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What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Hang around the "cevicherias" where most tourists end up sooner or later.
Also the Coldwell Banker Salinas office, where expats are welcomed by the manager, a charming lady who speaks English, Italian and Spanish, and is always ready to give good advice on different subjects.
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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
The people are most diverse and respectful of other's beliefs. You find all colors of skin mixing with absolute harmony.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Fishing and tourism.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
The life is around the gorgeous beaches of Salinas itself, Chipipe and to a lesser extend Punta Carnero, as it is a dangerous beach because of riptides.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Get to know the place before you commit, as everywhere else, you have to like the place with its pros and cons.
In getting a place for rent or purchase, stick to licensed real estate brokers as there are many "unofficial" brokers who will get you in trouble... guaranteed.
I was a victim of one of them until I contacted the Coldwell Banker people. As far as I go, they are the only professionals I trust!
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I'd say if you are retired and wanting a nice beach area where the views are exceptional. Yes this maybe the place for you. But there are many cities along the coast that you may like better.
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can you give any details about crime/safety?
Can anyone tell me whether there is a swimming pool at Phoenix Towers in Salinas Ecuador that is available to renters and owners, alike?
Nope, no pool at the Pheonix
Is there any place to rent a car Salinas. We will be there June 26 to 30 coming up from Cuenca first. We want to check out Salinas and surrounding towns as a possible future residence. This is our first trip to Ecuador and I don't want to drive from Guayaquil.
Marc from Florida
I appreciate all the comments, as I am planning on making Ecuador my retirement home, but please expand your descriptions of the areas to include Crucita and its beach area. Also, I understand that airline tickets there are 1/2 off for seniors, and if so, is it cheaper to get a 1 way ticket from the US? Does than make sense or not? And then a round trip from there to come back to the US and have my return flight allready to go back to Ecuador? One reason I am asking about Crucita is there is a beach home there that I have been looking at, so would appreciate any info on that area. I appreciate you input and will be awaiting your reply. Thanks, Jerry ([email protected])
About Coldwell Banker, yes they are a fine bunch. But they aren`t the only honest ones in town who sell real estate you also need a very experienced broker, and savy to work you way around the mine fields that you can fine in real estatet. I was a broker in the USA and now in Ecuador Selling and Renting property.
Very safe place to stay, only problem Carnaval( February holiday) is going wild to many tourist , drinking alcohol in bars is big issue.
We are over 65 and would like to find a place where folks of our age hang out and be able to talk to them about their experiences.
My wife and I were at the carnival event in Salinas and were amazed by the civilty and the family like atmosphere.
We saw no drunkenness or people getting out of line.
It was a very family oriented type of event with thousands of people coming from all over Ecuador to enjoy the beach in environment.
Many get involved with aerosol cans filled with a shaving cream like spray and will spray each other down all in good fun and my wife and I thoroughly participated in that aspect of Carnival as well. Carnival for us was probably the highlight of our 2 weeks that we spent in Ecuador and we plan to make Ecuador a part of our future by moving down there within the next year.
I am also looking for the same place - I live in Salinas fo mored than 2 decades and still looking...Also wld like to invite to mar home on Malecón, to play bridge --.. anyone?? Fred
My wife and I spent one month in Salinas. Only nice was the accommodation in a rented condo on he Malecom.If you sit for a dinner in an open restaurant, you are constantly approached by begging children .One or two blogs from the Malecon , there are slams. Only renowned Spanish hotel is a joke. Local supermarket second block is of the worst quality.To shop for food, yo have to hire a taxi a drive to the better supermarket 20 minutes or 30 minutes to closest town to the market.
Would not recommended to my worst enemy.
I am new here and I've been reading a lot about Salinas and all about renting over there. Since I'm gonna be moving by myself what you guys will suggest for me to do that it will be not too expensive, renting an apartment or a house because if not like in here in the states that you can even rent a room until you find something that you really like.
I heard about rents from $1000 to $2,000 but that its really a lot for a single person. Any suggestion on where I can find something a little cheaper?
thank you very much for your cooperation.