Originally Posted by clausont
We have pretty much been invited to live in the Dominican Republic
by friends. Haven't investigated it much yet, but the first question that comes to mind is: Is there a decent, inexpensive, safe place to live aboard in DR?
That is a pretty broad question, but it may work into more details if anyone has experience in the DR.
I just got back from the DR(not by boat). Went to Sosua, Cabarete and Las Terrenas.
Sosua and Caberete are very similar. One main rd, mostly kite boarding towns.
Las Terrenas was great cheap food
etc. Sleepy beach town.
Only problem is they drive like maniacs there. Keep your head
on a swivel crossing the st.
Check out dr1.com free site. Apparently you can get a temporary (Cedula card) and temp residence for cheap
The big question is "can you live on the hook with the Cedula card"?
According to FV, the south coast is the best spot for cruising as it is in the Carribean sea as opposed to the Atlantic.
Keep in mind that between Isla Soana and Samana is part of the Mona Passage
. Whales migrate to Samana Bay Jan-march to mate. Awesome sight.
I'm going back in Oct to check out the S coast.
Also, you can find some great investments and interest rates in the DR. This makes it a little more desirable for retirement
Hope this helps.