Santo Domingo - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

None. - Sep 2023

None. - Oct 2021

None. - Feb 2021

Easy access to the beach and mountains. The Zona Colonial. - Jan 2021

The weather, proximity to the US and the decent beaches though they are serioulsly overrated. - Jan 2019

Great music and dancing, good Spanish food, fantastic weekend beach locations. - Nov 2016

2 main advantages are proximity to the US and amazing beaches. - Apr 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 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 2016

Nice beaches, and pretty decent weather. - Aug 2015

Beaches, easy travel, fruit. - Aug 2015

Tourism, golf, beaches, scuba diving snorkling, fishing, eco-tourism, weather, mountains, etc. - Aug 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 2013

Great weather. Amazing beaches. Nice people. - Apr 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 2013

Great beaches, but don't forget the mountains, too. Inexpensive help. Most of the entertainment options of a big city are available. - Jan 2013

Good supermarkets, travel to amazing and affordable beaches, mountains, pleasant weather. - Jun 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 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 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 2012

Weather - Feb 2012

Beaches - Oct 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 2011

Warm weather all year round, lots of cultural events like live music and theater - May 2011

good restaurants, movie theatres, the weather, shopping (more expensive than the states) - Nov 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 2010

It's got some great beaches, but unfortunately you have to drive a couple of hours to get to a clean one. - Jun 2010

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