|Dominican Republic Travel Report #2|
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 19:56:21 -0400 I wrote to this home page a few months ago (and you were kind enough to include it) regarding my admiration for the women in Thailand and Brazil and how I consider these two places heads above any other in the world in terms of available women. Through this page and others on the Internet, I heard wonderful things about the women of the Dominican Republic and decided to check it out for myself. I just spent two weeks there (in June 96) in Boca Chica on the south coast and Sosua on the north coast. I thought if I could find a place much nearer than either Brazil or Thailand to satisfy my needs (warmth,water and women) it would be a true godsend. Here is my report. Boca Chica is about a 20 minute drive from the International airport outside of Santo Domingo and the taxi fare should be no more than $10-15. The hotel that I had booked into was great - right on the beach, great rooms - but oops I had neglected to ask when I made reservations if it was OK to bring women back. The answer was NO ! - so be sure to check this out before you book your room. It turns out that all of the good hotels and some of the not so good hotels do not allow women in the rooms. Needless to say, I quickly checked into a more user friendly hotel. I recommend this hotel wholeheartedly. It is the Hotel Villa Don - (809-523-4679) and is run by a couple of interesting and very off beat French Canadians - Don and his sidekick, Ernest . The hotel is a few minutes from the beach, but has a pool and there often are various women hanging about for which arrangements can quickly be made should they catch your fancy. There are numerous other hotels on this street - Juan Bautista Vicini - that I believe allow women and for the most part seem fairly inexpensive. Prices for hotel rooms ranged from about $15-35 - this in the summer though - prices go up in winter. Now as for the town of Boca Chica itself - how do I put it ?. On the plus side the beach and the water are terrific and everything is very inexpensive - in fact cheaper than either Brazil or Thailand. But try to picture a muddy broken down 200 yard stretch of road bordered by trashy, run down bars, empty restaurants, dusty tourist shops and discos. For this is Boca Chica. A quintessential south of the border town as pictured in Hollywood movies. Now this is not necessarily a bad thing since the reason you are probably going there is not for cultural enrichment. It is just that I don't want anyone to expect a lovely picturesque seaside town. The first thing you will notice about Boca Chica is that just about every business (not just the women) is for sale - "se vende". Tourism has decreased considerably over the past couple of years. There is a real dichotomy going on there. The good hotels cater to families and couples, while the cheaper hotels cater to single males wanting to find a muchacha or two. Seeing the looks on the faces of the families - most of them German - as they wander into the town for the first and last time is quite humourous. You know they are thinking, I am going to kill the travel agent who arranged this trip. Most of the good hotels are all-inclusive so none of the people staying there have any need to come into town to eat or drink or do anything and after the first visit they rarely do. Thus the town itself is suffering economically and a real air of seediness hangs over everything. This is during the day. So you can imagine how it looks at night with no street lights and hookers hanging back in the shadows and lots of young tough looking guys on motorbikes. I must admit I felt some trepidation on the first night I ventured into town, but as things turned out everything is quite safe and no one I talked to had heard of anyone having any problems (more regarding this in the addendum). The tough guys on motorbikes are just looking for passengers!. Lets talk women. This is why we are all here. I know a lot of the reports on the Internet describe how incredibly friendly and sweet these women are and that many of them just want to meet a Westerner. This is not the case. Not even close. There are only $$ signs in these women's eyes.They are business women and nothing more. This was not only my observation - but that of some others I met - an Englishman, a Frenchman and two other Americans. We were all disappointed by the attitude displayed by the women. All of us have spent lots of time traveling around the world to its various fleshpots and placed these women way down on the scale of overall personality and charm. Their Looks . Again , I have to disagree with reports on the Internet. