Attractions in Samana

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Whether you're staying directly in the town of Samana or along the peninsula of the same name, there is loads to keep you busy in this area of the Dominican Republic.  Relaxing on the beach is of course a favored pastime, and there are numerous great locations in the area, but exploring more of Mother Nature's bounty can take you from waterfalls to hidden caves.

Beaches

Cayo Levantado

You'll find several beaches to choose from, though all of them are located in neighboring areas. Click on each beach name to get additional information about that individual beach.

If you are hoping to snorkel, a place where that's an option is Cayo Levantado. Set in Samana Bay, to call Cayo Levatado beautiful would be under-selling it. In fact, this island was used to shoot the original Bacardi Rum campaign in 1970.

A second place worth considering is Puerto del Valle. Despite being named Puerto del Valle, which means Port of the Valley, this beach is a port in name only. Instead, it is a popular, not to mention beautiful, beach where visitors find a relaxing place to stake a claim in the sand.

Playa Rincon: Playa Rincon is consistently mentioned as one of the best beaches -- if not the best -- beach in the Dominican Republic, yet it remains uncrowded almost every day of the week. Why?

These examples are just a few of your choices. You can read this article if you're interested in learning additional details.

Museums

Whale Museum Of Samana

If you like to expand your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time in Samana.

A common landmark for vacationers is Whale Museum Of Samana. It is located within the heart of Samana. The museum is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm from mid-January to mid-March. During the rest of the year they are only open on weekdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Shipwreck Maritime Museum. It is found in the heart of Samana. Visitors are welcomed to come and visit the Shipwreck Maritime Museum, where they will witness some of the more tragic circumstances of maritime history. The majority of the museum is focused on artifacts found from the French Warship "La Scipion" which sank during the American Revolution.

The following chart provides you with more details on some the museums you might enjoy in the area.

Museums In Samana
Name Phone Location
Shipwreck Maritime Museum (809) 538-2559 Central Samana
Whale Museum Of Samana (809) 538-2042 Central Samana

Historical Sites

If you like to immerse yourself in the history of an unfamiliar place, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

Be sure to look at the table below to learn more about historic sites in the area.

Historic Sites In Samana
Name Phone Location
Parroquia de Samana -- Central Samana
St. Peter's Church -- Central Samana

Waterfalls

El Salto del Limon

Even though most vacationers are drawn by the region's beaches, those aren't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. One such example is El Salto del Limon. It is located 8.4 mi. Northwest of central Samana. <p>Located in a thickly forested area along the Samaná peninsula in northeast Dominican Republic is a beautiful water fall called El Salto del Limón. Tourists have the choice of hiking or riding horseback to the falls, and in some cases mules are even available to ride on for the trek. Those who have made the journey before say that the hike is doable for those in good physical condition, but can be rough for those with health issues.</p>

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Samana are summarized right below.

Land Formations In Samana
Name Type Location
Bahia de Samana Bay 0.8 mi. South of Central Samana
Puerto Santa Barbara Harbour 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central Samana
 

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