"DISCOVER THE CITY OF BONAO" Bonao by marshall1

Bonao Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 48 photos

The Future of Dominican Tourism

Bonao is sharpening up its image. Every year it explodes into a riot of colour and energy as the enthusiastic townsfolk celebrate one of the the most attractive and hedonistic carnivals around. In fact, throughout the year, the people of Bonao are always looking for a reason to party.

Bonao has been advancing towards modernity with remarkably good taste. The splendid Plaza de la Cultura leads the way - a haven for artists, musicians, dancers and curious visitors. In addition, an array of sophisticated eateries and bars has emerged alongside the old lanes of charming Antillean merchant stores. In short, one can enjoy the thriving new tourist attractions while still absorbing the placid provinicial ambience.

Off the Beaten Track

Perhaps Bonao's greatest asset is its proximity to the Cordillera Central. The cool mountain villages of Los Quemados and Blanco are like a window to another time. Here more than anywhere in the country you'll encounter the authentic, warm hospitality of the Dominican campo.

It's a pleasure to wander along endless roads and trails that offer breathtaking views of the mountains and wide landscapes. Outdoor opportunities abound - from hiking to horseback riding, visiting water falls, and mountaineering - a hidden jewel for treasure seekers and adventurers.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Gentle , Beautiful People who love to dance and drink,every night!
  • Cons:To much rice and beans.
  • In a nutshell:The best kept secret in the Dominican Republic
  • Last visit to Bonao: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 2, 2004
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  • marielexoteria's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2009 at 2:34 AM

    Allow me to congratulate you for going where only locals go, and for living there. Greetings :)

  • Mar 9, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Hello Marshall,Will be visiting family in Bonao in July2008.This will be my third trip to the D.R. Would like to explore this beautiful country instead of going to resorts again.Any updated information?thankyou, robert

  • Jun 8, 2007 at 3:17 PM

    Please update this website or close it down. I am very interested in information about Bonao, but yours is very outdated.

  • marshall1's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2004 at 2:11 PM

    HOTEL RANCHO WENDY IS A GREAT PLACE TO GET AWAY TO, SUPERB HOST AND GREAT HIKING AND WATERFALLS NEARBY. RELAX IN A COUNTRY SETTING AND ENJOY YOURSELF. GREAT FOOD AND DRINK ALSO.

  • Geoff_Wright's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2004 at 8:27 AM

    This is an excellent page, Marshall. Just the way VT pages ought to be presented. Well done!

  • Feb 3, 2004 at 1:46 AM

    Superb page, nice tips and fantastic albums.

  • chicabonita's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2003 at 1:29 PM

    dance and drink all night? that would be the perfect place for me now :-))

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