On the Samaná Peninsula, nature occurs in the drama of green, jungle-draped mountainsides, the sensuous curve of a perfect powder-white beach, the sight of a mother whale and her calf frolicking in the deep ocean waters. These are the images that first-time visitors take home from Samaná, inspiring them to return again and again.
“We came to Las Terrenas, saw it transform into a multicultural expat beach haven where chic European women drive their ATVs down the dusty beach road to the supermarket, their designer handbags slung over their shoulder and baguettes in tow. Las Terrenas feels a little rough around the edges with a hint of European sophistication, and today, Las Terrenas is a vibrant international community with residents from all over the globe.”
All of the properties in the ImmoMexx collection feature open-air dining areas perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner alike, with some even equipped with alfresco kitchens and barbecues making life in the great outdoors even easier! Whether on your sleek villa terrace, steps away from the beach, beneath the trees, amongst beautiful gardens or shaded by the pool, there’s something about eating in the open air that makes everything taste just that little bit more delicious…
Playa Bonita Residences
It was Christopher Columbus himself who landed in 1493 on Playa las Flechas in Samana. The indians who encountered Columbus were the Cigayos and helped him to gain colonial power in the region for centuries. The Spaniards then established Santa Barbara de Samana in 1756. A few decades later they traded the land off to Napoleon Bonaparte. The French in turn, later were forced out by the British and Haitians.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Meanwhile colonial-era pirates infested the area and plundered whichever ships were present at any given time. The 19th century brought American influence to Samana. Today Germans are in Samana, along with French, Italians, Spanish, British, Swiss, Dutch and other Europeans – in the form of hotel and restaurant owners.
Multicultural mix of people
That explains the multicultural mix, but the peninsula retains the feel of the authentic Caribbean, and it`s remote enough to retain the natural beauty and tranquil charm that make it one of the most alluring corners of the Dominican Republic.
Samana is in the Dominican Republic, which in its turn is part of the island of Hispaniola, one of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean. The island’s majestic territory was described by Columbus as “the most beautiful land in the world”, and to this day Samana is recognised as the gemstone in the crown of the beautiful Dominican Republic. It is truly one of the country’s greatest destinations.
Many direct flights to the Dominican Republic
Unlike many, smaller Caribbean islands, there are lots of direct flights to the Dominican Republic from Northern and Southern America, Europe, Russia and the far east in the near future. It has 13 seaports, 9 international airports and a fully revamped highway system.
Airlines with direct flights from Europe are:
Iberia, British Airways, Air France, Plus Ultra, Air Europa, Eurowings, TuiFly, French Blue, Air Berlin, Eastland Air, Neos Airlines, El Al and Rossiya Airline.
Airlines from North America are
Air Canada, Air Transat, WestJet, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United, JetBlue, Sunwing Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Frontier.
Airlines from South America are
Copa Airlines, Pawa Dominicana, Avianca, Aeromexico, LAN, TAM, Wingo, Latin American Wings, Dynamic Int. Airways and Aerolineas Argentinas.
One the Samana peninsula, one can generally enjoy just one season only and that is summertime. The weather is constantly superb. The air temperature and the sea temperature are equal to about 3 degrees on this beautiful lush peninsula. Samana has an ideal climate for all kind off outdoor activities.
Samana has a semi-tropical maritime climate, with an average temperature of about 26°C for most of the year. This makes the peninsula in the Dominican Republic stunningly idyllic and perfect for a vacation— all-year round. Sunshine is also quite consistent throughout the whole year. The average number of sunshine hours per day ranges between 7 in December to 9 in April and from June to September.
In short; Samana, for sure one of the Dominican Republic’s greatest destinations, is a wonderful place for a sun-sand-and-sea vacation pretty much all-year round. All weather factors, from sunshine hours to air and water temperature, are amazingly constant. It appears that there’s just one variable, and that is the amount of rainfall. In general, December to March is the driest part of the year and August through to October mostly the wettest part.
Samana Life helps you to live your Caribbean Dream.