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Sun, Sand, and Adventure: Best Things To Do in the Dominican Republic

Sun, Sand, and Adventure: Best Things To Do in the Dominican Republic

There is much to see, do and experience in the Dominican Republic! Whether you are keen to try kitesurfing or learn how to dance the merengue, there is a never-ending list of fun activities and experiences waiting for you in the Dominican.

Casa Linda’s might have all the amenities you need and more, but there is so much more to the Dominican Republic outside of our gated community!

Diving in Sosúa Bay

Experience the crystal clear waters, thriving coral reefs and abundant marine life in Bahía de Sosúa (Sosúa Bay). Located only a thirty-minute drive from the Casa Linda community, Sosúa Bay is well-known to be one of the best diving spots in the Dominican.

The healthy coral reefs lining Sosúa beach are thriving and teeming with schools of tropical fish. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a sea turtle! If diving isn’t your thing, don’t worry. The beach is exquisite, and one of the best places to watch the sunset on the north coast!

Sunbathe at Playa Alicia

One of the Dominican Republic’s best beaches is less than 15 minutes away from Casa Linda. Playa Alicia is far less crowded than Sosúa Beach, as it’s further away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. If crowds aren’t your thing, Playa Alicia is the best beach for you.

If you’re looking for things to do in the Dominican Republic, you will never go wrong with visiting one of the 200+ beaches hidden around the Dominican. Playa Alicia is a natural paradise with golden sand, palm trees, distant mountain views, and calm waters where you can swim leisurely.

Surfing at Playa Encuentro

Hands down, the best surfing found on the island is at Playa Encuentro, which is only a 15-minute drive east of Casa Linda! If you have ever been interested in learning how to surf and shred the waves, Playa Encuentro is the perfect place to learn.

Just outside of Cabarete, this is the surfing spot for locals and tourists alike. The reef has five different breaks, making it the ideal location for beginners, intermediates and expert surfers. Whether you’re learning to surf or have years of experience, Playa Encuentro will serve you the waves of your dreams!

Hiking in Cordillera Septentrional

Have you ever experienced the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest? Unless you’ve travelled through South America, you likely have never seen a rainforest. Well, that’s all about to change in the Dominican Republic; the DR is home to the most northern rainforest in the world!

Hiking the Cordillera Septentrional mountain range will introduce you to sights we guarantee you’ve never seen. We recommend leaving your villa early in the morning, as it’s a two-hour drive inland from Casa Linda to the Cordillera Septentrional mountain range. This mountain range is unlike any you’re familiar with in North America.

Ask Casa Linda’s dedicated Community Events Coordinator to recommend the best hiking trails!

Live Luxuriously in the Dominican Republic

You can live life to the fullest at Casa Linda without worrying about natural disasters or hurricanes; there are no recorded hurricanes in the Sosúa and Cabarete areas. Located on the north end of the Dominican Republic, Casa Linda is the perfect location for expats looking to retire in style on a tropical island. There is no shortage of things to do in the Dominican Republic; we promise you will never be bored!

Interested in learning more about retiring in the Dominican Republic? Contact Casa Linda today. We cannot wait to connect with you!

Winter Things to Do in The Dominican Republic

Winter Things to Do in The Dominican Republic

While there is not much difference in temperature between summer and winter here, there are a multitude of different things to do in the Dominican Republic during the winter months. The Casa Linda community is big on Christmas, and we make sure that the holiday is celebrated beyond your wildest dreams here! Below, we explain a list of things you can expect to do at Casa Linda. Keep reading and learn about things to do in the Dominican Republic this Christmas!

Sports Activities

For our active owners, we offer a range of fun things to do either on your own or with a friend. This list includes:

  • Kite surfing
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Yoga Sessions
  • Dance Lessons
  • Zumba
  • Baseball

If none of these fit just right for you, we have many chill activities for you to do or classes to participate in. Perhaps you’re a retired teacher looking for a way to teach again. We have something for that! Volunteer opportunities include teaching English to locals.

