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Puerto Cortes, Honduras

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

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

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

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

"Before moving to Puerto Cortes, expats should know that Spanish is the official language, so learning it would be beneficial. The city is known for its hot and humid tropical climate, so lightweight and breathable clothing is recommended. It's important to be aware that the healthcare system in Honduras may not be as advanced as in other countries, so comprehensive health insurance is advisable. Expats should also know that the cost of living in Puerto Cortes is relatively low compared to many Western countries. However, the city has a high crime rate, so it's crucial to take safety precautions, such as avoiding certain areas at night and not displaying wealth openly. The city is a major port and commercial center, offering job opportunities in sectors like shipping, manufacturing, and logistics. Expats should also be aware of the local customs and traditions to respect the local culture. Public transportation is available but may not be as reliable or comfortable as in other countries. Driving can be challenging due to the condition of some roads and local driving habits. Finally, expats should understand that while Puerto Cortes offers beautiful beaches and a laid-back lifestyle, it also comes with challenges such as occasional power outages and limited shopping options," said one expat who made the move to Puerto Cortes.

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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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