A narrow peninsula in the northeastern corner of the Dominican Republic, Samaná is one of the least developed and most serene areas of the country. Its white sand beaches, many of them remote and secluded, rank with some of the D.R.’s finest. The province of Samaná, with a population of over 140,000 and covering over 853 square kilometers, is in known for its agriculture, fishing and for being one of the country’s most popular tourism destinations. Places such as the Bay of Samaná, are of great importance as they play host to the largest concentration of North Atlantic humpback whales each year between the months of January and March.
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