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North Coast

The North Coast of the Dominican Republic is a stretch of about 350 km coastline along the Atlantic Ocean from the village of Samana on the peninsula all the way in the east of the island to Monte Cristi in the west near the border of Haiti.

Luscious tropical vegetation, fishing villages, rice fields, pineapple- and aloe vera plantations, tobacco fields, and the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean are here for you to discover!

Although many expats live in the areas of Puerto Plata, Sosua, and Cabarete or the Samana area, more and more people decide they don’t only want to get away from the cold, but also change their complete lifestyle.

The North Coast, known for its rich vegetation and microclimates offers you a range of lifestyles. So if you prefer to buy property in the breezy mountains, near a river, or a high-end villa next to the golf course with ocean views it is all possible!

Have you ever considered owning a farm with a cacao plantation, starting a bed and breakfast eco-style in the countryside or would you like to be part of the tiny house movement and live off grid?

The Dominican Republic is the perfect country for you to invest in and make those dreams come true! Great temperatures year around, land for sale for reasonable prices, and many professionals who can offer their services to set you up.

Colorful Casas has a wide variety of listings and a huge network of trustworthy highly skilled people who we can connect you with depending on your plans.

If you prefer to live somewhere along the North coast or in Santiago or Jarabacoa and you do not find your dream property on our website, please leave us a message and we will reach out to you to listen to your wishes. It will be our pleasure to go on this adventure with you!

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La Isabella, Luperon & Montecristi

La Isabella was founded by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage to the Americas in 1493. It is the first Spanish town in the New World, named after Queen Isabella of Spain and about 45 km to the west of Puerto Plata. The ruins of this settlement are now a national park and the historic museum is definitely worth a visit.


Luperon is a charming coastal village with a beautiful bay and due to its ideal location, many yachts and boats anchor here for shelter from storms in the Atlantic Ocean.

The village is an attractive vacation destination thanks to its gorgeous beaches.


Cayo Arena also known as Paradise Island is the tiny island offshore this coast and an excellent place to go snorkeling or diving. Swimming in a natural pool in aqua blue waters in the middle of the ocean and hundreds of species of different marine life make a trip to this tiny sandbank with corals and sponges an unforgettable memory!


In the same area is Punta Rucia Beach, a quiet area for nature lovers with many little bars and restaurants all along the coast. Make a boat trip to spot manatees at the Estero Hondo’s Manatees National Park among the mangroves or go hiking to the lagoon.


Monte Cristi has a unique climate with a dry subtropical forest landscape and El Morro mountain with a height of 242 meters (794ft) is an impressive landmark. You should definitely tour the salt ponds of Monte Cristi which show spectacular colors and have been a source of income for the inhabitants of the city for ages.


Cabrera is a small village about an hour away from Sosua towards the east and the new hotspot to build beautiful villas with a backdrop of palm trees and the blue waters of the Atlantic.

Near some of the prettiest secluded beaches of the island you can find true Dominican life in Cabrera. Not far from the airport and cities like Puerto Plata and Cabarete, this charming beach town is especially attractive if you like living surrounded by nature!

Rio San Juan & Playa Grande

The small fishing village of Rio San Juan is well known for its colorful houses and Laguna Gri Gri. Taking a trip by boat through the mangroves feels like you are in a movie set. And if you love adventure you definitely should visit the Dudu Lagoon as well! Jump from the zip line into the refreshingly cold water in this natural swimming pool. For divers, Dudu gives you the unique experience of diving through underground tunnels and caverns!

Rio San Juan offers one of the most exclusive golf courses you have ever seen. Designed by father and son team golf legends Robert Trent and Rees Jones this 18 holes course is an elite area both for playing, relaxing, or investing in real estate.

The magnificent views from the greens over the Atlantic Ocean will make you fall in love with the North Coast instantly.

If you are a seafood lover Rio San Juan is the place to be! Order at Playa Grande, named one of the Top Ten Most Beautiful Beaches in the world (Conde Nast Travel Magazine) fresh caught fish or lobster and eat with your feet in the sand, enjoying the views of turquoise waters and coconut palm trees. Caribbean vitamins are what we call it!

Samana & Las Terrenas

The peninsula of Samana is situated on the far east side of the Dominican North coast and is about 60 km wide.

In the early seventeenth century it was a slave trade port for the British and still many people originally from this part of the island have English family names.

These days, inhabitants are an exotic mix of African and West Indian slaves, Tainos, Spanish, and the new generation of European and American expats.


Samana is world famous for the humpback whales who visit the bay every winter to mate and have their calves away from the cold up north. Between December and March, you can see these impressive animals in the warm waters off the coast of Samana. Humpback whales are very playful and it’s fascinating to watch these incredible creatures of nature in the wild. Banco de Plata in Samana has become a sanctuary and the Dominican government has very strict laws to protect and ensure the safety and conservation of the humpback whales.


Just off the coast of Samana, about a 20-minute boat ride, you can visit Cayo Levantado also known as the Bounty island, from the famous TV commercial! Although very small, it is the perfect place to spend a day snorkeling, swimming, or sipping a coco loco and staring at the white sand beaches and the crystal clear waters.


Do not forget to visit National Park Los Haitises, a natural reserve that houses many caves with petroglyphs stamped by the Taino Indians the original inhabitants of the Caribbean.

Las Terrenas used to be a small fishermen’s village, but over the years it slowly transformed into a beach town with bars, restaurants, and shops, a true gem in paradise.

Thanks to the new highway, Las Terrenas is only a 2-hour drive away from Santo Domingo, the capital of the island.

Although Las Terrenas attracts many foreigners who want to live in nature, in 2013 the new aqueduct was installed, as well as optic fiber for TV and internet.

Both Las Terrenas and Samana have many opportunities to live a beautiful life: unspoiled lots, newly constructed villas, and hotels are in our portfolio.

Call us or send a message to: +1 829-420-6098


or simply send a message on the contact form on this page

We are happy to assist you!

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