Regions and resorts
North-East of the Dominican Republic: Samana. Las Terrenas.
Welcome to the land of the exoticism!
Tourists rub the eyes to make sure that the surrounding of the dance of colors is not a dream and not a mirage. It seems as if the sea
has absorbed the finest shades of blue, the sand all the glitter of sunlight
and rain forests all other possible and impossible paint spectrum. Against
this background an unprecedented spectacle: humpback whales each year swim to
these shores for breeding their offspring. The blue waters of the Atlantic and the whales what else could you want?
The peninsula of Samana
The name of the peninsula as well musically as melodic and untouched nature with small beaches, open, one after another before the eyes of
the traveler. Located 245 kilometers north of Santo Domingo, this peninsula is famous for its white beaches, lakes, marble caves, palm forests and small
islands that dot the turquoise bay. It is worth to taste the local fried fish and original dishes in a coconut milk sauce typical in this part of the
This the first village on the road coming to the island.
Walking through its quiet streets, struck by the contrast between buildings in the romantic Victorian style and the distinctive wooden houses. When you feel
hungry, there's no better place than the port where boats, carved from solid
trunks, sold freshly caught fish, which for you gladly fry a local fisherman,
and submit with a cold beer or coconut water, just removed from the palm
It is impossible to leave the Dominican Republic without
visiting the National Park of Los Haitises. In this desert plateau of limestone, covered with climbing plants, bonsai more than 10,000 of the «Sugar
Loaf», amaze rocky formations, caves with rock paintings. The most famous of them Grotto Boca del Diablo (Spanish for «mouth of the Devil») a mysterious
cave full of stalactites and stalagmites, with colorful streams and huge
There are common activities in these places dive for
lobsters inhabiting caves covered with corals. Having studied the sea and get
to solid ground, you can go from Las Terrenas on the highway in a place called
El Limón. Hence, already on horseback, crossing the farm and the river, you can
go up to 300 meters in order to survey the magnificent panorama: the blue ocean
on one side, the centuries-old forests, coffee plantations, carob trees and bananas on the other. Continue the journey further to the waterfall of El
Limon where the waters, are crashing from a height of over 30 meters from the
lake, shimmering with all shades of green. Who can refrain from swimming?
Nearby, in the vicinity of the coastal strip Banco de Plata, every year there
are approximately 3,000 humpback whales from the Arctic. Among them are giant
specimens of up to 18 meters, releasing water fountains up to 3 meters in height. The warm waters of the northern coast of the Dominican Republic whales
derive their offspring.
Samana and Cayo Levantado
Samana appears to us surrounded by hills covered with dense
palisade of palm trees. You can not neglect a walk along the promenade, which
suddenly, as if by magic, is covered with numerous stalls with chairs, merengue
music and inexhaustible reserves of rum. In order to once again plunge into the
silence, you can go to the botanical garden. Sit down, close your eyes and
breathe deeply the aroma of wonderful plants. In the Bay of Samana, there are three islands, which can be reached by a bridge. From here, excursions to Cayo
Levantado, a tiny island where you will meet the white sand, sea water,
shimmering with thousands of highlights and hot sun, oddly illuminating
tropical undergrowth. And you can eat: fried without oil fish «feint» and beer.
Here are you will need glasses, so as not to be
blinded by white sand and other wonders of the Bay in the shape of a semicircle
impeccable. Here are reigns the peace and serenity that can interrupt
only occasionally passing fishing boat returning with the catch. What more
could you want? Unless pineapple drink with ice in a pineapple!
Playa Rincon is the four kilometers of white sand and the
bay protected by coral reefs, with many flowing into the sea mountain rivulets.
Here you can swim from Las Galeras or walk along the forest trails. Especially
good on this beach in the hot weather.
Get ready for a journey into the fourth dimension. This is a
place on the coast called «disappearing coast» because the shore is really
disappears at high tide, transformed into a kind of «urban» beach. Life seemed
stuck in houses built of bamboo and dried palm leaves, where they live and
cultivate a kind of life of families with many children, turned the processing
of coconuts into an art form. The hospitality of the people is limitless. A little further, in the vicinity of Nagua many of beaches where you can open
in itself an inveterate windsurfer.
San Francisco de Macorís
Stuffed passenger buses «Guagua», children playing in the
streets, kiosks, which sells absolutely everything, shops and restaurants. This is a typical city of the Dominican Republic, has not changed under the influence of tourists. Around town unspoilt nature of the Antilles. The nature reserve- Loma China-Espuela, a visit which is possible with a special
permit, collected countless natural treasures. Among them, for example, trees,
whose age has passed for a thousand years.