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Rio Chavon, La Romana Province: Address, Phone Number, Rio Chavon Reviews: 4/5

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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Nov 2019
This is one of the largest rivers of the Dominican Republic and flows from the interior of the country all the way to the Caribbean Sea, right at the city of La Romana and its awesome "Casa de Campo" marina. A river full of mysteries, having been used, in colonial times, for the transport of precious woods, as well as a hideout of fabulous treasures by the legendary Caribbean pirates. From the historic city of "Altos de Chavón", that you will certainly visit, you'll get the best views of this iconic river. Bring your cameras! Enjoy!
Written September 30, 2020
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Chuck D
canada110 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
Awesome trip packed with activities for the full day. Tour of Chevon, boat ride up the river, catamaran to Isal Catalina, snorkeling, beach lobster BBQ, then sail back. Awesome way to spend the day.
Written February 16, 2014
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,651 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
After an hour looking at the village of Altos de Chavon, our cruise group boarded a river paddle boat which sailed up the river for half and hour and then returned, for a total of one hour on this river. It was a January morning, but hot already at 88 degrees by 11am. Complimentary drinks, both alcoholic and cola, were immediately served by the young crew. Seating was around tables on chairs so conducive for chatting while viewing the surrounding landscape. There was a covered top deck also so I found there were plenty of choices for seats. I could walk around to change seats or drag my chair into the shady side of the boat. The boat appeared to be freshly painted in white so very clean looking.
The lush landscape on either side of the river didn't change with tropical trees, grasses, and mangroves growing along the riverside. The river was very calm without any mosquitoes annoying us. However, a pesky bee did find our beer drinks appealing enough to stay a while. We saw some people out fishing, with one in that group taking a dive into the dark green water to cool off. The water didn't look appealing to me at all for swimming, however. We did see a few fish jumping out of the water so I hope this group had success in fishing. As our boat floated on the river, we could see the buildings from the Altos de Chavon on the hill above. As we moored the boat we could see the ocean water ahead. I don't know if this river was tidal. The one hour trip was timed just right.
Written February 11, 2014
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CTProf
Las Vegas80 contributions
Dec 2013 • Couples
We spent 2 hours kayaking on this river. We enjoyed the exercise after a large cruise ship breakfast. But I cannot imagine why anyone would want to go on a boat or kayak trip on this river. The vegetation is sparse, except in a few instances; the water is muddy. There are a few large houses 200 feet above the river that one can ogle from afar.

During our entire 2 hours, we saw no people, no animals, no fish; we literally just paddled up and down an ugly river. Our guide pointed out one viewing opportunity during the entire trip---a bee hive far above the surface of the water. So we paid $100 each to get some exercise and see an unimpressive bee hive.

This trip is marketed as if one is going into a jungle-like ambiance akin to what one has seen in movie adventures. Instead the river is very wide, and we saw nothing at all that even remotely looked like the setting in Apocalypse Now.
Written January 1, 2014
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docdeee99
Boston, MA19 contributions
it's pretty but there's no infrastructure except a few shacks selling local fare, no restaurants or organised boat tours. The locals use it to bathe and party but it could be made more inclusive and fun.
Written January 22, 2013
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Saona_Cafe
Bayahibe, Dominican Republic17 contributions
Jan 2012
Fantastic place to go by boat and have a swim!! Swiming in fresh water when you know you are surronded by salt water in quite impressive!!! Great views and great for pictures!!
Written October 17, 2012
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Lisa J
Pickering, Canada514 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Part of our tour was the Chavon River, we were brought down with our bus to what looked like a floating bar, we all took a seat then they lifted the walkways untied the ropes and started up the motors and off we went...so cool!!! The ride was maybe 30 minutes we went up the river then turned around and came back. The guide was telling us that many famous movies were made on the river...its really cool...the water isn't clear but there was men fishing on it so it must have fish...really enjoyed the ride!!
Written February 11, 2018
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Chantelle H
London, UK74 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Rio Chavon is beautiful, great views beautiful scenery and lots of different birds species, the best place to see this river is from Casa De Campo you can do a free tour, you have to book a taxi through your hotel otherwise they won't let you in, security is tight there.

Well worth a visit to see all that mother nature has to offer.
Thanks for reading guys.
Written June 16, 2017
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marci4tony
Nampa, ID260 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
We booked with Seavis Tours – We did the Rio Chavon Jungle tour. The transport took us to the drop off point where we got on a covered barge with tables and chairs. We headed up this slow and lazy river with lots of narration, native fruits, and drinks. They taught us to dance along the way, and the scenery was truly spectacular. The river was high, as it has rained recently. But the overcast helped keep the temperature down. We arrived at their camp and they made us lunch of pork, chicken, root veggies, and some other native treasures. Then, it rained again, lasted about 45 minutes. Some of us elected to go kayaking (2 per kayak), and headed down the river – we raced each other, splashed each other, even ran each other into the river bank. I have not laughed like that for a very long time. While we were out playing, the others just hung out on the barge on the river bank and took pictures. When we returned, we played on the tree swing for another 20 minutes. It was very difficult to leave our newly found adventure in the beautiful jungle. HIGHILY RECOMMENDED
Written November 17, 2016
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jorge c
West Palm Beach, FL80 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
Up and down river on the boat excursion and realistically, the only thing to see are really tall cliffs on each side, thats all!
Written February 11, 2015
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