Saturday, 28 September 2013

Spotlight Samana - Whale Museum and Nature Center (CENTRO DE NATURALEZA)

Turn left from the main section of the Malecon, en route to the hotel Bahia Principe Cayacoa, to find the tiny Whale Museum & Nature Center (Centro de Naturaleza), dedicated to the mighty mammals of the sea. Samana Bay is part of one of the largest marine mammal sanctuaries in the world and is a center for whale-watching during the winter migration of humpback whales. The C.E.B.S.E. (Center for Conservation and Ecodevelopment of Samana Bay and Its Environment) manages this facility, which features a 40-foot female humpback skeleton. Allow 15 to 45 minutes for a visit, depending on your fascination with the subject and your ability to read Spanish. Information in English is available at the entrance.


  • Address: Av. La Marina, Tiro al BlancoSamana | Map It
  • Phone: 809/538-2042
  • Cost: RD$75 ($2 USD)
  • Hours: Mid-Jan.--mid-Mar., daily 8--5; mid-Mar.--mid-Jan., weekdays 8--3
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  • Location: Santa Barbara de Samana

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