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Cotacachi Ecuador vs Ajijic Mexico (Pros & Cons)

Are you considering a move to Mexico or Ecuador and wondering which expat destination to choose? Both countries have plenty of options, but two towns that stand out are Ajijic in Mexico and Cotacachi in Ecuador.

These two picturesque mountain towns have a lot in common, but also some unique features that may sway your decision. In this article, we’ll compare the pros and cons of living in each town.

Are We Moving to Mexico

Are We Moving to Mexico? (and Leaving Ecuador?)

Following our recent trip to Mexico and the videos we shared from that trip, a lot of you are curious if we’re planning to leave Ecuador and move to Mexico

We Got Robbed in Mexico


We got robbed in Mexico! After over 4 years of filming in Latin America, it happened. All about how it happened and how you can learn from our mistakes, in this video! 

Ajijic Mexico Rental Homes

Amazing Rental Homes (Lake Chapala Mexico)

Lake Chapala Mexico is one of the most popular areas to live and retire for expats from the United States and Canada. And Ajijic Mexico is by far the most popular town for expats in the Lake Chapala area.

Chapala Mexico Expats

Expats Told Us They Love Chapala Mexico!

The city of Chapala is located about 15 minutes east of Ajijic by car. It has a nice, new malecon with lots of restaurants and housing options, a Soriana Hiper (supermarket), a mercado, a bus station with transportation to the airport and Guadalajara, and much more.

Shocking Homes For Sale on Lake Chapala Mexico

Lake Chapala and Ajijic Mexico is one of the most popular areas to live and retire for expats from the United States and Canada.

The weather is about as close to paradise as you can get, and there are lots of activities to keep you busy. It’s also about 30 minutes from the Guadalajara International Airport so you can easily fly back home or anywhere else in the world.

Ajijic Mexico was NOT what we Expected!

After a few days in what we think will be Mexico’s NEXT expat hotspot, we ventured out of the city to visit what may be Mexico’s most popular place for expats from the United States and Canada: Ajijic Mexico.

Colonia Americana: Coolest Neighborhood in the World! (Guadalajara Mexico)

This is the start of a new era for our channel! And we’re very excited about it!

Ecuador will continue to be our home base and we still plan to apply for citizenship next year when we’re eligible, but we’re taking our brand of expat edutainment on the road for future videos.


What We Got Wrong About Mexico

We made a mistake in our last Mexico video about visas and wanted to correct that in this video. Plus, we respond to several other comments that we received on that video.

Mexico vs Ecuador

Why Ecuador Is Better than Mexico for Retirees & Expats!

After hearing about the Mexico perpetual tourist visa changes from several people who live in Mexico, we wanted to share why we think Ecuador might be a better option.


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