La Romana is one of the most popular travel destinations in the Dominican Republic. With its striking Caribbean coastline and Latin influence, a vacation here promises world-class beaches, unique cultural experiences, and excellent sight-seeing opportunities.
The city was founded back in 1897, and became wealthy thanks to its sugar production. Now, it relies upon its all-inclusive resort area to keep its economy flowing. Its port was transformed to include two additional docking platforms, capable of welcoming cruise ships.
You won’t want to miss taking a trip to Altos de Chavon, a replica 40-year-old village. It's been designed to look just like a 16th-century Mediterranean settlement. Visit the archaeological museum or the amphitheater, and learn more about the local culture and history.
If you’re heading here for a beach vacation, you’ll find the waters are consistently warm. This makes them ideal for swimming, snorkeling and paddling. You can also venture slightly further afield to the nearby islands of Isla Saona and Catalina. With crystal clear waters, mangrove forests, and turtle sanctuaries to explore, you’ll easily be able to spend a day exploring these small islands.
A-list celebrities frequently spend vacations in this resort region. Since the introduction of the Casa de Campo Resort back in 1974, it’s been a playground for the rich and famous. Here, you’ll find exclusive golf courses and a variety of activities to keep you entertained.
The weather in La Romana is hot all year round. You’ll find average annual highs of 85.5°F in January, and 91°F in July. This makes it a great out-of-season destination to visit. You can take a direct flight here from New York in just under four hours.
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Things to do in La Romana
You’ll have an endless list of activities and attractions to keep you entertained throughout your La Romana vacation.
Head to Rio Chavon, with its spectacular scenery and striking colonial architecture. From here, you can take a tour of the river, enjoy a coffee after a scenic walk and witness fascinating wildlife. In Altos de Chavon, explore the Regional Museum of Archaeology, the School of Design and a great art gallery.
For keen golfers, the Teeth of the Dog is one of the best golf courses in the world. It was designed by Pete Dye, and offers a luxurious but challenging course. You can also visit one of the most beautiful marinas in the world, La Marina in Casa de Campo.
If you want to indulge your more adventurous side, pay a visit to the National Park of the East. Founded in 1975, the area was once inhabited by the Taino Indians, and provides unforgettable views and excellent hiking opportunities.
La Romana beaches
There's an excellent range of beaches in and around La Romana. While all of them are worth a visit, some beaches are better choices than others, depending upon what you’re looking for.
The Playa Minitas Beach is popular with families. Renowned for its calm waters and great range of family activities, the beach does get crowded, particularly during peak season. Some of the activities on offer here include snorkeling, pedal boating and kayaking.
If you’re looking for a more remote beach experience, Playa Palmilla beach is ideal. Reachable only via boat, it's located just outside of the East National Park. Another untouched beach worth venturing to is the one located on nearby Saona Island. This is one of the most idyllic beaches in the Dominican Republic.