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

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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," remarked another expat who made the move to Puerto Cortes, Honduras.

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