We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (691)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful beach”(46 reviews)
“fried fish”(23 reviews)
“white sand”(10 reviews)
This scenic beach is one of the closest beach resorts to Santo Domingo.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Boca Chica
from US$60.00
More Info
Reviews (1,148)
Filter reviews
435 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful beach fried fish white sand dominican bay order food sporting club clear water capital
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 435 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place could be awesome if it weren't for all the huslters and restaurants ripping people off. Not all the restaurants do that which is why you see some places packed and others empty because they lose repeat business. Lots of street kids and locals...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marquisp2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went to boca chica to eat some fried fish.be very careful where you buy the fish as you will get ripped off if you buy it in front of the beach.better off away from the beach.the water is very calm.alot of hustlers trying to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertgM4404DD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach has some nice views, but there are just too many people and wayyyyy too many vendors trying to hawk their wares to me while I’m trying to relax. Just too much.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank SoxWin09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's the closest real beach from Santo Domingo, a few miles east past the international airport, but over the last ten years, reports of contaminated water are ever more frequent (you still see many folks in the water....it remains a popular beach especially for those...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jens F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can stay at Emotions de Hodelpa Juan Dolio....excellent hotel, great evening shows, huge pool, great food, and access to the beach. Highly recommended/

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MillieGhi2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is beautifull. However it is also dirty, and full of people wanting a tip. It is amazing how the authorities can neglect such a beautiful spot so close to the capital. The strategy should be exactly the opposite and should be much more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fabian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had been here over 20yrs ago and still love it. The beach is very clean, beautiful clear water no waves. You can actually walk out very far and the water is only waist high. You can get all sorts of food and drinks. We were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lilianv769
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is beautiful, visited by many Italians, from the opportunity to drink at reasonable prices, at the entrance there are many yellow vests that will guide you between food and choice of location. Full of sellers, which sn intrusive in the media. The strange...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank powermaxxe
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Boca Chica has a beautiful beach and some of the nicest business owners and employees. There are some nice low priced accommodations and good local food and alot of Italian food as well. The thing that is really annoying is all of the hassle you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Charles M
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We went to A hotel called Boca Beach on Boca Chica. It was so beautiful there we pay $25 for the day to use the beach the pool and all the amenities came also water complementary lunch and dessert and two beach towels excellent experience...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank S7215EXjackieg
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 483 nearby hotels
Be Live Experience Hamaca Suites
1,642 reviews
.07 miles away
Be Live Experience Hamaca Garden
1,673 reviews
.07 miles away
Be Live Experience Hamaca Beach
2,018 reviews
.08 miles away
Hotel Garant
94 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,535 nearby restaurants
Boca Marina
679 reviews
.27 miles away
Pequena Suiza
220 reviews
.16 miles away
Neptuno's Restaurant
495 reviews
.17 miles away
Ristorante El Puerco Rosado
111 reviews
.27 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,679 nearby attractions
Dominican Quest - Tours
527 reviews
.78 miles away
Tropical Sea Divers
165 reviews
.07 miles away
Ocean Diving
180 reviews
.30 miles away
Caribbean Divers
66 reviews
.30 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
5 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from vanpgibson | Reviewed this property |
I would not called it a ghetto. One thing to remember is that the average income in Dominican Republic is $150 - $300 usd. With that being saying, I have become very fun of the Boca Chica beachfront restaurants. It is a... More
Frank A
21 February 2018|
Response from Olga V | Reviewed this property |
eyeball ? related to fish ? Well... the part of the fish you have to look when you want a fresh caught fish ! It must be ´glassy´ .. Also..., dominicans say that if there are NO flies around the fish it means YOU should NOT... More