Bonao Travel Guide

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  • Nightlife
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Bonao Things to Do

  • Watch the Master at the Wheel

    The interesting work shop of local ceramics artist Adriano Garcia is open for public to browse and watch the man spinning pots, vases and teapots at his wheel.There are some very lovely pieces at fair prices (40 pesos for handpainted red clay ornaments). Adriano even has his own take on the famous faceless dolls of the Cibao. He speaks some English...

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  • Superb value Artwork and Carpentry at ...

    ACESOR is a large retailer of local paintings, sculpture, handicrafts and furniture. The art gallery boasts the colourful work of artists from the Bonao/ Santiago area.Prices for the art and frames are extremely appealing. Also of very good quality are the ceramic vases, which for a set of 3 costs a more than reasonable 500 pesos. Other notable...

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  • Courses in Painting, Music, Sculpture,...

    The exceptional new Plaza de la Cultura offers a great opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in Dominican culture. A dynamic place with a friendly open door policy, the knowledgable staff of artists and teachers welcome all students regardless of age or social background.Very economical classes and courses are available in the...

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  • Candido Bido Art Gallery & Museum

    Located in the excellent new Plaza de la Cultura, the gallery is the brainchild of the internationally reknowned artist Candido Bido, a native son of Bonao.At present the finishing touches are being put to the top three levels of this elegant five storey building. The ground floor gallery houses paintings by the Dominican masters including Bido...

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  • Fantastic Bargain Paintings at 'ARTE DON...

    I stumbled upon this delightful family owned gallery by chance and discovered a little gem. It seems that the resident artistic community in Bonao is starting to recieve nationwide amd even international attention. The quality is generally excellent and the prices are affordable even for a budget traveller.Two smallish rooms house paintings of...

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  • The people go crazy in Bonao,

    The people go crazy in Bonao,they Dance and Drink in the Streets for 1 month CARNAVAL!!!--The month of February is an especially festive time in the Dominican Republicýit's Carnaval time!ýwith music and dance celebrations throughout the month. Starting on the last Sunday of January and increasing in frequency and intensity as the 27th of February...

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Bonao Restaurants

  • Sumptuous Cakes Pies and Pastries

    A spotless pie shop with a long alluring cabinet of treats peaking out at passersby.Its long opening hours and frequent long queues are a clue to its popularity. The pies are oven baked rather than the ubiquitous Dominican obsession with Deep Frying.Absolutely delicious. One could spend hours here getting gordo.

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  • A Distinguished Ambience for Those of...

    Owned and ran by Sra. Soledad Madera, this small family run restaurant serves cheap and tasty local food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.The ambience is very friendly and laid back, and the restaurant itself is spotless. D'Madera has variety of tasty and filling Dominican recipes such as Mondongo, Mofongo, Mangu, la bandera Dominicana, picapollo,...

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  • Resaurant La Choza - Eat Out Taino...

    La Choza is another ambitious project of the Leyasú owner. It is nicely layed out in the style of a openair Taino reservation, with several family sized thatched roof huts surrounding the larger central restaurant. The food includes freshly cooked Dominican fare as well as a large array of international food. Also has a well stocked licensed...

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Bonao Nightlife

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  • Dancing in the Big Apple

    An indoor venue within La Gran Manzana complex. Music is more internationally orientated than most Dominican Clubs, with pop, reggae and techno accompanying classic merengue. There is a giant music video screen if you get bored. Comfy sofas and a smallish dancefloor fill up this smart air-conditioned salon. Drinks are average - 40 pesos for a small...

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  • Bin Laden Cocktails at EL AGUADILLANO

    Pull up a chair and sit out on the sidewalk in this lively licor store cum bar. A massive array of drinks, including various wines, at licor store prices make it very popular.El Aguadillano also has an extensive and good value cocktail menu. One of the latest additions is the "Osama Bin Laden" for 45 pesos. Go try it out if you're curious.

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  • Leyasu - Bonao's Trendy Megaclub

    Bonao's biggest and most stylised night spot. Covering almost half a block near the Parque Central, the venue is split between the open air Tequila Rancho Bar and the Leyasu discoteque upstairs.The fun Tequila Rancho Bar has a variety of Mexican snacks and Mexican music such as Ranchero. Drinks are cheaper here than upstairs. The owners have gone...

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Bonao Transportation

  • BUDGET TRAVEL TO BONAO

    DIRECTIONS TO BONAOFrom Santo Domingo AirportCheap way: for the adventurous ones, walk outside the terminal, ignore the annoying taxi hustlers, turn right and head for the highway (about 1.5 miles). Cross the highway on the overpass and stand beside it. You can flag down any medium sized but that will take you to Santo Domingo (about 20 min) for 35...

