Photos from top to bottom:
1. Beach at Palenque
2. River, on the way to Palenque
3. Abandoned pier on Palenque Beach
4. Pool at the Hotel Playa Palenque
For those who visit and want something a little different that Boca Chica, why not checkout Palenque on your next visit. Over an hour Southwest of Santo Domingo is the charming small town of Palenque. Now, this is NOT the place to go if you want resorts or luxury amenities. But, if you are looking for something nice, not touristy and can just go relax and really soak in the Dominican culture, this is the place to go. Please don't wear your thong and act a fool, 'cause they don't get many tourists there and it is where the local Dominicans gather and it's really laid-back and mellow.
Many thanks to George Taylor for providing the pictures for this post!