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2015 Update

The 2015 "Everything You Need to Know about Cotacachi, Ecuador Kit" is available!  Receive a 30% discount using the discount code "escape"

Cotacachi Living

Did you hear about Cotacachi, Ecuador while looking for a low cost overseas retirement destination and wanted to know what it is really like to live there?  Do you wonder if it is as inexpensive as some articles on the internet claim?   After living in this small Ecuadorian mountain town for three years and experiencing all of the changes that an influx of expats have brought, my wife and I created Cotacachi Living to give others a true, unvarnished perspective on what life is like in the Ecuadorian Andes.  No place is a paradise, and the experience of living in Cotacachi has both positives and negatives.  We hope we can give you a more complete perspective of this life in a way that you can't find anywhere else.  A good place to begin is on our Cotacachi blog page or check out our Everything You Need to Know about Cotacachi, Ecuador Kit.

Recent Activity

The Old Maid In The Forest of Enchantment

Perspective from a visitor to Cotacachi and surrounding areas


The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2015

Kids Olympics 2012 in Cotacachi, Ecuador

A fun and worthy annual event in Cotacachi.

Ecuador's Indigenous Uprising

State of Emergency Declared as Volcano Erupts and Indigenous Protests Engulf the Streets

Cotacachi Tourism Video

Tourism video showcasing some of the sites in and around Cotacachi (in Spanish)

Carnes Coloradas de Cotacachi

Check out a video on how to prepare one of Cotacachi's native dishes. (in Spanish)

Chachimbiro Hot Springs (in Spanish)

A nice day trip from Cotacachi, Ecuador

Our Mindo, Ecuador Adventure (in English)

Mindo is an interesting place to visit in Ecuador. It is a couple of hours from Quito and has a very different climate than Cotacachi.

Bed & Breakfast Cotacachi Hosteria Oro Azul Aerial Views

Great aerial footage of B&B near Cotacachi


Cotacachi Soup Kitchen Fundraising Video

Muyu Raymi Seed Festival 2015 - Cotacachi, Ecuador

Good video of the recent indigenous seed festival in Cotacachi.


Ecuador Inheritance Tax

Something to consider for those considering purchasing property in Ecuador

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