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The Dominican Republic's 10 Best Beaches

Beautiful bridge in Samana Bay | Dominican Republic Free Travel Guide

Beautiful bridge in Samana Bay | Dominican Republic Free Travel Guide

Las Terrenas in Samana Province, the Dominican Republic. Click through to read about the top 6 must do activities in Samana.

6 Reasons to Visit Samaná Peninsula, Dominican Republic

Las Terrenas in Samana Province, the Dominican Republic. Click through to read about the top 6 must do activities in Samana.

I have overlooked the Dominican Republic as a viable beach destination for my family for many year because I assumed all the destination had to offer was massive all-inclusive and cheap packaged vacations. Well, it turns out I just didn’t know where to look.  It turns out there is much, much more to the Dominican Republic than package tours and all inclusives. Here are 5 reasons why you should check out the Samana Peninsula (before everyone else does!)

I have overlooked the Dominican Republic as a viable beach destination for my family for many year because I assumed all the destination had to offer was massive all-inclusive and cheap packaged vacations. Well, it turns out I just didn’t know where to look. It turns out there is much, much more to the Dominican Republic than package tours and all inclusives. Here are 5 reasons why you should check out the Samana Peninsula (before everyone else does!)

Samana, Dominican Republic - This visit will always hold a special place in my heart, it's where I got engaged!

Samana, Dominican Republic - This visit will always hold a special place in my heart, it's where I got engaged!

Top 6 things to do in Samaná, Dominican Republic: Relaxing in Las Galeras

6 Reasons to Visit Samaná Peninsula, Dominican Republic

Top 6 things to do in Samaná, Dominican Republic: Relaxing in Las Galeras

El Limon Waterfall, Samana, Dominican Republic Photo By @hilvees

El Limon Waterfall, Samana, Dominican Republic Photo By @hilvees

Bridge to Somewhere, Samana, Dominican Republic - Strolling used to be a refreshing pastime in the DR.

Bridge to Somewhere, Samana, Dominican Republic - Strolling used to be a refreshing pastime in the DR.

Tour Samana With Terry Official Website - Best Excursions & Tours in Samana, Dominican Republic

Tour Samana With Terry Official Website - Best Excursions & Tours in Samana, Dominican Republic

Beautiful waterfalls in the Dominican Republic. Go early though or you'll encounter large crowds at Los Saltos De Limon.

The Best Way to Visit Saltos de Limón

Beautiful waterfalls in the Dominican Republic. Go early though or you'll encounter large crowds at Los Saltos De Limon.

Map of the Samana Peninsula Get 25 dollars off your first airbnb reservation and enjoy the best homes in all parts of the world. Copy the link and enjoy. es.airbnb.com/c/yhernandez25 #wedding #airbnb #samana

Map of the Samana Peninsula Get 25 dollars off your first airbnb reservation and enjoy the best homes in all parts of the world. Copy the link and enjoy. es.airbnb.com/c/yhernandez25 #wedding #airbnb #samana

Samana. British Virgin Islands...unique beach bars -  ...there were a lot of them.  :)

Secret Samaná

Samana. British Virgin Islands...unique beach bars - ...there were a lot of them. :)

TravelBreak.net - Unexpected adventures in Samana, Dominican Republic

5 Unexpected Adventures in Remote Samana, Dominican Republic (Photos

TravelBreak.net - Unexpected adventures in Samana, Dominican Republic