Official language: Spanish
Time zone: UTC -4
Currency: Dominican peso (DOP)
What to buy while staying in Dominican Republic? Local export products are: coffee, cacao, rum and cigars. Before taking off, check what you are allowed to carry in your luggage.
In Caribbean you have to try drinks based on rum. Most popular are: Coco Loco, Cuba Libre, Piña Colada and Rum Punch.
For those who don’t want to spend whole lying on the beach, we recommend cruise to Saona island. Each day it enraptures with its outstanding vegetation and views around 2,5 thousand of visitors.
Beaches with silky sand, tropical plants bending to reach turquoise waters, excellent weather whole year round and contagious joy of life of local people make Dominican Republic one of the most often visited Caribbean country. How to spend your time in La Romana?
Dominican Republic, which is the second biggest country of the Caribbean, is located on one of the most beautiful island of archipelago Greater Antilles. It was discovered in the 15th century by Christopher Columbus, whose brother Bartolomeo founded there Santo Domingo, a first permanent European colony of the New World. It fascinates not only with breath taking views, richness of nature, but mainly with hospitality and openness of its citizens. Great impression makes landscape of this tiny island, as you can find there high mountain peaks, tropical forests, salty lakes and paradise beaches.
Situated in the southern-eastern part of the island the region of La Romana is famous for modern hotels of highest standard. What’s worth seeing there? Surely beaches, including Bayahibe or Santana and – a bit further – Bavaro Beach, which is one the list of ten most beautiful beaches in the world. Those who like active rest, will find there plenty opportunities for diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing or sailing. You can also try horse riding under the waterfall El Limon, dance local dance merengue or go for a cruise, for e.g. on the river Yuma.
We can’t miss mentioning about trying local cuisine. It is based on extremely sweet and juicy fruits (pineapples, papayas, coconuts) and delicious vegetables. In menu of regional restaurants you will surely find steaks made of meat of local origin and dishes with seafood, like shrimps, mussels, crawfish or fishes. We can’t forget about local drinks based on rum made of sugar cane, local exquisite coffee or cacao of the best quality. Where to eat? In Onno's Altos De Chavon, Crema Pasteleria and Dom Ham.