Shopping in La Romana is a thrill for the pickiest of travelers. A handful of talented painters and artisans call this area home, including Dominican artist El Artístico, famed for his metal sculptures in the DR and abroad. You can tour his workshop right in La Romana city. Fernando Tamburini’s art shop is a delight for his colorful paintings of Dominican and Haitian island scenery, including select sculptures. In addition, you will find a host of ceramic artisan stores, and hand-painted household items, among other finds. Last but not least, Altos de Chavón is home to a handful of designer apparel and gem stores, with the finest Dominican designs and larimar and amber jewelry. Dominican fashion designer Jenny Polanco’s signature white linen blouses and dresses accented with amber—available at her boutiques in Casa de Campo Marina and at Altos de Chavón —are among the unique take-home items you’ll find in La Romana.

Other attractions in La Romana

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Bayahíbe

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.

Bayahíbe, La Romana

Casa Ponce de León

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.

La Romana, Punta Cana

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