A seasoned destination, Boca Chica is popular mainly with Dominicans and Europeans. Since it’s the best beach area near Santo Domingo, it had long been popular with capitaleños (Santo Domingo) who considered this a chic place to sun and frolic on the light sand beach, their children splashing safely in the calmest of water. In the 1960s, when all beaches were declared public domain, the tide changed, and the scene went quickly downhill. The crowded, dusty town had become too boisterous and raunchy, the nighttime scene dodgy and dangerous, sex tourism being the pr imary reason.
The Dominican Republic is the most diverse and enticing country in the Caribbean area. This country is known worldwide for its beautiful white sand beaches, diverse fauna, ecotourism destinations and the warmth of its people. The capital city is Santo Domingo, rich in culture, dynamic scenery, affordable lifestyle and lavish nightlife. One of the most popular destinations is Punta Cana, located in the East of the country, receiving more than 6 million tourists each year. As an immigrant myself I can honestly say that in the Dominican Republic, life begins again.