I came to Ecuador permanently in 2006 after making several scouting trips to other South American countries. I found many places I would love to be in but none that tickled my fancy like Ecuador.
After living in Alaska for over 25 years, I felt that good year round weather was my main priority. Living on the equator provided just that for me. The climate of the coast around Manta, Ecuador was even better. Dry warm weather is the norm here.
Manta also provides the country´s largest fruit, vegetable and fish markets which suites me just fine. I also wanted to maximize my retirement funds and I found that my money goes 58% farther here than in the USA. Yep, I was living my dream. Sitting on a beautiful white sandy beach sipping on my Margarita when out of the blue, a beautiful Ecuadorian lady introduces herself to me and asks if I needed help with translation. She had overheard my failed attempt at ordering another drink and thought I needed the help. Well, a few more margarita´s and five years later, we are still together and enjoying life to its´ fullest.
Ecuadorian Coastal Properties started by accident. I had not intended on working here at all. But after looking at property with several English speaking Ecuadorean real estate agents, I decided that I could do better on my own. So I started knocking on doors of nice properties. Walking the land outside of Manta and then finding out who they belonged to.
I went to many business functions and introduced myself to Manta´s leaders. Fortunately for me, Lorena was by my side. What I could not understand, she filled in for me. What I discovered was a warm and genuine community willing to open their doors to North Americans coming in droves to discover this warm city on the Pacific Ocean.
Ecuadorian Coastal properties has grown to cover the entire coast of Ecuador and we now have affiliate offices in other locations throughout Ecuador. We are a proven and trusted company that has been accepted by our community for our integrity and our hard work with clients and within the community.