Somewhere near the edge of Playa Rincon—which is easily one of the best beaches in Dominican Republic—lies the Cano Frio River. This cooling stream feeds into a quiet pool that’s perfect for relaxing in along the sheltered shores of Samana. Travelers love to escape the heat by taking a quiet dip in this secluded destination, and while Cano Frio’s chilly pool is a favorite spot among visitors, the world-class snorkeling at the other end of Playa Rincon is an equally popular stop.
Cano Frio River is located about 15 miles (25 km) from Samana near Playa Rincon. The shores are accessible from Las Terrenas, where it’s possible to hire a car or catch a minibus.