La Romana, Dominican Republic
La Romana is the third-largest city in the Dominican Republic with a population estimated in 2005 at 240,000. The city is capital of the southeastern province of La Romana, opposite Catalina Island. The modern La Romana International Airport was opened in 2000 and the city is near several other cities, such as San Pedro de Macorís and the national capital, Santo Domingo de Guzmán. The city is a hub for a growing tourist industry with several nearby local resorts, such as the beachfront such as the beachfront Bayahibe, Punta Cana and Casa de Campo, recognized as one of the best resorts in the Caribbean.
The port of La Romana belong to Central Romana Corporation which is a private company established in 1911 and has the largest sugar mill in the Dominican Republic and with nearly 100% employment, mostly in the tourism industry or with The Central Romana Corporation, the Free Zone (Zonas Francas), or one of the service businesses there.
This town is characterized by its tremendous influence in the country’s tourism programs. Its filled with beautiful beaches and many hotels and resorts. There are also many growing suburban areas with huge mansions that are surrounded by tropical trees.
La Romana has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country because of the beautiful beaches and the tourism infrastructure that has been put in place.
Casa de Campo Resort complex is the flagship of the La Romana All Inclusive Resorts area. Built in 1975 to be the premiere destination in the Caribbean, it has lived up to the hype. The resort houses 3 championship golf courses, one of them being the famous “Teeth of The Dog” which is ranked 34th in the world. The Casa de Campo resort also houses its own polo fields and a private airstrip.