Discover Affordable Caribbean Living in The Dominican Republic

Discover Affordable Caribbean Living in The Dominican Republic

Dreaming of achieving the ultimate permanent vacation and retiring abroad in the Caribbean? Whether you’re looking to settle down and relax in paradise or pack your days full of adventure, the Dominican Republic is a picturesque place to call home. As the most visited island in the Caribbean and home to a state of the art medical care system, stable economy and more, the DR is favourite amongst retirees and ex-pats looking to start fresh in a tropical paradise. At Casa Linda, we’re happy to help people from all walks of life discover their own way to escape to the island with luxurious villa living.

As a longtime builder in the northern region of the DR in Cabarete, one of the most common questions our team gets from prospective owners revolves around the cost of living in the Dominican. Naturally, one of the biggest concerns when it comes to relocating is finances, but fortunately for many couples, they find themselves pleasantly surprised to learn that the cost of living in the Caribbean is typically much cheaper than other tropical locations. Below, we’ll explore three of the most common areas of financial interest, as well as what you can expect while living on the island.

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First Things First…

Whenever there’s a discussion regarding something as large as relocating and purchasing a new home abroad, the first step is for all involved parties to have an open, honest, conversation about the realities of their financial situation. Involve your spouse, as well as a financial advisor while drawing up plans to ensure you feel confident and informed moving forward.

Your New Home

Understandably, one of the biggest concerns after choosing a destination to settle down is finding a new home that is both affordable and allows you to maintain, if not improve upon your current standard of living. At Casa Linda, we’re proud to offer state of the art Dominican Republic villas starting at prices as low as $179.6k USD. Located on the northern end of the island, our gated community features ten incredible floor plans to choose from, as well as multiple amenities like 24/7 security, private restaurants, a VIP beach club and more to help guarantee your comfort. Finding a home that accommodates your needs while also giving you plenty of space to enjoy is a breeze with our team!

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Health and Wellness

No matter where you live, healthcare should be a foremost concern, especially if you have existing conditions. This is doubly important when moving abroad as you’ll need to enquire about the quality of care, as well as the languages in which service is offered. The Dominican offers exceptional care on all medical levels, alongside state of the art facilities and highly qualified professionals that offer support in English. As an added benefit, for those moving from the United States, the monthly cost for health insurance can be as low as $100 USD and wait times, as well as procedural costs, are typically much cheaper than they are back home. This means that the Dominican is a safe bet when it comes to taking care of your health today, tomorrow, and in the many years to come!

Everything In Between

Taking care of other daily essentials doesn’t have to break the bank! Another pleasant surprise for new residents of the DR is how much cheaper necessities like meat and dairy, as well as vegetables, are in grocery stores.

Finally, those worried about infrastructure can rest easy. The DR has easy access to high-speed internet, cable television, stable electricity and more. In fact, you’ll largely find that the Dominican is just like home, only warmer!

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Tired of dreaming of palm trees and pina coladas? It’s time to make your vision a reality. Contact Casa Linda today to learn more about taking your first steps, and visit our resource centre for more information now!

Life’s A Beach! Embrace Island Living With Casa Linda

Life’s A Beach! Embrace Island Living With Casa Linda

Imagine getting ready for your day surrounded by a gentle ocean breeze, the soft smell of salt and fresh flowers in the air, and the warmth of the sun greeting you all year round as you step outside to say “hello, world!” If you’ve been contemplating leaving behind the chaos of big city life and embracing a more laidback, tropical atmosphere, the Dominican Republic is an ideal fit. Home to an incredibly welcoming community, beautiful weather all year round, stable economy and advanced infrastructure and plenty more, all that’s standing between you and paradise is a little research. Casa Linda has been welcome ex-pats from all over the world to the Dominican’s sunny shores for over 30 years; below, we’ll discuss just a few of the many perks that make many people decide to call the Dominican home!

Life On Your Speed

One of the number one reasons couples are ready to make the move to island living in the ability to get out of the insane routine we often become used to in major cities. Instead of feeling rushed, with every moment eaten up with errands, moving to the DR allows you relax in comfort and adapt to a laidback culture. Stop to smell the roses, bask in the warmth of the sun, and say goodbye to winters spent shoveling, annoying commutes, and the other hassles you’ve left behind. Best of all, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy, no matter your style of adventure. From lazy days on the beach to adrenaline pumping activities like mountain biking, deep sea fishing, and more, you’ll never have to worry about finding something to pass the time.

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Just Like Home, Only Warmer!

