banana boats available
Cheap and memorable items are found along boca chica beach. You can haggle too. I turned a 150 peso painting into a 90 peso deal. It's fun to haggle and most will allow it. If you come across an art/painting shop check if its done by 3 haitian guys, one named Evan. These...
Just do it. It's a lot of fun but the waves were semi harsh when we tried it and we were knocked off a few times. But it was fun because we had life jackets and the water is so warm and clear. Other members of our group tried it later and didn't run into any problems...
The biggest attraction in Boca Chica is the beach. That’s why each hotel offers an array of water sports and beach activities to keep you occupied. You won’t find much high culture here – there are no theaters, galleries or movie houses. Fortunately, the big hotels have...
Hostal Zapata: A gem in Boca Chica, DR
The Zapata is a clean, well managed, conveniently located hotel in Boca Chica, DR. Prices are reasonable, the staff is excellent and the food is excellent. My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights in January, 2009. We loved the ready accessibility to the protected beach area....
OASIS HAMACA: Upgraded Resort
What can I say about Miss Coral? I will begin by clearly stating, THIS IS NOT A HILTON HOTEL! The resort was purchased by a company in/from Spain. The upgrades to the Hamaca (since the purchase) are awesome/amazing. Miss Coral has been upgraded. 11/14/08 was my 13th stay at...
Hamaca Coral by Hilton - All Inclusive: Bargaining
We stayed at the Coral Hamaca for 5 days in April. The hotel is beautiful. The food and drinks are good and we felt very safe around the hotel. There is not a lot to do in Boca Chica, but make sure you hit the markets for some unique gifts. There are usually vendors that set...
Hamaca Coral by Hilton: not what you're hoping for....
I suppose your expectations of a hotel in the Caribbean have to be different than one on the states. I stayed at the Coral recently with a group of 6 people – and here’s the real lowdown….The rooms are ‘ok’…not great but not totally horrible. They are a tad dingy and look no...
Hamaca Coral by Hilton: great time
I thought it was a great hotel. I Think the above writer must learn how to spell before writing. Beside who would take an opinion from what that person wrote? I could barely understand. Very embarrasing.
Magic Tropical Hotel: Budget Hotel
This is a good budget hotel for someone looking to relax for a few days. The rooms dont have airconditioner but the island breeze is plentiful. The pool is quite inviting. There is a small dining shack good for breakfast. It is close to the beach district and the tourist...
Hamaca Coral by Hilton: Best Option
European and North American guests come here for sun, sea, and after-dark action, the latter centered around a lively disco and a large casino, both open until 4 AM. The casino contains 70 slot machines, five blackjack tables, five Caribbean poker tables, four roulette...
Near the beach: Hostal near the beach
You can find a room in a place of his (this is a small hostel, for the kind of persons that just need a bed, a bath and a wardrobe for the holidays). And he will take you to the local restaurants, where Dominicans eat. He is a bit crazy, and never compete with him in...
Hotel Don Juan: Hotel Don Juan
This hotel is just next to the Boca Chica Resort, but is even closer to the beach. This one is just bed and breakfast but I’ve heard many good things about it, so give it a chance.
General idea: Intro
Hotels in Boca Chica are all quite good, but you have to take into consideration a couple of things before choosing where to stay. There are two types of hotel: bed and breakfast and all Included. The all included are quite good and not so expensive for what you pay (apart...
Villa Don: Cheap accommodation
If you are on a budget, you can find very simple but functional rooms there : one bed, one sink, one cupboard. Common bathroom (hot water not guaranteed). Air conditioning (if you are lucky, it was not my case but I had a discount because of that and only paid 13 $ per...
Neptuno: Dont miss the sharks
There are only Two high class restaurants in Boca Chica, and they are both next to the Hamaca Beach Resort. Neptuno Restaurant, is more expensive, and personally I didn’t like it as much as the other one, but the attraction is bigger because it has a pool done in the beach...
Neptunos: Great Ambience and good food!
Located right on the water. neptunos is the perfect place for a romantic evening with someone special. I am not a huge seafood person, but enjoy visiting Neptunos while in Boca Chica.
Fresh fish of the day. My girlfriend LOVES the deserts. The location is what really makes...
Dominican Public Transportation
Private taxis (see telephone numbers in Yellow Pages) are available 24 hours a day in Santo Domingo, Santiago and Puerto Plata. Hotel taxis are also available at the larger hotels around the clock. The companies will tell you what the rate should be, but for inter-city travel this will usually be about RD$50 per trip. Dominican taxis do not use fare meters. Instead, there are flat rates for each destination. Always confirm the rate with the driver prior to departing or you may be charged an inflated price.
Publicos are regular cars that serve as multi-passenger taxis, found mainly in the large cities. They will charge you about RD$5.00 for a short route. If you stay on, they will charge you again. The publico drivers may pack two passengers in the front seat and four in the back, regardless of the size of the car.
Motorcycle taxis are an inexpensive way to get to your destination fast, but they are also the most risky of transportation options.
Large metropolitan transport buses in Santo Domingo and Santiago cover the longer city routes for RD$3.00 fares.
Minibuses zip in and out of city neighborhoods and go from one town to another for a tenth of the cost of a taxi. Depending on the hour, the drivers may pack in twice as many people as the capacity of the vehicle.
Written May 11, 2006
Bring lots of sunblock
The only danger that i encountered was the SUN!!!, i had no idea it was that strong down there, make sure you have a good suntan lotion or sunblock and lather everywhere, i had stupidly forgotten the top of my feet and had to walk around with sunburned feet for a few days......
Written Mar 13, 2012
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Vendors: They are everywhere along the beach. I'm sure you can get better priced items from the souvenir shops unless you like what they are selling or don't mind being swarmed. Just say no or no gracias and they leave...usually.
Written Jan 19, 2008
Explore Deeper into Boca Chica
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