Although I am a frequent vacationer, I always resist the idea of telling much about the place I stayed at. This for many reasons. This time, however, I feel obligated to do so because of the pleasant surprise hidden inside Villa Basilica, in the heart of Boca Chica, at a time when some not-so-good news are spreading about the great island of DR. Contrary to many great and expansive hotels where safety is always a concern wholy or partially left in a toutist's hands, Villa Basilica is in a gated community under strict surveillance around the clock. The staff offer an incredible, kind, friendly and professional service. The place is one of the cleanest I have visited around the world. While far away, the owner constantly calls to make sure her guests are receiving the best service possible. Quiet and peaceful, this facility offers the privacy, the restful and inspirational atmosphere every hard worker needs and deserves when they retreat from the tireing routines of their daily lives. And all this, along with luxury and comfort are offered at an extremely affordable price. Thought, not only will I return for a longer period of time than a week, but I am already encouraging my folks to go see for themselves. Thank you Expedia! Thank you Duena Basilica! Keep up the good work!