Tours and Attractions

Enjoying sun and beach, scuba diving, hiking, sailing, visiting pre-Columbian caves, becoming an explorer, pampering your palate, falling in love. Discover Samaná it offers everything and …. more.

Things to Do

Safari 4 x 4

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Join the excitement and discover Samaná in this Safari 4 × 4.

Your caravan will take you through small, colorful villages, stop at a Dominican farm, on a beach with groundwater and a waterfall. Your adventure begins when you board specially equipped outdoor safari vehicles. You will start the path from the main road into a dirt road that takes you through small villages and colorful.

Your expert guide will provide interesting information about the life and Dominican culture and point out areas of interest along the way. The first stop will be at a typical Dominican farm with native fruits, coconuts, coffee and chocolate. Your guide will explain how these elements are grown, harvested and prepared for market. You’ll even have the opportunity to try many of the fruits and great coffee.

From the farm to Playa El Valle, wild and unspoiled, white sandy beach with palm trees will be moved.

You will have time to wade, explore the rocks that form small caves and play in the fresh water from underground sources. Leaving the beach behind, you come back up his safari vehicle for the short trip to El Valle Cascade, a beautiful waterfall where you can have a dip in the natural pool before a pleasant return.

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Kayaking at the Mangrove Forest

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You will board a speedboat, where he will be greeted by your friendly guide. After a safety briefing, you are out of the turquoise bay for an ecological experience of a lifetime. Known for having one of the most important, lush rainforests and mangrove reserves in the Caribbean, Los Haitises National Park is an impressive sanctuary. It will turn around by boat around the beautiful islands of Los Haitises.

A visit to one of the caves of great tradition and historic importance will. In the caves the guide will provide fascinating information about people who lived in them and the islands of Los Haitises. Cave paintings depicting gods and the daily lives of the Taino Indians will give you a glimpse into the life of these ancient people. You will also see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over the centuries.

After visiting the cave, you will receive kayak equipment to begin the adventure in the channels of the rivers hidden mangrove forests. Experience the beauty of Los Haitises in this unique way.

 

El Limón Waterfall by Horse

El Limón

Explore the inside of the Samaná peninsula, where the mountain range reaches an altitude of 2,100 feet. Arriving at the ranch, you will be greeted by your guides that will give a safety talk and instructions on how to handle your horse.

Each runner will be assisted by a qualified driver horse. Then goes on horseback, making your way down the steep trails that the horse easily navigate. You will discover isolated villages and a variety of local vegetation and wildlife such as coffee, cocoa and a variety of tropical fruits. You will wind your way through the field for about 30 minutes before reaching an area where it will be dismantled and walk the remaining way to the spectacular waterfalls. When you reach the falls, you will be amazed by the cascade of cold water rising 120 feet. Relax near the mist to cool or take a refreshing dip in the natural pool. Subsequently, the walk back will take up their horses where they will have a drink of fresh water before returning to your starting point on horseback

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Samaná Runners and El Limón Waterfall

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Enjoy rural roads where you can appreciate the flora and fauna of the Samaná peninsula. Interact with typical Dominicans in an ambience outside hotels.

We saddle up and start the horseback ride through the lush forest until we reach El Limón Waterfall. This waterfall is one of the highest and most beautiful ones in the Dominican Republic.
After a refreshing dip in the natural pool in front of the waterfall and free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in the midst of the tropical forest, we head back to Rancho Maria.

Sandy beaches, crystal clear ocean, forest dazzling and rich culture: our tour is the perfect experience for your holiday in Samaná and Las Terrenas.

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Los Haitises National Park

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Los Haitises, means highlands or mountain land; its relief is a set of hills and hillocks with heights ranging from 40m. and 350 m., which are laden with tropical vegetation on top.
This karst, marine coral covers an area of 1,600 km2. Inside there is a tropical associated with the living area vegetation wet forest with high rainfall and a very varied fauna, mainly represented by birds.
The most abundant cultural resources due to the pre-Hispanic inhabitants of the area, represented through pictographs and petroglyphs, numerous caves and shelters.
His extensive coastal landscape, where prevail mangroves, is another attraction of the park.
The rainforest, which is reached by numerous coves, between keys, carved antlers and mangrove shores, is another of the shows of biodiversity and beauty that adorn Los Haitises.

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Scuba Diving

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The coastal area of ​​the Samaná Peninsula has many places to go scuba diving regarded as some of the best sites in the Dominican Republic. These sites are mainly located in the north coast of the Samaná Peninsula, with some of the most popular for this activity Puerto Escondido and Cabo Cabron. The latter surprises its visitors for its more than 120 feet deep and as an area where you can enjoy large coral landscapes. Areas such as “The Three Gates” and “The Stone” which are rock formations that emerge from the sea, offering a beautiful underwater show.

