The Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula is a Caribbean lover’s dream destination. Samana is considered by locals and visitors alike to be the most beautiful area of the entire country, and it is the ideal destination for those looking for a slow-paced, low-key authentic Caribbean experience.
Located in the northeastern region of the Dominican Republic, between Samana Bay and Scottish Bay, Samana is a picture perfect Caribbean destination with white sand beaches, the highest concentration of coconut trees in the world, and rolling tropical hills whose rivers and streams disembark in the gorgeous azure waters of the Caribbean Sea.
There are many great activities to experience while in Samana, especially for those who are fond of exciting nature excursions. The highlights of the region include a visit to the Lemon Waterfall, the beach at Playa Rincon, an exploration of the over 600 square mile Los Haitises National Park or even whale watching in the months from January through March. The influx of mostly European expats to the region gives Samana a truly cosmopolitan flair, which also translates into great international cuisine alongside Samana’s incredible regional fare in a wonderful tropical environment graced by the catchy beats and rhythms of bachata, salsa and merengue music.