Located on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, La Romana was once a sugar cane town that specialized in raising cattle. La Romana transformed into a destination for the rich and famous when Gulf + Western Industries opened the town’s first luxurious resort complex in 1975. Since then, the town has flourished as a premiere vacation destination in the Caribbean.
One of the most popular attractions in La Romana is Altos de Chavón, which is a replica of a 17th century Mediterranean village. The village is a creative Mecca with artists’ studios, craft-shops, galleries and a 5,000-seat amphitheater that attracts big name musical artists. Altos de Chavón also has restaurants and bars to satisfy all types of visitors.
La Romana is minutes away from these great attractions:
Isla Catalina — a small offshore island with an incredible coral reef for snorkeling and diving.
Isla Saona — taking a catamaran, sailboat or speedboat ride to this island will showcase the incredible turquoise water and beauty of the limestone cliffs. You may even see some dolphins following your boat!
Santo Domingo — the oldest city in the New World, where the settlement of all the Americas began. You’ll see the first cathedral and the first hospital. Explore the cobble stone streets that wind through the Spanish colonial architecture and imagine life in the 1600s. There are so many restaurants it is said that even those who live here cannot visit them all.
Higuey– A small town known for its large Basilica honoring the Virgen de la Altagracia, patron saint of the Dominican Republic. Stroll the small streets and sample some of the tasty cheese and fresh fruit from the local markets.
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