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“Not much to see or do” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Altos de Chavon

Altos de Chavon
Chavon Blvd, La Romana, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in La Romana
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“Not much to see or do”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were in La Romana as a cruise port visit.After doing some research prior to the cruise, we decided to take a shuttle to Altos de Chavón which is a small village built on a high hill overlooking the valley of the Rio Chavón. It is part of the Casa de Campo resort and was built in the 1980's to resemble a medieval European town.

Instead of buying a Carnival excursion to the village (about $40), we walked off the ship at 10:00 am and went to the cruise terminal building where they were selling round trip shuttle tickets for $7.00 each. The shuttles run every 30 minutes to the village. It took about 20 minutes to reach the village and we drove through the Casa de Campo Resort to get there.

As we walked around the village, there were only a small handful of restaurants and markets that were open. We joined up with a tour group to hear the guide explain parts of the village. We walked over to see the amphitheater which could hold 5,000 people for concerts. This is where the public rest rooms are located.

There is a church named for St. Stanislaus in the middle of the village, but its doors were locked.

The only thing of interest was a museum called the Regional Archaeological Museum. The building was cooled by fans and a center room had air conditioning which brought some relief after walking around outside. The museum featured the history of the local native Taino Indians.

After an hour, we caught the shuttle back to the cruise port.

Visited June 2014
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“something different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

it is something special and different from just hanging at the beach. but food is WAAAAYY overpriced.

Visited July 2014
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“Not worth the 25$ entrance fee per person!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The place is definitely not worth spending $25 per person just to be able to walk around the little village. The place looks desolate, no one lives there, there are just shops and restaurants.It may be a different story if you're there to see a concert and maybe they waive the entrance fee.

Visited July 2014
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“Altos de Chavon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent a few hours in Altos de Chavon. The views were spectacular! The amphitheatre was unbelieveable- Elton John was playing there the next night. The shops and artists' boutiques were quaint. I wish that we could have spent more time there that day.

Visited March 2014
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Consider a small Italian villa in the Caribbean, with awesome views , sightseeing, and great food. It is a must if you are visiting Casa de Campo, and the famous amphitheater where Frank Sinatra, Sting and others...

Visited June 2014
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