What if we told you that life in the Dominican Republic is less foreign than you might expect? Many of our ex-pats are surprised to learn the the DR is home to high end infrastructure that allows you to access modern necessities like high speed internet, reliable phone access, cable tv and more with ease. In addition, you’ll be pleased to find that many of the local grocery stores carry your favorite brand and products, meaning you’ll never have to go without.

In addition to having the best communications systems in Latin America, has world class medical centres and healthcare providers and you can expect to find similar comforts to those you enjoy in North America, as well as plenty of unique features to discover.

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The Life Traquilo Awaits!

If you’re ready to live a life of rest and relaxation, the island life awaits with Casa Linda! From enjoying the comforts of your luxury villa to swapping brand new stories with our incredible community of fellow ex-pats, your new zip code packs plenty of fun just waiting to be had.

Discover your life on the island by contacting our team today!

New Ambar Coast Highway from Puerto Plata to Santiago Will Cut Travel Time to a Half Hour

New Ambar Coast Highway from Puerto Plata to Santiago Will Cut Travel Time to a Half Hour

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Puerto Plata to Santiago in a Half Hour

Residents of both Puerto Plata and Santiago will enjoy a  much shorter drive between the two cities.

The construction of the Ambar Coast  Highway is a critical roadwork that will link the north coast to the major centre of Santiago and will cut travel time by over half.  The 35 -kilometre road will take just 30-minutes to travel, making commuting from the north coast to Santiago a very pleasant, quick drive.  This is perfect for our Residencial Casa Linda owners and renters.  Many of our owners go to Santiago for large scale shopping trips to big box stores like Ikea and Bellon, as well as to several shopping malls, theaters and other services that can be found in a city of a million people. A shorter, safer drive makes this a fun day trip with lots of time to enjoy the city and get back home.


Santiago has excellent large hospitals like HOMS – and for full time residents receiving treatment, this is a much shorter drive.  The Dominican Republic is a destination healthcare area.  A half-hour drive means that renters can stay in Casa Linda and drive to Santiago to see doctors and receive hospital treatments.


Robotic Surgery at HOMS HOspital Santiago

For travelers coming in or out of the Dominican Republic to Casa Linda, Santiago airport will now be a viable alternative to landing in Puerto Plata.  This gives people a larger offering and more options for flights.

Residents of Santiago will have the option of living on the beautiful north coast and commuting to work in the big city.  This will increase the value of all property on the north coast – good news for all current and future villa owners in Casa Linda!

The Dominican Republic Minister of Public Works stated that this highway represents an economic transformation that will guarantee greater security, and directly and indirectly impact almost all sectors of the northern region of the Dominican Republic, and is a “relaunch of regional development”.  He stressed that the highway would be vital to allowing a change in the positioning of the Atlantic coast, providing it with more significant potential as a “thriving” tourist hub.


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Casa Linda Wins Tripadvisor Award


We are proud to announce that Casa Linda Rentals has received the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice for 2020 Award!


trip advisor logoThe reviews from our valued vacation renters has resulted in our development becoming one of the top 10% of all hotels in the world!  We are so grateful to everyone who reviewed our vacation villas to make this possible, and to our valued staff who provide such excellent service to our guests.

We have repeat renters who have been visiting us for years as well as new travelers who have just discovered that renting a vacation villa is the best kind of holiday:  private with great services, onsite amenities like our free shuttle bus, and all the services of a resort.

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Casa Linda villas are each owned by a private owner. 

For over 27-years, many villa owners have used their homes as full or part time vacation rentals.  This offsets monthly costs and often makes owing a home in the tropics possible.  With the excellent management services on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, owners know that they leave their dream villas in capable, experienced hands.


We are proud to benefit the local community.

Casa Linda is a major contributor to the local area.  With over 300 villas completed, and more under construction, our active community of owners and renters means that almost a thousand people are directly and indirectly employed.  This trickle down benefit to providing tropical dreams is something we are all very proud of, even more than winning such a prestigious award.  We will continue to earn great traveler reviews and keep our vacation guests coming back!


For more information about how you can own your own Casa Linda villa and enjoy all the services and amenities our valued owners enjoy, please click here. 


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Breathtaking Dominican Republic Villas With Casa Linda

Breathtaking Dominican Republic Villas With Casa Linda

Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? If you’re tired of maintaining an empty nest and are ready to settle into a lifestyle that allows you to focus on your needs and experience life to the fullest, island living is the perfect fit! Whether you’re looking to leave the dreariness of winter behind for good or simply need a change of pace that allows you to relax and unwind, the Dominican Republic has something for everyone.

