Travel Destinations: La Romana, Dominican Republic

Located at the southeastern tip of the Dominican Republic, the city of La Romana is one where you can truly have the vacation of your dreams. Cruise ships visit this port and there is a small airport with daily flights to and from major airports in the US and other Caribbean islands. You can also fly to Punta Cana and take a bus ride along a dirt road to reach your destination. However, this mode of transportation is not recommended if you have a short schedule because the roads are not in the best of shape and bad weather can delay your trip.

There are many resorts in this area, most of which are all-inclusive. Plenty of restaurants will satisfy your need for food, especially if you want to sample the traditional cuisine of the island. The dining venues do serve international cuisine so you are sure to find your favorites on the menu.

One of the must-sees on your vacation in La Romana is the village of Altos de Chavron. This village was built as a tourist attraction and displays the architectural styles of the 15th century from all over the world. There are restaurants and shops, as well as a museum with exhibits of artifacts from the Taino Indians, the early inhabitants of the island at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Replicas of villages from different parts of the world will give you a sense of just how small the world has become when you can see them all in one place.

There is plenty of activity in La Romana making it possible for you to be as busy as you wish. The nightlife is fascinating with many of the resorts hosting activities on the beach in which everyone can take part, whether or not you are a guest of the resort. Big Sur is a very popular nightclub where you can dance until dawn.

Lie on the beach and soak up the sun if that is what appeals to you. See the marine life of the underwater world through snorkeling or if you want to explore farther afield, this is an excellent location for scuba diving. Relax at one of the resort spas and indulge in the pampering that only a treatment in the Caribbean can bring. Golf and tennis are also on the list of things to do when you visit this part of the Dominican Republic.

There is not much in the way of shopping experiences in La Romana outside of the local markets and stores. However, it does present you with an opportunity to purchase locally made handicrafts and clothing that you won’t find anywhere else. You will return home from your vacation fully rested and ready to tackle the challenges of your daily life.