We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 143.75*
and up
Punta Cana Combo Tour: Catalina Island, Altos de Chavon and Chavon River
More Info
USD 150.00*
and up
VIP Catalina Snorkeling and Altos De Chavon Full-Day Tour
More Info
USD 45.00*
and up
La Romana City Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Altos de Chavon, is an architectural wonder, a 16th century replica of a Mediterranean village perched high above the Chavón River. The village was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro, and created by Italian master designer and cinematographer Roberto Coppa. Dominican artisans handcrafted the stone pathways, decorative ironwork, furniture and enchanting buildings, reviving almost forgotten crafts of metal work and stone carving. Under Coppa's direction, each stone was hand cut, each wooden door frame was handcrafted and each wrought-iron detail hand-forged. Construction of the village began in 1976 and the village was inaugurated in 1982 with the concert of Frank Sinatra at the amphitheater. Altos de Chavon was built as a center of culture for the Dominican people.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
Write a Review
Reviews (1,586)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 575 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

El Chavon and the river cruise as well as the cigar factory were all informative . Very lovely day. The baseball stadium was very informative. Loved the tour

Thank Bet2211
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is definitely worth a visit at least once. It takes less then an hour to tour the entire place. Resort charged us $50 to take us there (Big Rip off - 40km roundtrip). There are better options but we did not plan. You...More

Thank bhargavipl
Reviewed 6 days ago

You feel like you've stepped back in time into ancient town. The architecture is lovely and nice way to spend an afternoon when taking a break from the beach/pool. The views are nice and worth the trip. I suggest you wear comfortable shoes.

Thank KBNYC13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited during low season, July, it was very hot and most places were closed at midday. Even so it was quite an experience as I wasn't expecting this type of architecture in the DR. Definitely worth the effort to go and visit, the views are...More

1  Thank RobbyStarykon
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you want to have a romantic moment with your wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend go there (I went with my friends to take the pictures); if you want to have a great moments with family or friends, this is the place. Walk, take picture and know about the...More

Thank KarinaCastroM
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We were visiting LaRomana on a cruise. We had not booked any excursions in advance. We found a van that would take us Altos de Chavon. The van (taxi) fee apparently included admission, because we didn't pay anything at the gate. We didn't know what...More

Thank Mark43
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Traveling between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana we stopped at Altos de Chavon. The "city" was designed to look like an old mediterranean village although it is only about 45 years old. It is a very bohemian place with restaurants, golf and shopping. It supposed...More

Thank Orlando N
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Loved our visit to Altos de Chavon. The views and its history was spectacular. We enjoyed walking through the ruins and visiting the shops. We ate at La Piazzeta which had wonderful food and great live music.

Thank mannyvelez
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Me and my family went on an excursion to Catalina Island and on the return boat trip from the island we encountered rough seas. I became completely wet from the splashing waves and totally sea sick. When we finally arrived at La Romana, I was...More

Thank Paulo G
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We rented a villa in Casa de Campo and took an evening to walk around this area. Really beautiful. Our kids (2 and 5) really enjoyed the amphitheater--climbing on the stage etc. I wouldn't spend any money to get here if not staying here, but...More

Thank Anna V
Nearby Restaurants
SBG Casa de Campo
99 reviews
2.97 km away
Onno's Altos De Chavon
87 reviews
.09 km away
Crema Pasteleria
87 reviews
7.82 km away
Chinois Restaurant by Susana
33 reviews
7.75 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wild Ranch Zipline Canopy
21 reviews
5.12 km away
Rio Chavon
247 reviews
2.14 km away
127 reviews
3.70 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
3 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from CelsoSO | Reviewed this property |
Take a cab and ask to make a tour including the place and downtown...he will wait while you take photos and walk
21 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Renee B | Reviewed this property |
I agree arrange in advance there will not be cabs waiting.
22 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Jose50 | Reviewed this property |
As we were on a tour from the hotel, our entrance fee was included in the excursion fee.