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Day Trips and Tours from La Romana

With La Romana’s idyllic beaches and easy access to all the amenities you need for a comfortable holiday, it often feels as though there is no reason to ever leave the resort city during your stay in the Dominican Republic.

However, if you decide to venture outside the city limits by joining a day trip from La Romana, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views and secluded swimming spots as you visit island paradises that belong in the pages of a travel magazine.

There’s also the option to visit Santo Domingo, the country’s capital, as well as a range of tourist attractions. No matter where your interests lie, there is a day trip that is perfect for you and your travel companions!

Saona Island

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend the day snorkeling, sunbathing and relaxing at Saona Island, one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.

The isle forms part of the East National Park and boasts coral reefs, sprawling mangroves and deserted beaches. Over the years Saona has caught the eye of many movie producers and the island has been featured in movies like ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean and ‘The Blue Lagoon’.

When you join a Saona Island day trip from La Romana, you’ll typically make your way from the mainland to the island via speedboat or catamaran. Some of the island’s most noteworthy highlights include Palmilla Beach, Flamingo Lagoon and the Cave of Cotubanamá.

Catalina Island

Located roughly 2.5 kilometers from the mainland, Catalina Island is the ideal destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts visiting the Dominican Rebuplic. Board a comfortable boat and make your way to the paradisal isle as you wave goodbye to La Romana for the day.  

With its vibrant coral reefs and crystal clear water, Catalina Island is one of the best snorkeling locations in the Dominican Republic. By joining a Catalina Island day trip from La Romana, you can experience this fascinating underwater paradise for yourself.

Some of the marine life that you can look forward to seeing include moray eels, bat rays, barracuda, spider crabs, leopard sharks and many more!

Santo Domingo

Make the most of your stay in the Dominican Rebuplic by taking the time to visit the country’s capital when you join a Santo Domingo day trip from La Romana.

See all the major attractions, including the Alcazar de Colon and the Museum of the Royal Houses, while immersing yourself in Dominican culture and heritage as you explore one of the Carribean oldest cities.

As your excursion is led by a professional tour guide, you’ll get to see the metropolis from a local’s perspective and all your questions about Santo Domingo will be answered in detail—providing you with valuable insight!


If you’re an animal lover, then a Monkelyland day trip from La Romana should definitely be on your Dominican Republic travel itinerary.

This incredible facility allows you to watch adorable squirrel monkeys leap from tree to tree as they show off in their natural habitat. You’ll also get to interact with these amazing creatures and pose for photos with them.

Monkeyland excursions are often offered in combination with buggy tours and zipline adventures, allowing you to make the most of your time in the jungle.

Altos de Chavón

Located above the tranquil Chavón River on the outskirts of La Romana, Altos de Chavón is a recreation of a 16th-century European village. The project was conceptualized by Roberto Copa and has since become one of the region’s top tourist attractions.

When you join an Altos de Chavón day trip from La Romana, you’ll get to see the village’s 5000-seat Grecian amphitheater, the cultural center and the incredible views overlooking the river and the rich jungle landscape.

The village is a great place to shop for souvenirs and learn more about Europe’s strong influence in the Caribbean.


Samana is easily one of the most picturesque towns in the Dominican Republic as it is filled with colorful waterfront homes, beaches lined with palm trees and dozens of charming restaurants.

Every year, Samana Bay is visited by thousands of humpback whales during their mating season. The town even has a much-loved Whale Museum, which has a whale skeleton on display and aims to offer valuable information about these fascinating mammals.

A Samana day trip from La Romana is perfect for those looking for a laidback excursion that celebrates the Dominican Republic’s magnificent natural beauty!


Hispaniola is the large island that the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti. When you join a Hispaniola day trip from La Romana, you’ll get to see more of the island’s top attractions, including the Micheli Stadium, La Matilde Cigar Museum and many more.

These full-day excursions provide the perfect way for you to familiarize yourself with the island and immerse yourself in Dominican culture. You’ll soon find that this special island in the West Indies truly offers something for everyone.

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