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Stories and Tips La Romana

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Hanging On for the Ride of Your Life!

Written by Jose Kevo on 21 Nov, 2003

Standing at the intersection, my arm hadn't even reached a full upwardly extended position when no less than four motoconchos came screeching to a near-collision halt at the curb. Passing a moment's worth of judgment over which driver might not only accommodate the safer…Read More

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The Chavón River Valley

Written by Jose Kevo on 20 May, 2005

One of the country's best public beaches and departure area for water excursions is in the nearby village of Bayahibe. A público ride, departing from La Romana's Avenida Libertad, costs RD35/US$1.15 per person, and a taxi could run as little as US$30. The…Read More

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Walking & Shopping Highlights Tour

Written by Jose Kevo on 20 May, 2005

Parque Central is heart of the downtown area and a recognizable landmark from which to base explorations of the city. Locals flock to the shaded benches concealed by lush vegetation all but shutting out traffic buzzing around the square. Under the gazebo are…Read More

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La Romana's essential Need to Knows

Written by Jose Kevo on 14 Mar, 2002

If coming from Bayahibe by publico, you'll ride across the bridge spanning the Rio Salado onto the bustling 4-lane Ave. Libertad. You'll need to immediately visually locate the long, narrow parking lot-type passageway which runs parallel to the left/south of here. It's where…Read More

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La Romana's new Airport

Written by Jose Kevo on 09 Mar, 2002

Gone are the days of landing on the all-but concrete cowpath that split Casa de Campo''s golf course before being processed through an open-air, make-shift terminal. A new International Airport opened January, 2001 as signs of the times feeding the area''s booming tourist industry…Read More

Corrupt local police - Warning to tourists

Written by Brit in the US on 24 Jul, 2001

As a result of the baby running out of formula, we had to make an unscheduled trip into the local town (La Romana) for extra supplies. Hiring a car was easy at the resort although allow plenty of time to complete the process as…Read More

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