Sabaneta derives its name from the Spanish word for a small savanna. The town is located in Santiago province and was founded by Santiago Rodriguez and Alenjandro and Jose Bueno in 1844. Sabaneta used to be a municipality of Monti Cristi but became head town of Santiago Rodriguez when the province was created.
Sabaneta is a beautiful and clean town with beautiful parks, boulevards and tranquil environment. Parque Central in Calle Gregorio Luperon offers good walking experience however the park is more suited for people-watching while sitting on the grassy grounds or on benches under the shades of the Palm trees.
The nearest airport is Santiago Municipal airport however, most international flights including cheap flights to Sabaneta are directed in a nearby Puerto Plata airport. Moreover, Cap-haitien International Airport in Cap Haitien, Haiti also serves airlines with cheap flights to Sabaneta.
There is a limited choice when it comes to your accommodation in the city. Hotels in Sabaneta are mostly mid-range hotels offering good bed and food services. The good news is that many of these hotels have in-house restaurants and you don't need to go out to taste Dominican dishes. Some even have bars where you can enjoy good Dominican music.
If you are on a Dominican food tripping, there are restaurants along Avenida Jose offering dishes that will have you coming back for another serving. La Bandera, served at lunch time includes rice, meat, red beans and salad is a typical form of a Dominican meal. Munching chicharon is an adventure while drinking cerbeza or mojitos. Asopao, a rice soup is a good appetizer to kick off your food tripping. Don't forget to order Pastelon either Pastelon de Yuca or pastelon de platano maduro or both to fill your hungry stomach. You can also try the Taino dishes with some twists to accommodate first timers to Taino cuisine.
Sabaneta may not have colonial buildings to boost of, beaches to be proud of and other grand places as tourist’ attraction however the city still has something to offer to suit every interest. Sabaneta is a beautiful place for its clean and quiet surroundings. For these reason alone, Sabaneta is worth visiting and exploring.