Adventure Experiences at Amanera

Amanera’s position at the meeting point of tropical jungle, the ocean and golden sand provides innumerable possibilities for exploration and adventure. Engage in watersports such as surfing, kayaking or paddle boarding beside the mountainous backdrop of the coast; discover island wildlife on guided jungle nature walks, or make enriching cultural connections exploring colonial architecture and local fishing villages.


Hike a 400-acre nature reserve

Take a guided trek through the protected jungle reserves surrounding Amanera and discover the island’s astonishing biodiversity, including resplendent tropical flora and more than 160 species of birds.
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Medicinal Walk

Venture into a nature walk and immerse yourself in the virgin forest to embody Taíno generations of herbal medicine wisdom while observing the flora and fauna leading you to the peaceful Aman Spa. We will guide you through the journey to embody the sense of a real healer, harvest your own remedy and learn how the moon’s influential forces encourage growth and purity in the herbal healing power. 

Discover the birthplace of kitesurfing

West along the coast from Amanera, Cabarete Bay is one of the world’s most celebrated kitesurfing spots. Aman can arrange private lessons with kiting professionals, as well as surfing and SUP sessions.

Learn the Dominican art of cigar rolling

The hand-rolled cigars of the Dominican Republic are prized by connoisseurs. Join chef and Maestro del Cigarro Juan Carlos Alberto for an insightful evening exploring the spectrum of Caribbean cigars, from classic Cubans to the island’s finest.

Visit the mangroves of Laguna Gri Gri

A short distance up the coast from Amanera, a picturesque freshwater lagoon provides a home to a huge swathe of Caribbean birdlife, best spotted in the early morning. The mangrove lined waters are warm, pleasant and still, making them ideal for swimming, snorkelling and stand-up paddle boarding.

Embark on a jungle adventure

Take a private horseback rides through hundreds of acres of protected forests lining the shore and discover teak plantations, quiet coastal villages and abundant natural spectacle. Those in search of more challenging escapades will find mountains to ascend, canyons to traverse and waterfalls to rappel.

Tee off beside the ocean

Spread over 370 clifftop acres, with 10 ocean-facing holes, the Playa Grande championship golf course is one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated and the world's most picturesque. Amanera guests enjoy access to the par-72 course at selected tee times daily, and lessons from a PGA professional are available.
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Venture offshore on a big-game fishing trip

Ocean giants such as marlin, tuna, wahoo and sailfish are frequent visitors to the seas around the Dominican coast. Amanera can arrange expert-led full- or half-day fishing expeditions from Laguna Gri Gri, 10 minutes from the resort.

Explore humpback whales on their annual migration

Between January and March each year, humpback whales gather to breed in the waters around Samana Bay, a short journey along the coast from Amanera. Private whale-watching trips can be arranged, bringing guests up close and personal with the huge but amiable creatures.
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Explore Dominican culture and history

From the historical treasures of the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe in Puerto Plata to local music performances and architecture tours, the Amanera team can easily arrange private cultural excursions personally tailored to guests’ interests.

Special Requests

No request is too great and no detail too small. We are also here to assist you before your trip begins