What about Cotacachi

by Claire Astor
(California)

Just wondering..heard a lot of good things about the town. Can anyone tell me more about town, about the expats and the locals. Thanks

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Dec 26, 2012
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Great Cotacachi Experence
by: Anonymous

My wife and I traveled to Ecuador for a 3 month visit this past July, August and September 2012. We spent the first 2 weeks in Cotachachi and then the balance of the 3 months traveling throughout Ecuador. After spending nearly 3 months in the country, Cotacachi was my wife's favorite place. Mine was Cuenca. That said, we both had a great time in Cotacachi. Everyone we met, which included over 50 Expats and many locals were all wonderful, very nice people. We were made to feel very welcome and everyone seemed to go out of their way to help us in any way they could. I am writing this in defense of Cotacachi and the Expats that live there as I feel they got a bad rap for the other writer who had a very negative comments posted on this site. From my experence in this town I would be asking them why they had all the problems. Everyone we met was doing great in Cotacachi.

Dec 01, 2012
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Eye opening
by: Anonymous

I am just beginning my research on living outside the US within next 5 years and Ecuador and Domincan Repivlic were my top 3 choices. Thought your comment about the rude Americans / Canadians was quite an eye opener and very insightful. I can actually see this happening but never would have thought of it. The last things would want is to deal with the type of people and lifestyle I wanted to get away from. Thank you for your post.

BTW - How is the medical services in DR for retured Expats.

Jun 24, 2012
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expat living cotacachi
by: Anonymous

My wife and I are sorry to say that living in Cotacachi was a nightmare for us when in fact we had read how great it was. The Ecuadoreans are fine people, but the expats are the worst we have ever met in all of our travels. We lasted almost two years there and finally decided to leave as we certainly did not travel all that way to be treated in the manner in which we were. An American realestate owner rented us a condo with what was supposed to have a TV, curtains and internet of which we never did receive in the three months that we were in the condo. The agent continually blamed the Ecuadorians for the things that we were promised and which we paid for and never received. We then moved to another area in Cotacachi and the owner of 6 homes in a compound rented us a lovely two bedroom house and then he also turned out to be the most horrible person we had ever met, and many many others felt the same way. Frankly,95% of the expats that we met in Cotacachi are horrible people that had left their country with issues and brought them with them to Ecuador. They are continually taking each other to court for one reason or another to the point that the local judge asked one day what was wrong with Canadians and Americans. We finally moved to Manta on the coast where the population is larger and the expats are not in each others faces. Personally my wife and I would much prefer to socialize with the people of Ecuador.We now live in the Dominican Republic where the beaches unlike Ecuador are just beautiful in a place where we live called Las Terrenas on the North East coast. Wejust love it here. Ecuador was not for us.

Feb 08, 2012
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OF COURSE ECUADOR IS BEAUTIFUL
by: Miguel Vinueza

Cuenca is beautiful, but Ecuador is more than Cuenca, Have alot of beautiful cities, pleace if do you wanto to know more about my country contact .

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