Altos de Chavon Village, La Romana
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Visit a rustic Mediterranean village in the heart of the Dominican Republic at Altos de Chavon Village. Built in the late 1970s, the replica of a 16th century European-style village was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro and Italian artist Roberto Coppa. Roam the charming cobblestone streets and quaint courtyards, admiring the shops, galleries, and restaurants that look as if they’ve been there for centuries. Don't miss the amphitheater, a venue that has hosted many famous performers. You can relax in a cafe and enjoy the picturesque vista, purchase authentic art pieces, or pay a visit to the archaeology museum. Make Altos de Chavon Village part of your personalized La Romana itinerary using our La Romana holiday planner.
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  • To explore and appreciate the wonderful place built. The Chapel, the Auditorium, the source of love. The view towards the river guys excellent excursion
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  • A place though built in modern times has a colonial touch, which reflects the culture and the influence of Spanish.
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  • The place is very beautiful and it seems that you got into some kind of movie or a fabulous place. A beautiful town situated on the picturesque banks of the river Chavon in La Romana. There is a small café and a bunch of souvenir shops.
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  • Beautiful concept and arquitecture. Great place to have a nice concert.
  • Be aware, Altos de Chavon is the exclusive preserve of the Dominican Tours Association. Hence the absence of any kind of road sign indicating the location of the site. We got lucky, we had a compass. Now, if you want to enter the place by your self, the entrance fee is five times dearer than through a tour operator. Furthermore, be ready for an airport style check. At least, the airport does not take copy of your ID (Compulsory for each visitor). "The reason, you see, is that we have a contract with the tour operators" confessed the desk attendant. Never mind, we would have loved to read about that on their website before getting there. Just about two dozen souvenir shops, bars and restaurants. At every corner, the inevitable beggars in disguise pretending playing music or dressed in a flamenco style dress. In the shade, some handmade souvenirs (Made in Haiti) wait for the passers-by on an improvised table. In short: twenty five bucks each gave us the right to buy crap.
  • Beautiful arquitecture. Nicely preserved.
  • Beautiful place, when you go inside there you feel that you are in a different country.
  • Beautiful place to see the arts and music.