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Full time home, vacation get-away, or your home away-from-home — the Dominican Republic can be whatever you want it to be. Make it your island!

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Why own real estate in the Dominican Republic?

More and more Americans and Canadians are choosing to buy homes in the Dominican Republic. There are lots of great reasons why; here are a few:


The tropical climate & sunny weather

When you own a home in the DR, you can escape miserable winters and enjoy endless summer. Instead of shovelling snow you’re wearing flip flops and barbecuing on the patio — even in January!

The DR is a tropical island. The weather is beautiful all year round. The average temperature during the day hovers around 77°F (25°C). And 300+ days of sunshine a year is hard to beat.

There's a home for every budget

In the Dominican Republic, the selection of homes ranges from 1 bedroom condos to luxurious estate villas. Prices start at US$69,000.

A typical 2 bedroom villa is around $150K-$250K.

The lifestyle

Relax Caribbean island style. Enjoy an active, outdoor life. Immerse yourself in a new culture and history.

The Dominican Republic is a big island. 

Whatever lifestyle you’re looking for, it’s possible here.


Low cost of living

Your hard-earned money goes further here. Enjoy a Caribbean lifestyle—at Latin American prices.

6 key things to know about homes in the Dominican Republic

Fully titled properties

Just like in North America, you have full title to the property you own.

Quality construction

The best home builders build using quality materials and workmanship.

Available financing

Buyers can often finance part of their home purchase, with bank and in-house options.

Affordable ocean views

In the DR, homes near the ocean are still affordable to the average buyer.

No time-sharing

All homes are individually purchased and owned by a single owner.

North American design

Homes are built with modern layouts and design suited to North American tastes.

Buying property in the Dominican Republic

You can do it. And it’s easier than you might think.

Buying a home here is just like in North America

The real estate market in Dominican Republic is similar to the market in the US or Canada. 

Buying property here is streamlined and straightforward—and your investment is secure.

In the DR, real estate works like it does in North America.

Furthermore, because the Dominican Republic is a stable democracy with rule of law. The rules are respected and enforced.

You have full ownership of your property

When foreigners buy real estate in many Caribbean countries, as well as Mexico, they don’t always have full legal ownership of their properties. 

It’s not like that in the Dominican Republic:

  • When you buy a house, you have full legal title to both the building and the land.
  • Similarly, when you buy a condo, you have full legal tile on the individual unit.
  • There are no “bank trusts” or “leases” on properties—you’re the sole registered owner.

Foreigners get lots of incentives to buy property in the DR

The government of the Dominican Republic has laid out a red carpet to welcome foreigners. 

  • Take advantage of various tax incentives
  • Fast-track your residency status
  • Keep your pension
  • And more…

Welcoming You to Paradise

Step foot into the captivating North Coast of the Dominican Republic, a treasure chest overflowing with natural beauty, thrilling adventures, and rich cultural experiences. You’re in for a treat!

Revel in the Splendour of Playa Dorada Golf Course

Our journey kicks off on the emerald fairways of the prestigious Playa Dorada Golf Course. Loved by professionals and hobbyists alike, this premier golfing destination offers a unique blend of challenge and beauty that keeps golf enthusiasts flocking from across the globe. And what’s around the corner? Let’s delve deeper.

Traverse the Intricate Greens of Playa Dorada

Each hole of Playa Dorada, crafted masterfully by the celebrated architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., unravels a new chapter in your golfing adventure. Whether it’s maneuvering around the cleverly positioned bunkers or navigating the water hazards, every swing promises to test your skill. As we wrap up here, brace yourself for a visual treat that’s next on our list!

Immerse Yourself in the Breathtaking Views from Playa Dorada

From here, your eyes are treated to an awe-inspiring panorama. Picture this – emerald greens of the course nestled against the backdrop of the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Trust us; it’s a sight to behold even if you aren’t swinging the clubs. Ready for a change of scenery? We have the perfect spot!

Dive into Excitement at Ocean World Adventure Park

Up next, we venture into the heart of Puerto Plata’s Ocean World Adventure Park. With every step, be prepared to encounter a new marvel – be it an exotic marine creature, a vibrant bird, or an exciting performance. But first, let’s plunge into an experience of a lifetime!

Embrace the Thrill of Swimming with Dolphins

Nothing spells thrill like sharing the water with playful dolphins! Be ready to dive into a world of excitement as these friendly marine creatures swoop around, offering a unique and unforgettable interaction. The fun doesn’t stop here; our next stop is loaded with oodles of laughter.

The Grand Sea Lion Show Awaits

Take a break and enjoy a hearty laugh with the park’s talented sea lions. Watch them perform playful antics, crack jokes, and involve the audience in their tricks. A fun-filled experience that’s guaranteed to bring out the child in you!

Admire the Avian Wonders at Ocean World Adventure Park

Once you’ve had your share of chuckles, prepare to be awestruck by the park’s vibrant bird species. From colorful macaws to mighty eagles, bird enthusiasts will love this feathered extravaganza. Now that we’ve explored the wild, it’s time for some retail therapy!

Uncover the Shopping Delights of the North Coast

Shifting gears, we head into the bustling shopping lanes of the North Coast. Expect a delightful blend of traditional markets and fashionable boutiques. First, we’re off to explore the farmers’ markets.

