There are dozens of activities up and down the Samana Peninsula to keep you occupied year round. Even in the cooler winter months the south shore offers year round water sports. Here is where you can find some of the best waters for scuba diving. The Samana Bay is protected from the pounding Atlantic waves and the water temperature tends to be a bit warmer, even off-season.

Underwater visibility can be very high, allowing divers to see the area’s stunning coral reefs. And during the winter months the bay is home to visiting humpback whales, and from January 15 to March 15 there are numerous excursions to see the whales. The rest of the time the area offers a mix of coral reefs, numerous species of fish, various rocks and under water formations that make it ideal for snorkeling and diving.   

The beaches on the north shore offer larger waves and thus attract travelers from near and far to surf and play in the incoming waters of the Atlantic. There is also a variety of activities including jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing and other sports that let you get wet and while.

Up and down the peninsula there are land-based sports as well including hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding, as well as caving and rock climbing. Check with your hotel for tour operators.