Welcome to Monte Cristi
A dusty frontier town originally founded by the Spanish crown in 1750, Monte Cristi’s allure lies in its end-of-the-road feel. Most travelers pass through on their way to or from Haiti, or to check out the little-visited desert of Parque Nacional Monte Cristi. The town's former prosperity as the base of the Grenada Fruit Company can be seen in the wide streets and dilapidated Victorian homes in the immediate vicinity of the Parque Central. Some have been restored enough to appreciate their one-time glory. Residents continue to make their living fishing and tending livestock, just as they’ve done for generations; another source of revenue is salt harvested from evaporation ponds north of town and sold in the US by Morton Salt.
Amazing hotels and hostels
We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.