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Samana Bay

Dominican Republic
809 538 2042
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Whale watching, Group tours/walking tour
Description: This bay is best known for the frequency with which humpback whales and dolphins are seen here.
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Lindsay, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Great shopping & bartering! Find some village made goods and learn about the local culture. Bring your cameras and some US currency to barter with. There's also a local grocery store where you can purchase vanilla and coffee for low costs.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Being a follower of the great outdoors, mountains and beautiful beaches, I was very well served. Just our little journey from the airport to our hotel for a period of 45 minutes gave us the chance to take enough pictures to fill our winter evenings. To enjoy your trip to the fullest in Samana, please book excursions from your hotel.... More

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Cambs. UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The local town was more like a village. It is made up of a church, lots of tourist shops, all selling the same stock. You must barter hard. Everything starts at 25 dollars, we never paid over 5 for anything. Be prepared to walk out, they soon drop the price. There was new shopping mall being built when we were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

this place is well worth a visit I went on the los haitisis tour via a catamaran it was a wonderful trip and highly recommend it

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Huntsville, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were in Samana in Feb.28 2014 for a week, we stayed at Grand Paradise Samana. The bus ride is a hour and a half to resort but goes by quick. When you get on bus at airport your rooms are assigned to you which was nice. A very nice resort, very clean, the beds were really comfortable. Food was... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
112 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went out on a fairly small boat to do some whale watching and were well rewarded for our effort, it was more than a little choppy and many of our party fell ill to the motion, we were more fortunate and clung to get some reasonable pictures. great trip.

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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were constantly harassed by locals from the moment we got off the shuttle to when we got back on to go up to the resort. The locals always want to sell you something and tour you around. Even when you ask them to leave you alone they just keep following you and asking for money. We tried to lose... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

After a couple of days in Punta Cana, (D.R.), we decided to head for the day to Samana for a full day tour. After a short plane ride from Punta Cana Aiport, we headed in a AWD truck, safari style towards their closest rainforest. The ride was bumpy, we got drenched by a strong passing rain shower, but the fun... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We took the hotel bus several times to downtown. Always felt safe some of the vendors are a little aggressive the prices were better on the beach. The town itself seems orderly and safe as Caribbean villages go. If I come back my husband will like to come to town and have a beer with the locals.

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Waterloo, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

While staying at BP Cayacoa, we had the opportunity to walk into Samana everyday if we wanted. Several times we did and never felt unsafe at all, whether it was early in the morning or evening. There are plenty of lil shops to explore, some bars that face out to the bay, very nice. The people are very friendly and... More

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