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Moving to Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 03, 2023

Summary: Expatriates move to Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador for its stunning natural beauty, its laid-back lifestyle, and its low cost of living. The city is located on the Pacific Coast and offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as fishing, surfing, and kayaking. The city also has a vibrant cultural scene, with a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. Additionally, Bahia de Caraquez is a great place to learn Spanish, as the locals are friendly and welcoming to foreigners. With its stunning scenery, relaxed atmosphere, and low cost of living, Bahia de Caraquez is an attractive destination for expats looking for a new home.

What do I need to know before moving to Bahia de Caraquez?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bahia de Caraquez, they said:

"It is wise for expats who plan to move to Bahia de Caraquez to become educated about the climate, culture, and language of the area before arriving. It is recommended that expats learn some Spanish before moving, as the primary language spoken in Bahia is Spanish with some areas using an indigenous language called Chocho more prevalently. Bahia de Caraquez enjoys warm weather throughout most of the year, but rain showers can be frequent in the wet season between December and April. Expats should also be aware of their surroundings at all times, as Ecuador has a high crime rate and this area is no exception," said one expat in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat 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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