Santo Domingo

Boca Chica

Boca Chica
The Essential
Boca Chica owes its fame to a coral reef that forms a shallow lagoon, making it a genuine swimming pool of turquoise seawater. The heyday of this seaside resort, founded by a sugar magnate in the 1920s, occurred under the rule of Trujillo. Spoilt by the tourist boom in the 1970s, Boca Chica has also suffered from its reputation as a hub of prostitution, even if the authorities are trying hard to come to grips with the phenomenon.