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5 Best Things to Do in Samana

Samana is one of the most beautiful areas of the Dominican Republic. Whether you want to take a trip to the country to enjoy its beaches and relax, or if you want to include Samaná in your itinerary, in this area you will not lack things to see and do.

In Samaná you will find a great diversity and cultural richness, as well as beautiful natural landscapes, beaches, savannahs, waterfalls and jungles, and a wide variety of activities to do that leave no one time to get bored.

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Many of the houses are in the Anglo-Antillean style and were built at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. Within the religious architecture, the Church Chapel of Lourdes, the Wesleyan Church, stands out. It is also worth visiting the Whale museum. Much of the gastronomy is based on the preparation of fish.

Regarding its festivities, the most popular religious celebrations are La Cosecha, and the Patron Saint festivities of the Virgen del Rosario. The carnivals occupy an important part of the culture, the same as the dances and music, highlighting jazz, gospels, spirituals, bambula, the foil goat, salve songs.

Samaná, República Dominicana


1. Samana Beaches

Without a doubt, the beaches of Samaná are beautiful, and the area of ​​Las Terrenas is the most spectacular. Being able to find almost virgin beaches, with white sand, surrounded by lush vegetation and palm trees and in contrast with the turquoise blue of the sea.

I will tell you more about the most beautiful beaches in the area at:

2. The Limon Waterfall, an essential thing to see in SamanA

One of the most popular places in Samana is the lemon waterfall. Daily tours leave from all over the country to Samaná to see this place. Apart from the lemon waterfall, these tours include a stop in the town and free time in Cayo Levantado.

I did this excursion on my first trip to the country, and the trip from Punta Cana was very heavy for me, you lose a lot of time on the round trip. So if you stay in Samaná I highly recommend it, but if you stay in more distant areas like La Romana or Punta Cana, I recommend that you continue reading all the information I have about the Dominican Republic because there are spectacular places closer.

Tips for visiting the Limón waterfall in Samana

To go down to the lemon waterfall you have to go down more than 200 uneven steps. And then upload them again. And to this add a long ride on horseback or walking + the heat + the humidity.

If your physical state is not ideal, it is better to choose another activity.

Excursions to the Limon Waterfall in Samana

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2. Visit the Haitises National Park

From Samaná you can also get to know the Haitises park, I will detail much more about this natural park, the mangroves, the caves and how to visit them saving money, for free and on a tour in the post:

3. Cayo Levantado

I recommend that you visit Cayo Levantado, you can visit it on a tour that includes a stop or you can access this island with water transport. There are boats that come and go all day from the town of Samaná.

As I told you at the beginning of the post, in Samaná there are many options for activities, very fun and you will surely find one that suits your preferences, from speedboats, horseback riding or quad biking, to trekking... you can see all the activities from the following link:

Samaná, República Dominicana

4. Whale watching in Samaná

In order to enjoy watching the humpback whale in the Dominican Republic, you must go to Samaná. The best time is from January to March, when more than 3,000 humpback whales usually travel in the bay and have a size that exceeds 15 meters in length.

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5. Visit Caño Hondo from Samaná

About 18km from Samaná you will find Caño Hondo. A kind of natural "spa", surrounded by vegetation. It is a little-known place among international tourism and it is perfect if you want to live the experience calmly without the agglomeration of the "typical tours" around the country.


In Samaná you have a wide variety of hotel complexes, large chains where they offer all-inclusive packages. Although they are not the only option. There are also apartments, villas, simpler hotels and backpacker options.

Some great accommodation options in Samana:

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I hope you enjoy your trip to the Dominican Republic very much and that this article has been useful to you. You can continue reading many more related articles on the blog.

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