January 7, 2010
Boca Chica looks less nice after seeing the north coast
We took advantage of our last day of the school holiday yesterday to go to Boca Chica. This time around, it seemed less nice than the first time we visited. This is most likely because the first time we visited, we had not seen the Caribbean Sea in several months. So, the white sand, clear water and warm climes were enough to appease us.
This time, however, as we were just on the north coast and have been in the Dominican Republic for nearly two months, it was less appealing. Boca Chica does have the lovely white sand and clear, blue water. However, this time, I couldn’t help but take notice of the little pieces of trash in the water, and the ever-so-faint smell of sewage that I kept trying to ignore. Plus, the vendors are omni-present and somewhat insistent.
Given the ups and downs of Boca Chica, next time we decide to take a day-cation from Santo Domingo, we will either go further East, or try out the beaches to the west of the city.