Dominican Living: Focus on Healthcare

Dominican Living: Focus on Healthcare

Are you in the process of considering making a permanent move abroad and researching ideal locations before house hunting? Thanks to its stable economy and infrastructure, as well as its affordable housing, the Dominican Republic has become a top favourite among expatriates from around the globe. With constant sun, a low cost of living, and no shortage of activities and places to explore, the DR has plenty of perks to offer residents. One of the most important benefits that comes with living in the Dominican that you may not know about is our world-class healthcare system. If you’ve been eyeing the DR and are wondering what your medical care might look like once you’re here, read on below to find out more!

Top-Tier Care in State of the Art Facilities

Despite misconceptions and rumours that may say otherwise is, the fact is, the Dominican Republic is home to a remarkable healthcare system that has seen vast improvements and expansion since 2001. Since the introduction of the country’s reformed approach, a multi-tiered system has emerged that gives residents access to world-class facilities and highly-qualified medical professionals. Lesser known still is that, not only is the Dominican leaps and bounds ahead of other Caribbean countries in terms of the quality of care, but the medical system often provides such services at lower costs and with shorter wait times than many North American counterparts!

Health Insurance

In addition to having one the most advanced medical systems in Latin American, the Dominican also makes it extremely easy to obtain affordable health insurance that includes both medical and dental care. There are several types of plans available to choose from and the average cost of an advanced plan ranges from approximately $700 to $1500 USD annually (per couple). Plans cover doctor’s visits, hospital stays, in-hospital medicines, dental procedures, ambulance services, etc. and can be purchased on a yearly or quarterly basis, making them a perfect choice for Snowbirds and PR seekers alike.

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As we’ve mentioned above, the DR is home to exceptional care conducted in top-tier facilities, just like you would find back home. For example, just five minutes from Casa Linda is Centro Medico Cabarete, a full-service hospital that provides specialists for all medical issues, a full-service surgery, excellent diagnostic equipment like an MRI, as well as English speaking professional to assist. Advanced treatments are available at HOMS Hospital in Santiago (1 hour away), which specializes in oncology, heart health, and even has robotic surgery options.


If you have existing prescriptions, you can rest at ease. Doctors here prescribe the same as other places in the world, and local pharmacists are well trained and able to advise on health issues and medicines in both English in Spanish in the majority of pharmacies.

Rest Easy In Paradise

The World Health Organization ranks the Dominican Republic healthcare system within their top 100 systems worldwide, meaning that you can move here and expect the same kind of care you would see back home, if not better in certain instances. Medical care in the DR should never be a barrier to your life in paradise, giving you peace of mind and help when it matters most.

Are you ready to discover life in the sun? Contact Casa Linda today to learn how you can get started building your dream home!

Come For the Adventure, Stay for the Beauty in Stunning Cabarete

Come For the Adventure, Stay for the Beauty in Stunning Cabarete

Paradise is calling, are you ready to answer? If you’ve been dreaming of embracing life on the island, it’s time to make your vision a reality. Come explore over 200 white sandy beaches, miles of coastline, and endless natural beauty that’s just waiting for you to call it home. For nearly 3 decades, Casa Linda has helped adventurers just like you find their perfect home in paradise, with our exclusive community just outside of Cabarete offering beautiful villas starting as low as $185,000 USD. Learn more about life in Cabarete, including the many activities available below!

Welcome to Cabarete

Known for soaring our temperatures (28°C) all year round, as well as for being sheltered during hurricane season and home to some of the most coveted beaches on the island, the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic is home to the town of Cabarete. Located just 11 miles (18km) away from an international airport serviced by numerous airlines worldwide, Cabarete is easy to access for snowbirds and their families and puts the full beauty of the Dominican on display. With over 300 days of sun each year, Cabarete is truly a piece of heaven on earth!

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Find Your New Adventure

Are you looking to spend your retirement keeping busy, or hoping to slow down and enjoy each passing moment in quiet? No matter what kind of ‘adventure’ you’re looking for in your new home, the DR has you covered! From countless historical areas to explore, local rum and cigar factories to indulge in, endless trails to wander and thrills like deep-sea fishing and sailing all readily available, Cabarete’s many attractions are sure to delight and surprise each and every day.

Settle in the Dominican with Casa Linda

With decades of experience under our belt, Casa Linda makes finding the perfect home for your needs easy. Our comprehensive floor plans have something that’s just right for everyone, and with endless opportunities to customize, your dream home can take shape far faster than you think! From installing luxurious infinity pools to sprawling gardens, guest houses, and more, creating the perfect space is a breeze. With prices starting as low as $185,000 USD, there’s never been a better time to buy in the Dominican!

Learn more about purchasing your dream home abroad today by contacting our team now!

