Los Icacos

While not far from several towns, Los Icacos seems worlds apart from the urban Dominican Republic. Located on the far end of Monte Cristi National Park, travelers hoping to come here will need to traverse through acres of protected land and natural tropics.

Located in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, west-southwest of Monte Cristi, Los Icacos is on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in the Dominican Republic. While Los Icacos may be a little bit out of the way, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

How to Access The Beach
While it is possible to drive to the beach, the dirt roads are not well maintained, even on Dominican Republic standards , so an off-road capable vehicle is a must.

Amenities and Ambiance

With the natural beach, dense forests and wetlands behind it, absolute seclusion, and lack of any development, it is easy to see why eco-tourist find this beach appealing. However, unless you are looking for the absolute natural beach, then the lack of any amenities nearby means this beach may not be the best.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Los Icacos brings guests an idyllic and serene enclave, thanks to the fact that the region surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the Dominican Republic's North coast. It is close to El Monumento de la Reina del Mar, which is one of the area's attractions.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Museo de Montecristi, a lovely museum found seven miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Los Icacos
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
El Monumento de la Reina del Mar Monument 6.2 NE --
Museo de Montecristi Museum 6.8 ENE --
Villa Dona Emilia Historical Site 6.9 ENE --
Club Nautico Montecristi Yacht Club 7.2 NE --
House Of Generalisimo Maximo Gomez Museum 7.3 ENE --


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels nearby, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Los Icacos
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Los Jardines -- -- Hotel
Hotel Monte Chico 6.7 mi. NE Hotel
Chic Hotel Monte Cristi 7.1 mi. ENE Hotel


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the immediate surroundings of this location, so you may choose to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in the Dominican Republic besides Los Icacos.

While the Dominican Republic has many alluring attractions, a trip to Los Icacos could end up a family favorite.


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