La Romana: head from the airport right to the white sand beaches
La Romana, the third most important city in the Dominican Republic, is in the south of the country, and has stunning beaches and an exceptional climate, to the great delight of tourists. Travellers can lounge on the Bayahibe beach, visit Santo Domingo, and discover Dominican history, most notably in the village of Altos de Chavón.
Visit Santo Domingo, the capital
A direct flight to La Romana places visitors in close proximity to Santo Domingo. Organized excursions allow tourists to discover the old city, its cathedral, Primada de América, as well as the Alcazar de Colón and historic buildings dating back to the colonial era.
Excursion to Bayahibe
La Romana and its surrounding area boast many acclaimed beaches, notably La Romana, Dominicus and Bayahibe in the national park to the east. In addition to white sands, it’s home to a pretty fishing village. Visitors can also chase starfish in the blue lagoon, or organize a jeep safari in the park. For island-loving tourists, the 22 km of beach on Saona Island are worth the trip.
Altos de Chavón
In the valley near La Romana is Altos de Chavón, a reconstruction of a 15th century European village. Today, the cathedral and the amphitheatre are still used and local artists sell their work there. Tourists can also visit the sugarcane fields nearby.