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#36 Cotacachi, Ecuador

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Population: Just over 9,000
Average Annual Temp: 70°F
Affordability (7 of 10)
Real Estate Prediction Meter (6 of 10)
Quality of Life (6 of 10)

Cotacachi is a small scenic village in northern Ecuador, situated at 8,000 feet and just 17 miles north of the equator. This Andean artisan village, with impeccable volcano views, is famous for its handcrafted leather goods. The native Quechua culture is friendly, spiritual and immersed in tradition. Local markets provide fresh fruits and veggies, hand-woven goods, and other necessities for daily life.

Expats choose Cotacachi for its ideal spring-like climate, low cost of living, and tranquil healthy lifestyle. Restaurants and bars provide a lively social scene for the 400 and growing expat population. Expat daily activities include hiking, horseback riding, fishing and watersports, and visits to nearby mineral springs. The new international airport in Quito is just 90 minutes away.

Cotacachi’s growing expat population has prompted new construction of gated communities for expats outside of town. Estate parcels, apartments and single family homes are widespread. And real estate costs here are are uniquely low. Cotacachi is an ideal haven for wellness-minded expats, and entrepreneurs interested in providing healing and spiritual services. Investor opportunities are abundant.

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Real Estate in Cotacachi, Ecuador

Cotacachi
Ecuador
This condominium with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms is located in Cotacachi, Imbabura Ecuador, in the county of Cotacachi. This mountain property with mountain vie...
Condos
2.0 beds
2.0 bath
$96,500
96,500
USD
Cotacachi, Ecuador Latitude: 0.3071217
Longitude: -78.2647004
Cotacachi
Ecuador
This lovely new house is located within 10 walking minutes to the center of Cotacachi, 5 minutes to the market and bus terminal. Solid brick construction with a...
Single Family Home
3.0 beds
2.0 bath
$122,000
122,000
USD
Cotacachi, Ecuador Latitude: 0.3071217
Longitude: -78.2647004
Cotacachi
Ecuador
This custom made home in one of the most prestigious communities near Cotacachi is your dream come true! It is located within 5 min drive to town, in a peaceful...
Single Family Home
3.0 beds
4.0 bath
$245,000
245,000
USD
Cotacachi, Ecuador Latitude: 0.3071217
Longitude: -78.2647004
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