Expat Guide To The Dominican Republic – Part 6 & 7 – Hurricanes, Climate, Size and Geography

Dominican Republic Mountains

Dominican Republic Mountains

Hi guys, Barry in DR here. Part Six in our Expat Guide To The Dominican Republic series introduces to the size and general climate of the Dominican Republic and provides the foundation to better understand the weather patterns of various regions of the Dominican Republic. In Part Six and Part Seven you will learn why the area around Cabrera on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is probably one of the safest havens from Hurricanes and tropical storms.

As you will see in Part Six and Part Seven of the Expat Guide, the Dominican Republic offers incredible diversity, from a large salt lake 140 feet below sea level all the way to the highest mountain range in the Caribbean, over 10,000 feet above sea level. You will also see that ground water is one thing that makes the Dominican Republic especially well suited for expats interested in a self-sustaining lifestyle. While the Dominican Republic is only slightly smaller than Costa Rica, it has over 300% more ground water and over 150 years of underground aquifers.

In Part Six we take a look that the size and general climate and geographic characteristics of the Dominican Republic.


In Part Seven we take a closer look at the mountain ranges, rivers and lakes and the weather patterns.  We see the role that the mountains play in protecting Cabrera and the surrounding communities from most of the impact of hurricanes and major tropical storms.  You will see why Cabrera is probably on of the safest coastline communities, shield by three mountain ridges.

Watch for upcoming segments of the Expat Guide To The Dominican Republic.

Cajun September 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

@ Barry. Many years ago Gorden Sinclair, from Canada, did a huge piece , speaking up for America. Yes Barry, now it is hard to find anything from the “evil empire” good. Let me remind you that it is NOT the American people. Americans are waking up. Hope
that God will bless us again. 91 % of American people are against this WWIII. Our country has been taken over by a Evil Gubberment. Let me also remind you that the DR needs to wake up ie. U.N. (agenda 21),American dollar, Euro, I.M.F..and China all at your door stept. It is called N.W.O. On your website you post “Survive the currencies, Including the Dollar and Euro. (DR is giong to the Euro and Dollar) Please note, that if the American Dollar fails the world will also. Yes, you will have the China currency? The DR is a beautiful place as are it’s people. God bless and I hope that the world will heal. Please read II Chronicles 7:14

Barry September 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Hello Cajun, I have to totally agree it’s not the people and really in all cases never was. It’s just when Governments are running out of options things get crazy and always will as they don’t see things as they really are and will hang on to what they feel is control and power at all costs including human lives. They don’t see people like us as really worth anything other that our contributions to their goals. We’re very expendable in other words. Far as the currency goes dosen’t matter one way or another. Try to view all currencies as if they were boats in a harbor. Each of these boats USS dollar, USS Euro, USS Yuan ect. all have a hole in their hulls but different size holes so they sink at different times thus giving the hulls with a slightly smaller hole the illusion of being stronger as they sink at a slower rate… but rest assured they are in fact sinking and will eventually end up at the bottom of the harbor with the rest. Here we live in a strong barter region and that is the best that there is as when all is said and done it’s food and water not any metal that is what is important. If I have milk and cream onions, peppers ECT. and you have eggs carrots ECT. we trade. Thus the various products actually become a form of currency. Currency can be anything as long as the COUNTERPARTY is willing to accept it for goods and trades. Stone money in Yap Pig tusks and a million things all still are or were a form of currency because they were accepted by the counterparty. Currency has to have convertabily and while I’m not a fan of any currency it is however why I do not see for the forseeable future anything replacing the US Dollar as the reserve. Yuan perhaps down the road but until it has convertability not a chance. Thanks Cajun for your time.


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