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Exciting Reasons to Consider Life in The Dominican Republic

Exciting Reasons to Consider Life in The Dominican Republic

Are you ready to make one of the most exciting decisions of your life and move abroad? Relocating to another country can be one of the most rewarding experiences, especially when leaving behind the cold to embrace life in a tropical paradise. As one of the most favoured locations for expats from around the world, the Dominican Republic has plenty of perks to offer residents. Casa Linda is proud to be one of the most trusted builders on the island and to welcome you to our beautiful backyard. Below, we’ll explore just a few of the many reasons to consider calling the Dominican home!

Unbeatable Weather

Let’s be honest: one of the major reasons people choose to relocate to a new country is a change in the climate. If you’ve done your time shovelling snow and shivering away long winters, there’s no doubt you’re looking forward to retiring somewhere warmer and saying goodbye to the cold. The Dominican is home to sunny days (over 200 each year), alongside temperatures that average 82ºF (28ºC) in July and 76ºF (23ºC) in January. The north end of the island, where Casa Linda’s development is located is sheltered during hurricane season as well, meaning you’ll be able to rest safely and comfortably all year round.

Thriving Culture

For many, an important aspect of choosing where to relocate is the local culture. The Dominican Republic is known around the world for its diverse and vibrant community of locals and a rich history. Those looking to relax and unwind will love the laidback nature of the island, often referred to as the “life tranquilo”, where things run a little slower, and there’s plenty of time to soak up the sun.

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Cost of Living

For expats hoping to make the most of their dollar, the Dominican Republic is a fantastic option. With a lower cost of living overall, expats can stretch their budgets significantly further. This translates to increased peace of mind in the long term and less stress where finances are concerned.

World-Class Healthcare

Whether you have existing medical concerns or are simply planning ahead for the future, knowing that your next home will have easy access to reliable healthcare services is vital. Fortunately, the Dominican Republic is home to an exceptional medical system with world-class facilities, highly trained professionals offering service in English, and more. Simply put, you’ll never have to compromise where your health is concerned and can feel peace of mind that your wellbeing will always be looked after.

Discover Caribbean Living With Casa Linda

Finally, what’s a new life abroad without a beautiful home to call your own? At Residencial Casa Linda, we’re happy to help our homeowners find a custom fit that’s tailored for your exact tastes and needs. Each of our homes is built to the highest quality and designed to provide you with comfort, safety, and (of course) enjoyment. Contact our team today to learn about our available floor plans and more.

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

New Ambar Coast Highway

 

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.

 

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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 IS RATED ONE OF THE TOP 10% OF Hotels Worldwide!

CASA LINDA IS RATED ONE OF THE TOP 10% OF Hotels Worldwide!

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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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!

Thinking Of Moving To The Dominican Permanently? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Thinking Of Moving To The Dominican Permanently? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Ready to make a change and settle into a brand new world full of wonder? If you’ve been contemplating making the move to living in a tropical paradise all year-round, you’re not alone. Thousands of ex-pats from all over the world travel to the Dominican and find themselves captivated by the natural beauty, culture, and vibrance of the island. As an economically stable country with superior infrastructure and incentives for foreign buyers the Dominican Republic is a fantastic spot to call home.

For over 27 years, Casa Linda has helped homeowners build their perfect villa in paradise. With multiple floor plans to choose from and countless ways to customize your space, settling has never been easier. Below, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the most commonly asked questions our team answers to help you in the decision making process. Read on to learn more!

Q: Where is The Dominican Republic?

Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Dominican Republic is located on the island of Hispaniola, which is just southeast of the United States. As the most visited destination in the Caribbean, the Dominican is well serviced by Canadian, American, and European airlines including WestJet, Air Canada, JetBlue, KLM, and more.

Q: What is the national language of the DR?

Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic, however, as a popular tourist destination that has become home to a growing ex-pat community, English is becoming more and more prevalent. On the northern end of the island, where Casa Linda’s development is located, English is spoken at restaurants and in many other places like banks, the dentist, hospitals, etc.

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Q: What is the average daily temperature? Do I have to worry about hurricane season?

