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Introduction to Ecuador
March 19, 2008

Pro-Ecuador Insiders' Newsletter

March 19, 2008


Introduction to Ecuador Course and Tour

Pro-Ecuador is pleased to announce our first-ever “Introduction to Ecuador Course and Tour” set for June 4-10.

This course and tour is just the thing for you. We are going to cover all the basics: cost of living, visas, health care and insurance, buying property, legal matters, driving vs. public transportation, best places to live, cultural differences, and much more.

In addition, we will visit four of the major areas that foreigners are finding most desirable. Do you want to check out Ecuador and don’t really know how to start?

Click here to learn all about this exciting and comprehensive course.


You Can Find Great Health Insurance in Ecuador

By Gary Phillips

The availability of insurance coverage is a major concern for nearly everyone contemplating a move to another country. In response to readers' requests, Pro-Ecuador has researched this subject, locating a long-established and reputable insurance firm in Guayaquil.

With their assistance, Gary has compiled valuable information about health insurance in Ecuador, including rates, deductibles and qualifications.

The Guayaquil firm is a family concern that has been in business for many years. The owners and many of the staff speak English and are eager to answer all your questions. In addition, they happen to be our very good personal friends of several years standing. We trust them completely to help you find the best insurance coverage possible at the most reasonable price.

Click here to read about coverage and rates.


Arasha Rainforest Resort and Spa

Jason and Tania report on their visit to Ecuador's tropical nature retreat, Arasha Rainforest Resort. Arasha features biodiversity found on only 2.3% of the Earth’s surface with the comforts of a world-class resort.

Click here to read more.


Cotacachi’s Participatory Democracy

In the last two issues of the newsletter, we presented interviews with Cesar Alvear, an enthusiastic young Cotacachi man. This week, we had the opportunity to interview Cesar’s father, Leonardo Alvear, the president of the Cotacachi Assembly.

An exciting process of participatory democracy has formed in Cotacachi over the last 12 years that is becoming a model for 130 cantons or counties in Ecuador. Leonardo explained how this process is transforming and empowering the lives of people of this diverse country.

Click here to read Part I of our fascinating interview with Leonardo Alvear.


Local Negotiators Get Better Deals

Buying real estate in a foreign country can be difficult. We have seen friends and readers face unnecessary challenges while buying real estate in Ecuador.

We can assist you in locating rentals, residential, agricultural or commercial property, acting as a buyer’s agent, searching out investments, and refer you to reputable experts in a number of fields.

Click here for a complete list of services.


A View from the Roof
Timeless Secrets to Successful Forward Movement


by Gary Phillips

Over 100 years ago a homely old man wrote a simple little book that contains the secrets to securing wealth. And then the world forgot all about him and his writings.

Wallace Wattle’s book, "The Secret of Getting Rich," contains gems of wisdom that if followed, can help us create more of what we want in life. His instructions are so simple that you may be tempted to discount them, but the simplest truths are often the deepest and most profound.

Gary's article outlining some of Wattle’s basic principles will greatly assist you in moving forward in your life, perhaps moving you to Ecuador.

Click here to read more.


Are you coming to Ecuador soon?

Special discounts are available at Casa Izabella for Pro-Ecuador readers. Contact us for details.

Read more about Casa Izabella here.


Pro-Ecuador Events:

Intro to Ecuador June 4-10
Eco-Photo-Cultural Tour August 9-20
Intro to Ecuador August 21-27
Intro to Ecuador October 31 - Nov 6

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