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    What are the pos and neg about living in Barahona?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rep Dom View Post
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    What are the pos and neg about living in Barahona?
    One negative could be that I have never heard of anyone living there.
    (But for some, that could be a positive. )

    Other words that come to mind are remote and isolated. Be sure to check on the security of living there as well as the electricity and water supplies as you look further into it. Also be sure anything you purchase has a valid title and this is sometimes very hard to do.

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    My husband is from Barahona and we have land there and spend a reasonable amount of time there.

    Pros:
    The most beautiful part of the country
    Nice people on the whole
    Lack of expats (lol)
    Fabulous fish
    Poor electricity service

    Cons:
    Not brilliant medical services and a long way to Santo Domingo
    Long way to international airport with planes coming and going (the airport is there but hardly anyone flies there).
    Limited shopping, and basic supermarket
    Crime is increasing, especially as the area used for drug trafficking more and more.
    Can get hit hard by hurricanes
    Can also be very very hot

    Matilda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    My husband is from Barahona and we have land there and spend a reasonable amount of time there.

    Pros:
    The most beautiful part of the country
    Nice people on the whole
    Lack of expats (lol)
    Fabulous fish
    Poor electricity service

    Cons:
    Not brilliant medical services and a long way to Santo Domingo
    Long way to international airport with planes coming and going (the airport is there but hardly anyone flies there).
    Limited shopping, and basic supermarket
    Crime is increasing, especially as the area used for drug trafficking more and more.
    Can get hit hard by hurricanes
    Can also be very very hot

    Matilda
    Poor electricity service is a Pro? Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIMAN68 View Post
    Poor electricity service is a Pro? Am I missing something?
    Put it in the wrong list! Although when all the lights are out the stars look amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    Put it in the wrong list! Although when all the lights are out the stars look amazing.
    Haha...I figured you listed it wrong. And yes, the nights that I have spent on that coast with no electricity...skies are amazing and coupled with ocean sounds and breezes...very pleasantly surreal.

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    The beaches are rocky, the ocean is rough. The electricity cuts off even in the downtown area at least three times a week. The water is delivered on a sporadic basis.
    There is an "international" airport, but there are no scheduled flights in or out of it. Public transportation within the city is by motoconcho but there are some taxis. After dark, you need to agree on the fare before beginning your trip. There appear to be just two stoplights anyone ever pays attention to.
    There are a couple of just average supermarkets downtown. The schools are poorly staffed and tend to take off any conceivable holiday. There is a beach at one end of the Malecón, and another (Playa Inglesa) on the peninsula that juts out to the right of the sugar mill. The side facing the bay is pleasant, the side facing the ocean was incredibly strewn with trash, though there is some plan to collect all that plastic and recycle it.


    The people are friendly. The Malecón is nice on weekends for people watching, The Parque Central was recently renovated and is much nicer.
    There is at least one good bakery. The road to Pedernales is a beautiful drive. I think the cost of living is quite a bit lower than in the rest of the country.
    You can find a lot of information at EcosdelSur.net and elbaharonero.bolgspot.com. There are some good youtube videos as well.

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    The most agressive childbeggers on the malecon I've encountered so far in DR.

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    When the lights are out, ALL the girls are beautiful too!!!!!!!
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    Best place where to go.

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