La RomanaDominican Republic

4.6/5Top Destination

Escape to tropical La Romana! Enjoy its beaches, golf, and food.

Savor urban delights and explore the tropical landscapes that surround La Romana. As one of the country’s biggest cities, this coastal hub provides a wide range of shopping, oceanfront promenades and luxurious clubs. Use La Romana as a gateway to discover the raw natural beauty of the Dominican east coast.

The city was founded in the 1900s as a trading center for sugar cane production. Today, more than 200,000 residents retain a simple lifestyle among pretty European-style streets and buildings. Walk around the main square to see the Spanish-style church, Santa Rosa de Lima, Town Hall and a number of stately banks. Find shops and bars where you can enjoy a cold beer along the adjacent Avenida Santa Rosa.

For a taste of luxury in oceanfront accommodation, visit one of a few nearby villages. Paddleboard or kayak off beaches around Bayahibe or Dominicus and savor authentic cuisine at restaurants along the water. The developed Casa de Campo Marina in the city’s east is an elegant location to drink a cocktail or browse art galleries.

Local culture can be explored at the Altos de Chavon. This village, modeled on a 16th-century Mediterranean settlement, is home to bakeries, artworks and an archeological museum where you can learn about the region’s indigenous Taino Indians.

Use La Romana’s proximity to the Dominican Republic’s East National Park to embark on a wild adventure. Take a boat tour to Isla Catalina or Saona, where you can snorkel over marine environments and relax on empty white beaches. Alternatively, journey west to the Cueva de las Maravillas (Cave of wonders) and see stalactites that have taken millennia to form.

Take a daytrip to the town of Bavaro, where you can tour Dolphin Island Park and swim with playful mammals.

Get to La Romana from Santo Domingo by bus for a small fee. Alternatively, fly into La Romana International Airport. Get around town on foot or use local taxis.

Known for

Beaches, Entertainment and Golf

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Where to stay in La Romana

Casa de Campo
Altos de Chavon Village which includes art

Casa de Campo

3/5(2 reviews)

If you're spending some time in Casa de Campo, Playa Minitas and The Links are top sights worth seeing.

Las Piedras
La Romana
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Las Piedras

2/5(2 reviews)

While Las Piedras isn't home to many top sights, La Romana Port and Playa Minitas are some notable places to visit nearby.

Top Hotels in La Romana

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Casa de Campo Resort and Villas
Casa de Campo Resort and Villas
5 out of 5
Carretera La Romana-Higuey, La Romana, La Romana
$135
per night
Oct 18 - Oct 19

Nestled on the beach, this Casa de Campo resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Minitas, The Links, and La Romana Port. Dye Fore Golf Club and East National Park ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (710 reviews)

"Everything was very nice, great complex. Best resort in DR."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Casa de Campo Resort and Villas
Linda Villa en Casa de Campo La Romana
Linda Villa en Casa de Campo La Romana
3.5 out of 5
Casa de Campo Resort La Romana, La Romana
$84
per night
Oct 18 - Oct 19

Located in Casa de Campo, this villa is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dye Fore Golf Club, The Links, and Playa Minitas. La Romana Port and Bayahibe Beach are also within ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"My wife and I had one of our best vacation in this beautiful villa in Casa de Campo, the owner , maid and the cooker Juana were friendly and polite. Our villa 43 has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and all you can expect. the pool has a very good size , also we had a golf cart for our entire stay to explore ..."…"

Reviewed on May 19, 2019

Linda Villa en Casa de Campo La Romana
Hotel Olimpo
Hotel Olimpo
2.5 out of 5
Calle Padre Abreu, Esquina Pedro A. Lluberes, La Romana
$37
per night
Oct 18 - Oct 19

Located in Ensanche Almeida, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from El Obelisco and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from La Romana Port. Playa Minitas and The Links are also within ...

