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La Romana Overview
La Romana is a golfer’s paradise. At the center of La Romana tourism is golf at the resort Casa de Campo. World-renowned golf course designer Pete Dye created Teeth of Dog, Dye Fore, and The Links, some of the top golf courses in the world today, all located on this massive resort property. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a golfer to enjoy La Romana. For those who want both relaxation and adventure, the warm and clear water makes for great snorkeling, cave exploring and scuba diving. Along with museums, art galleries, shopping, quaint restaurants and more, La Romana offers both golfers and the casual traveler plenty to do for a great vacation.
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La Romana is home to resort delights, like Casa de Campo’s world-renowned Teeth of the Dog golf course. In Puerto Plata, surf’s up where you can find all types of water sports on its Amber Coast. People flock to Punta Cana’s luxurious resorts on pristine beaches for snorkeling and fun in the clear-aqua water. But visit Samaná to see majestic humpback whales up close, migrating through the bay. Finally, UNESCO World Heritage site in Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the Americas and is the cultural and political capital of the Dominican Republic. Whatever you want to do, the Dominican Republic’s got you covered.
Exciting Underwater Surprises
If you stay at Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach or Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace, you may run into a pleasant surprise snorkeling off the coast.
The world’s first underwater shipwreck museum gives you an up-close and personal view of the remains of the early-18th century Guadalupe and Tolosa Spanish galleons. The ships, which originally wrecked off the Samaná Bay, have been moved to the Bayahibe beach area to let the public see the wreckage in its original form.
The Guadalupe Underwater Archaeological Preserve together with the Captain William Kidd 1699 shipwreck makes this region an exciting place to snorkel and dive.
Step Back in Time in Altos de Chavón Village
One of Casa de Campo's most interesting facilities is the Altos de Chavón Village. It's a living recreation of a 16th century Spanish village and features artisans, performers and more.
You'll love strolling through the cobblestone paths and enjoing the vintage-romantic look of the amphitheater and church that make up most of the property. A cool feature of the village is the Altos de Chavón School of Design, an affiliation of the Parson’s School of Design in New York.
Make sure to browse the art galleries and little shops and stop in at an eatery for a good meal. Experiencing the village is like a step back in time to a place where peace and beauty are first priority.
Wander Through the Cave of Wonders
Don't miss out on the Cueva de las Maravillas (Cave of Wonders) on your trip to La Romana. It's a path of underground caverns that features original drawings from the native people of the island of Hispaniola before it was settled by Christopher Columbus.
Part of the insides have been remodeled to accomodate visitors but much of the original stalagmites and stalactites are still there to give you a true vision of history. The railing guides you along the amazing cave system with award-winning architecture complete with professional lighting and a museum. Stop by the gift shop at the end to commemorate the experience.
Teeth of the Dog: The No. 1 golf course in Caribbean
La Romana is home to resort Casa de Campo’s famous Teeth of the Dog golf course. Designed by world-renowned designer Pete Dye, the course is the No. 1 golf course in the Caribbean (ranked by Golf Magazine) and gets bonus points for its scenery.
The gorgeous greens featured by the towering cliffs jutting into the ocean marked the start to La Romana’s tourism when it they opened in 1971. And since then, La Romana’s been a boom town that people travel to from all over for the best experience in golf.
La Romana Quick Facts
Same voltage as North America, but the sockets are two pronged.
All U.S. citizens must have a valid passport when traveling to and from the Dominican Republic.
Drink only bottled water. Avoid tap water and drinking beverages with ice cubes.
Eastern Standard Time (UTC/GMT -4 hours)
Dec to Feb, July to Aug and Semana Santa (the week before Easter)