Welcome to Bayahibe, La Romana.
With an abundance of natural riches – from a poster-worthy Caribbean coastline to world-class golf courses – La Romana is one of the country’s most popular destinations. Sugar cane fields lead to continuous white-sand beaches from Dominicus to Bayahíbe. The cavernous forests of Cotubanamá National Park are home to freshwater springs and Taino rock art. Offshore, the islands of Saona, Catalina and Catalinita are lined with turtles nesting on pristine coral reefs, while shipwrecks full of marine life rest at shallow and extreme depths.
The largest sugar cane mill in the Americas was once based in La Romana until its owners diversified and plunged into tourism, opening the luxurious Casa de Campo Resort in 1974, a popular and well-known destination for celebrities because of its award-winning Pete Dye golf courses. It was followed by the adjacent 16th-century Altos de Chavón – a stunning replica of a Mediterranean village that rises above the Chavón River and is packed with entertainment – including an outdoor Greek amphitheater where Grammy Award-winning artists perform each year.
While visitors flock to La Romana for a luxurious seaside lifestyle: tailgating, scuba diving, fine dining and shopping, the fishing village’s charm along Bayahíbe and Dominicus wins over many others. La Romana is the gateway to the islands of Saona and Catalina, part of the Cotubanamá National Park, and one of the most visited natural attractions in the country..
One would expect no less from the only place in the DR and the world where the rare Bayahíbe rose originates – a pale pink cactus shrub named the National Flower of the DR in 2011 and featured on Dominican currency.
The main ports of entry to La Romana and Bayahíbe are La Romana International Airport (LRM) and the tourist port of Casa de Campo.
Santo Domingo with Altos de Chavon
Country & People
Bayahibe, La Romana
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Bayahibe, La Romana