Bani - Dominican Republic
Travel guide and tourist information to visit Bani and around: what to see, what to do, what to visit, which excursions... in Bani a small town in the south of Santo Domingo.
Bani - DR
the capital of the province of Peravia in the Dominican Republic.
It was founded March 3, 1764 by Manuel Azlor and Urries. The city
name comes from the fact that it was ruled by a chief called Bani
in pre-Columbian times. In Taino language, Bani means "lots
The Cordillera Central (which is here called Sierra de Ocoa) is located in the north and the west of the province, with its culmination in the Loma de la Valvacoa. Since this city you can see the peaks Guayuyos, Pico de los Pinos and Valvacoa.
The town has received waves of immigrants from the Canary Islands and Catalonia during the time of the conquest, who settled west of the city, while the south coast was occupied by emancipated blacks.
The main rivers of the city are the Nizao, Ocoa and Bani.
The city's economy depends mainly on agricultural production, particularly vegetables (tomatoes, onions, etc..), fruit, coffee. A minor aspect of the economy of Bani is fishing in the Caribbean Sea.
It's the birthplace of Cuban independence leader Maximo Gomez. The museum Maximo Gomez, in the park of the same name, is responsible for keeping his memory.
Bani is about 40 miles from the capital Santo Domingo, the region was declared a tourist destination No. VIII in 1995 to promote the development of tourism in this part of Dominican Republic. Its proximity to the capital makes it a tourist attraction for the inhabitants of Santo Domingo and San Cristobal, with a dozen small hotels, Bani has no large hotels to accommodate tourists, making it its charm.
Tourist activity focuses on the Caribbean coast, especially around the bay of Calderas with Las Salinas Hotel. A major tourist attraction are the Sand Dunes of Bani, a natural lush unique in the Caribbean region.
Tourist attractions and places to visit in Bani
Casa de Maximo Gomez
Son of the country and hero of Cuban independence.
The Historical museum of Bani
Bani Historical Museum's mission is the exhibition and dissemination of the history of the province.
The mango festival
In June, he moved thousands of people to discover and taste many varieties of this fruit.
This is an important cultural event, the result of the mixture of African and Spanish cultures, which is held annually the third Saturday in July in Bani, a cultural and religious, whose origins date back to colonial times.
Los Corbanitos beach
What to visit near Bani
Bani dunes are unique in the Caribbean, this is a protected area
since 1996 which extends over 15 km with a maximum height of 35
meters. Bani Dunes are located in the peninsula of Las Calderas,
between the cities of Matanzas and Las Salinas, in the south of
The beach of Punta Salinas is located in Puerto Hermoso de las Calderas
Bay about 27 kilometers from the town of Bani.
Las Salinas salt flats are located in
Las Calderas Bay just before the beach of Punta Salinas.
Palmar de Ocoa
Palmar de Ocoa is a fishing village located on the bay of Ocoa about thirty kilometers from Bani. Palmar de Ocoa has beautiful beaches and is mostly frequented by local inhabitants and Santo Domingo. A new hotel is located on the Bay, the Ibiza Hotel.
Playa Pato is one of the few beaches near Santo Domingo where it is possible to practice surfing.
Playa Nizao is located about twenty kilometers before Bani. The beach is a mixture of gray sand and pebbles. It is a popular beach.
Salto Las Yayitas
Waterfall hidden between rocks and trees of ten meters high in Las Yayitas, El Recodo section.
Many tourists and hikers come to enjoy this tourist attraction.
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