The Dominican Republic is certainly notable for its marvelous beaches, but on its interior, we also find other magnificent places to visit, as is the case with the Chavón River. This river begins inland, with its outlet in the Casa de Campo Marina, very near to the La Romana area. One of the places from which the best panoramic views of this river can be contemplated is from Altos de Chavón.
In the past, the Chavón River served as a hiding place for pirates and for transporting the valuable wood which was cut on the island’s interior. Currently, the river can be traveled to observe its flora and fauna. Many companies offer excursions on the river, these trips allowing a multitude of water birds to be discovered, among which the fishing Falcon is notable, along with freshwater turtles. The jungle is also a must-visit as it is a great example of the tropical vegetation of the interior of the Dominican Republic.
Finally, a curiosity is that this place was used as a shooting location for films such as Rambo 3 and Apocalypse Now.