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 discover an abundance of beaches to consider visiting, though they are all located nearby. Click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that beach.

A beach scene where you may find people snorkeling 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 location 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 located at the base of the Cape Cabron Mountain, which stretches up 2000 feet and provides shade to the beach. Down below, the beach stretches along the coast for three miles, featuring sugar white sand, palm groves, and turquoise waters.

These examples are just a sample of your choices. Click to find our page dedicated to beaches for Samana.


Whale Museum Of Samana

In case you like to explore other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Samana.

Many travelers choose to visit Whale Museum Of Samana. It is located in 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.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit 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 chart right below provides you with more information about some the museums available 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 exploring the historical roots of places you visit? If yes, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

Glance through the table just below 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


El Salto del Limon

Even though most travelers have heard about 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>

Zoos and Aquariums

If the concept of spending part of a day with interesting animals tickles your fancy, 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 go see some of the more popular area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Samana are provided 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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