Cheap Vacations to La Romana
La Romana is the third largest city in the Dominican Republic and is located on the southeastern province of La Romana. The name Romana is derived from the port’s early shipping days and describes a balance that was used to weigh merchandise for export. Tourists annually venture off to La Romana for its cheap all-inclusive deals, beautiful beaches and impeccable infrastructures.
Getting There, Getting Around & Other Transportation
Motor conchos (a form of motor bike) are a popular way to travel through the city. Be careful if you do decide to go on one, as they can be dangerous. Your flight will take you into the La Romana International Airport where you can take the bus or taxi into town. The best way to get around is to walk or take a taxi to experience the true beauty of the city.
Hotels & Places to Stay
La Romana is filled to the brim with quaint hotels and resorts that are awaiting your arrival. Enjoy your stay at Casa de Campo, La Estancia Golf Resort or Gran Bahia Principe La Romana. If you love to golf, you can stay right on the resort. However, if you love to have the beach right at your fingertips, there is a plethora of resorts that are awaiting you.
Dining & Nightlife
Enjoy a meal by the sea or take to the city centre to experience local cuisine. Try some of these great spots:
Trigo de Oro
The best bakery in town, enjoy fresh pastries and a cup of coffee here before you begin your day of tanning or adventure seeking.
A locally owned restaurant located on the beach at Bayahibe where you can try out authentic dishes.
Dance the night away at most of the resorts as they offer discos on site. It is not recommended to go off the resort area at night.
Attractions & Things to Do
The Altos de Chavon is a model town designed in the early 1980’s by Roberto Copa. This is the perfect spot to take in local history and enjoy the artistic nature of the area. The Regional Museum of Archeology can be found here along with numerous art galleries. The museum is open daily and is free.
If you love to shop then head to Chavon or La Romana City as there is an abundance of vendors at the outdoor markets.
Take a walk on the beach, go snorkeling, boating or diving; La Romana has a multitude of water sports. You can also enjoy eco-tours, nature walks or go hiking, cycling, or hop onto a safari ride to check out the best of the best that La Romana has to offer.
Currency, Culture and Language
Spanish and some English in tourist areas
Dominican Peso and US Dollar
The Dominican Republic is home to the $20 USD departure tax that MUST be paid in cash. Be sure to save American funds because Canadian dollars will not be accepted.