Sheltering In Place In Cotacachi During Covid-19

What are the shelter-in-place conditions like in Cotacachi in April 2020? I am very concerned about the way some of the main stream press is portraying the conditions in Ecuador showing dead bodies on the streets, and claiming Ecuador is in very bad shape.  I can say that from our personal experience we are not suffering here.  It is important …

Thriving Expat Business

January, 2020 Young US Expats Have A Thriving Specialty Meat Business (A version of this article also appeared in CuencaHighLife, June 27, 2019) There are a growing number of younger expats moving abroad.  Ecuador has attracted many retiring expats over the past decade, but there is also a trend of younger adults who are looking for different ways of living …

Ecuador Coast Golf Resorts Near Bahia And Manta

January, 2020 Golf Course Resorts Near Bahia de Caraquez And Manta I have had a few inquiries about whether there are Golf Course Communities near Bahia or Manta, so I wanted to get this post out to answer the question. There are two existing communities that I am aware of with golf courses that are fully functional and have existing …

Is It Safe For A Single Woman To Travel In Ecuador?

December 18, 2019 A 62 Year Young Expat Shares Her Solo Bus Trip Adventure To Baños A Guest Post by Janet Narum A friend of mine in the U.S. recently told me I was gutsy for traveling around Ecuador as a 62 year young American woman via local buses after the recent transportation strike and protests. I’ve never thought of …

To Thrive-Listen To Your Heart

April 2019 Use your intuition and the wisdom of your heart to make decisions this year. I have been contemplating how to make a positive difference in this time of new normal changes.  People are talking to me regarding their confusion and indecisiveness about what plans to make for their futures.  There are many voices in the media who are …

Featured Real Estate in Bahia

Looking for a professional, ethical real estate agent to help you in your search for your perfect home in Bahia? Please visit John Vollmeke at Ecuador Homes and Land for up to date information about Real Estate in the Bahia area.  John is a professional real estate agent, who had a career in real estate in the US.  As stated …

Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador 2019

February, 2019 “This bay could be one of the most beautiful ports of the world.”     In his book, The Secret of Paradise, Patricia Tamariz wrote that Thomas de Berlanga a friar of the Dominican Order who discovered Galapagos Island on March 10, 1535 and then sailed to the coast of Ecuador reaching Bahia.  When the Friar’s ship reached …

Cotacachi Or Cuenca? Which Is The Best For You?

February, 2019 Cotacachi Versus Cuenca,Where Will You Feel At Home? I have lived in Cuenca and Cotacachi.  Like me, many residents of Cotacachi started out in Cuenca, realized it wasn’t for them and found their way to Cotacachi as an alternative.  I thought it might be helpful to share my opinion and experience of both places to help you decide …

Cotacachi Healthcare: What Is Available?

January, 2019 What kind of healthcare can be found in Cotacachi? Many people thinking about becoming expats are concerned about the availability of medical care in Ecuador.  In larger cities such as Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Manta, and Ibarra you can find up to date medical facilities comparable to what you might find in the US.  Because Cotacachi is conveniently located …

Why I Hope Ecuador Doesn’t Get 5G

November 30, 2018 How much do you know about 5G? I was reading the Solari Report today and I found a link to this International Petition to stop the roll out of 5G. I wanted to share it with you because it is vitally important to our health and well being.  I have read quite a bit about it, but I …