Things to do in  Samaná

Top 10 attractions in Samaná

Los Haitises National Park

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Los Haitises National Park is a hidden gem full of fascinating caverns, unspoiled beaches, and mangrove forests. Visit to enjoy hiking, kayaking, and caving, as well as some of the Dominican Republic’s best bird watching. The park is also home to caves full of carvings made by indigenous Taíno Indians.More

El Limón Waterfall (Cascada El Limón)

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The trails that lead to El Limón Waterfall (Cascada El Limón are towered over by mountains, and lined with coffee and cocoa plants. If the picturesque Caribbean landscape isn't enough, a crystal-clear natural pool at the foot of the falls provides a place to cool off after a mountain hike.More

Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island)

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The remote tropical island of Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the Dominican Republic. Home to a 5-star resort, white-sand beach, and lush rain forest, Cayo Levantado is rife with opportunities to hike, snorkel, scuba dive, and relax.More

Samaná Bay

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Samana Bay is the largest bay in the country, located in the northeast Dominican Republic, with the Samana Peninsula to the north and Los Haitises National Park along its southern shores. Known for migrating humpback whales in the winter, Samana Bay provides access to pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and Taino archeological sites.More

Rincon Beach (Playa Rincon)

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There’s a reason this pristine stretch of white sand has been rated one of the top beaches in the world. The scenic shores of Rincón Beach are some of the Dominican Republic’s most idyllic and captivating. And because of its limited accessibility, visitors say it’s not uncommon to have the crystal blue waters and open expanse of ocean all to yourself.More

Las Galeras

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The historic fishing village of Las Galeras is stationed along the east coast of the Dominican Republic’s Samaná Peninsula. Travelers venture to this quiet town for its idyllic palm-lined beaches and easy access to Rincon Beach via the Las Galeras jetty. The village is close to Playa Fronton, another popular beach home to some of the Dominican Republic’s best snorkeling.More
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Río Caño Frío

Río Caño Frío

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On the edge of Playa Rincón—considered one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic—lies the Cano Frío River. This cool stream feeds into a quiet pool that’s perfect for relaxing along the sheltered shores of the Samaná peninsula. Travelers can escape the heat by taking a refreshing dip in this secluded destination away from the tourists at the other end.More
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Cabo Cabrón National Park (Parque Nacional Cabo Cabrón)

Cabo Cabrón National Park (Parque Nacional Cabo Cabrón)

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Cabo Cabrón National Park (Parque Nacional Cabo Cabrón) offers visitors a taste of the wild side of the Dominican Republic—a place before resorts, tourists, and development touched down on this tropical island. With uninhabited coastlines, rocky cliffs, and rugged trails, this protected forest is one of the most remote locations in Samaná, attracting both divers for scuba expeditions and adventure-seeking tourists.More
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Malecon

Malecon

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This boardwalk winds along the Dominican Republic’s Samaná Bay, where tourists, locals, artists, and musicians gather to relax near the shoreline and take in epic views of the island’s striking blue horizon. Lively outdoor cafes serving strong brews and local cuisine and interesting shops selling handmade items line this strip, a popular destination for travelers to Samaná.More
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Whale Museum and Nature Center (Museo de la Ballena)

Whale Museum and Nature Center (Museo de la Ballena)

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Each year between January and March, some 4,000 humpback whales descend on the cool turquoise waters of the Dominican Republic’s Samaná Bay. The Whale Museum and Nature Center (Museo de la Ballena), part of one of the world’s largest marine sanctuaries, celebrates these ocean giants and offers travelers uninterrupted views for winter whale watching.More

Top activities in Samaná

Zipline Adventure in El Limón

Zipline Adventure in El Limón

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ATV The best of Samana 3 hr Guided Tour

ATV The best of Samana 3 hr Guided Tour

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