Located in the east of the Dominican Republic, Samana is not only one of the region’s most beautiful holiday destinations but one of the world’s as well. The most important source of income for the local people of Samana, which is surrounded by turquoise blue seas and golden beaches, is agriculture and tourism. Many tropical fruits are grown here, especially coconuts.
One of the best things to do at this destination, surrounded by tropical forests and waterfalls, is to enjoy the sun, sea, and unique nature. Samana has large resort hotels that feature many flavors from international cuisine, in particular French and Italian. The weather makes visiting ideal almost anytime throughout the year but spring months can be rainy. So coming anytime besides spring would be best to fully enjoy the sun and sea.
You can take a taxi, the most practical method, take the bus, rent a car, ot a transfer service to get from Samana El Catey Airport to Samana city centre. You can reach Las Galeras in 1 hour, Samana city centre in 40 minutes, Las Terranas in 30 minutes, and Sanchez in 10.
Even though there aren’t direct buses to Samana city centre to Samana El Catey Airport, the buses leaving to Sanchez, which is 8km away, might save you some time. You can first go to Sanchez from Samana El Catey Airport in 10 minutes if you take a taxi, and then take the bus to Samana, which should take you 1 or 1.5 hours. These buses operate under Caribe Tours and the price for the ticket as of 2017 is 1-3 dollars. These buses leave from Sanchez every hour and it’s possible to make a reservation by calling (809) 221 44 22.
If your arrival time is in the late hours or if you prefer the quickest and least hassle free method then you can take one of the taxis that are available 24/7 outside Samana El Catey Airport. If your hotel is at Sanchez then you can reach it in 10-12 minutes. The cost for this should vary between 30-40 dollars. To reach Samana city centre with a taxi on the other hand takes around 100 dollars. It might be a good idea to share the taxi with some other passengers to split the fare.
There are many local and international car rental agencies in Samana El Catey Airport and so you will have some good alternatives regarding price so you can pick the agency that is the most suitable for your budget. If you make a reservation before your arrival then you can get even better deals. To reach Samana city centre from Samana El Catey Airport by car we recommend taking the Turistico del Atlantico/133 road from Aeropuerto El Catey.
Last Updated: 16 Jul 2017
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