The Samana Peninsula is home to diverse terrain, steep mountains, beautiful beaches and untouched national parks, making it a true destination for travelers in search of outdoor adventure. Whether it’s on land or sea, there’s a little something for everyone is in this gem of the Caribbean.
Trek (or Ride) to the Top
El Limon is known for being the tallest waterfall in the Dominican Republic. Navigate the rugged terrain on a hike to the top, or ride on horseback through tropical forest and rocky paths to the peak where rushing water falls some 2,100 feet to the ground.
Cabo Cabron National Park
Uninhabited coastline, rocky cliffs and mostly unmarked trails make Cabo Cabron National Park a truly wild experience. Travelers can hike the challenging passes of this untouched land, or hire a guide to navigate through thick vegetation where maps are of little use. A secluded volcanic area with a natural pool offers sweaty travelers the perfect place to cool off after an epic climb.
Relax at Ricon
The palm-lined shores of Playa Ricon rank top among beach destinations worldwide. Its pristine turquoise waters are rarely crowded and white stretches of sand prove perfect for relaxing under the sun. Cold local brews and fresh boiled lobsters draw plenty of land-loving visitors, but impressive snorkeling in crystal-clear waters makes this an even more popular underwater destination.
Wind, Waves and Water
Head to Las Terrenas, a former port for British slave trade, and hire a motorboat tour of nearby Parque Nacional Los Haitises, a secluded natural preserve that’s most accessible from this tiny town. Afterwards, spend an afternoon learning to kite board, windsurf or paddleboard from one of the experts who’s set up shop along the shores of Las Terrenas.