Samana Vacations: Wildlife & Beaches
Samaná is a peninsula on the northeastern shore of the Dominican Republic, known for its stunning wildlife-watching opportunities. Atlantic humpback whales migrate to Samaná’s protected bays every winter. Explore the caverns and forests of Los Haitises National Park, or take a cruise to Cayo Levantado Island where you can bask on the island’s soft white sand. Your Liberty Travel vacation consultant can match you with a Samaná all-inclusive vacation package that will get you up-close to the whales, beaches, and wilderness of Samaná.
Samaná at a Glance
Currency: Dominican Peso ($), though U.S. currency is widely accepted
Tipping Customs: Tip anywhere between 10-15%
Popular Drink: Mama Juana made with Brugal Rum
Must Eat: La Bandera
Power Up: A or B (two or three-prong) 110 V
Language: Spanish, though English is widely spoken at resorts
Weather: Year-round warm, tropical weather. June 1 – November 30 is hurricane season.
Best Time to Visit: Peak season runs from December – May, which brings northern crowds escaping the winter. Pack an umbrella for October.
Samana Vacation Deals
Top Things to Do in Samaná
Visit the Sanctuary of the Humpback Whales
Every winter, thousands of humpback whales migrate to the protected waters off Samaná to mate; whale-watching cruises depart from Samaná, giving visitors the unique opportunity to watch the whales feeding, breaching, and tending to their young.
Go Caving in Los Haitises National Park
The caverns of Los Haitises National Park are adorned with Native American petroglyphs. Discover Dominican Republic history on a unique spelunking adventure.
Bask on Cayo Levantado
Soak on one of the Dominican Republic’s best beaches at Cayo Levantado, a remote island accessible only by boat.
Horseback Ride to El Limón Waterfall
Skip the hike and ride a horse to the secluded swimming hole and waterfall of El Limón.
Find Your Hidden Beach
Samaná’s beaches are known for their seclusion, serenity, soft white sand, and clear turquoise water.
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