The Samana Peninsula on CNN

I am delighted to share my latest article for CNN on outdoor adventures on the Samaná Peninsula, and showcasing this northeastern corner's dreamy tropical landscape.

With its gorgeous beaches, clifftops, rugged waves and forest-tucked waterfalls, Samaná is easy to fall in love with — many do as soon as they lay eyes on its Survivor Series-worth beaches riddled with caves and sparkling turquoise waters. But it's also home to humpback whales from January through March, fresh water rivers and bays, and one of the largest national parks: Los Haitises.

Check out the article for many more eco-adventures you can have on the Samaná Peninsula, and my best tips.

Click here if you missed my prior piece on Playa Rincón — part of CNN's "A Year of the Worlds Best Beaches" digital feature.

And a big thanks to Go Dominican Republic (the DR Ministry of Tourism), for the shoutout to my blog and CNN article on social media yesterday!

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Did you just land on my website from the CNN article?

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For additional advice on where to stay or eat on the Samaná Peninsula, and other parts of the DR, or how you can overnight in Los Haitises National Park, get a copy of Moon Dominican Republic guidebook.

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Lebawit Lily Girma

A former corporate attorney, Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning travel writer, photographer, and author of several Caribbean guidebooks for US-publisher Moon Travel Guides, including Moon Belize and Moon Dominican Republic. Originally from Ethiopia, Lily calls herself a “culture-holic”–fluent in four languages, she has lived in eight countries besides the U.S., including Belize, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Her articles and photography focusing on culture, adventure, and sustainable travel in the Caribbean region have been published in AFAR Magazine, CNN, BBC, Delta Sky, The Guardian, and others. She is the recipient of the 2016 Marcia Vickery Wallace Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

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