Altos de Chavón La Romana | An Amazing Journey to the Past

La Romana is a beautiful city located in the Dominican Republic Caribbean Coast, well known for its many Resorts, Golf courses, and also one of the favorite destinations worldwide for honeymooners.
Besides all the magnificent places and activities that La Romana has to offer, there is a hidden gem, surprising for its architecture full of details. This place will take you on a journey to the 16th century, leaving you stunned by its unique beauty and gorgeousness.Overlooking the “Chavón River” is “Altos de Chavón,” a place like any other which is a replica of a Mediterranean 16th-century village. This fantastic masterpiece has a Cultural Center, an Archeological Museum, a Church, and an Amphitheater.
Altos de Chavón La Romana | An Amazing Journey to the past

Please note that this post contains affiliate links, and any sales made through these links will reward me a small commission at no extra cost for you. I only recommend products and services I have tried, and I love.

A little of History – How everything started

In 1976 a construction close to the Chavón River bridge found a mountain of solid stone. Charles Bludhorn (A chairman of Paramount at that moment) had the idea of using all that stone to recreate a Mediterranean 16th-century village.The project was on hands of the Dominican Architect Jose Antonio Caro and the Italian Architect Robert Copa. Built with terracotta and coral block, each stone was hand-cut, each wooden door frame was handcrafted and each wrought-iron detail hand-forged. The whole project was finished in 1982.
Altos de Chavón La Romana | An Amazing Journey to the past

How to get to Altos de Chavón

Entrance fee

Altos de Chavón entrance fee is $25 per person, but if you make a reservation in one of the restaurants, the entrance fee will be waived. Also, if you are staying in Casa de Campo Resort, you will pay just $5. Some hotels have exclusive deals with Altos de Chavón. Check with your Hotel to find out if they have any deal.

Shop SHEIN for the latest in Fall and Winter Fashions

Related Posts

Discover Puerto Rico: The Island of EnchantmentThe Ultimate Turks & Caicos Islands Guide7 Most Beautiful Beach Destinations for Summer

Highlights of Altos de Chavón

Stunning View of Chavón River

Overlooking the Chavón River, this place is one of a kind surrounded by beautiful landscapes, nature and gorgeous trees.
Altos de Chavón La Romana | An Amazing Journey to the past | Chavon River View

Interesting Fact: Some scenes of the movies “Apocalypse Now” and “Anaconda” were filmed on The Chavón River.

Alleys & Gardens out of a Storybook

While you are walking throughout Altos de Chavón, you will find many narrow, cobble-covered alleyways lined with lanterns and shuttered limestone walls, romantic fountains, and plazas that will take you back in time to 16th Century.
Altos de Chavón La Romana | An Amazing Journey to the past
Altos de Chavón La Romana | An Amazing Journey to the past
Altos de Chavón La Romana | An Amazing Journey to the past
Tailwind Visual Marketing Suite

Saint Stanislaus Church

The Church of St. Stanislaus was named after the Patron Saint in Poland, in tribute to Pope John Paul II, who visited Santo Domingo in 1979 and left some of the saint’s ashes behind. St. Stanislaus Church is a very popular wedding venue for locals and tourists.


Altos de Chavón La Romana | An Amazing Journey to the past | Amphitheater
Designed like a Grecian amphitheater, this breathtaking 5,000-seat open-air facility hosts concerts, and performances from major Dominican and international artists year-round. Aside from its 1982 inaugural event with Frank Sinatra live, past performances have included names ranging from Juan Luis Guerra and Shakira to Sting, Elton John, Gloria Stephan, and Marc Anthony.This amphitheater is spectacular, and you won’t believe it was built less than 40 years ago, despite its ancient 16th-century look.
Altos de Chavón La Romana | An Amazing Journey to the past | Amphitheater

Art Galleries

You will find three galleries exhibiting the talents of students from the on-site design school “La Escuela de Diseño” an affiliate of Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Altos de Chavón La Romana | An Amazing Journey to the past

Where to eat

Café Marietta

This open-air restaurant offers a beautiful view of the Chavón River and surrounding countryside. Its menu includes homemade pasta and wood-fired brick oven pizzas, Burgers, and Steaks. Also, seafood and shellfish are fresh and locally sourced from the Caribbean Sea.

Onno’s Bar & Restaurant

Onno’s menu includes Tapas, Pasta, Burgers, Tacos, and brick oven pizzas. Also, the happy hour is from 6 pm to 8 pm, offering two for one in cocktails.

La Cantina

This Latin bistro restaurant offers a vast menu, featuring mainly Dominican and Cuban specialties, like, Croquetas, Tostones, Pastelitos, yuca and best of all Mofongo. If you are a Latin food lover, or you want to try some authentic Dominican and Cuban food, La Cantina is the right place for you.

Souvenir Shops

In case you want to bring home a little souvenir or some handcrafted pieces of art, the souvenirs shop have incredible and reasonable priced options for you.

Cultural Center Foundation

Altos de Chavón Cultural Center Foundation is a non-profit educational and cultural entity dedicated to maintaining an arts community within the Dominican Republic.

Shop For The Latest Fashion Trends!
I would love your feedback, your ideas and suggestions.
Share it with me in the comments section. If you like this post, feel free to Pin it for future reference.

Altos de Chavón La Romana | An Amazing Journey to the Past

Products I Recommend on Amazon

My Favorite Products on Amazon

In Modern Travel Lifestyle Amazon Store, you will find more products that I like and recommend. I will get rewarded with a small fee if you buy any of these products at no extra cost for you.

Explore my favorite products


Chanel Gifts

Chanel Boots

Saint Laurent

Gucci Bags

Boots On Trend

Faux Leather

Trendy Bags





Golden Goose

Neutral Sneakers

Follow me



Currently Loving

Hi there! Glad you are here. I'm Lena, a mom of two who loves great deals with a little bit of splurge here and there. Love elevated casual looks, and neutrals staples are my jam. If you are looking for casual comfy styles, fashion finds, daily deals, with a touch of luxury splurge ... Welcome to my blog!!! Hope you enjoy it!


Hi There!

Sign up to receive my weekly newsletters with my newest posts, sale alerts, and amazing deals just for my subscribers!