8 Cool Things To Do In And Around Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

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Boca Chica is a ravishing seaside town, overlooking the stunning Caribbean Sea, on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. The crystal clear water, sweeping up the fine golden sand, has shifted this gem into one of the busiest destination in the country – not to mention the two tiny tropical islands, Los Pinos and La Matica.

It’s even more vibrant when the sun sets – the night bars, world-class restaurants, and noisy party are unparalleled, anywhere. Here are 8 awesome things to do in and around Boca Chica, for your consideration:

1. Get sun-kissed skin on Boca Chica Beach

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Compared to the northern stretches of sandy spots like Playa Dorada, Sosua, and Puerto Plata, Boca Chica Beach has more delicate and whiter sand, as well as clearer and calmer water – and the magical view of the blue Caribbean Ocean adds its worth. One the greatest things to do here is to soak up the sun, to get that impeccably tan-colored skin. If you love water sports, you should have a go at waterskiing, kayaking, banana boat rides, or try the paddle boats.

Boca Chica Beach

Address: Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Website: Boca Chica Beach

2. Dive into 3 Eyes National Park

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“Los Tres Ojos” or the 3 Eyes National Park is recommended for those who are nature admirers. Situated at around 23 minutes from downtown Boca Chica, it attracts visitors with its three gorgeous lakes, each with their own distinct color, from turquoise, blue to yellow. Additionally, the limestone caves here, with their magnificent stalactites and stalagmites, should be checked out. Some wild animals, such as turtles, fish, and bats, inhabit this pristine area.

The 3 Eyes National Park

Address: Santo Domingo Este 11604, Dominican Republic

Opening Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

3. Breeze through the Amber World Museum

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Are you curious to see what fossilized tree resin looks like? Don’t miss out on a chance to visit the Amber World Museum, located in the hub of Santo Domingo, just before Colombus Park. It wonderfully displays a myriad of artistic amber pieces, varying in shape and color and they will definitely blow your mind.

Several temporary exhibitions are shown here, as well, presenting jewels and ornaments from around the world – take the opportunity to get detailed information about the history of amber and its usage.

Amber World Museum

Address: Calle Arzobispo Meriño 452, Santo Domingo 10212, Dominican Republic

Opening Hours: 8 am to 6 pm

4. Dine on grilled seafood at Neptunos

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Craving lip-smacking seafood? Then Neptunos, on Calle Duarte, is the best place for you to stop. Get a table, relax and take a bite of one of their amazing dishes from the sea. Top recommendations include the mixed grilled seafood platter, consisting of lobster, calamari, fish and octopus. The spicy tuna tartar and octopus carpaccio are also fantastic and the scenic ocean view and good weather will create the perfect dining moment.

Neptunos Restaurant

Address: Calle Duarte, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

Opening Hours: 10 to 12 am

5. Dive with Tropical Sea Divers

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Are you still a beginner in the diving world but want to discover the dramatic underwater scenes of Boca Chica? Don’t worry, just trust Tropical Sea Divers, who will sort you out. They satisfy all their guests with their amazingly friendly and skillful instructors and they have various diving sites to offer, with complete equipment, a cozy boat ride and, most importantly, great service. They will take you to the Manta Reef, where you can interact with the giant sea animals, swimming right over you.

Tropical Sea Divers

Address: Av Duarte 35, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

Opening Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

6. Take a fishing trip with Big Marlin Charters

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A fishing trip is another recommendation for while you are in Boca Chica. Although there are plenty of tour agencies who are happy to take you, Big Marlin Charters is the best pick. They focus on great service and have a clean and modern yacht, an attentive captain and crew and are always punctual. Besides catching giant snapper, you’ll be taken to an exotic, secluded island, to enjoy a swim in the turquoise water.

Big Marlin Charters

Address: Ave Abraham Nunez, Boca Chica | Marina Makey at Don Juan Beach Resort, Private Yacht Fortuna, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

Website: Boca Chica Charter

7. Gamble at Kviar Casino Hamaca

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Whether you’re coming to gulp a bottle of beer or enjoy the funky beats at the night bar, Kviar Casino Hamaca guarantees a good night out. Above all, if you’re looking to try your hand at some gambling, this casino, within walking distance from the white, sandy beach, is a great way to spend a crazy evening. Take a chance and give it a shot, with their varied games, from slots and poker, to the latest casino games.

Kviar Casino Hamaca

Address: Calle Duarte, Esq. Caracol, 1, Boca Chica 15700, Dominican Republic

Website: Kviar Casino Hamaca- in Spanish)

8. Have special lunch with sea view in Boca Marina

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To make your lunch time a bit different, reserve your dining table at Boca Marina, a unique restaurant at the edge of the Azul ocean. It’s where you can savor an assortment of appetizing dishes, from cravette to Italian pasta, with seafood, whilst adoring the exquisiteness of the scenery from your seat. The soothing tropical ambiance and friendly staff are other highlights of this restaurant.

Boca Marina

Address: Calle Prolongación Duarte, 12-A, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

Website: Boca Marina - in Spanish)

Be sure to stop by Boca Chica on your Dominican adventure!

You shouldn’t miss out on visiting Boca Chica, a tropical pearl in the southern part of the Dominican Republic, whilst enjoying east Hispaniola. It boasts a varied number of worthy attractions, from stunning, sandy beaches to a fashionable casino.

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I am Rofiq from East Java, Indonesia. I am passionate about exploring new places, meeting new people, learning new languages and cultures. I always do solo traveling and backpacking since they are...Read more

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