Monte Cristi Attractions

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It is the natural attraction that are most important to the town of Monte Cristi, beginning with the national park, running all the way to the coast, and even underwater where some of the most attractive coral reef are located.  But, that's not all.  There are also important historical landmarks which include a military fort and a history museum.


You'll find a few beaches to consider in and around the area. Click on each beach name for more information concerning that part of the coast.

Playa Juan de Balanos: With clear views of hotels, the road, and a well-used fishing pier, this is not a natural beach.

A second option worth considering is 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.

Playa Petit Salina: The only thing to the West of Petit Salina is Monte Cristi, and the only thing north is the Caribbean Sea. Anyone seeking to enjoy these secluded shores will need to traverse dirt roads north as north as they will go.

These examples are only some of what's available. You can go to this article if you're interested in learning some more facts.


Assuming you like to learn about other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Museo de Montecristi. It is found in Monte Cristi. Featuring a variety of artifacts of the pre-Columbus Dominican Republic, the Museo de Montecristi takes a look back at the culture of Hispaniola before any European intervention.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is House Of Generalisimo Maximo Gomez. It is found within the heart of Monte Cristi. Visitors to the museum will be able to explore a variety of exhibits that feature many artifacts and memorabilia from Gomzez's history. These includes some of the flags he fought under, personal affects, as well as statues and busts.

The following table provides you with more details concerning some the museums you might enjoy in the area.

Museums In Monte Cristi
Name Phone Location
House Of Generalisimo Maximo Gomez (809) 579-2474 Central Monte Cristi
Museo de Montecristi (809) 579-2832 0.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Monte Cristi

Historical Sites

In case you enjoy exploring the history of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while on vacation in Monte Cristi.

Villa Dona Emilia is a historical site The Villa of Dona Emilia was the house of the wealthy Dona Emilia. Dona Emilia exported trees that were used to make hair dye in Europe, a very sought after resource.

Historic Sites In Monte Cristi
Name Type Phone Location Island
Villa Dona Emilia Historical Site -- 0.5 mi. Northwest of Central Monte Cristi the Dominican Republic

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers can experience some other intriguing attractions in this area.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Monte Cristi
Name Type Location Island
El Monumento de la Reina del Mar Monument 1.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Monte Cristi the Dominican Republic


Visitors can enjoy a couple of parks in and around Monte Cristi.

The parks available are listed in the following chart.

Parks In and Around Monte Cristi
Name Type Location
Monte Cristi National Park Park 5.8 mi. South West of Central Monte Cristi
Parque de Reloj Park 0.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Monte Cristi

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