Welcome to Samana
Samana has many definitions : First of all, it’s a small town of 15,000 cheerful Dominicans living by the sea known by it’s geographic name of “Santa Barbara de Samana”, and also called sometimes “Samana Town”, people living here simply call it home: SAMANA
It’s also the name of the Peninsula and the majestic Bay. Furthermore, it is also the name of the Province that encompass all of this incredible natural beauty.
The town of Samana is a scenic, beautiful and peaceful port, with friendly and easy-going Dominicans, living their life with tourism, agriculture and fishing activities, all set to the beat and rhythms of Merengue, Bachata and Salsa music.
Samana is graced by a renovated Malecon
(Seaside walking promenade) of about 2 kilometers long for strolling by daytime and nighttime by the gorgeous Bay and the Marina filled with sailboats and fishing boats. This is where you will find all the restaurants, bars, banks, shopping and terraces with wifi in town.
In November 2009, the Bay of Samana was recognized as “One of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World”
Samana is also a great place to retire in DR. Perfect weather of 68 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit all year long (20 to 30 degrees Celsius), very low crime rate, 24 hours a day electricity and a low cost of living.
The town of Samana is celebrating on August 23 its birth anniversary, a lot have changed since the town was founded back in 1756 by the Spanish governor Francisco Rubio Peñaranda.
Every year from January to March, one of the most fascinating creatures on earth comes to visit the immense bay of Samana. The large peaceful Humpback Whales come by thousands, offering a natural spectacle of true wonders.
The town of Samana is at the heart of all this… come and discover it by yourself. Samana is an Ecotourism destination surrounded by breathtaking nature, with its own paradise island called Cayo Levantado just a few minutes away by boat, lush tropical mountain hills, virgin forest of El Valle, many beautiful waterfalls, caves with petroglyphs and pictograms, famous Playa Rincon beach and countless other secluded beaches with crystal clear waters.
Overview Combine several activities—ziplining, swimming, and a cultural food tasting—in one Samana tour. Arranging all of these activities on your own may be time-consuming, but this guided tour follows an adventurous itinerary and takes care …
Overview Do you love cheese? Take a farm cheese-making class. Come and learn how to make cheese in a warm and friendly setting on a farm near the Manolo billiard table. Your cheese expert will …
Overview Spend a full day whale watching in an open catamaran on Samana Bay. See the whales as they jump, spout, and slap their fins; listen to guided commentary on their biology and behavior from …
Overview You will visit the Sanctuary of the Humpback Whales in Samana for free. This part is only available during the period from January 15 to March 30 of every year. Beautiful ride in a …