Are you dreaming of settling in La Vega? Here are some tips to help you find accommodation in this Dominican province.
La Vega, one of the major Dominican provinces, was founded in 1495 by the famous Christopher Columbus himself. Since then, it has been transformed into a developed and dynamic region, but still holding is huge historical and cultural heritage. Note that La Vega's economy is based on different sectors, namely sugar cane cultivation, agriculture, as well as industry and trade, thus providing numerous career prospects.
But if you intend to move there, finding accommodation will be one of your main concerns. Also make sure to have inquired on its different neighborhoods so as to determine which one would suit your best.
Located almost in the middle of the Dominican Republic, La Vega is one of the country's 31 provinces. It is also one of the country's third biggest city, at 20 minutes from Santiago, one hour from Santo Domingo and 30 minutes from Jarabacao. La Vega is divided into two regions: the mountainous region and the lower region, as well as four municipalities, namely La Vega, its capital city, Jima Abajo Jarabacoa, Constanza and provincial Cabecera. Note that La Vega has been nicknamed the Caribbean Alps as it is surrounded by mountains.
Being one of the country's most ancient cities, La Vega is a very lively cultural city as it is visited by tourists in large numbers every year. In fact, the city hosts many places of interest such as the La Vega Viega which are ancient colonial ruins. You also have the El Santo Cerro, the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, Patron of the Dominican Republic, its protected areas, Scientific Ebony Reserves and Valle Nuevo, among others.
In the city center, you will find many clubs, bars, restaurants. Cultural events are regularly hosted such as the Carnival celebrated every year in April. As you may have noted, there is so much to do in La Vega during your leisure time that you will definitely not get bored!
Finally, the city hosts many private local schools, as well as two universities, namely the Universidad Católica Tecnológica del Cibao (UCATECI) and the UNPHU, Recinto La Vega. These might probably influence your choice in terms of accommodation.
Once you are accustomed to the different neighborhoods, you can start looking for accommodation. Note however that it is best to be on the spot so that you can visit the housing unit and negotiate with the owner in case you choose not to go through a real estate agency. But ideally, real estate agencies will handle all related formalities on your behalf, especially if you do not master Spanish.
In general, you are required to have a sufficient budget to pay the security deposit as well as the requested advance which is equal to a month's rent, or three months in some cases. As regards the conditions mentioned in the lease contract, the same applies to all regions across the country.
Good to know:
La Vega is ideal for foreigners seeking nature along with modernity. Most expatriates have settled nearby tourist areas, particularly due to the beaches and warm temperatures.
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