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The Boca Chica resort is located 30 km from Santo Domingo. This is a lagoon protected by a coral reef, the depth of which does not exceed one and a half meters, and white, fine, like flour, sand. The local beaches are considered to be among the best in the country.
Note: according to allcitypopulation, the population of Dominican Republic is 10.95 million (2021).
Although the lagoon is shallow, windsurfing, water skiing, diving, and sailing are practiced here. There are also opportunities for tennis and horseback riding. Every April, the local water club hosts international sport fishing competitions.
How to get there
Boca Chica is 30 km from Santo Domingo and 12 km from Las Americas Airport. From both places, it is most convenient to get here by private transfer.
Boca Chica Hotels
Most Boca Chica hotels are located at some distance from the coastline – however, given the frivolous distances in the resort, this cannot be considered an obstacle to a full-fledged beach holiday. Fans of “feet in the water” style of relaxation can be recommended to stay at Don Juan Beach Resort, whose name is absolutely true: the hotel is really located directly on the beach.
Cuisine and restaurants
Boca Chica is famous for its fish dishes: grilled inhabitants of the local waters are generously seasoned with a special mixture of salt, garlic and oregano. They are served with banana tortillas, avocado, sweet potato or fried cassava. It is also worth trying sausages “Longanitsa” – in an American-style bun or with a full-fledged side dish.
Entertainment and attractions of Boca Chica
It is worth sailing to the islets of Los Piños and La Matica, in the immediate vicinity of the Boca Chica beach. The first is famous for its rather dense thickets, which are best explored armed with repellents and comfortable shoes, the second is for mangroves, between which you can swim in a boat. Another nice stretch of coast is the secluded Playa Andres beach, stretching between Boca Chica and the marina. Despite the spirit of “Robinsonade”, there are umbrellas and sun loungers here, so staying under the sun will be very comfortable.
Also interesting: the islands of Saona and Catalina, San Pedro de Macorix – the famous “baseball” city, Santo Domingo, Bin Bom Beach – a meeting with vibrant underwater life on the coast of Bavaro, “jeep safari”, rafting.
The giant hotel complex of the highest class in La Romana is located on an area of 7000 hectares. It includes two golf courses, occupying the 21st row in the world ranking. Guests of which are waiting for activities under water and in the air: diving with spearfishing for large fish and equestrian sports with tennis.
There are no special attractions in the town of La Romana itself, but this does not prevent it from receiving a huge number of tourists. This resort can be recommended for couples who prefer a relaxing holiday, as well as for diving enthusiasts.
How to get there
La Romana is 55 km from Juan Dolio and 110 km from Santo Domingo.
The resort has its own airport, which accepts regular flights and charters from all over the world. True, there are no direct flights from Russia there, so you have to fly to Punta Cana, and from there take a transfer: about 120 USD per car (up to 5 people). The journey will take about 40 minutes.
Hotel La Romana
The stunning nature of these places attracts tourists to local hotels, which are perfect for a relaxing holiday for couples and diving enthusiasts.
Exceptional cleanliness is the main feature of local beaches. Most belong to coastal hotels, but you can easily find wild stretches of the coast. The local “pearls” include, first of all, the equipped La Minitas beach – a small but very cozy one, under the canopy of coconut palms.
Entertainment and attractions in La Romana
From La Romana you can go on a boat trip to Catalina Island, go on excursions to Santo Domingo, the Los Haitises National Park or the Samana Peninsula or Cayo Levantado, or a trip to Haiti for a day or two. Thrill-seekers can take part in a “jeep safari”.
An idyllic resort village on the Samana Peninsula, Las Terrenas offers its few guests a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle, in the heart of tropical nature. At the same time, the nightlife there is very stormy: with the onset of darkness, a lot of bars, nightclubs and discos open.
In the coastal restaurants of Las Terrenas, you can taste an unusual local dish – grilled fish with coconut.
Las Terrenas offers its few guests a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle, in the heart of tropical nature.
How to get there
You can get to the resort from Samana Airport in 45 minutes and 60 USD. You can also get to Las Terrenas in just 2.5 hours from Santo Domingo along the highway – in a rented car or a public “gua-gua”.
The beaches of Las Terrenas
The local “breadwinner” is the almost two-kilometer beach of the same name Playa Las Terrenas. It’s clean, safe, and shady, with a string of waterfront restaurants where you can sample the unusual local dish, grilled fish with coconut.
Located to the west of the city, Playa Cacao is more interesting in terms of beach activities, but also more crowded with vacationers. Playa Bonita is a wide strip of fine sand framed by coconut trees, under which cottages and bungalows are hidden.
Playa Las Ballenas is popular among divers: coral colonies grow in coastal waters, and at some distance there is a micro-archipelago of uninhabited islands. Finally, on Playa Coson you can enjoy complete privacy: the azure ocean, the greenery of palm trees and not a soul around.