Bani Attractions

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 discover a handful of beaches to enjoy, although they are all found in neighboring areas. Click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that particular stretch of sand.

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.

A second option to consider is Playa Nizao. While the sand can look a little dirty, it is just the color of the sand, which adds an interesting twist to the whole experience.

Playa Palenque: Playa Palenque is littered with palm trees and resting kayaks, and the rougher, darker waters does not exactly satisfy the criteria of a tropical beach. However, the beach does draw less crowds and is an option for those looking to be further away from the tourist areas.

These are just a few of your choices. If you'd like to dig deeper, you can get more details by following this link.

Historical Sites

If you like to experience the historical roots of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your stay.

A landmark worth visiting is Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes. It is situated at Iglesia Nuestra Senora De Las Mercedes and located in southern Bani. Visitors are free to explore what remains of the church, and the devotional areas dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

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

Travelers may experience some other interesting sites worth visiting nearby.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Santuario de San Marting de Porres. It is located 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


Guests can visit several parks in Bani.

The parks worth looking into are provided directly 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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