What You Need To Know
La Romana is a city on the Dominican Republic’s Caribbean coast and a gateway to nearby resort areas. Overlooking the Chavón River, Altos de Chavón is a recreated 16th-century Mediterranean village with artists’ workshops. An obelisk painted with colorful images of local life stands in the city center. South of the city is Catalina Island, with beaches, coral reefs and the wrecked ship of pirate William Kidd.
Population: 127,623 (2010)
Area: 185.52 km2 (71.63 sq mi)
La Romana is not a typical Dominican town; instead, it is a company town, with the Central Romana Corporation owning the majority of the town. It is a town with nearly 100% employment, mostly in the tourism industry or with The Central Romana Corporation, the Duty-Free Zone, or one of the service businesses there.
This town is characterized by its tremendous influence in the country’s tourism programs. It’s filled with beautiful beaches and many hotels and resorts. There are also many growing suburban areas and fenced communities This town has a large population and all the problems associated with high-density areas. It does not have many notable sights in terms of architecture or urban spaces, being barely 100 years old. It grew very fast compared to the much older and slower-paced La Vega or Seibo, which are more typical Dominican towns
Official Language: Spanish
La Romana has a tropical climate. In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Aw. The temperature here averages 26.2 °C. About 1017 mm of precipitation falls annually.