Samana Peninsula

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  • 1. Los Haitises National Park


    A highlight of any visit to the Samaná Peninsula is Los Haitises National Park (pronounced High-tee-sis), which is across Samaná Bay. The park...Read More

  • 2. Playa Cosón


    This is a long, wonderful stretch of nearly white sand and the best beach close to the town of Las Terrenas. Previously undeveloped, it's now...Read More

  • 3. Cayo Levantado


    There are no public beaches in Samaná town, but you can hire a boat to take you to Cayo Levantado, which has a wonderful white-sand beach on...Read More

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  • 4. Dominican Evangelical Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Back in 1824, a sailing vessel called the Turtle Dove, carrying several hundred slaves that had escaped from Philadelphia, was blown ashore...Read More

  • 5. La Playita


    La Playita, or Little Beach, is a stunner that's a 15-minute walk from the main Las Galeras beach. Here you'll find a small shack serving fresh...Read More

  • 6. Playa Bonita


    On Playa Bonita you can bounce between the golden beach (BYO towel—no chaises) and one of the hotels and restaurants directly across the rough...Read More

  • 7. Playa Frontón


    Playa Frontón is a beach accessible only on foot or by boat. It's on the east side of the easternmost cape of the peninsula. You can have your...Read More

  • 8. Playa Las Ballenas


    Playa Las Ballenas is the westernmost of the three beaches at the town of Las Terrenas (the others are Terrenas and Punta Popy, all three of...Read More

  • 9. Playa Las Galeras


    Playa Las Galeras is within this tiny coastal town, a 20-minute drive northeast from Samaná town. You'll find a group of makeshift food shacks...Read More

  • 10. Playa Punta Popy


    Playa Punta Popy is basically an undistinguishable continuation of Playa Terrenas to the east; this section is slightly cleaner and less crowded...Read More

  • 11. Playa Rincón


    Remote Playa Rincón, a beautiful, white sand beach, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire region. Relatively undeveloped, there...Read More

  • 12. Playa Terrenas


    Playa Terrenas is the most crowded (and dirtiest) of all the peninsula's beaches. As you approach the ocean from the town of Las Terrenas, a...Read More

  • 13. Puerto Escondido


    Puerto Escondido is the beach at the Grand Bahía Príncipe Cayacoa, and day visitors can enjoy the sands if they buy a day pass at the resort...Read More

  • 14. Salto el Limón Waterfall

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Provided that you're fit and willing to deal with a long and slippery path, an adventurous guided trip (three hours) to the spectacular Salto...Read More

  • 15. Whale Museum & Nature Center


    This tiny museum is dedicated to the mighty mammals of the sea. Samaná Bay is part of one of the largest marine mammal sanctuaries in the world...Read More

  • 16. Taíno Park

    Museum Village

    This unique park tells the story of a lost civilization. The Taíno Indians, the indigenous people of this island, were the inhabitants here...Read More

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