"Come to Samaná, to enjoy this beautiful place!" Santa Bárbara de Samaná by marielexoteria

Santa Bárbara de Samaná Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 66 photos

Dancing with whales

Samaná is one of the few unspoiled places we have in my country. It offers beautiful beaches, relaxation and an OK nightlife outside the resorts (not so much tho because it's a small place).

Samaná has a high season and that's between mid January and mid March, where the lovely humpback whales come to the reservoir Banco de la Plata (silver bank) to either mate or give birth to their young. Because there aren't as many hotels as in the other tourist towns, the prices are high but don't despair! Most hotels from around the country, as well as a lot of tour companies, offer day tours to see these amazing creatures.

Edit Apr 2009: wanna see an old video of Samaná? The rum company Barceló made a series of commercials featuring provinces and you can see the one from Samaná on Youtube.

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  • Pros:Still unspoiled
  • Last visit to Santa Bárbara de Samaná: Feb 2008
  • Intro Updated May 5, 2009
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    I wonder if the whales like people watching as much as we like whale watching . . .

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Semana is really beautiful and unspoilt, mariel ...and wow, WHALES! I love them...Very wonderful island, specially that gorgeous Cayo Levantado...Norman :)

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