Galvan, Bahoruco, Dominican Republic

Galván is a municipality in the Bahoruco province of the Dominican Republic. It is located in the southwestern part of the country, about 130 kilometers west of Santo Domingo. The municipality has a population of about 15,869 people.


Galván is known for its beautiful scenery, its agricultural production, and its traditional Dominican culture. The municipality is home to several mountains, rivers, and waterfalls. The main agricultural products in Galván are bananas, plantains, and coffee.

Some of the things to do in Galván include:

  • Visit the Salto de Jimenoa (Jimenoa Waterfall): This waterfall is about 150 feet high and plunges into a crystal-clear pool.
  • Go hiking in the Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco (Sierra de Bahoruco National Park): This park is home to a variety of wildlife, including crocodiles, iguanas, and birds.
  • Visit the town's traditional Dominican villages: Galván is home to several traditional Dominican villages, where you can experience the culture and way of life of the Dominican people.

The best time to visit Galván is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. The weather is warm and sunny during this time, with average temperatures in the high 20s Celsius.

The currency in Galván is the Dominican peso (DOP). The exchange rate is currently about DOP 58 to USD 1.

The official language of Galván is Spanish.

Here are some additional information about Galván:

  • The municipality was founded in 1943 and named after the Dominican novelist and historian Manuel de Jesús Galván.
  • Galván is home to the Batalla del Rodeo Museum, which commemorates the Battle of Rodeo, a key battle in the Dominican War of Independence.
  • The municipality is also home to the Galván Cave, a natural cave with stalactites and stalagmites.

I hope this information is helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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