Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

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

What is life like in Bahia de Caraquez?

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When we asked people living in Bahia de Caraquez what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"This is a tourist town that only has tourists occasionally. Most people do menial jobs," remarked another expat in Bahia de Caraquez.

What do expats in Bahia de Caraquez appreciate most about the local culture?

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"The lovely slower pace of life. People here take time to enjoy family and friends. They work to live which then gives them a better outlook. We feel very fortunate to have found Ecuador and love Bahia. We can go to Manta or Quito or Guayaquil if we need a fix of modernization. Along with it goes more stress and a more hectic pace of life although they still know how to take time for family and friends," remarked another expat in Bahia de Caraquez.

"Still working on that one as I do not care for this town I am living in and is much more primitive than cities," explained one expat living in Bahia de Caraquez.

What do expats find most challenging?

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"We are struggling with the language but that is getting better on a daily basis. Sometimes you think of what you were planning to say but it is later than you wanted to say it. People still talk to you like you understand, but they are patient and they don't get angry because you cannot speak their language," said another expat in Bahia de Caraquez.

"Not knowing the language and the fact that especially in this part of Ecuador, they talk extremely FAST!," added another person living in Bahia de Caraquez.

Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Bahia de Caraquez accepting of differences?

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"Most people here are mestizo. They are very accepting of any race but do not inter-marry with blacks," explained one expat.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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