Here’s Why Sosua and Cabarete are the Jewels of the Dominican Republic

Sosua & Cabarete are more than just towns on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. They are filled with an allure that continues to entice visitors and residents from around the globe.

People may first choose to visit Sosua and Cabarete for the weather or the promise of an adventure. However, they soon realize that there is so much more to experience.

In fact, there’s something for everyone. From water sports and outdoor adventures to lazy afternoons in the shade of a palm tree, you can find it here. From quiet nights into dinner parties and dancing until dawn, the options are numerous.

The natural beauty and rhythm of the north coast are found in the people that visit and live here. This is a place like no other.

In fact, this video seems to capture that spirit of adventure in a unique way. Many people come here thinking they will find something new to discover in the world, and they do. However, many of them discover that there is always more to experience and enjoy that is waiting just around the corner.

Why not discover it for yourself?

At Select Caribbean, we welcome the chance to introduce others to our world here in Sosua and Cabarete. We live here and we love it! We also love to share this place with others and welcome you to our community of excitement and wonder.

Whether you are seeking the vacation of a lifetime or a new place to call home, we want to help make your dreams a reality, right here.

Build the Caribbean Villa of Your Dreams

Do you want to be the one who decides what your Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic will look like? If so, this development is for you.

Situated on a gentle slope, each Caribbean Villa in this development offers either an ocean view or a view of the mountain of Puerto Plata.

The downtown area of Sosua is within walking distance. This provides access to numerous conveniences including restaurants, medical services, food shopping and of course, the beach. In addition, three private English schools are within a 5-minute drive away.

Sosua, Dominican Republic

Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic, Sosua

As part of your villa purchase, you can choose from a large selection of colors, tiles, bathroom equipment, windows, and door designs.

Do you have certain specifications for your kitchen? Choose from the array of options for design, appliances, and colors.

In addition to the above, each of the bedrooms will be equipped with air conditioning and completed to your specific taste and choices.

Of course, every dream villa must have a pool! Price packages include a pool with a surface area of 30 m2 (322.80 square feet). The deck area around the pool is built with natural stones. You are offered a variety of pool models and shapes to choose from.

Imagine what’s possible when landscaping your property. For example:

  • harvest your own fruit trees
  • grow your own coconut trees
  • mix your drinks with limes from your own backyard
  • relax in the lush surroundings of your choosing

And the best part is that this dream could become a reality very quickly. Construction is generally completed within seven months, providing new owners peace of mind on timelines.

Your investment could become a vacation home, a second home or if you are ready, a forever home. Are you ready to build your Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic?

With management offices on site, owners are given access to private management and rental services, if needed. In addition, they also offer pool, garden, and cleaning services. Their own beautiful restaurant is located in the development and open to homeowners and the public.

Caribbean Luxury Villa With Ocean Views

Located in the residential community, the management is committed to caring for the well-being of your home and surrounding area. Peace of mind is a top priority at this development. Because of this, security service is extensive and is available 24 hours a day.

Also included is access to electricity and water service, cable TV, High-Speed Internet and garbage collection.

Finally, the best part: the price!

In this residential villa development, prices range from $183,000 USD for a  2-bedroom villa up to $230,000 and more for a 3-4 bedroom villa (depending on the size and model).

Maintenance fee is $303 USD per month. These fees include water, security 24 hours, garbage collection, maintenance and illumination of all common areas, generator power and administration of development.

This fantastic real estate is offered by Select Caribbean Properties. We want to help you find and develop the villa of your dreams! Contact us today to find out more.

Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic

Aerial View of Caribbean Villa Development

 

Dominican Republic Real Estate and Impressions of the Island

Enjoy this little journey of Dominican Republic Real Estate & Impressions which we put together for you.

Can you imagine how nice it would be to own a farm in the countryside of Jamao al Norte or a beachfront condo in Cabarete? How about a odern luxury villa in Samana, an apartment in Punta Cana, a lodge in Jarabacoa? There are so many wonderful possibilities!

A spot in Jamao al Norte can also become a business by turning it into a spa retreat, a boutique hotel, an eco-lodge/restaurant and much more options.

Or just to have your own little place on a hilltop with incredible mountain views and being able to enjoy nature everyday right outside your door.

If you are more of a beach kind of person we also have a great selection of beachfront condos and villas for you to choose from.

On our site, you will see a range of luxury villas and extraordinary penthouses to affordable apartments and fixed price homes.

Aside from existing homes, we also have lots and larger properties to build on, along with restaurants up for sale prepared to operate right away.

A space to retire to after long years of work, somewhere to find the peace within, a comfort zone away from home, your own property to live in and rent if you’d like from time to time, that is what we have for you here.

With us, you will receive a variety of choices where you can search Dominican Republic Real Estate & Impressions by pricing, a number of bedrooms or even by area of desire.

