Playa Boca Chica

Santo Domingo
Wine & Dine
Bird Watching


With its white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters, the Boca Chica Beach is the perfect getaway to relax in or indulge in some exhilarating water activities.


The Boca Chica beach is the closest beach to Santo Domingo and is thus considered the capital’s main beach. Stretching for about a mile and featuring stunning white sand and Prussian blue waters, the beach is the perfect swimming spot for families. The beach also plays host to several annual volleyball tournaments and sailing contests. You can also go scuba diving and treat your eyes to the abundant marine life in the reefs around the beach. The beach is lined with several restaurants where authentic seafood and fresh fish can be enjoyed while dipping your toes in the sand and the upscale beach clubs will give you a chance to enjoy seafront dining and swimming off lounge decks. A wade away from the beach lies La Matica, a mangrove cay which houses several species of birds including herons. Here you can enjoy bird watching and catch a glimpse of some rare birds which fly to the cay only during particular seasons.


6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Child allowed age
0 - 12 years

Good to know

  • Most parts of the beach are open to all people except for the parts that are privately owned by resorts and hotels.
  • To get to La Matica you can either hire a boat or swim up to it at the waters from the beach to the cay are quite shallow.
  • There are several options for scuba diving and snorkeling that you can try out, do not miss out on the manta ray diving experience.


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