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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Bahia de Caraquez, ECUADOR

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.

Where to Retire in Bahia de Caraquez and Home Prices

There are plenty of apartments and beachside houses to be bought for cheap.
Purchase a beachfront property for just $100,000 USD.

What Is Special about Bahia de Caraquez

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.

What Is Not Special about Bahia de Caraquez

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

Climate and Physical Environment

Bahia is hot year-round; during the rainy season there's an hour or two of rain every evening.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are some good restaurants in Bahia.


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

Medical Facilities

There are basic medical faciilties in Bahia.


The nearest airport is in Guayaquil, 160 miles away.

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