For those eager to leave cold weather behind, you’re sure to love the Dominican. The average temperature here hovers between 24-28°C (60-80°F) all year round, meaning you’ll have plenty of heat to keep you warm. The north end of the island, where Casa Linda is located, is sheltered during hurricane season, and very rarely sees severe weather. This means that you’ll have more sunny days (approximately 200 a year) to relax and enjoy. 

Q: How long can I stay in the Dominican without a residency permit?

Note: this is one of the most important factors for snowbirds or those looking to ease into full-time residency.

At present, Dominican law states that visitors can stay up to 30 days per visit without a residency permit. This visa is extendable up to 90-days if needed. For those who wish to settle in permanently, residency is a relatively straight forward process involving paperwork from your home country disclosing your income, health, birth certificate, criminal record, etc.

Q: Will I Be Able To Find Adequate Medical Care?

One aspect of daily life in the DR that frequently surprises inquiring buyers is the fact that the Dominican is home to an exceptional healthcare system featuring world-class systems, facilities and medical professionals. With health insurance being considerably cheaper and easily accessible for as low as $700-1500 USD a year, you can rest easy knowing you’ll always be taken care of.

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Q: How can Casa Linda help me make my tropical dream a reality?

Residencial Casa Linda is the premier builder on the north end of the island. With over 27 years under our belts, stunning custom villas and an incredible community available, we make it easy to bring your vision of island living to life. Learn more by contacting our team today!

Discover Your Active Life In Paradise With Casa Linda Villas

Discover Your Active Life In Paradise With Casa Linda Villas

Are you ready to retire, but far from ready to settle down? If you’re looking to make the most out of your next phase in life and are eager to take advantage of your increased opportunity and freedom to explore, the Dominican Republic is an ideal location to call home. Say goodbye to long, dreary, winters and hello to adventure with the island home you’ve always dreamed of and Casa Linda villas. Learn more about life in the Dominican, including the many ways you can stay active, and Casa Linda’s floorplans below.

Welcome Home

It’s no secret that living in colder climates leaves many people dreaming of sunny days and escaping to warmer destinations. From snowbirds looking to make their vacation a little more permanent to savvy entrepreneurs, investors, and those with a thirst for something exciting, there’ no shortage of reasons to consider making the full-time move to the Dominican Republic. Known as the crown jewel of the Caribbean, the DR’s pristine beaches welcomes countless ex-pats to their sparkling shores each year from all over the world.

With an incredibly stable economy, reliable infrastructure, affordable cost of living and (of course) soaring temperatures all year round, leaving the cold behind and adapting to island living is easier than ever. Those worried about safety and quality of life will be happy to learn that the Dominican Republic is free of any major conflicts and can be safely navigated with ease, and is home to a top tier medical care system along with world-class facilities. Highly trained professionals offer quality service in English, and for our American ex-pats, many are pleased to learn that the cost of healthcare is often significantly cheaper than the fees expected back home!

Simply put, for those looking to relocate to a tropical destination that allows them to feel safe and at home, there couldn’t be a better fit than the Dominican!

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Relaxation On Your Terms

Are you an adventurous soul that craves exploration and adrenaline in your day to day? Prefer to have the option on hand to tackle a new challenge as well as relax on the beach all day? One of the greatest advantages of moving to the Dominican is that there’s truly something here for everyone to enjoy. Whether you like to always be on the go or are hoping to slow down and unwind for the long-term, you’ll have no trouble finding countless ways to make each day fulfilling in paradise. From world-class golf resorts to cultural exploration of historical hot spots, sampling fresh coffee or rum, sailing, deep-sea fishing, hiking, and soaking up the sun, every day is a chance to enjoy life a little bit more surrounded by incredible beauty and one of the most welcoming communities you’ll find in worldwide!

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Your Dream Villa Awaits

For over 27 years, Casa Linda has been one of the foremost builders on the island, trusted by ex-pats and buyers from all over the globe. Nestled in the serene northern end of the island just a stone’s throw away from Cabarete and Sousa, our gated community offers incredible floor plans (each of which come with a private pool), 24-7 security, VIP access to a private beach club and dining areas, activity planners and more.

With endless ways to customize your home and a knowledgeable staff that’s always here to help, you can count on Casa Linda to make the transition to island living as easy as possible.

For more information on life in the Dominican, check out our resource centre, and contact our team today!