Montecristi: the jewel of the northwest

The Dominican Republic has destinations for all tastes: cold, hot, populated, deserted, high and flat. If you prefer the warm and exotic we present you montecristia province that has beaches, rivers, mangroves, cays, migratory birds, wild landscapes, salt reserves, rice, aloe, banana plantations and the best goat you can ever taste.

This northwest jewel is located 162 kilometers from the Gregorio Luperón International Airport in Puerto Plata and 272 kilometers from the city of Santo Domingo.

Undoubtedly, an ideal destination for those seeking adventures out of the ordinary, connecting with the land, the sea and the sun.

Next we share ten of its most attractive tourist places. Take note so you don’t miss anything!

1. Path of the crosses

This activity consists of walking a mountain called “El Morrito”. During the tour there are several stops on the Way of the Cross that tell of the falls of Jesus Christ before being crucified. Upon reaching the top you will find viewpoints and swings to swing with the impressive view of El Morro, its beach and Isla Cabra.

2. The platform


In the middle of the mangroves there is a recently remodeled platform where visitors can stop to share with family and friends, and enjoy the impressive view of El Morro from there. To get there you must take a boat from Juan de Bolaños beach or from the Yacht Club, without a doubt a unique view.

3. The mangroves

expand image


In montecristi There is the Estero Balsa National Park where you will find the largest mangroves in the Dominican Republic, but also there is the El Morro National Park, which is surrounded by a large area of ​​mangroves; these can be seen while traveling the road that leads to El Morro Beach or in a boat, through a network of inland waterways. When you visit it by water, don’t forget to stop at the platform and enjoy a dip in the natural pool.

4. spring montecristi


On the Juan de Bolaños beach, where the boardwalk of montecristithere is a pier that has an impressive view that includes the El Morro mountain, this space is perfect for taking pictures and enjoying the fun that the pier has around you.

5. The clock montecristi

expand imageinfographic

Located in San Fernando de montecristi, the clock in the form of a mini version of the Eiffel Tower, was designed by the French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the same one who designed the Eiffel Tower, this clock is a symbol of freedom. This destination has become a mandatory stop for tourists visiting the city, so it is mandatory that when you arrive at the town of montecristi take a walk through the Central Park, where the clock tower is located.

6. San Fernando Church montecristi


Right in front of the clock is the beautiful San Fernando Parish, which stands out for its tinted windows and an altar made of mahogany, attracting visitors for its beautiful architectural design inspired by the 19th century. The church is located in front of Plaza Duarte.

7. El Morro Beach



One of the hallmarks of this destination is the magical El Morro beach, characterized by its strong waves and its fine brown sand that is sometimes covered with white stones.

This beach is also recognized for looking like a small mountain in the water in the shape of a shoe. Among the different activities that can be carried out there are diving and fishing.

Just before going down to the beach there is a new picnic area and two very cool viewpoints to share and take pictures.

8. Goat Island


In front of the Morro there is a small white sand key that is excellent for camping, hiking through its old salt flats and enjoying its warm waters. The only way to access it is by boat that leaves from the port. Upon arrival you find a panorama of lots of vegetation and a beach with calm waters suitable for spending a pleasant time with your friends or family, from there you can enjoy a beautiful view of the National Park monte christi.

9. Máximo Gómez Museum


If you like culture, or want to know a little more about Dominican history, here you will find the Máximo Gómez and José Martí House Museum. This is literally the house where Máximo Gómez lived and where he met with José Martí and other patriots to draft the Manifesto of montecristiin which the independence of Cuba was proclaimed.

10. Salt Flats montecristi


when you visit montecristi make a stop at the Salinas, here you can learn more about its importance in the city’s economy, witness how sea salt is made and, if you are lucky and at that time they look beautiful, take some spectacular photos making the ground with salt a reflection of what is on earth.

We remind you that this forgotten province has a lot to offer, dare to discover it!