Averages for Samana in February

It is an undisputable fact that the semi-tropical climate of Samana, in the Dominican Republic, makes it an idyllic beach resort and holiday destination no matter the time of year. However, it is at its very best in the winter months, when the high levels of humidity that cause the summer heat to be excessive and uncomfortable, drop, leaving a much more welcoming climate.
 

As this is the driest month of the year, you can rest assured that you are unlikely to have your time on...

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  • Temperature Temperature 25°C 76°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 30°C 86°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 31 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 8 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 26°C 79°F

It is an undisputable fact that the semi-tropical climate of Samana, in the Dominican Republic, makes it an idyllic beach resort and holiday destination no matter the time of year. However, it is at its very best in the winter months, when the high levels of humidity that cause the summer heat to be excessive and uncomfortable, drop, leaving a much more welcoming climate.
 

As this is the driest month of the year, you can rest assured that you are unlikely to have your time on the beach cut short by the sudden appearance of a tropical storm. If you do get caught in a shower, it generally doesn't stick around for too long, so, though it may be heavy, it will clear quickly to reveal blue skies and plenty of sunshine once again.

February is, in fact, one of the best times of the year to visit Samana. Only 31mm of rainfall hits the resort's beaches in February and there are only 8 days with some form of precipitation—both numbers are the lowest of any month, although March is similarly dry. The likelihood of rainfall decreases from 37% to 31% in the course of the month and there are two types of rainfall that could occur—light rain and moderate rain, respectively occurring on 57% and 40% of those 8 days with rainfall.

With cloud cover reaching its annual low this month—49-50%—this is one of the sunniest months of the year. That is not to say that other months aren't sunny, though; rather the contrary. Sunshine is prevalent all-year long. In February, you can enjoy 8 sunshine hours per day on average.

Temperatures are also quite constant throughout the year. February has an overall average temperature of 25°C, one degree more than January which is the "coolest" month, but also only two degrees under the annual maximum. February afternoons can get hot, with average high temperatures of 30°C. Even the nighttime is more than comfortable, the low temperature averaging 19°C. The temperature of the Caribbean water averages 26°C this time of year—this is, in fact, as "cold" as the sea water ever gets in these parts.
 

Long story short; as a winter sun holiday destination, Samana has it all. If you're planning a visit to this amazing destination in the near future, make sure to take a look at our weather forecast.

Where to Stay

Situated in the beachside town of Las Terrenas on the north coast of the Samana Peninsula, Coson Bay Hotel & Residences lies right on gorgeous Playa Coson (Coson Beach). This excellent hotel offers comfortable accommodations, surrounded by pools, lush gardens and a pristine beach. Amenities include a beach club, a poolside restaurant, sunbeds, a spa, a tour desk and various land and water sports.

A fun place to stay in February is the Dominican Treehouse Village. Located near the Lulu Waterfall, this piece of paradise in the middle of Samana's coastal jungle consists of a large eco-lodge and twenty open-air treehouses, all connected by bridges and boardwalks. Set amid lush tropical vegetation, this place is ideal for a get-away-from-it-all holiday. Amenities include a bar, yoga classes, wedding venues, a buffet breakfast and a restaurant.

For absolute luxury, consider booking a room at the five-star Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa. This stunning all-inclusive resort features all the facilities you could possibly want in a hotel, from free Wi-Fi and entertainment programs to à la carte dinners, various sports and free transportation to Pueblo Principe. Amenities are plentiful, including three swimming pools, four bars, five restaurants, a disco and a spa.

Things to Do

As the driest month of the year, February is arguably the best time of year to explore the underwater world around the Samana Peninsula as visibility is never better than now. There are several great snorkelling sites along the coast. Additionally, because Samana is still less crowded than other destinations in the Dominican Republic, you will be able to enjoy many peaceful hours in the subtropical water. It is recommended to book a snorkelling trip with a local tour operator, as they know the best spots. Check out Moto Marina Tours, for instance.

February happens to be when Carnival takes place all over the Dominican Republic. This is without question the most colourful and liveliest event of the year. This wonderful event lasts several days and features parades, dancing and music—all according to authentic Caribbean tradition. Consider heading to one of the larger cities in the country for this spectacle, such as Santo Domingo. Another option is the small town of San Pedro de Macoris, where the renowned Guloya dancers are a sight to see—they have been declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Hit the Beach

Playa Coson, arguably the best beach near Las Terrenas, is a wonderful place to enjoy the plethora of sunshine and warm water and air temperatures that characterise the month of February. This long stretch (24 kilometres) of white sand can be reached on a new highway, which will undoubtedly bring with it increasing development. This beach is, however, still fairly unspoiled and peaceful. There is only one restaurant and one hotel serving the entire beach. This is a great beach for swimming, surfing and sunset walks.

Eating and Drinking Out

Colego Beach Bar is located on beautiful Playa Cayacoa and is a relaxed, laidback bar—just like a beach bar ought to be. Where you can order yourself a refreshing cocktail or cold beer and enjoy it with your feet in the soft sand and the sun on your face.

For amazing food, head over to Mi Corazon in Las Terrenas. With food prepared by an award-winning chef, this charming restaurant is definitely a recommended place to stop by during your visit. Its menu changes regularly to keep things interesting, its dishes look as great as they taste. They also offer catering services and can prepare food for weddings.

Anyone after some Italian food is advised to visit La Dolce Vita, a wonderful dining venue that is part of the Dolce Vita Residence apartment complex. With its open floor plan and lack of exterior walls, and with its thatched roof and wooden furniture, this place couldn't be more "Caribbean." It is regarded as one of the best restaurants in Las Terrenas, its menu filled with great appetisers, main courses and delicious desserts.

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