Averages for Samana in September
The weather begins to cool down in Samana, Dominican Republic in September, when the summer season comes to a close. During this time of year, the resort enjoys weather similar to nearby Sosua, with temperatures climbing up to an average of 31°C at the hottest point of the day, which means that it often gets even warmer. The temperature drops to around 22°C after sunset. These temperatures remain essentially constant throughout the month. The overall average temperature is 27°C, which ...
The weather begins to cool down in Samana, Dominican Republic in September, when the summer season comes to a close. During this time of year, the resort enjoys weather similar to nearby Sosua, with temperatures climbing up to an average of 31°C at the hottest point of the day, which means that it often gets even warmer. The temperature drops to around 22°C after sunset. These temperatures remain essentially constant throughout the month. The overall average temperature is 27°C, which makes this one of the warmest months of the year. This average temperature is the annual maximum, also recorded in the months of June, July, August and October. The temperature of the Caribbean Sea, too, is at its highest this time of year, averaging a pleasant 29°C—the sea water is warm all-year round, though.
Another maximum is the number of sunshine hours. On average, each day in September has 9 beautiful hours of sunshine, a number that is seen in the other summer months as well. Again, though, sunshine is always prevalent in Samana, from January through December.
September is the wettest month of the year, receiving 152mm of rainfall in total and having 15 days with rainfall. These numbers may seem rather high, but they are, in fact, quite low compared to other subtropical destinations. Certainly, people visiting Samana in September will experience some rainfall, but, as mentioned above, there is still plenty of sunshine as well. This is, however, one of the most humid months, so make sure that your room has air-conditioning. The chance of experiencing any type of precipitation ranges around 46% on any given day, most likely in the form of thunderstorms, which occur on no less than 71% of those 15 days with rainfall. Light and moderate rain occasionally fall as well, but are much less likely. When visiting Samana this time of year, simply keep an eye on the weather forecast to plan your days and you will be in for an unforgettable holiday.
Where to Stay
Consider staying at El Marinique when visiting Samana in September. Set at the top of a small rocky outcrop and overlooking Rincon Bay and Las Galeras, this is one of only two seafront hotels in Las Galeras. This welcoming hotel has a fine restaurant, and three cottages and two luxury apartments with Wi-Fi, and lies close to tour companies that organise fishing trips, whale watching and horse riding excursions and hiking trips.
El Pelicano Apart-Hotel offers accommodation in wonderful, private, fully furnished apartments in the centre of Las Galeras. It is in a peaceful corner of the town, a pleasant walk from the beach, and surrounded by beautiful nature. These affordable apartments are great for both long-term and short-term stays. Each apartment comes with a bathroom with shower and toilet, a fully equipped kitchen, a large living room and a bedroom.
Another suggested place to stay is Sol Azul, a B&B that has room for 12 guests in beautiful palm-roof, wooden bungalows. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, Wi-Fi, an expansive tropical garden, a small bar, barbecues and easy beach access.
Things to Do
Hikers and nature lovers won't want to miss the chance to visit the Cabo Cabron National Park. Here you can wander around the lush forest—just make sure you take a map with you because there are no signs in the park. Toward the coast is a fabulous serene beach, 'Cabo Cabron', where you can enjoy a refreshing dip before heading back into the park for more exploring.
Whale watching is a popular activity in Samana and a memorable experience for all the family. Each year more than 4,000 humpback whales travel to the Dominican Republic, many of which pass by Samana. Although the best time to see these marvellous creatures is between January and March, there is still a good chance you will catch a glimpse of a few if you are visiting in September. If you don't see one, then you will still have had the chance to admire the amazing coastline of the peninsula and even go for swims in the pleasantly warm water. Besides whale watching excursions, you can also opt for cruise and catamaran trips to various destinations around Samana with Marivanna Tours.
Hit the Beach
Despite September being one of the wettest months of the year, with 9 hours of sunshine per day, there is still more than enough time to hit the beach. For seclusion and authenticity, head to Playa El Valle, which is arguably one of the most unspoiled beaches in the Dominican Republic. It is reached after driving on an unpaved road for about 5 kilometres, a beach that consists of beautiful white sand and is backed by palm trees.
Eating and Drinking Out
For those who are in the mood for some more action after dinner, the Tsunami Pub & Disco in Samana Town is a suggested place to go. DJs play both international hits and traditional Dominican music in this vibrant club that is open until the wee hours.
One of the most popular things to do in the Dominican Republic, besides sunbathing and swimming, of course, is renting a car and a going for road trip along the coast. When you're doing that, consider stopping by the Lazy Dog Beach Bar & Grill in Cabarete. This extremely popular restaurant serves mouthwatering burgers and all kinds of drinks, and is particularly popular for its live music.
For lunch, a great place to visit is Xo in Las Terrenas. This European-style brasserie incorporates many things under one roof—a restaurant, a tapas bar, a brewery and a wine bar. This is one of the best and most popular restaurants in town, located right on the beach.