Living as a Digital Nomad in Aruba (Caribbean)

In this post we will analyze the pros and cons of living as a Digital Nomad in Aruba, a beautiful island in the Caribbean sea

digital nomad in Aruba
Oranjestad, Aruba by Göran Ingman

Aruba is probably one of the most beautiful and most international islands in the world, but is it good for digital nomads?

Aruba for Digital Nomads: Overview

Aruba is one of the most unique places on the planet. It has a high degree of independence, but at the same time, it is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This, added to the fact it is quite close to the United States while being part of the Caribbean Islands, makes of Aruba an extremely international place.

Since three quarters of Aruba’s gross domestic product is related to tourism, services aren’t cheap. The island is  also known for having warm weather year round, so accommodation at affordable rates can be a problem. Especially if you want to spend a couple of months in Aruba as a digital nomad in the Caribbean.

Digital Nomad in Aruba: Costs and Opportunities

For a digital nomad what counts the most is the internet connection and low prices. When it comes to internet in Aruba, most accommodation places available will provide that. For the places where you do not have it, you can get a plan with WiFi Aruba. This company offers WiFi hotspots all across the island (mostly on coastal areas) and can be an option in some cases.

The main concern for a digital nomad in Aruba is definitely the cost of accommodation. Since the island’s GDP comes most from tourism, there is virtually no low season in Aruba. Expect to pay at least 35 USD per night, and not less than 800 per month, for a room or kitchenette.

It might be an interesting experience though, since the island plenty of sea related activities and great food. It is also one of the safest islands in the Caribbean. But the high prices are definitely not very attractive if you are a digital nomad.

If you are a digital nomad and you are looking for interesting destinations, there are more options. You may want to check this article about being a digital nomad in Paraguay or in Ukraine.

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