Samana: Province famous for pristine and secluded beaches

The Spanish “El Mundo” online travel magazine ( says in a special feature article that the beaches in the Samaná Peninsula, on the Dominican Republic’s northeast corner, are among the finest in the country.

The publication defines Samaná as “a strip of green terrain – intricately green – that sneaks into the Atlantic Ocean as an accidental prank.”

In a story titled “Samaná, Dominican Essence,” the publication points out that the exuberant tropical vegetation, as well as the region’s picturesque villages, are united by “a host of pristine and isolated beaches.”

It also indicates that Samaná has become an oasis that has succeeded in protecting its natural environment.

“As a result, the province has remained free, and kept its customs and particular way of life, in spite of it being coveted throughout its history.

Not only did the Europeans flirt with the idea of building a naval base there, but a Dominican President, says the local grapevine, even offered the region to the United States for a ridiculous price…”, explains the article.

“El Mundo’s” online magazine describes the incredible beauty of local beaches such as Cosón, Frontón, Rincón, “or the idyllic ‘Cayo Levantado’”, considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic.

One of the region’s main attractions, says the publication, is the whale watching season in late winter and early spring.

“Every year from January to March, some one thousand whales travel to the region to frolic in the bay where they mate or give birth to their young.  Specialized tourist boats take visitors out to the nearby waters, where they will easily spot and admire the sea mammals.”

Another important recommendation is a visit, either on foot or on horseback, to the “Limón Waterfall.”  The article explains that the hike through the rain forest will be richly compensated by a cool dip in the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon created by the 50-meter waterfall.”

However, the publication explains that “the province’s great natural treasure is the ‘Los Haitises’ National Park.  The park’s landscape is dotted with wooded hills, swamps, caves with pre-Columbian petroglyphs, as well as abundant wildlife.

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