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    samana

    has anyone been to this port, and if so whats it like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty View Post
    has anyone been to this port, and if so whats it like?
    Hey Dave, I haven't been there, but here are some links for you.

    A Visitors Guide to the Dominican Republic's Samana Peninsula

    Samana - Dominican Republic (DR1)

    La Península de Samaná, Dominican Republic

    Samana Dominican Republic by Hispaniola.com

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    any first hand accounts . have heard it's not to special
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    Don't think a lot of folks have been there, Smitty. Hope someone comes along soon with a first hand report for you. Meanwhile, I found this... The picture is really pretty, anyway, and there is the bit about the whales that you might find of interest -

    Samaná is a peaceable town with brightly colored houses nestled in hillsides filled with coconut trees. Nearby Cayo Levantado has thick forests and scenic beaches. Parque Nacional Los Haïtises is perfect for a boat ride, with jungle-covered islands and mangrove forests. Those lucky enough to visit in January and February will witness humpback whales mating and bearing young in the waters off the coast.


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    think it's ten days till we get there . the pic looks great , i think that's cayo levanto which is one of the excursions offered. knowing us we'll just wander around into the town.
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    Are you going to come back and tell all?

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    Smitty, we have been to Samana twice and both times we booked the Cayo Levantado excursion. I just could not find anything that would convince me to go into town. All I heard was the "devastating" poverty that you confronted with.

    We will be going back again next November and I am not sure what we will do. If you go into town let us know what to expect.

    The thing I would love to see is the hand rolling of cigars at a local place. Also buy a few to refill my humidor when I return home. There are some incredible deal to be had there.

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    john i got the name of a place that rolls the cigars . i think it's in town , so i'll try to check it out.
    we go to india quite a bit so REAL poverty we're used to seeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canarymoon View Post
    Are you going to come back and tell all?
    will do some sort of trip report in february when we get back
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    That will be great!

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