyphs and pictograms, famous Playa Rincon Beach and countless other secluded Caribbean beaches, and the world’s largest coconut plantation make up this coastal paradise. Each year from January to March, large peaceful humpback whales come by the thousands, offering a natural spectacle of true wonders.
Stroll along the charming Malecon in Samaná town, a seaside promenade, and visit the marina filled with sailboats and fishing boats. Las Terrenas offers miles of protected inshore waters and beautiful, undeveloped white-sand-beaches, lined with tall palm trees and pastel-colored fishing boats. Here, the focus is on the fun and funky, with an international crowd drawn to the hotels, cafes, and bars that have laid claim to the one-time fishing village’s primo locale and carefree spirit.
Wherever you go in Samana, you’ll enjoy the beat and rhythms of merengue, bachata, and salsa music.