Whether you are looking for a peaceful and tranquil break or a holiday filled with activity, a La Romana holiday rental villa can offer you the best of both worlds. As the third largest city in the Dominican Republic, La Romana is still surprisingly undiscovered by Western travellers. As a former sleepy seaside town, the city grew into the perfect holiday destination for those who are looking for sun, sea and sand as well as the opportunity to find out more about the history and culture of this beautiful Caribbean island.
La Romana is renowned for its crystal clear sea water and clean, unspoilt beaches which offer a myriad of water activities for visitors to enjoy. Among the activities available in La Romana is swimming, snorkelling, wind surfing, water skiing, paragliding and scuba diving. Other activities that visitors can indulge in within the area include horse riding, cycling, walking and tennis. La Romana is also famous for its golf courses, in particular the “Teeth of The Dog” course, which was voted the number one course in the whole of the Caribbean.
For a bit of culture and history, visitors can head on down to The Regional Museum of Archaeology. The museum exhibits displays of pre-Columbian heritage including art and ritualistic artefacts. Many of the artefacts were discovered on the banks of the River Chavon, upon which La Romana now sits.
If you can tear yourself away from your beautiful rental villa in La Romana, there are plenty of attractions in the immediate area. One activity that should take precedent on your itinerary is a visit to the island of Isla Catalina. Situated approximately 8 kilometres from La Romana, Isla Catalina is an inhabited wildlife reserve. With unspoilt sandy beaches and amazing underwater coral reefs, visitors travel to Isla Catalina to enjoy a spot of sunbathing, game fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving in a calm and pristine location.
About an hour and a half’s journey to the west of La Romana is the capital city of Santo Domingo. This is the place to go if you want to learn all there is to know about the culture and history of the Dominican Republic. Bursting with museums and famous historical landmarks, a trip to Santo Domingo is worth the effort. Amongst others a must do is the Museum of The Royal Houses. This museum is vast and offers an insight into the history of the city between 1492 and 1821. Visitors will be able to view artefacts such as maps, works of art tapestries, documents, a replica of a full courtroom and remains of sunken Spanish galleons.
If you have a La Romana holiday you will not be disappointed in terms of the weather. The Dominican Republic has a semi-tropical climate which means that it is blessed with hours and hours of sunshine and warmth. Daytime temperatures can reach as high as 31°C during the summer months with temperatures averaging around 27°C. During the cooler months average temperatures still reach a respectable 23°C during the day. This makes a La Romana rental villa the perfect base for many outdoor activities in the sun.
The area of La Romana is served by its own airport, La Romana International Airport (LRM), meaning a short journey to your wonderful La Romana rental villa. There is little in the way of direct flights to the island but travellers will find that Thomson Airways have cheap direct flights on a regular basis. Several airlines offer indirect flights to La Romana International Airport such as WestJet, American Airlines, British Airways and Air Italy. Travellers can depart from various UK airports such as Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), Bournemouth (BOH), Newcastle(NCL) and Manchester (MAN).