Culture

in La Romana

 
 
Sculpted entirely of stone, Altos de Chavón —a model 16th century Mediterranean village—is a delightful place to tour for its charming medieval feel, including plenty of shopping, fine dining, and bars.
Iconic Sights, Music + Nightlife, Shopping, Wedding Venues, Weddings & Romance
Designed like a Grecian amphitheater, this breathtaking 5,000-seat open-air facility hosts concerts and performances from major Dominican and international artists year-round. Seeing a concert here, under the stars, is a bucket list item.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, Music + Nightlife, Theaters
The scenic fishing town of Bayahíbe is an attraction in and of itself; Bayahíbe retains its Dominican pulse, from its local restaurants and bars to its street side arts and crafts stalls, and fishermen who bring catch daily.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, Shopping
Walk through a garden filled with the DR’s pink-hued national flower: the Bayahíbe Rose.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights
How often do you get to step into the home of a 16th century Spanish explorer? Juan Ponce de León’s residence continues to stand in the southeastern town of San Rafael de Yuma, close to Higüey, where he lived before heading out into the seas to conquer neighboring Puerto Rico.
Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, Museums
This cave houses hundreds of well-preserved Taino pictographs and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years, and impressive samples of stalactites and stalagmites.
Caving, Ecotourism, Excursions, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, National Parks + Protected Areas
One of the most comprehensive displays on pre-Columbian and Taino indigenous culture in the DR, from 4000 B.C. to 1492, counting over 3,000 pieces.
Family-Friendly, Museums
Hike through a lush, protected forest where you can bird watch, spot native plants, and dip in cool fresh springs in underground caves.
Ecotourism, Excursions, Family-Friendly, Hiking, Iconic Sights, National Parks + Protected Areas, Wildlife Spotting
Located just past the main dock area, this striking wooden building sitting in Bayahíbe village is its first religious site, consecrated in 1925. It boasts a glorious seafront view, and was built entirely from wood brought over from Florida.
Churches, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights
Straight out of a medieval postcard, St. Stanislaus Church—sitting in the heart of Altos de Chavón and overlooking the Chavón River—was consecrated in 1979, and is one of the most beautiful churches in the DR.
Churches, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights
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