Secret Samaná

The Dominican Republic's northeastern peninsula is quickly becoming a hot spot for fabulous boutique hotels and raw, natural beauty (never mind the twisty, bumpy roads).

Open-Air Ambience
Photographer: Michael Hanson

Open-Air Ambience

Balcones' beachfront restaurant, Porto (left), is firmly grounded in Samaná, with a fresh menu of grilled fish, ceviche, and other delicacies from the sea. It also has one of the top wine lists in the Dominican Republic;

Another option: Mi Corazón in Las Terrenas, a highbrow fusion restaurant;

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