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    Default Where are the nice small beach towns

    I am looking to find a new area to spend my time in the DR. Where are some of the nice, non gated community style, towns left to live? I am not looking to spend US prices for a regular lifestyle. I like the beach, a good mix of locals and expats from all over the world, quiet days in the sun, dancing and socializing at night.
    I was thinking maybe Azua or someplace between La Romana and Punta Cana in the East.
    Is this at all possible now in the DR or should I look at another island altogether?

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    hi there I have just purchased a house in Luperon. I know quite a few of the locals and have many friends there. maybe not everyones cup of tea but I love it there.
    and the house was very inexpensive

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    Try somewhere in Samana or just go to Margarita island... unbelievably inexpensive FOR EVERYTHING!
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Luperon and Samana have been mentioned to me before. I will need to learn more about them. Where is Margarita Island?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulce View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. Luperon and Samana have been mentioned to me before. I will need to learn more about them. Where is Margarita Island?
    In Venezuela.

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    i know margarita island is very touristic and so many gringo's there.i dont think so is there inexpensive now...

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    Margarita Island will cost you more than the DR for buying or renting living quarters. But you will pay less for most other things. Gas is about 27 cents a gallon. Of course you can go all over the Island on a few gallons, so you won't use that much fuel.

    Also Margarita is like living in the desert compared to the DR. Not very green at all like we have in the DR. For my money, the DR is better hands down.

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    Look into Nagua. Not many ex-pats but a nice beach town.

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    Default East Coast

    On the East Coast, between La Romana and Punta Cana, you will find:

    La Romana
    Bayahibe
    Higuey
    La Otra Banda
    Beron
    Bavaro/Punta Cana
    and some other small villages
    (administratively speaking, La Otra Banda, Beron, Bavaro, Punta Cana, and all between are all suburbs of the city of Higuey)

    Out of these places, Higuey, Otra Banda, Beron, do not have beaches.
    La Romana is bigger than Higuey, but I know many people who do not like Romana (it's more snobby). In Higuey, there's where all the "east coast money" is. Every employee, owner, contractor, director, etc of anything that has to do with tourism/hotels on the east coast, lives in Higuey.

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    I don't know of many or any beach towns in the sense that you are probably looking for. On the east starting from SD is Boca Chica (big, old, crowded, rotten some may say), then Juan Dolio (also old, but some new developments may become real nice again), then there is Cumayasa (spelling), not seen the actual beach. Romana, then Bayahibe (some housing development besides the Hotels going on there recently). Then from all I know comes a long nothing all the way to Cap Cana. Dunno if there aren't any beaches from Bayahibe all the way to Cap Cana, but there certainly aren't any real exits to them from the main highway. Anyone knows more?

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