Boca Chica

Boca Chica, Santo Domingo: Address, Boca Chica Reviews: 3.5/5

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This scenic beach is one of the closest beach resorts to Santo Domingo.
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Joann T
Orlando, FL4 contributions
awful place
Jun. 2021
what do you expect from Dominican Republic, loud obnoxious people. Terrible place to visit. I made one mistake going here.
Written 29 June 2021
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Rachel B
Vancouver, Canada76 contributions
Not my Favourite Place.
Jun. 2021 • Solo
This was not my favourite place. It is definitely a local hang out. The beach was packed. Lots of vendors and food. Very crowded beach and noisy. I would not recommend it for a tourist but probably a great place for locals.I found the town noisy, crowded and garbage was everywhere.
Written 4 June 2021
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leo_c13
Aix-en-Provence, France23 contributions
awful place!!
Apr. 2021 • Family
a continuous ballet of roaring jet skis and motor yachts that trouble the clear and beautiful waters
loud and ear-splitting music all day long
rubbish and plastic waste everywhere on the beach and along the roads
in short, everything but authenticity you can find elsewhere in Rep Dom
Escape from this unwelcoming place!
Written 14 April 2021
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Hans Gruber
Prague, Czech Republic186 contributions
Terrible!
Apr. 2021
Skip this beach! Full of prostitutes. Nothing pleasant about this place, and the nice places it has are grossly overpriced. Go here and you'll regret it.
Written 11 April 2021
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Quincy J
1 contribution
Scammed with subpar fish
Mar. 2021 • Solo
Make sure you do not go to the dude with the scar on his face at the beach. Also, take uber and do not get scammed by the taxi drivers. Go to the right at the beach never go left, that is where the scammers are. I have been scammed and I am furious about it. Also, go with another domincan and less likely will get scammed.
Written 29 March 2021
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Jenna
Columbia, SC1 contribution
Prostitution
Dec. 2020 • Friends
I’m not clear why this isn’t more prominently stated when referencing Boca Chica. There is a curfew of 7pm, so maybe the night life is better with no curfew, but I was here with a friend and the beach is trashy. Everyone approaches you to buy something or take a taxi. And we quickly figured out that the two of us walking along the street to “check out” the area made us targets for solicitation and whatever else. I only saw groups of old white men sitting around as tourists once you stepped away from the beach. Not a good look if you’re just wanting a relaxing day at the beach.
Written 5 December 2020
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Narene M
Mumbai, India6 contributions
Tourist
Nov. 2020 • Solo
A regular public beach ,nothing extraordinary, white sand clear water but the beach is cramped and too many restaurants .
Be live hamaca hotel has the main private beach and well maintained .
Written 18 November 2020
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Sandy_Salsa
Tampa, FL104 contributions
A fun place
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 2 May 2020
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Eat1out
Greater London, UK46 contributions
Not over developed
Feb. 2020
Boca Chica my not be everybody's cup of tea, the town needs some serious development, but may be that is part of it's charm, it is not a concrete holiday vacation spot. The local shop keeps as always want to drag you in but just say no and it's no problem, but they all need to make a living. Now we come to the beach, around the hotels and bars that are along the waterline they are kept clean and tidy, but venture beyond these confines and I'm afraid it is a different matter. As the locals use this beach at the weekend there is an influx of people from the capital of San Domingo as it has no beach it's self. After they leave the area's not mentioned above are covered in litter. bottles, and some broken glass, and the clean up takes all week only for it to happen again so beware on this point.
Written 6 March 2020
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Tom B
Luzon, Philippines425 contributions
Some good pizza restaurants.
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 26 February 2020
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