The Samana penensula on the north east side of the Dominican Republic is home to beutiful towns such as Las Galeras and Las Terrenas. With stunning unspoiled white-sandy beaches, coconut-covered mountains, clear mountain streams winding through lush, tropical rain forests, vibrant coral reefs, internationally known whale-watching, Samana offers an alternative more tranquil destination.
Samaná is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the Dominican Republic, yet remains one of the least known by Dominican natives in general and foreign visitors in particular. Its tourist industry has not yet exploited the full potential of its location: the tropical forests, coconut groves, hundreds of cozy alcove beaches with turquoise crystal clear waters, waterfalls, protected national parks, a protected bay, a peninsula
With it's laid back atmosphere and miles of sandy white beaches, Las Terrenas offers an alternative location to those looking for their dream retirement home and with the opening of the new airport at El Catey close by, this is sure to become a very popular area.
Other attractions in the Samana, Las Galeras and Las Terrenas area, includes the fabulous beach at Playa Rincon, El Limon waterfalls, Caya Levantado (where the famous Bounty chocolate commercial was shot) and of course the annual whale watching season which runs normally starts around December 15th through to March 15th.