Retirement. That words strikes many different emotions in many different people. Everyone wants to spend their retirement years doing fun things with people their age and enjoying life in a new way. So, why do Americans retire in the Dominican Republic?
Well, today we are going to highlight some reasons why the Dominican Republic is such an attractive option for so many people.
The Dominican Republic, maybe you know a little bit about this beautiful nation, maybe not. But we have a great resource that highlights what you need to know if you considering moving here. When you research what islands are in the tops spots to retire, the Dominican Republic comes in high on the list. The Dominican Republic offers so much from great beaches, mountains, metropolitan cities and let’s not forget all the tourist attractions!
Something I love about the Dominican Republic, and one of it’s best features I think, is that you can traverse this beautiful country in just a matter of hours. From Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata is about 3 hours. Santo Domingo to Punta Cana is under 3 hours in a car, close to 4 hours in a bus. Depending on how fast you drive you can make the journey in 2 and a half hours even. In a car you can travel from one of the most northern cities in the DR, Puerto Plata, all the way South, way down in the South for that matter to Barahona in 5 and a half hours. That’s pretty much from the most northern city to the most southern city in under 6 hours. If you love to travel this is great news for you because you don’t have to spend a long time in a car or bus.
We think the Dominican Republic is a wonderful country to purchase a vacation home in or relax while you retire but don’t just take our word for it, check out what the Huffington Post has to say!
So what does the Dominican Republic offer? Well, let’s jump into it!
1. Top rated beaches
2. Vast landscape of mountains, beaches, cities and countryside.
3. Economic opportunity should you choose to start a business.
4. Cheap cost of living
5. Very affordable homes, condos and land.
No matter what lifestyle you want to create, you can have it here. From a quiet village in the mountains near La Vega or Jarabacoa, to a bustling tourist center of Punta Cana, or a more relaxed non-touristy place like Juan Dolio or the metropolitan center of Santo Domingo. Whether you enjoy fishing, run marathons, kayaking, surfing, scuba-diving or freediving, or even cultivate bonsai trees in your garden, you can find a place to do it all for a much for a much cheaper cost then living in the US or Canada!
Can you guess what is the #1 tourist destination in the Caribbean? The Dominican Republic! According to Caribbean and Co.the Dominican Republic was the #1 tourist destination in 2017 with over 6 million tourists !
So why should you invest in real estate or start a business in the DR ? Well according to Offshore Living, they have put together a list of 3 reasons why you should invest in the Dominican Republic.
We would love to share with you more about all the opportunities the Dominican Republic holds and what it has to offer. If you are interested in possibly retiring in the Dominican Republic or would like more information to see what the Dominican Republic has for you, then drop us an email and we will connect with you!