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Best Places for Digital Nomads to Live in the Dominican Republic

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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The Dominican Republic, located in the Caribbean, is an ideal destination for digital nomads seeking a balance of work and play. With its warm climate, rich culture, and beautiful landscapes, this country offers numerous cities and towns that cater to the needs of remote workers. In this article, we'll explore seven captivating places in the Dominican Republic that digital nomads will adore.

Cabarete

Known for its stunning beaches and world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding conditions, Cabarete is an excellent choice for digital nomads who love an active lifestyle. The town is filled with co-working spaces and cafes, making it easy to stay productive. When you're not working, enjoy the vibrant nightlife or explore the nearby Sosua Bay and its underwater statues.

Cost of Living: A furnished apartment in a safe and central neighborhood costs around $350 to $500 per month. Groceries for one person for a week are around $50. Dining out for dinner at a moderate restaurant with a drink costs around $15.

Nomad Tip: Don't miss the Cabarete Kite Festival, held annually in January. It's an excellent opportunity to witness top kiteboarders from around the world showcase their skills.

Where to Stay & Eat: Consider staying in the Playa Dorada area, where you'll find a variety of furnished rentals. For dining, try out El Pirata or La Luna, both popular among young people.

Santo Domingo

As the capital city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo offers a rich blend of history, culture, and modern conveniences. Digital nomads will appreciate the city's numerous co-working spaces and reliable internet connections. Explore the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or relax in the scenic Parque Mirador, which offers stunning views of the city.

Cost of Living: A furnished apartment in a safe and central neighborhood costs around $500 to $700 per month. Groceries for one person for a week are around $70. Dining out for dinner at a moderate restaurant with a drink costs around $20.

Nomad Tip: Visit the Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), located in the National Palace. The museum features an impressive collection of contemporary art from the Caribbean and Latin America.

Where to Stay & Eat: Stay in the Nueva Esparta neighborhood, which is home to many furnished rentals. For dining, try out Chucho's, a local favorite known for its delicious BBQ.

Juguan Beach

Located on the northwest coast, Juguan Beach is a tranquil retreat for digital nomads seeking a laid-back lifestyle. The area offers beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a peaceful atmosphere. With reliable internet connections and a few co-working spaces, it's an excellent choice for those who want to focus on their work while enjoying the Caribbean paradise.

Cost of Living: A furnished apartment in a safe and central neighborhood costs around $400 to $600 per month. Groceries for one person for a week are around $50. Dining out for dinner at a moderate restaurant with a drink costs around $12.

Nomad Tip: Spend an afternoon exploring the nearby Cabo Engaño National Park, where you can swim with Dolphins and discover breathtaking limestone caves.

Where to Stay & Eat: Stay in the area around the Juguan Beach Resort, where you'll find a variety of furnished rentals. For dining, try out El Coqui or Manzana de Mar, both offering delicious seafood dishes.

Las Terrenas

Located on the Samaná Peninsula, Las Terrenas is a charming fishing village that has become a popular destination for digital nomads. The town offers a laid-back atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and a vibrant local community. With reliable internet connections and a few co-working spaces, it's an excellent choice for those seeking a balance between work and relaxation.

Cost of Living: A furnished apartment in a safe and central neighborhood costs around $350 to $550 per month. Groceries for one person for a week are around $50. Dining out for dinner at a moderate restaurant with a drink costs around $10.

Nomad Tip: Don't miss the Cayo Levantado Island, a beautiful, secluded paradise accessible only by boat. Spend a day exploring the island, snorkeling, or simply relaxing on the pristine beach.

Where to Stay & Eat: Stay in the area around the town center, where you'll find a variety of furnished rentals. For dining, try out La Casita or El Fogón, both known for their delicious local dishes.

Puerto Plata

Located on the north coast, Puerto Plata is a historic city with a rich cultural heritage. Digital nomads will appreciate the city's numerous co-working spaces, reliable internet connections, and attractive prices. Explore the historic Fort San Felipe or relax on the beautiful Playa Dorada beach.

Cost of Living: A furnished apartment in a safe and central neighborhood costs around $300 to $500 per month. Groceries for one person for a week are around $45. Dining out for dinner at a moderate restaurant with a drink costs around $10.

Nomad Tip: Visit the Teleferico, a scenic cable car ride that offers breathtaking views of the city and the coastline.

Where to Stay & Eat: Stay in the area around the Malecón, where you'll find a variety of furnished rentals. For dining, try out La Casa del Mangó or La Cueva del Mar, both popular among locals and tourists alike.

Samosá

Located in the Samaná Province, Samosá is a picturesque fishing village known for its stunning beaches and lush green surroundings. Digital nomads will appreciate the village's peaceful atmosphere, reliable internet connections, and attractive prices. Spend your days working in one of the local cafes or exploring the nearby El Limon Waterfall.

Cost of Living: A furnished apartment in a safe and central neighborhood costs around $250 to $400 per month. Groceries for one person for a week are around $40. Dining out for dinner at a moderate restaurant with a drink costs around $8.

Nomad Tip: Don't miss the El Limon Waterfall, a breathtaking natural wonder accessible by boat or a short hike. Take a dip in the crystal-clear pools at the base of the waterfall.

Where to Stay & Eat: Stay in the area around the town center, where you'll find a variety of furnished rentals. For dining, try out Restaurant El Laurel or El Jibarito, both offering delicious local dishes.

Barahona

Located on the southwestern coast, Barahona is a laid-back town with a rich cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes. Digital nomads will appreciate the town's peaceful atmosphere, reliable internet connections, and attractive prices. Spend your days exploring the nearby Parque Nacional Jaragua or relaxing on the beautiful Playa de los Patos.

Cost of Living: A furnished apartment in a safe and central neighborhood costs around $200 to $400 per month. Groceries for one person for a week are around $35. Dining out for dinner at a moderate restaurant with a drink costs around $7.

Nomad Tip: Visit the nearby Parque Nacional Jaragua, a stunning national park featuring beautiful beaches, lush forests, and diverse wildlife.

Where to Stay & Eat: Stay in the area around the town center, where you'll find a variety of furnished rentals. For dining, try out El Rinconcito or Casa Luna, both offering delicious local dishes.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and serves as Co-President of Expat Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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