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but most of these women are truly not great lookers. Many of them would fit right in as hookers on 10th Ave in NYC. For those not familiar with New York - this is where the scraggly, hot panted hookers ply their trade. Many of these women just have a tired worn out look about them. Maybe it is not fair to compare them to the women of Brazil, but the women in Brazil are just so much finer. This is not to say that there were not some attractive women available - but they are in the minority. In terms of race, most are black - about 70% - while the rest are more Latino looking. There was a wide range in age. Most from 18-25, but a few looked to be much younger and a number looked well past their prime. There were actually a number of nights that I went back to my hotel room alone because none of the women appealed to me (this would never happen in Brazil or Thailand !). On the other hand, most nights I did not go back solo. As I mentioned before, Boca Chica is a small town. It is difficult to estimate how many women are in the business. My best guess would be 75-100, but it could be more. So within a few days you know them and they know you. It is ,also, impossible to avoid a particular girl. This can be a problem because if you have been with a girl the next time she sees you she will stick to you like glue even after you have explained that you are not interested in going with her again. One girl literally followed me around the entire night and then followed me back to the hotel even after a 100 "no interesantes". The girls can really be incredibly irritating at times. They will pinch you, squeeze your testicles and smack you -- to get your attention. For some reason they must think that we find this kind of behaviour sexually attractive. Some will look extremely pissed when you pay them no mind. Another thing that bothered me was they were constantly badgering me for money or for drinks. And beware - if you sit down in the disco and talk to a girl for 10-15 minutes some of them will try to charge you for their time if you decide not to take them back to the hotel. As one girl told me "my time is very valuable". I heard stories from the owner of Villa Don (who will regale you with many stories if given the chance) of instances where the guy said "not a chance" and the girl raised quite a ruckus. Where the girls are: During the day the town is practically deserted. Everyone is at the beach. The beach is terrific with outside bars all along it. It can be quite pleasant having a beer and watching the crowd - though the multitude of hawkers can be annoying. There are not though a large contingent of available women hanging out. A couple of the bars seemed to have 5-10, but in total only 25-35 girls seemed to be out on most days and most of these were very unattractive - big thighed women - which I don't much like - but some do of course. I don't know where the women who come out at night spend their days, but not at the beach for the most part. I only saw a few of them on the beach the entire time I was there. Many of these women live outside of Boca Chica - some as far away as Santo Domingo - and just come in at night to work. If you are more of a day person in terms of desiring a woman, arrangements can easily be made with the woman of your choice at night to come by your hotel during the daytime. They may be late, but will usually show up. When the sun goes down the women start to roll out, though slowly at first. It seems the unattactive older ones show up first in hopes of getting someone wanting to go to bed early. They hang out at the various bars that line the street - some keeping to themselves, others aggressively seeking out business. The better looking ones don't appear till the discos open at around 10:30 or so and usually go straight into the discos. When I was there only 2 of the discos had any business what so ever. Three to four others were completely empty night after night. These 2 discos were Isle de Bonita and Las Terraces. Everyone seems to start at Isle de Bonita and then for some reason move onto Las Terraces after midnight. Both discos are quite pleasant facing out on the ocean and 40-50 women go back and forth between the 2 discos. They stay open till about 4 AM. By the time you go there it may well be that another disco has become the hot spot, but it should be easy to find out. Making contact with the girl you like as you can imagine is not difficult. One look or smile in her direction is all it takes and she will be all over you. Trying to get rid of her if you decide she's not the right one is the hard part. The Cost Structure: You need to negotiate !. Almost every girl I asked "how much" replied 600 pesetas which is about $50. You can easily get them down to 400 pesestas and even 300. This is for full service, but you can get a blow job for 100-200 pesetas ($8-16!). As everywhere else the final price depends on their looks,your looks, how late it is and how good business has been recently. Very few of the girls speak any English, so a little Spanish is helpful in the negotiating process. If you know no Spanish though,don't worry, sign language can always be understood. Just how good are they sexually speaking?: Pretty damn good for the most part. Not up to Brazilian standards, but quite enjoyable. They are usually in a bit of a hurry to get down to it and be done with it and