Ecuador Real Estate is Fishy

by | Feb 11, 2007 | Archives

Ecuador real estate offers great opportunity and Sunday is a great day to discuss markets…but not the ones that rise and fall as in property, stock, bonds and commodities.

This is a day of markets for food!

Ecuador Real Estate Benefits from Food

Thursday we went to the fish market. This is the day that the vendors bring in wonderful fresh seafood to Ibarra market from Ecuador’s Pacific coast which is a few hours drive away.

There are dozens and dozens of vendors with all types of fish. Here they even have the fish painted on the wall!

Being coastal real estate residents for decades, Merri and I brought our chef, Santiago who has always lived in Andean real estate, to train him how to select only the freshest fish for our Quinoa Café.

The fish there were wonderful. Here are fresh shrimp of all types and a coastal fish we call Drum. What’s interesting is that many of the Pacific fish here are the same we had from the Gulf of Mexico. We found baskets and baskets of fish, shrimp, calamari, crab and conchs.

We bought Drum, Reds, Pompano, Calamari and many pounds of shrimp, enough to feed 12 people four meals. The price was under $30.

We helped our chef, Santiago, cook the meals and had shrimp coconut quinoa, quinoa paella, bouillabaisse and pan sautéed red fish and beans.

Today’s meal was great because the fish are so fresh. Here was some of our catch!

Today we cooked Thai coconut shrimp on a quinoa-rice combination. This consisted of fresh coconut (purchased at the market as well) copped in chunks and sautéed with carrots, onions and celery. Then lightly pan steamed red fish and tiger shrimp are added. This is mixed in a bed of quinoa and rice. The Thai sauce (that’s my job – I’m the saucy one round here) consists of fresh squeezed limes, a hint of garlic, lots of ginger, a little panella (cane sugar), a touch of curry paste, panned in the coconut water and then blended with pan roasted peanuts.

One guests said it was the best meal they had ever eaten. Not bad, enjoyed al fresco in the court yard under a brilliant clear sky for seven bucks.

One other nice ingredient is the Salinas salt we use. I bought five pounds in the market for $1.50. This is salt that’s healthy not the refined stuff that Morton’s passes off as something worth consuming. Salinas parish covers a rural area of Ecuador stretching from the pastures of the 13,000 foot Andes down to tropical valleys where people grow sugar, bananas and cocoa. It has graveled roads, a school in almost every hamlet, a network of co-operative businesses and a thriving population of about 10,000 who no longer seek work in the cities. Salt springs near us at Salinas in Imbabura, have long been used by the natives.

You cannot buy this in the US but there is an alternative, Himalayan Crystal Salt. Check out This is salt with a value.

Speaking of value, the market is huge. There is this fish section. There are also separate sections for fruit, flowers, poultry, meat, vegetables, dry goods, live chickens and guinea pigs and even a section to eat and drink juices. Here is a wonderful scene that one cannot value! I spotted this in the fruit section, “Baby Nestled in Bananas!”

Ecuador Real Estate Offers Value as does the International Club

Another value if you want to see the wonders of Ecuador is our International Club. Though we have already conducted one course this year, there are still 18 courses you can attend FREE. Club membership covers 18 courses that amounts to a total savings of over $15,000!

You can calculate the savings as our schedule of all 2007 courses is shown below.

Here is our special offer. We have scheduled the 18 courses, we’ll conduct through the rest of the year.


Our Ecuador courses are held at El Meson de las Flores in the village of Cotacachi. El Meson sits next door to one of Ecuador’s most magnificent Cathedrals shown above.

You can see the schedule and savings below. The normal cost of attendance for a couple at all of our courses would be over $15,000 based on the prices I have always charged. Thousands of delegates have paid these prices.

Here is the entrance to El Meson where you learn at our courses how to make your life better.

Here are the courses you can attend free as a club member.

Feb. 20 – 25, Tues. – Sun. Import-Export Course. ($1,499 for two). Ecuador.
Mar. 9 – 15, Fri. – Thurs. Expanded Super Thinking + Spanish. ($949 for two). Ecuador.
Mar. 16 – 18, Fri. – Sun. International Business and Investing Made EZ. ($799 for two). Ecuador.
Mar. 19 – 21, Mon. – Wed. Andes Extension & Real Estate Tour. ($399 for two). Ecuador.
Mar. 23 – 25, Fri. – Sun. Andean Shamanic Tour. ($799 for two). Ecuador.
Apr. 20 – 25, Fri. – Wed. Import-Export Course. ($1,499 for two). Ecuador.
May 18 – 22, Fri. – Tues. Condensed Super Thinking + Spanish. ($599 for two). Ecuador.
May 25 – 27, Fri. – Sun. International Business & Investing Made EZ. ($799 for two). North Carolina
June 22 – 24, Fri. – Sun. International Business & Investing Made EZ. ($799 for two). Ecuador.
June 25 – 27, Mon. – Weds. Andes Extension & Real Estate Tour. ($399 for two). Ecuador.
June 29 – July 1, Fri. – Sun. Andean Shamanic Tour. ($799 for two). Ecuador.
July 27 – Aug 1, Fri. – Weds. Import-Export Course. ($1,499 for two). Ecuador.
Sept. 14 – 16, Fri. – Sun. International Business & Investing Made EZ. ($799 for two). North Carolina.
Sept. 26 – 30, Weds. – Sun. Condensed Super Thinking + Spanish. ($599 for two). Ecuador.
Oct. 5 – 9, Fri. – Tues. Be a Writer & Self Publisher. ($1,499 for two). North Carolina.
Nov. 9 – 11, Fri. – Sun. International Business & Investing Made EZ. ($799 for two). Ecuador.
Nov. 12 – 14, Mon. – Weds. Andes Extension & Real Estate Tour. ($399 for two). Ecuador.
Nov. 16 – 18, Fri. – Sun. Andean Shamanic Tour. ($799 for two). Ecuador.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and your spouse or a guest of your choice to attend all of these courses FREE!

If you join the club today for only $1,999, your attendance fees at all courses will be waived. You and your guest can attend $17,232 worth of courses FREE.

Join us for meals in the Quinoa Café courtyard. Begin with a full breakfast of just squeezed juice, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon or ham, rolls, cereal, coffee or tea. All served here in El Meson’s courtyard for all delegates and is included in your low room rate of $49 plus 22% tax. For lunch or dinner Merri, Santiago and I may fix you something special and really fresh!

The attendances at our North Carolina courses are normally too large for our farm. International Club members are given preference for staying in our free lodging at the farm during Ashe County courses.

As a member of the program, you are entitled to bring another person to every single course. The cost for that extra person will be ZERO! You can bring whomever you wish. Bring your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, advisor. You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you. (Accommodations at the courses are not included.)

Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year? We look forward to seeing you at as many courses as possible and sharing this wonderful world of abundance and well being with you! To enroll go to


Until next message I invite you to come down and look at Ecuador real estate with us.

Feb. 20 – 25, Tues.-Sun. Import-Export Expedition.

Mar. 9 – 15, Fri.-Thurs. Ecuador Spanish lessons. Expanded Super Thinking + Spanish.

Mar. 16 -18, Fri.-Sun. International Business and Investing Made EZ.

Mar. 19 – 21, Mon.-Wed. Andes Extension & Real Estate Tour.

March 23 – 25, Fri. –Sun. Shamanic Mingo Tour.

You can enroll for our March Andean 4 course adventure at