Retire in Ecuador: Hacienda de las Flores, a Cotacachi Retirement Condominium Complex

Editor's Note: This project has started construction but is on hold. It is for sale to prospective investors. Contact for information. -- March, 2013.

Gary and I have discovered a wonderful solution for ourselves and others who want to retire in Ecuador. A new retirement condominium and assisted living development is under construction in a much-sought-after location in the heart of town.

This first-class Cotacachi condo complex is going to make retirement living in Ecuador a whole lot easier for those of us who are ready to stop and smell the roses.

Many of the inquiries we receive from readers are health-related. They want to know about health care in Ecuador, hospital facilities, health insurance. After all, one of the major reasons people are leaving the United States and retire in Ecuador is because of the high cost of these services. Readers are searching for viable alternatives. Hacienda de las Flores is definitely one of those options.

We took some time to consider what we would want in a retirement living scenario when the time comes for us to make that move. We each wrote down a list of the absolute necessities and then compiled a wish list of extras and luxuries. When we compared our lists with what is provided in this new development, we were pleased as punch to find everything we could hope for and even more!

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Ecuadorians and expats alike who are of at least 55 years old and who want or may require assistance in the future can manifest their own perfect solution in a customized condo at Hacienda de las Flores. Anyone who may need assistance in the future because of age or infirmity can create a whole new life-style, which will be far more economical than the expensive care offered in the United States.

We know the owner/developers of this complex and have interviewed them regarding the services they will be providing and the quality of their construction. They have devoted many months of thoughtful planning, love and attention to this project. As a result, Gary and I are excited about the gift that they are bringing to Cotacachi and its elder population, both Ecuadorian and expat.

As you can see in the picture above, Hacienda de las Flores is a top-quality retirement living facility,the perfect place to retire in Ecuador. It will consist of one and two-bedroom condominiums. Park-like grounds, covered in lush flora, for strolling, contemplation and communing with nature will make the upmost of Cotacachi's year-long mild weather.

Trees, flowers, lawns, benches, a bubbling fountain and a gazebo will be more than enough to entice nature-lovers to spend time outdoors. In the distance rise the imposing profiles of Cotacachi's two volcanoes.

Phase I will comprise 55% of the land and contain 70 condo units in two buildings. There are plans for two additional buildings for a total of about 150 units. Two of the four buildings will have two stories and the other two, three stories. All buildings will include elevators.

The construction process is now underway. Our company, Eagle and Condor Internacional can assist you in the purchase of one of these retirement condos. Contact us here.

Constructed in town on 6.6 acres (2.7 hectares) of land a short distance from the center of Cotacachi, this development is an answered prayer for those seeking an alternative life-style in their later years. As the fast pace of early life gives way to a desire for enjoyable retirement options and for well-deserved pampering, Hacienda de las Flores is the top choice for fulfilling that wish.

New owners don't have to need assisted living in order to reside here, to retire in Ecuador. While these condos are ideal for those who are prudently looking ahead to a future when such care will be necessary and welcomed, it's also perfect for people who want to prepare for a high quality retirement now, one that is also very economical.

Who wouldn't want to retire in a healthy environment of safety, security, great natural beauty and companionship, with gentle care-givers available as you need them. And most of all, at a very affordable price, which makes for a good financial investment as well as a nice place to live.

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I like the idea that you can even rent your condo out and the management will take care of the details for you. They will see that the unit is cleaned before and after use, they will collect the rent for you, even arrange transportation for the renters.

Here are only a few of the amenities being offered:

  • Excellent health care, provided by a professional UK-trained nurse and her well-trained staff
  • Safety features such as guard rails, level grounds free of steps, elevators, ramps, wheelchair accessibility
  • Highest-quality construction and building materials used in condominium units
  • Several colors and finishing material choices to select from to customize your decor
  • Safe, comfortable, affordable housing
  • Gated, walled community living
  • Guard on premises at all times for added security, accident prevention and emergency situations such or falls or injury
  • Privacy and independence in your own condominium
  • Peace and tranquility in a serene country setting of great natural beauty
  • Wired for Direct TV
  • High-speed internet connection available
  • Telephone hookup availability
  • Organic meals lovingly prepared in the restaurant, or delivered to your room
  • Needs met by a friendly, helpful local staff
  • A variety of care options, ranging from minimal assistance to 24-hour nursing care
  • Plenty of activities to explore, including gardening, outdoor recreation, socializing, games, tours, local sight-seeing and shopping
  • On-site accommodations for visitors, family, social activities and mingling with the local community