3.5/5Good! (13 reviews)

"I liked the price. I think that they need to work on keeping the bathroom a little better."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Hotel Olimpo

Popular things to do in La Romana

Casa de Campo Marina
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Casa de Campo Marina

4.5/5(66 reviews)

Whether you own a boat or not, this pretty marina provides restaurants, drinking clubs and a golf course to serve sophisticated tastes. 

El Obelisco
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El Obelisco

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Examine colorful murals depicting scenes from Dominican life through the ages on this centrally located landmark monument in La Romana.

Bayahibe Beach
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Bayahibe Beach

4.5/5(203 reviews)

This small fishing village is known for its long sandy beach, its popular diving spots and its laid-back charm.

East National Park
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East National Park

4.5/5(124 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at East National Park, a lovely green space in San Rafael del Yuma. Amble around the area's beaches or visit its shops.

La Altagracia Cathedral
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La Altagracia Cathedral

4.5/5(20 reviews)

A site where it’s said people have been miraculously healed and a destination for thousands of pilgrims, this striking basilica is one of the Dominican Republic's most sacred religious buildings.

Cueva de las Maravillas National Park
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Cueva de las Maravillas National Park

4.5/5(28 reviews)

Witness stalactites and intriguing rock formations alongside ancient Indian paintings in this 100,000-year-old cave.  

Top activities in La Romana

Outback Experience - Full Day Safari with Lunch
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Outback Experience - Full Day Safari with Lunch

$90

Get picked up from your hotel in open air trucks and break away from town for an off-the-beaten-path adventure into the Dominican Republic's vibrant countryside. You’ll have a chance to visit a typical Dominican country home and meet the family, as well as the local schools and kids.

Chavón River Cruise on El Fieston with Lunch at Catalina
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Chavón River Cruise on El Fieston with Lunch at Catalina

$120

Set off down the Chavón River on a relaxing cruise that lets you lose yourself in an abundance of scenery and Dominican culture. The journey aboard El Fieston takes you through villages and to a carnival where local traditions are on full display.

Guided Tour of Santo Domingo
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Guided Tour of Santo Domingo

$80

Visit Santo Domingo—the capital of the Dominican Republic and recipient of the American Capital of Culture award—and enjoy the rich culture and great historical past. See sites of the “City of Firsts,” including a cathedral, hospital, and university.

Chavón River Cruise on El Fieston with Lunch
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Chavón River Cruise on El Fieston with Lunch

$120

Set off on a relaxing cruise down the Chavón River aboard El Fieston and lose yourself in an abundance of scenery and Dominican culture. Your journey takes you through villages, down the river, and to a carnival where local traditions are on full display.

Catalina Passion Island Tour with Snorkeling
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Catalina Passion Island Tour with Snorkeling

$89

Located just off the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Catalina Island is the perfect spot to get away for the day. Go sunbathing on the beach, snorkel among the reefs, and enjoy an authentic Dominican lunch during your day on the island.

Platinum Higuey city Tour From Punta Cana.
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Platinum Higuey city Tour From Punta Cana.

$160

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Basilica Nuestra Señora De La Altagracia, Higuey 23000, Dominican Republic The basilica of Higüey, officially named basilica cathedral Our Lady of Altagracia, is a modern Catholic sanctuary that is located in the city of Salvaleón de Higüey, in the Dominican Republic.

Reviews of La Romana

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 19, 2019

We love everything!!! my only complaint was the inside of the apartment it need to be remodeled.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 18, 2019

Great summer vacations!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 17, 2019

Traffic is bad. The area close to the beach is pretty much rundown

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 31, 2019

Top of the Top amazing place!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 23, 2019

Very impressed with the great service from hotel and restaurant staff as well as the quality of the rooms!

4/5 - Good

Meteor316

Jul 20, 2019

They offer an all inclusive package that is not worth it. I highly recommend buying your food as you go. Due to the increase of DR in the news of late, I didn’t plan on drinking more than want I brought so drinking wasn’t on my mind.