Remote working is all the rage in the post-pandemic world, and many are setting their sights on warmer Caribbean destinations that offer relaxation and greater productivity. Although travelers have been flocking to places like Cancun for years already, the Dominican Republic is increasingly beginning to offer incentives to digital nomads. Here are the top reasons to choose the tropical destination for your next working holiday or workation.
Modern Co-Working Spaces
Even though Punta Cana is traditionally associated with all-inclusive luxury resorts, new coworking spaces are continuously popping up across the town. Built with modern business needs in mind, they offer cheap rates, comfortable furnishing, and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Some of the newest and top-rated coworking spaces include CanaWork, a networking hub close to Punta Cana International Airport. With 24/7 access, CanaWork is perfect for those who work across multiple time zones, and their membership starts at $90/month.
PHYEX’s Work Punta Cana is another good option and is located just 3 minutes from the city’s airport and is becoming a hotspot for entrepreneurs, businessmen, and designers thanks to its multi-use spaces. Featuring an ergonomic interior design, the coworking space is offering a free trial to new members.
Excellent Availability Of Accommodation
Travelers can combine their holiday with a little bit of work by taking advantage of dedicated workation packages that include discounts and perks. Club Med is one of many hospitality firms offering discounts on longer stays, with upgraded Wi-Fi among other benefits.
If you’re looking for a more personalized experience, check out AirBnb, which has expanded massively in the Dominican Republic. A week-long stay at a top-rated property in Punta Cana costs on average $750 for two people, although the rental platform offers a range of customizable options to fit travelers’ needs.
Proximity To Major North American Hubs
Punta Cana’s proximity to major North American commercial hubs including Miami and Atlanta makes it a great choice for remote workers that want to get some work done close to home. With plenty of direct flights to both the U.S and Canada, Punta Cana is easily reached in a couple of hours.
Punta Cana International Airport is also undergoing a major renovation set to be completed this month, and its newest low-cost airline Arajet is looking to expand its network to the United States shortly. Flights to Punta Cana are reasonably priced, with Frontier selling direct return flights in January for as low as $581 from Miami.
Versatile Free-Time Options
Punta Cana is a tourism mecca, with endless entertainment and fun activities to keep you busy after a long day of work. From its top-rated Blue-Flag-certified beaches to national parks and outdoor excursions, Punta Cana has a little bit of everything. Being a large resort destination, travelers can enjoy luxurious amenities including spas, restaurants, and shopping.
The 5-star Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana offers a range of free-time options for guests and visitors, including restaurants and bars, and of course its famous casino.
Long-Term Living Options
A new massive residential and resort complex called Larimar City is currently under construction in Punta Cana. Once complete, it will offer buyers a completely new way to live and work from the tropics. Featuring massive residential towers as well as pools, outdoor areas, and shopping options, residents will find everything they need without having to venture downtown.
A similar concept is in development in Samaná, and both projects are already nearly sold out. However, due to skyrocketing demand, similar undertakings will start taking shape across the Dominican Republic, including in La Romana and the country’s capital, Santo Domingo.
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