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!

Healthcare

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!

Fun Facts About Life in the Dominican Republic

Fun Facts About Life in the Dominican Republic

If you’re in the process of getting ready to move abroad, you’re liking feeling a unique mix of excitement and exhilaration. Embracing expatriate life is a big decision, and settling down in paradise is cause for celebration all around. For nearly 30 years, Casa Linda has welcomed adventurers to the Dominican’s sunny shores and helped them find their perfect house in their island home. From custom villas designed to meet your every need to a safe and exclusive community that makes it easy to find your next adventure, life with Casa Linda is simple. Below, we’ve covered 10 fun facts about the Dominican Republic. Read on and learn what life is like on this beautiful island paradise.

1. Meet the Crown Jewel of the Caribbean

The Dominican Republic is frequently referred to as the “Crown Jewel of the Caribbean” and for good reason. Beyond the endless miles of natural beauty, the Dominican also boasts the strongest economy and infrastructure in Latin America and is the most visited nation in the Caribbean. Each year, the island welcomes approximately 5 million guests to its shores!

2. Beach Lover’s Paradise

If you can’t wait to spend your retirement soaking up the sun and getting sand beneath your toes, you’re in luck! The DR is home to over 200 beaches, and 800 miles of coastline just waiting to be explored.

3. Unbeatable Weather

Snowy days and cold weather be gone! The DR gets over 300 days of sun each year, and the northern end of the island, where Casa Linda is located, is sheltered during hurricane season giving you extra peace of mind.

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4. Easily Accessible

Due to the Dominican’s vast popularity among tourists and expats alike, the island has multiple airports and receives direct flights from over 26 countries, 64 cities, and 90 different airports across North America and Europe. This is particularly advantageous for those looking to relocate permanently, as it makes visiting friends and family back home a breeze!

5. Currency and Language

The official currency of the DR is Pesos, but US dollars are used frequently as well. Similarly, the official language of the Dominican is Spanish, but due to the island having a large expat community, English is increasingly common as well.

6. State of the Art Healthcare

A lesser-known fact about the DR is that it is home to an exceptional healthcare system that is both highly affordable and reliable. The island has several world-class hospitals and medical facilities, as well as highly skilled medical professionals that offer treatment in both English and Spanish.

7. Island Time is Real

If you’re used to punctuality, you may have to adjust your expectations if you plan on staying in the DR for the long term. Dominicans are notoriously easygoing and work on their own time schedule…which is notoriously late. This laid-back nature is simply all part of the life tranquilo!

8. Delicious Exports

Are you a fan of coffee, chocolate, cigars, or rum? You’re in luck! These are some of the Dominican’s biggest exports, meaning they’re readily available to you on the island.

9. Friendliness

Dominicans are known to be incredibly kind and welcoming, making it easy for outside visitors to settle in and feel at home.

10. Thriving Expat Community

If you’re worried about feeling out of place when first landing in the Dominican, you have no need to be concerned. With plenty of fellow expatriates on the island, you’ll have no problem finding new friends to relate to and build a new community with.

Ready To Start Your New Life?

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Planning for Life Abroad: Cost of Living in the Dominican Republic

Planning for Life Abroad: Cost of Living in the Dominican Republic

If you’re getting ready to take the leap and embrace expatriate life full time, you’ve no doubt figured out that there are quite a few details you’ll need to stay on top of to ensure a successful transition to living in your dream location. Whether you’re a recent retiree or simply in need of a change of scenery living abroad is an incredible experience that enriches the soul and brings so much more to your day-to-day. As one of the most visited places in the world, each year, the Dominican Republic welcomes expats from all corners of the globe and all walks of life to its sunny shores. As a longtime builder (nearly 30 years!) on the island, Casa Linda is thrilled to welcome newcomers to our tropical paradise and to introduce them to the joy of luxurious villa living.

As couples from around the world get ready to join us in their new dream home, one of the most frequent questions we get revolves around planning for their new day-to-day and knowing how much to budget for living expenses. The Caribbean attracts new residents based on its low cost of living and high quality of life, but it’s always wise to have a decent idea of what to expect when you settle in. To help you stay in the know, below, we’ve compiled some quick info on three of the most important areas of expenses. Read on to learn more!

Financial Foundations

First and foremost, the way the cost of living will affect you largely comes down to the nature of your individual finances both at present and in the future. Before you make the decision to move to the Dominican (or anywhere) full time, you need to have an in-depth look at your resources, ideally with a financial advisor that can help you plan for the long term.

