::LA ROMANA:: "Flawless Beaches"
Southeast of Punta Cana and 100 km from Santo Domingo lies La Romana, one of the most important places in the Dominican Republic and a preferred destination amongst discriminating travelers. With clear azure waters and endless white sandy beaches it is no surprise that La Romana has attracted world-renowned hotels.
La Romana is the third-largest city in the Dominican Republic with a population estimated at 250,000. The city is capital of the southeastern province of La Romana, opposite Catalina Island. The name Romana comes from a balance that was used to weigh merchandise for export.
The modern La Romana International Airport was opened in 2000 and the city is near several other cities, such as San Pedro de Macorís and the national capital, Santo Domingo de Guzmán. The city is a hub for a growing tourist industry with several nearby local resort spots, such as the beachfront Bayahibe, Dominicus, Casa de Campo, and the growing number of Golf Resorts that surround the area.