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Moving to the Dominican Republic from Colombia? You Need to Know This!

May 29, 2024 | Dominican Republic Retirement, Expat Life, News, Relocating to the Dominican Republic

Are you considering moving to the Dominican Republic from Colombia? Let’s take a closer look at the similarities and differences between our two beautiful countries and why relocating to the Dominican is the right choice for you!

Over the last 40 years, Casa Linda has developed a thriving community of expats from all over the world, including Colombian-Americans! Continue reading to learn more about the similarities and differences between our two cultures.

Similar Cuisine with Unique Differences

Despite being separated by the Caribbean Sea, Colombia and the Dominican Republic share many similarities as they are both Latin cultures. However, there are tiny cultural differences a native Colombian will notice, like the food!

Our common ingredients are the same:

  • Meat or seafood
  • Grains like rice or wheat
  • Vegetables and legumes
  • Starchy vegetables like plantains, potatoes and yuca
  • Fresh tropical fruits

Don’t be surprised if you eat a dish you’re familiar with from Colombia that tastes totally different in the Dominican Republic, despite the similar ingredients.

Accessible Travel in the Dominican

One major highlight for Colombians moving to the DR is the size of the countries: Colombia is 23 times larger than the Dominican Republic!

Flying in and out of the Dominican is incredibly easy, as we have eight international airports around the island. The DR is the perfect location for globetrotters who want their home base in a tropical country.

Colombians are used to lengthy commutes to visit another side of the country. It’s often easier to book a flight than to drive for 12+ hours through underdeveloped mountain roads!

The beauty of the Dominican Republic is how close everything is; you don’t have to go far to find a beautiful site worth exploring. For example, driving inland from Casa Linda to the Cordillera Septentrional mountain range takes roughly 4 hours round trip.

If you’re looking for a home near the ocean, Casa Linda’s sister company, DR Connections, offers beautiful seaside condos.

Less Populated but Still Lively

Colombia has more than 50 million people, whereas the Dominican Republic has a population of 11 million; life certainly feels slower on the island! If you’re searching for a break from the hustle and bustle of Colombia’s main cities, the tranquilo lifestyle of the Dominican is just what you need.

If you are a leisure seeker looking for a relaxing, non-crowded community to settle down in, Casa Linda is the choice for you. Casa Linda’s gated community is located on the northern coast between the lovely towns of Sosúa and Cabarete.

The north is less touristy and densely populated than the south compared to the major cities of Puerto Plata or Santo Domingo.

Similar In The Ways That Matter

At the end of the day, Colombia and the Dominican Republic share many similarities. Our cultures share the same friendliness and love of community, food and fun. Life in the Dominican will be less crowded and more relaxed than the busy Colombian lifestyle. Experience the differences for yourself at Casa Linda!

Contact Casa Linda today to learn more about moving to the Dominican Republic from Colombia.

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