La Romana is one the of most visited places in the Dominican Republic, famous for its sugar cane plantation, amazing turquoise beaches and tourist attractions that reflect the culture of the Dominicans.
La Romana city has many attractions that reflect the Dominican culture and folklore as the festivity in honor of Santa Rosa de Lima, its patron saint, as well as carnival festivities, where La Romana had a distinctive character: “Papabuey” (Father Ox).
A visit to La Romana is a new experience that you must not miss because the incredible cultural offer and natural riches. Here we present you the top attractions:
Altos de Chavon.
Altos de Chavon is a re-creation of a Mediterranean village from XVI century, known as “city of the artists” for the design school with the same name. Also, in Altos de Chavón you can find an archaeological museum with more than 3,000 pre-Columbian pieces that tell the history of the island, art galleries, the beautiful San Estanislao church and an open air greek style amphitheater, where international stars had presentations, named Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Juan Luis Guerra and many others.
Cueva de las Maravillas (Cave of Wonders).
Take advantage of your stay in La Romana and explore all its natural riches, as the Cueva de las Maravillas or Cave of Wonders. This subterranean cave had 800 meters of extension and 25 meters of deep. Inside the cave you can see about 500 paintings and engravings on the walls, painted in black and red and made by the Taínos, the ancient inhabitants of the island.
If you want to enjoy a day on the beach, you can choose Bayahíbe Beach. Is a beautiful seashore surrounded by coconut trees. There, you can find delicious local gastronomy, amazing tropical cocktails and enjoy the warm weather of the Caribbean.
Fishing in Bayahíbe
If you like fishing, Bayahíbe is the perfect place, especially for species such as marlin, tuna and dorado. From Bayahíbe beach, you can sail or take a boat trip to enjoy a day fishing in their spectacular blue waters and taste a typical flavor of the town at the lunch time.
Visiting the Saona Island is an extraordinary adventure! The excursion starts from Bayahíbe Beach and it takes you, aboard a catamaran, to the coasts of the small Island. It has amazing clear water, vegetation and delicious local gastronomy, such as the famous Saona Lobsters.
Snorkeling on Catalina Island
Located just 2 kilometers from La Romana coasts. Catalina Island is one of most famous areas to practice snorkeling and scuba diving. In this paradise you can enjoy the proximity to a beautiful marine life thanks to its clear waters. Also, on the island you will continue to taste how delicious is traditional Dominican gastronomy.
To live an incredible experience in La Romana don’t miss visit also this places:
- Juan Pablo Duarte Central Park.
- Explore the Parque Nacional del Este.
- Join to excursions to visit city of the artists.
- Explore the remains of the “Quedagh Merchant” ship.
- Visit the submarine museum Catalonia.