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Whale Museum & Nature Center (Centro de Naturaleza)

Whale Museum & Nature Center (Centro de Naturaleza) Review

Turn left from the main section of the Malecón, en route to the hotel Bahia Principe Cayacoa, to find the tiny Whale Museum & Nature Center (Centro de Naturaleza), dedicated to the mighty mammals of the sea. Samaná Bay is part of one of the largest marine mammal sanctuaries in the world and is a center for whale-watching during the winter migration of humpback whales. The C.E.B.S.E. (Center for Conservation and Ecodevelopment of Samaná Bay and Its Environment) manages this facility, which features a 40-foot female humpback skeleton. Allow 15 to 45 minutes for a visit, depending on your fascination with the subject and your ability to read Spanish. Information in English is available at the entrance.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Av. La Marina, Tiro al Blanco Samaná, 32000 | Map It
  • Phone: 809/538–2042
  • Cost: RD$75
  • Hours: Mid-Jan.–mid-Mar., daily 8–5; mid-Mar.–mid-Jan., weekdays 8–3
  • Location: Santa Bárbara de Samaná
Updated: 03-12-2014

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