Provincia de Samaná Travel Guide

  • Another whale watching boat
    Another whale watching boat
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  • People watching for whales
    People watching for whales
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  • Good Food Las Terrenas
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Las Terrenas


Cayo Levantado


Santa Bárbara de Samaná


Las Galeras


Rancho Español


Las Terrenas

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Cayo Levantado

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  • lovely jewelry

    Cayo Levantado Shopping

    The many stands on the way to and from the pier (depending on where you're going to) have very nicely crafted jewelry made with Dominican larimar, amber and other stones like jade. You can also find nice paintings, coffee, rum and other Dominican crafts. The question is what *not* to buy. I wanted to take everything home hehe. Haggle as much as...

  • Boats

    Cayo Levantado Transportation

    There are boats that go between the island and the mainland. As far as I know that should be arranged from the mainland as you tell them what time you want them to pick you up but I'm sure there are boat people on the island that can take you to the mainland and back if your cruise ship stopped at Cayo Levantado instead of Samaná. Insider tips: (1)...

  • Pushy beach vendors

    Cayo Levantado Warnings and Dangers

    It's not a danger tip, more like a FYI. You'll find vendors pushing you to buy their products, sometimes even more than once. Just firmly say no and they'll leave you alone.


Santa Bárbara de Samaná

  • Cuisine

    Santa Bárbara de Samaná Local Customs

    The traditional cuisine in Samaná stars coconut, be it coconut oil, coconut milk or coconut bits. The specialty is fish cooked with coconut milk and it's something of a must (unless you're allergic to fish). Sometimes they also cook rice with coconut oil, which is an acquired taste IMO hehe.

  • Whale Watching

    Santa Bárbara de Samaná Things to Do

    On our second trip to Samana, we were there at a time of year for whale watching. Our tour was arranged by the ship Our boat was a big catamaran. We went out to the whale watching area but we had to wait because only 3 boats are allowed at a time. Taking pictures was difficult because the action was so quick and it was not helped at all by the boat...

  • Whale Museum (Musea de la Ballenas...

    Santa Bárbara de Samaná Things to Do

    The first time we were in Samana, the guide took us around the peninsula and we ended up at the Whale Museum and Nature Center ( Centro de la Naturaleza ) Most of the signs are in Spanish, but he gave us the tour in English. Information in English is available at the entrance. The C.E.B.S.E. (Center for Conservation and Ecodevelopment of Samaná Bay...


Las Galeras

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  • Guaguas from A to B

    Las Galeras Transportation

    If you want to go from Las Galeras to i. e. Santa Barbara de Samana, use the local transportation: the Guaguas. That is in most cases a pickup, sometimes a small busstation: in Las Galeras direct on the end of the way to the beachdirection: Santa Barbara de Samanano timeschedule- starting is mostly it the guaguas is fullbest place: inside, direct...

  • Villa Serena

    Las Galeras Hotels

    This is the place to be if you are looking for absolutely quiet and nothing to do. Of course you can...

  • Enjoy the dining experience

    Las Galeras Restaurants

    Le Tainos is a very special place in Las Galeras.Situated in the Main Street under a thatch roof, the restaurant combines the traditional dominican architecture with a modern french design.The fully stocked bar is impressing, offering what is probably the best selection of liquors of the Samana peninsula, and maybe the whole island.The food is...


Rancho Español

  • Local church architecture

    Rancho Español Favorites

    There really isn't much for the tourist in this area other than the roadside art stand. I spent time taking photos of the church and the flowers and markers in the graveyard next to it.

  • Local Living Conditions

    Rancho Español Local Customs

    I took some photos of the local houses and yards. The people were happy and coped with what I would have thought were poor living conditions. The corrugated roof might be rusty but there would be flowers in the garden. They used the stone wall to dry laundry or maybe to display things for sale (it was hard to tell which).

  • Not a Super Highway

    Rancho Español Transportation

    There are very few roads and what roads there are, are quite far from super highways. This little village is on the road to Las Terrenas in Samana.I suppose the good thing about the roads is that it would be hard to get lost - there are just not that many different paved roads to drive on. Since we were there, the news has had reports that road...


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