Coconut groves, verdant mountains, beaches fringed with palm trees, hour after hour of sunshine... the paradisical Samana peninsula in the Dominican Republic has all this to offer, and whales, too.
Adventurers used to come to Samana bay in search of pirate treasure and shipwrecks. No doubt these attractions still exist, but they're no longer the great draw. Now, what brings in the visitors is the chance of sighting schools of humpback whales who travel half way across the planet to this Caribbean paradise for their courtship and mating rituals.
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