As the digital name craze continues on, more and more places are becoming a hotspot for the latest travel trend.
It can be a tough decision to choose your next home away from home. Do you go for the charm of Europe or the cultural richness of Asia?
Or maybe you want to stay closer to the States. Many remote workers are flocking south of the border as well to places such as Cancun and Mexico City.
Although opposite in personalities, these are awesome choices. But why not go for one of the most popular places on the planet for a beach escape?
The heartthrob of the Dominican Republic is becoming increasingly popular in the digital nomad world. Here are 6 reasons why Punta Cana has become a top destination for digital nomads:
A Thriving Co-Working Scene
Since COVID, the digital nomad industry has exploded, and Punta Cana has taken notice. There are at least 6 highly-reviewed co-working spaces near the heart of downtown.
The city is one of the most modern in the Caribbean, so it’s reasonable to expect speedy wifi to get work done.
Some of the workspaces, such as CanaWork, are open 24/7. This is key since many travelers have jobs that may be based in a different time zone.
These spaces are often filled, making it easy to network and make like-minded new friends in your travels.
More Bang For Your Buck
Two of the most popular places for Americans to book a vacation are Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Between the pair, travelers may save more money by going to the Dominican. Mexico’s Peso is rising so U.S. tourists aren’t seeing the same savings as they normally would.
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Digital nomads may be making money during their travels, but that doesn’t mean they want to blow it all at once! Trips to the Dominican have only increased by 1 percent.
Punta Cana is a better value than some of the other top beach destinations for remoter workers. According to Reuters, the Peso reached a record high this summer compared to the U.S. dollar.
Great Choices For Long-Term Stays
Punta Cana’s vacation rental scene is booming! Whether it’s a local service or a major platform like Airbnb, it should be relatively easy to find comfortable accommodations.
@thekeyisjoy Calling all #remoteworkers #teachers #students #digitalnomad #travelnurse Consider spending a few months in #PuntaCana #DominicanRepublic. Work or relax! You gotta live. Why not enjoy the ride! ##thekeyisjoy #passportstamperstravel #passportstampersdr #whywait ♬ love nwantinti (ah ah ah) – CKay
Recent reports show there are hundreds, if not thousands, of Airbnb’s available. Many of these homes provide the necessary amenities digital nomads will be seeking, such as reliable wifi and a work desk.
Although Punta Cana’s co-working scene is plentiful, if you pick the right place to stay, then you may not need to leave at all.
If that’s not your style, there are even resorts catering to remote workers, such as the Eden Roc Cap Cana.
Workcation Mode: Activated
Punta Cana is the perfect place for a “workcation”. Travelers in general come here to be pampered at high-end resorts and enjoy the pristine beaches.
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While digital nomads may not stay at a resort as it can be pricey at times, there are still ample opportunities to enjoy where you work.
There are many seaside cafes with Wi-Fi to get work done while you take in the nice breeze and amazing scenery.
Some Airbnb’s are beachside for a reasonable price too. The perfect place to activate Workcation Mode.
Strong Safety Record
Although the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory update for the Dominican recently, Punta Cana is largely unaffected.
No matter if you are a solo traveler, a digital nomad, or taking a family vacation, you want to go somewhere safe.
@financialbaee Replying to @themarshallblackmond is the Dominican Republic unsafe? Maybe it depends on the area. I’ve lived in Punta cana for months and I felt more safer there than living in the United States. #puntacana #dominicanrepublic #fyp ♬ Manski – Jayy Mercury
Digital nomads need not worry as Punta Cana holds a strong safety record, especially for tourists. In all likelihood, you will be traveling around with valuables, such as a laptop.
As long as you are aware of your surroundings and stick to what you know, digital nomads should not feel comfortable with their electronics.
Work First, Play Later
Punta Cana is full of fun attractions, no matter what vibe you’re seeking. You can spend your workday enjoying the scenic beach, sipping delicious coffee at a cafe or blend in at a co-working space, then have some fun at night or on weekends.
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The city has a buzzing nightlife scene for those looking for a memorable night out, or travelers can stay low-key and explore the “Caribbean’s first world-class theme park“.
There is always something to do here, which is the main draw for travelers. For digital nomads in particular, if you are able to stay focused getting your work assignments done, it’s all the more worth it to be able to have some fun around the city.
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