Samana

Travel Guide
Samana featuring tropical scenes and a sandy beach

Delight in the simple charm of this port town that attracts tourists with a picturesque coastline and forests to be explored on horseback or by zip line.

Get in touch with the Dominican Republic’s natural offerings in the small seaside town of Samana. Stroll pristine beaches, explore forests or go boating out into the bay.

Begin each day along the Samana El Malecon, the town’s oceanfront promenade. Here you’ll find many of the town’s best restaurants and cafés for a satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner by the bay.

Just a few minutes walk from downtown Samana, the Cayacoa Beach attracts hundreds of visitors on hot days. To experience one of the region’s prettiest beaches, buy a ticket for the boat from the Samana port to Cayo Levantatdo. This peaceful beach sits on an island in the bay and offers incredible views of the Dominican coastline.

Take a walk along Samana’s iconic Los Puentes, otherwise known as the “bridges to nowhere.” This 0.8-mile (1.3-kilometer) stretch of walkway was once intended to lead to a casino, but now serves as a great place to sit on a bench and watch the sun set over the island of Cayo Vigia.

Some of the region’s best features are outside the town limits. Take scenic daytrips to the mangrove swamps of Los Haitises National Park and spot dolphins in the San Lorenzo Bay. Hire a guide and ride on horseback to the superb El Limon Waterfalls. Samana’s popular zip-line tours take you on exhilarating rides over the lush forestland, with some lines descending 40 stories.

When the sun goes down, return to El Malecon, where bars, discos and outdoor terraces provide drinks and entertainment.

Samana is a town that provides all the necessities for a modern traveler. Enjoy the convenience of a supermarket, four banks and good telephone and internet coverage. An international airport also serves the town and is about 15 minutes away. Rent a car to get around outside Samana.

Xeliter Vista Mare - Free WiFi, Samaná
Xeliter Vista Mare - Free WiFi, Samaná
3.5 out of 5
Los Cacaos, Samana, Samana
The price is £153 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this Samana aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Las Flechas, Cayo Levantado and Marine Life Experience Cayo Levantado. Cayo Levantado ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (171 reviews)
Don't go to the restaurant
"We stayed in a very nice two-bedroom apartment with a big balcony with front ocean view and working A/C's! The staff at the reception were always very helpful and friendly. The only thing that wasn't very satisfying was the restaurant. They didn't have a drinks menu and the food was mediocre. Service ..."

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2021

Xeliter Vista Mare - Free WiFi, Samaná
Bahia Principe Luxury Samana - Adults Only
Bahia Principe Luxury Samana - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
carretera Samana, Las Galeras, s/n, Los Cacaos, Samana
The price is £300 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
This Samana hotel is on the beach, 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Playa Las Flechas, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cayo Levantado and Samana Bay. Cayo Levantado Beach and ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (154 reviews)
"Loved EVERYTHING about this resort - staff, amenities, activities, food, beach, pool, entertainment, etc. So friendly, and intimate setting. Made friends right away. Nice personal touches. Free wi-fi was great!"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Bahia Principe Luxury Samana - Adults Only
Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado - All Inclusive
Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Isla De Cayo Levantado, Samana, Samana
Nestled on the beach, this Samana resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Marine Life Experience Cayo Levantado and Cayo Levantado. Cayo Levantado Beach is 0.2 mi (0.3 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (266 reviews)
"It was overall good. We had some weather issues, but that was not the resorts fault. The concerns we had where with the restaurants not being open regularly, out of the 5 they offer, only 2 where open. The buffet gets to be too boring night after night. Room was dated, and worn ... again not a huge ..."

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Blue Bay Vacation Rentals at Vista Mare
Blue Bay Vacation Rentals at Vista Mare
3.5 out of 5
Los Cacaos, Samana, Samana
The price is £149 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
This Samana aparthotel is on the beach, 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Playa Las Flechas, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cayo Levantado and Samana Bay. Cayo Levantado Beach ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Beauty as soon as you walk in
"Amazing property with stunning views as soon as u walk in. Too Many great things to list but i will definitely come back"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2020

Blue Bay Vacation Rentals at Vista Mare
Xeliter Vista Mare - Free WiFi, Samaná
Xeliter Vista Mare - Free WiFi, Samaná
3.5 out of 5
Los Cacaos, Samana, Samana
The price is £153 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this Samana aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Las Flechas, Cayo Levantado and Marine Life Experience Cayo Levantado. Cayo Levantado ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (171 reviews)
Don't go to the restaurant
"We stayed in a very nice two-bedroom apartment with a big balcony with front ocean view and working A/C's! The staff at the reception were always very helpful and friendly. The only thing that wasn't very satisfying was the restaurant. They didn't have a drinks menu and the food was mediocre. Service ..."

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2021

Xeliter Vista Mare - Free WiFi, Samaná
Luxury Ocean View Villa Puerto Bahia-samana
Luxury Ocean View Villa Puerto Bahia-samana
Calle Principal, Samana, Samana
Situated in Samana, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Whale Museum of Samana and Samana Bay. Playa Cayacoa and Playa Nandy are also within 3 miles (5 ...
Luxury Ocean View Villa Puerto Bahia-samana
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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