Cabo Cabrón National Park (Parque Nacional Cabo Cabrón)
Cabo Cabrón National Park (Parque Nacional Cabo Cabrón)

Cabo Cabrón National Park (Parque Nacional Cabo Cabrón)

Cabo Cabrón National Park (Parque Nacional Cabo Cabrón) offers visitors a taste of the wild side of the Dominican Republic—a place before resorts, tourists, and development touched down on this tropical island. With uninhabited coastlines, rocky cliffs, and rugged trails, this protected forest is one of the most remote locations in Samaná, attracting both divers for scuba expeditions and adventure-seeking tourists.

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Samana, Dominican Republic

The basics

Visitors can hike the challenging trails of this national park, which wind through thick tropical vegetation and snake up difficult passes. Guides are available to help experienced travelers navigate Cabo Cabrón, where maps are rarely used. While the national park may not be home to any of the island’s famous beaches, a trek to the secluded volcanic area tucked into the hillside of this national treasure boasts a refreshing natural water source perfect for cooling off after a long—but beautiful—hike.

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Things to know before you go

  • Cabo Cabrón’s coral tower attracts divers looking for trevallies, hawksbill turtles, and colorful Creole wrasse fish.

  • Both beginner and experienced divers and snorkelers can explore the underwater scenery of Cabo Cabrón.

  • Spanish is the official language in the Dominican Republic, but English is widely spoken.

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How to get there

Cabo Cabrón is located in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic on the tip of the Samaná peninsula. It’s accessible by boat from Las Galeras or by ATV through the town of Las Terrenas. You can also take a regional flight from Santo Domingo or Punta Cana to El Catey International Airport (AZS), also known as the Juan Bosch International Airport, about 30 minutes from the city of Samaná. Bus companies also offer transportation to/from major cities around the Dominican Republic.

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When to get there

If you’re looking to spot some of the 4,000 humpback whales that migrate through Samaná Bay each year, travel between January and March, when their numbers are at their highest, and you can easily spot the ocean giants from the rocky coast. Peak season (also the dry season) runs from December to April, so expect bigger crowds then.

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Rincon Beach (Playa Rincon)

This stretch of white sand tucked along the coast of the Samaná peninsula is known for its turquoise waters and secluded beach. A 15-minute drive from Las Galeras, it boasts casual seaside restaurants that serve freshly caught fish and frosty frozen drinks. You can reach Rincon Beach via an ATV tour of the peninsula.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the nearest attractions to Cabo Cabrón National Park (Parque Nacional Cabo Cabrón)?
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