Travel to Cotacachi has become a lot easier with the launch of – offering tourists and expats the most comprehensive website on what to see, what to do, where to dine, and where to stay.

COTACACHI, ECUADOR, January 08, 2020 /Neptune100/ —

Where the heck is Cotacachi?

Nestled amongst a snowcapped volcano lies a stunning town of 9,000 residents with a welcoming charm. Cotacachi, Ecuador is the Jewel of the Andes and is located just 2 hours north of Quito, the nation’s capital.

With ideal year-round Spring like weather, Cotacachi is the perfect town to explore the Andes. From natural attractions, hiking and trekking, mountain biking, museums and colonial architecture to street markets and shopping, this town has it all.

The town attracts thousands of tourists each year and is quickly becoming a haven for retired expats from the US and Europe.

A must-do is a short trip to Cuicocha Lake, a crater lake that formed thousands of years ago and is a sacred site for the indigenous people. In town, take a stroll and shop at one of the 50 leather shops on 10 of August Street, featuring world-class designs and craftsmanship. Sip the local grown coffee at the many coffee shops and visit the majestic Matriz cathedral which towers above the town.

Discover the Andean cloud forest with a visit to Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve – a protected bioregion with unique species of plants and animals.

Explore the many nearby Indigenous villages and visit the colorful city market where exotic fruits and vegetables arrive fresh from the surrounding farms. provides extensive photos and travel articles on every area in the Cotacachi county, the country’s national parks and reserves, as well as nearby destinations and lodging.

A go to, content rich, updated bi-monthly, multilingual website for complete information and listings about Cotacachi and its environs.

For expats who want to retire here, (800+ and counting), the website includes all the information needed to make the big move.

Cotacachi was recently awarded “The Magical Town” by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism, heralded for its friendly, welcoming people, natural beauty, varied terrain, ecotourism and adventure travel.

Start planning your Cotacachi adventure or come and retire here. Vacation or retirement is more than just the scenery; it’s about making life long memories. Come visit

We are two expats living in and enjoying Cotacachi, Ecuador.

Our mission is to provide a fun, informative, easy to navigate site that brings out the best of where we live. We give you the tools to plan your next trip, places to stay, where to eat and what to see and do. If you’re interested in retiring here, we provide you with comprehensive information about living here.