Experience living in the Caribbean by renting a place!

We also have many places that are available for rent, if you think that you would first like to live in the home a few days to get to know the area before actually committing to buy. This way you can experience the feel of the life you will have after purchasing.

If you are thinking of planning a vacation, then take a glance at our rental listings where we offer the best alternatives for your stay.

Contact us so we can help you find your dream home/vacation in the Caribbean.

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Click on the photos to see all the beautiful Dominican Republic Real Estate & Impressions.

 

Dominican Republic North Coast Rentals

Have you traveled to the Dominican Republic a few times and liked it enough to possibly live here. Come and check out our Dominican Republic North Coast Rentals.

All kinds of Dominican Republic north coast rentals are available and may afford the prospective buyer or those seeking long-or-short-term vacation rentals a viable alternative to hotels.

Dominican Republic North Coast Rentals

Four Bedroom Villa For Rent

Vacation rentals in the Dominican Republic are offered for every budget. Villa rentals & condo rentals in major towns such as Sosua or Cabarete are popular, particularly beachfront rentals in Cabarete and Sosua. Stunning villas are available, some fully staffed, offering fabulous amenities such as horseback riding, private beaches, and mini-spas. A villa rental in the Dominican Republic will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Hill top ocean view rental villa

Luxury Villa for rent and for sale

If one is considering living in the Dominican Republic, it is advisable to rent in the area in which one believes they will eventually settle. Selecting the type of residence, whether a condo, small house or substantial villa, is important as it will provide a more realistic living experience. Select Caribbean Properties lists many long-term rentals in Cabarete, Sosua and Cabrera….and everywhere in between.

Many clients prefer to rent in established projects either on the beach, in town or in the hills behind Sosua, Cabarete or Cabrera. Selected country projects offer rentals of smaller condos, houses or villas for very reasonable rates. Many offer pools and community amenities such as tennis courts and shady kiosks for gathering with friends.

pool with ocean view

Beachfront condo in Cabarete

The Beachfront condo projects of Cabarete and Sosua offer magnificent groupings of contemporary buildings placed around common areas, all with stunning ocean views. Your Dominican Republic vacation, whether for a week or a few months, will pass pleasurably and without stress. And the water-sports activities such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, dinghy sailing and long-or-short board surfing will fill your days with healthy fun.

Cabrera luxury villa rental

Cabrera Luxury Villa

The pinnacle of the Dominican Republic vacation rental market is occupied by some of the most breathtaking villas in all the Caribbean. One, a 15,000 square-foot masterpiece, occupies an oceanfront cliff top near Cabrera. From this fabulous vacation villa, one wanders down a winding path to a private sandy beach. The lighted clay tennis court will have you running in the cooler hours while half a dozen horses stand ready to take you on a mountain excursion. The trained staff often will pamper you. It will be just as you envisioned your Dominican Republic rental villa would be…and more!

Here’s our Top 8 Reasons To Visit Sosua

Sosua is a fascinating place for so many reasons.

Sosua is tied to both the past and present are rich and meaningful. In fact, they are significant on both a local and a global level.

First of all, the name,“Sosua”, comes from the Tainos, who once lived and ruled the areas of the north coast of Dominican Republic. It meant “small river” and it referred to the river that crosses over behind what is now the city of Sosua.

Sosua’s shores have welcomed many visitors over the years. Centuries ago, they welcomed ships from Spain. Then, in the 20th century, they welcome boats again from Europe, but this time they held Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria. In fact, between 1940 and 1945, 750 Jewish refugees settled in Sosua. This simple fact alone helped to open Sosua up to the world of tourism and commerce in many ways.

Over the years, Sosua has grown and developed from the beautiful and enticing bay area out to the surrounding areas and foothills towards the river. Along with the development has come many new opportunities for adventure, community, and tourism.

Sosua, Dominican Republic

Sosua Bay at Sunset

The following list is simply a taste of what you can experience when you visit Sosua:

  1. Beach life

    Of course, beaches are attractive, but few beaches in the Dominican Republic have the local flare of the Sosua Bay. From artisanal vendors to British themed beach bars, there is something for everyone seeking some great beach experiences. Snorkeling in the bay is at the top of many must-do lists and for good reason. Coral reefs and calm waters offer something for everyone seeking an afternoon out playing in the ocean.
    Around the bend, to the east of the bay, Playa Alicia offers a much more serene and quiet escape from all the action. With crystal clear waters and cold drinks close by.

    Sosua, Dominican Republic

  2.  Sunsets

    Sunsets are a beautiful part of life – but in Sosua, they are always guaranteed to be epic. The sun sets over the mountain of Puerto Plata and seems to stretch out longer than anywhere else on the north coast of Dominican Republic. The ocean view from some properties along the Sosua bay is spectacular. A walk along the beach at sunset is the perfect way to end your afternoon playing at the ocean.

