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We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Manuel Antonio. They wrote...

"Expats in Manuel Antonio, may find the language barrier to be one of the most challenging aspects of the local culture, as Spanish is the primary language spoken in the area. Adjusting to the slower pace of life, known as "Tico time," can also be difficult for those accustomed to a more fast-paced lifestyle. Additionally, expats may struggle with the lack of infrastructure and public services, such as reliable public transportation and well-maintained roads. Cultural differences in communication styles, personal space, and social norms can also be challenging for expats to navigate. Finally, adapting to the local cuisine and finding familiar foods from their home countries may be a struggle for some expats living in Manuel Antonio," remarked another expat in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

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