Fascinating explanations comparing and contrasting one location to another that are undergoing changes of a similar nature. One where the glorious past will be returned and opportunities abound and the other lost forever. Oh well, such is life. Location, location, location.
When is Marriott going to build three properties in Boca Chica? Or have they not yet heard of this incredible opportunity?
This is a ridiculous statement. Most restaurants have alternate sources of power.
I thought the eastern tip has its own power generator and distribution. Nothing to do with the Edes over there. Investors of CEPM should know.The smallest cafes, the majority on calle Duarte, don't have alternate sources of power. And not for the lack of money, but because there is nowhere to place it. Would you drink cafe with combustion engine running 5 meters away from you? (Earplugs are not included in the price).
EDE Este is a failure by design. The managers are busy to serve the big hotels from Bavaro, which are all too happy to see the competition from Boca Chica eradicated.
Nice sarcasm and mocking of "location, location, location". But BC does not need "marriotts" at all. BC does not depend on tourists. BC lives with REAL money from SD. A yuuuge difference. But I am sure that deep in heart you understand it not less than me.
Just only air crews themselves give BC almost 100% occupancy and business. No tourists or expats are needed (nor desired). And hundreds and hundreds of rich Venezuelans. Who come to BC for money laundering. Embassies. Big corporate headquarters. For all of them the only place for a week-end is BC. And due to "location, location, location" this picture will never change.
Sosua is MUCH nicer. BUT. BUT. BUT. FIVE HOURS of driving from SD. No good.
Whoever still flies to Caracas, multiple airlines had their crews stay overnight in SDO, probably BC. This was a few years ago.
A lot of people complain that there is something in the sea at Boca Chica which makes your skin itch. I stopped going there for that reason, constantly itching after a dip in the sea.
I don't think any air crew stay in Boca Chica. Iberia stay in Nicolas d'Ovando in the Colonial Zone. American stay in Crowne Plaza and I think Delta stay there or in Sheraton, both on the Malecon. Copa stay in the Catalonia also on the Malecon.
My daughter was in BC last October and she told me about the improvements being made, she liked it.
BC has potential and I'm glad they're doing something about it.
Absolutely true, but we’re talking about Boca Chica, not Tuscany
Boca Chica has grown like mad since I stopped going there 15 years ago.....I looked on Booking.com for a place because I would be stuck there a night, and found that the enitire beachfront and hill behind the beach has been built out with condos, hotels, etc. It was shocking to see this, since the area had only a bare hillside of dirt lots and the odd condo built on it before, and what was there was lonely and Calle Duarte dead. So, there has been a lot built, but I have no idea about the occupancy or visitor rates.....somebody must be going there other than flight crews I would think, and something must be happening at night?????? Anybody been there very recently?...I may be there soon and would like to know a bit before I get there.
And in Sosua and in the North sharks are possible. In BC there is no sharks. And in Sosua - "man-of-war". Portuguese.