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Samana beaches named best in class for Dominican Republic holidays

Spanish travel magazine, El Mundo, listed Samana beaches as the best in the Dominican Republic. While most travellers booking Dominican Republic holidays are aware of the popular Punta Cana district, the lesser known Samana Peninsula is worth a visit.

Samana beaches named best in class for Dominican Republic holidays

Travellers who are planning their 2012 Dominican Republic holidays are likely to be day dreaming of spending their days under the warm Caribbean sun relaxing on a beautiful white sandy beach with crystal clear turquoise waters.

While the Dominican Republic is known best for all-inclusive package holidays in Punta Cana, according to the renowned Spanish online travel magazine ‘El Mundo', holidaymakers longing to experience a taste of paradise in the Dominican Republic should instead head straight to the breathtakingly beautiful but lesser known Samana Peninsula.

In a recent feature entitled "Samana, Dominican Essence", the magazine gave a glowing endorsement of the north eastern district of the Dominican Republic aptly describing it as a "strip of green terrain – intricately green – that sneaks into the Atlantic Ocean as an accidental prank".

 Samana Beaches
Image by: Bill Sauro, on Flickr

The beautiful Samana beaches, described by El Mundo magazine as "pristine" and "idyllic", are sure to please even the holidaymaker with the most discerning taste. These beaches are the perfect combination of sun, sea and sand and most importantly holidaymakers are able to bask in the serenity that escapes many travellers on their Caribbean holidays with many destinations overrun by tourists.

Fortunately for the more active holidaymaker, holidays in Samana are not just about spending a lazy day on the beach listening to the calming sound of the waves lapping gently against the shore. Samana is one of nine distinct ecological zones in the Dominican Republic making it an ideal spot for anyone interested in a eco-friendly adventure.

Holidaymakers fortunate enough to book a stay in Samana between the months of January and March will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to observe the hump back whale- one of nature's most mystifying creatures. As many as 5000 whales make the journey from the cold waters of Iceland, Greenland and Canada to the Dominican Republic's Samana Bay to mate and calve.

 Samana Beaches
Image by: ßrianø, on Flickr

In addition to whale watching, visitors on their Dominican Republic holidays in Samana can enjoy an adventurous jeep safari or even a deep dive to explore the colourful and captivating marine life hidden within Samana's waters. For the loved up couple hoping to strike a balance between adventure and romance there is nothing better than a romantic horse ride to the popular Salto Limon waterfall.

There is something for everyone in Samana so why not book before one of the Dominican Republic's best kept secrets gets out.

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