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 will find a large number of beaches to enjoy, though all of them are found nearby. Click on the name of the beach for more information concerning that particular location.

A local beach where you may find people snorkeling is Cayo Levantado. Cayo Levantado is accessible only by boat, and many tourists will opt to take the $10(USD) ferry from Samana.

Another alternative for beach-goers to consider is Puerto del Valle. Puerto del Valle enjoy soft tan colored sand and dark blue waters. The beach is surrounded by steep hills, and features a cave.

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 the options that are available. You can go to this article if you need more details.

Museums

Whale Museum Of Samana

Assuming you enjoy expanding your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time in Samana.

One popular destination is Whale Museum Of Samana. It is located in the heart of Samana. The Whale Museum offers exhibits that any environmentalist, whale lover, or curious person is sure to enjoy. In addition to the many exhibits featuring migration patterns and life as a whale, the centerpiece of the museum is the forty foot humpback whale skeleton.

Another popular destination is Shipwreck Maritime Museum. It is situated 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 chart below enables you to get more information on some museums in Samana.

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

In case you enjoy learning about the historical roots of a foreign country, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

Review this table to find out more about sites of historical interest in Samana.

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 tourists come for the region's beaches, those aren't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. The one example is El Salto del Limon. It is situated 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>

Zoos and Aquariums

If the thought of spending part of a day with interesting animals sounds like fun, you should visit Iguanario Los Tocones. Guests who pay for admission will be able to explore the exhibits and learn all there is to know about the iguanas.

Zoos Near Samana
Name Type Location Island/th>
Iguanario Los Tocones Zoo 7.4 mi. Northeast of Central Samana Hispaniola

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more interesting area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Samana are shown 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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