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Moving to San Francisco de Macorís? Here is how to proceed to find accommodation in this Dominican city.

San Francisco de Macorís is one of the major and most popular Dominican cities. Stretching over some 1,643 km², it is located in front of the Loma Quita Espuela, and is part of the country's Northern Cordillera and is the Duarte province's capital city. San Francisco de Macorís is above all an agricultural city. But over the years, tourism has been developing into an economic pillar. Hence, finding accommodation should not be too difficult.

Make sure to inquire on its different neighborhoods and on the types of accommodation which are available there before choosing the one which best suits your needs.


The province of Duarte province is located in the eastern part of the La Vega Real o Cibao Valley which is also known as the Yuna Valley. Apart from San Francisco de Macorís, it also includes other municipalities, namely Villa Riva, Pimentel, Arenoso, Castillo, Las Guaranas and Eugenio María de Hostos.

In most of these areas, agriculture and livestock are the main economic activities. These include the cultivation of fruits, cocoa, coffee, snuff, bananas and rice. Note that fields are surrounded by Camu, del Jaya, Cuba and Cenoví rivers.

Over the years, tourism has been developing into one of the region's major activities. Moreover, ecotourism is gradually growing around the Loma Quita Espuela Reserva Científica. San Francisco de Macorís, for its part, displays a real economic dynamism, through its industries and continuously improving agriculture.

Find accommodation

It can be quite difficult to find accommodation in San Francisco de Macorís from abroad although a few websites do advertise current housing offers. You can as well try your luck by networking, specifying your criteria along with your budget.

As it is the case for most Dominican cities, the best way to find accommodation in San Francisco de Macorís is to be on the spot. You can then seek the assistance of a professional real estate agency which will help you on every step, especially if you do not have a good command of Spanish.

Finally, word of mouth may also help if you have friends and contacts in the region.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Housing in Dominican Republic 
Municipality of San Francisco de Macoris www.sanfrancisco.gob.do
Jmarcano www.jmarcano.com
Point 2 Homes www.point2homes.com
Que barato duarte.quebarato.com.do
Home Hippo homehippo.com
Immobel www.immobel.com

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