8 days in Samana Province & Jarabacoa Itinerary

8 days in Samana Province & Jarabacoa Itinerary

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Drive
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Las Galeras
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jarabacoa
— 4 nights

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Las Galeras

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Playa Fronton, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings, then stroll through Playa El Valle, and then kick back and relax at Playa Rincon.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Galeras day trip planning site.

Jarabacoa to Las Galeras is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Galeras when traveling from Jarabacoa in January, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Las Terrenas

— 2 nights
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. On the 25th (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa Bonita, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Bonita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Coson. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto El Limon and then take a stroll through Pueblo de Los Pescadores.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Terrenas trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Las Galeras to Las Terrenas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. January in Las Terrenas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jarabacoa.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Jarabacoa

— 4 nights
Occupying a scenic spot in the foothills of a mountain range, Jarabacoa offers a laid-back atmosphere and a pleasant window into rural Dominican life.
Step off the beaten path and head to Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes and Spirit Mountain. Explore Jarabacoa's surroundings by going to Las Piramides (in Constanza), La Aurora Cigar Factory (in Santiago de los Caballeros) and 27 Charcos (in Puerto Plata). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Pico Duarte, admire the sheer force of Baiguate Salto Waterfall, trek along El Mogote Jarabacoa (Montaña), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jarabacoa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Las Terrenas to Jarabacoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Terrenas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jarabacoa, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jarabacoa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Samana Province travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Zipline
Samaná is a province of the Dominican Republic. Its capital is Santa Bárbara de Samaná, usually known as Samaná.Samaná is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic. It is known for its mountains of which it is almost entirely formed. Samaná has numerous beaches.On 6 November 2006 the Samaná El Catey International Airport,commenced operations.HistorySamana was discovered by Europeans on January 12, 1493 by Christopher Columbus who was greeted with a barrage of spears and arrows from native Taíno warriors. It is said that this was the first instance of violent opposition to the Spanish conquistadors in the Americas. The Samaná Province is also home to what are known in the Dominican Republic as Americanos de Samaná (Samaná-Americans) where descendants of free black Americans immigrated beginning in 1824. They took advantage of the pro-African immigration policy of then president Jean Pierre Boyer when Samaná was under Haitian rule. This migration to Santa Bárbara, Samaná began with 34 African-American families. Naturally, this African-American culture distinguished themselves from the rest of the Dominican Republic as they maintain many elements of 19th century African-American culture—such as their brand of English, food, games, community organizations, African-American names, manners, music and some recipes that have been preserved as a result of their isolation, which until the 20th century was accessible only by boat. Most are of the African Methodist Episcopal and Wesleyan faith brought to the island by their ancestors.

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