If you are considering relocating or retiring to another country this encouraging article explains that the Dominican Republic is one of the easiest countries to gain citizenship in and move to. Contact us for all your real estate needs on the beautiful north coast of the DR.
On the Scene is a great new resource that promotes the best of the Dominican Republic. Sabine Bloomquist, a friend and client of West Indies Real Estate, has started to write for them and kicks off with a great article on her perception of living in the DR and the warm people she has found here. Click here to read "Dominican People Know Happiness".
We wish all our buyers, sellers and associates a very special Easter.
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Kite Beach, Cabarete
And Kite Beach in Cabarete is now listed as one of the top 25 beaches in the world.
The Dominican Republic is getting some good press lately.
If you need convincing that the Dominican Republic is a great place to visit and live, this recent article in the Huffington Post from the UK should leave you in no doubt. Read on to find out all this great country has to offer and contact us for all your real estate needs.
Jewish Museum and Synagogue
Some of you may not be aware of the very interesting links that Sosua has with the Jewish Community and how it came to be in the Caribbean. This very interesting article gives some good insight into that phase in the history of this north coast Dominican Republic town of Sosua.
Since then, the Jewish immigrants have been honoured in several ways, one of the most beautiful being through Parque Mirador on the ocean in Sosua, which is dedicated to this community.
The Chicago Tribune has selected the lovely Dominican Republic as one of the Top Ten places in the world to visit while prices are still competitive. The newspaper rates our beautiful country as the best value in the Caribbean, describing it as "a bastion of value in a sea of high prices". To read more and to see which other countries are rated, click here.
West Indies Real Estate has been selling property here since 1986 and knows the north coast better than most. Please contact us for all your property requirements.
Did you know that the only aerial tramway, or cable car, in the Caribbean is located in Puerto Plata? This takes you up Mount Isabel de Torres, a 793 meter high mountain within the city. The top of the mountain features a botanical garden and a replica of Christ the Redeemer, the famous statue of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro.
There are many other interesting sights, but this one stands out at this special time of year.
Best wishes to you all at this Easter time.
Photo by Eric Hertsens
Master of the Ocean in Cabarete
Wave action returns to Cabarete this year as some of the best surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers and stand-up paddle surfing athletes compete in the annual Master of the Ocean event. The wind conditions in Cabarete allow for each competitor to have their own separate area on the beach for the competitions. Now in its 12th year, some 40 competitors are expected from Spain, Germany, the US, Puerto Rico, Italy and Scandinavian countries. The competitions will take place 22-27 February. For more information visit http://masteroftheocean.com/.
To view our listings in Cabarete, click here.
West Indies Real Estate was founded in 1986 and you can see how things were way back then in Cabarete in a video sponsored by our company in 1990. To view the video, click here.
Things have changed a lot since then, but Cabarete still has the same relaxed feel and water sports are bigger than ever.
To view our listings in Cabarete, visit our website to see what is on offer today.
Cabarete Bay Sosua Bay
Writing for USNews, Kathleen Peddicord includes Sosua/Cabarete, Dominican Republic in her list of top five beach places for retirement around the world.
"Where the verdant green jungle hills slope into the crystal-blue waters off the north coast of the Dominican Republic rest the sand-fringed towns of Sosua and neighboring Cabarete. These are beachfront utopias. There are no high-rise towers, no big crowds and no worries. Life here is all about enjoying what mother nature has created in this world-class coastal spot," she writes.
She says that expat communities in the area are established and expanding and more planned developments are under way to cater to them. She says the range of options go from luxury planned communities with houses selling for US$800,000 to more affordable options prices in the US$130,000 lows. To view West Indies' inventory of property in all price ranges, please click here.
To read the full article, click here.
If you were in any doubt about which area of the Dominican Republic has the most to offer, take a look at this great article from Amercan Way.
If this persuades you to make the move, please contact us and we will be delighted to help you find the best property to purchase or rent.