Peninsula de Samana & Samana Bay Attractions Samaná Peninsula & Bahía Samaná
The waters of the humid Samaná Bay area are studded with islets and fringed by large coconut-treed beaches.The area is valued for its fauna including humpback whales, seen between November and March, seals, turtles and a variety of birds.A landscape of lush green hills and fields runs along the peninsula.The Bamboulá, a native rhythm blended from the songs of African, English, French and Spanish settlers can be heard in the area.
Los Haïtises National Park
Parque Nacional Los Haïtises is a humid tropical forest of 1,200 sq km/456 sq mi in area and offers jungle-covered islands and thick mangrove forests.Strange rock formations (mogotes) emerging from the sea and bird-filled caves like the Cueva del Angel are included within the park.During January and February 80% of the world's humpback whales mate and bear young in the waters off the Los Haïtises.
Bahiá de la Jina
The Bahiá de la Jina one of the most attractive bays on the Dominican Republic's north coast.
Cano Honde Caves
The Cuevas de Cano Honde are interesting karstic caves which are unfortunately difficult to access.
Playa Playuela is one of the Dominican Republic's most beautiful bathing beaches.
Playa Las Terrenas
Samana, Dominican Republic
Eighty percent of the Humpback Whale population mates off the shore of Samaná, a fishing town of approximately 7,000 with colorful houses, coconut trees and green hills.
Sanchez, Dominican Republic
The port of Sánchez, is an important fishing center. Annually, Sánchez produces 350 tons of shrimp as well as 6 tons of fish and 2 tons of crabs.Attractive beaches are located nearby.
Bahía del Rincón
Sabana de la Mar
Sabana de la Mar is a port with a population of 10,000 where there are ferries to various points along the Bahiá Samaná. Near the town are some attractive beaches.
The Yuna Delta is a swampy area good for bird watchers at the mouth of the Río Yuna.