Attractions in Boca Chica

Thanks to its stunning beachfront property, Boca Chica has transformed from a sleepy fishing village to a hopping resort destination in recent years.  Today, there is a lot to recommend the town, from a small collection of museums and cultural landmarks to the nature preserves that center on marine life, and even a casino at a local resort. 

Dominican Republic Beaches

Juan Dolio Beach

There are a good group of beaches to choose from in and around the area. You can click on each beach name to get additional information about that part of the coast.

If you like snorkeling, a location where that's an option is Boca Chica. Boca Chica's shallow waters are great for swimming and snorkeling, especially around the coral reefs -- in fact, this beach is the largest reef protected bay in the Caribbean. Water sport equipment is available at stands along the beach, so visitors should find plenty to keep them busy.

Another place for beach-goers to consider is Caribe Beach. From Boca Chica, take Autopista de Este east for about ten minutes to get to Caribe Beach. There is a parking lot right off the road.

Playa Guayacanes: Despite the build up and crowds, Playa Guayacanes is able to maintain a remote tropical charm that is usually lost among popular beaches.

These examples are merely a few of your choices. To find out about other beaches available, click here.


Assuming you like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation.

The following table lists more details concerning some the museums available in the area.

Museums In Boca Chica
Name Phone Location
Museo De Lary Mar (809) 523-6876 Central Boca Chica
On Movil S A (809) 333-7768 Central Boca Chica

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you hope to spend more of your vacation time under the open sky? You might be happy to learn the area has two interesting nature preserves in and nearby.

La Caleta Submarine Park is a popular nature preserve found 5.9 mi. West-Southwest of central Boca Chica. Created by scientists in order to see how marine life reacted to an artificial reef, this marine park is not not only a place for scientists to do their research, but a great dive site as well.

You can look through the chart below for a listing of nature preserves .

Nature Preserves and Hiking In and Around Boca Chica
Name Type Location
La Caleta Submarine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Boca Chica
Playa Marina Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Central Boca Chica


Dominican Republic Casinos

Travelers don't usually come to Boca Chica to gamble, but there is one to check out, Be Live Hamaca Beach Casino. Located in Boca Chica Beach, you can spend your days out in the sun and your nights under the neon lights of the Be Live Hamaca Beach Casino Hotel. Unlike many other casinos in the Dominican Republic, Be Live Hamaca Beach Casino offers Vegas odds on their table games, which include Poker, Black Jack, and Roulette.


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