Indulge in Fresh Finds at Farmer’s Markets

Brimming with fresh fruits, vegetables, and local delights, these markets serve up a slice of Dominican life. Immerse yourself in the hustle-bustle, and don’t forget to sample some tropical delicacies. For the art-lovers among you, our next destination is a paradise!

Discover Artistic Treasures at Local Artisan Shops

Each artisan shop in the North Coast is a treasure trove of handcrafted jewelry, traditional Dominican crafts, and unique artifacts. These pieces, embedded with stories of the island’s rich culture, make perfect keepsakes. Are you a fashion enthusiast? The next stop will delight you!

Refine Your Style at North Coast’s Fashion Boutiques

Whether you’re hunting for the perfect beachwear or a chic outfit for a sunset dinner, the local boutiques have you covered. Browse through a range of stylish pieces and indulge in some retail therapy. Ready to ride the waves next?

Catch the Waves at Encuentro Beach

For the adrenaline junkies, Encuentro Beach offers the perfect playground. With consistent waves and a vibrant surf community, it’s a surfer’s paradise on the North Coast. Looking to learn? Let’s catch a wave!

Conquer the Waves with Surf Lessons

With a host of surf schools lining the shores, you’re in the perfect place to pick up this thrilling sport. Guided by experienced instructors, you’ll be riding the waves before you know it. Up next, a peek into the community spirit that defines Encuentro Beach.

Soak Up the Surfing Culture

Beyond the breakers, it’s the camaraderie and lively atmosphere that make Encuentro Beach so special. Regular surf competitions and events foster a close-knit community of surf enthusiasts. Ready to delve into the other necessities of life on the North Coast?

Understanding Healthcare on the North Coast

In terms of healthcare, the North Coast stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the world. Whether it’s routine check-ups, specialized care, or emergency services, you’re always in good hands. But that’s not all the North Coast offers! Shall we continue?

Navigating Routine Check-ups on the North Coast

Regular healthcare needs are easily met with a multitude of clinics and hospitals available throughout the region. Whether it’s an annual physical, dental check-up, or a quick eye examination, you’ll find top-notch facilities ready to serve you. But what about more complex medical needs?

Availing Specialized Care on the North Coast

Rest assured that even specialized medical services are within reach. From state-of-the-art diagnostic centers to skilled specialists, the North Coast is well-equipped to handle an array of healthcare needs. This level of care extends to the field of education as well, as our next stop shows.

Exploring the International School of Sosua

Offering top-tier education to students of all nationalities, the International School of Sosua stands as a beacon of academic excellence. Here, children enjoy a well-rounded curriculum in an environment designed to foster growth. Let’s delve deeper into their academic system.

Embracing Academics at the International School of Sosua

The school follows a comprehensive curriculum that nurtures creativity, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking in students. With small classes and dedicated teachers, your children will have every opportunity to thrive. The learning doesn’t stop in the classroom, though!

Beyond the Books: Extracurricular Activities

At the International School of Sosua, extracurricular activities play a key role in fostering well-rounded individuals. From sports to arts and technology clubs, the school ensures that every student finds an arena to express their passion. After school, the learning continues with a dive into local culture.

Unraveling the Cultural Tapestry of the North Coast

Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and vibrant celebrations that punctuate life on the North Coast. From local music and dance to art festivals, there’s always an opportunity to soak in the Dominican culture. But that’s not all; there’s an adventure waiting for you too!

Experiencing the Great Outdoors

With lush mountains, sparkling beaches, and sprawling national parks, the North Coast offers a plethora of outdoor activities. Whether you’re into hiking, diving, or just lounging on the beach, you’ll never run out of ways to explore. Now, let’s turn our attention to the culinary scene!

Savoring the Flavors of North Coast Cuisine

From mouthwatering seafood to comforting stews and sweet treats, Dominican cuisine is a delicious culinary journey. Visit local restaurants, beach shacks, or even a street food vendor, and you’re in for a treat! And as we wrap up our guide…

Farewell from the Caribbean Paradise

As we end our journey, one thing’s clear – whether it’s the thrill of adventure, the serenity of nature, the richness of culture, or the allure of flavors, the North Coast of the Dominican Republic has it all. We hope this guide encourages you to explore and savor the many delights of this Caribbean paradise. So pack your bags, and we’ll see you in paradise!

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Delve Deeper with MoveDominican

Now that you’ve caught a glimpse of the splendor that is on the North Coast, why not delve a little deeper? We’ve got a treasure trove of articles on movedominican that will give you a more intimate view of life in this Caribbean paradise.

Explore the “Hidden Gems of the Dominican Republic”

In this article, we uncover some lesser-known spots in the Dominican Republic. From secluded beaches to quaint cafes, this guide will let you in on locals’ best-kept secrets and take you off the beaten path.

Learn about the “Dominican Republic: A Cultural Melting Pot”

Dive into the rich tapestry of Dominican culture with our article that explores the country’s music, dance, festivals, and more. This immersive guide will help you appreciate the vibrant heritage that breathes life into the North Coast.

Discover “Adventures Beyond the Beaches”

For the thrill-seekers among you, our guide to outdoor adventures beyond the beaches is a must-read. We talk about the best spots for mountain biking, zip-lining, diving, and other adrenaline-pumping activities.

Ready to Dive In?

If you’ve read enough and are itching to dive into the real-life experiences that the North Coast has to offer, we invite you to collaborate with us. At MoveMominican, we’re more than happy to help you make your Caribbean dream a reality. So don’t hesitate to get in touch – together, we can make your dream come true. See you in paradise!

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