Offering more than 3,000 hotel rooms, Samaná‘s stunning coastal landscape and Atlantic beaches, coupled with eco-friendly attractions teeming with wildlife, make it a favorite for small groups seeking an intimate nature destination.
- Maximum Capacity: 100 delegates
The Samaná Peninsula is one big showcase of tropical splendor, from its crystalline waterfalls to secluded white sand beaches covered with coconut palms, verdant valleys soaring into mountains, giant bluffs and caves at Los Haitises National Park, and a rich wildlife that ranges from humpback whales to manatees, dolphins, and birds. Adventure, nature, and camaraderie converge in Samaná. The peninsula’s cultural heritage is just as intriguing, with a population made up of French immigrants, descendants of African Americans who moved from the United States in the 19th century, and a more recent wave of European expats, giving the peninsula its vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and gastronomy.
Meeting planners can easily organize incentive group activities around Samana’s renowned annual whale-watching season from mid-January through March. Bonding also comes easy with the multitude of outdoor activities: facing fears on a 122 meter (400 feet) high zipline, horseback riding through the jungle to reach the spectacular Salto El Limón waterfall, sailing to Cayo Levantado island, or kayaking amid the dense mangroves of Los Haitises National Park.
Samaná’s small boutique hotels and all-inclusive luxury resorts offer a variety of accommodations to fit any budget. Many of the smaller beachfront properties sit near bigger resorts, making it possible to split groups across several hotels. More than 3,000 rooms allow for a maximum capacity of 100 delegates–ideal for small events. El Catey International Airport (AZS) is located 30-minutes’ drive from the city of Santa Barbara de Samaná, from Las Terrenas, and just an hour’s drive to Las Galeras.