Boca Chica - Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic

Bioca Chica Juan Dolio Dominican Republic

Things to do in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.

Boca Chica is a coastal municipality of Santo Domingo, located 26 km east of the Dominican capital, has one of the most beautiful and spacious beaches in the country. Boca Chica began its tourist development in the 1950s, when the Hotel Hamaca was built, which became an icon of the region. This hotel was hosted by Fulgencio Batista aspired in the Dominican Republic after the Cuban revolution took over Havana. During the 1950s and 1960s families from the Dominican Republic built several beach houses along the coast and in the town of Boca Chica. Then at the end of the 1960s and early 1970s the beach became very popular and crowded, both by national and international tourists. Boca Chica is now a small seaside resort in the Dominican Republic, located 10 minutes by car east of the Santo Domingo airport and about 25 minutes east of the border of the eastern zone. It is famous for its crystal clear, quiet and shallow waters, but also for its proximity to the airport and the capital as well as for its exuberant nightlife. Boca Chica is the most modern public bathing resort in the country. It is located on the south-east coast of the island of La Hispaniola.

The Boca Chica beach
It is one of the country's most beautiful white salt-like, soft sands and the water is calm, crystal clear and shallow. Boca Chica beach is truly unique. Its waters make up a bay about a kilometer and a half wide. Approximately 400 meters along, is a reef that protrudes and has the form of a giant half circle, extending from one end of the beach to the other. The reef covers the entire surface of the bay constituting a giant natural saltwater pool, whose average depth is one meter. The reef acts as a natural barrier for the Caribbean Sea, so that the waters of the bay are usually very calm. Inside the reef, the water is clear, perpetually filtered and fed by a series of natural underground sources. The views so beautiful and different are due to this "swimming in the sea". You will see the dark blue sky of the Caribbean Sea beyond the reef that contrasts with the shallow bay where the inks go from deep blue to intense turquoise, depending on the position of the sun. At the edge of the sea, you will have water up to your ankles and it will not reach more than one meter tempts after a hundred meters, with only soft white sand under your feet. If you approach the center, you can find a depth of about six feet for a few tens of meters, but, very quickly, a small slope will take you to a place where again you will have water up to your ankles, while Near the natural reef.

Boca Chica nightlife
The night life of Boca Chica is mostly spent on Calle Duarte, which is parallel to the beach. Every season, fashion places change. At the beginning of the night, Calle Duarte is a very pleasant place. Both ends of the street are blocked and becomes an exclusively pedestrianized road. Most of the restaurants are open on one side and you are served on the sidewalk and the street. A lot of people are having dinner, having a drink or walking around, looking at the shops. You will hear Merengue and Bachata, the country's two most popular rhythms everywhere. At this time you will mainly find couples of tourists, families and children. You will have lots of fun, for sure. Around midnight, most restaurants close and most of the older tourists and families return to their hotel. It is the moment that night owls choose to leave. The bars also install their terraces in the street, transforming it into a kind of neighborhood party. Many bars are quite small and fully open on the side of the street and several are almost totally outdoors. Street after street, bars go in sequence, but very little seem to attract many people. Around 2am, the majority of Dominicans who work in local restaurants or who live in the city or in the neighboring town of Andres start to leave. And at this moment, the nightlife of Boca Chica really begins. If you want to share with the local population, that's where you have to go. The atmosphere culminates around 3 am and at 4, people start to leave.

Gastronomy of Boca Chica
The gastronomic offer of Boca Chica is excellent and very special. For the Dominicans, Boca Chica is the best place to taste fish and seafood, it is common for people to go to Boca Chica on weekends to eat the delicious fried fish "Boca Chica style", it is a true delicacy! Boca Chica is the town where the largest number of Italian immigrants live in the Dominican Republic and we will find many Italian restaurants, pizzerias and trattorias on the beach the village. In the town and the beach is full of seafood restaurants, Italian cuisine and Creole food, there are famous restaurants with wooden platforms on the beach that offer high seafood cuisine such as:

