Spend a day exploring the waters off Samaná Province with a trip from Pueto Plata. Admire the lush beauty of Los Haitises National Park, cruising its mangrove swamps and endless canals via boat while watching for river shrimp and manatee. Then discover the park's petroglyph-covered caves. Learn their history as well as that of the caves' former resident, Willie Colón, before making your way to Caya Levantado. Once here, soak up some island free time swimming in crystalline waters, lounging beneath palms and savoring an oceanside buffet lunch with cocktails.