See large domesticated fish in their natural habitat as they swarm around the coral gardens in this aquarium off the Grand Paradise Resort in Las Galeras.
The scenic, two-kilometer (1.2 mile) long waterfront boulevard lining Samaná Bay wins over every photographer’s eye. Also known as the Malecón or Avenida de la Marina, this seaside promenade is the heart and pulse of the town of Santa Bárbara de Samaná. Residents and visitors relax on shaded benches facing the bay waters–early mornings or at sunset–to take in views of anchored boats, ready to whisk visitors and fishers, while birds fly above the pedestrian Bridge to Nowhere in the near distance. The bridge dates back to the 1960s, and offers a 1.3 kilometers (0.8 mile) hike above the water towards a couple of mangrove cayes with small beaches. On the western edge of the boulevard, Pueblo Príncipe adds color with its row of bright pastel-hued wooden houses where you’ll find shops, pharmacies, and souvenir shacks.