Also on site there will be easy access to the things that increase the quality and richness of life when you retire in Ecuador. Pamper yourself by partaking of these features, some for increased well-being and health maintenance and others just for the sheer pleasure they bring:

  • Clinic and visiting doctor services
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Sauna
  • Eucalyptus steam room
  • Community center for games, socializing, meetings
  • Chapel
  • Organic vegetable garden for optimum healthy living and for those who love gardening
  • Organic orchard with ripe, totally fresh, even exotic fruits
  • Large landscaped areas with fountains, gazebo, benches and paths for enjoying the spring-like weather in Cotacachi
  • Restaurant/cafeteria serving delicious, fresh organic meals 3 times a day
  • Juice bar with custom-made fresh fruit, vegetable and herbal drinks
  • Snack bar
  • Wet bar
  • Barber and beauty shop

In addition to a clinic and visiting doctors, these special health servicesare offered on-site as part of the life-style at Hacienda de las Flores:

  • Monitored response system in all condos for emergency situations
  • Ongoing monitoring of individual health
  • Wellness services such as pool exercise, meditation, walking, yoga
  • Massage
  • Constant access to the professional nurse and her trained staff

Plus these other off-site medical services can and will be arranged for residents at Ecuador's very low rates:

  • Dental care
  • Medical/surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery or procedures
  • Stem cell treatment
  • Ambulance care/hospital or off-site medical transportation

And these other off-site services will be available:

  • Tours of all kinds
  • Special excursions to places of interest
  • Opportunities to participate in local cultural and charitable activities
  • Shopping

For those desiring even more convenience, at an additional cost, the following services can be provided:

  • Daily or Weekly housekeeping
  • Weekly laundry/ ironing
  • Daily personal care assistance—bathing, dressing, feeding, chores, errands, reading books or magazines
  • Maid service either part- or full-time
  • Transportation/taxi

And many more. Hacienda de las Flores is designed to provide the utmost in highly professional, heart-felt care that will make life a continuing joy, even as the natural process of slowing down and aging necessitates changes in the ways we live.

This expansive list of opportunities for a rich and entertaining senior life can be yours in a country that is full of kind, friendly locals, great natural beauty and everything you've always wanted in retirement living, at a price so reasonable you won't believe it's possible.

These retirement living condominiums come in three sizes and price ranges. The largest condos are on the first-floor, offering the ease and safety of ground-floor accessibility. There are stairs to the upper unitsand an elevator will make getting to the smaller one- and two-bedroom upper units safe, simple and care-free.

Each unit consists of a well-planned, compact U-shaped kitchen designed to save steps while cooking and with plenty of cabinets and storage. Each condo also comes with a spacious living/dining combination, a place for entertaining friends or family. Everything is handicapped accessible.

There are ample closets in the two-bedroom units and the one-bedroom penthouse features a walk-in closet.

I like the floor plans very much. There's plenty of room for personal belongings so you won't feel as if you're in a motel or hotel. Bring the shoe collection, favorite books, personal belongings, pictures, and it's home, sweet home.

Click here for floor plans, pricing, payment options, owner financing and closing cost estimates. There is also a special discount being offered to investors who purchase at least three units.

Hacienda de las Flores and its caring staff will strive to enrich the lives of the residents and continuously offer options that make living more fulfilling, meaningful and worthwhile. I think this endeavor will be an incredible plus for Cotacachi. Don and Anita's loving gesture will bring greater health and well-being to everyone who chooses to live at Hacienda de las Flores and greater prosperity and job opportunities to the town.

To find out if the Cotacachi area is suitable for you and the way of life you want, read more on our website about the town of Cotacachi, surrounding towns like Otavalo and Ibarra, places of interest such as Peguche and Chachimbiro. See what it is like to retire in Ecuador.

Other web pages of interest to seniors are those on health and well-being, healthy living in Ecuador and health insuranceWe also have pages on healthy life-style choices such as fresh produce markets andrecreation, even luxurious hot springs like Papallacta and Chachimbiro

If you'd like to know more about the couple who is making Hacienda de las Flores a reality for Cotacachi, click here.

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