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. A number of restaurants and bars are also within close proximity to Boca Chica, so guests can party from sun up til sun down.

Located along the southern outskirts of Boca Chica, this beach is on the South East edge of the Dominican Republic. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Vacationers will notice that, while Boca Chica is by no means quiet and secluded, it's not the rowdiest beach in the Dominican Republic either. It's the perfect choice for travelers who want to make the most of their trip to the beach without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

Boca Chica is located just 15 minutes from the airport in a town of the same name. Head east on Autopista Las Americas, and exit south into the peninsula.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located near the capital city of Santo Domingo, Boca Chica is a mile long stretch of white sand beach. The shallow water is crystal clear, filtered by underwater springs and protected by a natural coral reef about 1/4 mile off shore. The reef forms in a giant semi-circle, protecting the beach from rough waters. Hotels, beach cottages, and concession and vendor stands line the back of the beach.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. On some days, it may be possible to order lunch from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs will be available for use to guests hoping for a break from the hot sun. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. A popular destination among tourists and locals, Boca Chica is a crowded beach, especially on weekends. The social scene is very upbeat with plenty to do and see.

Don't forget that Boca Chica's location is a popular spot, meaning you may find many people vying for the use of the same amenities.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Boca Chica on the South East coast of the Dominican Republic; it's located near attractions like Be Live Hamaca Beach Casino, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Museo De Lary Mar. It's located relatively close to Boca Chica, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Boca Chica
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Be Live Hamaca Beach Casino Casino 0.4 mi. ENE --
Museo De Lary Mar Museum 0.7 mi. N --
On Movil S A Museum 0.7 mi. N --

Cities and Towns

Tourists at this beach who are looking for a little additional excitement should consider heading to Boca Chica, because it's nearby and is an especially active area of the Dominican Republic. From the shore, Boca Chica is a quick trip away, maybe three quarters of a mile (one and an eighth kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Though beach-goers generally won't find many places to stay in the area, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be seen in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Boca Chica
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Don Juan Beach Resort 0.1 mi. WNW Resort
Hotel Zapata 0.2 mi. WNW Hotel
Coco Beach Hotel 0.2 mi. WNW Hotel
Calypso Beach Hotel 0.3 mi. NE Hotel
Be Live Hamaca Beach 0.4 mi. ENE Resort


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into the Dominican Republic's specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Puerco Rosado. The restaurant has both Creole and Italian dishes on the menu. They also specialize in pasta and seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Boca Chica
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Puerco Rosado (809) 523-4307 Creole, Italian Informal 0.1 mi. NNE
Cafe Restaurant Fernando -- -- -- 0.1 mi. N
La Terraza -- Italian Very Casual 0.1 mi. ENE
Italy & Italy -- Italian Informal -- --
Chinese Chicken -- Chinese Very Casual 0.1 mi. N
Chez Marius -- French Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Pequena Suiza (809) 523-4619 Creole, Swiss Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Gusto Tropical (809) 523-9381 Creole, Italian Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
Trastevere Restaurant (809) 890-5265 Italian Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
Tucantu -- International, Italian Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
Buxeda -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
D'Lucien -- -- -- 0.3 mi. ENE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in the Dominican Republic, so Boca Chica is just one of your options.

You may also enjoy Caribe Beach, located seven and a half miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Dominican Republic, and Boca Chica is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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