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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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