First of all, it's a small town of about 15,000 easy-going Dominicans living by the sea known by it's geographic name of Santa Barbara de Samana, also called sometimes Samana town, people living here simply call it home : Samana
It's also the name of the 50 kms long Samana Peninsula and its majestic Samana Bay. Furthermore, it is also the name of the Samana Province that encompass all of this incredible natural beauty.
Samana town is an authentic, scenic, and peaceful port with friendly locals living their life with tourism, agriculture and fishing activities, all set to the beat and rhythms of Merengue, Bachata and Salsa music.
The small town of Samana is graced by a beautiful 1 Km long Malecon (Oceanfront walking promenade) ideal place for strolling by daytime and nightime by the Marina filled with sailboats and fishing boats. This is where you will find all the restaurants, bars, shopping and banks.
In 2009, the Bay of Samana was recognized as "One of the most beautiful bays in the World"
Samana is also a great place to retire in Dominican Republic.
Perfect sunny weather of 68 to 88 degrees Farenheit all year long (20 to 30 degrees Celcius), very low crime rate, 24 hours a day electricity and low cost of living.
Also, every year from January to March, one of the most fascinating creatures on earth comes to visit the immense bay of Samana.
The large peaceful humpback whales come by the thousands to frolic and mate, offering a natural spectacle of true wonders.
The town of Samana celebrates every year on August 23 its birth anniversary, a lot have changed since the town was founded back in 1756 by the Spanish governor Francisco Rubio Peñaranda.
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