La Romana attractions

Landmark in La Romana

Altos de Chavón

While a trip to a faux-15th-century Italian-Spanish village created by a Paramount movie-set designer won’t exactly give you a window into Dominican culture, Altos de Chavón has some redeeming qualities, especially …
Island in La Romana

Isla Catalina

In the 15th century, pirates including Francis Drake would lurk around Isla Catalina, waiting to pounce on Spanish ships sailing to and from Santo Domingo. Today, this island ringed by fine coral reefs teeming with …
Monument in La Romana

El Obelisco

Modeled after the George Washington monument in Washington, DC, the Obelisk is a much smaller version in central La Romana, painted on all four sides with contemporary and historical depictions of Dominican life.