Attractions in Bani

Known as the “Home of Poets” it doesn't take spending much time in Bani to see why this town has inspired so many  – even without any beaches to speak of within the town's borders.  These local attraction include religious buildings and monuments as well as natural parks, each offerings a unique sense of wonder to those who look on upon them. 

Dominican Republic Beaches

You'll find a handful of beaches to enjoy, though all of them are located just outside of Bani. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that individual beach.

Playa Almendros: Full of trees and bordered by rough waters; Playa Almendros is not your average beach. Those coming here generally only use it as a starting point for kayak expeditions.

Another location for beach-goers to consider is Playa Nizao. Visitors just have to head south out of Nizao to get to the beach.

Playa Palenque: Jutting out to form a spearhead in the water, Playa Palenque is used mainly as a beach for boats and kayaks. While there is plenty of space for laying down and swimming, the nearby tropical beaches tend to attract more of a crowd.

These examples are only a few of the options. Navigate to this article if you're interested in learning some more facts.

Historical Sites

Do you enjoy exploring the history of foreign countries? If that's the case, you might want to visit a historical site while on vacation in Bani.

Many travelers choose to visit Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes. It can be found at Iglesia Nuestra Senora De Las Mercedes and located in southern Bani. The church, whose name in English is Church of Our Lady of Mercy, was built prior to 1550, but sacked and destroyed by Francis Drake. Rebuilt (as well as several times later) features a grand interior that was built in the traditional style of the Spanish.

Historic Sites In Bani
Name Type Phone Location Island
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes Historical Site (809) 682-3744 1.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Bani Hispaniola

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers may experience some other worthwhile places to visit close to Bani.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Santuario de San Marting de Porres. It is found 4.7 mi. West of central Bani. A pilgrimage sight for the world's Catholics, El Santuario de San Martin de Porres (Sanctuary of Saint Martin of Porres) is named after and dedicated to the New World's first black saint. The sanctuary is actually a church made completely from stone; making this shrine a unique experience for all.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Bani
Name Type Location Island
Santuario de San Marting de Porres Monument 4.7 mi. West of Central Bani Hispaniola


Travelers can spend some time in a few parks in Bani.

The parks worth considering are displayed below.

Parks In Bani
Name Type Location
Campamento Nacional De Iglesia Evangelica Dominicana Park 1.3 mi. South of Central Bani
Parque Central De El Llano Park 1.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Bani
Parque De Bocacanasta Park 1.5 mi. South of Central Bani
Parque Marcos Cabral Park Central Bani

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