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La Romana

Located on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic halfway between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana is the small town of La Romana. Surrounding La Romana are some of the best tourist destinations in the country.

English Speaking Taxi Service from Santo Domingo Airport to LA Romana

A taxi from the Santo Domingo Airport to La Romana takes about 1 hour and is a distance of about 96KM/60 miles.  Typically, the Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ) is the best airport to fly into to reach La Romana even though it is not the closest airport. The closest airport is very small, often times expensive and many times it is hard to find a direct flight into that airport. If you are able to find a good flight into the La Romana Airport, take that, but if not, fly into the Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ). If you are thinking about going from Santo Domingo to La Romana, give us a call or email us and we will be more than happy to provide a custom quote to drive you to your destination in La Romana.

History Of La Romana

La Romana is a town on the west side of the island/country and is about half way between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana. It was originally founded as an oil town in 1897, but by 1917 it had become known as the sugar refinery capital of the Dominican Republic. La Romana refines all the sugar cane being grown in Higuey and Punta Cana to the east. La Romana is also the gateway town to the all-inclusive resorts found in Bayahibe and Punta Cana (east of La Romana).

The name La Romana is both a city and a province. While not much tourism is found in the city, there are many tourist attractions on all sides of the city and in the province of La Romana – with the 3 most popular destinations being: Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville, Casa de Campo and Bayahibe. Bayahibe is a small beach town with several excellent all-inclusive resorts, vacation home rentals and small hotels that is located in the province of La Romana.

Places To Stay In La Romana

Santo Domingo to Grand Bahia Principe La Romana

All-Inclusive Resorts

The all-inclusive resort, Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville, is located in La Romana and is one of the high-end resorts in the country. For the other all-inclusive resorts located close to La Romana, please visit our page on Bayahibe.  Staying here allows you the opportunity to visit the Dominican Republic knowing you have a safe, clean, and very beautiful place to enjoy the Caribbean beach and sun. Once checked in, you can relax, put your credit card and cash away, and head to the beach or pool with your favorite rum drink in your hand. While this resort is exceptional, we encourage you to get out for at least one day to explore all the Dominican Republic has to offer outside of your resort walls.

La Romana Casa

Small Hotels / Rental Houses

If you decide to stay in a small hotel, house, or condo, it will allow you more opportunity to enjoy and see the Dominican Republic. Without the all-you-can eat restaurants and bars of the all-inclusive resorts, you will need to eat in town which allows you to interact more with the locals, enjoy more local foods and have a better opportunity to experience the Dominican Republic. For those who enjoy immersing in the culture of where they are visiting, this will afford you a better opportunity than the all-inclusive resorts. For those who don’t speak Spanish, many of the restaurants around town will have both Spanish and English menus and your cell phone can translate for you.

Things To "See and Do" In La Romana

Many of the “things to do and see” can be arranged by us, or, if we can’t help you directly, we will refer you to a reputable local tour company. With being so close to Santo Domingo, the tour we highly recommend is the Colonial City Tour.  This is the tour of the first city in the new world and is where Christopher Columbus landed in 1492. Some of the other more popular tours and excursions for people staying in the La Romana area are listed below with a brief description.

Santo Domigno La Romana Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

With the clear water, caverns and the shipwreck of William Kidd to explore; from beginner to expert there is something for every diver off the coast of La Romana. You may even want to schedule several dives.

Isla Soana La Romana

Saona island

Take a catamaran tour that will sail along where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic, then over to a natural swimming pool where you will see starfish, birds, etc. while swimming, snorkeling and free-diving. Then to the uninhabited Saona Island for a prepared lunch, some more snorkeling, swimming or just relaxing and taking in the beauty of an uninhabited island on the Caribbean Ocean.

english speaking taxi service from santo domingo airport to LA romana

Altos de Chavon

Explore a replicated medieval European Village that is an active artist colony and overlooks the Chavon river. This village consists of cobblestone streets, artesian shops, a Roman style amphitheater, and 16th century European church.

Santo Domingo to Grand Bahia Principe Cuevas

Cuevas de las Maravillas

Explore these very large caves that have petroglyphs etched in stone made by the early natives of the island, the Tainos, and observe the stalagmites and stalactites. In 2003 this cave system was awarded the Gold Prize in the International Landscape Architecture Bienal Award.

La Romana Cigar Factory Tours

Cigar & Rum Factory Tours

Visit both the Tabacaler de Garcia Cigar Factory, one of the largest cigar factories in the world where Montecristo, H. Upmann, and Romeo y Julieta cigars are manufactured and then the Barcelo Rum Factory where you will learn how one of the oldest and best Dominican rums is produced. Try the different cigars and rum and then find just the perfect cigars and rum to take home with you.

La Romana Santo Domingo Colonial Tour

The Colonial Zone

A short drive along the coast will take you to the Colonial Zone and once there you will be transformed back to 1500’s as you walk down the streets in the first city in the new world. Explore the buildings, streets and architecture from the time of Christopher Columbus. This world heritage site is a must see and is one of the most popular tours on the whole island.

Transportation From Santo Domingo To La Romana

If we can be of assistance taking you from Santo Domingo Airport to La Romana or any other part of the country, contact our English Speaking Taxi Service by calling or emailing us. We can assist you in arranging transportation and answer many questions about our wonderful country.

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