The tourist industry was developed to help
boost the regional economy, since La Romana had all the right resources, such as
beautiful beaches on the Caribbean Sea. In order for this development plan to be
successful, hotels able to comfortably accommodate guests from all over the world had to
be built. The first step was to renovate the Hotel La Romana, just outside the city.
This was a great success, and the hotel became the gigantic The Casa de Campo Complex,
which now welcomes thousands of wealthy visitors a year.
Altos de Chavón, located to the east of La Romana, is a surprisingly
beautiful reconstruction of a late 14th century Italian village. It was built by
ambitious entrepreneurs from Casa de Campo, to create a major tourist attraction in the
region. This replica is faithful in many ways to the original village, due to its
incredible attention to detail.Bayahibe Bayahibe is a charming little fishing village
made up of modest wooden houses. Everything seems to depend on the sea here, and while
there are more and more businesses dedicated to tourism, including a few hotels in the
centre of the village, nothing has marred the authenticity of the setting.Boca Chica
Boca Chica is a bustling town popular with both foreign and Dominican visitors. Its main
street is lined with hotels, restaurants and boutiques catering to tourists. The beach
is a magnificent long stretch of white sand caressed by the turquoise waters of the
Caribbean. The bay at Boca Chica is sheltered from rough seas by coral reefs, making it
great for swimming.Juan Dolio The resort town of Juan Dolio is located on a long beach,
which is quite beautiful. The village, once just a few fisherman's huts, has only
recently sprung up in response to the growing tourist boom. Today, Juan Dolio lives by
tourism alone. Each hotel occupies a vast property and most have direct access to the
beach, where you will enjoy superb verdant gardens and a safe environment, creating the
impression of secluded tropical paradise.
Where on earth
This whole coastline, from Boca Chica to Boca del Yuma,
is lapped by the shimmering waters of the Caribbean Sea. The vegetation is sometimes
lush, sometimes a patchwork of palm groves and fields of sugar cane, while at other
times it is sparse.