Leaving the Tourist Cruise Port of La Romana, we take a pleasant 30 minute ride in air-conditioned bus to La Cueva de Las Maravillas (Cave of Wonders). Discovered by mistake by boy scouts in 1926, this immense cave includes over 800 meters of underground labyrinths, 240 of which have been developed for tourist activity with a lighting system that highlights its many astounding geological formations. In addition to the stalactites and stalagmites that fill the cave, the underwater pool found in one of the caverns is beautiful and crystal clear.
Perhaps the most important feature of the cave is the Native Taino Indian paintings left behind from pre-Colombian times and preserved in almost perfect condition. This collection of rupestrian artwork is, in fact, one of the most complete and interesting in the Caribbean. From the caves we take a scenic tour through the city of La Romana site of the Caribbean’s largest sugar refinery, passing by sports facilities, main streets in town, and government offices. Afterwards we stop at the Central Park for souvenir shopping, where you will be sure to find rum, art and crafts, and painting.