The coastal area of ​​Las Terrenas, Coson, Playa Bonita and Portillo, also have excellent dive spots, such as the coral islet of whales. This circumstance makes the province to compete in the best conditions in relation to its offer diving, since the distance from these spectacular underwater hotels enclaves is very short, allowing Samana create an offer first class.

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Zip Lines Adventures El Limón

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Following a brief introductory briefing, in which essential security procedures are explained, prepare to takeoff on a journey down the path leading towards the first platform.
Be carefree, our operation adheres to the strictest international safety instructions.
We are the only zip line adventure to be certified by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), which oversees canopy tours on a global scale.
As you climb the first cable, your initial reaction may as well be to close your eyes.  Now, unless you get over this initial fear, you are sure to miss out on flawless woodlands.
The horizon is covered by myriad panoramic views of the Samaná Peninsula. Trudge through far-reaching stretches, some as far as 450 meters, as you make your away to the last platform.

Feel the crescendo of the Atlantic heightens the adrenaline rush in the Zip Lines Adventures El Limón.
Glide across engrossed skin deep in the midst of plethoric rainforests. Take delight in unbeatable perspectives, appreciating a bird’s eye view.
Dive into a heavenly paradise, in the midst of dazzling tropical rainforests and incredible sceneries overshadowed by virgin white sand beaches.

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Catamaran, Snorkel and Cayo Levantado

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Join us for an unforgettable experience on our catamaran sailing and snorkeling. Your day begins in the beautiful waters of Samaná Bay when you board our catamaran from the pier. Then we sail along the calm waters while enjoying the Caribbean breeze and sights of the amazing coastline. The catamran will anchor at Cayo Farola, known for its diverse and colorful wildlife. Here you can swim among colorful tropical fish and living coral gardens with beatiful colors. Visit the traquil beach of punta Lirio, where you have time to relax and enjoy delicious tropical fruits.

After your amazing encounter with the underwater scenery of key street, you will make a visit to the nice and beatiful island of Cayo Levantado, where you can relax on the white sand.

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Samana´s Bridge

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Opposite of the town of Samaná is located  the bridge that goes thru the keys of the bay. Its construction was ordered by President Joaquin Balaguer in the seventies.

The reason for the work was the confusion of Balaguer to see the city plan that architect Ferrand was prepared at the request of Emperor Napoleón; bayfront line keys were marked and the President mistook as bridge. This bridge is of great attraction as a point of promenade overlooking the bay and the city.

Samana’s Crafts

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The province of Samaná has many local craftsmen who perform work of any kind using local products. In the El Limón lamps with palm wood elements, wall bamboo, bromeliads arrangements and ornaments are made of palm leaves.

In Las Terrenas groups of local artisans make necklaces, pendants and bracelets that are sold to tourists visiting the area.

Other artisans beautiful province handicrafts made with materials from fig trees and palm, objects not only sold locally but to Santo Domingo stores that sell them are also sent. Overall samanense craft is simple and of high quality, especially the use of coconut as raw material par excellence, resulting in an element of great interest to present tourism.

Chasseriau House

El Limón

The house where Theodore Chasseriau was born.

It is located in the village of El Limon in the district called Norberto de los Santos, also known as Katanga.

In the yard of a modern home can be seen buried walls, probably you remain of a house and circular foundations of a possible store. We know that in this area there was a working plantation where an oven that made bread to feed the slaves.

So far they have not been located in the area other vestiges of this type, which is considered to be associated with the plantation house of a Frenchman named Petitón, where probably lived the Curet Chasseriau family and where 20 September 1819 was born the famous French painter Theodore Chasserieu. The presence of a famous French painter who currently has a number of paintings exhibited in the Louvre, is an event of cultural interest.

 

Samana’s Carnival

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It is celebrated in February in all towns in the province of Samaná and has a large popular participation. The neighbors of the people take to the streets to the sound of music, dancing happily. During this time the carnival romaneases “heat” for the great day of the main cavalcade of each population.  Santa Barbara de Samana’s Carnival numerous troupes come from various towns in the province, further enriching the traditional festival. Color, music and joy are the flags of the carnival of the province. This popular celebration is widely accepted and it is welcome all visitors who want to integrate.

On Lemon highlights the troupe called “The Infernal Horses”. The villagers take to the streets to the sound of music crossing it up and down dancing merrily.

El Limón Waterfall

El Limón

El Limón is the largest waterfall that exists in the Samaná and one of the largest of the Spanish island.

