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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 09, 2023

Summary: Many expats move to Puerto Penasco, Mexico for its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and low cost of living. The area is known for its vibrant culture, friendly locals, and excellent seafood. Expats also appreciate the easy access to the US border, allowing them to travel back and forth with relative ease. Additionally, Puerto Penasco offers a wide range of activities and attractions, from golfing and fishing to shopping and sightseeing. With its stunning scenery and laid-back atmosphere, Puerto Penasco is an ideal destination for expats looking for a new home.

What do I need to know before moving to Puerto Penasco?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Puerto Penasco, they said:

"Speak to a real estate agent that has experience in the area of Puerto Penasco that you choose. They can locate rentals and what's for sale easily and give you proper information to help make your move go smooth. There is no fee to speak with an agent. They're happy to help," said one expat in Puerto Penasco.

"1. Puerto Penasco is located in the Mexican state of Sonora, close to the United States border. 2. One of the most important things to remember if you are an expat planning on living in Puerto Penasco is to ensure you get all of the necessary paperwork, such as a valid visa, to remain and travel within the country. 3. The language spoken in Puerto Penasco is Mexican Spanish, so if you do not already speak the language it is important to brush up on your skills before arriving. 4. It is also beneficial to learn more about the local culture to better understand the people living there so you can better fit in. 5. Puerto Penasco has a warm climate, so it’s important to bring and wear sun protection and appropriate clothing throughout the year. 6. As Puerto Penasco is a foodie’s paradise, remember to sample some of the local cuisine and restaurant offerings, as they are known to be some of the best in Mexico. 7. Healthcare is also important to take into consideration and Puerto Penasco has numerous medical clinics and hospitals for expats to choose from. 8. Finally, Puerto Penasco is very close to the Perlas Islands, making it easy to escape to the beach or simply enjoying a relaxing day out," remarked one expat who made the move to Puerto Penasco.

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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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