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What exciting new lifestyle in the DR would you choose?

There are lots of ways to upgrade your lifestyle when you make your move to the Dominican Republic. Here are just a few:

Moving to the Dominican Republic (either part time or full time), gives you the opportunity to upgrade your lifestyle. 

The DR is a big island and it's an affordable place for foreigners to live. There are so many things here to enrich your life that won't cost you an arm and leg.

Meaning...

Living in the DR offers you a chance to reinvent yourself.

You can adopt a new approach or mindset,

You can try new things.

You can become a new and improved person.

Read on to learn about just a few of the possible lifestyles open to you.

When you upgrade your lifestyle, what will you be?

The Outdoor Adventurer

Retired couple enjoy mountain hike, Torres, Puerto Plata

If your ideal lifestyle involves spending plenty of time in the great outdoors, then the DR is the perfect place for you. 

Many don't realize just how big the DR is.

It's a large island, with extensive mountain ranges, jungles and coastal plans for you to endlessly explore.

The Dominican Republic has 16 national parks and various wildlife reserves.

Just a few of things possible in the DR for the outdoor adventurer:

  • hiking
  • white water rafting
  • dune buggies
  • camping
  • caving
  • cliff jumping
  • whale watching
  • zip-lining
  • The Water Sports Enthusiast

    Senior retiree kite surfing near Cabarete Kite Beach in Dominican Republicl

    The DR has over a thousand miles of coastline, dotted with amazing beaches and reefs. It's no surprise that a lot of people who move to the DR take up a water sport.

    Why not you too?

    The DR's North Coast has some of the best wind and surf in the world. Which is why professionals from around the world have made their homes in and near Cabarete. 

    And in the south, you can enjoy sailing and snorkelling in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

    As a Water Sports Enthusiast, you can try out: 

    • Surfing
    • Kite surfing
    • Snorkeling
    • Parasailing
    • Stand-up paddle boarding
    • Sailing

    The Culture Connoisseur

    Enjoying cuisine in restaurant near Sosua

    For five centuries, the DR has been a crossroads for Latin, Caribbean, African and North American influences.

    As a Culture Connoisseur, you can immerse yourself in the history, cuisine and culture of this fascinating, complex country.

    Old town centres: Dating back centuries, many of the country's cities feature historic centres, with traditional Spanish buildings, streets and architecture. 

    Food: Enjoy traditional Dominican dishes made with fresh local ingredients, as well as cuisines from around the world at any of hundreds of restaurants run by expats from North America and Europe.

    Music: Experiencing the music and rhythms of the Dominican Republic is as easy as stepping outside. Enjoy music at festivals, clubs and impromptu street performances.

    Baseball: Dominicans love their "béisbol" and play the sport with a unique enthusiasm. Catch a professional league game or local match to see how!

    The Beach Bum

    Couple relaxes on sandy beach

    If your ideal lifestyle is relaxing on a beach, then you've got over 200 beaches to lay your blanket and plant your umbrella!

    With 1,255 miles of coastline, the DR offers numerous everything from the white strand and turquoise waters of Punta Cana to world class surf along the North Coast.

    The sand can be a range of colors, from brilliant white to black on a few of the beaches along the southwest.

    And many of the beaches are still uncrowded and undeveloped.

    The Social Butterfly

    Couples enjoying meal together in villa kitchen

    Tap into an extensive community of foreigners (expats) who visit the DR regularly or live here full time. 

    If you're a sociable person, you'll have no problem meeting people and making new friends.

    And as a Social Butterfly, you'll not only enjoy being with people.

    By becoming a part of such a great community, you more quickly ease into your new Dominican lifestyle.

    You build a support network with like-minded people who have made the move to the DR just like you.

    The Family Hero

    Father plays with son in backyard pool

    Be the hero to your kids.

    Your home-away-from-home in the DR will be where your family spends its most cherished moments.

    And the Dominican Republic offers countless activities and experiences for families. 

    Just a few examples:

    • Water parks
    • Wildlife preserves
    • Zip-lining
    • Whale watching
    • Safaris
    • Museums & aquariums
    • White water rafting
    • Sailing

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