Its extraordinary beauty has made it a place very visited by tourists from across the country.

It is accessed by two main ways in which different secondary routes out of the ranches located on the edge of the road to El Limón – Samaná.

Whale Watching Expedition

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Find out why more than 30,000 people a year visit Samaná to see how these gentle giants creatures and fun in a natural environment.

Humpback whales have wintered near Samaná for centuries and thousands of these North Atlantic whales migrate to enjoy the warm, clear waters to mate and give birth. About 300 whales may be present at any given time. Rock paintings made by the aboriginal inhabitants, near the Samana Peninsula represent whales carved long before the arrival of Columbus. This is truly an experience of a lifetime.

This tour ends at the beautiful island of Cayo Levantado. Here you can enjoy the beach and swimming in the turquoise water, volleyball, buy local art, or just relax in the shade of a coconut tree. Beach chairs, fresh water showers are complimentary on Cayo Levantado. Beverage eaten BBQ, water sports are available for an additional charge

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Las Galeras Beach

Las Galeras

The beach of Las Galeras is one of the most visited in the extreme east of the Samaná.

Its waters are usually calm and fine white sand. After the beach town of Las Galeras where there are several small hotels and a large all-inclusive hotel you are located; alike, they are traditional food stalls where fresh seafood is served from coastal waters that lie off the beach. This place is visited by locals

El Valle Beach

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El Valle beach is geographically the ‘mouth’ of the Valley. It is located in a gap of more than a kilometer from the coastal mountains. Here the Valley has access to the Atlantic ocean and the San Juan River flows. In the west up the Loma del Río with steep slopes up to 200 meters to the northwest. In the east and the mountains begin Loma Atravesada up to several hundred meters. With its steep slopes are almost 300m mountainous pediment that goes for more than two kilometers to the north. Here the Laguna Salada Valley is also located.

Madama Beach

Las Galeras

Madama Beach is located within the Natural Monument in Samaná and spectacularly beautiful. It can be accessed either by land from Las Galeras, following an ecotourism trail prepared by the Ministry of Environment, or as traditionally arrives, out on a motor boat from the beach of Las Galeras.

Samana’s Coral Reefs

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Samaná coast presents an interesting coral reef system.

On the one hand the coral shore, at a distance of between 100 and 200 meters from the coast which is localized scattered patches throughout the coastal area.

This reef can be visited with snorkel gear because of its shallowness, but only in areas where the breaking wave permits.

Most of the coast of the Samaná Peninsula is within the protected area Scientific Reserve Marine Mammal Sanctuary Banco de La Plata and Navidad.

Coral reefs are an essential for the conservation of biodiversity in the coast of the peninsula and to the sustainability of artisanal fisheries of many locals living element.

The most interesting reef diving spot near the outer reefs are located off the coast at greater depths, which allowed visitation with scuba equipment.

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Religious Cave

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Located in Agua Sabrosa, one of the haitises which are located west of the village, the cave is of littl, but contains speleothems of great beauty and colors that are formed limestone walls are spectacular. It Contains 6 pre-Columbian petroglyphs and a painting of a flag of the Church of God of Prophecy. Currently it used as a place of worship by church members and Palmarito de Agua Sabrosa. Some members withdraw to the cave to perform fasts and religious ceremonies held there pastors.

Onda Beach

El Limón

Onda beach is just over 50 meters in length fitted between the existing rocky coast between Punta Berto and The Hermit. This is a typical secluded cove of great scenic beauty.

Cayita Honda Beach

Santa Bárbara

Cayita Honda beach has a length of 150 meters while the width of the sandy strip is small. It has little surf due to the coral reefs that surround it, which makes it both a secure and peaceful bathroom. it  does not have access to land, although it is building a road to the site.

La Churcha de Santa Barbara

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In the city of Santa Barbara de Samaná is located the Methodist Church of San Pedro, popularly known as “The Churcha”.

The present building was built in England in 1900 and transported in pieces to Samaná. It serves as a place for worship Methodists coming from the population of freed American slaves established in the city in 1821.

This is the only building that remains of the ancient city of Samaná, which suffered two massive devastation: a fire in 1945 and complete destruction of all Victorian houses jetty ordered by President Joaquin Balaguer in 1973.

El Zumbador

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The zumbador is located in the Valley section, near the Loma de la Cruz community. It is a small river which rises in the mountains, west side of the San Juan river basin, at a height of over 200 meters. It joins with other streams forming a series of small waterfalls before emptying into the San Juan River.

