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Boca Chica

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

The city of Boca Chica has a equal named beach which is often referred to as the heart of the city, during the 1960s, prominent Dominican families built summer properties along the beach which was surrounded by mountain landscape. When the beach became more popular, public transportation was introduced in order to make it the most populated beach. Boca Chica is a municipality of the Santo Domingo province and has a population with over 100 thousand people.

Boca Chica is only 20 miles away from the capital Santa Domingo, which adds to the popularity of the city. The most famous attraction, the beach has white sand and crystal clear watersides. During the weekends a lot of locals come from Santa Domingo to enjoy the waterside. Besides the beach Boca Chica also has two islands not to far offshore called Los Pinos and La Matica.

Along the beach side its filled with street vendor selling souvenirs, small pubs and restaurants to enjoy a meal or have a slice at the pizza stands, loud music which can be heard all over shore fills the scenery. Recently the city has become more popular for European and North American travelers, especially since the temperature of Caribbean water are fine during foreign cold winters.

Travelers to the Dominican Republic require a valid passport and visa. American citizens need only a valid passport, other nationalities may require a valid visa. Boca Chica’s tropical heat is tempered by the sea breezes, its rain is short and heavy followed by sunshine.