Pro-Ecuador Newsletter: A Review of Ecuador Health Insurance Options
July 30, 2012
A View from the Roof: Ecuador Health Care and Insurance Offer Great Bargains: One of our most frequently asked questions is in regards to Ecuador health insurance. In this article, Gary does a little homework to give some answers to commonly asked questions about health care: Is it available? How much does it cost? How old can I be and still get it?
Holy Sh*t! Composting Toilets in Cotacachi are Spreading: We visited an organic farm with composting toilets. The owners are so happy with theirs that they are building four more composting toilets into their new straw bale house.
Cafe Rio Intag: Eddie's back in business at a new location in Cotacachi. Can you smell the coffee? Everybody cried when Eddie moved out of his previous location on Calle Bolivar. Now he's back with some of the best brewed coffee in Ecuador, and in a better location.
Kurikindi Farm, an Organic Sustainable Farm in El Batan:
Where in the world can you have a great big basket brimming with fresh-picked organic vegetables and exotic greens delivered right to your door for only $5? And for a little bit more, organic chocolate.
Aya and Hector of Kurikindi Farms have been performing this admirable service for several years. Their farm is a model of sustainability and conscious communion with Madre Tierra.
Sunday in the Parque with Jorge: Our search for good art in Ecuador takes us to Parque El Ejido in Quito to peruse the street art. It's one of our favorite not-to-be-missed weekend outings in Quito.
Ecuador News--A Giant Victory for the Little Guys:
The Sarayaku, an indigenous tribe in western Ecuador, have settled a 10-year-old lawsuit against an oil company for devastation to their ancestral lands, their health and their ancient cultural lifestyle.
Ecuador News--Ecuador will make no decision about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s request for asylum until after the Olympics.
More Ecuador News--Assange's mom Christine is getting into the act, meeting with Ecuador's foreign minister Ricardo Patino to discuss her son's hoped-for escape to Ecuador.
Ecuador Real Estate New Listings:
Brand-new 3-story, 3000 square foot townhome in the Cotacachi town limits. This gracious, spacious house has it all, including a glass-enclosed sunroom where I would spend most of my time gazing at the mountains and sipping guanabana smoothies.
Gigantic master bedroom suite, plus 3 other bedrooms, with 3 full bathrooms. The exciting thing about this property: It comes with 30 year financing at 3.95% interest.
Price $110,000. Contact us for a showing.
Two new Ecuador Beach listings:
Listing number one—Condo in Bahia de Caraquez: Condos in this popular beach town are getting difficult to come by. Check out this 4th floor beach view condo for $105,000.
Listing number two—Unfinished beach house in Crucita: A development high on a hill, this mystical pyramid house is sure to please the discriminating buyer. A real bargain at $59,500 for the lot and house. You can finish it to your specifications for an additional $60,000. The lot alone is valued at $25,000. A trusted local builder is ready to take the house to completion.
Cotacachi/Imbabura Real Estate Tour and Introduction to Ecuador Course: One of the greatest bargains around are our very popular 3-day real estate tours. Get an insider look at how things work in Ecuador. If you are considering a move to Ecuador, this tour is for you.
Learn everything from how to ride a bus to getting the right visa or purchasing real estate safely and economically. As visa requirements continue to morph, this tour is a must for understanding the newest requirements.
Our tours are a double bargain. Included in the low $299 per person price is a half-day Introduction to Ecuador workshop.
2012 Tour Dates:
August 23, 24, 25
September 20, 21, 22