Boca Marina
Located on the marvelous waters of Boca Chica beach is the Boca Marina Restaurant, the perfect place to share in harmony with nature on its large deck with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea. The Boca Marina Restaurant is a very beautiful restaurant with unique qualities within the gastronomic world in the Dominican Republic. Specialists in seafood and fish

Neptuno
It is a restaurant whose specialty is fish and seafood. It is an ideal place to go and take a bath en route to the beaches of the East or before taking the plane, because it is only 5 minutes from the airport, also has showers to get dressed. The best thing is not just the food, but its location. It is above the sea, not by the sea. It has some platforms where are the tables with their umbrellas. We recommend it is excellent.

Pelicano
El Pelicano is a wonderful a la carte restaurant located in a splendid position directly on the sea. Open to the public from 12.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m., the restaurant specializes in seafood, fish and international cuisine.

Vista Marina
With a terrace - platform over small mouth, a pleasant decoration of vivid colors that gives a spectacular Caribbean touch. Excellent seafood cuisine, do not forget to order a sangria, they are delicious in the Marina View
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Things to do in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic

Juan Dolio and Guayacanes are two localities to the east of Santo Domingo, located to 40 km of the capital, belong to the province San Pedro De Macoris. The Caribbean coast on the east coast of the island is endowed with long stretches of white sand beaches and several resorts have been built along its banks and the closest to the International Airport of the Americas. The location of Juan Dolio provides the visitor with the opportunity to enjoy the privacy offered by its beach hotels with lush tropical views and beautiful marine scenes while at the same time, it is close to big cities with its varied entertainment offer.

Guayacanes and Juan Dolio are beach towns that mainly come to residents arriving from Santo Domingo on weekends for the beach, attracted by the very good restaurants and good golf. Two large residential communities, Metro and Guavaberry, plus a handful of recently built apartments, and their hotels keep the community alive on weekdays.

Juan Dolio is also an option for visitors who wish to take side trips to see the attractions of Santo Domingo and La Romana, both around an hour to the west or to the east. The Americas International (SDQ) is the recommended port of entry for those heading to Juan Dolio hotels.

PLAYA JUAN DOLIO
This beach has waves and quieter areas. Juan Dolio has two streets - Main Street and Boulevard, around which most of the residences and restaurants are located. In recent years, high-rise beachfront apartments have gone up that cater to the opulent city-dwellers who drive on weekends, attracted by the many good restaurants. Go to the sunset, and stay for dinner.

PLAYA GUAYACANES
A town that has not yet developed on the beach. Its golden sand beach is walkable and front beach houses. Good beach shoes are recommended because there are some rocks along the way. It is a lovely walk to do early in the morning with the rising sun or late afternoon to watch the sunset.

JUAN DOLIO NOCTURNA LIFE
Eating in the many good restaurants in Guayacanes on Calle Central and Juan Dolio on Boulevard or Main Street, with or without sight, brings thousands of city residents to this beach area, especially at weekends. Many of the double restaurants like bars and lounges. Try your luck at Dream Casino at the Coral Costa Caribe resort in Juan Dolio.

Gastronomy of Juan Dolio
In Guayacanes, Swiss Deli, Nopal Beach, Salitre, El Pescador Beach, Sca Club, San Tropez Caribe, El Manguilito and Cococane Beach are the most popular. In Juan Dolio, the favorites are: El Sueno, El Meson Espanol, Bistro Marianna, Sal Marina, El Lobo y la Sal, El Concon, Cafe del Sol, Paladar, La Brissa.

We'll be close!
Yes, we will always be close to you, Colonial Tour and Travel also has a branch office in Boca Chica, Calle Duarte. Tel 809-523-6719. Visit us, our assistants will show you a rich catalog of excursions, as well as air ticket, transport and activities that you can do directly from the hotels..  

