El Obelisco

Punta Cana & the Southeast

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

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Punta Cana & the Southeast attractions

1. Altos de Chavón

4.89 MILES

While a trip to a faux-16th-century Italian-Spanish village created by a Paramount movie-set designer won’t exactly give you a window into Dominican…

2. Isla Catalina

5.21 MILES

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…

3. Playa Bayahibe

8.82 MILES

Much of Playa Bayahibe, the town beach to the right of the parking lot, is occupied by dozens of motorboats waiting to ferry tourists to Isla Saona…

4. Playa Dominicus

10.4 MILES

The advantage of staying in Dominicus Americanus is being able to walk to Playa Dominicus, a beautiful stretch of thick, nearly white sand, with good…

5. Padre Nuestro

10.42 MILES

Located deep inside Parque Nacional Cotubanamá, Padre Nuestro is a weaving stalagmite- and stalagtite-filled 290m tunnel flooded with freshwater that can…

6. Cueva del Puente

12.15 MILES

Parque Nacional Cotubanamá has more than 400 caves, many of which contain Taíno pictographs (cave paintings) and petroglyphs (rock carvings)…

7. Parque Nacional Cotubanamá

13.32 MILES

Much more than simply Isla Saona, which is all that most people see on a group tour, the Parque Nacional Cotubanamá (formerly known as Parque Nacional del…

8. Cueva de las Maravillas

13.76 MILES

Extending for 840m between Río Cumayasa and Río Soco, this lighted and well-marked massive underground cavern complex is off the highway some 20km west of…