LA ROMANA

The village of La Romana counts more than 190,000 inhabitants (as of 2008) and is the fourth largest city in the Dominican Republic - as well as one of the largest cities throughout the Caribbean. The village and equally capital of the province of "La Romana" is located on the south coast of the island, opposite the island "Isla Catalina".

During the past decades the "pueblo" has achieved great economic importance to the country - for hosting the country's biggest sugar cane mill and for having climbed up to the leading position in affairs of touristic Caribbean cruises - due to its own airport and the modern cruise-seaport, which serves as home-seaport to different international cruise-companies - such as AIDA, TUI, COSTA ...

The incomparably luxurious 6*-ressort "Casa de Campo" is also forming part of the La Roman area, where many international celebrities own some of the most prestigous villas in the Caribbean area. The artists's village "Altos de Chavón" - the replica of an 16th century mediterranean village is also to part of the area, here married Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley.

The city was founded in 1897, when a Cuban company was supposed to install a sugar cane refinery. Insignificantly in the early stages, in 1917 La Romana increasingly became more and more important when the great sugar cane mill was inaugurated - processing the sugar cane coming from the vast plantations across the country.

Sugarcane prices rose significantly during the years passing and in La Romana more and more workers were needed ... families from all over the country moved to La Romana. In the early 60s the company Gulf & Western Industries Inc. purchased the sugar mill and invested in the local livestock industry and cement industry, built schools, clinics and houses for their employees.

In the mid-70s the Gulf & Western Industries Inc. began simultaneously to invest into one of the most elite tourist complexes in the Dominican Republic - Casa de Campo.

Nowadays, La Romana represents the most important seaport for Caribbean cruise-trips - tourists are leaving from La Romana to the northern or southern Antilles - including St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia, Barbados, Antigua and Grenada.

Besides cruise-tourism, sugar cane still is the second most important source of income is of La Romana.

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Muelle turístico internacional Casa de Campo / La Romana

La Romana - parque obelisco

La Romana - parque obelisco

La Romana - Hipermercado Jumbo

La Romana - Restaurante

La Romana - Restaurante

La Romana - Kirche am Parque central

La Romana

La Romana