La Romana
This tourist area comprised of La Romana, Casa de Campo, Dominicus and Bayahibe is an excellent choice for R
& R vacations, honeymoons, family holidays, family reunions, teenagers, active travelers, scuba divers and
golfers. If friends have raved to you about the Saona Island excursion, La Romana is the nearest point from which
to embark on a trip to the islands of Saona and Catalina.
Altos de Chavon Artists Village is a vibrant cultural community perched above the Chavon River. Cobblestone
paths, coral stone fountains and terra cotta buildings create a magical effect in this village designed by Robert
Coppa, an Italian architect who at the time was a Paramount movie set designer. He built it in the late 1970s to
emulate a 15th century southern Italy-southern Spain village. Visitors today discover craft workshops, artists'
studios, galleries and restaurants. Weddings are frequent at the St. Stanislaus Church, as few places can be
more romantic than Altos de Chavon. The performing arts are showcased in the village's 5,000-seat
amphitheater, inaugurated in 1982 by Frank Sinatra and is still attracting big name performers. Visit the Regional
Museum of Archaeology, a small but wonderful display of the island's rich pre-Columbian heritage. The Art Gallery
features contemporary art exhibitions.
There are three open to the general public golf courses in La Romana, all operated by Casa de Campo -- Teeth
of the Dog, The Links, Dye Fore. The golf course closest to the Dominicus and Bayahibe resorts is the new La
Estancia. Because of the central location of La Romana, visitors to this area should also consider the golf courses
in Juan Dolio and the East Coast (Punta Cana-Bavaro area).
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Phone: (809) 571-3097 / 571-2797     |      Fax: (809) 571-3097      |      Cabarete: (809) 571-0767 / 571-0824