Samaná Peninsula Horseback Riding

La Hacienda Hostel Ranch. Karin Chez, an equestrian and environmentalist from Belgium, conducts horseback treks through the hills and onto the beaches in Las Galeras, lunch included. She just may have the most exceptional trail horses in the area (if not the country). Along the way she tells riders about the flora and fauna of the region and what they can do to be environmentally conscious while there. And there are a host of other ride options, including full-day rides and overnights. Check the website for information on her hostel, an inexpensive safe haven in the area. Las Galeras, Samaná, 32000. 829/939–8285; From $45.