    Sosua Sunset, Dominican Republic

    Sosua Sunset

  3. Art Galleries

    For a taste of true Dominican art that is carefully curated, stop in at 571 Art Gallery by Leo Diaz.
    For a taste of Haitian art and a challenge to your visual senses, check out Castillo Mundo King.

  4. Lessons and Workshops

    Want to learn to dance? Check out Emily Watson School of Dance and discover how much fun salsa, tap, and hip-hop classes can be.
    Perhaps this time you want to finally learn how to play tennis? Check out the International Tennis School, located in Sosua Ocean Village.

  5. Dining

    Is there anything that compares to a great sunset with a refreshing drink? From drinking fresh beach made coco loco to perfectly mixed cocktails at one of the many beach view restaurants around town, you are in for a treat.
    Sosua has known also for its great local fares such as plato fritos and cangrejos con vinaigre.
    You won’t be disappointed by the options and the locations. Enjoy!

  6. Take in some history.

    Whether you want to dive for a wreck or check out our Museum of Jewish heritage, you will be able to get in touch with the living history that will help you see Sosua in a new and insightful perspective.

  7. Find a place to worship in English or Spanish

    Sosua has two English speaking churches and both are easy to find and are in beautiful settings. Oceanside Christian Fellowship is located at the top of a cliff, facing out over the warm waters and beyond. New Life Church is tucked back into nature, only a few hundred meters off the main highway. New Life Church offers services in both English and Spanish.

  8. Festivals Festivals Festivals!

    Is music your thing? Then the DR Jazz festival will be the event you will not want to miss! Every year the lineup on stage is filled with entertaining and exciting artists and bands from around the Caribbean.
    Perhaps you might want to take part in one of the many street festivals and markets throughout the year as well.
    As well, numerous seasonal markets happen throughout the area, creating a strong sense of welcoming into the community.

With so many things to offer, it’s hard to pick just one reason to want to visit Sosua. So, why not decide to visit it and experience it for yourself!

Find out how we can help you find the vacation home of your dreams by contacting us today.

Casa Veintiuno Boutique B&B – Dining in Sosua

Restaurant Casa Veintiuno Seating Area

Restaurant Casa Ventiuno

Casa Veintiuno is an award-winning Boutique Hotel and offers exquisite dining in Sosua on the north shore of the Dominican Republic.

Just across the road from Casa Ventiuno Boutique B&B is the famous Sosua Beach with its crystal-clear water, white coral sand and lively group of beach kiosks providing the visitor with beach chairs, cold drinks, and excellent seafood lunches.

The Inn itself features standard guest rooms, a single suite, and double suites, all done beautifully in white and pastels. Guests may use the complete exercise room and pool while the ground-level bar and restaurant are highly regarded by all who sample it.

The intimate restaurant, next to the Inn’s pool and garden, serves a variety of fresh offerings prepared by Belgian owners Saskia and Marc to a very high standard. This small, European-style bed & breakfast is a gem, well worth a visit to dine or to stay for a week or two.

Casa Veintiuno Boutique B&B, Sosua, Dominican Republic

Blackened Dorado With Mashed Potatoes

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

SIX FAVORITE FEATURES ABOUT THIS SOSUA FAMILY HOME

DISCOVER THIS WONDERFUL SOSUA FAMILY HOME ON THE NORTH SHORE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WITH OUR 6 FAVORITE FEATURES.

Six Favorite Features about this Sosua Family Home

Pool and garden area

1. THIS SPACIOUS SOSUA FAMILY HOME IS SITUATED IN A POPULAR GATED COMMUNITY 

Many new homeowners in the Dominican Republic, prefer to have the comfort of living in a gated community that allows them the peace of mind that this choice is able to provide. This particular FAMILY HOME is located in a family friendly oriented resort between Cabarete and Sosua. The management team is highly reputed for their great service, prompt assistance and dedication to facility maintenance.

2. THE SIZE OF THIS LUXURY SOSUA REAL ESTATE PROPERTY ACCOMMODATES MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS FOR USE 

This Sosua family home has four bedrooms and four baths, with a den that could easily be converted into a fifth bedroom. PLUS, as a bonus, it also has an extra bedroom and bathroom that are separate from the house.

An extra room like this is ideal for things such as:

  • an in-law suite
  • a guest house
  • an older child who wants more privacy
  • a short term or long term rental option
  • guests that need to stay over unexpectedly

The size of the house is ideal as a family home and, alternately, also an attractive VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY for groups or families looking for a place to host small, multiple family vacations.

3. THIS SOSUA FAMILY HOME IS PERFECTLY MAINTAINED AND HAS ALL THE FITTINGS FOR THE TROPICAL CLIMATE 

Rain gutters, storm shutters and awnings on appropriate exposures may not be top of mind when you are thinking of your Caribbean dream home, but you will be glad for them when you need them!

