There are endless options for a tropical vacation, from staying in towns like Jacó in beautiful Costa Rica or trying a south-Pacific spin on the idyllic island of Maui in Hawaii. But there's nothing quite like a stay on one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean - the Dominican Republic.
Samana's stunning, sugar-white beaches, wide array of outdoor activities, and bustling atmosphere are all at your fingertips when you stay in one of our vacation rentals, making your next trip to the Dominican Republic a truly memorable experience.
After a good night's sleep in your vacation rental, you'll be ready to head out and explore one of the Dominican Republic's most interesting towns! With a population of over 100,000, there are plenty of amazing shops, restaurants, and bars to explore. Be sure to try some fresh seafood at Pueblo de los Pescadores! Once you've taken care of your appetite, you have a lot of historic sights to visit. The Palace of Justice is tucked away in the town's southwest quarter, while several awe-inspiring churches are scattered throughout the city.
No trip to the Caribbean would be complete without spending a few days relaxing at the beach - luckily, Samana has several for you to choose from! Depending on where your vacation home is situated, you can spend your days relaxing at the peaceful El Portillo Beach, the secluded Bonita Beach, or by the swaying palms near Rincon Beach. Sugar-white sands await at La Playita Beach to the north, while Moron Beach has a unique atmosphere thanks to the dense foliage near its gentle waters.
After enjoying a quick bite to eat at a nearby restaurant, you can get back to the coast to see a whole new side of the sea. Samana is the center of whale-watching in the Caribbean, with Humpback season lasting from January to March. Book a tour at an agency like Excursions Stephanie and keep an eye out for the majestic creatures out at sea!
Samana's incredible natural beauty is just begging to be discovered - and thanks to the wide variety of services in town, you have endless options for activities that just can't be enjoyed anywhere else. Book a charter boat to try fishing and snorkeling in the shimmering blue waters of the ocean, or don some scuba gear and join the world of stunning marine life like you belong there. You may prefer to explore from above by kite-surfing or paragliding.
Inland from your vacation rental, there are plenty more activities to keep you busy. Experience the variety of plant and wildlife on the island with a guided tour, or experience the thrilling rush of zip-lining through the rainforest. There's no need to rush, though - hiking and horseback tours of Cascade el Limon offer a slow, relaxing experience alongside the lush greenery of the rainforest and the awe-inspiring waterfalls all around you.
Come see what life in Samana is all about and stay in one your very own vacation rental. You won't be forgetting your trip to the Dominican Republic anytime soon!
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