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Samana, DR

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Founded in 1756, Samana is the Dominican Republic’s most stunning and mesmerizing best-kept secret. Sometimes referred to by its geographical name, “Santa Barbara de Samana,” the locals simply call it “Samana.” Home to pristine beaches and a majestic bay, Samana provides a plethora of wonders and activities to explore and experience. In November 2009, the Bay of Samana was recognized as “one of the most beautiful bays in the world.”

Samana is located in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic and offers many exciting activities and unique adventures. The town is a scenic and peaceful port with friendly Dominicans living their lives set to the rhythms of Merengue, Bachata and Salsa music. Discover underwater wonders at excellent dive sites, capture the vibrancy of the sea while snorkeling, practice your rock climbing skills or enjoy horseback riding along beaches and through jungles. Whale watching in Samana is also an experience not to be missed. Every year, from January to March, humpback whales migrate to the waters of Samana, offering a spectacle of true wonder.

Samana is graced by a newly renovated Malecon — a seaside walking promenade — perfect for daytime or nighttime strolling by the breathtaking bay and marina. You will also find many restaurants, bars, shopping and terraces with Wi-Fi in town. Visit Los Haitises National Park, where you can explore mangrove swamps, islets, caves and other natural attractions which include: the Salto El Limón Waterfall and the Paraíso Caño Hondo eco-tourism project. Come discover this amazing paradise for yourself. Once you arrive at this eco-paradise, you won’t want to leave.

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