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Parque Nacional Los Haitises

nature getaway

Get on board at Sabana de la Mar to venture into this vegetation labyrinth, much of which remains untouched by human presence.

North of the peninsula of Samana, this nature reserve is a remarkable biodiversity area, where dense forests and deep fjords are lost in the mangroves. The presence of a guide is indispensable and allows you to move about this prehistoric, subtropical universe. Since the Miocene era, the ground has been regularly soaked with frequent rain. This has allowed for the creation of narrow inland stretches of sea, resistant to any embarkation.

On the bird island you will have the chance to observe many animal species, some threatened by extinction: you could catch a glimpse of the magnificent frigate bird with its striking red chest and brown-black feathers or one of many pelicans. They find refuge in this rainforest, which contains valuable tree species, such as cedar and mahogany. Try to visit the underground cavern network, which has nearly 1,000 caves, some of which are still unexplored. On the walls of the Angel and San Gabriel caves, vast as cathedrals, you will see remarkable pre-Columbian petro glyphs, made by Taino Native Americans, who have survived the centuries.

Parque Nacional Los Haitises
Province de Samana 32000

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