Samaná Peninsula Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Samaná Peninsula - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Cayo Levantado

  • Island

There are no public beaches in Samaná town, but you can hire a boat to take you to Cayo Levantado, which has a wonderful white-sand...

Dominican Evangelical Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Back in 1824, a sailing vessel called the Turtle Dove, carrying several hundred slaves that had escaped from Philadelphia, was blown...

La Playita

  • Beach–Sight

La Playita, or Little Beach, is a stunner that's a 15-minute walk from the main Las Galeras beach. Here you'll find a small shack serving...

Los Haitises National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

A highlight of a visit to the Samaná Peninsula is Los Haitises National Park (pronounced High-tee-sis), which is across Samaná Bay.

Playa Bonita

  • Beach–Sight

On Playa Bonita you can bounce between the golden beach (BYO towel—no chaises) and one of the hotels and restaurants directly across...

Playa Cosón

  • Beach–Sight

This is a long, wonderful stretch of nearly white sand and the best beach close to the town of Las Terrenas. Previously undeveloped,...

Playa Frontón

  • Beach–Sight

Playa Frontón is a beach accessible only on foot or by boat. It's on the east side of the easternmost cape of the peninsula. Have your...

Playa Las Ballenas

  • Beach–Sight

Playa Las Ballenas is the westernmost of the three beaches at the town of Las Terrenas (the others are Terrenas and Punta Popy, all three...

Playa Las Galeras

  • Beach–Sight

Playa Las Galeras is within this tiny coastal town, a 20-minute drive northeast from Samaná town. There's group of makeshift food shacks—eat...

Playa Punta Popy

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Playa Punta Popy is basically an undistinguishable continuation of Playa Terrenas to the east; this section is slightly cleaner and less...


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