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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    Cabarete is very dusty and consists of a 4-5 block row of strip stores.The main road which is narrow runs thru the strip stores.
    The traffic often travels at high speed and is very dangerous as well as dirty.The ocean is frequently very rough and there are drownings on a regular basis. No lifeguards. There is crime in Cabarete and as a matter of fact only a short time ago an elderly couple walking the beach were victims of a strong arm robbery.
    Sosua on the other hand is an older town with winding streets and friendly people. In Sosua there are many Politur which is the tourist police. Prices in general are lower in Sosua. The beach in Sosua is on a bay and the waters are calm and clear. The beach is tree lined so you do not have to bake in the sun. Stay in Sosua and visit Cabarete, its only 15 minutes by car.
    I live in Cabarete and don't recognise it the way you describe it. There is more than just the main road. High speed traffic -difficult. Ever seen the motos doing wheelies down Pedro Clisante, Sosua? Regular drownings? You make it sound like on a daily basis! Sadly, there have been drownings, but it is a world famous water sports centre, so unfortunately inevitable. Yes, there is some crime but there is in Sosua too. And there is crime in Miami, Marbella and virtually anywhere where tourists visit.

    For me, there is a reason why apartments in Cabarete cost a little more: it is more upmarket! And you can always get to Sosua in 15 minutes if you want a night of "excitement"!

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    why do we always get onto this - they are both fine go and find out for yourself, no need to run one down in favour of another- live half way between as a compromise,or live in puerto plata

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanicos View Post
    Hi all

    My name is Cosmin and i am planning to relocate in DR next month. While looking on different websites for a place to rent i found Cabarete which was very attractive due to the fact that a lot of apartments were right on the beach. Here a 1 bdr would start from 700USD.
    Looking better today i found Sosua. A lot of modern furnished apartments were available starting at 400USD with some features included in the rental price.

    Can someone please tell me what is the difference between Sosua and Cabarete lifestyle? Also can you tell me how much do cigarettes costs over there, so i know if i will shop it from home or not.

    Thanks a lot
    well I have been there lately, the 2 places...I was thinking of Sosua, but now I think I will go visit Puerto Plata...because more activities, more stores and the other towns are close by for a ride. Check the local newspaper Adscene on the internet for info on appart. You have the Puerto Plata Beach Club renting out fully furnished appart. for 299.00 a month!!...plus lot of others all over the area from POP to Cab. for cheap. Don't be afraid to bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson56 View Post
    You have the Puerto Plata Beach Club renting out fully furnished appart. for 299.00 a month!!...
    PPBC looks good from the road... but I've read some horrible reviews online (electrical problems, water concerns, rats...).
    Puerto Plata Beach Club & Casino (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) - Resort (All-Inclusive) Reviews - TripAdvisor

    No idea if true or not, but keep your eyes open for potential issues if you tour it and are thinking of renting.

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    ppbc has been recently rennovated, it changed.

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    Sosua and Cabarete are so close together, you really should think of them as a single town. You can go from the middle of one of them and be in the middle of the other, in rush hour traffic, in about 20 minutes.

    I live in Atlanta and it takes that long to get to a major highway. Consider yourself lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFA123 View Post
    PPBC looks good from the road... but I've read some horrible reviews online (electrical problems, water concerns, rats...).
    Puerto Plata Beach Club & Casino (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) - Resort (All-Inclusive) Reviews - TripAdvisor

    No idea if true or not, but keep your eyes open for potential issues if you tour it and are thinking of renting.
    Well ok CFA 123, thanks for the link...could be helpful... but like some say, we are in the DR...and all is possible, so beware where-ever and well I don't expect a 5 star for that price. I rented a house in Santo Domingo and got screwed so..now I am more on the watch LOL!! Here in the DR, the electricity goes off practically every day so they need back ups; sometimes they cut the water; when it rains, it pours like hell so normal it leaks in and often we get flooded when living on ground levels...so check the out the level; mosquitos, flies and bugs all over so gotta put screens in; this is the DR...but asides that, it's PARADISE!!! ha ha!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanicos View Post
    Hi all

    My name is Cosmin and i am planning to relocate in DR next month. While looking on different websites for a place to rent i found Cabarete which was very attractive due to the fact that a lot of apartments were right on the beach. Here a 1 bdr would start from 700USD.
    Looking better today i found Sosua. A lot of modern furnished apartments were available starting at 400USD with some features included in the rental price.

