One of the country’s top visitor destinations, La Romana is defined by sugar cane, golf, beaches and diving. To arrive, tourists drive past sprawling sugar cane fields.
In the 1970s, the largest sugar mill in the Americas diversified and opened the resort of Casa de Campo, famous for its world class golf and the artists’ village of Altos de Chavón, featuring galleries and shops. While golf put La Romana on the tourism map, most visitors today come for the beaches and the comfort of its resorts.
Bayahibe is the gateway to Saona Island in the National Park of the East, the most visited natural attraction in the country. It is the land of the rare Bayahibe Rose, a cactus-shrub that in 2011 was named the National Flower.
The Casa de Campo International Airport and the Casa de Campo Tourist Port are the main ports of entry.