Experiences

in Montecristi

 
 
Some of the best bird watching in the Caribbean can be found in Montecristi. Ornithological enthusiasts can spot boobies, brown pelicans, magnificent frigate birds, wood storks, spoonbills, great egrets, a variety of herons, terns, plovers and willets – you may even catch a glimpse of a flock of flamingos near the shore.
Ecotourism
Cayo Arena offers schools of tropical fish that can also easily be seen in shallow turquoise waters, making this spot a paradise for snorkeling fans; the area boasts some of the most abundant marine life in the DR, with corals and sponges, and schools of tropical fish swimming around your feet.
Beaches, Boating Attractions, Family-Friendly, Islands + Cayes
Formed by coral sands, they offer a world of underwater exploration and wildlife. Around the cayes’ shores, you’ll spot cacti, iguanas, and crabs. Underwater, submerged forests, sandy bottoms, and large rocky walls make this area a one-stop site for snorkeling, day or night diving.
Boating Attractions, Islands + Cayes, National Parks + Protected Areas, Scuba Diving + Snorkeling, Wildlife Spotting
On the northwestern side of the country, Montecristi is for experienced divers. There are dozens of real shipwrecks from the time of the Spanish armada sunk due to weather and in battle with English and Dutch pirates. Snorkeling is wonderful at the Cayo Siete Hermanos islands. The infamous pirate Francis Drake used Montecristi as a […]
Scuba Diving + Snorkeling, Water Sports
El Morro rises 242 meters (794 feet) above sea level, gracing Montecristi’s coastal scenery with one of the most striking, unique views in DR. The dry, subtropical forest landscape around El Morro is surrounded by extensive stands of mangroves that can be seen up close on foot, or by boat.
Ecotourism, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights, National Parks + Protected Areas, Wildlife Spotting
Look out for manatees at the Marine Mammal Sanctuary, where a couple of hiking trails lead you towards a protected lagoon, home to the largest number of endangered herbivore West Indian Manatees in DR.
Family-Friendly, Hiking, National Parks + Protected Areas, Wildlife Spotting
Emulating Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, this historic Catholic church stands on one end of the town square, attracting visitors with its 19th century neoclassical-gothic design, striking stained glass windows, and a belfry surrounding an ornate mahogany altar.
Churches, Iconic Sights, Wedding Venues, Weddings & Romance
This small white sand caye lies across the corner from El Morro, just a couple of minutes off the coast of Montecristi, easily accessible by boat for a day out enjoying soft sand, calm turquoise seas, and seclusion near town.
Beaches, Family-Friendly, Islands + Cayes
Montecristi is famous for its diverse offerings of fish and seafood. In Montecristi you can enjoy a good meal at restaurants such as Cocomar, Hotel Marina del Mar and Terraza Doña Ana. Another traditional local favorite is “chivo liniero” (stewed or oven-baked goat) that is served at small roadside restaurants dotted along the Montecristi to […]
Dining
The Malecón in Montecristi has become a popular area for locals to enjoy music on the weekends. There are several other spots in town where you can dance to bachata and merengue, sometimes to live music.
Music + Nightlife
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All visits to Santiago include an obligatory stop at El Monumento, the city’s iconic white marble tower, circled on all sides by a multilevel garden and boasting panoramic views over the entire city. On the fifth floor is the ultimate reward: a grand panoramic view of the city of Santiago from a wraparound balcony, with the Cordillera Central mountain range in the distance. 📸:@flycamrd
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