At the foot of the falls, the river San Juan is a land of sand, which end side is bordered by a group of bamboo trees, about 20 meters high. This whole place is characterized by a very tropical landscape image, caused by the vegetation of the San Juan River: great big trees full of epiphytas, palms and bamboo everywhere.

The first small jump Buzzer, almost hidden by vegetation, yet indicates that cascades extend into much higher.

Passing the first big jump, a popular bathing well, can be found above several jumps and pits to enjoy their fresh water. A few meters after this strip bank is coconut crops, banana and yam and little further grassland, that is, the cultural landscape that occupies the hills around the buzzer.

The top of the Buzzer is difficult to access because it is bordered by lush vegetation. Nearby are beginning conucos closed by fencing with cultured coconut, banana and yam.

The most common access is from the road Samana. At Km 3 Valley Road the first crossing of the Rio San Juan is located. From Samana are nearly four kilometers and takes about 20 minutes by truck here.

Ginger Route

Las Galeras

In the villages of Los Naranjos and Las Galeras, it is where organic ginger born, and with it, this interesting route that you can not miss, learn how to harvest and produce in your own home to how to use it in different dishes, which you can taste. The tour offers basic accommodation to meet the basic needs of those wishing to stay in the area.

Tour Operator Culturol
Phone: 1 (809) 538-2208

El Valle

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El Valle”  is a region made up of small hills between the mountains of the east and west. Valley basin is formed by the river San Juan, joining the stream and river  La Majagua (Cold River) and flows into the Playa del Valle in the Atlantic.

El Valle (with buzzer and Playa del Valle) is the area with more visitors on safari tours. Is a major attraction for tourism, for its Caribbean atmosphere with colorful houses, children calling, tropical landscape, a diverse agriculture (crops classic cocoa, coffee, coconut and banana) and overlooking the mountains.

Located in the center of the peninsula, it is the entrance, warned by a sign. It is a road of soil that remains throughout the Valley to Playa del Valle, twice crossing the river San Juan. Valley in the geographical sense begins after about two kilometers of the road.

The Valley an area that is determined by the road and extends Valley communities, and that comes from the south of the peninsula, across the entire region to the north, to end the Playa del Valle.

Off Road Adventure

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Travel off-road ATV in our special “Quads” on the way to our private beach accessible only by boat or ATVs.

You will have a safety briefing on the operation of your ATV by a guide from the dock will travel to the Las Carreras. So … you’re out, the caravan will discover the roads and highways of the Samana Peninsula. You will pass through the green areas and then to the Caribbean-type of the Loma de la Piña. Along the way, we stop in the areas of interest while your guides provide an interesting narrative.

Your next stop is the beach of El Valle, one of the most stunning beaches of the peninsula. Then you’re going to go through a dense area with a road exclusively for our ATV to Cascada Lulu, where you can also choose to relax and take good photos or waterfall or take a quick dip in its cold and pristine waters.

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Coffee Route

El Limón

Limón community is the main stage where accompanied by a local guide, you will walk through fields of coffee, learn their harvest to become the aromatic and rich product. Finally you will enjoy a delicious typical lunch and a refreshing dip in the Salto del Limón.

Cabo Samaná Natural Monument

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Cabo Samaná Natural Monument covers most tip juts into the sea in the Eastern sector of the Samaná Peninsula.
The coastal landscape is extremely rugged and mountainous, with cliffs and impressive jarda or parallel to the coast that still retains the primary forest area in most of its length cliff.
The protected area stretches along about 6 km. West direction, covering an area of ​​9.5 square kilometers.
The coastal area of ​​the natural monument has spectacular cliffs, which highlights the beauty of the bay that forms the Punta The Cabito to Cabo Samaná.
Here there is a small beach at the bottom where they saturate fishermen operating in the area and some tourists who move to this location.
They are also of great scenic coastal place called Puerto El Fronton and the beach, both located on the coast facing the interior of the bay of Samaná.
The protected places has very interesting area for ecotourism tours, such as the Boca del Diablo cliffs in the area, the viewpoints that are at the top of the cliff, small hidden beaches between rocky coast or the path that runs much of the coastline and leading to beach Fronton.

Exploring caves and mangroves in speedboat

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It is one of the most exclusive tours of the Caribbean. You will embark on a speedboat, where you will be greeted by your guide. After a safety briefing, you’ll be out of the turquoise bay for an ecological experience of a lifetime.

Known for having one of the most important lush rainforests and mangrove reserves in the Caribbean, Los Haitises National Park is an impressive sanctuary.

You’ll return to the small cay known as Bird Island, the guide will point out and explain the importance of migratory birds and the many Indians who inhabited the island. You will notice this reign of birds through an abundant wildlife, and mangrove islands.

