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La Romana, Dominican Republic

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Overview

La Romana is the third largest city in the Dominican Republic. There are many resorts and hotels, as well as beautiful beaches in this area. There are even a few golf courses for those looking to partake in a game. The locals are quite welcoming, as their economy is heavily reliant on tourism.

Many cruisers that port in La Romana opt to travel to one of the nearby popular resort areas, including Casa de Campo and Punta Cana.


Destinations
La Romana is included on several Caribbean cruise itineraries.


Cruise Lines Departing Here

La Romana is not a cruise departure port.


Currency
The official currency of the Dominican Republic is the Peso Oro (DOP). US Dollars are accepted at many tourist areas. ATM machines are available, but make sure you use one that works with the card you're using. ATM machines will usually give you a better exchange rate than a hotel. Using a credit card is a great way to avoid having to exchange currency.


Language
The official language is Spanish. Some people will speak English, but don't count on it.


Tourist Attractions
A very popular thing to do while in La Romana is to go to one of the nearby all-inclusive resorts for a nice day at the beach. Among these resort areas are Casa de Campo, Altos de Chavón and Sunscape Casa del Mar. Bayahibe Beach is another popular area for tourists to go to (and is about a 30-minute ride from the cruise port).


Casa de Campo is probably the most popular resort area near La Romana. Within this area are three championship golf courses, including the famous "Teeth of the Dog." The Casa de Campo Marina has many upscale shops, galleries and restaurants in its area.

Altos de Chavón is a replica of a medieval Mediterranean village, located high above the Chavón River. This cobblestone street filled village is located just minutes away from La Romana. In this area you'll find many restaurants, shops, bars and galleries. There is even a huge amphitheater that occasionally hosts a big-name performer.

Saona Island is an island off the coast that a few of the cruise lines offers "beach break" excursions to. It's a beautiful government protected nature reserve, sure to fill your "fun in the sun" needs.


Port Location
The cruise port is located about a 15-minute walk from the downtown area of La Romana. While walking around the port area you may see a group of folkloric dancers and musician performing.

There should be a bunch of taxis available at the cruise port. Typically, a taxi will cost about $15 to go to Casa de Campo's Marina, and about $20 to go to Altos de Chavón. La Romana is about 37 miles away from Punta Cana, farther than the aforementioned areas.
 
La Romana's Harbor
La Romana's Harbor
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The Beach at Saona Island
The Beach at Saona Island
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Saona Island
Saona Island
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Altos de Chavon
Altos de Chavón
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A Golf Course in Casa de Campo



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