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Samana Bay, Samana Province
(3.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Samana Bay represents a prime breeding spot for humpback whales, and many visitors come with the hope of seeing the giant marine creatures. Observe the whales from the shore or take a boat onto the bay to observe from a safe but closer distance. The town along the shore offers shopping for local products, and the area also serves as a nesting site for pelicans and frigate birds, which are sometimes spotted amongst the mangrove trees that line nearby rivers. In town you'll find several markets, but be prepared to be approached by locals looking for a sale. For Samana Bay and beyond, use our Santa Barbara de Samana vacation generator to get the most from your Santa Barbara de Samana vacation.
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  • Main tourist town in the peninsula of Samana. Has a shopping complex with cheerful colorful houses. The edge of the Bay is very attractive for outdoor trips.
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  • Great Hotel - very clean and comfortable- The food was great, great pool - great beach - entertainment was super - Great staff and animators - very well laid out - room was super - very well treated b...  more »
  • Wonders for the eyes! Samana Bay beautiful! The Republicans talk about this place with a lot of experience... historic place! We're eating EYES!
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