Thursday, 12 September 2013

Spotlight Samana - Taino Park

This unique park attempts to tell the story of a lost civilization. The Taino Indians, the indigenous people of this island, were the inhabitants here some 1,500 years ago...that is, until Christopher Columbus discovered it. And then came the inevitable clash between the Spanish colonials and these peaceful natives. The major exhibits comprise 25 animated scenes with life-size figures depicting the life of the Tainos and their conflict with the Spanish conquistadors. Their costumes came from the best movie-company makers in Europe. The museum has an archaeological exhibition of more than 200 pieces—bone, clay, stone, and wood. The tour is fully roofed, so you can visit the park even if it's raining. Plan on at least one hour with a personal audio guide (available in five languages).


  • Address: Before the Arrollo Airport, 15 minutes west of Santa Barbara de SamanaLos Robalos
  • Phone: 809/729-1514
  • Cost: $15
  • Hours: 9--6, last entrance at 4:30
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  • Location: Santa Barbara de Samana

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