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NORTH COAST — THINGS TO SEE AND DO

The gateway to the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is the provincial town of Puerto Plata, whose population is less than 300,000 residents.  One tourist-friendly site in that town is the Spanish colonial Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and was used as a prison under Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship during […]

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La Romana — Amphitheater

Aside from such sporting activities, Casa de Campo also has a large amphitheater, which is used to host international musical events.  Artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Shakira, etc have all performed there.

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La Romana — Fishing

The Caribbean’s yacht owners will likely visit Casa de Campo’s 400-berth marina — complete with a shipyard with a 120-ton TraveLift designed by Italian architect, Gian Franco Fini to resemble Portofino.  Surrounding this harbor are over 70 restaurants, shops, bars, and homes.  Deep-sea fishing expeditions can also be organized from here.  In 2010, the Casa […]

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La Romana — Shooting

Some of the recreational facilities there include a Shooting Center for skeet, trap, and sporting-clay shooting; a Dude Ranch for horseback and pony rides; 13 tennis courts (10 lighted) with lessons available; and a water-sports center on the beach offering snorkeling gear, kayaks, sailboats, Hobie Cats, windsurfers, Aqua Cycles, and banana-boat rides.  Complimentary beach and […]

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La Romana — Golf

With “Casa de Campo” being the center of life at La Romana, much recreations activity exists there.  A major attraction here is golf, its main course being the famed “Teeth of the Dog” – considered the best in the Caribbean, and designed by golf architect Pete Dye.

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La Romana — SHOPPING

Within Casa de Campo, the Marina shops and boutiques offer beautiful handcrafted woods, cigars and wines, unique resort-wear, fine Italian fashions and handbags, exquisite silk floral sculptures, elegant home accessories, watches and fine jewelry, some featuring 16th and 17th century Spanish coins from sunken ships! A toy store, movie theater and full service supermarket are […]

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La Romana — NIGHTLIFE

Within Casa de Campo, there are a variety of bars and lounges, such as “Onno’s Bar (Altos de Chavón), “Casa de Campo Yacht Club” (within the Marina Casa de Campo), and the Azimut Café (also within the Marina Casa de Campo) – which has “Sunset Jazz Nights”.  Also, the management of “Praia” nightclub in the […]

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La Romana — DINING

The majority of international-quality restaurants are available within the “Casa de Campo” grounds.  Such dining options include the Chinese restaurant “Chinois”, the Italian restaurants “Peperoni” (affiliated with the restaurant of the same name in Santo Domingo), “Mistral” (within the marina) and “Lago Grill” (which serves Dominican dishes like the famed Sancocho stew), as well as […]

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La Romana — TRANSPORTATION

Like other provincial towns, there are limited transportation options (mainly local bus and taxi services).  For a negotiated fee, local “conch car” taxi drivers will take budget tourists whenever they need to go within La Romana. Well-heeled visitors will opt for car rental agencies by the airport.

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Altos de Chavón

For all intents and purposes, “Casa de Campo” is the major attraction in this part of the island.  A must see destination here is” Altos de Chavón”.  This “village” was done replicating the 15th century colonial architectural style.   It has many restaurants, a museum with Taino artifacts, and breath-taking view of the Chavon River.  This […]