Boca Chica

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Boca Chica

On weekends Boca Chica caters to Santo Domingo city residents who come for the shallow turquoise-colored waters. Boca Chica is the place to eat fried fish or seafood with a view at one of the many beachside restaurants. On weekdays, tourists can practically have the beach and town to themselves. There are three beach areas: Boca Chica (swimming, dining and night life), Andrés (sailors and sport fishers), La Caleta (divers).

Over the years singles tourism has settled in, but Boca Chica’s three all-inclusive resorts are heavily into conference and sports tourism.  Tourists staying there get to enjoy a beach, proximity to Las Americas International Airport, are half an hour from the Colonial City, and are close enough to good golfing in Juan Dolio and La Romana.

Boca Chica is conveniently close to the Mirador del Este park sports venues, diving at La Caleta Underwater Park, sailing and fishing installations and the beach volleyball courts.

Boca Chica is a 10-minute drive from the Las Americas International Airport (SDQ).

LATEST EVENTS
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm - Dec 17 @ 11:00 pm

Temporada Invernal de Béisbol Dominicano

Dominican Winter Professional Baseball: Fall is encouraged with the games of the winter baseball ser...
Oct 25, 2018 - Apr 30, 2019

Arte Eduardo León Jimenes

Centro León
An exhibition that portraits the winner pieces of the 27th edition of the Eduardo Leon Jimenes Art C...
Nov 30, 2018 - Jan 7, 2019

Christmas at the Presidential Palace

Palacio Nacional
The Presidential Palace will open its doors to the public from November 30th, 2018 to January 7th, 2...
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Attractions in Boca Chica 

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Boca Chica Dining

Seafood, Italian and Dominican is the cuisine of Boca Chica. Large seafood restaurants promise good food with a view to remember. Dozens of Italians have moved there to open small hotels and restaurants. As a result, the place has an Italian feel and flavor. The most popular in town are Boca Marina, El Pelícano and Neptuno’s on Calle Duarte. Buxeda pleases the locals with their traditional fried fish. Da Nancy on Calle Abraham Núñez promises pasta with fresh seafood.

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Boca Chica Nightlife

Live concerts can be watched from El Pelícano Terrace-Restaurant at the BeLive Hamaca. In the evening, the main street, Calle Duarte is closed at night to vehicles and open for pedestrians only. Merengue and bachata will fill the air. The area is known for its busy nightlife and the many open bars earn Boca Chica its reputation as a village that never sleeps.

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Boca Chica Shopping

Olé Supermarket on the north side of Las Americas Expressway is well stocked and has the best prices. In the town, Duarte and 20 de Diciembre streets are lined with small shops selling souvenirs. Compare prices before ordering goods and services from beach and street vendors and at shops, small restaurants and bars.

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Diving in Boca Chica

Forty minutes east of Santo Domingo, Boca Chica’s large bay is home to the majority of marine life thriving on the island of Hispaniola: corals, sponges, octopuses, reef fish, crustaceans, starfish, seahorses, and sole fish.

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Playa Boca Chica

Boca Chica is considered the capital’s main beach. Stretching a near mile long, this bustling stretch is well protected by a large coral reef, and its shallow turquoise waters—not more than four feet in depth—make it a favorite for families.

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