Samana Peninsula

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Samana Peninsula, photo by Anton Bielousov
Samana Peninsula (photo by Anton Bielousov)
 

Samaná is a peninsula and bay, located in northeastern Dominican Republic.

It is known for its scenic mountain terrain, tropical rainforests, and isolated beaches in cozy alcoves.

Other features include protected islands that serve as nesting sites for pelicans and frigate birds and mangrove-lined river tributaries.

Adjoining Samana bay is Los Haitises National Park that protect virgin rainforest and is becoming increasingly popular for ecotourism, with local guides hired in Sabana de La Mar. The park includes many caves, some with pre-Columbian pictographs and petroglyphs.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Hotel Cocuyo

Offering an outdoor pool, year-round outdoor pool and barbecue, Hotel Cocuyo is located in Monte Rojo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$70

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The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club

Located in Puerto Bahia, this luxury hotel is a 10-minute drive from Arroyo Barril Airport. It features a private marina, outdoor pools and spacious suites with a private balcony. Average score from 128 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$109 - $656

 
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Figaro Boutique Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a terrace, Figaro Boutique Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Santa Bárbara de Samaná. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms come with a flat-screen... Average score from 67 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$75

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Xeliter Vista Mare, Samana

Overlooking the ocean and its private sandy beach, this property features an on-site restaurant and bar. It is 2 km from Las Flechas Beach and 9.5 km from downtown Samaná. Average score from 82 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$189 - $561

 
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Dominican Tree House Village

This eco-friendly property is located in the jungle outside of Samana and is just 100 metres from the Lulu waterfall. Dominican Tree House Village boasts an on-site restaurant and activities desk. Average score from 22 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$260

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Adults Only

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Adults Only

Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Adults Only offers accommodation in Santa Bárbara de Samaná. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 34 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$332

 
$3329.5
Luxury Bahia Principe Samana - Adults Only

Luxury Bahia Principe Samana - Adults Only

Offering an outdoor pool and a private beach area, Luxury Bahia Principe Samana - Adults Only is located in Santa Bárbara de Samaná, 7 km from Samana Port. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$266

 
$2669.4
Xeliter Vista Mare, Samana

Xeliter Vista Mare, Samana

Overlooking the ocean and its private sandy beach, this property features an on-site restaurant and bar. It is 2 km from Las Flechas Beach and 9.5 km from downtown Samaná. Average score from 82 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$189 - $561

 
$1898.1
Dominican Tree House Village

Dominican Tree House Village

This eco-friendly property is located in the jungle outside of Samana and is just 100 metres from the Lulu waterfall. Dominican Tree House Village boasts an on-site restaurant and activities desk. Average score from 22 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$260

 
$2608.0
Samana Adventures II

Samana Adventures II

Featuring a garden, Samana Adventures II is a holiday home situated in Juana Vicenta. The air-conditioned unit is 25 km from Las Terrenas. Free private parking is available on site. There is a seating area and a kitchen equipped with a microwave. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$300

$300-
Three Bedroom Apartment in Puerto Bahia Samana

Three Bedroom Apartment in Puerto Bahia Samana

Situated in Los Grini, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony with sea views. The unit is 23 km from Las Terrenas. The kitchen features a dishwasher and an oven. Towels and bed linen are offered in this self-catering accommodation. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$380

$380-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Beaches
The Peninsula contains many beaches, especially in the city of Santa Bárbara de Samaná. There are secluded beaches to explore throughout the larger area.
Tropical Forests
Los Haitises National Park has two life zones: humid subtropical forest and very humid subtropical forest. Los Haitises also contains an abundance of Caribbean mangrove.
Other Interests:
Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Ocean Wildlife
Lowland Mountains
Hiking and Trekking
Caves
Wildlife and Plants

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