Things to Do in La Romana

Things to Do in La Romana
La Romana is a city located in the Dominican Republic and is fairly popular with tourists, especially those looking for outdoor attractions and adventures. Whether you're more of a shopper or an outdoor enthusiast, there are many things to do in this large city.

The Market

The Market is a favorite among locals because it sells a little bit of everything and offerings change from day to day, so you never know what to expect. Spices, souvenirs, clothing and meats are just a few of the items offered here. Even if you don't buy anything, you'll get a workout just wandering through the numerous stalls. It's a little difficult to find it since it doesn't have an address, but you can take the Guagua and ask for directions.

La Romana Outback Safari

If you're interested in getting up close and personal with animals in their natural habitats, then visit La Romana Outback Safari. Trucks take you directly into the outback, where animals roam freely, but the tour also includes other opportunities. You have the chance to taste coffee grown and packaged in the area, swim in a secluded area and take classes on using a boogie board. The only way to book the trip is using its website.

La Romana Outback Safari
www.amstardmc.com/dominican_republic/destinations/la_romana/la_romana_outback_safari.php

Boca Chica

Boca Chica is a beach that's far enough removed from the downtown area that a lot of tourists don't visit it. The water changes colors from a brilliant bright blue to a paler blue, depending on the time of the year and the way the sun hits it. You can go for a dip in the water, lounge around on the beach, have a picnic or rent equipment from one of the local shops and try scuba diving or snorkeling.

SCUBAFUN Dive Center

For a real outdoor experience, visit the SCUBAFUN Dive Center in La Romana. Every day the center hosts a variety of training sessions, and the instructors also rent equipment. Once you take a lesson, you can climb on board one of the company ships and head off on your own diving adventure. Dive sites range from 30 to 100 feet, and all are 30 minutes or less from the center.

SCUBAFUN Dive Center
#28 Calle Principale
Bayahibe
Rep. Dom.
(+001) 1 809 833 0003
www.scubafun.info/

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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