Boca Chica
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One of the closest beach resorts to the Dominican capital, Boca Chica is great for a day trip from the city. Lined with palm trees, this scenic beach is separated from the rest of the Caribbean by a rock wall, which creates a calm pool where travelers of all ages can swim. There are troves of waterfront restaurants and beach clubs that serve fresh fried fish which you can munch on while sipping on a delicious cocktail. Boat tours and water activities like jet skiing, snorkeling, and diving are also popular in the area. – Tripadvisor
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297carlj
Brooklyn, NY360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
My wife and I were fortunate to catch a few days of sun in Boca Chica despite the unfortunate hurricaines.

The tide was high and you could walk out 200 yards. Beautiful crystal greenish blue water. Hot sun glaring off the water and intimate for couples who love the salt water.

We usually post up at Bocana Restaurant. We grab a table to order appetizers and bask on the lounge chairs the restaurant provides. You can purchase food (grilled or fried fish) further up the beach for half the price and its so worth it......we actually walked over grabbed some pescado and fries and ate with some other appetizers at our table.

We were staying in Hotel Palacio in the Colonial Zone and took a cab for $2000 RT. The cabbie dropped us off at 10am and we told them to pick us up at 2:30pm.

Perfect Weekend
Written October 9, 2021
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Emma O
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Stayed at Dream Village condos. I probably or say for sure not stay there again. Music all day all night. Garbage all over. I feel where the American dollar is about 53 pesos everything was too expensive. I went had a steak a la plancha with Vegs and 2 beers was $35. Too much. It was worst than living in the States. Again too expensive for the scenery and what you get.
Written January 4, 2020
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Tom B
Luzon, Philippines394 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Enjoyed the pizza restaurants. A bit dangerous at night as side streets need more street lights. The short cheap flights from Florida bring some tourists on small budgets, except for their beer budgets.
Written February 26, 2020
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Mary V
Greenville, NC14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Went on vacation booked zip lining dune buggy and horse back riding at the Hacienda ranch Gabriel was our tour guide he did a great job he deserves a raise. He knows how to make people feel important. Stayed at the Whala Boca chica hotel it was fantastic beach front food good and workers are happy Will go back for my third time when I can.
Written December 14, 2022
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bubby79
New York City, NY14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
I've visit Boca Chica twice, the first time was excellent hence the reason why I went back. The second time however was NOT as pleasant. The Sancarfood restaurant possibly also known as Bocana restaurant was less than desirable. They never mention that you have to pay for 3 meals per table and when you bring this up they get aggressive. It's an extremely petty way to do business, I won't be going back, I don't like shady businesses or people. We go to have a good time, not argue on the beach about policy. Horrible business practice.
Written January 8, 2024
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sylvia647
Boston, MA29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
I am Dominican and I would never recommend this beach to anyone. I understand that they are trying to make a living but this is robbery outright. First there is someone guiding you to a ‘parking’ spot. But then decided to walk with you even after you tell them you don’t want them to. We had the worst meal and I mean 2 fish, tostones and fries and 2 beers they came to us and said it was $6,500 which is about $125. They argued and had another person there, legit robbery. That’s not to mention we had people come every 5 minutes selling something and touching you to give you a massage. Listen to my advice find another beach.
Written January 9, 2023
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Armando l
Sacramento23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I thought I would not experience what others had experienced. I figure go there in Sunday and get in the water for a couple of hours. It was worse than I thought. 1. I did not find this place safe there where young men in th street hustling drivers to pull into their parking lot. 2. It was unclean with trash, empty bottles, bags etc was on the water. 3. Uber drivers don’t want you to use Uber they want to negotiate and pay $2000 dop upfront. 4. Aggressive sales and offering drugs, massages, jewelry,and food. 5. Water was clear but algae was in spots and places. 5. Tables amd chairs require rental of $1500 or eat and drink in the equivalent amount. Read other reviews to deter you from visiting.
Written May 21, 2024
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Sandy_Salsa
Tampa, FL96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Beautiful beach in the heart of Santo Domingo, where the water is blue calm and crystaline, the sand is white and fine, the food and drinks are delicious...and the ambience...extremely festive. I've never had such an awesome time as this last visit, where I taught myself how to float, took lots of selfies with my family of fun women, enjoyed the typical fried fish with tostones(green plantains fried into chips) and took in the beauty of the country of my parents. A vacation to DR is not complete without coming to Boca Chica I highly recommend. It's a beautiful and fun place.
Must add: beautiful weather for a beautiful tan
Written May 2, 2020
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Jet628621
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
SCAM!!!!! Do not go if you value your money, the restaurants will overcharge you ALOT to the point it’s blatantly obvious.. $332 for 3 fish platters and 3 beers.. its a scam to run Americans for money. The street vendors are VERY annoying, you will be bothered to purchase what they are selling ALL DAY nonstop. F this place and everyone involved on the scams (its all organized)
Written October 28, 2023
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KylerCA
San Francisco, California189 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Boca Chica seems to be best for locals and for foreigners who return frequently. But if you are planning to visit just one time then there are better places to go. You have a choice of overly expensive hotels and restaurants with poor service or a crowded and chaotic beach area with nonstop harassment from vendors. We were looking forward to a relaxing beach vacation and had exactly the opposite.
Written March 20, 2023
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