The advantages of living in Punta Cana go beyond the paradisiacal beaches or the pleasant weather most of the year. In a global world, where you can invest anywhere or telecommute for a company based in another country, it’s worth considering.
Maybe you can think of better places to be when the rainy season comes or when you think about how to get around Punta Cana by public transportation. But the disadvantages, if they can be considered as such, outweigh the advantages.
Living in paradise, not dreaming about it
People live wrapped up in their office work, striving day by day to enjoy weekends and a few weeks of vacation a year. They dream of paradise most of the time, but what if it’s time to live it, not just dream it? Working in a place like this changes your lifestyle and your perspectives: your own enjoyment becomes paramount, not secondary.
You have to choose well, though. In tourist areas you live very well, because they have very well equipped infrastructures and a high level of security. But other places, such as Vero or Higüey, are close by, also have good facilities and are more economical.
Punta Cana is the ideal place for digital nomads who travel with their computers on their backs, and work for a company based in another country or as freelancers. But, if you want to work here, it is also possible to find opportunities.
If you speak more than one language, such as Spanish and English, your job in the hospitality industry is guaranteed. Tourism concentrates more than 90% of the jobs, and motivates the implementation of urban projects and other infrastructures. Therefore, engineers and other technical profiles are also welcome.
But avoid coming only with a tourist visa to stay and live in the country, if that is your intention, because you could have problems. It would be better that you contact the Dominican consulate of your country and complete all the formalities to avoid inconveniences.
Ideal place for investors
Having a real estate agency in the Dominican Republic, as in our case, gives us the advantage of seeing how much the market moves here. Punta Cana is open to foreign investment regardless of the volume of business. Its tax policies are very attractive, as they guarantee that you can repatriate 100% of the investment plus dividends without any problems.
Whether you are thinking of opening a small business or a large project, areas such as technology, electronics or communications offer many opportunities, in addition to tourism services.
An attractive culture
In the Dominican Republic you will witness the well-known Caribbean idiosyncrasy, with people of an enormous human quality that will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive.
In Punta Cana you will find friendly and helpful people. The process of transculturation and crossbreeding between cultures has led to the European mix with Taino and African elements. These are the elements most present in the gastronomy and music.
Affordable cost of living
The cost of living in Punta Cana does not have to be too high. You can live with an income of between 1,500 and 1,700 dollars a month, which will not be a high impact if you come from countries like the United States.
Buying a property in Punta Cana, despite the high influence of tourism, doesn’t have to be expensive either if you put yourself in good hands. Our Punta Cana real estate agency, Blue Caribbean Properties, advises you on property types and financing options, as well as providing legal representation. They provide you with personalized service in the language you need