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. 

The Dominican Republic Beaches

You'll discover a handful of beaches to consider visiting, although they are all located in neighboring areas. You can click on each beach name for more information 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 location 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: Heading southwest along the Santo Domingo coast will eventually have you leaving the city and heading south. Doing so will bring you to Playa Palenque.

Nearby areas have other beach choices. For a more detailed look at beaches, click here.

Historical Sites

Do you like learning some of the historical roots of foreign countries? If so, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your time in Bani.

Many travelers choose to visit Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes. It is a part of Iglesia Nuestra Senora De Las Mercedes and located within 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 can experience some other worthwhile sites to visit nearby.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is 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


Vacationers can experience a few parks in Bani.

The parks worth looking into are displayed here:

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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