In La Romana there really is not much to do. Having been there previously on another cruise and realizing there was not much to do if you had already seen Altos de Chavon, Catalina Island, Saona Island, all of which we had seen, then our only choice was either staying on the ship or going to Santo Domingo. We were initially hesitant thinking the long bus ride was going to be boring and a waste of time, but in actuality, it was anything but. We booked the Santo Domingo Historical City Tour through Carnival (the 6 hour without lunch tour) and we were pleasantly surprised. It was a very good tour for our money and we visited lots of sites, monuments and churches and residential and shopping areas. The tour was well worth our time and money and I would recommend it to anyone.