Los Haitises National Park was established in 1976 on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. The biggest attractions to this area are the Forests of Mangroves, the Caves, and of course the Whales in January.
There are countless tours of the Islands: Bird Tours; Whale Watching; Cave Tours; Boat Trips and Canoe Tours. The park is only accessible by boat.
The going rate is usually around US$60 per person for a full day including lunch. It is always best to pay in Dominican Pesos (DOP) and you will often get a better deal this way.
All the tours depart from the dock in Samaná but most tours will offer transport from your area.
There are tour guides who speak English, French, German and Spanish (maybe other languages too… just ask!)
What to pack?
The caves can also be quite slippery so sturdy shoes are better, but definitely not essential.
Tours can be pre-booked online, or there are always places in the towns nearby to book. Here are some of the tour companies:
I hope you enjoy!