Nestled between sugar roves on the Dominican Republic’s southeastern coast is La Romana, an upscale resort town. La Romana is home to the highest rated gold course in the Caribbean, Teeth of the Dog, which is also one of the top one hundred courses worldwide. If you’re looking for a stunning wedding backdrop, try the Altos de Chavon, a recreated medieval European village with rustic, romantic architecture. For an excursion with guests, visit The Guadalupe underwater museum or the living shipwreck museums. Waterfalls along the Rio Chavon are stunning, so be sure to schedule a honeymoon riverboat ride.
For marriage, couples must present an original passport, copy and translation of original birth certificate, and sworn declaration before a notary public. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
For non-residents, passports and tourist cards are required upon entry into the Dominican Republic. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic, though English is widely spoken and understood.
The Dominican peso is the currency of the Dominican Republic, but US dollars are often widely accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
La Romana weather is tropical and humid with year round sunshine. The temperature is steady around 86 degrees F, with colder temperatures from November to April and warmer temperatures in summer months. Historically most hurricane activity in the Dominican Republic's part of the Caribbean has taken place in the months of August and September.
Playa Mariposa is a popular local beach with clear and warm reef waters, perfect for starfish spotting. Minitas is another beach option, with private cabanas for rental and plenty of water activities.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
The Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog golf course is the Caribbean’s best, and also one of the top one hundred courses worldwide. Other popular activities include diving and snorkeling through the crystal clear reef water and riverboat trips along the Rio Chavon for waterfall and wildlife spotting. On land, Altos de Chavon is a must-see old-world village with a number of upscale shopping centers.
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