Easygoing Activities

If you’re interested in more low-key events and activities, try your hand at our easygoing selection. You don’t have to exert a lot of effort to have fun in the Dominican Republic. Some of our owners’ favourite activities include:

  • Dining at a luxury restaurant
  • Attending a live show at any of the participating local bars
  • Singing karaoke at any of the participating local bars
  • Dining with the hits of the 70s and 80s at Castaways
  • Volunteer to teach English to locals
  • Hit the spa
  • Attend the cinema
  • Go to a live concert

There’s truly something for everyone here. No matter your desired level of activity or participation, there will always be things to do in the Dominican Republic. Ask us about other options!

Christmas-Themed Activities

We love Christmas at Casa Linda, and we hope you do too! If you are ready to celebrate Christmas on the beach, we’ve got plenty of events and activities for you to join in on. And while we aren’t big on gifts, we do a whole lot of socializing. Our goal for the festive season is to have a wonderful time together, have some drinks, and share some laughs.

We host a beautiful Christmas dinner for all of our owners, completely free of charge. If you spend your time with us for the holidays, one of the things to do in the Dominican Republic is to join our caroling party when it comes to your door until you reach a lovely dinner at the last house!

We provide many activities for our owners to have fun with in Casa Linda. For a hot, sandy Christmas, come to Casa Linda!

Celebrate Christmas in the Heat of Paradise

Casa Linda can help you get started on your own little slice of heaven with a customizable luxury villa in the beautiful Dominican Republic. Our gated community is perfect for living the expat life, working abroad, or retiring in style! Contact our team today for a friendly chat on your future at Casa Linda.

Popular Winter Activities in Cabarete: Dominican Republic Life

Popular Winter Activities in Cabarete: Dominican Republic Life

While the rest of the world bundles up, Casa Linda villa owners can bask in the sun on the nearby spectacular beaches, swim in the crystal-clear Caribbean waters, and indulge in outdoor activities. During the Christmas season, there is more than just snorkelling, hiking, and exploring vibrant city streets. Below, we talk about some of the fun things you can do in the winter while you live your best Dominican Republic life. Continue reading!

Winter in the Dominican Republic

Besides being able to walk around the Dominican Republic in your sandals at Christmastime, there’s always plenty of activities going on around Casa Linda! The festive season during winter brings a lively atmosphere with street festivals, vibrant Christmas celebrations, and flavorful cuisine in every city. Some of the events and activities that become more popular around the wintertime are:

  • Kite surfing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Live Shows
  • Spa Days
  • Christmas Caroling

To plan your winter in the Dominican Republic, let’s take a look more closely at each of these things.

Kite Surfing

There’s no better place to enjoy the thrilling activity of kite surfing than the Dominican Republic. The hot sun and alluring scenery will make your kite surfing all the more enjoyable! Bring a friend or loved one and take an afternoon to learn the art of kite surfing in great weather. There are so many beaches close by for you to learn at, and locals waiting to teach you.


This emerging sport is following our owners from home and are being incorporated into Dominican Republic life. For a more calm afternoon, take a paddleboard out onto the water. Nervous about waves or an audience while you learn? That’s what your backyard pool is for! Your very own Casa Linda pool is the perfect spot to practice your balance.

Live Shows

If you’re looking to stay out of water, walk into many local bars or restaurants in the evening to experience Dominican Republic life. Often, especially near holidays, you’ll come across exuberant live shows or live music. We love to connect in these social ways! Make sure to say hi to someone when you are visiting towns near your Casa Linda villa.

Spa Days

Indulging in a spa experience in the Dominican Republic is a true oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. We are all about enjoying life on the island, and that includes through massages. With expert therapists, a serene ambiance, and a blend of traditional and modern therapies, a spa visit is a delightful escape where you can pamper your senses and sink into the life tranquilo in the Dominican Republic.

Christmas Caroling

Part of the Dominican Republic life includes deep investment into Christmas! We love celebrating around here by making connections with our community. Leave the presents at home, because all you have to bring here is yourself and a good attitude. Your carolling starts when we come carolling to your door. Join in and come to the next home with us—there’s food waiting for us at the end! Plus, in the warm island weather, no coat or boots are required.

Turn Winter into Fun in the DR!

Casa Linda awaits you to join our friendly gated community from the comfort of your luxury villa. Live the Dominican Republic life in your own private pool this winter. Contact Casa Linda today to get started!