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La Romana
Dominican Republic Resort Destination

Panoramic Coastline, World-Class Golf, White-Sand Beaches

La Romana is a city on the Dominican Republic's Caribbean coast. Brimming with natural riches like a panoramic coastline and world-class golf courses, La Romana has become the most sought-after vacation or gateway destination in the Dominican Republic. The long sugarcane fields lead to warm white sandy beaches, from Bayahíbe to Dominicus. The Cave-riddled forests inside Cotubanamá National Park in La Romana are home to freshwater springs and Taino rock art, which are great places for sightseeing and diving. Wildlife enthusiasts will love Catalina, Saona, and Catalinita, which are known for turtle nesting stretches facing the pristine coral reefs.

La Romana is the ideal vacation stop for families, golfers, divers, and honeymooners alike. It is home to beautiful resorts, a world-class marina, Altos de Chavón, worldwide renowned golf courses and a beautiful replica of a 16th-century artisan village. All these are at your disposal. Plus, the Bayahibe area has picturesque beaches, desirable attractions, chic accommodations and marvelous opportunities for ecotourism.

Population

130,000

Official Language

Spanish

Vacation Spots

Dog Golf Course, Altos de Chavon, Ryanna Sun

Electrical Plugs

Type A, Type B

Climate

Tropical, with rainy season

Currency

Dominican Pesos

Things to Do in Ocho Rios

Play Golf at the Teeth of the Dog Golf Course

As said earlier, La Romana has some of the best golf courses in the world. Thus, having an opportunity to play in one of these fantastic golf courses is an opportunity to die for. The teeth of the Dog Golf Course have a reputation that has been well earned over the years. The Pete Dye Classic is the number one course on the entire Caribbean coastline and attracts top professional golfers around the globe. It was built with sledgehammers, chisels, and pickaxes while also featuring signature Dye obstacles and the devilish dog legs. In addition, the teeth of the dog golf course flaunt 18 jaw-dropping beautiful holes along the ocean. Therefore, trust when we say the satisfaction you will get after playing at one of the best golf courses in the world is unmeasurable.

A Day Excursion in Altos de Chavon

While in La Romana, spend at least a day in Altos de Chavon, which is the re-creation of a Mediterranean village from the XVI century, known as the "city of the artists." If you are a history enthusiast, this is the place to be because Altos de Chavón hosts an archaeological museum with approximately 3,000 and more pre-Columbian pieces that tell the island's history. Moreover, while at it, you can explore and feast your eyes on the beautiful San Estanislao church, the beautiful art galleries, and an open-air Greek-style amphitheater, where international stars like Andrea Bocelli and Sting have performed.

This is also the ideal place to learn about the initial inhabitants of La Hispaniola. The well-maintained museum features historical pieces and exceptional counts of events.

Explore Ryanna Sun in Saona

Get a chance to tour the island of Saona, and sightsee the spectacular Ryanna Sun. Here, you will have the pleasure of experiencing an incredible boat ride on your way to the island near the sandbar coast, where you can dive or take beautiful pictures. During your time on the island, make sure to explore the beach and enjoy an excellent BBQ lunch with mouthwatering, delicious lobster dishes.

The Cave of Wonders

The Cueva de Las Maravillas, or the Cave of Wonders, is a national park in La Romana in the Dominican Republic. This nature reserve is situated along the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. These Caves have a rich history that your guide will inform you as you take each step inside with lights on. Plus, the caves showcase ancient drawings of the indigenous tribes who once lived on these islands.

With about 500 paintings and engravings on the walls by the Taínos, who were the ancient inhabitants of the island, you can learn about the history of the Dominican Republic. Bring comfortable sneakers since the pathways could get slippery.

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