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In La Romana you will find extraordinary things. It is the largest city in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the South Eastern province of La Romana, and having the advantage of holding the fantastic Bayahibe region means you're in for a real treat. The resort offers a ridiculous amount of beauty, especially once you discover its hugely tranquil beaches. If you were to close your eyes and imagine paradise La Romana is probably what you'd see. Weather you're the type to swim freely in its open oceans, or the type to plainly thrive in watching other have fun in the sun you're bound to fall in love with La Romana. It holds a population of around 230,000 people, many loving, welcoming and proud to live in what is one of the Dominican's most loved and popular tourists destinations, due to offering the diversity of private beaches as well as a city.

In La Romana you will find restaurants serving up cuisine influenced from all around the world. Freshly caught sea food such as lobster and prawns are always in demand and are often marinated in spices to taste extra yummy. Most food served up in smaller eateries is homemade. Another popular dish is fried calamari. You will also find many Spanish and Italian places to eat out there too.

The best thing about La Romana has to be its beaches, and what comes with that is its water sports. Why not try snorkelling in the transparent beaches? Or scuba diving? You could even take a boat trip to one of it sister resorts like Cayo Lavantado for a real excursion and a full day out. The cities most built up and bustling area is probably the Bayahibe region where you will experience the cities faster side of life. This is where all the business making happened outside of holiday resorts and is also where you will find luxury hotels, stunning architecture, fashion shops and restaurants, as well as markets. One place for a great rummage for bargains is the old Spanish Quarter where you will find food and jewellery markets. There are many top tourist attractions in La Romana such as Tabcalera; a cigar factory open to all visitors, Kyana Sun Beach for an almost private beach experience, as well as the small and quirky village of Altos de Chevon.

Location of La Romana

Key Facts

  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Dominican Peso
  • Time Difference from UK: -4
  • Flight time: London: 1.5 - 2 hours
  • When to go: November to April