Enjoy Salubrious Private Sassy Tours of Samana for a 'Whale' of a Time
Samana is a beautiful town which is the capital of the Samana Peninsula, located in the northeast of the Dominican Republic. Enjoy many great private tours of the town and its surrounding attractions.
This town is regarded as a natural treasure and has spectacular coves, secluded bays, impressive waterfalls and mountains with great views of the surrounding landscape.
From January to March, Samana is a very popular place due to the number of humpback whales that can be seen as they frolic in the Samana Bay during mating season. There are lots of boat tours that bring you up close to the whales, but there are also areas on the mainland with great viewing points to see the whales in the Bay.
The town itself has history and culture to be explored by guided tours and excellent beaches from which to do water sports activities such as snorkeling, bodyboarding and wading. The cosmopolitan vibe that this town has is even more evident at night in the wonderful restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs.
Top 10 Things to Do in Samana
Fall in Love With the Waterfalls of El Limon on Amazing Sightseeing Tours
The water adventures in Samana are not all located on the shores of Samana but also in the outskirts of the town with such places as the Cascada El Limon. This stunning waterfall is a 'must see' on a sightseeing tour. It can be reached by hiking or on horseback which in themselves are great tours due to the picturesque landscape you travel through.
Another naturally beautiful place to visit via a short boat tour from the Port of Samana is the Los Haitises National Park. This park has a protected virgin forest, hills which range from 90 feet to 130 feet in height, caves to explore and much flora and fauna to see.
Travel Tips for Samana
For travelers interested in the spectacular sight of whales then the best time to visit the town of Samana is during January to March. These months also have good weather suitable for sightseeing tours. The warmest months to visit are mid- April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November, perfect vacation time for those looking to laze on the beach and enjoy the refreshing water sports tours.
The prices in Samana are on average reasonable for tourists. The best value for money is to book all inclusive deals with the resorts. There are casual hotels and lodges for travelers passing through and only staying a few nights that can cost from US$25 upwards. The restaurants are good value with a full evening meal costing from US$10 per person. All types of private tours vary in price throughout the year.
Like most popular destinations, wherever possible, trips should be booked well in advance and this also is the same for any popular sightseeing tours especially if traveling to see the whales. When on guided tours or sightseeing tours to such places as the forests and waterfalls, never stray away from the group. At nighttime, you should not walk alone on dark streets or beaches.
The weather in Samana is fairly warm all year with good temperatures and lots of sunshine. February, March and April have nice sunny weather with temperatures of 28-29 degrees Celsius. June and July have temperatures averaging 31 degrees Celsius during the day, but in July there can be a good few days where it will rain at some stage. The wettest month is May and the driest month is March.