While visiting The dominican this past summer, i had the wonderful oppertunity to visit the beach boca chica. it was breath taking with it's clean white sand, and clear tropical waters. the water is warm, and you can walk out to a reef, which is equally breath taking. (watch out for the sea urchins though while walking to it!) there are jet skis to rent, and my favorite part,, the banana boats! they are rafts that look like banana's, built for 5 people. they are pulled by a motor boat, through twists and turns and are available all the time. they only cost 50 pesos,,, 40 if you do some bargaining, which is only about 1.20 in american money, for about half an hour. it is wonderful. it is a great place to go and relax and enjoy it's tranquil settting. dont give into the sales people, be poliete, but stern, they will talk you into buying anything, but the closer you stay to the ocean, they will stay away. it is definitley a version of heaven on earth, dont miss out!!