If you’re someone who is looking for the conveniences of a good-sized city close to the beach and the mountains, I may have found the sweet spot for you. Especially if you are a trailblazer—someone who would enjoy the experience of immersing yourself in a new language and culture.
Just a few weeks ago, my wife and I were sitting in La Cabaña de Leo, enjoying lunch in the bamboo and thatch restaurant on a beautiful white-sand beach. The first course was a thick shrimp soup, made with crushed peanuts.
For many expats, renting may be a better option than buying when looking for your dream home in Ecuador. For example, you may not be sure about where to settle, and want the flexibility that renting affords.
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.
Friends and family are sometimes surprised to hear me say it, but the truth is that life in Salinas on the Pacific coast of southern Ecuador is not for everyone. “Aren’t you happy there?” they ask.
One of the biggest expenses when traveling is your accommodation. This is especially true in popular tourist spots. But my wife Rita and I have discovered a way to save money and at the same time experience the country we’re visiting in a more intimate and exciting way.
Whenever you hear about the Pacific Ocean beaches of Ecuador, often the focus is on the two more populated cities on the coast—the port city of Manta and the resort town of Salinas.
In many ways, the off-season is our favorite time here in Salinas, on the Pacific coast of southern Ecuador. The temperature is mostly in the 70s F, once in a while going up to the low 80s F, and things are mostly peaceful and quiet.
With most of the population of Ecuador living in the highlands, and given the scenic beauty of the Andes, sometimes it’s easy to forget that the country also offers long stretches of amazing Pacific coastline.
“Where do you see yourself in five years?” Ever get that question in a job interview? I have, and every time I always think, what a stupid question. If life has taught me anything at all, it’s that no one knows what tomorrow will bring…much less five years from now.