Last updated on Jul 14, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Crucita, Ecuador: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
What do I need to know about living in Crucita?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Crucita, they said:
"People here are friendly and very helpful. You can get fresh fruit and veggies everywhere. You can get fresh seafood right from the fisherman in the mornings, as the come back in from a nights fishing," said one expat who made the move to Crucita.
"We lucked out when we chose stay in Crucita on the beach for 10 days our first visit, 8 days on our second visit, and 8 days on our third visit. We had visited other areas and found in the three times being there, it was the place for us. Crucita has such a laid back vibe, people there are so helpful, and went out of their way to help us with the process of purchasing our condo and furnishing it. We have made many friends just from our three visits in Crucita from Montana. And yes, we will NOT miss all the cold, snow and wind from Montana. I will be 60 this year and my husband 62. We both are absolutely looking forward to a warm, sunny, and laid back retirement. Also, having fishermen pull their catch straight out of the water right on the beach right in front of our condo complex, and having fresh fish (3-4 fish for $5 to $6) right out of the net is a definate plus," explained one expat living in Crucita, Ecuador.
What do I need to know before moving to Crucita?
About the Author
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.
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