Samaná is a province of the Dominican Republic featuring impressive contrasts between its green hills and white sandy beaches. It is a large peninsula of over 850 sq. km, larger than most of the islands in the Caribbean Sea, meaning that there is quite an area to visit, including the biggest coconut plantation in the world (if you consider its area in sq. m).
Samaná is renowned for its many natural beaches, each of which has its own peculiarities, and they are often used for advertising. Clean, white sand, crystal clear warm Atlantic water, with palm and coconut trees almost down to the shoreline—the type of beach that postcards are made of. Although any of these beaches are appealing, here goes a list of the best known beaches: Playa Las Galeras, Playa Bacardí, Playa Las Terrenas, Playa Punta Popy, and of course Playa Rincón, listed in the Top 10 of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Samaná is one of the rainiest regions in the country, keeping it green and nurturing its rain forest—something you can even feel. Ranging from the landscape of Los Haitises National Park, with its mogotes, caves and mangroves, and the many forest paths leading to the Salto del Limón waterfall, plus abrupt areas with lush vegetation where the native flora and fauna and the abundant water provide unexpected views for the eye to feast on. In the winter months Samaná Bay becomes the ideal setting to watch for hunchback whales, a remarkable sight. As you can see, Samaná is all about nature!
Snorkeling and scuba diving in crystal clear waters with small coral formations, horseback riding or zip gliding over the rain forest in Samaná are just a few of the activities available in this natural paradise.