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La Romana

A quick drive from Santo Domingo to La Romana will lead you to the beach Playa Nueva where you can find resorts, beaches and cool Caribbean breezes.


Taxi Service From The 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 expensive and many times it is hard to find a direct flight into. If you are thinking about flying into Santo Domingo, contact us and we will be more than happy to provide a custom quote for transportation from Santo Domingo to La Romana.

History of La Romana

La Romana is a small town located on the west side of the Dominican Republic 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 grown to the east of it in Higuey and Punta Cana. La Romana is also the gateway town to the all-inclusive resorts found in Bayahibe and Punta Cana (east of La Romana).

La Romana is a name of 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.

Places To Stay In La Romana

Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville

La Romana is known for its two all-inclusive resorts both of which are located on the beach of Playa Nueva Romana in a country club that not only has these two resorts, but also villas, condos, and a community golf course.


The resort is known as the “couples’ resort”. This adult only all-inclusive luxury resort has 2 pools, 6 restaurants (international, Brazilian, Asian fusion, Italian and seafood), 4 bars (beach bars, pool bars and a couple located throughout the resort), disco, spa and a golf course.

Grand Bahia Principe La Romana

Staying at either one of these resorts allows you the opportunity to visit the Dominican Republic knowing you have a safe, clean, and very beautiful place to enjoy the Caribbean breezes, beaches 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 hand. While these resorts are 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.


This family-friendly luxury resort is comprised of 1 pool, 5 restaurants international, seafood, Mediterranean and Italian), 3 bars (at the beach, pool and in the resort), a kids’ club, a spa and a golf course. There is entertainment for adults and children alike.

Reasons To Visit La Romana

With La Romana having 2 great resorts, being so close to the fist city in the new world Santo Domingo, many other fun and exciting day tours or excursions, great beaches, etc. it is a great destination for your Caribbean vacation.

Things To See & Do In & Around 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 is credited with discovering. Some of the other more popular tours and excursions for people staying in the La Romana area are listed below with a brief description.


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.


One of the most popular excursions on this side of the island. Board a catamaran 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 you will sail to the uninhabited Saona Island for a prepared lunch, more snorkeling, swimming or just relaxing and taking in the beauty of an uninhabited island on the Caribbean Ocean. There is no better way to enjoy the Caribbean then to be on it.


Explore a replica of a medieval European Village that is an active artist colony and overlooks the Chavon River (Rio Chavon). This village consists of cobblestone streets, artists shops, a 16th century Roman style amphitheater, and European church.


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.


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 visit 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 ones to take home with you.


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 UNESCO world heritage site is a must see and is one of the most popular tours on the whole island.

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Need Help Getting From Santo Domingo To La Romana

If you need help getting from the Santo Domingo Airport to La Romana, please contact us for pricing and availability. Our reservations department and many of our drivers speak English.

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