The captain of the ship will dock in an area of ​​captivating caves. Here you will be transported back in time to experience the culture of an era rich in tradition and historical significance. In the caves, it will provide fascinating information about people who lived in them and the islands of Los Haitises. Cave paintings depicting gods and the daily lives of the Taino Indians of these ancient peoples.

You can also see the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over the centuries.

Tour Operator: Moto Marina
Phone: 1 (809) 538-2302

 

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Biking, hiking and kayaking

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An unforgettable adventure awaits you in Samaná. Your adventure begins as you board open safari truck for a scenic trip to the coastal area of ​​marble mine. Then, you can ride your bike and ride watching a 300-foot cliff that stretches for miles.
Your guide brings to life the story of the abandoned mine. Later, you’ll be able to do a walk through the unique flora blowhole Boca del Diablo. After that, aboard your open truck directly to La Playita kayak safari, to relax in the sun or take a dip in the Caribbean Sea.
Tour Operator: Runners Adventures
Phone: 1 (829) 599-0622

Surf in Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is a destination that is suitable for surfing and body boarding, or exclusively for bodysurfing, perhaps the purest form of surf. As there is nothing between the surfer and the wave, a union between man and much more intense experience occurs.

Festivities in El Limón

El Limón

Every town and rural community has its religious festival, whether Catholic or Protestant invocation. The Patron held in El Limón in honor of its patron, the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Starting in June, the day before Corpus Christi Thursday and finish on Friday, nine days. At parties involved and all the people are welcome visitors. They celebrated in a joyous and festive atmosphere where there is no violence, but the dancing and the excitement. Drinks and sometimes typical sweets and food in the stalls. The patron of El Limón are very popular all over the area, being very visited by people from all the neighboring villages.

Lobster Lunch in Playa Rincón

Las Galeras

La Bahía de Rincón  is recognized as one of the ten most beautiful in the world. Has a refreshing immersed in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea ; take a rest on the pristine beaches of Rincón. Under a hot sun yo will  lunch a delicious dish with lobster and chicken. We attend a brackish river through crystal clear to the other end of the bay.
We will have refreshments throughout the complete  tour.

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The Mangrove Lower Yuna National Park

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The Mangrove Lower Yuna National Park is located in the province of Samaná and extends along 15 Km. Of coastline in north-south, covering an area of ​​110 square kilometers.

The national park covers an area of ​​wetlands and mangroves is located in the bottom of the bay of Samana.

In the protected area, in addition to mangroves, we find an extensive marsh in the northwestern part of the park.

Within the protected area the Yuna river flow and river Barracote.

Visitors can observe the protected mangrove trees of impressive sizes area and certainly the mass of mangrove it is the largest and best preserved of the country.

Cayo Levantado

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Cayo Levantado is located off Cape Arrows, about a mile from the coast, about 7 km from Santa Barbara de Samaná.
It has an excellent beach, a pier and a great all inclusive hotel where the tourists who stay at the Cayo stay.
It is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and is visited annually by tens of thousands of tourists.

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Cabo Cabron National Park

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Cabo Cabron National Park is located in the province of Samaná.
The protected area is extremely rugged and mountainous stretching out along 20 km towards west, covering an area of ​​35.87 square kilometers.
Its maximum height is 605 meters in the area of ​​Table Mountain.
The coastal area of ​​the park features spectacular cliffs covered by tropical vegetation.
The interior is a succession of mountains for the most part untouched due to its inaccessibility.
In the coastal area highlights the beauty of the bay of Puerto Escondido, a small beach at the bottom where they saturate fishermen operating in the area.

Cueva La Boca del Diablo

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La Cueva la Boca del Diablo  (The Devil’s Mouth Cave)  is a chasm cave located on the edge of the cliff of Cape Samaná.
Is unique in that connects to the sea, many meters below where the chasm opens in the top of the cliff.
When the waves crash against the cliff, at the base of the cave, the water rises to the top pressure by displacing the air and causing a characteristic roar that is overwhelming. The air displaces whatever is put over the hole in the top.

Arroyo Caño Frío

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Arroyo Caño Frío is located in the far north corner of the bay. It is a stream of clear water which flows into the beach.
The channel is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation perfectly preserved. Boating down the drain are really beautiful and the area near the sea there is a nice bathroom area.

