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!)
The Dominican Republic is well known for its blissful beaches: the crystal clear waves of Punta Cana, the eye-catching turquoise waters at Bahía de las Águilas, and the deep blues of the Atlantic lapping at golden sands on Samaná Peninsula. While all are fantastic stops on the island, the DR has a beating heart full of outdoor adventure, colonial and indigenous history and cool mountain breezes that often gets overlooked.