Due to the increasing popularity of the destination, once rickety roads have been upgraded to make your trip less arduous. But it will still be a fun and shaky ride that the kids will love, although some of the narrow paths might get your heart racing a little. Those with a fear of heights need to be prepared for a few vertiginous moments.
Once up there you'll immediately appreciate the purity of the mountain air, the sound of the birds and the sheer sense of tranquillity that will wash over you. Sunshine reflects on the lagoons below, contrasting with the turquoise majesty of the Caribbean sea. Behind you is another mountain range in Samana that reaches far above the clouds. It’s a 360° vista, so make sure you’ve got plenty of storage on your camera.