Bonao is a city located in the province of Monsenor Nouel, Dominican Republic. The city is tagged as Villa De La Hortensias; a local flower that are abundant in the area.
Bonao offer the best alternative to Puerto Plata or Samana and the likes. A beautiful waterfall, Bonao Waterfall still hidden from the eyes of tourists, offers great and refreshing moments and in the same times the lush mountain ridges. The spectacular view of the cascading waters can easily make anyone to stay longer in the area.
As the city lies on the foot of several hills, it offers good camping sites as well as picnic grounds for couples and honeymooners wanting to have their own hideaway. If other parts of Dominican Republic are packaged as beach destination, Bonao is seemingly packaged as a nature destination. Hikers, mountain climbers and campers with cheap flights to Bonao would find this sleepy village nestled at the foothills as a rewarding place to quench their thirst for a new paradise for their activities. With good campesinos (peasant farmers as guides) offering warm and gracious hospitality, they won't regret staying longer in this naturally beautiful city.
Besides its nature's beauty, Bonao Carnival held every year is one reason why you must go and visit the city. The carnival features street parade that starts from the blocked-off street or the "caves" where people in demonic costumes dance to the music and go around the town chanting traditional hymns to pacify bad spirits. A night concert of Dominican music held in El Parque Duarte culminates the affair.
There are not too many hotels in Bonao and your gracious hosts (the locals) would always point you to the city’s two accommodation places which are Aquarius Hotel and Hotel Jacaranda. If you are after affordable rates to match your cheap flights to Bonao, you must book at Jacaranda Hotel.
Bonao may not be as grand as Punta Cana or Semana but its charms and natural beauty is enough to lure Dominican visitors to experience what it has to offer. Peaceful days close to nature is just one of its offers coupled with warm welcome and hospitality of its people.