Samana Bay, Samana Province

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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. Start your trip to La Barbacoa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Was staying in the area and took a cab with others to the samana bay. We walked the "bridge to no where" and then snorkeled underneath. although the water near the shore was pretty dirty as you get ou...  more »
  • Had a rest with the husband in January 2018 and 1.5 year old child in Bavaro, could not visit the famous Los Haitises National Park Reserve, which is located on the peninsula. The excursion began with greet by car from hotel around 2:00, then boating on reserve with a visit to the caves (CA. 2:00), and then lunch at a very unusual hotel next to the cascading waterfalls. Many impressions, all more than positive!
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  • we were a group of 15 people and we stay in samana for three days, samana's bay is full of color and very nice for pic but you have to deal with some vendors that constant are trying to sale some tour...  more »
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  • Simply a dream...! Loved it!
  • Amazing beach!
  • Great yo visit
  • Breathe taking view
  • Usual thing but the little bridge to reach the boats scared me it seemed it was going to fall at any moment
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