Retirement living in Ecuador's Coastal area.
Ecuador is becoming a desirable location for retirement living as real estate
prices are still quite accessible for retirees. There are two main choices for
living confortably: The coastal area and the mountains. We specialize in the
coastal area of Santa Elena and Guayas provinces and we can work for you as buyer's agent to satisfy your needs.
Playas is a smaller city which unfortunately has few comforts. The climate, however, is one of the best in the World, with a very high number of days with sunshine. On the other hand, it is the most popular beach for the general public, so in the "season", the beaches are very crowded. While the sea is beautiful there, it can be treacherous and one has to be a good swimmer.
There is a larger city called Manta, to the North; however, it has a more active life, with industrial and commercial activity. There used to be a United States military base at the Manta airport so, as usually happens, when it was closed, many americans opted to stay on living in Manta.
A WARNING for those who contact
"unofficial" brokers in Ecuador and especially in the Salinas and other
coastal areas: Several American and European expatriates have settled
in several beach areas. Some of them, seeing the available opportunities in real
estate, have become unofficial real estate brokers or "consultants". Unfortunately, some of them
have started unethical practices, like buying worthless properties and reselling
them to gullible investors. Some are promoting ghost real estate ventures and
some are even advertising on the Internet to attract "customers". Be
wary of such operators and work only with Ecuadorian licenced real estate
brokers and if possible, with international franchises. You may
find the list of official brokers at http://acbir.org,
the official Web Site of the Association of Real Estate Brokers of Guayas (and
Santa Elena) Province.
For courteous and professional service, contact our offices at Coldwell-Banker Salinas at the links below: