Samana Attractions

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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.


Cayo Levantado

You'll find a large number of beaches to consider, though they are all located nearby. Click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that specific beach.

A beach where you may find people snorkeling is Cayo Levantado. Lined with swaying palms and white, powder soft sand, you won't find a more picturesque beach in the Dominican Republic than this. The turquoise waters are calm, and the sand you feel between your toes while you're swimming is thick and grainy, yet soft at the same time.

A second option 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: There are several ways to get to Playa Rincon, all of which are time consuming. The first option is a ferry ride from Las Galeras Beach.

Nearby areas have a nice selection of beaches to choose from. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, visit this article.


Whale Museum Of Samana

Assuming you like to learn about unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy 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 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 common landmark for vacationers is Shipwreck Maritime Museum. It is located 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 some key facts concerning some the available museums 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

Do you like discovering the historical roots of the places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit a historical site during your time in Samana.

Check out the table just below for more information on sites of historical interest in Samana.

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


El Salto del Limon

Although most people visiting the area are attracted by the beautiful water and coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. The one example is El Salto del Limon. It is located 8.4 mi. Northwest of central Samana. 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.

Zoos and Aquariums

If the concept of passing some time at the zoo sounds like fun, consider visiting 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 popular area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these in Samana are summarized in the chart 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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