A popular Spanish song, nothing more than an ode to the ocean, went like this: “In the sea, life is so much tastier; in the sea, I love you so much more. With the sun, the moon, and the stars, in the sea, everything is joy.” Despite what is lost in translation, it is still deeply clear how the ocean has the unique power of making us feel light with peace and carelessness. If you were granted the opportunity of experiencing this every day, would you seize it?
Cuenca's cobblestone streets and colonial architecture will enchant you from the moment you arrive. However, the best part about Cuenca is how it continues to grow on you the longer you live here. There are many reasons it has been voted as one of the best retirement destinations in the world: a charming old town, friendly locals, a cultural and historical powerhouse, pristine parks and plazas, the rivers that run through the city, and a great combination of local and expat businesses that give an international flair to the numerous cafe's and restaurants.
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Olón is well known amongst Ecuadoreans as one of the country´s prime vacation destinations. Situated along 14kms of soft sandy beaches, Olón offers a pristine get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Since its founding, Montañita Estates has become a landmark in Montañita, the fastest growing beach on the Ecuadorean coast. The project is the only development located inside Montañita and is centered around the area´s leading high end hotel.
Despite having spent over 3 years in Ecuador, we are still discovering new places. We recently took a tour from Esmeraldas all the way down to Guayaquil, and just north of Jama we came upon a handful of spectacular projects.
KIRO Cumbayá offers elegant luxury condos in the city of Cumbayá just outside of Quito. Cumbayá has been growing dramatically recently and is an ideal option for investors that want to take advantage of the rising property values or for individuals that are looking for a high quality of life near Quito.
If you are looking for a charming home under the sun, in a countryside setting yet not too far from the city and with a spectacular beach just a few steps away, this is the opportunity for you.
A couple and their four children are heading to Manta, Ecuador in search of an opportunity for their future beachfront home in Ecuador's affordable real estate market.
It is no secret that the most in demand and sought after real estate in the world is beachfront, and the city of Manta offers it's residents high quality coastal living, with all the extras, and at a fraction of the cost of popular coastal destinations in North America and around the world.
Propertyshelf will be promoting the MLS Ecuador at the world's largest real estate exposition on November 9 through November 14th in Orlando Florida.
MLS-Ecuador celebrated its REMAX Coast and Country champion Olga Plavidal at the exquisite La Mirage in Cotacachi on Tuesday evening, April 9.
For the last ten years, Ecuador has continued to appear on investors’ and retirees’ lists of where to look next. This small country, situated in the northwestern nook of South America, is the most biologically diverse country in the world. It is home to beautiful beaches, dense jungles, the tortoise-filled Galapagos islands, soaring mountains and fertile valleys.
Olón is a quiet beach town with a beautiful long stretch of white sand beach that is home to a welcoming community of locals as well as an active community of expats. This small town offers a diverse food selection of local seafood options, international cuisine, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, being a fishing village, you will always find fresh fish and seafood caught by the fishermen themselves. All of this plus the year-round temperate climate, and it's no wonder that Olón has been a popular destination both for Ecuadorians, international travelers, and expat residents.
We are pleased to announce the Propertyshelf MLS is coming to Ecuador!
Did you know that Quito is one of the highest capital cities above sea level? Situated in a valley with towering volcanoes on either side, Quito, the second largest city in Ecuador, attracts tourists and students, business folk and artists, expats and international working professionals alike.
An overview of the Ecuadorean political system and government. The politics in Ecuador has a long history that has paved the way for the most recent constitution and government. We review the current state of the government, the different roles that the branches have, how the people are represented in the National Assembly, how laws are made, and how the upcoming presidential elections may shake things up.
Come and see Santa Marianita, one of the fastest growing retirement destinations in Ecuador, just 30 minutes south of Manta, in the province of Manabí, where Pacific Breeze is located.
It´d been a few months since I´d talked to Sean Kelly of Grand Palmas and it was good to hear him doing well when I called him this week to get project updates. Sean is one of those guys that doesn´t really talk shop until he´s pressed. When I first met him, I remember being relieved to find a developer that was more interested to talk about their social projects in the community and the produce generated from their finca than pushing real estate at me. As my wife says, "He´s one of the good gringos."
Ecuador has enjoyed a great deal of international attention over the past few years for its incredible beachfront properties. Towns like Playas, Salinas, Manta, and Bahia de Caraquez have received the lion`s share of international buyers, while the province of Esmeraldas has somehow managed to stay off the radar. A visit will leave you scratching your head as to why.