Los Haitises National Park, Landscapes, Samana, Dominican Republic
Los Haitises National Park

The park is home to caves adorned with pre-Columbian rock paintings, a rich tropical forest, multicoloured tropical birds, and manatees.

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Los Haitises National Park Dominican Republic
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor Profile

Discover Los Haitises National Park

South of the peninsula of Samana, Los Haitises National Park ('mountain land' in the Indian language of the Tainos) is a remarkable natural sanctuary, best appreciated on a boat ride, leaving from San Lorenzo Bay. Nicknamed the 'Caribbean Halong Bay', this park features mangroves, caves ornate with pre-Columbian rock drawings, a lush tropical forest, multicoloured tropical birds and manatees. The coast is peppered with little islets concealing frigatebirds and pelicans.

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Los Haitises National Park

Halong Bay in the Caribbean, Los Haitises National Park, Landscapes, Samana, Dominican Republic
Halong Bay in the Caribbean

Nicknamed 'The Caribbean Hanoi Bay', it is home to mangroves and a large number of islets covered with lush vegetation.

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Los Haïtises, Los Haitises National Park, Landscapes, Samana, Dominican Republic
Los Haïtises

'Los Haïtises' means 'mountain country' in the native Tainos tongue.

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A mangrove, Los Haitises National Park, Landscapes, Samana, Dominican Republic
A mangrove

This excursion, which lasts five hours, includes a visit of the bird sanctuary where frigatebirds and pelicans build their nests.

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A multitude of islets, Los Haitises National Park, Landscapes, Samana, Dominican Republic
A multitude of islets

One of the must-see sights in Samana bay.

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A natural sanctuary, Los Haitises National Park, Landscapes, Samana, Dominican Republic
A natural sanctuary

The natural sanctuary can be admired from a boat.

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