A Great Lifestyle With Inexpensive Beachfront
Ecuador’s coast has lots of beautiful, unspoiled, and fairly undeveloped seaside towns. In fact, Ecuador’s undeveloped coast is what draws a lot of people to the country.
But if my agenda were to enjoy resort-style amenities—restaurants, cafés, nightlife, groomed beaches, and an active real estate market— then Salinas is where I’d buy.
I first visited Salinas back in 2002, and have kept an eye on it over the years. Recently, two things changed that have affected the property market:
- Ecuador’s major coastal earthquake in 2016 actually caused an increase in tourist and rental traffic to Salinas.
- Salinas—always accessible from the international airport at Guayaquil—now has its own airport with flights to Quito… making it accessible to Ecuador’s other major international airport.
When you come to Salinas, Ecuador, during the North American winter, you’ll find an energetic, bustling Pacific resort city soaking up some of the world’s best weather. As I write this (on Saturday, April 29), Salinas is enjoying a mixture of clouds and sunshine, with high of 83°F (28°C)… a forecast that remains pretty much the same for the next 10 days.
In the real estate market, condo prices a few blocks back from the beach start at around US$65,000… Continue reading