Come and discover the Samana Peninsula – the Dominican Republic’s breathtaking paradise. With majestic crystal-clear waterfalls, secluded pristine beaches, rolling hills studded with coconut palms, and an infusion of rich culture and history, the Samana Peninsula is a natural gem in the Caribbean that remains one of the country’s most unexplored regions, making it a haven for eco-tourists.
Off-the-beaten-path, the Samana Peninsula beckons adventure, nature and romance seekers alike with destinations and attractions such as the secluded Cayo Levantado, mangrove reserves found in nearby Los Haitises National Park and the Marine Mammal Sanctuary of the Dominican Republic surrounding the Peninsula, where thousands of humpback whales retreat each winter to frolic, mate and give birth.
While Samana is renowned for nature and adventure, Las Galeras and Las Terrenas are two charming towns on the peninsula that cater to tourists. Serenely located on the tip of the Peninsula, Las Galeras’ main beach offers a breathtaking respite for sunning, swimming or strolling along the beachfront’s stores and restaurants. Las Terrenas, a Mediterranean-influenced town, features a mixture of distinctive restaurants, bars, shopping and vibrant nightlife bound to satisfy all genres of travelers. There’s a variety of accommodations in Samana on offer to fit any style or budget, from small boutiques, to laid-back beachfront hotels, to deluxe Samana all-inclusive resorts.
Samana, Las Terrenas and Las Galeras are all destinations known for ecotourism as each offers numerous nature-friendly activities such as caving, cascading, scuba diving, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. Each adventure is a great way to see the Northeast Coast, whether by taking an excursion through the jungles and paradise beaches, or a plunge into the waters of a deserted beach.
Whenever you decide to visit, the Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula has an array of amazing attractions, excursions and ecoadventures that await you.