Small sleepy little town, amazing view of the sea. funny little auto rickshaws which are actually attached to a motorcycle. Lovely people always smiling, going about their business.
locals to pushy and once you got past one person another would take his place.the photo you see in the brochure does not show that most are empty.use the four shops at the hotel
While in Samana, I was surprised to see how primitive the island still remains. The countryside is beautiful, but the people are very poor. Wifi can be gotten at any most of the restaurants. The people are friendly. For transportation, I had a man with a 2 seater cart attached to a motorcycle. Very inexpensive way to get around.
My wife & I visited this city while on a cruise. The ship could not dock. It was on a tender. A very nice city. That has dirty beaches. Where the locals are constantly bothering you for money. A very nice main street. Not a lot to see & do. Go to the beach. Or stay on the ship.
One main hotel, and then town. in the slow process of being re developed. so a lot of variety from poor dwellings to new development. But not a lot to see or do! But collect a few local souvenirs if you want!
We went for a tour around Samana, we visited a cigar making place,we visited some local school, drove through villages and went to a local beach and enjoyed 2 drinks one coco loco made out of the milk of a coconut with rum and a pina colada from a fresh pinapple with added rum.we also went and ate some traditional... More
Beautiful, very hot, and somewhat damp. Great postcard type picture location with all the brightly coloured buildings.
Hassled, lots of traffic in all directions and lots of street dogs, which were clearly injured, flea infected and hungry - not a nice sight at all.
Sta Barbara de Samana, a small town with a beautiful bay - famous for the humpback whales which come here every winter in large numbers. They have a promenade, with some resturants and shops, no city beach though. One has to drive about 30 minutes to reach La galeta and there take a water taxi to reach Playa Rinzon ,... More
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