El Limon Falls

Special to Wings in Flight Magazine: Winter 2007

photography by Stephan Smith

The Dominican Republic a.k.a the “DR” is the home of snazzy resorts, spicey merengue and big baseball exports like Sammy Sosa, but beyond the Caribbean island’s sandy white beaches there lurks an island secret.

It was deep in the heart of the Samana peninsula where I discovered it. This pinky-finger sized nub jets off the DR’s fabled northern coastline and opens up to a wilderness sanctuary where thousands of humpback whales are known to frolic in the warm azure sea each year. That’s no secret.

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