View of the Samana Peninsula from my balcony at the Bahia Principe Cayacoa, where we stayed the first 2 nights.
Swimming pool from Cayacoa's resort.
Lobby bar at Cayacoa
Courtyard outside the main building of BP Cayacoa.
Elevator to the beach!
BP Cayacoa's beach
View from the BP Cayacoa's beach deck.
Lower pool deck at BP Cayacoa
Snack bar at the lower pool deck.
Day 1's activities: horsebackriding to El Limon falls, with a break to swim in the waterfall and then ride back for a traditional Dominican lunch.
Best sign of the day, on the horse trail.
Andrea on her horse, on the way to the falls.
My horse? A mule. Who was hungry - very, very hungry.
Beautiful scenery on the way to El Limon falls.
Me and my hungry mule.
Intense game of dominos as we approached the falls.
Mini waterfall before Salta El Limon.
Andrea getting a crossing bc she has no sandals.
Arrival at the beautiful Salta El Limon
Melanie getting a shot of the falls.
The bloggers at Salta El Limon
Vertical shot of the same bloggery awesomeness.
Ramona y Basilio, the tour company we went with, also served us a terrific local lunch.
Andrea, Abbie & Me in Bahia Principe El Portillo
Making great use of Abbie's underwater camera: our feet.
The bloggers in the pool.
Well, ok then.
Lobby of Bahia Principe El Portillo, on El Portillo beach.
Pool at BP El Portillo.
Asian restaurant at BP El Portillo.
View from El Portillo beach.
Getting into the World Cup spirit at BP El Portillo
El Portillo beach.
I cannot get enough of these swans.
Our driver, Pri.
On the way to Los Haitises national park.
Samana peninsula in the late afternoon.
An imitation Dora the explorer makes an appearance. Sadly, should have been named Doron. Not a woman. Not even a little bit.
Jorge Santiago and me post dinner.
On our way to the Los Haitises national park.
Boat driver was surly, but did laugh when a bat crapped on me.
Pelicans and terns, oh my!
Mangrove forest around the caves in Los Haitises national park.
Inside the first of our cave trips.
Explanation of the Ciguapa legend inside the cave.
Inside the caves. Just beautiful.
Pictographs in the cave.
Inside cave #2.
Pelicans and seagulls and more!
Andrea taking a swim (before splitting her leg open on the boat in her attempts to get back in).
Andrea and Blane take a swim the refreshing water.
Saying goodbye to picturesque Samana and Los Haitises before moving on to Puerto Plata.