A Freelancer’s Perspective on Working and Living in Cabarete

Kristina Paider

Cabarete Freelance Writer

Meet Kristina Paider, a Cabarete freelance researcher, writer, and editor based out of this famous surf town in the Dominican Republic.

Originally from Wisconsin, Kristina, a Cabarete freelance writer, has worked and lived in many locations around the globe. We wanted to find out what drew her to Cabarete and how she keeps her work/life balance when living abroad. Her answers might surprise – and encourage – you!

1. What drew you to Cabarete? 

I first came to Cabarete to do the “27 Waterfalls” as immersion therapy. After leading a rescue of two drowning boys, I developed panic attacks. I had tried several things (unsuccessfully) to quell them, and in 10 years, nothing had worked. I stayed because of the wonderfully diverse and supportive community of ex-pats, locals, entrepreneurs and water enthusiasts – it felt like home.

2. What do you do? 

I’m a writer, researcher, and editor. I help storytellers of all kinds – fiction and non-fiction, personal and business, craft their message to attract and engage a wider audience.

3. What’s a highlight of your life/work balance?

It’s hard to pick just one! It seems that here, time passes at a more relaxed pace, and there is always time for the things I want to do. Specifically, I love the mornings when I walk and swim with a friend from my writing group. Not only is it efficiently working multiple muscle groups, but we also get our brains in gear and problem-solve the next move in whatever material we’re working on.

Plus, we are in Cabarete Bay and use an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. We usually end up laughing hysterically at something – or everything. It’s hard to beat that. These are the most productive hours of my week.

Cabarete Real Estate, Dominican Republic

Cabarete Bay

4. What’s one or two tips you have for people seeking to make a move such as yours? 

Bring an open mind and a good attitude. Embrace and learn as much about your new surroundings as possible. If you try to re-create everything you had exactly as you had it at home, a move like this will be frustrating.

However, if you can embrace new things and entertain your curiosity, it could be the time of your life.

Also, you can do a gut-check with this question: “What would I regret more: DOING it, or NOT DOING it?” That’s usually a good barometer.

Kristina is one of the many freelance professionals that make up the growing mosaic of Cabarete. Our community is active, friendly and engaged in local connections.

Contact us now to find out more about how Select Caribbean Properties can help you relocate or enjoy a long term stay in Cabarete and the surrounding area.

Find out more about Kristina’s work at www.kristinapaider.com.

One of these Beachfront Condos Could be Yours in Sosua, Dominican Republic!

Have you been looking for Dominican Republic beachfront condos?

These Beachfront Condominiums may be the ideal place for you to call home.

Located in Sosua, these Dominican Republic beachfront condos are situated in a beautiful development with many attractive features.

In particular, their location and accessibility give them a special advantage. Exclusive and tucked away, Hispaniola Condominiums offer privacy and a luxurious space while remaining close to all shops, restaurants, and major supermarkets.

This Dominican condominium development is ideally located for many reasons. As a recreational destination, Sosua on the north coast has great watersports and beaches. In addition to this, it also has a thriving community of friendly residents.

The international flavor of the community creates many ways to learn and grow. From dance classes to art and music lessons, there are always opportunities to get out and connect.

Are you looking for an affordable and safe place to relocate your family?

Within a five minute drive from these condos are three international schools. Each of these schools offers exceptional education for children from pre-school to high school and beyond.

If you take a ten-minute drive to the east you will find kiteboarding, surfing, sailing and other adventure sports in Cabarete. Ten minutes to the west is the Puerto Plata international airport.

In addition to all of this, Sosua offers peace of mind for private health care. For example, a well respected private hospital is only a two-minute drive away. The surrounding community is filled with professional services that are second to none.

Prices for beachfront condo units at Hispaniola start at US$ 239,000 for a 162 square meter condo (1742 square ft). This includes 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms within a beautifully appointed interior living space. The entire property is meticulously maintained.

Whether you are looking for an investment property, a retirement location or a secure and peaceful family condo, Hispaniola can meet your needs. Read here the four compelling reasons to enter the Dominican Republic condo market this year.

In addition to all of this, financing is available.

  • 50% down payment at signing contract
  • 50% for 5 years at 9% annual

Contact us today and let us help you find the beachfront condo you have has been dreaming about!

Aerial view of condo development in Sosua

Hispaniola Beach Condominiums in Sosua

Pool at Hispaniola Beach Sosua DR

Pool area at Beachfront Condos

Night atmosphere at Hispaniola Beach

Outdoor sitting area at Hispaniola Beach

Pool and new condo buildings at Hispaniola Beach Sosua

New Building and pool Hispaniola Beach Sosua

Living Room in one of the condos

Living Room Hispaniola Beach Sosua

Kitchen model

Kitchen of one of the condos at Hispaniola Beach in Sosua

Common pool area

Pool at Hispaniola Beach Sosua