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Santo Domingo

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

Great music and dancing, good Spanish food, fantastic weekend beach locations. - Nov 18, 2016
2 main advantages are proximity to the US and amazing beaches. - Apr 28, 2016
Abundant and cheap tropical fruit all year! Sunshine all the time, proximity to beach resorts and eco-tourism adventures, pretty good restaurants in the capital (most with food delivery which is super convenient), modern U.S.-like supermarkets with lots of American brands and imported products, very nice upscale shopping malls. - Jan 28, 2016
The weather is nice, hot and humid in the summer months. Good beaches within 1-3 hours of the city. Can't think of any other positives. - Jan 19, 2016
Nice beaches, and pretty decent weather. - Aug 10, 2015
Beaches, easy travel, fruit. - Aug 2, 2015
Tourism, golf, beaches, scuba diving snorkling, fishing, eco-tourism, weather, mountains, etc. - Aug 25, 2014
I think there are so many advantages to this country! The beautiful weather (sun all year around, though it's hot), beautiful beaches and mountains, affordable and safe travel, outdoor activities, and more. - Jul 14, 2013
Great weather. Amazing beaches. Nice people. - Apr 30, 2013
Getting out of the city and enjoying the beaches. Most beaches that we enjoy are about a 3 to 4.5 hour drive. Easy for long weekends. - Apr 29, 2013
Great beaches, but don't forget the mountains, too. Inexpensive help. Most of the entertainment options of a big city are available. - Jan 24, 2013
Good supermarkets, travel to amazing and affordable beaches, mountains, pleasant weather. - Jun 9, 2012
Beaches, cheap rum and beer, easy access to the US, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, resorts. There's enough to keep you busy for two years. - Jun 4, 2012
This is a tropical island, with all the benefits and hardships associated with that category. It is possible to save money, as labor and local goods are exceedingly cheap, but if you want to get out of the city (and trust me, you do), it can get expensive, as you start paying "Gringo prices".The beaches here are exceedingly beautiful, there are mountains in the middle of the island which give a break from the tropical heat (think 15 degrees cooler most of the time), and the island is close to the U.S. if you just need to get away for a weekend or so. - Mar 13, 2012
Quick and easy access to outdoor activities. Beaches, mountains, waterfalls, hiking, rafting, horseback riding, scuba, deep sea fishing, etc. This country has it all, and it's all within a 2-3 hour drive from Santo Domingo. - Feb 22, 2012
Weather - Feb 12, 2012
Beaches - Oct 5, 2011
Beaches! This country has amazing beaches and other nice outdoor activities. Dominicans are very friendly and we've made some great friends here. The weather is pretty nice. It can get really humid and there are hurricanes but the "winter" is perfect. - Jun 21, 2011
Warm weather all year round, lots of cultural events like live music and theater - May 21, 2011
good restaurants, movie theatres, the weather, shopping (more expensive than the states) - Nov 10, 2010
I honestly do not know of ANY advantages to living in the Dominican Republic. Your touring opportunities are limited to visiting the various resorts, which are VERY expensive. The island is extremely expensive. Almost everything is imported, and thus will cost you about 1.5 times as much as in Washington D.C.Additionally, a cheap resort is about $ 100 per person per night. For a family of 4, that is $400 per night…cost prohibitive. As for weather, the winters are quite nice. It drops down to about 75 degrees F at night. The summers are a completely different story. It is extremely hot and humid. - Aug 11, 2010
It's got some great beaches, but unfortunately you have to drive a couple of hours to get to a clean one. - Jun 29, 2010