For couple planning to get married in the Dominican Republic, an original passport, copy and translation of original birth certificates, and sworn declaration before a notary public are required. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.
For non-residents, passports and tourist cards are required upon entry into the Dominican Republic. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic, though English is widely spoken and understood.
The Dominican peso is the currency of the Dominican Republic, but US dollars are often widely accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
Samana weather is tropical and humid with year round sunshine. The temperature is steady around 86 degrees F, with colder temperatures from November to April and warmer temperatures in summer months. Historically most hurricane activity in the Dominican Republic's part of the Caribbean has taken place in the months of August and September.
There are dozens of secluded, white-sand beaches to choose from in Samana, including La Playita, Rincon, Moron and Bonita. Cayo Levantado is a short boat ride off the coast and has excellent scuba diving spots and Parc National Los Haitises has mangroves, colorful birds and caves off the shore.
Activities & Attractions
Aside from Romano’s many beaches like La Playita, Rincon, Moron, and Bonita, there are a number of activities nearby. Cayo Levantado is a secluded island with great snorkeling, while nearby forests are perfect for hiking, mountain biking, or lounging under a gorgeous waterfall. Weddings in Samana immerse you in the charming town, which also has a newly renovated seaside walking promenade for strolling through the many sail and fishing boats. If you plan to visit in January, don’t miss out on the truly memorable experience of watching thousands of humpback whales traveling through the bay!
Samana is quiet at night, with visitors opting for leisurely dinners and late-night beach strolls.