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    Default Boca Chica

    Hi all!!!!!

    This is my first post.

    Why does Boca Chica get such a bad rap?


    I was there last November and stayed at the Hoteur Dominican Bay and had a blast.

    I would go to the capitol at night (Cafe Trio, Metropolis, etc) and spend the days at the resort in Boca Chica.

    I am planning to revist this November and feel that, since Boca Chica is one of the nearest beaches from the capitol, my best bet is to stay in Boca Chica during the days and cab (i feel i am not ready to drive) it to santo Domingo at night. The AI is great for me because all costs are covered. (I mention this because a few peeps do bash the people who do AI).

    I am PR born and raised in The Bronx.

    DR is the bomb!!!!!!!

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    Default The Right Combination!

    You got the right idea. Boca Chica beach in the day and Santo Domingo clubs in the night.

    -Helpmann

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    Basically it is the hookers, pimps and drug pusher that make the town unappetizing for most mature people and for the Dominican local high class. That and the fact that 10% of the hookers are HIV+, it is sort of like playing
    Russian roulette.
    I concure with Helpman in his opinion that BC by day and the good spots in SDQ at night were a good way to go. And there are a lot more places than Trio and Montecristo.....just ask..

    HB
    Last edited by Hillbilly; 07-14-2006 at 06:19 PM.

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    Thanks HB.

    I do recall last year in my walk to The Hamaca that there were many ladies of the night. I just ignored them. As far as those services are concerned, there are many more in the Santo Domingo area as well.

    Can you name a few more spots in the Capitol that will be worth taking a look at?

    I remember I also went to some Cave club and Jubille in the Jarajua Hotel.


    Thanks helpmann for your opinion as well.

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    Default Avenida Venezuela

    I like the discos and night life on Avenida Venezuela in Zona Oriental (east of the Rio Ozama river.)

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    Default Pickpockets

    Nobody mentioned that the best pickpockets from the DR are here..I have traveled the whole south/southwest and never got pickpocketed by anyone except in Boca Chica...All the Pros from the Capitol gather here on Sat-Sun afternoon stalking their prey till evening..Watching and waiting for you to slip up with to many Presidentes/Cuba Libres....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly
    Basically it is the hookers, pimps and drug pusher that make the town unappetizing for most mature people and for the Dominican local high class. That and the fact that 10% of the hookers are HIV+, it is sort of like playing
    Russian roulette.
    I concure with Helpman in his opinion that BC by day and the good spots in SDQ at night were a good way to go. And there are a lot more places than Trio and Montecristo.....just ask..

    HB
    When was the last time you spent time in Boca Chica HB?
    I mean at night, on the street, couple of days getting to really see the place.

    I would like to see those numbers of the HIV rate.
    Do you have an official source?

    BC has undergone lots of changes in the past 5 years.
    They have cleaned it up a lot, it's not the same place it was 3-5 years ago.

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    Talking The weather is nice

    Boca Chica is like driving in a roundabout where you can't get out, moving but no progress being made. And life goes on and ooonn and ooooooonnn.......

    Wat happened to this guy Jimmy Hinsch????????

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    Mikethe1&only,

    Welcome to DR1, your ever friendly and helpful message board. The board where you can ask a question about the DR and get a diversity of different answers just as diverse as our island is.

    I can't and therefore won't give you any comments on BC but I did notice from your OP that you "cab (i feel i am not ready to drive) it to santo Domingo at night". Is this to mean that you take a taxi to the capitol each evening?

    The reason I ask that question of you is because of the expense of a taxi versus the expense associated with public transportation and the large variation between the two. Also, being PR born and Bronx raised I am taking a very large assumption that you do in fact speak some Spanish or are fluent in it.

    Rick

    PS. How about a trip report in our "Trip Report" forum when you get back home from your trip in November? It would be nice to hear your take as to how everything went, what you did and give us your feel of Boca Chica.

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    Hi there (all)

    To answer to question, yes I will be taking cabs into the capitol.

    I will be going to the Capitol at around between 10:00pm and 11:00pm.

    I do not think public trasportation runs at that time. If I do get an opportunity to meet someone, I would probably stay at a hotel around the Capitol and then might take public transport in the morning. I did this the last time and it went fine. Also, I will not be going to the capitol every night. I will be there from Sat Nov 11 to Sun Nov 19. I would definetely be going there Sunday night and Wednesday for sure. a few nights I will do Boca Chica at night but mostly the Hamaca hotel for the disco and casino. ( not duarte street).

    And I am flent in Spanish.

    Also, I am thinking about taking a couple of days to see the North side.

    No problem doing a trip report. It would be my pleasure.

    Pickpokets are found everywere in the world. NY is no exception. Live in the Bronx and you can take the experience anywhere.

    I agree, Boca Chica has changed a great deal in recent years.

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