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Samana Bayport Cruise Ship passenger Terminal Dominican Republic

Samana Bayport Cruise Ship passenger Terminal Dominican Republic

With the presence of President Luis Abinader , the construction of the cruise port and tourist terminal began , with an investment of US$22 million, from the Temarsan Consortium, with Dominican capital.

The terminal is expected to begin operating in 18 months, and plans to receive more than 500 thousand passengers annually. Now about 50 thousand arrive.


In that sense, Federico Schad reported that during construction 150 direct jobs and 500 indirect jobs will be generated. The operation will create 100 direct and thousands of indirect jobs throughout the province, due to the mobilization of hundreds of thousands of visitors throughout its territory and in the area around Samaná Bay .

He indicated that the average expense per passenger in Caribbean ports is US$98, and Samana Bayport will have the capacity to receive 10,000 passengers daily, so the daily economic impact of operating will be approximately one million dollars.

“These income would go directly to you, the guides, the owners of maritime transport, the taxi drivers, motorcycle conchos, tour operators, restaurants, artisans, gift shops and other businesses. In this way this project will improve the quality of life of many people,” he assured.

He stated that he sees “as a triumph for all of Samaná”, the Samana Bayport, a cruise port and maritime terminal that will transform the experience of visitors, because in addition its strategic position in the bay will offer the port and tourist facilities necessary to satisfy the needs operational, which now do not exist.

He explained that the port will be able to handle 3 simultaneous cruises; one with a capacity of up to 5,000 passengers docked at the dock with state-of-the-art technology named “Seawalk”, and 2 cruise ships at the anchorage of the bay.

«The Norwegian Seawalk technology is a floating dock with the capacity to operate with cruise ships of up to 5 thousand passengers, which can be retracted, or stored, when not in use, which minimizes its environmental and visual impact, compared to traditional breakwaters. This innovative technology is already used in several ports in Europe, and will be used for the first time in the Dominican Republic at the Samana bayport,” he added.


Cruise Port Rendering

P.E.T.O.T Samaná

Samaná Peninsula, Dominican Republic. 2017-Ongoing

The P.E.T.O.T. (Urban and Territory Strategic Plan) is a planning tool designed to transform 54,857 acres of land in the North of Samaná Peninsula into a new urban landmark with its own character and identity. The main goal is to turn this area into a landmark recognizable both nationally as a place to gather and internationally as a new destination.

In PHASE 1, the strategy was defined by establishing the following guidelines:

1 Connectivity: making Samaná a connected area where pedestrians play a central role the public realm.

2 Diversity: Samaná Peninsula aims to be a diverse territory where coastal tourism is combined with mountain and landscape tourist attractions.

3 Community: Samaná will be supplied with a complete-multifunctional equipment system.

As a next step and considering different scales, PHASE 2 settles down a proposal containing a territory and tourism model based on protecting and enhancing landscape and natural resources. This phase establishes a sustainable transport and mobility network that improves global accessibility to the area while pointing out the preferred location of both local and general equipment and facilities that aim to enrich residents’ and visitors’ quality of life.

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