Attractions in Monte Cristi

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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. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that specific beach.

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

Another option to consider is Los Icacos. 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.

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 merely a few of the available options. Click here to see our guide to beaches for Monte Cristi.


If you enjoy learning about unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Monte Cristi.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Museo de Montecristi. It is located in Monte Cristi. When visiting the Museo de Montecristi, visitors will gain a glimpse into a culture that has for the most part been destroyed through European Colonization. The relics and artifacts tell stories and the history of the people, and the museum will guide you through how to read that story from some of the uncovered artifacts.

Another popular destination is House Of Generalisimo Maximo Gomez. It is found within the heart of Monte Cristi. The House of General Maximo Gomez is a museum dedicated to the life and efforts of the Dominican born military leader who helped give Cuba its independence from Spain. As a national hero for both the Dominican Republic and Cuba, his history is an influential one in the Caribbean.

The table below lists some details concerning some the available museums 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

Do you like exploring the historical roots of countries you visit? If yes, you might want to visit a historical site during your time 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

Visitors will discover some other interesting 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


Vacationers can visit either of two parks in and around Monte Cristi.

The parks worth looking into are displayed in the following table.

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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