We are a retired couple living in San Francisco Bay Area planning a vacation trip with the intention of purchasing a condo/villa in Dominican Republic in the near future !! How is the wind factor in Cabarete/Sosua ? I've heard is too windy !! we are not into skydiving sports but have heard the North Coast is the best !! What is the difference between Punta Cana compared to Sosua/Cabarete ? Condo/villas prices plus cost of living ?? Traveling expenses such as airfare from California ?? Any input will greatly appreciated !!
Ok now I have some time to answer you. First of all skydiving is not what they do..... you made me laugh out loud. They do windsurfing, hang gliding etc The wind is awesome for those sports but doesn't infringe on daily life so no worries.
North coast - is more real life DR. There are a lot of expats and tourists so the prices are more expensive then regular Dominican towns that do not rely on tourism.
Punta Cana - almost no real life of the DR. IT is all tourism and expats and it is very expensive. Ok before you all jump on me, yes there are some pockets of less expensive. I am being general here Punta Cana is likely the most expensive area to live outside of Casa de Campo.
Travelling expenses - darlin google is your friend - look it up!