Parque Nacional Los Haitises, Samana Province

Categories: National Parks, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • A major excursion, very nice boat ride... Stop, visits to caves and mangroves. WoW! * Remember * sneakers and hunting - mosquito! Beautiful day :)
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  • The excursion in the National Park was stunningly beautiful. After about 40-50 min boat ride from Samaná, you succeed in the National Park. Many birds are here to watch both other species in the mangrove forests. A must for all the nearby :) holidays
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  • Impressive boat excursion! View large landscapes, brutal caves with cave paintings that you can explore them and see in some enters the sea water! fully recommended and safe for all ages and if you're lucky you can even see dolphins!
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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.
  • 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.
  • We booked our tour from restaurant Santi in El Limon. They did good job taking us around. The park is pretty cool, I liked the mangroves, the caves were a bit of a disappointment to me, but I have been in some pretty amazing caves. Unfortunately it was not the season for whales so we didn't see those and we also missed out on the dolphins. Perhaps a tour that takes you deeper to the park would be better we just explored the coast with boat from Samana. We paid 70 USD per person for our tour but needed to get ourselves to Samana.
  • Terrific place anybody would enjoy it, the are a bunch of ancient caves, and lakes, it's really joyful just to be there with the nature and see all kind of local species