The Samana Peninsula or simply known as Samana, is an exquisite destination in Dominican Republic made for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. It is abundant in lush green mountains that are covered in coconut trees. Moreover, Samana also has a long stretch of pristine beaches of fine white sands combined with the turquoise blue water. Under the waters of Samana beaches is where the brightly-colored marine life, spiny lobsters and stunning coral reefs lie. The beach of Samana is the major attraction of the region and had been a great tourist destination for over forty years. It was the most beautiful land on the face of the Earth then (according to Christopher Columbus) and it is still loveliest part of Hispaniola Island until now. Because of the natural magnificence of Samana, it is currently recognized as the jewel in the crown of Dominican Republic.
There’s no doubt that Samana has a booming tourism industry all year-round. It can be visited any time of the year since Dominican Republic usually has a tropical weather. You can hardly tell that the island is currently having its wet season. The rain generally passes quickly, overlapped by the Caribbean summer months. However, during the month of May till the month of November, the whole Dominican Republic is prone to tropical storms and hurricanes. The average temperature in Samana is around 80 degrees but it can reach up to 90 degrees during the hottest hour of the day.
SamanaSamana has an outstanding national park called Cabo Cabron National Park. It is located in the northeastern part of the region. Cabo Cabron is somehow difficult to access either by land or by water. Therefore, it is one of the most remote and unspoiled parts of Dominican Republic. This is a great place to hike the trails and do some horseback riding activities. The top of the national park is 360 feet above the wild ocean giving you a breathtaking view of the water, the island and the lush forests. The government of Dominican Republic does not allow any establishment to be built in Cabo Cabron National Park except for privately owned properties. Another national park visited by many in Samana is the Los Haitises National Park. It is situated in the western part of the Samana Bay. The main attractions of the park are the rock carvings, giant mangrove trees and of course, the ancient caves with the drawings of the Taino Indians in it.
Many water activities can be done here in Samana. Locals and tourists are very fond of exploring the treasures of Samana under its deep and shallow water dives. Not only that they would get close to the coral reefs but they may visit the sunken ships at the Las Galeras Bay as well. There are also caves hidden under the waters of Samana waiting to be explored. Many divers are fascinated in the huge cliff face in Cabo Samana. This is one of the diving areas that is very challenging even for professional divers.