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Saturday, 05 March 2011 19:53


Even with all the security guards that the large all inclusive resorts have in Boca Chica, Hotel Zapata is one of the most secure Hotel in Boca Chica. Because of the intimacy of our establishment and staff, as well as the gate which separates the public beach from the sun bathing area of Hotel Zapata, the level of tranquility, peacefulness, and security you get in Hotel Zapata makes it one of its kind.

"If a vacation of rest, relaxation, good food and peace sounds good then this place is for you." (Oct.2010, JERSEYBOYZ, The facility does an excellent job in combining the best of both words: its open enough that allows guest to interact with the Dominican Culture and not feel imprisoned like in an all inclusive hotel. However, private enough to give you a sensation of just you and the beach; Boca Chica beach, might be crowded and hectic at times "but if its quite you desire fear not Hotel Zapata has a large section of the beach blocked off for you equipped with chairs, umbrellas the works." (Oct.2010, JERSEYBOYZ, "If you are looking for Comfort, Convenience, and Security...this is the place to stay. The hotel has 24 hour security so you feel that you safe no matter what time of day you decide to sit out." (Oct, 2010,Wayfayer,

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Saturday, 05 March 2011 19:52

Extremely Clean

"This family-run hotel is small but extremely clean." (Dec. 2010, doug0077, One of our top priorities has always been having a very hygienic and clean facility, from rooms, to halls, to private beach area, to kitchen, bar, chairs etc.

The entire establishment is spotless clean! Our entire staff is consistently cleaning to make sure you feel as comfortable as in your own home. "The staff, when not taking care of you, can be found constantly cleaning - almost non-stop! They even rake the sand on the patio each day! "(Oct.2010, cubanchica, "I have been staying at the Hotel Zapata for 10 years now. The staff at the hotel is outstanding, the food is all home cooked and the rooms are very clean" (Sep.2010,MadMartyK, "This place was clean, the service was outstanding" (Sep.2010, traveler3511,

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Saturday, 05 March 2011 19:44

Second Home

Hotel Zapata is a "Home away, from home...On the beach" (Oct.,2010, Lyfsguds, The staff is very helpful and service oriented. Our staff does a wonderful job at making you feel like one of the family, yet keeping a great balance between professionalism and a familiar

atmosphere. "This hotel is well-maintained and professionally run."

(Dec. 2010, doug0077, "The confidence of a family, the professionalism of a great hotel" (Nov., 2010, AntoeCle, "The staff and owners are very warm and friendly. They have a way of making you feel that you are coming home to visit your family." (Oct, 2010,Wayfayer, Hotel Zapata is dedicated to offering a home oriented atmosphere. In Hotel Zapata we are all family, and when serving our customers we treat them as family members as well.

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Saturday, 05 March 2011 19:43

Personalized Service

Hotel Zapata has outstanding service! At Hotel Zapata our number one priority is serving our customers, by personalizing our service to the guest's needs. We understand that people have different needs and we try our best to accommodate those individual needs. As long as it is something we can do, you will get it. Our personalized service goes as far as allowing guest to order food out of the menu.

If we can cook it, than you are eating it! "The rooms are clean, drinks come strong and the food is wonderful just be careful of Marta's HOT sauce." (Oct.2010, JERSEYBOYZ, "The staff is Amazing; they are attentive to your every need." (Dec. 2010, B. Alexander, If there is something that we don't have in storage we will buy it exclusively for you! "they were attentive and accommodating to each and every special need." (Dec. 2010, knightriderNYC,

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Thursday, 03 March 2011 11:57


Eastern Standard Time with no daylight saving. From April to October the country is one hour ahead.

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Thursday, 03 March 2011 11:56


There are many options for getting around Santo Domingo. Public transport is easily available. This includes public cars (carro publico), buses (guagua) and motorbike taxis (motoconcho) and the new metro line providing quick transportation between Villa Mella and the Centro de los Heroes. READ MORE...

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Thursday, 03 March 2011 11:56


For sending important parcels, consider using DHL, FEDEX or UPS. There are local post office which sells stamps for letters and postcards which can be sent at La Sirena (Winston Churchill Avenue), Hotel Embajador and the main post office at Centro de los Heroes. READ MORE

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Thursday, 03 March 2011 11:55

Electricity and Water

Electrical current in the Dominican Republic is 110 volts AC, 60 Hz. US-style two-pin plugs are standard, so European visitors should bring suitable adaptors.

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Thursday, 03 March 2011 11:54

Beverage Limitation

Discos, restaurants and casinos inside hotels are exempt from the present liquor-vending schedule that affects establishments throughout the country. Note that many restaurants, clubs and bars must close at midnight from Sunday to Thursday and at 2 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and holidays. Bring an ID. Visitors under the age of 18 will not be admitted.

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Thursday, 03 March 2011 11:54

Money, Tax and Tipping

The official currency is the Dominican Peso (RD$). Most ATM operate on the Cirrus Network (Mastercard) or Plus Network (Visa). Remember that money extracted from ATM will be Dominican Pesos and not your home currency. READ MORE...

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