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Samana is a peninsula on the north, east coast of the Dominican Republic. It is three hour drive from Puerto Plata and six hours from Santo Domingo. It is a destination for nature lovers and adventurers. Green, mountains, long beaches, solitude, lively little towns in between, turquoise waters. Also, a romantic destination, and several of its small hotels are perfect for honeymooners. A great choice for experienced scuba divers, whale-watchers, caving, Rock climbing, Horseback riding, , snorkeling, and sailing! Samana has a distinct European flavor area. You can get around on foot, by moto-concho (motorcycle taxi) or taxi, but the best way to see Samana is to rent a small 4x4 jeep.
Cayo Levantado (BAHIA PRINCIPE) is an island of about 1 square kilometer, made of a protruding coral reef, which protects Samana Bay from the Atlantic waves. With its lovely white sand beaches flanked by tall coconut trees, this island is a popular day outing with boatloads of tourists arriving daily.
Las Terrenas town. Worth a stroll. Lots of shops feature all sort of beachwear and gear. Great supermarket in town, restaurants, delicious pate and pastry shops, reflecting the European influence.