La Romana
Dominican Republic
By D. Gregory Perrin

On the southeast corner of the Dominican Republic lies a hidden treasure: La Romana. This coastal city is the third largest in the country and is riddled with a slew of wondrous beaches, boating opportunities and other great adventures. Whether you are stopping by the city as a port of call on a cruise or flying in, WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends La Romana, Dominican Republic as a premier vacation destination in the Caribbean.

Vacationers can fly into La Romana International Airport (LRM) to enter the city. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your flights to La Romana; just click this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to start your search for affordable rates. You will also have the option to compare our prices with some of the top travel websites on the entire internet. WhatsCheaper.com can also assist with booking your hotel reservations. By clicking this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php), travelers can search for high quality hotels at an affordable rate.

The city has so much to do. The obvious place to start would be the beaches. La Romana is lined with some of the best beaches in the world. From Ryanna Sun to Playa Caleta to Minitas and others, the white sand and crystal clear waters make for a relaxing afternoon.

But, no sense in traveling all that way without taking in some sites as well, right? La Romana has much more than just perfect beaches. WhatsCheaper.com recommends taking in some history while in La Romana. The best place to start would be the Juan Ponce de León Fort-Museum; this restored museum has been built to mirror the architecture of its day. Spanish conquistadors lived in its location during their time in what would become the Dominican Republic. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday, and is only approximately 20 minutes outside of the city. Also, in La Romana, is the La Aleta. This is a site that archaeologists uncovered in the 1990s and gives a great way to learn about the beginnings of the Dominican Republic.

Another excellent attraction to learn about history is the Regional Museum of Archaeology. Here you can learn about the pre-Columbian heritage of the Dominican Republic. On display are many archaeological finds from the Dominican Republic that show how its early inhabitants lived. The museum is very interesting and WhatsCheaper.com recommends it as a must see attraction in La Romana.

La Romana, Dominican Republic also has some spectacular nature attractions beyond just the beach. WhatsCheaper.com recommends the Cueva de las Maravillas (Cave of Miracles) as a must see while in the city. The cavern is enormous, and you can take part in a guided tour for a minimal fee. The tour last approximately an hour and will allow you to see the cave, its primitive art work, and more. Another great attraction is the Rio Chavon, which are some amazing waterfalls that are breathtaking.

Lastly, WhatsCheaper.com suggests making time to stop by Tabacalera de Garcia. This facility is a homemade cigar factory that is the largest in the world. There are tours available Monday to Friday from 8 to 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. WhatsCheaper.com wants to make all vacationers aware that the tours are by appointment only, so it is crucial to make one prior to going in order to gain admittance.

Overall, La Romana is an excellent city for your next Caribbean getaway. No matter what your taste, the city has something for you, whether it’s a relaxing beach, historical sites, golf courses or more. Just click on the above links to start your search for flights and hotels with WhatsCheaper.com.

MUST SEE IN La Romana LIST:

  • 1. Tabacelera de Garcia
  • 2. Playa Caleta
  • 3. Regional Museum of Archaeology
  • 4. Altos de Chavon Village
  • 5. Juan Ponce de León Fort-Museum
  • 6. La Aleta
  • 7. Ryanna Sun
  • 8. Cueva de las Maravillas
  • 9. Rio Chavon
  • 10. Minitas

La Romana EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. International Jazz & Fushion Music Festival - March
  • 2. Primer Festival Internacional de Jazz & Musica Raiz Bomana - March
  • 3. Bazaar Primavera - May
  • 4. Fiestas Patronales de Bayahibe - May
  • 5. Fiesta Americana - July
  • 6. Ferragosto (Fiesta Americana)
  • 7. Oktoberfest - October
  • 8. Ruta Macadamia y Cacao - October
  • 9. Joli-Day Beach Luau - November
  • 10. Bazaar Navideño - December

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