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Boca Chica nightlife

There are several discos in Boca Chica that play a combination of dance, pop, house music, and of course, salsa and merengue.

Couples and families usually stay at the large all-inclusive hotels that have their own discos and nightly shows.

Boca Chica is fantastic for singles.

 
     
 

The warm atmosphere, bachata and merengue music, and the free spirit of the local people, make nightlife magic.

Given the large numbers of singles flocking to Boca Chica's many non all-inclusive hotels, areas in Boca Chica's downtown take on an "adults only" atmosphere at night.

Albeit, most of the single men will be foreigners and the womenlocal.

     
 

The singles usually stay at the many small local hotels that dot the beach town and party at the town's bars. But days in Boca Chica are quite tranquil compared to Nassau Bahamas or Cancun. After all, this is a small intimate town.

 
     
     
 

In Boca Chica, the new Olé Supermarket, opened in September 2014, offers a wide choice of first class food, excellent international wines, Dominican and foreign beers, spirits, products for personal hygiene, gastronomy and cafeteria.

Ample parking, taxi and motorbyke service. Open from 8.30am to 22pm.

 
 
 

Shopping

In Boca Chica, the main shopping strip is one block inland from and parallel to the beach. It’s only about 5 or 6 blocks long, but it has everything you need to take back home: rum, cigars, coffee, artwork, and crafts etc. And if you need items like sunscreen, bug spray or sandals, you’ll find the prices better on Duarte Street than in the hotel shops. Some designer boutiques have begun to crop up, as well. Most stores accept pesos, US dollars, traveler’s checks or credit cards. Banco Popular at the far west end of the shopping area has an ATM machine. There’s another bank machine directly in front of the Hamaca hotel, and another in Boca Chica Beach Resort. On the beach, shopping is an adventure. The goods come to you, usually in briefcases carried by friendly vendors.

 
     

     
 

Prices on the beach are usually inflated to take haggling into account. You are expected to barter. You can buy everything on the beach, from local food to amber, larimar and silver jewelry, Haitian style paintings, wood carvings, manicure/pedicure, a massage, or a head full of braids. For a wider selection, you could make the short trip into Santo Domingo. But many tourists get just as good prices in Boca Chica.

Services

Boca Chica is full of services: hotels and restaurants on the beach and in Duarte street.

 
     
 
 
     
  Behind the beach, shopping on Duarte street and in the Gallery at Punto Italia Gourmet: excellent Italian delicatessen, cheese, pasta and wine.  
     
     

 
 
           
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