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Puerto Bolivar, Ecuador

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 02, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Puerto Bolivar, Ecuador: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Puerto Bolivar?

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

"Before retiring in Puerto Bolívar, Ecuador, expats should know that the official language is Spanish, so learning the language would be beneficial. The cost of living is generally lower than in many Western countries, but it's important to have a clear understanding of your budget and financial situation. Healthcare is available and generally affordable, but it may not be up to the standards that some expats are used to. Expats should also be aware that the climate in Puerto Bolívar is tropical, with a wet and dry season. The culture in Ecuador is quite different from North America and Europe, so it's important to be open-minded and respectful of local customs and traditions. Safety can be a concern in some areas, so it's important to research and understand the local situation. It's also crucial to understand the visa and residency requirements in Ecuador, as you will need to secure the appropriate paperwork to live there long-term. Lastly, while Puerto Bolívar offers a slower pace of life, it may not offer the same level of amenities, entertainment, and conveniences that some expats may be accustomed to in their home country. Therefore, it's important to visit first to see if it suits your lifestyle and retirement goals," wrote one member in Puerto Bolivar.

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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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