DR Tourism

La Romana

Your trip to La Romana begins with a beautiful drive along the Southeastern Coast next to vast sugar cane fields. Then, you will find the beautiful resorts and beaches of Casa de Campo, Bayahibe and Dominicus, and the Saona and Catalina islands. However, your stay isn't complete without a trip to Altos de Chavón, the recreated medieval European village.


The true jewel of La Romana is the number one golf course in the Caribbean -- Teeth of the Dog. The course is not only hailed as the best in the Caribbean, but also among the top 100 in the world. This Pete Dye course is only one of four of his courses in the area, including Dye Fore, The Links, and La Romana Country Club. You can also play a round on La Estancia, which was designed by his son, P. B. Dye.


La Romana also has a tourism complex filled with facilities for polo, shooting, and tennis. Only 5 minutes away from the city and airport of La Romana, Casa de Campo invites you to visit its range of art galleries that showcase painters and sculptures from around the country.


You can't stay on land the entire time you are in La Romana. Make sure to take advantage of its crystal clear waters for diving. Hotels offer excursions to sites like the Guadalupe underwater museum, which can also be seen by snorkeling above it. The living museum of the Cara Merchant shipwreck is also nearby. This is the ship that once belonged to the legendary Captain Kidd who was sentenced to death after being accused of being a pirate.


La Romana has a lot of shopping options. You can visit small shops in town, or visit the largest mall in the entire area. Either way, be sure to check out locally made crafts and distinctive Dominican food. Make sure not to miss: El Artístico (Av. Libertad), Arte por Tamburini, Eduardo's Art Gallery (Calle Francisco del Castillo Márquez), Columbus Plaza, Bibi León Artesanía (Calle Restauración).


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Altos de Chavón

This 15th century artists' village is the region's main cultural attraction and has hosted renowned performers such as Frank Sinatra, Santana, Sting, Plácido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Heart, Air Supply and many others. You can even enjoy dinner, bars, and shopping while overlooking the Chavón River. www.altosdechavon.com

Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo Resort is considered the most luxurious and complete resort in the entire Caribbean. Celebrities such as George Hamilton, Bill Clinton, Alex Rodríguez, Shakira, Elizabeth Taylor and many others come here to escape and relax from the world's attention. Guests can play golf on three magnificent courses, including two that are among the world's best: Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore, according to Golf Magazine. In addition, the resort features a marina with internationally renowned boutiques and restaurants with haute cuisine. For more information, please visit www.casadecampo.com.do.

Cueva de las Maravillas (the Cave of Wonders)

Don't miss visiting this unique nature museum of cave art, located between the Soco and Cumayasa rivers and only 1,640 feet from the San Pedro de Macorís-La Romana highway.

The Cave of Wonders is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Telephone: 809-696-1797.

Fun Fun Cave

Located in the province of Hato Mayor, not far from La Romana, Fun Fun Cave is a great option for adventure lovers. These caves are the biggest in the Caribbean, and extend about 3.7 miles underground. You can have a thrilling experience in the darkness of its inner corridors, while learning about its cave art and underground rivers.

Isla Catalina

A small island that is only 6 square miles wide, it is completely surrounded by a marine coral reef nature preserve, which attracts thousands of diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.

Saona Island and National Park of the East

Saona island is separated from dry land by the Capuano channel and is part of the Dominican Republic's national park system. It is very popular among foreign visitors thanks to its beautiful beaches and a spectacular excursion that can be made in catamarans or speedboats. If you are lucky, you may be even accompanied by dolphins near the island.

Playa Bayahibe
What originally began as a small fishing village has now transformed into a tourist destination, complete with small hotels and diving schools. From here, you can also take a boat trip to Saona Island. Bayahibe has great restaurants such as the The Cuban Woman's Kitchen, and small shopping centers with crafts throughout the town of about a dozen streets.
The Ecological Route and Our Father Archeology

This route is 4.5 miles long and has more than 450 kinds of native plants and five springs. The Punta de Bayahibe cultural route combines history and the beauty of nature with picturesque landscapes and enchanting views of the National Park of the East.