I am a 45 y/o female taking my 17 year old daughter to the DR in June. I've been to Northern DR before. The plan is to fly into POP for the first week then take a Caribe bus to the Colonial zone for three days. I've been looking at the Hostal Nicholas De Ovando because the history looks so interesting but also the Altaranza Hotel. Any suggestions or others.
I was planning on taking another bus or taxi to Boca Chica for the last two days just to relax on the beach since it is close to the airport. I'm a litle concerned with some of the reviews I've read about Boca Chica. I'm well traveled and I am not one to stay in a resort but am contemplating it in Boca Chica. Is there a better idea for a place to go on the beach that is convenient to the airport or is Boca Chica ok if you stay out of town and off the beach at night. Staying at the hotel the last night isn't that big of a deal but would like to weigh my options. Is there a nice place to stay in Boca chica?
I welcome any hotel, restaurant, and other suggestions. Thank you my fellow TA travelers.