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Things to do

Hola, Samaná

If you like waking up every day to a world of fun and intriguing possibilities, this is your trip, and Viva Wyndham V Samaná is your place.

Sleep late, or do yoga on the beach at sunrise and then hit the spa. Worship the sun by our infinity pool, or go on a ziplining excursion through an eco-wonderland all afternoon. Sip cocktails on the beach at sunset, or quaff a few cold ones at one of Las Terrenas’ colorful bars. Then, after a knockout dinner, have a chill evening on your terrace, or dance into the night to a set from one of our guest DJs or live music.

Sharpen your kitchen skills with an on-site cooking or mixology class. Challenge the surf in one of our kayaks or boogie boards. Hit the fitness center or round up some friends for a game of beach volleyball. There’s so much to do right here, you might never want to leave the beautiful, chic Viva Wyndham V Samaná grounds.

But that’d be a shame. Because our unique excursion desk can hook you up with all of the limitless places to see and things to experience on the beautiful Samaná peninsula. Go snorkeling. Ride a horse. Or a mountain bike. Swim below the stunning El Limon waterfall. Even get close to majestic humpback whales.

With all this, you might wonder how you’ll find the time to plan your days. Oh, right—that’s what sipping cocktails on the beach at sunset is for.

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Visit our unique Excursions Desk to inquire about:

Samana Humpback Whale Watching Tour

Every winter humpback whales migrate from the North Atlantic to the Samana Peninsula to give birth and mate. This amazing ritual can be seen between January 15 through March 15 (may vary).
Measuring 12 meters and weighing up to 40 tons, these humpback whales offer visitors an unforgettable display.
A must-see tour. Listen to the powerful puff coming out of this mammal’s blowhole as it emerges from the bottom of the sea.  You will be able to observe the male humpback whales frolic and perform all sorts of antics as they vie for the affection of the females just scant meters away from our boat.
Experience the thrill of watching newborn whale calves alongside their mothers as they are being cared for and played with.
An experienced marine mammal guide will offer tips on how to observe and interpret their every movement.
You will need: a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, towel, rain gear and camera.
Schedule: from 8:00am to 1:30pm,

Inside Samaná

Learn about the local way of life. We will visit the typical market of Samana. Visit of a family house, school, typical house and cigar factory. At the end of the tour we will have an historical visit of the Santa Barbara town.


El Limon Waterfall Tour

A remarkable and pleasant experience; a 30-minute horseback ride led by a local guide will take you to the top of El Limon waterfall, an awe-inspiring 50-meter-high fall.  You’ll have a chance to enjoy the scenery along the way, surrounded by lush vegetation and tropical fruit.
This tour includes a 15-minute hike down the waterfall; take an invigorating swim in this natural pool.
We’ll take time out to take pictures and rest. On our way back to the ranch, we’ll feast on a delicious Dominican buffet-style lunch!
If you prefer not to go horseback riding or like walking, this tour can be done on foot with a good pair of comfortable shoes, but you must be aware of the treacherous terrain ahead. The trail is 50-minute long on foot.
You will need a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen lotion, a good pair of comfortable shoes and rain gear.
Schedule: 8:00am to 12:30pm, lunch included.


Zip Lining in El Valle Beach:

This is an incredible experience for all adventure and adrenaline lovers. Glide across a suspended steel cable secured by a harness soaring above a 120 meter free fall.
A total of 12 cables extend from one hill to the next with spectacular views of the valley, river and waterfall.
This tour is very safe, consisting of 2 harnesses and 2 cables, as well as an automatic braking system for your peace of mind.
Experience the surreal sensation of flying like a bird several minutes. It is truly an unforgettable experience, and appropriate for the entire family. Thrills are guaranteed in this amazing zip line!
Walking is not necessary; we use a truck for the climb.
You will need: a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen lotion and sturdy shoes.
Schedule: from 8:00am to 1:30pm,

Fronton, Playita and Play Rincon Tour

This tour invites you to experience three (3) unspoiled beaches classified among the most beautiful waters in the world.
This is the place where dreams come true! Departing from Las Galeras on a small boat, we will head to Fronton, a desert beach only accessible by boat. Enjoy the opportunity to go snorkeling.
After going snorkeling, we will go to Playita where we will have lunch. This beach is known for its gorgeous crystal-clear waters that will leave you breathless! For lunch, you will be able to feast on lobster, fish or BBQ chicken. We will then have the afternoon free to spend time in Playa Rincon and after head back to Playa Galera by boat.
You will need: a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen lotion and hat on.
Schedule: From 8:00am to 5:00pm, lobster lunch included,

Safari Samana

The Dominican Republic is an amazing place, steeped with its own unique culture and history. You will get to see places way off the beaten track and you will experience a way of life that has remained unchanged to this day for decades. The Dominican people also share a unique zest for life and living and so with all of these features and experiences combined, this makes the Samana Safari Adventure one of those “must do excursions” while on vacation.

We guarantee that you will be amazed once you head out into the rural areas, and the lush tropical trails around Mount Isabella de Torres. Your guides will astound you with their knowledge, and banter that will keep you entertained, and smiling all day long. You’ll have the opportunity to see a banana plantation, and find out how coffee and chocolate are grown locally.

You will need: a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen lotion, sunglasses and hat on.

Los Haitises National Park Tour // Los Haitises National Park Tour + Cayo Levantado

The can’t-miss tour of the Samana Peninsula: a visit to Los Haitises National Park, once a place of refuge to the Taino Indians who sought shelter in its caves at the beginning of the 16th Century.  Its grottos still preserve original Taino pictographs.
The most beautiful park in the country, thousands of birds flock its highly-varied plant life. Herons, pelicans, frigate birds, swallows, vultures, among other bird species abound throughout this expanse.
The stillness of its mangrove is breathtaking. Listen to the singing of the birds; it’s an authentic paradise!
Having visited its 3 main caves, taking a tour right up to the end of 2 different mangroves and watched the birds, we will enjoy a refreshing beverage on the beach, which also is where the park rangers live. Lunch will be served along the shore at noon.
It is imperative that you bring a good pair of shoes (tennis or closed shoes), bathing suit, towel, sunscreen lotion, camera and rain gear.
Schedule: from 8:00am to 2:30pm, lunch included.


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