Salto del Limón Waterfall in Horses

El Limón

Explore the inside of the Samaná peninsula, where the mountain range reaches an altitude of 2,100 feet. Arriving at the ranch, you will be greeted by guides who will provide a safety briefing and instructions on how to handle your horse.
Each runner will be assisted by a qualified driver horse. Then he goes on horseback, making their way down the steep trails that his horse easily navigate. Discover isolated villages and a variety of local vegetation and wildlife such as coffee, cocoa and a variety of tropical fruits. You’ll wind your way through the field for about 30 minutes before reaching an area where you clear it, and walk the remaining path to the spectacular waterfalls.
When you reach the falls, you will be amazed by the cascade of cold water rising 120 feet and can take a dip in the refreshing natural pool. Subsequently, the walk back to the horses will be where they will have a drink of fresh water before returning to its starting point.
Tour Operator Culturol
Phone: 1 (809) 538-2208

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Salto de La Tosa

El Limón

Salto de La Tosa  is a beautiful waterfall that has formed a limestone wash where water falls as if it were a source. The environment is very well preserved, with a dense gallery forest with old trees. It is an ideal place for swimming and still is not well known by visitors

Salto de la Cola del Indio

El Limón

Salto de la Cola del Indio is a beautiful medium-sized waterfall that has a large pond at the foot of the waterfall. Its  popularity ,  despite the beauty and interest of this site, has not consolidated the place as a staging point for tours and tourists, which makes it perfect if you want a private place.

El Caño de las Canas

El Limón

El Caño de las Canas is a vast wetland located behind the beach of Las Canas, in Limón, which still maintains intact its original vegetation cover it, highlighting its dense mangroves of great scenic beauty. The lagoon area is formed by a network of pipes brackish water flowing for larger pond in the middle of the Las Canas. This wetland is of great importance given its state of conservation and biodiversity it contains. 

La Laguna del Diablo

Las Galeras

La Laguna del Diablo ( The Devil’s Mouth lagoon ) is a chasm cave located on the edge of the cliff of Cape Samaná.
Is unique in that connects to the sea, many meters below where the chasm opens in the top of the cliff.
When the waves crash against the cliff, at the base of the cave, the water rises to the top pressure by displacing the air and causing a characteristic roar that is overwhelming.
The air displaces whatever is put over the hole in the top.

Laguna Salada

Las Galeras

The Laguna Salada lies within a valley that has an area of ​​1.5 kilometers in width by 3 km long. A mountainous hill forms a semicircle to the east and south side of the valley: in the east with a height of about 100 meters, forming a cliff next to the lake, and southern mountains rise to 200 meters.

The water is brackish, a green and abundant algae and aquatic plant.

Laguna Cristal

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Laguna Cristal  (The crystal lagoon) is bordering the Los Haitises National Park, at the end of Glass, Barracote tributary of river stream.
It is a beautiful blue water lagoon in the background has a flooded cave divers visited by specialists in cave diving.

San Juan River

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It is a river that crosses Samaná  from south to north and ends at the beach of the valley, forming a barrel of great beauty surrounded by mangroves in part of its route. It has some pools where locals gather to bathe and access to normal is quite simple, since the road that runs parallel to the river side.

El Limón River

El Limón

It is the main river in the area and one of the most important of  Samaná.
The river runs through the center of the village of El Limón; It maintains its flow throughout the year and at its mouth there is an extensive beach facing a cove opens.
The river has important gallery forests in various parts of the course as well as waterfalls and pools of great aesthetic beauty.

Palmarito River

El Limón

It is a tributary of the Limón river.  It maintains its flow throughout the year and boasts some areas of gallery forest. It also has pools of great beauty. Palmarito breaks are completely untouched because access has a rather complicated by the steep terrain surrounding the watercourse.

The biggest jump is about 10 meters high and about 20 meters wide. it is said of this place that is the great unknown in the area, despite having a spectacular beauty and breathtaking natural pool at the foot of the waterfall.

Playa Frontón

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It is located within the Cabo Samaná Natural Monument and is a place of great natural beauty.
It is accessible by land from following an ecotourism trail prepared by the Ministry of Environment leaving the area of ​​the Devil’s Mouth, past the village of Cueva del Agua.
It can also be reached by boat, leaving one of the coves on the south coast of the peninsula.
The bottom of the beach is flanked by towering cliffs, creating a special feeling to come to this beautiful place.

Rincón Bay

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Located between the Cabo Cabrón and Cape Samaná, undoubtedly the Rincón Bay has one of the most beautiful beaches in the insular Caribbean.
It has a beach more than two kilometers, sand fund over a hundred meters and a generally calm to be very protected from winds waters.
The whole beach is flanked by an impressive mass of coconut trees and still have not developed homes and hotels in its environment.
This is a really beautiful place, protected by their remoteness from population centers, although it has an access road, although long, in a state that leads to the bay quite easily.