Top Attractions - Boca Chica and Juan Dolio

Hotels en Santo Domingo

Hoteles Boca Chica - Juan Dolio 

Book your hotel in Boca Chica or Juan Dolio with Colonial Tour and Travel. Here we present our catalog of hotels of different categories in this beautiful coast of Dominican Republic Hotels in Boca Chica - Juan Dolio  

Tours desde Boca Chica y Juan Dolio

Tours Boca Chica - Juan Dolio

Colonial Tour and Travel has prepared for you an amazing Tour Program of marine excursions, exciting, ecological and cultural that you can do from Boca Chica and Juan Dolio pick-up from the lobby of your hotel.  Book a tour now  !  

Playa de Juan Dolio

Juan Dolio Beach

This beautiful beach is lined with luxurious apartment complexes and many offer hotel rooms and other hotels such as the Coral Coast Caribbean and Emotions By Hotelpa. In the boulevard of Juan Dolio there are many restaurants, bars and shops 

Playa Boca Chica

Boca Chica Beach

This beach of white sands and crystal clear waters is beautiful, with many feet in shallow waters, has a small island in the middle and you can enjoy water sports, banana boat, fishing and snorkeling that are offered on the coast.

Campos de Golf Juan Dolio

 Golf Courses at Juan Dolio

The golf courses Los Marlins and Guavaberry are one of the most important tourist attractions of this beautiful Southeast coast of Dominican Republic, both are located in closed villas complexes with spectacular views.

Restauranteas boca chica

Gastronomy of Boca Chica

In Boca Chica there are restaurants of excellent gastronomy with platforms on the sea, such as the Neptune, Boca Marina, Pelican and Vista Marina that offer day pass in the beaches while enjoying a delicious grilled fish or garlic shrimp.

Vida Nocturna Boca Chica

 Boca Chica Nightlife

Literally Boca Chica never sleeps, its nightlife is vibrant and fun, the main street is closed pedestrian and the restaurants offer their exquisite dishes, there are many discos and bars that remain until the wee hours of the morning

Isla Saona

The fried fish of Boca Chica 

It is an exquisite dish, typical of Boca Chica and Juan Dolio, prepared with tostones, lemon and oregano. Visitors love this delight of the seas and taste it on the beautiful beach with a cold Dominican beer, health!

Nautico Boca Chica

The Yacht Club of Boca Chica 

Boca Chica is the main sailing destination for the south of the Dominican Republic. It is home to the Yacht Club of Santo Domingo, with its sailing school that is open to the public in general


Golf courses and Sailing at Boca Chica - Juan Dolio

LOS MARLINS GOLF COURSE
Los Marlins is part of the Metro Country Club residential complex in San Pedro de Macoris, half way between Santo Domingo and La Romana. It's a fairly short course, just 6,410 yards from its blue tees. However, players who know it well warn that it should not be taken lightly. That's because some of the fairways are extremely narrow and others are protected by sand traps and water. Its signature hole is the 4th hole, a 193-yard par 3 from the white tees. It's a totally straight hole with out of bounds on both sides. Because its very small green is surrounded by traps, this hole is difficult even for the most professional of golfers.

GUAVABERRY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Located 30 minutes east of the Santo Domingo airport and close to the Juan Dolio tourist area, the course borders a tropical forest and nature reserve. The 13th hole is its signature hole, a par 3 with a crystal-clear waterfall that can distract even the most expert golfers. The 16th hole, for example, blends right into a natural tropical forest. The final hole then provides a different challenge, asking you to play against strong crosswinds that come from 200,000 year old coral rock formations. The course is located at the center of the Guavaberry residential development.

Boca Chica Sailing
Boca Chica is the prime sailing destination for the south of the Dominican Republic. It is home to the Santo Domingo Yacht Club, with its Sailing School that is open to the general public. Calling ahead is recommended to reserve lessons with the instructors since this is a private club. World-class instruction is available all year round. Boca Chica was the site of the sailing events for the Pan American Games 2003 and the World Optimist Championships in 2011. The Santo Domingo Yacht Club also organizes several international fishing tournaments during the year. The Zar-Par Marina, next to the Yacht Club, also serves sports fishermen and boating needs. Both facilities are located at Playa Andres, on the western side of Boca Chica beach.