The Chavón River is a river located to the east of the Dominican Republic, in La Romana. Its best view is obtained from the village called Altos de Chavón. The history of this river contains extremely interesting passages; From the origin of its name, possible corruption of the name Taino “Bomana”, until its use by known pirates to hide treasures, passing through its use from colonial times to transport the precious woods that were cut in the forests of its basin.
The magnificent Río Chavón forms a natural border to the east of the Casa de Campo, a luxury resort in La Romana, before arriving to the Caribbean sea by the Marina Casa de Campo.
Most famous for it’s brief appearance in the movie Apocalypse Now shot in 1979, and also Jurassic Park, filmed in 1993, the Río Chavón is most typically admired from Altos de Chavón. But this magnificent river offers much more than just a beautiful view and great photo opportunities, it is also a natural and abundant habitat for native Dominican wildlife, making it a wonderful place to explore and experience the natural beauty and diversity of the Dominican Republic beyond the beaches and golf courses.