Monte Cristi National Park

Monte Cristi National Park (Parque National Monte Cristi) is a national park on the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola that extends from the borders of Haiti to Punta Rucia in the Dominican Republic and covers an area of 550 km². It contains coastal lagoons, beaches, mangrove swamps, a 237 m (777 ft) limestone mesa from which can be seen offshore keys and forested slopes of the mesa's northern side.[1]

Monte Cristi coastline

The area is very dry, receiving just over two inches of rain per year. The huge mesa provides a habitat for an indigenous plant species called sabia montecristini as well as several reptile species. There are no marked paths in the park.[2]

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  1. ^ "Parque National Monte Cristi". Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2007-08-02.
  2. ^ "Dominican Republic National Park Listings". Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-08-02.

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Coordinates: 19°46′37″N 71°42′08″W / 19.777042°N 71.702271°W / 19.777042; -71.702271