While some people take vacations just to lounge on the beaches or by the pool and to relax, other’s want to explore their vacay destination and fill their time with exciting adventures and excursions.
If you’re someone who likes to fill their days with adventure, you need to know what your options are. Not every all-inclusive resort offers the same excursions which is why we’ve compiled a list of the top 9 things La Romana excursions for you to try when visiting the beautiful Dominican Republic.
Be one of the 6.18 million visitors who experience the Dominican Republic and all its beauty. Continue reading to learn more!
1. Saona Island Excursion
The Dominican Republic has so many beautiful places to visit and stay, all because they are close to the beautiful waters. If you aren’t staying in one part of the island, you’ll have to take an excursion to visit another.
Take a day to explore the beautiful Saona Island with its white sandy beach and sky blue waters. Ride by catamaran cruise boat and take a short sail to the island away from the hustle and bustle of the main city.
Once you arrive, relax in the water and admire the variety of species from the migratory birds. Once you’re ready to leave, board the speedboat and enjoy entertainment as you ride to a natural swimming pool that only goes up to your waist. Take pictures with sea stars and enjoy a beverage as your Saona Island tour comes to an end.
2. Submarine Ride
Experience the marine life with a submarine excursion in La Romana waters. You’ll see amazing coral and colorful fish as you dive below the surface. Choose between snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming with this excursion and enjoy snacks and beverages.
If you’re a regular diver, feel free to bring your own equipment and follow the expert guides as they show you the underwater terrain. Make sure to pack a LifeProof case for your phone to get those underwater selfies.
3. Dune Buggy Ride
Take a break from the sandy beaches and crystal clear waters with a dune buggy ride. Take a ride through sugar cane fields and dirt roads and leave your stress behind.
Stop at the Bateyes village where you can learn about sugar cane and get a sample of the natural sweet nectar. Enjoy fresh fruit and drinks before heading back to the beach and water.
4. Zipline Adventure
Sail through the air and over the rainforest canopy on a 5-hour zip line adventure! Take a family member, friend, or significant other with you as you fly from platform to platform across twelve cables side by side.
Start your day with a hotel pickup to your destination and board a safari truck for a 45-minute ride to the mountains of Punta Cana. Listen as your guides inform you about safety guidelines and procedures for your ride and the equipment.
Start flying from platform to platform and enjoy the longest cable of 16 platforms being 800 meters. Race your partner down the mountains and rainforest canopy for 2 kilometers and enjoy the wind in your face.
5. La Romana City Tour
Take a day to learn about the city you’re in with La Romana City Tour. Depart your hotel at 7:30 am and ride down the motorway coral for approximately a half an hour where you will arrive at one of the most emblematic sights of the Dominican Republic–Casa de Campo.
Travel to the city of Altos de Chavon by crossing the immense golf course. Here you will find an exact replica of a medieval village of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Explore the Chavon amphitheater, cobblestone callecitas, and take in the panoramic view of Rio Chavon. Shop for souvenirs and enjoy the views of La Romana before heading back to your hotel.
6. Explore the Cave of Wonders
So far you’ve toured the Saona Islands, learned about the city and experienced some thrilling adventures with zip lining and dune buggy rides. It’s time to add exploring the “Cave of Wonders” to your list.
“Cave of Wonders” or locally known as Cueva de las Maravillas is a cave with walls covered in engravings and paintings created by the Taino people. The Taino’s were indigenous residents of the Great Antilles–the current area of the Dominican Republic.
Inside the cave, you’ll see 10 rock engravings and 472 wall paintings. Make sure you don’t miss The Great Panel, a painting which depicts a funeral ritual, or the Water Mirror Gallery–an artificial lake that reflects the top of the cave like a mirror. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience and something you don’t want to miss.
7. Catalina Snorkeling Tour
It’s time to head back to the sandy beaches and water with a Catalina snorkeling tour. Visit Catalina Island and enjoy snorkeling and swimming for the day. Board the “Paradise” boat after a hotel pickup and meet the captain and certified snorkel instructors.
You’ll travel to an area known for its variety of marine animals and plants called “the Wall” and arrive at a private beach on the west side of Catalina Island. Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy lunch prepared by an accomplished chef before hitting the water.
8. Rio Chevron
The Dominican Republic isn’t just known for its white sand beaches and blue waters. Located east of La Romana is Rio Chevron, a natural river surrounded by lush, tropical jungle and filled with wildlife.
Sail down the river and take in the views. Look out for freshwater turtles, fish hawks, and turkey vultures! After you dry off, enjoy lunch and unlimited drinks. Bask in the sun and take in your surroundings–it’s where Apocalypse Now, Anaconda and Rambo 3 were filmed!
9. La Tabacalera de Garcia Cigar Factory
Your trip to the Dominican is quickly coming to an end and the best way to wrap it up is to learn about their most important import. Take a tour of La Tabacalera de Garcia Cigar Factory and sample one of the many hand-made cigars. Tour the grounds and factory and learn what it takes to make a cigar from start to finish.
The Best La Romana Excursions
With all of these La Romana excursions available, your vacation in the Dominican Republic will be fun, relaxing, and adventurous all in one! We know you may not have time to take advantage of all the excursions, so pick and choose your favorite. Leave the rest for your next trip to La Romana.
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