Equidistant from Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo, this North Coast peninsula boasts untouched beaches, soothing azure waters, and coconut-covered mountains that march down to the sea.
Punta Cana and Santo Domingo are great – but they’re expensive and you will spend most of your time surrounded by peeling, pink-skinned tourists.
If you’re searching for a beach that doesn’t look like it was attacked by the creators of Disney World, head to Samana
You’ll most likely need to rent a car to venture into this part of the Dominican Republic, but you will be rewarded with your own slice of paradise – not to mention boutique hotels and rustic bungalows at a quarter the price you would have paid in Punta Cana, also Dominican republic real estate is very well priced in this area, check out all the Dominican republic real estate listings
A new highway, opened in 2008, sliced the driving time from Santo Domingo in half, from a frustrating four hours to an enjoyable one-and-a-half hour trip
The highlight of Samana is the scenic walkway that connects a series of small islands in the bay. If you’re around between January and March, Samana is one of the breeding places of the humpback whale. Be on the lookout for spouts of water shooting from the sea.