A great aspect of vacationing in La Romana is that you’re able to enjoy the gorgeous beaches and sights of the area while also being close to many other top destinations in the Dominican Republic that make for easy day trips.
A small tropical island located off the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Saona Island is often the destination for boats that depart from the beach of Bayahibe in La Romana. Excursions to the island are also available, which pick visitors up straight from their hotels. Saona Island is a nature reserve, and visitors can explore the vegetation or opt to go for a swim in the clear waters off its shores. Snorkeling is also excellent off the coast.
Located 80 miles from La Romana, Santo Domingo is the largest city in the Dominican Republic, making it an excellent choice for a day trip from the region. Santo Domingo is ideal for travelers looking to experience the city bustle on the island. History buffs will enjoy visiting the Catedral Primada de America, one of the oldest cathedrals in the Americas, and Alcazar de Colon, an ancient building built by Christopher Columbus’ son. The city's Colonial Zone is also home to many historical Victorian buildings.
Snorkelers and scuba divers will love heading underwater off the shores of Catalina Island, a six-square-mile island located a short boat ride away from La Romana. Underwater you'll catch the colorful sea life and coral, while the tropical forest in the middle of the island provides thrills on land.
Los Haitises National Park
This protected forest has plenty to see, including mangrove swamps, waterfalls and caves, plus a large bird population. The lush greenery of the park is gorgeously accented by the teal waters of the Caribbean at its borders.