El Ermitaño Beach

Santa Bárbara

El Ermitaño  beach is located between Punta Cayita  Honda and Punta de Leche
It has a length of 400 meters and its location surrounded by coral reefs is truly spectacular.

The beach sand is of excellent quality and extremely calm waters, ideal for swimming and go solo.
Beachfront, less than a hundred meters there is a small island and beach area at the back, surrounded by wetlands.
No vehicular access on land which gives a secular isolation that enhances the beauty of the place.

The Caletón Beach

El Limón

The Caletón beach is just over 100 meters in length fitted between the existing rocky coast between Punta Punta Moron and Lanza del Norte.
It is rarely visited, but an incredible natural beauty. Enjoy connection with nature in the crystal clear waters of the beach El Caletón

Las Canas Beach

El Limón

Las Canas Beach is a spectacular stretch of sand of almost two kilometers long that develops between the Punta and Punta Canas Berto.
At the mouth of the Canton River beach, creating a deep tube surrounded by mangroves.
The beach has a very extensive background of sand and surf is open to mostly.
Access by land is very complex and can not be reached by car to the beach right now, so we have to walk but this makes it perfect for a romantic time and alone.

Lanza del Norte Beach

El Limón

Lanza del Norte beach is one of the beautiful coast of El Limón. It has a length of 800 meters and the sandy bottom is very wide. Most it is protected by the Punta Las Canas and the waves are moderate. On the beach leads a small pipe that drains some existing wetlands behind the waterfront..

Morón Beach

El Limón

Morón Beach is located between the rocky coast east of the mouth of the Limón River and tip Moron.
It has a length of 500 meters and the quality of its white sand is excellent. It is well protected from the wind and has little surf, making it a safe and peaceful bathing spot

El Limón Beach

El Limón

El Limón Beach  is an excellent sand strip 2,500 meters long that develops between the Coquitos tip and the mouth of the  Limón River.
It is open to the swell and the wind and the sand is fine and of excellent quality.
Beachfront, about 1,500 meters offshore, is the Cayo Limón, island of spectacular beauty that enhances the view of the sea from the coast.
There is a modern real estate development beachfront.

The Estillero Bay

Las Terrenas

The Estillero Bay a closed reef lagoon whose coastal area is formed by a long beach of 1400 meters long, flowing in two pipes connecting wetlands develop land in the sea is.
The beach is very fine coral sand, but due to sediments that drag pipes and to being a body of water closed by a bar of coral, sand color is gray.

The sea is always calm in the bay and it is therefore ideal for the enjoyment of families with children, given the high level of safety of the beach area having virtually no swell place.
There is a modern real estate development on the beachfront and a set of upscale single-family homes.

El Portillo Beach

Las Terrenas

Portillo Beach is extensive is between Las Terrenas and El Limón.
It is equipped with a domestic airport where scheduled flights land every day. This circumstance makes it a popular place among people with high purchasing power who live in Dominican Republic. It has beautiful corners of calm and transparent waters due to the protection offered reefs that lie offshore. It is an excellent sport boats to anchor and enjoy fine, white sands.

Las Flechas Fort

Las Galeras

About seven kilometers from Samana direction to Las Galeras, are the ruins of a fort built in 1863 with materials from the dismantling of the fort of Santa Barbara de Samaná.
The site overlooks the passage between the Cayo Levantado and the coast; served to defend the maritime area of the southern coast of the peninsula.
According to history, the site was a military hospital, a prison, artillery installations and use different units for displaced garrison there.

El Cañón de Morón

El Limón

The most appropriate shelter for ships to anchor off the mouth of the Limón river is “El Cañón de Morón“,  a cove forming the natural harbor of the place.

In this place a large iron cannon caliber in their day served to protect the port of El Limón is still preserved.

The characteristics of the piece are typical of the early eighteenth century and possibly correspond to an artillery piece brought during Napoleon’s expedition to the island that landed in Samana in January 1802. Originally there were three guns defending the port, as Sir Robert Schomburg in 1853 that saw these artillery pieces in place, although they were already cleared of their carriages.
Is a relic of great cultural value.

Iguanario de Los Tocones

Las Galeras

El iguanario Los Tocones is on the road to Rincón Bay in the small town of Los Tocones.
It is managed by a local NGO called The Ecological Society Laclos and those responsible for maintaining the property.
They are people of the same village, who welcome tourists and show them the facilities.

Within the space where they live and breed the reptiles there are several dozen iguanas endemic species commonly known as iguana rhino (rhinoceros iguana).
Also, associated with the iguana, which can be seen conucos local crops like cocoa and coffee are developed.

