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A Perfect Retirement Location

Cotacachi has a population of approximately 9,000 residents and 43 indigenous communities making up the surrounding countryside. The town is in a valley located between two volcanoes, Imbabura and Cotacachi, providing magnificent mountain views while enjoying spring-like weather year-round because of its proximity to the equator.

What Does It Cost?

What will a house in Cotacachi cost? As with real estate anywhere, there are many variables, including quality of construction and whether the property comes furnished or empty. There are plenty of real estate choices in Cotacachi for a variety of lifestyles and budgets.
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Do I Have to Stay in Cotacachi?

If you purchase a property under an Investor's Visa, you can come and go as often as you desire. You must prove home ownership, background check, and everything needs to be notarized before submitting.
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It will only take a minute. We can help answer your questions about retiring and purchasing property in Cotacachi.

Personal Testimonials of Cotacachi Retirement

We think Cotacachi is a perfect place to retire, but don’t take our word for it. We’ve included some personal testimonials that include lots of do’s and don’t’s as well as tips and treats to help you decide if Cotacachi, and Ecuador, are the perfect place for your retirement.


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When it came to retirement, we had the world at our feet. We could pick and choose our destination with some simple parameters: safety, affordability, sustainability but not over-crowded and not a big city. We did extensive research and we decided to start our retirement in Ecuador….READ MORE


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Real Estate

Santana Real Estate

Phone: +593 98 447 7129 | Email: info@santana-realty.com | Facebook: @santanacotacachi

Cotacachi Homes

Phone: +593 97 928 7267 | Email: info@cotacachihomes.com | Facebook: @CotacachiHomes


Lawyers, Law Firms, Notaries and Immigration Services


Ecuador Visas & Containers

Phone: +593 99 296 2065 | Email: sara@ecuadorvisas.com | Facebook: @sarachaca1 Website: EcuadorVisas.com

JML & Associates Legal Services

Phone: +593 99 347 2579 | Email: anitamideros@hotmail.com

Estudio Juridico

Phone: +593 98 532 5247 | Email: maurofgc@hotmail.com | Facebook: @MauroGudinoC

Notaria Segunda Cotacachi

Email: notaria2cotacachi@hotmail.com


Architects, Contractors, Builders, Electricians, Appliance Care

Armendariz Arquitectos

Phone: +593 99 634 9837 | +593 99 073 3483 | Email: armendariz_arquitectos@outlook.com | Facebook: @Armendariz-Arquitectos

Espacios Arquitectos

Phone: +593 99 479 3032 | Email: espacios-arquitectos@hotmail.com | Facebook: @Espacios-Arquitectos

cotacachi Ecuador

Lean Tec | Juan Carlos Olmedo B.

Phone: +593 960925 4705 | +593 980577 2943 | +593 06 291 5861 | Facebook: @LEAN TEC

ElecPro | Miguel Angel Aleman

Phone: +593 99 725 1798 | +593 06 291 6494 | Email: miguel23angel2009@yahoo.com | Facebook: @elecpro


What You Need to Know When You Get Here

We put together some important information for you when you arrive in Cotacachi.