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.
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.
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.
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