One May, near the coast of Puerto Lopez , Ecuador , Merri
and I sat with friends on a gleaming 35 foot cruiser. Warm
salt air massages our sun drenched skin as we raced west,
hypnotized by a sleepy drone from twin Yamaha 115s. We were
near Puerto Lopez Ecuador on an international real estate
The purity of the turquoise waters lulled me as they turned
deep indigo. Shrimp boats glowed on the horizon trailing
nets like spidery webs.
Puerto Lopez Ecuador International Real Estate Investing
To take a break as we had reviewed many properties, we
went whale watching. This is one of the most incredible experiences
I have ever enjoyed. Just being on these pure waters is such
a relaxing joy but you are guaranteed to see humpback whales.
They are huge, many times the size of the boat.
Usually you see their spray first then spot them sliding
slowly and gracefully in and out of the water. On our last
trip a baby whale was playing and jumping. We followed them
closely and this was a time we’ll never forget.
This whale is seen at Thebestofecuador.com/wwtopers.htm
More on whale watching at Ecuador.us/what7.htm
This boat is used for whale watching
I mention the whales
because this is a great side trip to take when you come
to one of our International Business and Investing course
Puerto Lopez Ecuador International Real Estate Opportunity
Lets look a bit more at Puerto Lopez Ecuador and the opportunity
in Puerto Lopez Ecuador International Real Estate investing.
If you want the sanitized version of life, switch off now
and go to a web site that lists Disney World and places like
this. Or go visit American coastal cities like Naples Florida,
where I have left. Manta, Puerto Lopez and the other Pacific
villages Merri and I savored on this trip have dusty roads,
unkempt beaches, dogs walking the beach and the people appear
poor. Plastic and various other types of debris often line
the roads. The water where we stayed was only lukewarm. There
are some pathetic sights and pungent smells. Life is rich,
ripe and real here, no street signs, no life guards and no
lines in the middle of the road. They are more like Mexican
beaches 30 years ago.
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Yet consider this. In Naples , Florida , I just looked
at buying a very small beachfront lot because it was cheap
at one and a half million bucks. Here I was looking at a
38 acre tract of coastal land on a brand new highway with
a half mile of wide, empty, clean Pacific beach for $15,000
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In Naples I'll get fined for parking, taking a dog, glass,
or fire on the beach. I'll be patrolled, warned and controlled
by more rules and regulations I can keep track of. Here it's
purely Laissez Faire. Merri and I are pioneers and we love
untidy, rambling, ramshackle places. We have made millions
buying in such places and then watching them grow up. But
you have to love this type of disorder to enjoy the process.
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To us this is where the real adventure is…along
with the best investment potential. So having said this let's
spend a moment talking about the cash.
Puerto Lopez Ecuador International Real Estate News
There is some great economic news from Manta. Several years
ago I began bringing investors to this coastal town telling
them it was one of the hottest places around. Merri and I
didn't especially like Manta but saw its potential. The U.S.
military is bringing in a new base and some of the finest
emptiest beaches in the world are near here. I continued
bringing investors here through the worst depression in Ecuador
's history, a Presidential impeachment, then a bloodless
coup, countless social demonstrations and even a couple of
kidnappings on the border. The worse events grew, the more
excited about the potential I became. Now places in the south
of Manta that were scrub vegetation and wild are gleaming
apartments and housing developments with really attractive
and grand homes. Prices for land have quadrupled. There is
a new road, new water system and though prices in Manta are
still much lower than they will become, the miraculous bargains
some of my delegates have enjoyed are gone. Some investors
have seen their investments grow two, three, even four times
in this last two years and values will rise much more!
But the news gets even better. The airport has just been
shut and is being redone (by the U.S. military) and a new
road from the airport to the city center is being built.
I have been told by many that a Howard Johnson and Sheraton
are coming in. Continental Airlines will start a direct flight
Newark -Manta when the road is done (about six months) and
American will fly Miami-Manta direct. Manta will become an
Manta is still an wonderful place to invest, but now the
incredible bargains have moved slightly south. A really excellent
coastal road has just been finished from Manta to Puerto
Lopez and it opens an hour and a half of coastal views, property
and wonderful new bargains not seen before. On this recent
inspection trip, as mentioned, I viewed a 38 acres with about
a half mile of beach offered for $15,000, plus a smaller
10 acre lot asking about $7,000 and a crude sub development
with glorious ocean views were the asking price was $2,500
for a 2,500 square foot lot. These are rough properties that
will need some work, but the prices are so low because this
area has just opened up and a new market price has not yet
established itself. No one knows yet what to charge for their
land because no hotel have come in etc. So the prices are
still what they were before the road.
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Yet the changes are just beginning. South of Puerto Lopez,
Metropolitan Tours built a hotel using Barro Viejo the same
architects that designed Merri's and my house at our Andean
This hotel has a charming
design and sits high up cliffs with commanding ocean views.
Brand new, the rates at this hotel only $30 a night for a
single, $20 per person for a double (excluding breakfast)
Puerto Lopez Ecuador International Real Estate Hotel Bargain
If you want a real bargain stay at the Whale House Hostel
in Puerto Lopez. The rate is only $8 per night including
breakfast. This hostel is owned and operated by our friend,
Santiago Guaminay. The service is intimate and just plain
sweet. Santiago who runs the tour company Ecuador Amazing
can book you into either Whale House or the Metropolitan
hotel. At Whale House Hostel you sleep in a very comfortable
(but not air conditioned) room and dine on excellent food
on their roof terrace. Five hammocks are strategically placed.
The rooms are just a room, but clean, and the water is only
luke warm, but the food is so excellent, the rustic ambience
so relaxing ad the walk to the beach just five minutes. Santiago
operates tours on his brand new 35 foot cruiser (the fishing
is great by the way – snook, snapper, sea bass, the
world record Marlin was caught nearby, - plus there are cruises
to Isla de la Plata and in season, whale watching where spotting
whales guaranteed. Last year we were able to cruise around
huge humpbacks at a range of just a few yards.
Puerto Lopez is surrounded by over 100,000 acres of national
park and there are also hiking and riding trips in the dry
and humid tropical forests of the park.
You can get details from Santiago Guaminy. His email address
These attractions, plus the growing U.S. population in
this area due to the military base, will force prices up
in this area so Puerto Lopez Ecuador international real estate
investing makes sense now.
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