Poolside Paradise at Casa Linda

Poolside Paradise at Casa Linda

Do you dream of relaxing in the tropical sun and sipping Pina Coladas from the comfort of your very own poolside? If you’re looking for the perfect place to retire in paradise, the Dominican Republic is calling! Located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, the DR brings plenty of natural beauty, over 300 days of sun each year, and a vibrant culture that’s incredibly welcoming to expats. Whether you’re ready to relocate permanently or want to embrace the snowbird life for a few winters before making the jump to full-time living abroad, the DR is the perfect spot to make your island dreams a reality. Learn more about moving to the Dominican and homes with Residencial Casa Linda below!

Welcome to Paradise

If you’ve been yearning to move abroad, you’ve no doubt realized that there are numerous options to choose from. While nations like Mexico, Belize, Portugal and other destinations often perk interest, the Dominican Republic offers an ideal balance of climate, culture, and more. These factors, combined with affordable housing in gated communities like Casa Linda, make the Dominican a perfect fit for retirees and investors looking to settle down on the island. Key benefits to relocating to the Dominican include:

Peace of Mind

Choosing to uproot your life and move to another country can feel overwhelming, especially if you have concerns about safety. Fortunately, the Dominican’s stable economy and government make it an ideal location to invest in and the fact that the DR is a safe country that offers security when it matters most.

Friendly Community

The Dominican is an island teeming with culture and community. History buffs will love the many historical areas and stories of the region, and newcomers will enjoy the infamous friendliness of Dominican culture. With no shortage of events, activities and other ways to get involved, starting your new life in paradise is easy!

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Better Dollar Value

One of the most challenging aspects of moving abroad is finding a location that matches your budget, both for the immediate move and in the future. The cost of living in the Dominican is extremely cheap, from housing to day-to-day expenses. This means you’ll never have to sacrifice quality or enjoyment and can live life to the fullest!


Knowing that you’ll always be cared for brings significant peace of mind. For those with existing medical concerns or wanting to plan ahead for the future, you’ll be happy to know that the DR offers exceptional world-class care in state-of-the-art facilities and services in English. Better yet, medical costs are often lower here than back home, meaning you can rest easy knowing your health will always be in capable hands!

Dominican Republic Villas At Casa Linda

Located on the serene north end of the island, Casa Linda’s exclusive gated community offers you the chance to create the Dominican Republic villa of your dreams at an affordable price. Tailor your home to your exact needs and craft the ultimate paradise to enjoy with the help of our experienced builders. Then, relax and unwind in our stunning community full of friendly neighbours, events, activities and more.

If you’re ready to embrace life in the sun, Casa Linda is here to help! Contact us today to learn more!

Fast Facts For Moving to the Dominican Republic

Fast Facts For Moving to the Dominican Republic

Tired of dreaming of island living during long winter months and getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of city living? Ready to make a change that will transform your life and open a brand new chapter full of adventure and wonder? It’s time to start dreaming and join the thousands of expatriates that call the Dominican home!

As an economically stable country with superior infrastructure and incentives for foreign buyers, the Dominican Republic is a fantastic spot to start fresh and shake off the cold while embracing all of the beauty that the island has to offer. As one of the premier builders on the island, Casa Linda has helped homeowners build their perfect villa in paradise and adjust to Dominican living. We offer multiple versatile floor plans to choose from and countless ways to customize your space, as well as a dedicated team that’s ready to help you embrace island life. Below, we’ve compiled a shortlist 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?

The Dominican Republic is part of the Island of Hispaniola, which is also shared by Haiti and located just southeast of the United States. As a popular tourist destination, the DR is serviced by direct flights from over 26 countries, 64 cities, and over 90 airports, meaning it is accessible to expatriates from all over the world.

Q: What is the national language of the DR?

Spanish is the designated language within the Dominican, however, the increasing expatriate community means that English has become more commonplace, especially on the northern end of the island (where Casa Linda’s development is located). Most expatriates find they are able to navigate reasonably well with minimal Spanish, however, we do recommend taking lessons to get to a conversational level over time for your own benefit and enrichment.

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Q: What is the Climate Like?

The average daily temperature range between 24-28°C (60-80°F) all year round, and the island gets over 300 days of sun each year. The north end of the island is sheltered during hurricane season, and very rarely sees severe weather.

Q: How Long Can I Stay Without Residency?

Note: Those considering full-time residency should be aware of the limits stated below.

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. If you plan to reside in the country permanently at any point, you will need to pursue a permanent residency application, which is a straightforward process involving paperwork from your home country disclosing your income, health, birth certificate, criminal record, etc.

Q: Is There Quality Medical Care?

Expatriates are often pleasantly surprised to learn that the DR has exceptional healthcare that often costs less than they may be accustomed to at home. Health insurance is available for as low as $700-1500 USD a year and with state-of-the-art facilities and highly trained medical professionals offering support in Spanish and English, you’ll always be cared for when it matters most.

