Samaná, Dominican Republic
Samaná is a province in the northeastern region of the Dominican Republic. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the provinces of María Trinidad Sánchez and Hato Mayor to the west, and the provinces of La Vega and Espaillat to the south. The capital of Samaná is Santa Bárbara de Samaná.
Samana is known for its beautiful beaches, its lush rainforests, and its humpback whale watching season. The province is also home to a number of historical and cultural attractions, including the Samaná Bay National Park and the Los Haitises National Park.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Samaná include:
Las Terrenas: A town with a French Caribbean vibe, Las Terrenas is home to beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and a variety of shops.
Cayo Levantado: A small island located off the coast of Samaná, Cayo Levantado is known for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.
Laguna de los Taínos: A lagoon located in the Los Haitises National Park, Laguna de los Taínos is home to a number of pre-Columbian Taino ruins.
Parque Nacional Los Haitises: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Parque Nacional Los Haitises is home to a large area of rainforest and mangroves.
- Humpback Whale Watching: Samaná is one of the best places in the world to see humpback whales. Whale watching season runs from January to March.
Samana is a beautiful and diverse province with a lot to offer visitors. Whether you are interested in history, culture, or simply relaxing on the beach, Samaná is a great place to visit.
Here are some additional tips for planning your trip to Samaná:
- The best time to visit Samaná is during the winter (December to April), when the weather is dry and sunny.
- There are a variety of hotels and resorts to choose from in Samaná, to fit all budgets.
- There are many restaurants in Samaná that serve a variety of cuisines, from local Dominican fare to international cuisine.
- Be sure to bargain when shopping in Samaná, as this is the custom.
- The locals in Samaná are very friendly and welcoming, so be sure to chat with them and learn about their culture.