in Samaná

Located off the shores of Las Terrenas, a series of rocky mounds stretched along a sand floor are home to a great variety of corals and marine life at depths ranging between 12-18 meters (39-59 feet).
Scuba Diving + Snorkeling
Playa Bonita is as pretty as its name suggests–a crescent-shaped, cozy white sand beach lined with a variety of boutique hotels, villas, and restaurants. The western edge of the beach is as still as a swimming pool, while the eastern side offers active waves for the adventurous.
Beaches, Family-Friendly, Surfing + Kitesurfing
Among the top three most stunning beaches on the Samaná Peninsula, this golden, soft-sand stretch is ideal for long walks, popular for kitesurfing–with on-site classes–and body surfing, and there are a handful of boutique hotels flanking its western and eastern sides.
Beaches, Family-Friendly, Surfing + Kitesurfing
Reached by boat from Las Galeras, Playa Frontón’s stunning shoreline is a sight for sore eyes. Its brilliant fine white sand sits at the foot of a 90 meter (300-foot) metamorphic, rocky cliff, with its shoreline dotted with bright green coconut trees.
Beaches, Caving, Family-Friendly
Las Galeras is a beautiful white sand stretch that holds its own, good for swims and cold drinks, as well as surfing on its western side. The atmosphere gets livelier at sunset, when the fishermen and the tour boats return at the end of the day, and everyone gathers for dominoes at sunset.
Beaches, Family-Friendly, Surfing + Kitesurfing
Playa Punta Popy is the social and water sports beach hub of Las Terrenas. Peppered with a maze of giant palm trees, its white sand shores offer the perfect wind and wave conditions for kitesurfers, new or experienced.
Beaches, Family-Friendly, Surfing + Kitesurfing
Perfect for snorkeling enthusiasts and beginner divers for its shallow yet abundant two-meters of depth (seven feet), this dive site off Portillo boasts a huge coral reef, and a wide variety of fish–including angelfish, trumpet fish, and groupers.
Scuba Diving + Snorkeling
Reaching El Limón waterfall is an adventure that takes you on a 2.5-kilometer (1.5-mile) journey through thick forest, on horseback or on foot down lush hilly terrain, while spotting flora and fauna along the way. You can also go canyoning through El Limón river to reach the falls.
Bird Watching, Canyoning + Rappelling, Ecotourism, Excursions, Family-Friendly, Hiking, Horseback Riding, National Parks + Protected Areas, Waterfalls, Wildlife Spotting
The longest zipline run in DR is also its most adrenaline pumping, towering over the lush hills of El Valle. Its integrated brake system lets you glide in pairs, and flip upside down at 122 meters (400 feet) high, with speeds reaching up to 64 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour).
Ecotourism, Excursions, Family-Friendly, Ziplines
The peninsula’s surrounding coral reefs and Atlantic waves have been treacherous to many ships over the years, causing them to lose their plunder along the way.
Scuba Diving + Snorkeling, Water Sports
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