Learn More About Island Living

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!

Custom Paradise with Casa Linda

Custom Paradise with Casa Linda

Do you dream of spending the rest of your days in a tropical paradise that’s full of sun, warmth, and free from dreary winter months and the hustle and bustle of city living? If you’ve been dreaming of starting a new chapter in paradise, there’s never been a better time to start making your dreams a reality in the Dominican Republic. As a popular and trusted settling location for expatriates from all over the world, this tropical haven is the perfect place to embrace island living with over 300 days of sun each year and daily temperatures that average 24°C/82°F.

Residencial Casa Linda is proud to be one of the most trusted home builders on the island and partners with buyers from all over the world to create the villa of their dreams. Our exclusive gated community is located near Cabarete on the northern end of the island and features homes that begin as low as $185,000 USD. Learn more about homes with Casa Linda, as well as the many ways you can customize, below.

Villa Living Made Reality

Have you always dreamed of retiring on an island with a luxurious villa to call your own? You might be surprised to learn how easy it is to bring that into reality, all without breaking your budget! Crafted from high-end materials, our homes are designed to leave a lasting impression as well as meet each of your needs and cater to your sense of style. From quaint 2-bedroom bungalows that to 5-bedroom villas big enough for the whole family to visit and enjoy, Casa Linda’s properties make it easy to feel perfectly at home.

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Built To Your Needs

At Casa Linda, we know that no two buyers are the same. That’s why our build team strives to provide you with ample opportunities to customize your design and include the features that matter most to you. From adding extra bedrooms to aesthetic features, or even a guest house for when the family visits, we strive to meet your needs, every step of the way.

Below are just a few of the many ways you can customize your home:

  • Choice of building materials, as well as color and style of cabinets, doors, floor/bath tiles, and more.
  • Choice of pool shape and size of a complimentary sun-bed area
  • Infinity, saltwater, or mirror pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Jacuzzi
  • Swim-up bar
  • Living wall
  • Additional lot size
  • Outdoor palapa
  • Outdoor kitchen, and more!

When it comes to designing your dream life in paradise, your home should be the ultimate source of comfort and enjoyment. Learn more about creating your custom villa with Casa Linda by contacting our team today!

Discover Villa Harmony at Casa Linda

Discover Villa Harmony at Casa Linda

Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Casa Linda? If you’re tired of dreaming about island living and want to make a permanent move that allows you to enjoy yourself to the fullest each day, the Dominican Republic is waiting to welcome you with open arms.

Known as the crown jewel of the Caribbean, the Dominican has over 300 days of sun each year, averages temperatures of 28°C/82°F and offers endless ways to explore and enjoy your new island home. Learn more about life in the Dominican, including Casa Linda’s available homes, below!

Your Perfect Paradise

When it comes to choosing the perfect location to retire abroad, there’s no shortage of options to consider. While popular locations like Mexico and Belize have their share of benefits to offer, the Dominican manages to offer unbeatable combinations of perks that make it a natural choice for savvy investors across the globe. In addition to jaw-dropping beauty, the DR is home to a stable government and economy, low cost of living, advanced infrastructure, and looks favourably on outside buyers. This means that, along with seeing your dollar go further, you’ll have far fewer headaches when it comes to buying a home, as well as pursuing residency down the line.

Budget-friendly buyers will be pleased to know that housing is available at multiple price points, and with trusted developers like Casa Linda focused on creating stunning villas that enhance your experience, you can invest with confidence.

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Peace of Mind for Today and Tomorrow

Alongside affordable housing and cost of living, healthcare is one of the top priorities for expatriates looking to move abroad. For those concerned with healthcare, you’ll be relieved to learn that the Dominican Republic is home to a world-class healthcare system that provides exceptional medical services in top-tier facilities. With highly trained professionals that offer care in English as well as Spanish, ensuring you have the help you need is never a point of concern

Residencial Casa Linda: Island Living At Its Finest

Casa Linda is located on the northern end of the island, right by the popular beach community of Cabarete. Our exclusive development features plenty of luxurious perks like 24-7 security, a VIP beach club and private restaurants, and offers homeowners the choice of ten different villa layouts to choose from, with homes starting as low as $185,00 USD. Take a look at one of our standout models, Villa Harmony:

Villa Harmony is a spacious 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath bungalow that is perfect for couples that like to entertain within their home. Each of the large bedrooms features its own ensuite, with the master opening to an outside terrace, and the fully kitted chef kitchen makes whipping up delicious meals a breeze. Starting at $366,700 US, Villa Harmony has endless ways to customize to make the perfect fit.

Ready To Say Hello To Island Living?

Contact us today and let’s get started on the design and construction of your tropical dream home!