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Samaná

Samaná, Dominican Republic

Description

The Samaná Peninsula is located on the northeastern tip of the Dominican Republic, about 55 minutes away from the airport. Its magnificent landscapes and sandy beaches attract visitors in large numbers. It’s a great place to go scuba diving. Despite the influx of tourists, the city has kept its authentic charm over time.


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2 adults, 1 room

Plane

Montreal → Samaná

Date

13 Sep. 2021 - 7 jours


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What to do in Samaná


Whale watching

Whale watching is arguably the most popular activity in Samaná. Located near Playa Anadel, the Museo de las Ballenas educates visitors about these impressive mammals and their place in the global ecosystem. You will learn, among other things, about the migratory movements of these large cetaceans. The skeleton of a twelve-meter whale on display at the museum will leave you speechless. It will make you feel very small!

El Salto del Limón (falls, nature, and parks)

One of Samaná's main attractions, the impressive El Salto del Limon waterfall, is located just north of the city. You can also go hiking in the nearby lush forest or explore the area on horseback. It is even possible to dip in a natural swimming pool!


Los Haitises National Park

Go on an all-day excursion and discover the rugged beauty of Los Haitises National Park, a protected forest sanctuary located along the coast that includes a dozen of small islands in San Lorenzo Bay. Aboard a small boat, you will pass through swamps where you will see reptiles, brown pelicans, frigates and king terns. You will also pass by the prehistoric caves where pirates hid their treasures.


Beautiful beaches

It's hot in Samaná! Cool off or sunbathe at one of the many beaches in the area.

* Las Terrenas: a small, lively fishing village where you can find the most beautiful beaches in the peninsula;

* Las Flechas Bay: located about 2.5 km east of Samaná, it is surrounded by beautiful palm trees;

* Las Galeras: located at the eastern end of the Samaná Peninsula, Las Galeras is a large expanse of blinding white sand entirely surrounded by palm trees. The silence and tranquility that characterize the place are only interrupted by the boats of fishermen leaving or returning to sea.


Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

28

25

123

Feb.

28

24

110

Mar.

28

25

92

Apr.

29

26

129

May

30

27

283

Jun.

31

28

176

Jul.

31

28

224

Aug.

32

28

278

Sep.

32

28

240

Oct.

32

28

202

Nov.

30

27

230

Dec.

28

25

146


Currency

The country's official currency is the Dominican Peso (DOP). U.S. dollars and credit and debit cards are also accepted at tourist resorts. Remember to communicate the dates of your stay in the Dominican Republic to your banking institution if you plan to use your cards on the island.

Convertor

CAD
to
DOP

Official language

Spanish is the official language in the Dominican Republic but in tourist areas most people also speak English. Before you go, learn a few words and phrases in the local language to wow the locals!

Voltage

Electrical outlets used in the Dominican Republic are the same as in Canada. However, voltage and frequency may differ depending on the hotel. If your devices do not have the words: INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, plan ahead and bring a converter.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.


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