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Bocachica

30 kilometers east of Santo Domingo, Boca Chica is the best beach destination for somebody staying at Santo Domingo.

The old Hamaca Hotel is still the heart of the beach despite several other options available there.

Boca Chica offers clear waters, slow currents, a yacht club and marina, nearby golf at San Andrés and excellent seafood restaurants.

Because this resort town is conveniently-located close to the airport and the capital city of Santo Domingo.

Fly in to Las Americas airport and in 15 minutes you can go wading into a natural giant swimming pool. This makes it a good choice for families with small children.

Boca Chica beach is a reef-protected lagoon of tranquil blue waters and powder-white sand. One can wade out 100 yards from shore into glassy waters and still be only waist deep with nothing but soft clean sand underfoot. It’s the perfect beach for small children because there are no waves and no deep waters. Boca Chica is crowded on Sundays when capital city dwellers make the half hour commute to the beach, returning home at dusk. The rest of the week, the sand and sun is for the tourists.

One can find just about everything in Boca Chica, making it one of the most complete of the ungated beach towns in the country. There are hotels and dining for every budget, great night life, proximity to the airport and capital, yet it’s still small enough to build relationships.

Boca Chica is a "shopping beach" because pleasant Dominican vendors wander the beach or sell from their shops on the main street that runs parallel to the beach. While tanning, you can haggle over silver jewelry and paintings, or get your hair braided in corn rows. No heavy pressure. Just people trying to get a few of your tourist dollars.

  • Last visit to Boca Chica: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated May 11, 2006
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  • Jul 2, 2007 at 2:57 PM

    I went to the Coral Hammaca on June 15Th for 8 days. We had a great time however the hotel needs at least 10million dollars to repair the rooms.They gave us a different room after the one they gave us was in such bad shape.

  • Apr 22, 2005 at 9:35 AM

    Casi el mismo azul de Tulum...

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    Oct 14, 2003 at 12:31 PM

    I see there is a deck chair left for me! I want to go back!!!

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    Apr 5, 2003 at 10:38 AM

    What a beautiful beach scene!

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