Boca Chica????

Hi all!

As some of you may know, my wife and I just spent two months+ in Punta Cana and loved it. We are looking at going to the north coast (Sosua/Cabarete) for at least a month in January. We also met a great couple in PC that are going to Boca Chica for a few months beginning in December. They suggested that we spend sometime there as well.

I haven't seen anything about Boca Chica in the DR forums and was hoping that some of you may be able to provide some insight. If we go, it would be to see if this is a potential location for us to move to permanently. We  know that it's close to Santo Domingo (which I'm sure has some advantages and some disadvantages).

Any thoughts you can share with us on Boca Chica would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!


Greetings. When it comes to Boca Chica, it depends where in Boca Chica you go, it does attract a lot of tourists, but it also has a reputation for being a sort of red light district as well.  Boca Chica is one of those places where you simply have to go and experience it for yourself, some love it, and others refuse to set foot there again. Take the trip and let us know what you think.

Not one of the "great places" to live or spend time.  Great place for entertaining local "girls"

Bob K

It is close to SD and attracts locals and tourists. Many of the restaurants are massive ripoffs taking advantage whenever they can.

Several recent arrests in child prostitution, many issues with drugs etc there. Being on the beach you will struggle with aggressive vendors and high prices as well.

For me - not a place I would consider.

Juan Dolio is 20 minutes away and a different ambiance entirely.

BC is just like every other place in that it has its good and bad points.  A good point I noticed there was that it's the only place I've seen where the main drag is closed off at nite as a pedestrial mall. Nice for people watching.

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