Samana From Our Xpertz
Samaná (pronounced sah-mah-NAH) is a dramatically beautiful peninsula, like an island unto itself, of coconut trees stretching into the sea. It's something of a microcosm of the Dominican Republic: here you'll see poverty and fancy resorts, brand-new highways as well as bad roads, verdant mountainsides, tropical forests, tiny villages lined with street-side fruit vendors, secluded beaches, and the radiant warmth of the Dominican people. Samaná is the name of both the peninsula and its biggest town, as well as the bay to the south. It's worth noting that to locals, Samaná denotes only the largest town, Santa Bárbara de Samaná, which makes a great departure point for whale-watching or an excursion to Los Haitises Park across the bay. The bay is home to some of the world's best whale-watching from mid-January to late March. It is now the site of Puerto Bahía Marina & Residences and the Bannister Hotel, contemporary, luxurious, yet moderately priced. This complex has brought an entirely new level of tourism to this area, and given yachts a full-service facility in what has always been a desirable cruising destination. A visit here is really about two things: exploring the preserved natural wonders and relaxing at a beachfront hotel. The latter is most readily accomplished in Las Terrenas, the peninsula's original tourist center, where you can find beachfront restaurants, accommodations of all types (from small hotels to full-service resorts to luxury condos), and great beaches. At Las Terrenas you can enjoy peaceful playas, take advantage of the vibrant nightlife, and make all your plans for expeditions on the peninsula. The other pleasures are solitary—quiet beaches, the massive national park Los Haitises, and water sports and hiking. A relatively new toll road connects Santo Domingo to the peninsula; it's now less than a two-hour drive. Small El Catey International Airport is near Las Terrenas and is now being served by twice-weekly JetBlue flights.
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Zipline from platform to platform and swing through the air with a privileged bird’s eye view of the Cayo Levantado Isle, the Haitises National Park as well as the lush, tropical vegetation of the Juana Vicenta region. You will be safely attached with climbing gear to the cables with the longest one being 450 meters long.
Pick the transfer of your choice, one way or round trip between Punta Cana Airport and Uvero Alto hotels.<br>Sit back and relax in one of our air conditioned vans or buses and let us take you to your hotel or resort.
We pick you up at your hotel and take the beautiful drive out Highway #5 to the sleepy little fishing town of Las Galeras. The boat leaves from the beach there and heads to Playa Fronton for snorkeling (according to conditions). Then the boat heads to Playa Madama for more snorkeling and visit the cave if you like. Then head to the World Famous Playa Rincon. Later you're in for a lobster lunch, drinks and relaxing beach time on your included beach lounger while sipping beer and rum!
For a hassle-free way to begin your vacation or business trip in Samana, book a private airport arrival transfer. <br><br>Avoid public transportation or long taxi lines with this convenient, door-to-door transportation service, which takes you from Samana International Airport to your hotel. <br><br>Transfer services are available 24 hours, seven days a week. <br><br>This private transfer is for individuals or private groups of up to 4 people.
Join the most exciting encounter that the Dominican Republic's nature and indigenous culture have to offer, on this wonderful Los Haitises Paradise tour!
When you arrive at Samana International Airport, don't get bogged down with rental cars and maps. Take the easy way, by booking this speedy airport transfer service! <br><br>Enjoy convenient transport from the airport to your hotel in Samana or Las Terrenas.
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