About the destination

Palm trees and green-turquoise waters, Samana is a small corner of paradise in the Caribbean. The neighborhoods of colorful houses and hotels will surely charm you!


The official currency of the country is the Dominican Peso (DOP). US dollars and credit and debit cards are also accepted in tourist centers. Do not forget to give the dates of your stay in the Dominican Republic to your bank if you plan to use your cards at your destination.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends to consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations against the following diseases: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and cholera. Please note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required to fly from Canada and to cross the United States border.


Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your arrival in the Dominican Republic.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 29 °C 19 °C 103 mm
February 29 °C 19 °C 70 mm
March 29 °C 19 °C 81 mm
April 30 °C 20 °C 119 mm
May 31 °C 21 °C 185 mm
June 31 °C 22 °C 145 mm
July 31 °C 22 °C 143 mm
August 31 °C 22 °C 151 mm
September 32 °C 22 °C 143 mm
October 31 °C 38 °C 170 mm
November 30 °C 21 °C 192 mm
December 29 °C 19 °C 132 mm


The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish, but in the tourist areas, most people can also communicate with you in English. Before you leave, learn a few words and phrases in the local language. You’ll impress the locals!

Things to do in Samana

Whale Watching

Come aboard a catamaran and observe the largest marine mammals: whales! In the heart of the Caribbean Sea, enjoy a day in the sun to relax while listening to the majestic song of the whales.


See the landscape of the Samana Peninsula from a whole new perspective. Slide down the zip line as you take in the lush Dominican flora.

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