Samana All Inclusive
Samana All Inclusive Resorts: A wonderful
mix of majestic beauty and adventure.
What's all the buzz about the new Samana All Inclusive Resorts?
Samana is Dominican’s Ecotourism paradise for adventure seekers,
explorers or those who love to just watch
the waves roll in. Samana is definitely one of the most
romantic destinations in the Caribbean with a background
of serene tropical mountains, white sandy beaches and lively little
towns that really evoke the multicultural character of the Caribbean.
This virgin adventure seeker’s paradise is relatively new
to most North American tourists, but Europeans have been making
the trek to Samana for years. While most All Inclusive Resorts destinations
have tried to create activities to support the number of tourists
at resorts, the opposite is true of the La Samana area. The activities
have always been there and just now are they building up the hotel
industry to feed the demand placed on this incredible Ecotourism
Activities and Excursions
Samana All Inclusive Resorts Activities
Visitors can spend their days just staring at the waters of the
Caribbean while sipping a Dominican Mamajuana or if you're feeling
adventurous, all inclusive resorts Samana is set up for exploring. Nowhere else in
the Caribbean is there the amount of activities
and excursions that are available in Samana. Mountain
bike through tropical rain forests, explore the many caves and mangroves,
wonder at the best scuba diving and charter fishing
in the Caribbean or discover Los Haitises National Park, the largest
in the Caribbean. Rock climbing on Ocean cliffs, horseback riding
through mountain trails - you definitely won’t run out of
things to do on your All Inclusive Resorts Samana vacation.
Samana All Inclusive Resorts and Whale Watching
go hand in hand.
Samana bay is the best location in the world to watch humpback
whales. Every year, humpbacks that have migrated thousands of miles
from northern waters show up in the warm turquoise waters of Samana
Bay and can be seen by tourists. The Dominican Republic is historically
a non-whaling country and have been a world leader in the protection
of its whales, enacting whale watching regulations in the 1990s.
Diving and Snorkeling
Samana All Inclusive Resorts Scuba diving
and Snorkeling are the best in the Caribbean.
Samana Bay features huge rock cliffs and bluffs that create sheer
dropoffs into the beautiful Caribbean waters of the area, with dive
depths of 165 feet and the visibility in the range of 150 feet.
Scuba diving in Samana offers views that are truly surreal, not
to mention that in the winter months divers have the opportunity
to hear the humpback whales calling to each other as they swim nearby.
The Samana peninsula also offers the best charter fishing on the
island with many operators running out of Samana Bay.
Where is Samana
The Samana Peninsula is located on the North
Coast of the Dominican Republic about 250 km from Santo Domingo.
(Map of Samana)
La Samana has been a landing point for European explorers for centuries
and all the different cultures have left lasting impressions on
the area. The Samana area was also largely settled by emancipated
American slaves in the 19th century and to this day many of the
residents speak English and have American style names. Samana has
a unique history that is both interesting and inviting; renting
a jeep and driving through the small ocean villages is a must do
on your all inclusive resorts Samana vacation.
Where to stay
Samana All Inclusive Resorts is a relatively
new concept for this area as most of the lodging was formerly in
small guest-houses or non-inclusive hotels.
Many Samana All Inclusive Resorts are now open and are somewhat
tailored for today’s Eco-tourist. Several of the hotels are
located on high bluffs above the beach that give the most incredible
views of the Caribbean. Don’t worry, you still have incredibly
easy access to the beach, even hotels that are located at high elevations
like Bahia Principe Cayacoa have created easy to use elevator access
to the beach. While being high above the beach seems a little odd,
nothing improves a view like elevation – you almost feel like
you can see clear to the other side of the Caribbean.
The wonderful part of staying in a location that used to be set
up for a non-inclusive hotel industry is that there is no shortage
of local restaurants. No matter how good the food offered by the
resorts, it’s always nice to try out the local cuisine. A
great way to add a little something extra to your vacation without
breaking the bank.
The accessibility of Samana All Inclusive
Resorts is the one reason that this is still an unspoiled and somewhat
Getting to Samana has traditionally been a difficult task, you
either had to take a small charter from another location in the
Dominican or a 4 hour bus ride from Puerto Plata or Santo Domingo. With the opening
of El Catey International Airport, the
beauties of the Samana peninsula are getting more accessible.
This airport now has international flights arriving from several
European and Canadian destinations. Flights from the US should be
scheduled in the near future. However, even if you need to rent
a jeep or take a bus in from another destination, Samana is definitely
worth the trip.
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