Ocean Front 3 BR, 3.5 BA Condo For Sale in Bahia de Caraquez

This very comfortable 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condo is located in one of Bahia’s premier buildings on the Malecon just steps from the beach.  Enjoy expansive views of the bay from your own terrace off your bedroom and living room, or from the hot tub on the roof.  Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean with the cooling breeze.  …

Bahia de Caraquez in 2018

A Visit to Bahia in 2018 We visited Bahia in April of 2018.  What we found was one of Ecuador’s nicest coastal cities is getting updated.  As we walked about the city neighborhoods we were surprised by colorful murals that depict life around Ecuador in vibrant colors.  Some are fanciful and whimsical; others are artistic renderings of nature.  As we …

Seven Reasons We Live A Good Life In Cotacachi

March, 2018 It Is A Small Stable Community: People Know Each Other For us, thriving meant finding a place where we could live a less complicated and relaxed life. We were looking for a place where we could live simply, but comfortably without the hectic feeling we had living and working in the US.  How is life in Cotacachi like stepping into …

ONE WAY TO DECREASE STRESS AS AN EXPAT IN ECUADOR

Confused? Hire a facilitator. Like many people who have moved to Ecuador we attended an International Living conference and we read a lot of websites and books, and listened to many interviews before we decided to move.  If you are not fluent in Spanish and if you have never lived in South America, you might be overwhelmed by all there …

Peguche Wasi Workshop and Artisan Center Near Cotacachi

Posted March, 2018 What I love about living in Cotacachi is the people and the connection to historical cultural roots. There are many places nearby to learn more about the Indigenous culture and deepen your appreciation for the people. One such place is Peguche Wasi. When our friend came to visit last week from Cuenca she was eager to see …

My Unpredictable Love Affair, Guest Post

  Posted February 25, 2018. This guest post from author Beverley Scherberger describes how she is thriving as an expat in Ecuador in her new career as a writer since she retired and moved to Cotacachi, Ecuador.  You can learn more about Beverley’s work on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/author/beverleyscherberger or you can sign up to be added to her mailing list at  bev@bevscherberger.com and receive the occasional …

TRANSPORTATION TO COTACACHI

Transportation to Cotacachi January, 2018  Here is a brief summary of transportation options to Cotacachi from Quito. There is not an airport in Cotacachi. The closest international airport, Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) is just north of Quito. The Quito airport has won awards for the best airport in South America. There is a lot of useful information on the Mariscal Sucre …

A Cotacachi Ecuador Morning

Posted, January, 2018.  To live in Cotacachi is to wake in the morning to the sweet chirpings of hummingbirds and the crowing of roosters, joined by the barking of dogs and the mooing of cows. The air in the Andean morning is cool, depending on the season, it is usually in the low to mid 50’s F. If the sun is …

Success Starting a Business in Cotacachi, Ecuador

Meet Yannick ,an expat from Germany who moved to Cotacachi and started a bakery. He is the proud owner of a successful bakery called Pandala Bakery in Cotacachi. We interviewed him to find out what it has been like for him to start a business here and to find out what you can learn from him. Deb: Where were you born? …

Thriving in the New Normal

Bahia-Ecuador-Expats Is Now Thriving In The New Normal Greetings friends and subscribers, I have not posted for quite a while because we have been traveling and we are no longer living full time in Bahia. I re-named the Bahia-Ecuador-Expats website Thriving in the New Normal, Thriving as Expats in Ecuador. I will still be posting about Bahia, and you can …