Things to do in Samaná, the Dominican Republic’s prettiest peninsula
Samaná is characterized by its gently mountainous landscape, lush vegetation, white sand and tiny islets. A flight to this peninsula in the Dominican Republic reveals a host of things to see and do under the hot Caribbean sun.
The port and market
Travellers can find a pretty little port in Samaná Bay. Here, tourists can also find a very colourful public market, perfect for getting to know the local artisans.
Boats and whales
Samaná is renowned for its humpback whale watching. From January to March, tourists can choose from several excursions to these magnificent mammals’ mating grounds.
A jeep safari in Samaná is the perfect way to explore the countryside and to visit typical island homes. The most adventurous travel through the tropical forest onboard a quad to get to Rincon Beach, a magnificent and intimate little slice of paradise.
Beach or catamaran?
Leisure lovers opt for a relaxing day at the hotel, or aboard a luxurious catamaran. They explore the depths diving, or just floating gently along the sea.
Restaurants and patios
At mealtime, tourists are spoiled for choices of where to eat in the heart of Samaná: patios with sea views, cafés and lovely restaurants. Different kinds of dishes are prepared to please any palate.
Dancing and clubs
In the evening, tourists leave their hotels to stroll through Avenida La Marina or to enjoy a drink on one of the inviting patios. The avenue that runs along the Malecon de Samaná becomes animated and festive at the end of the day, making it hard to resist the urge to dance the bachata!