Updated 3 years ago

Looking forward to settle in Las Terrenas? Here are some tips to help you find a job in this major Dominican city.

Located in the Samana province, Las Terrenas is one of the Dominican Republic's major cities. It has been attracting foreigners in large numbers for some time, including retirees and young professionals seeking career prospects. Finding a job there can be quite difficult, but not impossible as many foreigners before you have managed to do so. You are advised to inquire on the local labor market's requirements beforehand and make you that you have the necessary qualifications and skills.


For many years, Las Terrenas' economy has been based on agricultural, especially coconut production and export, as well as fishing, mining and marble production. Over the years, these have been substituted by tourism which is nowadays deemed to be its main economic pillar.

Las Terrenas is particularly popular for its beaches, as well as for the whales which approach the region with their babies every year from January to March. Moreover, Playa Rincon is the province's most popular beach.

Trade is another major economic pillar since many foreign companies, shops, hotels and restaurants have successfully been set up there. You will also find foreign schools there, as well as pharmacies, supermarkets and many other facilities.

 Good to know:

Las Terrenas' population consists of a large number of foreigners including US, Canada, Belgium and European nationals, etc.

Find a job

You are more likely to be hired in Las Terrenas if you have bilingual, trilingual, and even multilingual skills. In fact, tourism is the region's main job provider thanks to numerous hotels, restaurants, shops. You can even try your luck with international schools operating across the city if you have the necessary qualifications.

Job vacancies can be viewed on the Internet, especially on job websites, professional social networks, among others. Networking and word of mouth may also help if you have friends and contacts on the spot.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Jobs in Las Terrenas 
Empléate www.empleateya.net
Tip Top Job www.tiptopjob.com
Las Terrenas Live www.las-terrenas-live.com
Giga Job do.gigajob.com
Acción Trabajo acciontrabajo.do

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