The small, picturesque island of Cayo Levantado sits just five kilometers (three miles) from Samaná Bay, and boasts brilliant white sand and palm-fringed beaches. Spend the day swimming, sunbathing, kayaking or paddle boarding, and enjoying fresh fish.
Beaches, Boating Attractions, Ecotourism, Excursions, Family-Friendly, Islands + Cayes
Las Terrenas is the perfect blend of a dreamy beach village and a cosmopolitan town. Its waterfront boasts multiple stunning beaches, as well as a variety of small hotels, bistros, apparel and arts and crafts boutiques, and lively bars.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, Shopping
With beachfront bars where DJs spin the latest hits and nightclubs, Las Terrenas has the most active nightlife scene on the peninsula. Head over to Pueblo de los Pescadores, where a row of lively seaside lounges and bars offer happy hours, and the music gets louder after midnight until the wee morning hours.
Music + Nightlife
Los Haitises National Park is one of the crown jewels of the Dominican Republic’s national park system. Los Haitises attracts numerous visitors who come here by boat to see its magnificent series of high rock formations; also, it boasts extensive mangroves along its bay, dotted with keys and caves.
Bird Watching, Boating Attractions, Caving, Ecotourism, Family-Friendly, Hiking, National Parks + Protected Areas, Wildlife Spotting
Smack in the heart of Las Terrenas, Pueblo de los Pescadores was originally the main landing site for the area’s fishermen. Over time, this beachfront evolved into a hub of seafront entertainment with its colorful row of trendy restaurants and bars.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, Music + Nightlife
For betting entertainment, try your luck at various casinos located throughout the Samaná region.
Casinos & Gaming
Restaurants in Samaná pride themselves on serving fresh fish from Samaná and shrimp from Sánchez. Fishermen bring in the catch of the day to Las Terrenas and Las Galeras beaches, where guests staying in apartments can strike bargains with the fishermen and take home and cook the freshest seafood available in the country. Enjoy the […]
Santa Bárbara de Samaná combines casino fun with a host of lounges and bars lining its scenic waterfront boulevard. After sunset, Avenida de la Marina takes on a new energy, with a handful of seafront trucks for refreshments, as well as casual bars and dance spots across the boulevard.
Music + Nightlife
Samaná’s shopping is diverse and plentiful, offering both Dominican and international arts, crafts, textiles, and souvenirs. Boutiques and shopping centers stock designer beachwear apparel and accessories, as well as locally sourced jewelry, Taino-inspired ceramics, and Caribbean-inspired paintings.