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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

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

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," commented one expat who made the move to Puerto Penasco.

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How do I find a place to live in Puerto Penasco?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Many expats live in my neighborhood (Mirador) plus it's just a few blocks to the beach," added another expat in Puerto Penasco.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Puerto Penasco?

"I live in a house. Houses and condos are the typical places expats live in Puerto Penasco," explained one expat living in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.

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What should I bring when moving to Puerto Penasco?

People living in Puerto Penasco were asked what three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They wrote:

"I drive only 3.5 hours to Tucson so I can easily get what I need, being so close, I never had to worry about leaving anything behind," said another expat in Puerto Penasco.

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What do expats in Puerto Penasco appreciate most about the local culture?

"Simpler lifestyle, fresher food, lower priced food, lower price utilities and rent, ocean breezes. Fisherman live on my streets, seeing them repair their nets, getting boats ready. Love fresh shrimp and fish. So many to list here," mentioned another expat in Puerto Penasco.

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What type of social life can someone expect in Puerto Penasco?

When we asked expats and global nomads about their social experiences in Puerto Penasco, they replied:

"Making friends with locals has been a wonderful experience. My best friend doesn't speak English and has helped me improve my Spanish which has also been a wonderful, challenging experience," said one expat living in Puerto Penasco.

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What are medical services in Puerto Penasco like?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Puerto Penasco, they replied:

"Our town does not have a major hospital that I would feel comfortable going to for open heart surgery for example. That is the only issue with medical care here. Anything less than major surgery can be done here. Major surgery would require going to a large metro area either 3.5 hours away or 5 hours away in the other direction. We would just go back to Phoenix because it is 3.5 hours away. That is what our expat friends do," said an expat in Puerto Penasco.

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Is the cost of living in Puerto Penasco high?

We asked people about the cost of living in Puerto Penasco, they wrote:

"You can live in Puerto Penasco on as low as $400 per month, small apartment (not in the tourist area) and utilities and some food. Add more for going out to eat," remarked another expat in Puerto Penasco.

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What are the visa & residency requirements in Puerto Penasco?

"Live here with a temp visa FMM you get at the border when you cross, show your passport and cost is about $25. If you purchase property, same thing. Many people that rent, don't bother with getting a resident card, they stay under the radar. The foreigners like me, that work, must have one, either it's temp or perm resident card. In the old days you may have heard them called FM3 and FM2's," mentioned another expat inPuerto 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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