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- Apr 1, 2014
Yes wealthy Dominicans from Santiago and Dominican Yorkers, people from other countries as well are investing in the PP areas.The change of focus from tourism to residents (many of whom are expats) has been under way since Punta Cana took over the tourism business. The development in this thread is just one more example. Take a drive from Sosua to Puerto Plata and see several more of these new developments under way. There were a couple more sites being graded than I noticed just a week ago on that trip to Puerto Plata city. An owner in the new Encuentro Casa Linda development told me that almost all of the sites were sold. Work is well under way there now. The bulk of tourists stopped coming to the north coast years ago.
The noise and crowds will find you - that's the fearYes wealthy Dominicans from Santiago and Dominican Yorkers, people from other countries as well are investing in the PP areas.
We are thinking to buy another property something soon, a nicer one outside of the noise and crowded areas...
hahhha don't come to punta cana area they are build on every little piece of land available...and I mean every corner of land..Is anyone else alarmed that chain saws and huge excavators are felling huge trees on the South side of the road just East of the entrance to Charmaicos?
Expect most of the trees, including many Caoba trees to be toppled in the next few weeks as they punch a road in to built villas and apartments above Sosua Beach
So much for protecting the environment and the runoff from the hill above which crosses under the road to Sosua beach in two places.
And how in the heck can they expect a road entry there to not cause major problems ?
How in the heck did the Ambiente permit this project ?
There are many of us who don't want to become Punta Cana.hahhha don't come to punta cana area they are build on every little piece of land available...and I mean every corner of land..
There is NOTHING like the number of tourists before in Cabarete. Not even close. I don't have to ask anyone about what I can see myself.Few of the ones you mention have expats interested. They will be mainly locals.
If the bulk of tourists stopped coming you better tell that to the tourism board who reported record numbers into POP
Take this one as an example. By no means is this in a tourist area or even near one. Purchasers of real estate not just here, but in the entire Santo Domingo area are overwhelmingly Dominicans regardless if it's a luxury property, a comfortable one or a simple one. Yet, here is an informal advertisement of this project in English!!!
Quite frankly, I think this shouldn't be allowed. Formal or informal advertisements of property can be in multiple languages if they are in designated tourists zones, elsewhere Spanish only. Last thing desirable is with time have expats dominating areas that essentially are for Dominicans, particularly middle class areas where a Dominican family that starts poor is able to purchase as their socioeconomic possibilities move up. They will not be able to do that if prices increases to ridiculous levels.
I was in the Bavaro area about 15 years ago. My only trip down that way since I came here in 2003. There was no reason to return.There are many of us who don't want to become Punta Cana.
I find it very non inspiring.
20 years ago I thought it was quaint and fun. Now it is far from that now, all commercial and tacky.
I don't expect a lot of traffic at 4 AM.Getting back to the development in question, in Los Cerros, by the Charimicos side of Sosua Beach, The apartment building being built will always be a terrible location (IMHO) as it is directly facing the (only) road which will always be busy 24/7.