Once upon a time, a young Chilean couple vacationed in the Dominican Republic and loved it! So in 1997, we decided to move to Cabarete with our four young daughters. Our families thought we bumped our heads since it was such a radical change from the “normal” life we lived in Viña del Mar, Chile. We had nothing waiting for us here – no job, no plan. Even so, we bravely (some say naively) decided to throw caution to the wind and purchased some beachfront land. Although the raw property came studded with palm trees, it also came with bushes infested with hundreds of wasp nests!