5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerAug 19, 2019
We love everything!!! my only complaint was the inside of the apartment it need to be remodeled.
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.
Beaches, Entertainment and Golf
Whether you own a boat or not, this pretty marina provides restaurants, drinking clubs and a golf course to serve sophisticated tastes.
Examine colorful murals depicting scenes from Dominican life through the ages on this centrally located landmark monument in La Romana.
This small fishing village is known for its long sandy beach, its popular diving spots and its laid-back charm.
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.
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.
Witness stalactites and intriguing rock formations alongside ancient Indian paintings in this 100,000-year-old cave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meteor316Jul 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.