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

There are a small variety of beaches to consider, although they are all found nearby. You can click on each beach name for a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

Playa Almendros: If you decide to head over to Playa Almendro, you will need to simply take Avenida Fabio Herrera south out of Bani as far as it goes.

A second option for beach-goers 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: 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.

Of course, you'll find quite a few other choices for beaches nearby. Readers can get more information by clicking here.

Historical Sites

If you enjoy experiencing the history of an unfamiliar place, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your time in Bani.

One popular destination 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

Vacationers may enjoy some other worthwhile local landmarks close to Bani.

A landmark worth visiting 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


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

The parks available are shown 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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