Frequently Asked Questions
BUYING PROCESS AND COSTS
What other costs are there when buying a villa?
What monthly fees will I have to pay?
How much is housekeeping and garden/pool service?
How much are property taxes?
Do foreign buyers have the same rights as Dominicans?
Will I fully own my villa?
How much will it cost to furnish my villa?
How much does Casa Linda charge to rent my villa?
What is a turnkey property?
Do I have to supervise the rentals?
How far is Casa Linda from the beach?
What is lock up and leave?
Where can I shop?
What is legal drinking age?
How much do I tip?
What is the currency?
Major credit cards are accepted at most tourist locations, but it is best to check in advance at small hotels, restaurants and shops.
ATMs are located in almost all of the Dominican Republic’s cities, as well as at most resorts. Large supermarkets have ATMs that are open until late.
How long am I allowed to stay in the DR?
What is the size of the country?
Is the government secure?
Is it safe?
Does the DR get hurricanes?
What is the weather like?
rain and it can be heavy, although brief, and usually overnight. Warmer season is approximately from May to October. Average temperatures rise to 31ºC (87ºF) during the daytime and drop to about 22ºC
(72ºF) at night.
How many airports are there?
What are the entry requirements?
What is medical care like?
called for additional services when necessary. For emergency medical care or health problems that require a hospital, in the Puerto Plata area there are two very well equipped private clinics. For major procedures, Santiago offers hospitals that easily rival North America or Europe for services and care. Locally, Cabarete Medical Centre, is a hospital that opened summer of 2009. This first rate facility has specialists from all over the world, as well as a state of the art hospital facility and diagnostic services. It is located just outside Sosua. Ambulance service is also part of this facility.
How much does health insurance cost?
$1,500/year US for a family plan (depending on coverage chosen). This will cover you for most medical/dental visits, procedures. Some plans have a small co-pay cost, but is dependent on the one that you choose.