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!

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.

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!

Retire in the DR with Casa Linda

Retire in the DR with Casa Linda

Are you just around the corner from retirement and eagerly planning the next steps towards celebrating your newfound freedom? Entering retirement is an incredibly exciting time in your life that leads to plenty of opportunities to make the most of your free time. If you’ve been dreaming of escaping to an island paradise and leaving winter behind for good, the Dominican Republic is the perfect locale to call home. Known as the “Jewel of the Caribbean” and renowned for its stunning beaches, crystal blue oceans and a diverse local culture that’s friendly and welcoming, it’s no surprise that the DR is a favourite amongst retirees and ex-pats from all over the world. As one of the most trusted and respected builders on the island, Casa Linda is happy to welcome homeowners to our beautiful “backyard” and help them settle into life in the Dominican Republic. Learn more about retiring in the DR, as well as Casa Linda’s villas, below!

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Safe, Peaceful, Gorgeous

Whether you’re relocating within the same city or a new country, safety is (of course), one of the biggest concerns to address. When moving abroad, it can be particularly daunting to decide which countries are safe and comfortable enough to reside in for the long term. The Dominican Republic is one of the safest locations in the Caribbean, and with the same general precautions you would take anywhere else (avoiding walking around late at night with valuables, locking things away when not home, staying alert in new areas, etc), you’ll likely be just fine on the island. In addition, Casa Linda’s gated community offers 24/7 security for residents, meaning you’ll always have peace of mind here in the DR, as well as if you need to return home to your previous country of residence for a period of time. As local homeowners as well as builders on the island, we know how important it is to feel safe and welcome and strive to create a community that covers both of these aspects in full. With many fellow retirees as your neighbours, you’ll have the added comfort of building healthy friendships and relationships with individuals sharing similar experiences.

Your Health Comes First

Second to personal safety, finding reputable and consistent healthcare is one of the most important priorities for any expats, especially for retirees and other individuals looking to relocate who may have existing medical conditions. Unlike many tropical destinations across the globe, the Dominican offers a stable foundation with all modern conveniences and services, including a world-class healthcare system featuring highly trained professionals that offer services in English. With state of the art facilities readily on hand and almost no wait times, you can rest assured that your healthcare needs will be met with the same expertise as back home, often at a much cheaper cost!

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Unbeatable Weather

It’s no surprise that one of the biggest appeals when it comes to moving to the island is the ability to leave winter weather behind. If you’re tired of shovelling endless amounts of snows, we’re more than happy to welcome you to our corner of paradise! The DR is the perfect spot for anyone who enjoys golf, tennis, snorkelling, and, of course, endless sunny days; we have over 200 every year!

Choose A Casa Linda Villa For Your Next Home

With floor plans available from 2-bedroom bungalows to large homes up to 5-bedrooms, there’s a custom villa available in Casa Linda that’s perfect for everyone. Each custom-built villa has a private swimming pool, landscape services, and plenty of options for customization. Relax in a professional community designed with your comfort in mind, and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the island, one day at a time, all with the help of our talented staff.

Ready To Learn More?

Casa Linda is one of the most in-demand gated communities in the Dominican. Find out why we’re the perfect fit for you 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

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.


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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