on their way - only 1 girl wanted to spend the night. But during the sex act itself they are quite uninhibited and very active. No dead fish here. All were willing to give a lengthy blow job without use of a condom, but they expect a condom during intercourse. They really are very uninhibited as I say. Many at the Isle de Bonita which has the beach behind it urged me to go out on the beach to show me their breasts and let me touch them. I have the feeling though that if I had not taken them back to the hotel - which I did - they might have been unpleasant. Many offered a blow job right on the beach !. They are also quite willing to do threesomes and for these prices it is well worth thinking about. One strange thing that was going on in Boca while I was there was that the police were rounding up and arresting 20-30 prostitutes each evening and locking them up overnight. The jail was right near Don Villa by the park and you could walk by at night and see them all packed into one room. I am not sure why the police were bothering because the girls were out doing business the next night. Over the longer run though this may cause the girls to go elsewhere to conduct business. I ,also, spent some time in Sosua, but only for a couple of days. It is fairly easy to get to Sosua from Boca - a bus from Santo Domingo costs about $7 and takes 4 hours to get there. The town itself is much nicer than Boca Chica - larger, cleaner, better everything --- but women. There are 2 discos that are full of women at night and they are right across the street from each other, but these are without a doubt some of the butt ugliest women I have ever come across. Unbelievably ugly. Most are Haitian and are old (at least in hooker years) and heavy. More unbelievable to me was that many of them were being taken out by young Germans. I know just a different experience is sometimes worth something, but it is a credo of mine not to pay for a women that I would not even want to sleep with under normal circumstances. Just because you are on vacation and they are inexpensive should not mean that you have to sleep with someone. So after 2 nights, I went back to Boca - which, as much as I have knocked it, is much better than Sosua in terms of women. When I told Don from Villa Don about this, he said - "I could have told you that and saved you a trip. Everyone in DR knows this". Perhaps I did not go at the right time of year, but thats the way I saw it. Obviously, others have liked it more. I can only guess that these others who have raved about DR have never been to either Brazil or Thailand and so have no real background to compare. And for all my less than positive thoughts, I will probably return at some point for a week or so. It is close, it is cheap, the beach and weather are great and there are enough attractive women to keep one happy for a vacation. It sure beats the Jersey Shore. What else can one really want ? - except Brazil and Thailand of course. I passed the above thoughts along to the Englishman I met in Boca and asked for his reaction. The following is his response with my comments in parenthesis. It is possible to catch a bus from the airport to Boca if you walk to the main road for 5 pesos. The bus to Santo Domingo is only 10 pesos, the last returning bus is at 8 PM. Some nights there were not many girls. On my last night, Saturday, there were only about 20-25 girls out. Don't believe the girls when they tell you they love you - "mi amor" - there are no freebies. (He had a girl tell him this, but she kept raising the price everytime he seemed interested) The place, Boca , seemed to be on an exponential decay curve and if it continues the place will be dead in a years' time. Some of the girls like to bite. (this is true - I hope they had their rabie shots) Don't forget to mention the one legged prostitute (who was actually very attractive , but for this misfortune - though Don told us that she was a trouble maker), the pregnant hooker and the one with the deformed hand. Also the large stomachs that many of the girls possess. In Sosua there were virtually no girls with flat stomachs - in BC there were only a few . In other words S--T--R--E--T--C--H - - - M--A--R--K--S . (My friend was in total agreement that the women of Sosua were just downright ugly. He said I omitted their mustaches in my description). According to Don (from Villa Don) until a couple of years ago, many Germans went to Boca but things slowed down after a German woman was killed in a bungled bank robbery. Also, a German man who lived in Boca was robbed at home and hung by his assailants. Both these incidents received much bad press in Germany. There was also a German charter jet that crashed killing all. All this badly effected tourism numbers. Don told me that the day before I returned from Sosua - two gunmen held up Italy & Italy (a restaurant),D'Lucien (another restaurant) and La Terraces (the disco) consecutively. Thats all from the man from Manchester, England across the Atlantic sea.
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