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  • YUNA TAXIS - Inc. Airport Pickup

    Yuna Taxis is found at the western end of Calle16 de Agosto No. 112, esq.Dr.Columna, directly below the Cambridge English school.Bonao is easily negotiated on foot, but you may need transport for trips to surrounding attractions.For example, they have a fixed rate of 150 pesos for a one way trip to Los Quemados.Yuna taxis also offer a fixed rate...

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  • Car Rental at BONAUTO

    Bonauto is a reputable car rental company and member of Anadive.They have a wide range of motors to suit any budget or size requirement.President Lino Vargas speaks fluent English.Prices start from US$

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Bonao Shopping

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  • The Dominican Walmart

    A giant store with virtually everything bar live animals. It looks like a uniform department store in the American mould but in side it has the entertaining feel of a street market. Numerous and helpful staff are on hand to steer you into buying things you came for and things you didn't, and also to flirt with all and sundry. Some staff are English...

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  • INTERNET CAFE

    A smart and modern cyber cafe that also does scans and copies. Resident whizz kid Yuri will help you if you have any problems with your own computer.30 pesos an hour. Fast Connection. English spoken.

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  • Be Beautiful in Bonao

    Envious of the Dominican Women's extraordinarily gigantic, multicolored hair rollers? Put things right.Irma's Beauty Salon has all manner of good priced facial, beauty and skin treatments as well as hairdressing and styling. An economical chance for the filthy backpacker to regain some polish for a Saturday night dancing at Leyasu.The owner Irma is...

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Bonao Off The Beaten Path

  • Bonao's First Camper Friendly...

    In a country surprisingly hard to find legal access to camping, the first camper friendly place we found turned out to be a goldmine.Secure, friendly, easy access to all amenities and most importantly an awesome mountain setting.What better than to end a nice evening with a barbecue sitting on the bank of the stream and watching the darkness ring...

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  • Trekking to the Village of the Dam

    A wise sage once remarked that it was better to travel than to arrive. This thought held me as I set off on a trek to a trio of man-made dams around Rio Blanco, a mountain village near the city of Bonao, in central Dominican Republic.The road up to Rio Blanco was full of weird and wonderful distractions, just as well because the grueling two-hour...

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  • Family Fun in the Dominican Alps!

    Looking for somewhere a little different for your next family vacation? How about the unhurried ambience of a rural Caribbean village also brimming with opportunities for outdoor adventure? Treat your kids to a glorious natural playground and yourselves to a lifestyle a million miles from the stresses of life at home.. Why not bring a tent for them...

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Bonao Sports & Outdoors

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    by marshall1 Written Dec 29, 2003

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    The little known Falconbridge Golf Course in Bonao, out on the road towards Los Quemados, boasts spectacular mountain backdrops. It is also very economical. 9 holes from US$10

    ~ BELLA VISTA - Bonao Golf Club ~Par 27 - 9 holes - Center
    Golf Pro 6.40 US$
    Bar
    Membership 1year: 74.40 US$/ 2.year 137.20 US$
    Green Fee 3.10 US$
    Caddy 3.10 US$

    Equipment: ~ BELLA VISTA - Bonao Golf Club ~Par 27 - 9 holes - Center
    Golf Pro 6.40 US$
    Bar
    Membership 1year: 74.40 US$/ 2.year 137.20 US$
    Green Fee 3.10 US$
    Caddy 3.10 US$

    A beautiful course with tricky water hazards
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Bonao Favorites

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    by marshall1 Updated Jan 3, 2004

    Favorite thing: One thing many visitors might miss out on is seeing the bizarre pinyon tree which grows along the roadside between Bonao and Los Quemados. It is thought by many to have magic properties. Local witchdoctors use the wood for staffs with which to heal the sick.

    Local belief stems from an odd characteristic off the pinyon tree - around the time of Good Friday, its leaves and bark turn red, which many claim is an emulation of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

    The tree also has remarkable regenerative properties. Stick one of the branches in the ground and allow it to take root, and within a year it will become a full grown tree.....

    Fondest memory: The thing I miss most about Bonao is the spit roast pork. They spin the pig over an open fire for hours and hours until an intoxicating aroma invades the neighbourhood.

    It's worth waiting for, the most juicy succulent pork in the universe. I'm always tempted to pick the whole thing up by the skewer and delve into into like Obelix would......

    Eat me!!!
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