Samaná: is one of the 32 provinces of the Dominican Republic, founded on June 4th 1867, as Maritime District. The 1907 Constitution, effective in 1908 - makes it in province. It´ve got the indigenous name of the very region. It confines to the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Samaná Bay, to the southwest by Monte Plata province and to the west by the Duarte and Maria Trinidad Sanchez provinces. This area is rich in marble and distinguished by its majestic landscapes; it has the largest concentration of coconut palm trees per square meter in the world, and fabulous crystalline water and sandy beaches.
For many years it has been a separate area from the rest of the island, mainly because of its access difficulty. The vast majority of its inhabitants are slave descendants brought from the United States and other West Indian countries.
The capital is named Santa Bárbara de Samaná, but it's just called Samaná. It was discovered by Columbus on his first trip to America.
In its beautiful Malecón or maritime drive, there are some hotels where most of the boats sail offshore for fascinating trips.
It has some tourist attractions like the small island Cayo Levantado, located in the middle of the Samaná Bay, the National Park Haitises, the strange carsic rock formation with special scenery and wildlife, the Limon Waterfall, among others.
Internationally, it is well-known because every year more than 3000 humpback whales are drawn together during their mating season; they swim near the shore, this is an eagerly awaited show that visitors can enjoy. It does not have many tourist resorts but existing ones have high quality; It also has an international airport which was opened in 2007 and receives flights from around the world.