La Romana in the Dominican Republic is the capital of the southeastern province also called La Romana, and it is located opposite of Catalina Island. Close to both fishing towns Boca de Yuma and Bayahibe, as well as Casa de Campo Marina, La Romana is surrounded by the sea and river waters making it is an excellent place for sports fishing and snorkeling. The city is very popular with tourists that are attracted to La Romana’s main attractions. Altos de Chavón located atop Chavón River is one of the best-known attractions, accompanied by amazing experiences like whale watching, fishing tournaments, and snorkeling which can all be experienced with a La Romana boat rental.
Located to the east of Dominican Republic, the Chavón River flows into the Caribbean Sea at the spectacular marina of Casa de Campo. Its calm waters are an excellent opportunity for experiencing the more serene side of La Romana waters with your La Roma boat rental. Altos de Chavón is a perfect Mediterranean styled village, providing a unique visual and cultural experience. This river has a rich history and its nooks were a place where pirates loved to hide their treasures. If you don’t plan on docking, you can also sail the river, searching for the perfect spot for lunch aboard the boat. But if you want to dock, you can do so at the Casa de Campo Marina, perhaps the most popular all-encompassing property with 370 slips, fuel, and power.
As previously mentioned, there are a lot of fishing tournaments in La Romana. The most popular ones are the Blue Marlin Classic, the Dominican Bluefish Triple Header, and the Lionfish tournaments, hosted by the Casa de Campo Marina. But that’s not all! Bayahibe’s local fishermen host their own annual tournaments in May, so it is a good place to visit if you want to fish all year round. The best season to hook for marlin, barracuda, river snooker, starfish, and kingfish is usually between February and May so you can rent a La Romana boat with ample space for fishing equipment.
Isla Catalina is a tropical island formed out or coral stone in three overlapping plateaus. It was declared a national park and kept undeveloped and clean where animal life thrives. The seas around it are filled with coves and little bays where you can relax in the privacy of your La Romana catamaran, or you can snorkel in the clear waters with coral reefs very close to the shore. With visibility ranging between 15 and 100 feet and an abundance of sea life, it is quite an experience you will never forget. Still, tides are strong, so it is recommended to stick to snorkeling in the areas protected by the barrier reef. Fun fact: The island was baptized "Santa Catalina" by Christopher Columbus in May 1494.
Like most of the Caribbean Sea, waters off the coast of La Romana are clear and calm. Yachters looking for a relaxed sailing experience with the natural beauty surrounding them will feel at home here. Rent a yacht in La Romana with ease, and visit amazing places for snorkeling and diving, accessible only by boat. If you are interested in a more adventurous vacation, you can visit the La Romana zipline and Monkeyland, go on dune buggy rides, spend a day on paddle boats or basking on the Minitas Beach sun. There is something for everyone here and La Romana is an excellent choice for all nature lovers and water lovers of all types!