help to find a tropical paradise...

boogieman

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hi..

which area is more warm and tropical? north or south?

and city recommendations would be appreciated..
im lookin for the most tropical area. thanks.
 

MommC

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South is more tropical than north (although north is tropical also- this is a tropical island) as it is on the Carribbean Sea rather than the Atlantic Ocean so it is warmer.
Also less rainfall than on the north....
 

boogieman

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sweet i appreciate that..

is there any city you recommend where one can enjoy superb tropical beach like conditions and somewhat of a decent nightlife?

i heard punta cana is ideal?
 

KateP

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Is there a difference between hot and hot? The only place I've ever been cold on this island has been in Constanza and Jarabacoa. Other than that, the whole island is pretty warm and tropical all year long!

As for beaches and nightlife, Punta Cana has great tropical beaches, so so nightlife.
 

carina

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Hi Boogieman, a suggestion would be that you think over what "tropical" is for you. Is it for living in? Visiting? Is it the athmosphere or just the climat or the vegetation? Tropical towns or tropical flowers?
The whole DR is tropical, but it has its variations and changes in everything from town structure, flora & fauna as well as type of beaches...
 

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Compare

Average Yearly Rainfall La Romana (South Coast ) 989 MM
690 months between 1921 and 1978
Average 24 Hour temperature La Romana (South Coast ) 26.7 C
240 months between 1951 and 1970

Average Yearly Rainfall Santo Domingo (South Coast ) 1383 MM
821 months between 1909 and 1978
Average 24 Hour temperature Santo Domingo (South Coast ) 25.8 C
456 months between 1951 and 1990

Average Yearly Rainfall Higuey (South East ) 1160 MM
479 months between 1934 and 1975
Average 24 Hour temperature Higuey (South East ) N/A

Average Yearly Rainfall Puerto Plata (North Coast ) 1771 MM
884 months between 1905 and 1978
Average 24 Hour temperature Puerto Plata (North Coast ) 25.2 C
402 months between 1951 and 1989

Average Yearly Rainfall Samana(North Coast ) 2105 MM
300 months between 1951 and 1978
Average 24 Hour temperature Samana (North Coast ) 26.6 C
119 months between 1961 and 1970

Average Yearly Rainfall Santiago (Central ) 962 MM
650 months between 1925 and 1985
Average 24 Hour temperature Santiago (Central ) 26.0 C
205 months between 1961 and 1989

Compiled From www.worldclimate.com . Sorry Nothing there on Punta Cana

PS Average mean temperature for a Presidente
Ideal (At Purchase -42 )
After 3 Minutes -32
After 5 Minutes - 22
After 7.5 Minutes -12
After 10 Minutes +2
After 15 Minutes +22
After 20 Minutes = to the mean average temperature of the city you are closest to or sitting in !


Do you think that the temperature/quantity of Cold beer changes the climate here?
 

ricktoronto

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-42 C or F might be a little cold for anyone and it would be solid as a rock.
 

boogieman

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carina said:
Hi Boogieman, a suggestion would be that you think over what "tropical" is for you. Is it for living in? Visiting? Is it the athmosphere or just the climat or the vegetation? Tropical towns or tropical flowers?
The whole DR is tropical, but it has its variations and changes in everything from town structure, flora & fauna as well as type of beaches...
thanks everybody for the help.
well.. im lookin for a place to live.. i speak little spanish but enough to get me by.

lookin for a tranquil quiet place to live.. .while still being able to enjoy good restaurants and a decent nightlife.

i was told punta cana is decent for that.. second puerto plata.

then somebody else recommended sosua, but also added property there is slightly expensive nowadays.

so im still confused.

all help much appreciated!
 

carina

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You need to come and visit all the places, as those you mention are very different from each other.
Punta Cana is on the south coast, Puerto Plata and Sosua is on the north coast.
Even though Puerto Plata and Sosua are just a 30 min drive apart, they are very different.
I live in Puerto Plata which is more a local society, a Caribbean town.
Sosua is a society too, but more villas, and more expat concentrated.
Other areas, such as Santo Domingo and Santiago are big towns with different content and lives... and so on..

Come and visit and make an opinion of your own!

Edited to include:
Your choice will also depend on how you want to live, your budget and if you want to buy or rent a place.
Outside Puerto Plata, on the other direction ( not towards Sosua ) you have small communities as well, Cofresi and Costambar, that are more expats in if you are looking for that.
 

boogieman

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CARINA.. thats for the help... much appreciated!

i guess ill start out at santa domingo for a few.. just to sense it.
and move eastbound to punta cana... then the rest.

thanks again.