Visitors are charged a small contribution to input mode, as a contribution towards the costs involved maintain facilities properly organized and provide power to the many iguanas that grow in different venues that make up the iguana.

La Línea Cave

Santa Bárbara

This cave is the most important of Los Haitises National Park is located in the area of ​​Caño Preso, at the edge of an extensive mangrove. The name La Línea was from the existence of an old railway line in the environment of the cave that was used to remove a spring rice production in the area.

The cave has a development of 600 meters and sunlight is observed throughout the tour. In this cave you can count more than 950 paintings still visible, although the cave must contain many more, many areas are with evidence that paints containing, mostly erased from natural causes.
No petroglyphs located, very rare situation in the caves that have large number of paintings inside.

In the cave there is a large deposit of shells from the prehistoric occupation of the cave.

Kite Surf

Santa Bárbara

The arrangement of the beaches and the weather allow us kitesurfing from December to September with regular and well targeted winds thanks to permanent trade winds, plus the various points are ideal to start or improve upon a cozy sea.

Cave Arena in Los Haitises National Park

Santa Bárbara

Cave Arena in Los Haitises National Park, runs parallel to the cliff at the edge of the sea.
The cave has five openings to the outside, but the main entrance is located next to a beautiful small beach.
The cave is approximately 940 meters and development in some areas or small ponds puddles seawater that seeps through the ground or penetrating through the openings of the cave where the waves break in stormy season are located.
In the cave have been located so far 22 pictographs, petroglyphs and two bas-reliefs six.

At the entrance of the cave two spectacular prehistoric carvings are seen as human heads.
These artworks have been made using as basic characteristic speleothems that give them a character of particular importance and highlight their presence.

San Gabriel Cave

Santa Bárbara

The San Gabriel Cave, in Los Haitises National Park, is the largest in the area.
It is a journey of about 168 meters; It has huge rooms and it has been located numerous archaeological remains, mainly from the shells abandoned by the ancient inhabitants of the area preceramic.

In the cave you can see petroglyphs about 20 and about 19 paintings.
The petroglyphs are located in three different areas: the main entrance of the cave, inside front of the secondary entrance located on the ground and scattered around the room and cast in the small entrance speleothems oceanfront outdoors.


Abrigo de Puerto Bomboche

Santa Bárbara

Puerto Bomboche  is in the coastal area of ​​the same name, in the Los Haitises National Park.
It presents an interesting bas-relief carved in a speleothem located just above the sea in a prominent elevated position when you enter this small bay. The figure shows a human face of aggressive expression observed mariners approaching the site.

 

 

Ojo del Cielo Spring

Santa Bárbara

Ojo del Cielo Spring  is located less than a kilometer from the coast of Los Haitises National Park.
Have been located within three petroglyphs carved on a stalagmite feature is just at the entrance of the cave from which flows the river.
Petroglyphs are two simple faces face and figure of the speleothem fail to acquire volume.
This site is of great interest because the cave is spectacular in their morphology and the river that flows from it has an exquisite beauty.
The petroglyphs are clearly associated with fresh water and look outside the cave, as is common throughout the area.
This is the only river located at the moment in Los Haitises National Park.

La Majagua Beach

Sánchez

It is located in La Majagua, opposite the recently opened Atlantic Boulevard.
The land covers and the bottom of the lands that extend waterfront have been recently declared protected area.
On the beach there are large coconut plantations and is well connected thanks to Atlantic Boulevard and El Catey International Airport.

 

 

Cosón Beach

Las Terrenas

Cosón Beach is one of the most interesting beaches in  Samaná,  it is surrounded by lush nature and has not been altered by uncontrolled developments.
It is in excellent condition and has luxurious residential that make it a particularly suitable place to vacation.
On the beach there are extensive coconut trees planted in it and the Cosón river flows, creating a space of great beauty to the point where its clear waters reach the sea.

Bonita Beach

Las Terrenas

Bonita Beach is located in an area where they have settled many luxury residences and a few excellent hotels rooms.
The beach has beautiful spots, as part a generally calm and peaceful sea.
It is a place visited by people seeking tranquility and be able to enjoy the excellent restaurants that are based in hotels in the area.
Currently they are building large high quality residential around this beautiful beach.

 

Beaches in Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas

The beaches in Las Terrenas are the most popular of the Samaná  and are known in the Caribbean tourism environment as a really special place to enjoy. On the one hand they have many tourist establishments of all categories, from all inclusive to half board. On the other hand they have a wide range of cuisine in small restaurants located in front line beach. On these beaches you can practice all kinds of water sports, from kaysurf in the most exposed to the wind, Punta Popy, to water skiing in the areas most collected points from the sandy coast.

 

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