Parque Nacional Los Haitises, Samana Province

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National Park
Explore the remote coastal environment of Parque Nacional Los Haitises, a protected area offering diverse and abundant scenery. Take a boat tour along the coast to see the large mangrove forests and unusual limestone cones that adorn the shoreline, stopping off to see scenic caverns decorated in pictograms and petroglyphs made by as yet unidentified native populations. The diversity of ecosystems here supports a wide variety of wildlife and plant life, although much of the interior remains impenetrable. You'll mainly see coastal animals, such as frigatebirds, herons, and terns. The park keeps a cap on visitor numbers, so book your excursions well in advance to avoid disappointment. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Las Terrenas holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Parque Nacional Los Haitises and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We made the trip during our stay at the Viva Wyndham Samana through Transat, (thank you Maude) was Los haitise-Cayo Leventado with Soltour. Thanks to Luis and his team who were able to brighten up this day, beautiful landscape, well commented and all in excellent french. A must see!
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  • We visited Parque Los Haitises as part of a one day trip from Samana where we were staying at the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa. We'd booked through our Air Canada rep and was glad to be on one of the ...  more »
  • We have the tour booked in the hotel via Thomas Cook and everything was good. No waiting, good lunch and transport. 116 euro per person, the loyaals on the beach offer this for 75 euro pp. However we have not dared. Nature is beautiful, the mangrove is an experience, but take especially DEET with it to protect you for the mosquitoes. You see during the trip different bird types of oa. Pelicans and roofvol gels. The tour of the caves are well worth it, we recommend you to do or to bring good Footwear. Our tour ended with the visit to the barcardi islet, a beautiful beach where lunch was served.
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  • The park was established in 1976 and is currently 1,242 square miles. Its name comes from the language of the aboriginal people, the Taino, and means “hilly land.” Most of the limestone keys, or small islands, are haystack formations ranging from 66 to 131 feet tall. Many are topped with trees and looking closer, Magnificent Frigatebirds and Brown Pelicans were roosting on the branches. The limestone cliffs of the larger keys and how their starkness contrasted with the lush flora. More than a hundred species of birds have been identified in the park and according to my guide, more than a thousand plant species.
  • From sea it looks bit like Halong bay (Vietnam). Beautiful rock formations on the coast, nice cave systems to visit. Good for kayak trip too.
  • The place is great, the tour makes you see all the wonderful nature surrounding you and understand dominican history through the caves' paintings.
  • The place is great and magical. It is worth to go there. Cave are awesome but paintings looks like they would be painted by a child a week ago. The birdlife is very active and one can see many species of birds from really close distance. I think the best option to visit Los Haitises is to by yourself to Sabana del Mar and organise the trip there - it will be cheaper. The trip itself is disappointing short. I wish to go deeper into the jungle not to see only the cost.
  • Great day excursion. Lovely endemic flora and fauna. A few grottos to visit as well. Like being in paradise. Recommended to any nature lover.