Time of whale watching!
The official whale watching season runs from mid-January to March and the official place in the Dominican Republic to see them is the Bay of Samaná, they can also be seen in the area of Isla Saona, part of Cotubanamá National Park (protected area).
The Dominican Republic has 25% of protected natural areas and coasts of crystalline waters, which make it a very interesting country for tourism, which demands activities such as excursions outside the hotel to paradisiacal places in the middle of nature. In addition, the country has been working constantly for many years to establish solid actions with environmental leaders to protect and preserve the green and maritime zones that make the Dominican Republic the country with the greatest biodiversity in the Caribbean.
In spring, this Caribbean island becomes an essential destination for those who love nature and beauty in spring, when, in addition to the climate that accompanies (it is not so hot and at night it refreshes), thousands of humpback whales arrive to reproduce and breastfeed their young in quiet and safe places for them.
The whale season lasts from mid-January to the end of March, when the whales return to their normal habitats. Until then, there is no better time or place to experience and observe the largest mammal on Earth from a very short distance.
Saona Island is a short distance from the mainland and can be reached comfortably with fast catamaran boats. As a protected nature reserve, the island has white and pure sand and magnificently beautiful and beautiful waters. It is the largest coastal island in the country, with an area of 42 mi2 (68 km2) and houses 112 species of birds, turtles, sharks, dolphins, whales and manatees.