Back in Manta Ecuador (Setting the Record Straight!)

Amelia And JP VLOG 253: We’re back in Manta Ecuador for this day-in-the-life video, sharing a walk around the Mercado Central area and a visit to Todo Criollo, a speciality spice and bulk-buy store.

Plus, we put the speculation and rumor mill out of its misery by revealing our major life change and future plans!

Todo Criollo


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Condos for RENT in Manta Ecuador on the Beach (2021)

Amelia And JP VLOG 249: In our last video from Manta, Ecuador, we showed you condos for sale on or near the beach. In this video, we’ll show you a few condos for RENT on or near the beach.

The first and most affordable condo in this video is in the Poseidon, the second two are in the new Mykonos development, and the fourth is in the Santorini near Mall del Pacífico.

We share a variety of rental price ranges; however, if you’re looking for truly low budget rentals, you’ll need to stay tuned until our next property tour. We already have plans to film both for sale and for rent properties that aren’t right by the beach, which means they’ll be much lower cost.

If you would like to get more information about these properties or others that we didn’t show in this video, please submit our referral form and we’ll send an email introduction to our trusted Rental Agent in Manta.

Check out the video Condos For Sale tour.


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Manta Ecuador Affordable Luxury Condos FOR SALE (2021)

Amelia And JP VLOG 247: Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Now we know!

In this video, Ryan Kelly from Ecuador Shores Realty in Manta Ecuador took us on a tour so we could film some affordable luxury condos for sale on or near the beach. We toured 4 properties and showed something for nearly every budget range.

If you would like to get in touch with Ryan and Tiffany, submit our referral form and we’ll send an email introduction.

Disclosure: We are NOT being compensated for featuring this real estate company, other than Ryan’s time setting the showings and driving us around. We share these property tours to give you an idea about the types of properties that are available and their price range at a very high level. We only feature companies that we have first-hand experience with, or that come highly recommended from a trusted personal contact. We are not responsible for how they conduct their business or your experience with them.


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A DELUXE Penthouse in the SKY (Manta Ecuador – March 2021)

Amelia And JP VLOG 246: Our week in Manta ended with a HUGE surprise and a deluxe penthouse in the sky!

One of our amazing viewers heard that we were in town and offered us a night in his luxury penthouse in the new Mykonos condo development.

However, we didn’t know that Ryan and Tiffany Kelly from Ecuador Shores Realty, as well as Alex Loor from Luxury Rentals Manta had an even bigger surprise in store for us!

Ryan and Tiffany are from the United State, but Alex and Kata are both from Manta, and they wanted to express their appreciation for our videos of Ecuador. They love that we love their country and they appreciate how we show all the amazing things Ecuador has to offer.

They did not ask us to film this special experience. In fact, we had already filmed 6 videos during our 7 days in Manta so we were excited to be done filming for the week!

But when we saw how beautiful the condo was, and the gift box with Ecuadorian specialty items, and they told us there was another surprise coming, we knew we had to pull out the camera! We couldn’t miss the opportunity to record the experience to share with you, and for our own enjoyment years from now.

Ryan spent the week showing us condos for rent and for sale in Manta. We’ll be sharing those videos soon here on Amelia And JP. We also interviewed him for several videos on our new channel, Live Abroad Now, including an in-depth review of the Home Buying Process in Ecuador.

Alex manages the condo where we filmed this video. This incredible penthouse is available as a short-term vacation rental, and Alex can also create a special romantic experience tailored to your personal interests (like he did for us).

Kata is an AMAZING personal chef who is also available to prepare delicious meals for you.

If you would like to buy the artwork featured in the penthouse, it’s for sale here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/KitchenWoodsLLC

If you would like to get more information about this property or others, please submit our referral form and we’ll send an email introduction to our trusted Rental Agent in Manta.

Kata the Vegan Personal Chef


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Manta Ecuador: NOT what we EXPECTED (from this POPULAR EXPAT CITY)

Amelia and JP VLOG 234: We FINALLY went to Manta Ecuador and filmed it for this week’s video! Yay!!!

We were REALLY impressed with Manta and we’re already planning our next trip back to film more of the city. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Ecuador, and it’s very popular with expats. If you want to live by the beach, but you prefer a modern city with all the amenities, this might be the perfect spot for you.

Having been to several coastal cities in Ecuador, Manta was not what we expected. It’s somewhat of a hybrid between the large, commercial city of Guayaquil, and the smaller coastal city of La Libertad. Based on our first impression, it seems to have the best of both worlds!

Huge thanks to our new friends, Ryan and Tiffany from Ecuador Shores Realty  and Hotel Oro Verde for making our first trip to Manta so memorable!

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NEWS from ECUADOR Grab our Ecuador Cost of Living and Moving Calculator so you can more effectively budget for your move. After you sign-up for our weekly newsletter with expat-relevant news from Ecuador, you’ll get the download link.

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