Attractions in Bani

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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. 


You'll find a small variety of beaches to consider visiting, although they are all located nearby. Just click on each beach name for more detail concerning that beach.

Playa Almendros: Don't come to Playa Almendro expecting white sandy beaches, clear waters, or even sunny skies. This beach is rocky, full of dirt, and not the kind of beach for sun tanning.

Another alternative for beach-goers to consider is Playa Nizao. This long beach just outside the town is also the site of a few lagoons and rivers, allowing visitors to see a few different natural features in one place. This is a great time saver for eco-tourist who will also enjoy the beach's more remote forested areas on the edges.

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.

Luckily, you'll find additional beaches nearby. To find out about other beaches available, visit this page.

Historical Sites

In case you enjoy learning about the historical roots of a foreign country, you might want to visit a historical site during your vacation.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes. It can be found 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

Guests will explore some other worthwhile sites to visit nearby.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Santuario de San Marting de Porres. It is situated 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


Visitors can spend some time in several parks in Bani.

The parks worth looking into can be seen in the following table.

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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