In contrast with Boca Chica, the waves at Playa Caribe, about 10 minutes to the east, swell around noon making it an ideal beach for body or board surfing. This beach is popular with young people from Santo Domingo who come to surf the waves on weekends.

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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.

Boca Chica, Santo Domingo

Sailing & Fishing in Boca Chica

Boca Chica is the prime sailing destination for the south of the Dominican Republic. It is home to the Santo Domingo Yacht Club, with its Sailing School that is open to the general public. Calling ahead is recommended to reserve lessons with the instructors since this is a private club. World-class instruction is available all year round. Boca Chica was the site of the sailing events for the Pan American Games 2003 and the World Optimist Championships in 2011. The Santo Domingo Yacht Club also organizes several international fishing tournaments during the year. The Zar-Par Marina, next to the Yacht Club, also serves sports fishermen and boating needs. Both facilities are located at Playa Andrés, on the western side of Boca Chica beach.

Boca Chica, Fishing & Sailing, Water Sports

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