For over 27 years, Casa Linda has been a premier builder on the island and is proud to help ex-pats from all over the world create their dream homes in paradise. Our community is located in breathtaking Cabarete and features stunning villas, year-round warm weather, and a vibrant atmosphere full of activities and perks for residents to enjoy. Learn more about life with Casa Linda, including our available floor plans, below.

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Explore the Beautiful Northern End Of The Island

Our community is nestled in the serene northern section of the Dominican, where the days are long and sunny, and temperatures average approximately 28 degrees Celsius (83 Fahrenheit) all year round. More sheltered than other parts of the island, Cabarete (where we are located) and Sousa are protected during hurricane season, meaning that visitors and residents alike will enjoy tranquil waters and warm days all year round. With an ever-growing population of ex-pats from all over the world, it’s easy to find fellow couples and retirees to bond with over shared activities, life experience, and more.

Finally, Cabarete is conveniently located close to Puerto Plata airport making it easy for homeowners to come and go as needed. With endless sights to take in and new spots to enjoy around every corner, life in Cabarete is the perfect mix of adventure meets tranquility.

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Meet Residencial Casa Linda

For nearly 30 years Residencial Casa Linda has been one of the Dominicans premier builders and is proud to be trusted by buyers from all over the world. With a reputation for building high-end custom villas at affordable price points (more on those below), as well as creating a welcoming community bustling with activities, a VIP beach club, readily available concierge and more. We take pride in partnering with our homeowners to bring their dream villa to life, right down to the very last detail!

Our Villas

Each one of Casa Linda’s homes are as unique as our owners. Our floor plans focus on offering you affordable luxury while providing unbeatable quality and endless ways to customize. Below is an example one of our favoured floor plans, Villa Seashell.

Starting at $368,000 USD, Villa Seashell features 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths alongside an ultra-modern feel that’s designed to help you soak up every last bit of luxury the Dominican has to offer. With multiple terraces throughout the property and two living room spaces to maximize your entertaining space, there’s no shortage of ways to customize this villa to make it your perfect slice of paradise. Each bedroom has its own dedicated bath and leads to the outdoor pool and sunbed area, meaning you’ll have no problem working on your tan!

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Stop dreaming about your island escape and take the first steps towards making it a reality! Contact Casa Linda today to learn more.

There’s No Place Like Home In The Dominican Republic!

There’s No Place Like Home In The Dominican Republic!

Are you ready to start a new chapter in your life that’s full of rest and relaxation? If you’ve been eyeing tropical destinations to escape to for the longterm, the Dominican Republic is the perfect place to call home. Ideal for retirees looking for a safe and stable place to settle down, as well as for investors looking to build their portfolio and everyone in between, the DR has plenty to explore. Learn more about creating your dream life in paradise with a custom villa by Casa Linda below!

Paradise Is Calling

Tired of long winters spent shovelling, dealing with icy roads, and crossing your fingers for a decent summer? You don’t have to spend your days waiting for exceptional weather in the Dominican! With year-round average temperatures registering at 87 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll never have to worry about another snow day, and will have over 200 days of sun to enjoy! The North portion of the island, where Casa Linda builds is hurricane-free, and keeps you sheltered from most in-climate weather, meaning you can relax and enjoy in comfort. Other amazing reasons to call the Dominican home include:

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Peace of Mind

The Dominican Republic is safe to live and is ranked 71st internationally, above other common destinations, such as Mexico, Cuba, Belize, The Bahamas, and more. With standard precautions in place, you can rest easy in paradise.

Did you know? Casa Linda’s luxury community is gated and offers 24/7 security for added support

World Class Healthcare

One of the most significant reasons the DR attracts so many long term residents and ex-pats each year is the

A large reason the DR stands apart as a preferred locale for ex-pats is the quality of medical care available. With state of the art facilities and highly qualified professionals from all over the world available (often with significantly shorter wait times) with service in English, you’ll always be in capable hands.

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Dependable Infrastructure

With a stable economy and advanced infrastructure that gives you easy access to high-speed internet, round the clock electricity, and many of your favorite brands readily available, you’ll find that the Dominican is just like home…only better!

Discover Your Life of Luxury With Casa Linda

As a leading builder on the island for nearly 30 years, Residential Casa Linda is proud to offer our homeowners access to our vibrant community as well as our breathtaking villas. Casa Linda’s gated community makes it easy to feel safe and secure as you get used to life on the island, as well as the opportunity to meet your fellow homeowners, partake in regular activities, and experience your life in paradise to the fullest!

If you’re ready to make your dream of island life a reality, contact Casa Linda today to learn more!