When you think of the country of The Dominican Republic, it is likely picture-perfect white beaches, palm trees and lapping crystal blue waves. Well, it is certain that if it is your idea of a perfect getaway destination, then a Samana holiday will be right up your street. The province is located on the eastern side of the island and is less crowded than other tourist destinations on the island. A Samana holiday rental villa will not only provide you with all of the comforts of home, it acts as an ideal base to return to after a busy day sun-worshipping or sightseeing.
It is guaranteed that a Samana holiday will provide you with a variety of activities to help while away the daylight hours. Amongst the activities available in the province are swimming, sailing, whale watching, diving, surfing, jet skiing, deep-sea fishing, snorkelling, mountain biking, horse riding and walking. In the town of Samana itself, visitors will also find the fascinating Whale Museum, which contains information about these large mammals, as well as various whale skeletons.
If you decide to explore more of the island during your trip, then lock up your comfortable Samana holiday rental villa and take the short journey to the city of Cotui, capital of the Sanchez Ramirez Province. There are many fabulous attractions here including the imposing Hatillo Dam, which is also home to the fascinating Sanabe Hole. Experts believe that this cave was used to sacrifice children judging by the human skeletons found at the site. The cave also contains important pictographs: large murals depicting animals and important people. Also situated close to Cotui is another cave, the Guacara del Comedero which has wonderful hieroglyphs within which visitors can clearly see the ancient chisel marks from the tools used by previous inhabitants of the island.
If the weather plays an important part in whether you book a fantastic Samana holiday rental villa then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to enjoy a typical sub-tropical climate, which means that there are no big extremes in terms of temperature throughout the year. Visitors can regularly enjoy daytime temperatures of up to 32°C throughout the year. The annual rainfall amount for the province is 12 inches. The Dominican Republic can be troubled by hurricanes, especially during the peak season which runs from July to October.
Travellers on a Samana holiday can begin their trip by arriving at Samana El Catey International Airport (AZS) which is situated within the boundaries of the province. Air operators that offer frequent, affordable flights to the island include Air Canada, Thomson Airlines, XL Airways France and WestJet. Passengers can leave the UK from various UK airports such as Manchester (MAN) and Gatwick (LGW).