Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
9:00 AM 8th August 2020

DREAMING OF REMOTENESS ……..Samana, Dominican Republic

If you would like to reset and recharge in fourth of the world’s best secluded stays, then look no further. We’ll be featuring one a day. Here’s your fourth:

Samaná is one of the Dominican Republic’s best kept secrets.

Tucked away on the northeastern tip of the Dominican Republic, stretched out into the Atlantic, the Samaná Peninsula enjoys a splendid isolation from the rest of the country and many Dominicans say this is the most appealing part of their country.

With traditional charm, a laid-back vibe and long, uncrowded, white-sand beaches, Samaná Peninsula is a hidden gem with most of its land still wild and undeveloped.

The Samaná province is full of incredible scenery: craggy limestone cliffs with panoramic views and rolling hills blanketed in coconut trees, tropical forests, colourful villages dotted along the rough roads, vibrant local markets scattered around the port town and a handful of sea view restaurants.

Those who travel here often come in search of one of the most secluded and stunning beaches in the Dominican Republic: Playa Rincón: a dreamy three-mile long, undeveloped stretch on the peninsula's easternmost tip.

A popular activity in Samaná is the jungle trek on horseback to the Salto El Limón.
In the middle of the Samaná Peninsula, the Salto El Limón (Lemon Waterfall) is a 170-foot majestic waterfall that cascades into a swimming hole.
The 1.5-mile trek to the waterfall can be made on foot, or on horseback and a dive into the refreshing fresh turquoise water is highly recommended.