La Romana’s modern history dates back to the early 19th Century when it was founded as an oil town. But after the construction of a sugar mill plantation in 1917, our economy shifted to sugar production and our small city grew at a rapid pace. People came from all over the Caribbean to live and work in our little paradise. By the 1970s, La Romana bloomed into a tourism destination thanks to resorts like Casa de Campo and the reconstruction of a 16th century Mediterranean village, Altos de Chavón. Both of which are beautiful cultural attractions to visit in La Romana!

As you explore our coastal city, take time to learn about La Romana and the Dominican Republic’s history through local tours. During a cigar tour, a guide will lead you through the vaults where tobacco is aged and show you how it’s prepared then hand-rolled into a premium cigar. The Dominican Republic is also known for producing some of the best rum in the world! Join a rum factory tour to learn how it’s produced and bottled (tastings included!).

Cueva de las Maravillas is home to indigenous rock art by the Taíno Indian tribe. Inside this mystic Cave of Wonders, you’ll find hundreds of pictograms and petroglyphs engraved in red and black on the stone walls. Let go with cultural attractions in La Romana; we have something for everyone!

About Culture Experiences

Everything You Need to Know About Cueva de las Maravillas

There are plenty of cultural attractions throughout La Romana, but Cueva de las Maravillas (also known as Cave of Wonders) is a favorite among visitors.

Year-round Events in La Romana to Help With Vacation Planning

La Romana is the perfect setting for weddings, corporate events, sports tournaments, family reunions, or wellness retreats.