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 guys are amazing artists and really cheap too. They are so friendly and have a true talent. I recommend getting one of their pieces, not only because its good but also to support them, my now friends. They do this artwork for a living, they don't have any other income so deff. try to find these guys!
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 involving the waves and flying off the banana boat. It's a chance worth taking because either way it's a lot of fun.
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 their own evening shows and discos and there are many public discos throughout the town. Plus the Hamaca Hotel has a casino open to the public. Most visitors to Boca Chica spend their days either on the beach or going on excursions to see the rest of the country.
Nice 3 star Hotel, very friendly people, and the sevice is ok. But the whole Hotel need to be...more
Calle 20 Deciembre n 2, Boca Chica, 18038, Caribbean
Good for: Business
Calle El Candil No. 2, Esq. 20 de Diciembre, Boca Chica, Caribbean
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Calle Dominquez & Duarte, Boca Chica, Caribbean
Good for: Solo
Caracol Esq 20, Boca Chica, Caribbean
Good for: Solo
Calle Duate 74, (formerly Boutique Don Emilio), Boca Chica, Caribbean
Good for: Families
3 Avenida del Sur , Boca Chica, Caribbean
Good for: Couples
Duarte No. 3, Boca Chica, Caribbean
Ciudad Marina, Playa Grande, Luperon, Dominican Republic, Caribbean
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 with sharks, mantas and balloon fishes. You can have a swim next to them if you want….(don’t do this I’m kidding!!!!!).
I've spent some time in Boca Chica and never really found it very satisfying for food. I had a pizza there recently that was almost inedible. Other places with passable cuisine are overpriced.
I felt the value was really not there. I recently came across a little street vendor on Hilda Guttierez that serves ridiculously cheap and great hamburgers and sandwiches. I
've gotten to know them a bit, so I am a bit biased. The girl who runs it, Nathalie is a Haitian refugee and incredibly beautiful, says she has 5,000 friends on facebook who friended her after they saw her picture.
Anyway, I pass by there every day when I'm in Boca Chica. You cross the highway and walk up a block, turn left to the end and then right for a block and it's right there next door to the corner store.
Favorite Dish: The burger is good, the ham and cheese sandwiches are excellent.
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.
Favorite Dish: Fresh fish of the day. My girlfriend LOVES the deserts. The location is what really makes this place!
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.
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......
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.