La Romana is a flourishing resort district in the southeast area of the Dominican
Republic, which offers visitors the perfect opportunity to experience a relaxing
beach vacation or an action packed adventure.
Lounge on beautiful beaches or enjoy an unbelievable variety of sports and recreational
activities unmatched in the Caribbean, including golf, polo, horseback riding, tennis,
swimming, and many other non-motorized water sports. Water enthusiasts can also
relish some of the finest snorkelling and scuba diving in the region. Explore vibrant
coral reefs and an array of colourful marine life in the clear and tranquil waters.
Eco tourists will revel in the offshore wildlife preserves of Catalina and Saona,
virgin islets embraced by stunning natural wonders. Discover the exotic flora and
fauna and bask on pristine storybook beaches. Snorkelling along these living reefs
is sure to be an experience of a lifetime.
Just 20 minutes from the city of La Romana you can find beautiful Bayahibe, renowned
for its gorgeous white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. The Bayahibe area
also boasts some of the most unique shops and boutiques on the island. Nearby attractions
include the "artists village" of Altos de Chavon, a re-creation of a 16th century
Italian village with artisan workshops, an archaeological museum, cobblestone streets,
and quaint architecture. The National Park of the East is also the focus of international
interest as anthropologists continue to unearth traces of the indigenous Taino civilization.
For another unique experience, a visit to the Cueva de las Maravillas (Cave of Wonders)
is a must. Journey along a 240 meter footpath that takes you down into a magical
cave housing impressive stalagmites and stalactites, along with a wonderful collection
of indigenous paintings.
A trip to nearby Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic is also worth
your while. Rich in historic culture and heritage, the city offers a medley of interesting
attractions and sites. Explore the Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone), visit the Cathedral
of Santo Domingo and the Columbus Lighthouse (Faro a Colon), or discover magnificent
treasures in one of the city's many museums. End your day with a relaxing stroll
along the Malecon, a waterfront boardwalk home to shops, restaurants, clubs and
Fringed with palms that shade perfect white sand and accented by warm turquoise
waters, La Romana and Bayahibe are the perfect destinations for romance, adventure,
rest, and relaxation. Book your Dominican Republic vacation with Sunwing and make
your way to paradise today.
Language spoken in La Romana Spanish. English widely spoken in most areas.
Currency and exchange used in La Romana
The Dominican Republic peso is the local currency, although U.S. dollars are widely
accepted. Most hotels have a money exchange office on site, although not all will
exchange Canadian travel cheques. Visa and Mastercard cheques and credit cards are
widely accepted. Regrettably, American Express cheques and credit cards are not
Voltage in La Romana
110V or 220V (Adapters may be required at select hotels and are available on a very
limited basis. We suggest you bring your own.) Vacation packing checklist Click
here for a vacation packing checklists
Weather in La Romana The average temperature in La Romana is 27 degrees Celsius
(80 degrees Fahrenheit) with seasonal fluctuations of 4 – 6 degrees depending on
the month. While on vacation in La Romana, most months of the year visitors should
pack clothes for swimming and warm weather. For December and January some nights
may require a light garment. While the average temperature in La Romana makes this
an ideal vacation destination we recommend that you apply plenty of sunscreen, drink
lots of water and relax.
While on vacation in La Romana
Sunwing suggests the recommendations below while traveling on vacation to La Romana
to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Resort Check-in Information
Please have your Sunwing hotel voucher ready for check-in at the hotel's reception.
Based upon your arrival and check-in time, it is possible that your room may not
be ready. Pack your bathing suit, shorts and sunscreen in your carry-on so that
you can enjoy the facilities until your room is available.
Our welcome briefing provides valuable information on La Romana, your hotel services,
money exchange, shopping, and excursions. We will also inform you about the departure
procedure and answer any questions you may have. Make sure to attend yours.
Help in Destination
Your friendly Sunwing destination representative is available in La Romana should
you require assistance. Please check the Sunwing Vacations information boards or
binders located in your hotel for a schedule of when your Sunwing destination representative
It is recommended that you drink bottled water while in La Romana. Most hotels offer
bottled water in your hotel room and can also be purchased in the hotel's shop and
in grocery stores. The ice and drinking water served in the hotels are generally
made from purified water.
Long Distance Calls
Long distance telephone charges in La Romana can be quite expensive. It is recommended
to make a collect call or use your calling card. Service charges may apply when
calling from your hotel room.
Safety Deposit Boxes
Please use your safety deposit box for all your valuables, cash and travel documents.
Some hotels in La Romana provide safety deposit boxes free of charge while others
may require a nominal fee. You will be required to pay a penalty fee if you lose
Traveling to foreign destinations can be very exhilarating. Tourists must be aware
that potential problems and risks to your personal safety could exist anywhere.
Please use the same personal safety precautions and common sense on your vacation
that you would at home e.g. apply sunscreen frequently, do not swim alone and do
not display cash. Avoid venturing out alone and beware of dark or isolated areas.
Taxes and Tipping
Generally, taxes are automatically added to purchases. The tipping percentage is
similar to that at home. If you receive good service, please express your gratitude
and offer a tip.
Your Flight Home
Please check the Sunwing Vacations information boards or binders located in your
hotel to reconfirm your flight from La Romana and its departure time. As a friendly
reminder, make sure that you have packed your flight documents, medication, or any
articles that you must have with you at all times in your carry-on luggage. Seat
selection is on a first come, first serve basis at the airport, unless previously
booked and paid for prior to your departure.
Documents needed to visit La Romana Canadian Citizens must carry a valid Canadian Passport Canadian Citizens please click here Non-Canadian citizens please contact the Dominican
Republic consulate or embassy prior to booking or contact Sunwing for further assistance.
Please keep in mind that these times are approximate depending on traffic and any
other problems that may occur along the way.
Approximate transfer times are as follows from the La Romana Airport to hotels in:
Punta Cana - 45 minutes
Santo Domingo - 1 hour 30 minutes
Puerto Plata - 5 hours 15 minutes