    Can someone please tell me what is the difference between Sosua and Cabarete lifestyle? Also can you tell me how much do cigarettes costs over there, so i know if i will shop it from home or not.

    Thanks a lot
    I can tell you that Dominican versions of popular American brands of cigarettes like "Marlboro Lights" don't taste the same. The Dominican version tastes like a super light and the tobacco is like Rice Krispies because it "snaps, crackles, and pops" when you smoke it. I used to bring over 10 cartons of American cigs with me on different trips and the Dominican customs never said a thing, in fact they don't hardly even search you luggage when you arrive, but, in my case, they tore my s**t apart when I left, like I was an internationally wanted drug smuggler or something........

    Bring plenty of American cigs, because you won't like the Dominican versions..........

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    Cigarettes are from 950RD for a carton to 1250RD. now with an exchange rate of 38.9 pesos per dollar it comes to, ah, well, it is about ah, somewhere in there.
    Der Fish

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    I apologize for coming into this thread so late in the evening but i have been busy fending off a species of females that hang out in sosua--the likes of which i can only compare to a cross between a vampire and a Lycon. Allow me to count down the pros and cons of both cities in no particualr order.

    Sosua;

    1. Lycons and vampires come out at night to feed off the fresh blood of unsuspecting tourists. they're so profecient at sucking your blood that they have been known to rifle through your pockets while at the same time extracting the fillings in your mouth. no, really, they're that professional!

    2. The mosquitos that come down from the surrounding mountains of sosua have been known to carry off small childrena and rodents. the mosquitos come down in swarms from the surrounding hills to suck as much blood as they can carry in their bellys and still make lift-off.

    3. Yes, the beer and drinks are chepaer in sosua, however, one is left with either the concrete wall on the other side of the street to stare at for hours on end, or toothless females that parade up and down the streets who have invested all of their money on hair products, nail polish, beauty saloons, and perfume...and sadly no money on dental work or razors.

    4. Sosua is a hub of rocket scientists whom have retired after a long career of sitting around doing nothing more than waiting for someone in the family with money to pass away, or from a recent payout from an insurance policy, or a workers compensation claim, or a divorce settlement that paid generous dividends.

    5. Sosua is a hotbed of seedy characters whom would give fodder and muse to writers like Steinbeck, Hemingway, Karouac, and Ginsberg.

    6. On several occassions, throughout any given night, the devil himself can be seen running out of town with his tail between his legs as a result of all the competition for debauchery, excessive indulgence of sensual pleasures, and seductions from morality.

    Cabarete;

    1. People here have been known to throw themselves over puddles to help strangers stay dry, safe, and secure.

    2. Cabarete citizens have been known to live an extra 10 years of extended lives as a result of healthier drinking water, more profecient use of soap, and a significant increase of smoking better quality catnip.

    3. Cabarete citizens have better teeth, healthier skin glow, and are known to light up the night sky like Day-Glo.

    4. Cabarete citizens have been studied by respected social anthropologists--the likes of Jared Diamond and other well known social anthropologists--who have come down here and discovered that cabarete citizens sport better hair-do's, shinier hair, better hygiene, less sexual diseases, better sex lives, and just better over all healthier contagious postive, tenacious attitudes and dispositions.

    Some rocket scientists just walked into the bar...i have to go now...i will finish this later.

    Love Frank
    Last edited by frank12; 05-29-2012 at 12:34 AM.

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