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Points of Interest on Samaná, Dominican Republic

Cayo Levantado

This small island, sometimes referred to as Bacardi Island (due to the Bacardi Rum commercial shot there), is its own little piece of paradise just off the Samaná Peninsula. The soft white sand is like powder and the turquoise waters are absolutely crystal clear. You can lie on the beach and catch some sun, or snorkel and swim in the warm, calm Caribbean waters surrounding it. While this island is quite touristy, it has still managed to preserve its tropical charm.

Other Beaches

Also found in this area are various other beautiful beaches to explore. These include Playa Rincón to the east and Playa El Valle to the north of Samaná City, the beaches at Las Terrenas itself, plus the nearby beaches Playa Las Balleras, Playa Bonita and Playa Coson.


The Samana Peninsula also has several waterfalls, such as the incredible El Limón waterfall, which can be accessed via Tour Operators in both Samaná and Las Terrenas, or through private guides offering their services close to the waterfall's location.

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