Travel to Samana

Travel Samana

To choose the Dominican Republic is to plan the trip of your dreams on heavenly beaches under a burning sun that rests only at night. Samana offers you an exotic destination in the northeast of the country, on the peninsula of the same name. 

Looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, the city of Samana is the perfect place to relax in the sun in the comfort of an all-inclusive hotel, while having the opportunity to engage in a multitude of exciting activities. 

Popular for its verdant landscapes and mountainous terrain that gives stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, Samana is as perfect for couples who want a romantic holiday as it is for lovers of nature and adventure. 

Humpback Whale Watching 

Among the things to do during your vacation in Samana are scuba diving, exploring caves, excursions by Jeep, discovering the national parks, and humpback whale watching. 

The destination is famous for its humpback whales that offer great shows to wildlife lovers. People also go to Samana to stroll in his small harbor, perched on the edge of the Bay of Samana, and to shop in its public market and meet local artisans. 

Those wishing to explore the country can travel to the town of Puerto Plata, three hours from Samana by road, where they can surf and discover Dominican culture in a historic and enchanting setting. 

Cayo Levantado 

Another must-see in Samana is the small island paradise of Cayo Levantando, home to one of the most luxurious all-inclusive resorts among all the countries belonging to the Grand Bahia Principe chain. Whether or not you stay in the hotel, the island – accessible by boat as part of excursions – is a must see. It boasts some of the best beaches in the country.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To get to Samana, direct chartered flights from Quebec are offered almost year-round; otherwise a correspondence is to be expected. From Montreal, the direct flight lasts approximately 04:10.
Samana is a peninsula located in the Atlantic Ocean, at a distance of about 3 hours. drive from Puerto Plata. An ecological destination, people go there to take advantage of good hotels, nautical activities, cultural attractions and to rest. Puerto Plata is in the northwest, and attracts a clientele that wants lots of activities and entertainment near their hotel. Puerto Plata is also a destination for golfers.
Samana can be visited year round; however, from May to November is the period with the probability of more frequent precipitation, more humidity and the possibility of hurricanes. December to April are the best months of the year as the season is dry.
One of the activities to do in Samana, regardless of whether it is sunny or raining, is snorkeling (or snorkelling). The waters of Samana are clear and limpid, and teeming with a beautiful variety of exotic fish. Las Galeras is a pretty little fishing town to discover; its peaceful atmosphere is very suitable during these rainy days, it also offers yoga classes for an even more zen atmosphere. Explore Los Haitises National Park by boat, listed as Unesco Heritage, one of the richest ecosystems in the Dominican Republic. Deep sea fishing trips can be offered for a fee, as can scuba diving trips for those certified 'Padi'.
Samana is washed by the Atlantic Ocean.
Several water and sports activities can be practiced in Samana: depending on the hotel chosen, you will have the chance to kayak, wakeboard, snorkel, sail, paddle board, banana boat, boogie board , beach volleyball, catamaran, 4 x 4 adventures, zipline, horseback riding, whale watching in season, in short, all activities can be practiced there.
In Samana, visit the Coffee Route in Limon to learn from a guide how to cultivate it; or explore the Caves and Mangroves in Santa Barbara; or even go to one of the many beaches on offer which all have their charm; discover the crafts of Samana, the Carnival in February, the old church of Santa Barbara, so many discoveries.
Winds and tides can deposit a quantity of algae depending on weather conditions; this natural phenomenon is also present in Samana, as in all the Caribbean islands.
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