The gorgeous jewel of the northeast of the island is at once adventurous, historic, rural, romantic, intellectual, grandiose and elegantly understated.
Come and discover the ecological bliss of the Samaná Peninsula, Dominican Republic’s breathtaking paradise. With majestic crystalclear waterfalls, secluded pristine beaches, rolling hills studded with coconut palms, and an infusion of rich culture and history, Samaná is a natural gem that remains one of the country’s most unexplored regions, making it a haven for eco-tourists.
Off-the-beaten-path, Samaná 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, where thousands of humpback whales retreat each winter to frolic, mate and give birth.
While Samaná 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. The city also offers a variety of accommodations to fit any style or budget, from small boutiques, to laid-back beachfront hotels, to deluxe all-inclusive resorts.
Samaná, 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, ziplining 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.
Info source Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic: http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/samana/
Channel your inner Indiana Jones on an extraordinary Caribbean adventure that mixes archeology, caving, boat rides and exotic wildlife. Explore the ancient cave drawings of the Taino people, take a leisurely hike through the rainforest …