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 regardless of whether you are staying very close. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in the Dominican Republic. While Los Icacos might be a little bit out of the way, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Los Icacos offers those who visit a calm and peaceful environment, as the surrounding region is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Los Icacos on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. El Monumento de la Reina del Mar is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

Historical attractions such as Villa Dona Emilia offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Los Icacos, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about the Dominican Republic's past, without venturing too far from the coast.

If a visit to the Los Icacos isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones 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 depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Los Icacos is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Though beach-goers won't find very many accommodations in the vicinity, those accommodations closest to the beach are shown below.

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


There aren't any restaurants surrounding this location, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Los Icacos in the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Republic has so much to offer, and Los Icacos is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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