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Boca Chica is much more than thebeach: here in theDominican Republicyou can experiencea livelynightlifeas well. At sunset, the main street inBoca Chica,AvenidaDuarte is closed to traffic.

The Bars, Restaurants, pizza parlors, ice cream shops, and Colmados, (small stores selling drinks and food stapes), spill out onto the street forming a pedestrian meeting mall.

A party atmosphere pulsates on the strip; making it the perfect place to discover new friends. It helps to speak basic Spanish but it is not absolutely necessary.

The girls speak a universal Spanglish dialect but only needed is a friendly glance, a smile, a wink or a nod that can lead to a drink and world of other possibilities.

Thebeachis a very good meeting point.

During the afternoon the beautiful girls (and boys) parading astride the sea in front of quaint beach bars andrestaurantswhere palms, blue sea and white sand make it an attractive place to meet and share a cold (super fria) Cerveza Presidente (Beer), flock at night, drawn by lively Latin music to Party Central, AvenidaDuarteBoca Chica.

Beginning at 7 P.M. from the Village Square Park, continuing east for several blocks,Duarteis closed to traffic.Restaurantsput out colorful tables and chairs right on the street. Every night is a festival, always animated year round. Tourists, Residents, and Locals gather together to admire the good-looking velvet dark Haitians, caf au lait Creoles, and bonita blanquitas sitting at tables, dancing at the alfresco disco bars, or strolling downDuarte.

The ambiance is alive, people having dinner, a drink, shopping the boutiques, or simply strolling accompanied by the Dominican rhythms of Merengue, Salsa, Bachata, and Reggaeton heating up the atmosphere.

InBoca Chica, the boundary between part time girls looking to have fun and professional working girls are very elastic, with a sliding scale according to the time and circumstances.

As we said before, there are all types. Communicating is not a problem; the girls will take the initiative with the tourists using a near universal Spanglish dialect, understood by everyone inBoca Chica.

Once a guy gets eyed up, especially someone new, someone without a tan, with a cara pollito blanco (face like a white chicken), it is not unusual to see several girls compete for the their attention.

Pay attention: the style is different from other countries. Many here in the Dominican Republic are looking for a Novio, a boyfriend for lifes necessities, food, housing, help for their kids, and perhaps a pequeo regalo (little present). And if they find the right guy, a modest monthly remittance after you return to home.

In theDominican Republicgirls are warm, many prefer selling the illusion of love, with sentimentality and sweet words, whispered love songs and dances. Many of them actually end up by really falling in love with what they see as their knight in shinning armor (or is it amour) They will call you Mi Vida, (my life) at least when they begin. But beware all you mariposas, (butterflies) who go for new flowers every night, the girls may become quite celosa (jealous).

Many do not sell a service, they sell an emotion, something that can get into your heart and make you fly even if you are in your seventies.

Suddenly some older retirees loose their minds and their wallets.

They are hooked by warm memories and with the wish to come back.

Thoughts of the hot time in paradise will temper the long and cold winters in Europe and North America.

Falling in love can be a powerful anti-depressive. It make blood and adrenaline flow, it makes you feel alive, even if its a lie, maybe even more so, especially if it induces you to regularly send money.

If you spend time at the airport as we do, you will frequently see both departing tourists and locals crying. The former does not want to leave and the latter does not want the former to leave.

There are many who believe that theBoca Chicalove industry flourishes because of poverty and need, that it is a completely about the money. It may be in some cases but not in all. Dominicans are good looking, well groomed and dressed, happy, and ready to smile even when something goes wrong.

Many tourists dont have the time, language ability, or cultural awareness to realize this, but in the DR falling in love is the national sport, with or without foreign tourists. You need only to observe the way theydance. Its not like that in New York, Boston (g-d forbid), London or Berlin. Desire, yearning, and lust, intertwine as if in a never ending soap opera, like the Tele Novelas that keep millions of Dominicans glued to their TVs.

Besides, it is true that in this island most of the people are poor, money are never enough and it is worthwhile trying to find ones way marrying a foreign visitor. North American and European passports are the most desirable, representing the possibility of moving to developed countries.Therefore also normal girls will be happy togo outwith you tonight, those that you can meet everywhere.They expect some presents when they date a tourist and then a bigger one once the holiday is over.

Then obviously in clubs,disco-bar, or, at thecasinosnight clubs.

In the capital, at late afternoon, along theConde, the promenade, there are plenty of them; it will be enough to invite them for a drink in one of their favourite barsthey know how to chose.

Or taking them to somemovie theater, they go crazy for this.

InSanto Domingothere are several multiplex, with the latest releases from the U.S., subtitled in Spanish.

An appointment with the right girl is easy to Santo Domingo.

TheHard Rock Cafe(pictured below), in Parque Colon, in the center of theColonial Zoneis an excellent meeting point.

Finally: you can find a beautiful and good girl everywhere if you speak Spanish and if your vacation lasts longer (at least 3 weeks) and you decide to rent a residence where she could come to cook and where she can find a swimming pool, a garden and a satellite TV, for the soap operas. And lots of music.

A rented motorbike, even a small one, could be handy.

But for short vacations, If you do not have much time, it is enough to walk down theDuarte. Every day there are many different choices here.

More and more are the men that date girls online, before coming here, in Facebook, and the Dominican version of Badoo, that has increasing success for the high quality of the dates provided.

Once enSanto Domingo, it is better to buy aprepaid Dominican cell phone to make local contacts.

Dominican girls love to make telephone calls and send text. Once their credit is over they will seek help with texts like this: estoy sin balance, favor enviarme una recarga inmediata al codigo.para que pueda llamarte. Gracias, besos, Gisela Boxeadora.A nickname that you will not forget.