DR1 Samana Guide

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Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, this compact but very comprehensive Samana Guide is now available online and in print. The 64-page English and Spanish guide presents a selection of the best of Samana chosen by Dominican Republic specialist Dolores *******, who is the editorial director of dr1.
The guide also focuses on what to do and see in the three main points within this destination - Samana City, Las Galeras and Las Terrenas. Las Terrenas has the most hotel rooms and restaurants, but attractions are equally distributed among all three.
Even Dominicans who have been to Samana many times will discover new places that they never knew existed to put on their "to go list". The guide is a virtual checklist for best experiences in Samana.
The guide is part of the DR1 Guide series now available on Santo Domingo, La Romana-Bayahibe and features the DR1 Maps. Maps for the Samana Guide have been enhanced, with hotels indicated, and distances and time estimates for going from point to point.
See the guide at https://dr1.com/travel/samanaguide.pdf (4.6 MB)
 
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Dolores1

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Feedback appreciated on the contents, maps of the Samana Guide. We can make updates to the uploaded link.
 

Salsafan

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You are mean, forcing me to book the next trip to Samana, although I'm just 5 days at home.
 

Salsafan

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Feedback appreciated on the contents, maps of the Samana Guide. We can make updates to the uploaded link.
A good diving school in Las Terrenas: Las Terrenas Divers, Playa Bonita, T: 809 889 2422. I made my Padi advanced there last september.
 

Dolores1

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Checking on nights for Las Terrenas:

Clandestino, Colonial Risto, El Mosquito, Replay (Pueblo de los Pescadores)
Nuevo Mundo (Juan Pablo Duarte)
Gaia Club (Francisco Caamano)
Indianito (Beach Garden Plaza)
Zingaro Cafe (Del Carmen)

La Bodega Disco
El Pirata Bar

Should these go in or out?
 

Salsafan

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Bodega: in for Bachata/Salsa/Merenque-dancers, mega in for men ;-)
Pirata bar: in for a drink before Bodega and in between.
Clandestino (if you mean the one in the barrio): forget it
The other ones til now I havn't visited, I'm a little restricted with my taste of musik.
 

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Dolores:

Great job! You covered it all. It is very comprehensive and a wealth of information for locals and tourists alike. I wouldn't change a thing.

LTSTeve
 

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A good diving school in Las Terrenas: Las Terrenas Divers, Playa Bonita, T: 809 889 2422. I made my Padi advanced there last september.

Thanks ! I have been trying to get my diver friend to come to LT.

Beautiful guide !!!
 
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This guide is tremendous, lots of insider and general info. Congratulations and thanks to you and the Ministry of Tourism.

ST
 

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Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, this compact but very comprehensive Samana Guide is now available online and in print. The 64-page English and Spanish guide presents a selection of the best of Samana chosen by Dominican Republic specialist Dolores *******, who is the editorial director of dr1.
The guide also focuses on what to do and see in the three main points within this destination - Samana City, Las Galeras and Las Terrenas. Las Terrenas has the most hotel rooms and restaurants, but attractions are equally distributed among all three.
Even Dominicans who have been to Samana many times will discover new places that they never knew existed to put on their "to go list". The guide is a virtual checklist for best experiences in Samana.
The guide is part of the DR1 Guide series now available on Santo Domingo, La Romana-Bayahibe and features the DR1 Maps. Maps for the Samana Guide have been enhanced, with hotels indicated, and distances and time estimates for going from point to point.
See the guide at http://dr1.com/travel/samanaguide.pdf (4.6 MB)



Thank you Dolores!

I'm wondering if there are any major changes in the last three years regarding this document? For example: Restaurants, hotels or attractions that are no longer open? Not to be negative. My husband and I will be visiting for the first time and have a rental car at our disposal so will be travel in the area. This info is amazing but any updates you know of would be greatly appreciated.
:)
 

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In this land of fun and sun where properties for sale/rent remain online for decades after they have collapsed, one must temper the expectation for updates to publications with a bit of forgiveness. Keeping websites current is a challenge for the government, expecting anyone track the opening and closing of private businesses is just unrealistic.

Get in your rental car and drive around, the only way to see what's really open for business. Remember the DR is not yet considered a "developed nation" and thus struggles with a lot of what "we" considered to be the basics.
 

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You really did nail it Dolores! Your Guide is an absolute must for anyone visiting LT, Las Galeras and Samana. It has be invaluable to me. Thank you! I'm heading back next month and may have some suggestions for you, but as it is, the Guide is already, all that!
 

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This guide has been terrific and is still quite intact - google names and youll see if they still exist, google the area and uyou will find updated changes, it has been some years since originaly published but still a wealth of info.

Another recent addition for guides to the DR is from AFAR Media - heres the link: https://www.afar.com/travel-guides/dominican-republic/guide/what-to/do

I have ZERO affiliation with AFAR just passing on a rencetly published online guide to the country which along with the original from Dolores can only be a plus...

Have a great evening all!
 

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In this land of fun and sun where properties for sale/rent remain online for decades after they have collapsed, one must temper the expectation for updates to publications with a bit of forgiveness. Keeping websites current is a challenge for the government, expecting anyone track the opening and closing of private businesses is just unrealistic.

Get in your rental car and drive around, the only way to see what's really open for business. Remember the DR is not yet considered a "developed nation" and thus struggles with a lot of what "we" considered to be the basics.


Of course.
This guide truly is amazing and will come in handy for our trip.
 

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This guide has been terrific and is still quite intact - google names and youll see if they still exist, google the area and uyou will find updated changes, it has been some years since originaly published but still a wealth of info.

Another recent addition for guides to the DR is from AFAR Media - heres the link: https://www.afar.com/travel-guides/dominican-republic/guide/what-to/do

I have ZERO affiliation with AFAR just passing on a rencetly published online guide to the country which along with the original from Dolores can only be a plus...

Have a great evening all!


Thank you for your response and suggestion!
:)
 

ljmesg

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Hotel in Samana named Hacienda Kukio? A friend just stayed there and said it was nice. Maybe for an add to the list.
 

Dolores1

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Taino Park is no longer in operation in Samana. Ondina Restaurant on the road southside of the peninsula before getting to Samana closed down.

Another attraction that was added is the Monte Azul, a French fusion restaurant atop the La Guazuma hill. It's about a 5km drive up a hill, but when getting there you have 360 degree views of the bays of Samana and Rincon.

Samana is a great destination. Hope you have time to get around.