Travel to the Domincan Republic: My Trip to Samana in Instagram Photos

Travel to the Dominican Republic: I Only Sampled a Taste of Samaná's Ecotourism During My February 2014 Trip
Travel to the Dominican Republic: I Only Sampled a Taste of Samaná's Ecotourism During My February 2014 Trip
Travel to the Dominican Republic: I Only Sampled a Taste of Samaná’s Ecotourism During My February 2014 Trip

Ah, beautiful Samaná. An ecotourism paradise with gorgeous, uncrowded beaches, turquoises-blue water, hypnotizing waterfalls, sweet fruit, and warm, welcoming smiles. Enjoy my February 2014 journey through my Instagram images tagged with #EcoSamana. Whever I travel, the place that you will be able to see what I get up to is Instagram. I just love how easy it is to post photos and actually build a following. With this in mind, I do feel like I do want to build on this aspect of my platform. Ever since a friend of mine recommended I should do some research through sites such as and companies similar to Buzzoid, I have started thinking about it more. There’s no harm in wanting to build your online presence and if I was to do that, Instagram would be the best place for me. I will be using a bio link app in the future to make it easier for you guys to see all of my important posts in a convenient way.

Connecting in Miami from Tampa to Santo Domingo, DR.

As soon as I landed, I dove into the local food scene with a chicken empanada. Yum!

I was fascinated with the Bannister Hotel’s lobby floors. Small river stones created beautiful mosaics.

Golden light of sunset is seen from my room at the boutique, Bannister Hotel.

A big day needs a big breakfast, Dominican style. Eggs, fried cheese and mangu seen in the background which is mashed plantains with fried onions.

Catching the boat for Los Haitises National Park.

Sitting in a boat on the El Naranjo (a river) into La Pesquera, a limestone cave. Pretty cool, right?

A rock carving in Los Haitises National Park believed to be about 1,000 years old. Pretty amazing, right?

Catching a boat with Dario Perez Service & Travel for Playa Rincón.

Dinner at La Mata Rosada. Can you see the outline of a fork in the dessert (pictured at the top of the image?)

Fishermen pulled these oysters out that morning and shucked them for hungry tourists in Las Terrenas.

Lunch at Parada Basilio y Ramona following a horseback ride to El Limón Waterfall.

Hypnotizing El Limón Waterfall. I can’t get over how stunningly beautiful it is. Well worth the walk UP.

Whale watching. Those humpback whales are incredible animals. Another check off my bucket list.

Pina Colada at Cayo Levantado.

Men seeking shelter from the rain by playing dominoes at D’Vieja Pan a third-generation owned bakery certified as a Dominica Treasure. The Dominican Treasures certification program (DT) is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and overseen by the Dominican Tourism Competitiveness Board (CDTC).

Seeing the sunrise on my last morning in Samaná.

Oh, Samaná. I can’t wait to see you again.

Disclosure: I was a guest of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism and their U.S.-based public relations agency of record, BVK. They have not reviewed this post and opinions are my own.

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Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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