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 even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in the Dominican Republic. While Los Icacos may be a little harder to reach, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Los Icacos brings visitors an angelic and tranquil enclave, since the surrounding area won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. It is near some interesting sites like El Monumento de la Reina del Mar, which is one of the attractions close-by.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Dominican Republic, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Villa Dona Emilia, which is one of the closest historical destinations to Los Icacos.

If a visit to the Los Icacos isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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 --


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within a several miles, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed in the table below.

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 find any places to eat near this coastal destination, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in the Dominican Republic besides Los Icacos.

Maybe Los Icacos is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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