La Romana Attractions
La Romana is a tourist destination located in the southeast of the Dominican Republic,
half-way between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana. This picturesque town is also a favourite
stop for cruise ships. La Romana includes the All Inclusive Resorts in the place as well as
the nearby Casa de Campo Resort and Bayahibe complexes. In La Romana you will find the
country’s most luxurious resort, Casa de Campo, and the impressive Altos de Chavón
When dealing with La Romana Attractions,
Altos de Chavón, the Village of
artists, is one of those must-visit locations for visitors of La Romana all-inclusive
resorts. It has craft workshops, artists’ studios, galleries, shops and
restaurants that are set up in coral block and terracotta buildings. Since the 1980´s
Altos de Chavón has been home to craft workshops in which artisans
sculpt ceramics, hand loom weavings and create silkscreen prints under the direction of the
prestigious artist Emilio Robba. In narrow cobblestone alleyways there are picturesque shops
where you can find the diverse craftwork of local artisans, and three galleries exhibiting
the talents of students from the world recognized School of Design.
The Casa de Campo Resort complex is the most outstanding of all the All
Inclusive Resorts in La Romana. The resort has 3 championship golf courses, among
them the famous Teeth of the Dog designed by renowned architect Pete Dye. It has
consistently been ranked as one of the top 50 courses in the world. The Casa de Campo Resort
also houses its own polo fields and a private airstrip.
Among La Romana Attractions you will find an attractive excursion to
Saona and Catalina, two small virgin islands part of the National Park of
the East that have called the interest of many anthropologists because of the evidences of
Taino civilization found in the area. Besides, if you are interested in snorkelling, scuba
diving, sailing, or just relaxing at the beautiful beaches, Saona and Catalina islands are a
very good choice.
Some other La Romana Attractions are the Cave of
Wonders, the Underwater Archaeological Reserves and the Padre
Nuestro Archaeological Trail.
The Cave of Wonders is a sample of 276 pictographs of rock art, the most
important sample left by Taino Indians in the Caribbean. In the Underwater
Archaeological Reserves you will find shipwrecked galleons from the beginning
of the 18th century, recreated to depict how they looked when discovered.
The Padre Nuestro Archaeological Trail will lead you to the unique flora and fauna of the
area, as well as to the dwelling areas of ancient Taino Indians.
Other interesting La Romana Attractions are Tabacalera
de García and Bayahibe. In the Tabacalera de García
you will see how the most prestigious cigars are made, an interesting cultural experience
while in the community of Bayahibe, founded as a fishing village in1874,
you will learn about its history and its natural surroundings; it is located at just a short
distance from the Bayahibe all-inclusive resorts.
When speaking about La Romana Attractions we have to mention the all-inclusive
resorts such as Canoa Coral by Hilton, Santana Beach Resort and Casino, Viva
Wyndham Dominicus Palace or Sunscape Casa del Mar among others, that provide a wide variety
of options from kid’s clubs to keep your child entertained to nice restaurants that
include Italian, Asian and Mexican food or Dominican delicacies as fresh fish or seafood.
There are also great bars, nightclubs and casinos that will let you enjoy spectacular late
evening entertainment choices.
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