Living the Life in Ecuador

Ecuador

There are many place around the world where people dream they can have a vacation home. Some also dream that vacation home can some day turn into a great place to retire. If you are thinking about a second home in a foreign country, Ecuador can be a great option. The country has diversity, a great climate and spectacular natural features to explore. For vacationers, Ecuador has almost anything you want, from the Andes mountains to the lush rainforests. There are also plenty of islands and beaches where you can simply spend the day relaxing.

Retiring in Ecuador? You will find the Latin American culture throughout the country in the restaurants, museums and in everyday life. You can spend your days whale watching and the evening in the nightlife scene at La Ronda.

No matter how you choose to spend your time in Ecuador, it is important to find housing that is comfortable and meets all of your needs. There is a wide range of properties available in the country, from secluded homes overlooking spectacular landscapes to luxury apartments and condos in the cities.

If you are looking for a place where you can retire or find a permanent vacation home, you can find properties in Ecuador that meet your needs.

photo fr. the net

El Nido, Palawan is on my bucket list

I have been to Palawan last year and was able to visit the famous Underground River – one of the seven new wonders of the world, gone snorkeling and island hopping at Honda Bay and also did city tour. Went swimming at the very cool water of Estrella Falls in Narra a two to three hours drive from Puerto Princesa.

El Nido photo credit: www.ensogo.com.ph

El Nido
photo credit: www.ensogo.com.ph

Vacationing in Palawan for a week is not enough as there are more beautiful and fascinating places to explore and visit, one of them is El Nido.  A holiday for me to get away from bustle and hustle of the city life is going to a beach and enjoy the fine white sands (to write my name on than to print my logo on a tablecloth), crystal clear sea water which is what El Nido is all about. The enchanting surroundings plus the rich marine sanctuary for divers enthusiasts makes you want to stay there forever, to be close with nature and forget all the stresses and pressures from work.

Here are some of the activities that will make your stay in El Nido unforgettable which are all on my bucket list.  :)

  • Lagoon tours,
  • cave tours
  • mangrove river tours
  • bottom fishing
  • bird watching
  • hat making
  • picnic lunches
  • sunset cruising
  • kayaking, windsurfing
  • hobiecat sailing
  • snorkeling and diving.

Batangas Province tourist destination

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Taal Basilica Wikimedia.org

First day of September and I’m already hearing Christmas songs (musical instruments maybe from musiansfriends) in the airwave, signifying the start of a long holiday celebration. I’m also looking at a group-on site for promos for a possible trip to the beach near the city, without the need to travel by air and one of the choices I found is Batangas, a 3-4 hours travel from our place. Batangas province boosts of beautiful beaches and very popular among diving enthusiasts because of the diversity of the marine wildlife found there and according to the study of American Marine Biologist Dr. Kent Carpentier, Batangas’ Seas host more than half of the world’s species of coral.

Taal volcano

Taal volcano – wikimedia.org

Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila. It is home to the famous Taal Volcano, one of the Decade Volcanoes, and Taal Heritage town, a small picturesque town that has ancestral houses and structures dating back to the 19th century. The province also has many excellent beaches and diving spots including Anilao in Mabini, Sombrero Island in Tingloy, Ligpo Island in Bauan, Matabungkay in Lian, Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Calatagan and Laiya in San Juan. source: Wikipedia

Portulano-Dive-Resort

Portulano-Dive-Resort photo credit: www.etravelpilipinas.com

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4v beach resort photo credit: http://batangasresorts.info

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