While many will be hesitant to do so for fear of being limited, the lower cost of living in the Dominican generally means you can often do more than you’d expect, it just takes a little planning in advance to set yourself up for success.  With a little guidance, you can easily ensure that you’re prepared to settle in and enjoy the tropical lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.

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Key Expense: Housing

Of course, if you’re planning on relocating permanently, or even just having a snowbird destination, for the time being, finding a home to settle into is one of your top priorities. The Dominican has a relatively low cost of housing, and you may be surprised to find that you can often afford a far nicer residence than you can in your current location. Casa Linda is proud to offer breathtaking villas starting at prices as low as $184,700 USD. Nestled on the northern end of the island, our gated community features ten incredible floor plans to choose from, along with multiple amenities like 24/7 security, private restaurants, a VIP beach club and more. Casa Linda makes it easy to live the life you want at an affordable price point, with plenty of opportunities to customize to your exact needs.

Healthcare

Alongside housing, another key focus point to consider when moving is healthcare. For those worried about the quality of care, you can rest easy knowing that the Dominican offers exceptional care on all levels in state-of-the-art facilities alongside highly qualified professionals that are all readily available. One of the biggest surprises for our North America expats is that monthly health insurance can cost as little as $100 USD a month, and the wait time for medical procedures are often far shorter 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!

Daily Expenses

After housing and healthcare, you’ll want to have an idea of what your daily essentials (groceries, etc) will cost. Fortunately, the cost for daily necessities is much lower in the DR, and you can expect every dollar to go further with each purchase. With ample fresh vegetation and resources available all year round, the cost of groceries is usually lower than most are accustomed to, and the stable infrastructure means you’ll have access to high-speed internet, cable, dependable electricity and all of the standards you’re used to back home.

Ready To Learn More?

Tired of dreaming of island living? 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!

Moving to the Dominican? Quick Tips & What to Expect

Moving to the Dominican? Quick Tips & What to Expect

Are you ready to take the leap and land in paradise? As one of the most popular destinations for expats from all over the world, the Dominican Republic is a diverse nation full of beauty, tranquillity, and plenty of new and exciting areas to explore. Expat life gives you the perfect opportunity to settle into a new location and start a fresh chapter full of adventure, and there’s no better place to start anew than the sunny shores of the DR.

For nearly 30 years, Casa Linda has welcomed newcomers to our beautiful slice of paradise and helped them design the perfect home to call their own. From custom villas designed to meet your every need to a bustling community that makes it easy to fit right in, life with Casa Linda is simple, fun, and perfect for everyone.

If you’re feeling nervous about your upcoming move to the Dominican, below we’ve included a quick snapshot of what to expect to help ease your transition. Read on to learn more!

Life in the Slow(ish) Lane

If you’re tired of running the rat race and feeling stressed out by the “go, go, go” mentality of the western world, you’ll find the Dominican way of living refreshing. While it can be tricky to adapt to at first, especially if you’re an eager go-getter, you’ll soon learn that life in the DR runs at a much more leisurely pace with less focus on reaching the finish line and more emphasis on enjoying each moment. Everything from your appointments to bus schedules, conversations and even dinner parties move slower compared to what you might be used to.

Though this might take some adjusting, many expats find they grow to enjoy the freedom afforded by having a less frantic pace on a day-to-day basis. Pull up a chair and soak in the sun, play some backgammon, and remember, it’s all about living the life “tranquilo” ‘round these parts! With plenty of daily activities like Spanish lessons, surfing, cooking, cigar and rum factory tours and endless local history to learn, you’ll have no problem filling the long sunny days.

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Your Health and Wellness Are Never A Concern

If you’re worried about your health, or more specifically the care you’ll receive upon moving, you can rest assured that your wellbeing is in excellent hands in the Dominican. In fact, while it often comes as a surprise to prospective expats, the DR is home to a state of the art healthcare system that features high-end facilities, exceptional medical care experts, and readily available access to the treatment you need when it matters, often for less than you might pay at home!

Visa Requirements

Prior to obtaining residency in the DR, it’s crucial to note that visitors are only allowed to stay up to 60 days (which may be extended to 120 days) per visit. Should you plan on residing in the country full time, you’ll need to look into gaining resident status in the future.

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Not As Foreign As You Might Think

Finally, one of the biggest surprises few expats expect when they arrive in the DR is how familiar they feel with the island early on. This is because the Dominican features stable infrastructure that supports high-speed internet, cable, and telephone systems, as well as many popular western brands are carried in stores. In fact, many of our expats are pleased to report that the Dominican feels just like home, just warmer and sunnier all year round!

What Are You Waiting For?

Need more information on purchasing a home in the Dominican Republic? Casa Linda is here to help. Contact us today to learn more.