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What Bahia de Caraquez is like for active adults
Bahia de Caraquez is a laid-back resort community of about 30,000 on a peninsula on the west coast of Ecuador. It's a pretty, subdued seaside location with clean streets, low crime (especially by Ecuador's standards) and white sandy beaches.
Photo of Malecón de Bahía de Caráquez courtesy of Jmorenov007 and Wikipedia.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values
There are plenty of apartments and beachside houses to be bought for cheap.
Purchase a beachfront property for just $100,000 USD.
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What is special about this retirement community

Bahia has resort facilities and good city infrastructure, including waterfront restaurants and city trash collection. Its status as a busy port town or over, which is good news for retirees coming to live in this clean and relatively safe town. The homes have charming tile-roofs and gardens. Ever since a devastating earthquake in the 90's the city has made strides to become eco-friendly.

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What is not special about this retirement community

Property values are so cheap because Bahia suffered a bad earthquake in the nineties. The nearest airport is in Guayquil, 160 miles away.

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What kinds of people like retiring here

People who love the idea of retiring to South America in a laid back village on the coast.  An adventurous spirit is a big plus.

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Local economy is driven by

Tourism is important in this beach town.

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Climate and Physical Environment
Bahia is hot year-round; during the rainy season there's an hour or two of rain every evening.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are some good restaurants in Bahia.

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Crime here is relatively low, particulalry compared to the rest of the country.

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Medical facilities

There are basic medical faciilties in Bahia.

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The nearest airport is in Guayaquil, 160 miles away.

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Valuable Links
Bahia de Caraquez on Wikipedia
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  • State: ECUADOR
  • Environment: Coastal,Small-mid Sized City,Resort Community,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature:
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: NA
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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