Are you thinking of moving to the Dominican Republic? We are here to support your choice!
The Dominican Republic is known for its beautiful beaches and luxury resorts, a higher quality of life, relaxed lifestyle, and the many water sports you get to do, especially on the North Coast.
The Dominican Republic already attracts many backpackers and travelers from all over the world. Tourism is mainly centered in Puerto Plata, Cabarete, and Punta Cana, Santo Domingo is also a common destination, mainly because the largest international airport is located here.
Why do people choose to live in the Dominican Republic?
People who decide to visit our Caribbean island come here to explore its natural beauty, coral reefs, stunning beaches, tropical rainforests, waterfalls, and valleys.
If you are considering moving here, you probably know what the Dominican Republic is about, you might already know that renting a property for a couple of weeks or a month is convenient and affordable.
Just so you know, even the process of buying a vacation home here in DR is very common thanks to the many investment opportunities.
If you are considering moving to the North Coast, we at Cabarete Properties are experts when it comes to buying or renting in our beautiful Caribbean town Cabarete is our core area – we live here, and we know the pros of moving to the Watersports capital of the world.
If you need help in finding a property make sure you connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the button below to start chatting with one of our agents on WhatsApp. We’d love to answer all kinds of questions you may have about Cabarete, the Dominican Republic, and Real Estate on the North Coast.
Before you pack up all your belongings and relocate to your new home we would like you to keep in mind the following useful information that will help you get ready for this life-changing experience you are about to make.
Some topics might be: How to get my visa? How to buy a property? What are DR local taxes? How is the healthcare system? How do I open a bank account? What’s the weather like all year round?
About Cabarete and the North Coast of the DR
Are you considering moving or relocating to the Dominican Republic as a second home or as an opportunity to work remotely? Then think about choosing Cabarete as your new home!
Known for amazing temperature and perfect wind and weather conditions (28 degrees Celsius on average), Cabarete is the place to be. Located in the Puerto Plata province, just 11 miles (18km) away from the Puerto Plata international airport, Cabarete offers a vibrant lifestyle, a friendly community of both locals and ex-pats, and a little piece of paradise for all of you (and us) looking to escape the wintertime and the usual routine.
With ocean views, log beaches, a dynamic lifestyle, and many activities, there is no doubt you can call Cabarete HOME.
Here’s a little guide with useful information for your upcoming trip to the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.
Moving to Cabarete, North Coast of the DR in 2022.
The weather in Cabarete and the North Coast of DR is hot, especially during summer (May-August), windy (the reason why Cabarete is one of the world’s top destinations for kitesurfing, wing foiling, and windsurfing), and partly cloudy. The temperature typically varies from 69°F to 89°F and is rarely below 66°F or above 91°F.
The best time of the year to visit Cabarete for hot-weather activities is from late November to late April. From May up until November, occurs heavier rainfalls. Welcome to rain season.
For all of you that are water sports lovers, here’s the best weather forecast website to keep checking for live wind conditions
About the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is the second-largest country in the Caribbean (Cuba is the biggest), on the Hispaniola island. The island is shared with Haiti and is in between Puerto Rico and Cuba.
Capital: Santo Domingo.
Population: approx. 11 million people.
Currency: Peso (DOP)
Getting a Visa
If you are interested in moving to the Dominican Republic, you will need a business visa or a residence permit, depending on the country you are from. I you come here to stay a few months, you’ll simply have to pay a fee at the airport before you leave.
For more information regarding the VISA and the permit visit the official website:
Housing Cost in the Dominican Republic
Housing in the Dominican Republic is affordable compared with cities in the US.
Housing costs increase the closer you get to tourist areas. All those interested in buying a property in the country can take advantage of the low cost and tax benefits.
An average property in the Cabarete Area starts at approximately $100,000 and above.
If you have a little more money to invest, you may want to consider building a new construction home, which on average can start at $700-$1200 SQM, land excluded.
The Cost of Living
The cost of living in Cabarete depends if you live in the most tourist areas, where you’ll spend more on food and housing.
Opening a bank account
When opening a bank account, you must provide a copy of your passport, a letter of recommendation from the home bank, and details of existing bank accounts with sources of income.
Usually, a foreigner can open accounts in USD, EUR, and DOP. In Cabarete, most businesses such as bars and restaurants, shops, and gyms only accept cash.
For real estate transactions, you’ll need a USD account.
A Dominican peso account gives you the advantage of having a debit card and a checkbook.
It is essential to have one while living here! There are several providers, such as Humano or Mapfre, although many people will purchase through the banks.
Private health insurance is essential to avoid excessive gaps in coverage costs in the healthcare system, such as hospitals, E.R., and other clinics.
Good to know
You don’t need to speak Spanish. Many people speak English in the DR, though it is a good idea to learn the local language to make the transition easier.
Friendly locals are typically happy to help immigrants who relocated here, Cabarete has a vibrant community that has the power to make you feel welcomed right away!
If you need more information on how to move to the Dominican Republic or are interested in relocating or purchasing an investment property in the Dominican Republic, we are happy to help. Our experienced agents can work with you remotely to find housing or investment property to purchase.