Dominican Republic

Caribbean

Caribbean

The magic word for sunshine, beaches and happiness. Here you'll find peace of mind and warmth like nowhere else. You owe it to yourself to make your dream of living in a paradise come true.We at Dominican-Estate will help you to safely realize your dream of becoming a legal property owner in the Caribbean. Come and visit us in the Dominican Republic.

Hispaniola

The Caribbean island Hispaniola, which belongs to the Great Antilles, is divided into the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Two thirds of the area are the Dominican Republic (48,734 km², 8 million habitants).In the north The island verges the Atlantic ocean and in the south it borders the Caribbean. Eighty percent of the island is mountainous with hills up to 3000 m. The highest mountain reaches 3,175 m its Pico Duarte.Columbus discovered the island in 1492, looking for a seaway to India.The settling of the vice king of Spain made the island the center of the Spanish culture in America. In 1697 the island was shared between the french colony and the Spanish colony of Santo Domingo. Since 1844 the Dominican Republic is independent.

The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic spans an area of 48,679 km² and occupies two thirds of the island known as "Hispaniola". The official language is Spanish, many foreign languages are spoken in the tourist areas. The population is estimated at 10 million people with approximately one third living in the capital of Santo Domingo. Here you'll find one of the most stable democracies in Latin America. Presidential elections are held every 4 years. Its form of government is similar to the one in the United States. The Dominican Republic is the main tourist destination in the Caribbean with more than 70000 hotel rooms and over 4 million tourists during the year 2006. The local currency is the Dominican Peso (R.D.), which as of August 2007, US$ 1 equals around RD$ 33.50 Pesos. On the North-Coast of the Dominican Republic you find the province capital Puerto Plata and the small, pulsating cities, Sosua and Cabarete. The Puerto Plata International Airport is served by numerous airlines from all over the world, for example, from Netherland, Belgium, Germany, Spain, the US, Scandinavia, Great Britain, Canada, Switzerland, etc. The Santo Domingo International Airport offers even more possibilities. We would gladly assist you with a hotel, a villa or a car reservation. The sport and leisure activities include an Aquapark, go-carts, cable car rides, golf, diving, surfing, kite boarding, horseback riding, tennis, everything for you to enjoy. You can also choose a tour for whale watching, hiking an over 3000 m high mountain, swimming with dolphins, rafting, visiting museums and historic sites and much much more. Stable infrastructure, consisting of first-class schools and universities, physicians, hospitals, and shopping malls belong to the city landscapes. Even after sunset there is much to do. Appetizing restaurants on the beach or overlooking the ocean, discotheques, live music, exotic shows, cinema and casino guarantee a culinary and cultural experience.

Cabarete

The Caribbean Eldorado for wind surfers. The predominant Trade winds (side shore, from 4 to 6 Beaufort and reef waves up to 5 meters, 800 meters out of the bay) increasers the heartbeat of all surfers. The village is 10 km from Sosua. The several kilometers covering beach invites to a ride on horseback. Cabarete offers a lot of Restaurants and Bars.

Sosua

The village is east of the International Airport 15 km and 25 of Puerto Plata, it was founded in 1938 by 500 Jewish settlers. Sosúa is known over the island for its milk and meat products. The village character is shaped by international Restaurants, coffee shops, also Several international schools, German butchers and bakers are to be found. German and English newspapers and broadcasting is available. The old part of Sosua called the Charamicos, where the original life of the Dominicans takes place, one can enjoy here the hot music like merengue, bachata and salsa.

The beach of Sosúa offers a one and half kilometer long beach of white sand, a bay protected by coral reef haeds of crystal waters, the best scuba dive area and aquatic activities on the north coast. Sosua’s agricultural consist of coffee, cacao, rice, bananas; and cattle. Fishing and swimming are big activities of Sosúa. On Trujillo's invitation, on the eve of and during World War II, 22,500 acres / 9,000 ha were set aside for agricultural development for Jewish refugees from Europe. Although 5,000 visas were issued, only 700 persons actually settled or passed through Sosua by 1947, and only 50 % in agricultural. About 20 families still remain. In Sosua, you can still find a few of the lovely handcrafted houses built by Jewish settlers in the 1940s. Occasionally referred to as the “Acapulco of DR,” this area is known for its unique nightlife. From Sosua there is a 10 minutes drive to Cabarete, the hot spot of water sport activities. Puerto Plata can be reached in 20 Minutes and Santiago is about a 1 hour by Puerto Plata drive or higly recommended, over one of the most beautiful roads in the Dominican Republic, the so called "Caretera Touristica", with its amazing views its about a 2 hours drive.

Puerto Plata

When in 1492 Columbus, full of admiration discovered the beautiful silver glowing sea at the north coast, he baptized the place Puerto Plata (silver harbor). West of the town is the remainder of a fort built in 1540 Fort San Felipe. Majestically rises the mountain of Isabel de Torres up to 800 m. The sugarcane imported by Columbus in 1493 was planted first time on the island in Puerto Plata. Nowadays we have wonderful Hotel resorts and an eighteen hole golf course, the Robert Trent Jones course.

Santo Domingo

The capital at the south coast with 2,5 mil. inhabitants, was constructed at the end of 15th century by Bartolome Colon, brother of Christopher Columbus. The city with numerous historical buildings has a pulsating city life. Worth seeing are the aquarium, the archducal cathedral, first in America, called Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Encarnacion, the Columbus Park, the colonial quarter and much more. Easy to reach are the beaches of La Romana, Boca Chica, Barhona and Saona.