This home really does take all of the elements into consideration, providing the homeowner ultimate peace of mind.

4. THE VAULTED CEILINGS MAKE IT A DECORATOR’S DREAM!  

Are you an art collector? This could be the home for you!

Perhaps you love to embrace wide, open space and create a calming, Zen quality in your home?

Or, it may be that you have a vision of filling this home with family and friends. Whatever you choose, this home can provide the space for it.

5. ALL APPLIANCES AND FURNITURE ARE INCLUDED 

The lovely galley kitchen is fitted with KitchenAid Appliances that are well maintained and suitable for this space.

The furniture is all beautifully appointed and custom made. It has been sourced from Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Venezuela and Chile.

The art is partially included and has come from all over the world.

6. THE PRICE IS FABULOUS FOR THE SIZE AND LOCATION OF THE SOSUA FAMILY HOME AND PROPERTY! 

At $475,000 USD, it is hard to imagine that you will get a living space of 3700 square feet (350 square meters) AND a property of .75 acres (2968 square meters).

The possibilities are incredible and it may not last long!

Does this sound like a villa that could suit your dreams of PROPERTY OWNERSHIP IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?

CONTACT US today and let us answer your QUESTIONS and tell you more about it!

Family home near Sosua and Cabarete, Dom.Rep.

Sosua Family Home

“Playa Alicia”: Sosua’s latest natural wonder

Sosua beaches – One of them is Playa Alicia

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Playa Alicia

As if it wasn’t enough that the Dominican Republic’s north coast offers some of the country’s most beautiful and pristine beaches, now the beachfront tourism community of Sosua has been awarded yet another gift of nature – Playa Alicia.

The new beach began forming in 2003 when, to the surprise of locals and tourists, white sand brought in by ocean currents began to accumulate near the picturesque village of “El Batey.”  The village was founded in 1938 by 500 Jewish immigrants who traveled to this remote area in their attempts to run away from Nazi Europe. The Dominican government allowed them to settle in this particular area.

It took a few years for “Playa Alicia” – or Water Front beach, as it is currently called – to form. During the 1950’s and 1960’s the area was used as a dumping ground for leftovers from a local slaughter house.

This situation attracted lots of sharks to the nearby waters. Sosua is a resort community characterized by small and quaint hotels, apartments and villas.

The town offers visitors a diverse range of local and international restaurants. All-inclusive hotels, such as the ones that characterize the country’s easternmost region, are almost non-existent in this particular town. (Jose Luis Chavez, text, and photos).

Today, Playa “Alicia” has become one of Sosua’s most beautiful natural attractions. The beach can be found at the end of Calle Dr. Rosen in Parque Mirador Sur. The small park is a lovely place to watch the most beautiful sunsets while sitting on a bench and enjoying a cold Presidente beer.

Sosua: Its Art

Sosua: Its Art is one of three important tourism and expatriate towns on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

Unlike most resort towns in the West Indies, its roots are not West Indian, but 20th-century European.

In 1938, a group of Jewish professionals and their families were trying to escape from the Nazis and were looking for a country to settle in. The only one that would accept them was the Dominican Republic, at that time governed by President Rafael Trujillo, himself a fascist. So it seems odd that he would give them land to settle on to start a new life in Sosua, but he did. He gave the 800 of them land for dairy farming—none of them having farmed before.

Sosua Jewish Community

Sosua Jewish Community

Here they built homes, a synagogue, schools and started the very popular dairy products company, Productos de Sosua—cheeses and butter made from 100% grass-fed cow’s milk. You can visit the synagogue and the adjacent museum tracing that traces the communities’ history in the Dominican Republic with photographs and historical artifacts.

Jewish Museum of Sosua

Jewish Museum of Sosua

The arrival of the European Jews started a history of foreigners settling in Sosua. Today there are Germans, English, French, Russians (it is very popular with them), Poles, Americans, and Canadians—forty nationalities in all.

Many of them are artists or art collectors. One such man is Rolf R. Schulz, who owns the Castillo Mundo King – a home/art gallery/museum. It glistens high on top of a hill overlooking the town and the ocean beyond.

Castillo del Mundo King Sosua

Castillo del Mundo King Sosua

It looks like a castle along the Rhine, but with modern lines, painted white and filled with Haitian and Dominican paintings and sculptures.

Most of them are of the primitive and Africa Schools. All are very impressive. Some are gargantuan heads carved from rounded black granite; river rock hauled over from the rivers of Haiti.

Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 300 pesos ($7.50) donation, and very well worth it.

El Batey is a neighborhood of town with a variety of small boutiques and quaint, cozy shops and galleries along  Artist Road, which leads to the beach. Here visitors can buy original arts and crafts created by local, national and expatriate artists

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Paintings