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Investor and Pension Visa Citizen Requirements Ecuador July 2015

Larry Pioli, the owner and developer of Vista Pacifica Homes in Ecuador visited with the  main attorney for immigration and citizenship in Guayaquil on Friday, July 3rd, 2015.  Here are the notes that he took:  The rules for investor or pension visa have NOT changed as in needing more money to invest in a CD or invest in Real Estate…

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Larry Pioli and Vista Pacifica Homes in Ecuador

(Vista Pacifica is a peaceful mountainside home community that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Our vantage point offers  spectacular and contrasting vistas. From your home here in Coastal Manabi Ecuador, you enjoy both the vastness of the ocean and its glorious sunsets, plus the serenity of living in a green, tropical nature preserve nestled on a mountainside.  Larry Pioli is the…

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Vista Pacifica Now Hosting Tours

Would you like to have your sandals in the sand? Now is the time to explore the next (warm) chapter of your life with us in Ecuador. Tours in Ecuador are offered every other month and combine fun in the sun, conversations with experts & expats and comprehensive explorations of properties that we have vetted. Properties include large parcels of…

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New Inheritance Tax hikes being proposed by Ecuador President Correa

This week President Correa brings new Inheritance Tax hikes for approval of the government to be implemented. These hikes are a large spike from current taxes and could have effects on locals and expats alike. The current taxes are as follows: Inheritances under $66,000 USD dont pay any tax. For inheritances valued $100,000, they pay a 5% tax. For $200,000…

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fresh food Ecuador

“FRESH” in the USA is not the same as “FRESH” in Ecuador

Have you ever wondered how the apples that you see in the grocery stores in the USA get to be so “glossy”?…I know I have. I grew up all over the world (father being in the service certainly helped), but I have NEVER seen such gloss, even after trying to polish them myself once. It only makes me wonder if…

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Museum Guayaquil

The Start of Civilization in South America

I visited a wonderful museum while in Guayaquil on business a while ago and they were showing the history of Ecuador in the main part of the museum. I found this exhibit to be amazing as it traced the beginning of civilization in South America to… ECUADOR! Scholars now think (as most scholars tend to do), that the very start…

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Don Juan Ecuador Land for Sale

Fantastic Pacific Ocean Views – Don Juan Ecuador

Lot of 3126 M2 in Don Juan Ecuador. Fantastic Pacific Ocean views can be yours on this elevated off the beach lot in the charming village of Don Juan. Nestled on the Manabi coast sits Don Juan, a small fishing village with an amazing beach area. Peaceful living can by yours with this large over 3/4 of an acre lot…

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Beautiful Ocean Views

Lot/Land For Sale in Crucita, Manabi Ecuador 2 Gorgeous Pacific View Lots In Balsamaragua !! Asking Price: $39,000 USD   A VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY !!! One of the first real developments in Crucita was Balsamaragua, an elevated oasis of lots that have fantastic Pacific Ocean views. Balsamaragua offers paved roads, sidewalks, on site restaurant/bar and offers a unique vantage and…

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Medical Emergency Forcing Immediate Sale on Prime Ocean View Lot

Gorgeous estate sized lot for sale in the Manabi province in Ecuador. Inside of the development of Vista Pacifica (a Pacific coastal community) sits this stunning lot with magnificent Pacific Ocean views. With an area ecompassing 1194 M2, this lot allows for construction of a very nice sized home. The internal regulations of Vista Pacifica are in place to assure…

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Birding

A collection of Andean bird videos by andeanbirding