Tourism in Bonao - Dominican Republic

Travel guide and tourist information to visit Bonao and around: what to see, what to do, what to visit, which excursions... in Bonao.

Bonao - Dominican Republic

Bonao - Dominican Republic

Bonao is a city located in center of Dominican Republic, in Monseñor Nouel Province, at the north of Santo Domingo. The name of the city dates back to the Indians. Bonao was the chief who ruled this part of the island of Hispaniola with the arrival of the Spaniards.
The city is surrounded by mountains easily accessible and has lush vegetation and different balnearios. Bonao and its region has many ecotourism attractions with rivers, mountains, valleys, fabulous scenery, this is one of the most attractive region of the Dominican Republic for mountain tourism and ecotourism.

The economy relies mainly on local businesses, small agricultural production and the production of nickel mining. Agricultural production is composed of 80% of rice and the rest is divided between the cocoa and coffee.
Bonao was important in the early years of Spanish colonization, it is in the city that Francisco Roldan fled with 70 rebels in what was the first revolution of the social demands of the New World.

A celebration that annually conducts many people in Bonao is the Carnival, where hundreds of people dress in different costumes and organize a parade through downtown.
One of the most attractive places is the Place of Culture, with a modern museum with decorations by artists Dominicans.

Despite good potential for mountain tourism, Bonao has few hotels.

Tourist attractions and places to visit in Bonao


The Carnival is held every Sunday in February, it is one of the most creative of Dominican Republic.

City Festival

In June in honor of the patron saint San Antonio de Padua.

The house museum Tiburcio

House of the artist Cristhian Tiburcio where each furniture, each piece is a work of art. The entire house is a monument of art in Bonao.

Museum Candido Bido

Museum to exhibit works of the artist Candido Bido and has paintings Taino, African, latin america and dominican.

What to see, what to do, what to visit near Bonao

Ecotourism Complex Rio Blanco

Located 17 kms from Bonao, the Rio Blanco ecotourism complex was created by local organizations to promote, protect and rehabilitate the environment by offering rural tourism activities, cultural and adventure.

Cordillera Central

For lovers of walks and ecotourism.

Salto de Jima

The Salto de Jima are impressive waterfalls, hidden in lush vegetation.

Balneario Masipedro

Popular tourist center with a cafeteria that is very popular with locals.

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