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La Romana is a city at the southeast end of the Dominican Republic. The area along the coast is mostly taken up with various resorts, most notably Casa De Campo Resort. Cruise ships also port here.

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  • Winery Winery

Points of Interest in La Romana

A must see is Altos de Chavon. This "village" was done replicating the 15th century colonial architectural style. Has many restaurants, a museum with Taino artifacts, breath-taking view of the Chavon River. This is a charming replica of the Italian village that was built by a man as a gift for his daughter. Also, artists ranging from Sinatra to Cocoband have performed at its large amphitheatre. Traveling to a place like La Romana should not be something of a gut wrencher. Depending on where youre staying will make your experience that much easier and more entertaining. Staying at one of the larger resorts would gve you the benefit of already having everything you need, from food, to games, to activities. This does not include however other activities outside the resort. For those of you who are looking for places to stay, they have local hotels where the people are very friendly, and open to make friends. Compared to the resorts staying in local hotels is much cheaper. Yeah, hotels have food included and fun activities, but the prices are off the roof. Staying out local, gives you the opportunity of going grocery shopping at the street markets and the local supermarket.

Altos de Chavon Village

Altos de Chavon Amphitheater

Dye Fore Golf Club

Catalina Island National Park

El Obelisco

La Romana Port

Casa de Campo Marina

Teeth of the Dog

Playa Minitas

Casa de Campo Equestrian Center

Cave of Wonders

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About La Romana

Activities

Bored? La Romana has plenty to offer. If you're a night person, you will be amazed by how many different things you can do in such a place. For starters, on certain nights, resorts and locals host parties, activities, and games on the beaches. Everyone is welcome because they consider that having more people makes everything that much fun. When you're done at the beach, head over into town if already not living there, and enjoy a night of festivities. The locals always have fun events going on depending the time of the year so make sure you research before planning your trip. These activities still not enough for you? In such a case head over to Big Sur, a very popular club. Big Sur is located in the Bayahibe area. You can enjoy yourself by dancing to some merengue, and if you're the shy type you can always sit at their bars which is sure to serve you the right tastes. Hungry? Big Sur offers a great variety of foods in which anyone would die for. So no matter what you do, make sure to really explore the nightlife. Not a night person? No problem. The list of things you can possibly do is endless. This list includes snorkeling, diving, golfing, swimming, shopping, site seeing, spa, and much more. Whether you're a smoker or not, the Roman Cigar factory may be something of interest. Finally, if you have the money and time, you may want to visit the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo.

Food

Eating in a place like La Romana is quite easy and numerous in quantity. From the resort food, to the local restaurants and bars, to the markets, and finally the vendors walking around. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you know what you're eating in case of allergies. The resort food is your typical meals with a bit of a Dominican twist in some foods. If you want to be very adventurous, feel free to buy food off the street markets, because the food is homemade and absolutely delicious. Many restaurants take out main ingredients in some of the foods in order to keep regulations in tact. This might not give you the full experience of what real Dominican foods taste like. However, this does not apply to all restaurants. Calamaris Fritos (fried calamari) is a very popular dish that many tourist enjoy when they visit La Romana. The food here ranges, so in order for you to find the right ones, make sure to do a bit of research to find the hotspots for certain types of foods.

Drinks

The drinks here are as expected. You have your water, juice, soda, and finally beer. If you want to hardcore drink and have a good time with family and friends, there are many bars around the area which serve both beer and liquor. Also, a very popular way of drinking is of the streets. The vendors you see might have stands set up with different juices they have made from papaya, to a myriad number of different fruits. On the beach they have vendors walking by selling drinks, and as i mentioned in previous sections, make sure you don't accept their prices right away. Bargain with them to lower the costs. Remember, the vendors want money and will take just about anything that is not too low.

Shopping

The most you can possibly do is go down to the markets and buy cultural clothing and merchandise. Many people have and sell the same things so make sure to look around first before buying something, because maybe you can get a better deal. For those of you who have decided to stay in a eat yourself motel or hotel, the market is the way to go. Here they have a variety of foods in which one can chose from. From fruits, to vegetables, to drinks, and finally spices. You can enjoy a home cooked meal at a low price. As always make sure to bargain with the merchants in order to receive a lower cost on the foods. Aside from the food market you can hit up the craft shops, and sports shops. Many of these places offer food within the building so make sure to look around. The rest is up to you. When you know where you're staying research your area although most areas have similar shops and activities going.

This article is based on Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike 3.0 Licensed text from the article La Romana on Wikivoyage.

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