There are plenty of things to do near, in, on, and even under the water in Salinas—but what about when you want something that doesn’t involve sand, sun, and ocean? Fortunately, Salinas has you covered there as well. Let’s look at just five of the non-beachy things to do on the Santa Elena peninsula.
Ceviche is a popular dish on the coast of Ecuador. It is a blend of a few marinated vegetables and seafood, served cold in a citrus-based broth – the perfect refreshing meal for those warm days on the beach! This video walks you through the process of preparing one version of this delicious treat, ceviche Read more...: VIDEO: Making Ceviche de Camarón
Ecuador is an incredibly diverse country. Even though it is only about the size of Colorado, it has many distinct eco-systems, several cultural groups, and landscapes from beaches to some of the tallest mountains in the world…and everything in between
Although it’s not one of those “retire-at-half-the-cost” destinations, more and more expats are taking a closer look at Uruguay. They are attracted to the peaceful and relaxed lifestyle, the stable government, strong banking system, and mild, seasonal climate, without extreme temperatures...
The tranquilo lifestyle is what attracts most expats to Uruguay. It’s a healthy, stress-free approach to living. And in the capital, Montevideo, it’s evident almost everywhere I go. People sit on benches gazing out to sea, almost every block has a good coffee shop...
Living in Ecuador, we have a big money problem. Or rather, we have a problem with big money. The sad truth is that the cost of things like cabs, fresh produce, lunches, and so on, is so low that no one likes to break large bills.
It's no secret that the coast of Ecuador has some of the lowest-priced coastal properties in the world. Still, cash is king in the real estate market here, and not everyone can take advantage of the bargains to be found.
"I woke up this morning and saw 30 or more horses grazing in the bamboo forest across the street from our home," says Roger Wergin. "How's that for a tranquil retirement view?" Roger and his wife Cyndy feel they made the right decision when they bought a lot and built their three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in a gated community, just a 10-minute walk from the town of Olón, Ecuador
I was talking to someone in the States the other day about my life in Ecuador, and he asked a question that an expat hears often: “Don’t you get homesick?”. This is not a trivial question, and one that anyone thinking of moving to another country should consider.
Whenever you hear about the Pacific Ocean beaches of Ecuador, often the focus is mostly on the two more populated cities on the coast—the port city of Manta and the resort town of Salinas.