Welcome to Coastal Expats Magazine. We want to be your trusted source for living and visiting the beautiful coast of Ecuador. Coastal Expats is concentrated on three major regions: Salinas, Montanita/Olon, and Manta. With writers in each of those areas, we will bring you monthly articles on coastal expat living as well as features on things to see and do, restaurant reviews, and inside information only known by locals.
COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 01 Interview by: Ed Lindquist. Photos courtesy of Ecuador Shores Realty Even though I have been living in Ecuador for over seven years, the first time I ever visited Manta was when we did the cover story on the beautiful golf resort Monticristi (Issue 38). I was very impressed. The area is
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Top 10 Reasons Why We Chose Ecuador (over Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Portugal, etc.)
JP and Amelia, the popular video bloggers, explain why they considered several other countries before they chose Ecuador as their expat home away from home. In this popular video, they share the main reasons why they didn't choose Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Uruguay, Portugal, New Zealand or Australia. Don’t miss viewing this video by going to the latest issue of Cuenca Expats Magazine.
CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 03 Reprinted Courtesy of Adventures Travel Magazine. Not for the Faint of Heart. I have been retired in Cuenca, Ecuador for over five years. I am content, happy and have a network of friends. And I feel like there should be more—more of something. Am I just wasting space, breathing good air?
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CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 03. Sponsored by Spanish teacher Amélia Vinçon. Most expats struggle to learn Spanish, yet most agree that learning Spanish is advantageous in relocating and getting settled into life in Cuenca. To aid in this transition, Cuenca Expats Magazine will have in each upcoming issue a practical Spanish lesson for everyday living. Each
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Introducing a new monthly feature: HEALTH TIPS. Many expats practice a healthier lifestyle since relocating to Ecuador. Excising more, and eating better with plenty of inexpensive and readily available fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, most of us need at times to augment our diets with supplements. So, each month, we’ll be highlighting something new
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COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 02. By Henry G Noël Photos: Henry G Noël We may never know the extent of the impact resulting from the numerous and conflicting policy changes enacted by local and federal governments to justify their reaction to the 2020 pandemic called Covid-19. Regardless of whether you are a pro-government-reaction or antigovernment-reaction, one
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COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 02 By Mark Bradbury I start most days in Olon with a walk on the beach; it’s a great place to set your mind straight and get yourself in a good mood. After a good breakfast, I head to the beach. One day, I was poking along, looking for interesting things when
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COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 01 By Henry G. Noël Photos By: Henry G. Noël Sitting on my 7th-floor balcony, sipping a freshly brewed cup of coffee, I can witness the flickering lights of the fishing boats bouncing slowly along in the darkness as they head out of the bay to gather their morning catch. The night’s
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COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 01 By Mark Bradbury Photos by Mark Bradbury Many of you who have been reading Cuenca Expats Magazine may know about Manta over here on the Coast, but for those of you who don’t know our great city and its surrounding communities, we welcome you to a new chapter in your reading
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