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FAQ About Life in the Dominican Republic

FAQ About Life in the Dominican Republic

Are you tired of shovelling snow every winter? Have you been considering moving somewhere warm and tropical? If so, then now is the time to consider a new life in the Dominican Republic with Casa Linda! The Dominican Republic is an island paradise well known for being welcoming and friendly to foreigners. However, before packing your bags to move to the DR, Casa Linda is sure you have a few questions about life on the island. Below we will answer some commonly asked questions about the Dominican Republic. Keep reading to learn more!

What’s the Weather Like?

Typical weather in the Dominican Republic is tropical all year-round, with slight seasonal variations. The cooler season runs from November to April and tends to be relatively low humidity and precipitation. During the cool season, the temperature averages around 23ºC (76ºF). Meanwhile, the warmer season is from May to October and has an average temperature of 31ºC (87ºF).

Many islands in the tropics have to deal with hurricanes. However, fortunately, Casa Linda communities are located on the northern tip of the Dominican Republic, which is sheltered from hurricanes. So when you live with Casa Linda in the DR, you’ll only have to worry about making sure you have enough sunscreen on!

How’s the Work/ Life Balance?

Local Dominicans value a balance between work and relaxation. After a long day at work, many locals will enjoy a pleasant and relaxing afternoon on the beach. Many shops, especially those in tourist-heavy zones, will close at noon for lunch and reopen in the late afternoon. Most shops and restaurants are closed on Sundays. Sundays are the perfect day to soak up in the sun on the beach or spend time with family and friends. Bars and convenience stores are typically open until midnight during the week. On Fridays and Saturdays, they remain open until 2 am.

For most expatriates, living in the Dominican Republic is about slowing down and enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle. Casa Linda’s gated communities encourage you to take advantage of island living and focus on what matters most to you. Our communities offer residents the opportunity to make new connections, practice a new or old hobby, and enjoy the stunning local beaches.

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How Long Can I Stay Without Permanent Residency?

If you do not have a residency permit, you can stay in the Dominican Republic for up to 30-days per visit. However, if you’d like to extend your stay, you may do so for up to 120-days. Extending your trip is simple; you need to apply online and pay a small fee. 

What’s the Residency Process Like?

To apply for permanent residency in the Dominican Republic, you’ll have to begin the process in your home country and then complete it in the DR. There are a few essential documents you’ll need to complete your application. Paperwork like your proof of income, health, criminal record check, and birth certificate, to name a few. Casa Linda is happy to provide prospective residents with a referral to a local law firm specializing in residency.  

Your Villa in Paradise

At Casa Linda, you can have the luxury island villa of your dreams for an affordable price. We have a range of floorplans available for you to choose from. We are sure you’ll love your new island home with a team of in-house architects to customize it as you see fit! Live your best life at Casa Linda today! Contact us to learn more about living in the Dominican Republic. 

Quality Cabarete Living with Casa Linda

Quality Cabarete Living with Casa Linda

Live your best life in 2022 with Casa Linda Quality Communities!

Are you ready to switch things up and finally chase the dream you’ve always wanted to bring into reality? If you’ve been dreaming of moving to a tropical paradise, it’s time to let your vision enter into the real world and take your first steps towards saying “hello!” to island living. As one of the most trusted builders in the Dominican Republican, there’s nothing Casa Linda Quality Communities loves more than welcoming newcomers to our private paradise. Located just outside of Cabarete, on the north end of the island, our gated community offers you affordable living starting from just $207,300 USD as well as 24/7 onsite security and plenty of other perks to enjoy. If you’re looking to settle down in Cabarete, below are just a few of the fun things you can expect to enjoy!

Beauty Everywhere

Did you know that over 25% of the Dominican Republic’s shorelines and natural areas are designated and protected as natural parks? This tropical island is full of endless beauty, from lush green forests and mountains to ascend, and (of course) numerous world-class beaches that are well known for their surfing draw. If you’re looking to get away from grey and dull winters and bring some colour back into your life, there’s no better place to drink in the sun (which you’ll get over 300 days of each year) than the Dominican Republic. Our community includes exclusive access to private beaches as well, giving you the benefit of comfort and privacy as you unwind.

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Warm Days Here We Come!

As we mentioned above, the DR gets over 300 days of sun each year, and average temperatures typically come in at 24°C/72°F daily, meaning that snowbirds will love adapting to the warmth of this tropical haven. Say goodbye to shoveling and icy roads and pack your sunscreen, your one-way ticket to paradise is sure to keep you feeling nice and toasty all year round!

Culinary Delights!

Calling the foodies! Whether you love to cook or simply enjoy good meals, the Dominican Republic is one of the best places in the entire Caribbean to enjoy exceptional cuisine at highly affordable price points thanks to the abundance of fresh products, etc. The DR is known around the world for its quality coffee, rum, and cigars, so if you have a taste for the finer things in life, you’re sure to love what you’ll find here!

Choose Your Own Adventure

One of the best parts of moving somewhere new is that every day can be a new kind of adventure. The Dominican is truly a welcoming and open place for everyone to enjoy, no matter their activity or experience level. From hiking to sunbathing, fishing, and everything in between, you’ll have no trouble finding ways to pass the time and enjoy life a little more, every single day!

Settle Down in Paradise with Casa Linda

For over 20 years, Casa Linda Quality Communities has been a go-to source for expatriates from all over the world looking to move to the Dominican Republic. With custom villas available for as low as $207,300 USD, there’s never been a better time to join us on the island. Learn more about our homes, as well as life in paradise, by contacting our team today!