SALTO EL LIMÓN
Trek up a demanding steep paths, or travel on horseback through tropical vegetation, wildlife, coffee and cocoa plants and a great variety of tropical fruits to reach the Samaná falls.
LOS HAITISES NATIONAL PARK
This mangrove swamp is one of the largest reserves in the Caribbean. Birds fill this area of mangrove swamps and untamed plants. You will also get to enjoy astonishing caves.
Enjoy a day of fun and sun on the beach at Cayo Levantado. You will get to cross the bay in a fast boat and arrive on the beach with a free drink of rum or fruit punch.
HUMPBACK WHALE WATCHING
More than 50,000 people visit Samaná each year to watch the humpback whales during their mating season between 15 January and 30 March.
See the lush tropical forests and the views from sky high. Choose one or do both of the zipline adventures. There is Samaná Ziplines’ El Valle trip that ends in the Lulu Waterfall swimming spot at the 13th station. The Dominican Republic Runners offers the El Limón ride across 20 platforms, departing from Juana
Tour hard-to-access areas on board a 4x4, taste Dominican coffee and a range of tropical fruits. You can explore the small caverns and enjoy the fresh water coming from the subterranean springs. Visit the El Valle waterfall. Vicente.
Visit the city of Samaná, including a stop at the village of Las Terrenas. Your friendly guide will tell you fascinating facts about the area on the way. La Churcha, a church built in about 1860, was brought in parts from England and reassembled piece by piece in Samaná. Later, you will visit the small whale museum, where you can learn about the mysteries of the humpback whale.
VISIT CAÑO HONDO
You can get here by land from Sabana de la Mar through Hato Mayor, or by boat. A beautiful area with spectacular beaches and a small hotel, as well as small creeks. The excursion takes a full day through a forest reserve. The boat trip can include caves with indigenous paintings, odd rock formations, mangroves, and exotic flora and fauna.
Visitors staying in Las Terrenas can experience snorkeling off Las Ballenas, the three cays with tunnels and underwater caves.
For serious aficionados, the highlight of diving in Samaná is “the tower” at Cabo Cabrón off Las Galeras, a giant pinnacle formation encrusted with marine life. A memorable experience, this is a 150-foot (46 meter) cliff that continues downward in the form of steep, cascading coral-covered slopes and mini walls (some with large caves) to depths of 140 feet (43 meters) to just six feet below the surface.
Samaná is a natural treasure. Wild, verdant, with coves, bays, waterfalls, mountains and awe-inspiring views – there is lots to explore. It is known for its wading and body-boarding beaches, nature trekking and whale-watching.