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Beautiful Beach

Is a beautiful public beach near to the capital Santo Domingo!! there is different restaurant for... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Diving and sunning

We visited Boca Chica for scuba diving with Treasure Seas Diving. The Diving operation was very... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2015
Thom S
Louisville, Kentucky
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This scenic beach is one of the closest beach resorts to Santo Domingo.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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“fried fish” (16 reviews)
“calm waters” (4 reviews)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Is a beautiful public beach near to the capital Santo Domingo!! there is different restaurant for all taste and pockets (prices are good). Coconut and drinks are available. The Dominican Music, food and culture is part of that place. If you prefer a quiet beach...More

1  Thank JFK8708
Reviewed December 31, 2015

We visited Boca Chica for scuba diving with Treasure Seas Diving. The Diving operation was very well run by Chris and Gigi. The diving was average with regard to quality of the reef. The beach is crowded but you get an education on life in...More

1  Thank Thom S
Reviewed December 30, 2015

Great beach near the city. They have buses that leave Santo Domingo every day (on the hour I believe) to here. I would be vigilant and cautious with vendors and passersby (vendors like to overcharge if they sense your a tourist so it helps to...More

3  Thank Martha G
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Love the beach maybe the best one in the Caribbean to go with kids no one wave of you don't mind the local trying to sell you everything you will love it.

Thank Aldeliris F
Reviewed December 28, 2015

Nice warm calm waters. Great for those who do not know how to swim. Be sure to have at least 350 pesos to grab a umbrella table and a few more to purchase the fried fish, yaniqueyue and coconut.

2  Thank Jeanene C
Reviewed December 27, 2015

Really shallow, if you can swim, you can, but if you can go to buoy. Tons of annoying locals. 3 hours on this beach (1,5h in restaurant) and I think almost 30 locals came and offered us something (music, cigars, Marlboros, sunglasses, hats,...) and you...More

1  Thank Dead23
Reviewed December 14, 2015

I have been here many times. I like it msotly because of its close proximitty to the capital, only about 20 minutes by car. the beaches are average but if you want to sit near the water have a drink or even eat it is...More

1  Thank ricky c
Reviewed December 11, 2015

Boca Chica is the closest beach to Santo Domingo, therefore, on the weekends it gets extremely noisy and crowded.If you are looking for a true, local, mingle with the masses experience, then this is your spot. Me, personally, I would drive further to Playa Caribe...More

2  Thank Dominicanamerican
Reviewed December 4, 2015

I planned a month in advance to have a romantic birthday dinner for my husband. The planner was very helpful throughtout the planning showed me different ideas for decorations, all gorgeous. Although we could not have the dinner on the deck as planned due to...More

Thank angieesp80
Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

After we found Boca Chica, a man in a red t-shirt (from some kind of company he is working for) "the restaurant probably" was polite to show us a parking at the beach.... he said you don't have to pay for the parking. That's weird.......More

Thank ArijLor
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Hello, We are wondering if the Hamaca Garden resort is a safe place to go to for a nice layed back holiday??? Some of reviews have not been good. We were told this was 3-4 star resort??? Thank-you.
January 8, 2017|
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Response from Rik M | Reviewed this property |
3-4 stars in europe, or usa differ frim 3-4 stars in DR. Its a darn poor country..! So consistency of maintenance or cleaning could lack sometimes. Which doesnt mean Hamaca is bad: Staff and people are very friendly and in... More
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Hassan K
Me and two other friends are arriving in Boca Chica on Dec 30th. We are looking to spend new years at the best venue possible anyone with suggestions?
December 4, 2016|
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Response from Rschagrin | Reviewed this property |
I would go to Boca Marina Not a lot of choices
Olga F
Hi Kelvin, Was this beach open for public or it is all-inclusive owned? Thank you!
November 30, 2016|
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Response from Ninja606 | Reviewed this property |
It's open to the public there is security on the beach to move them on if they are persistent but to be perfectly honest with you choose a differant place to go as this place is not safe they don't stop has selling you I was... More