however, it is still the paradisiacal and remote escape of wild beaches, coconut plantations and tropical jungles of the Dominican Republic.
Its undulating mountains and valleys form the crystalline rivers that flow into the Atlantic as they rush towards shining white sand beaches that stretch hundreds of kilometers around the rocky coastline of the peninsula. It is as if the approximately 1,500 humpback whales that visit the Bay of Samaná every year, appreciate this natural splendor as much as the visitors. These giant mammals return every year to this special corner of the Dominican Republic to mate, give birth and enjoy this glorious tropical landscape.
In addition to seasonal boat whale watching excursions in the picturesque Bay of Samaná, there are more ecotourism adventures: bodyboarding and kitesurfing in Las Terrenas; hiking, birdwatching and spelunking or caves in the Los Haitises National Park; canyoning or horseback riding to reach the El Limón waterfall; and boat trips to the magnificent white sand beaches, at the base of 90-meter cliffs, or to the coast of the island of Cayo Levantado.
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