Vilcabamba, the "valley of longevity" - San Pedro
If you are looking for green real estate in Ecuador, whether you want to live here or make a secure investment (*), Vilcabamba is definitely a place to consider.
Prices tend to be a little high in Vilcabamba, higher than in other places in Ecuador but still very attractive. This is due to the popularity of Vilcabamba, the "valley of longevity" with its ideal climate, lifestyle, abundance of food and also its cosmopolitan expat community. People come here to live not only from the USA but also from the UK, France, Belgium, Germany among other countries.
Check out our opinions page for interesting real life comments on Vilcabamba.
If you are considering living in Vilcabamba Ecuador, our experience described in those pages might inspire you and help you make the right choices. Our property is located in one of the best and safest areas around Vilcabamba (San Pedro de Vilcabamba) along the most pristine river (Rio Uchima), right at the foot of the world famous Podocarpus National park, only 6 kms from the centre of the Vilcabamba village.
The Rio Uchima property has everything to offer to nature lovers and health conscious people while at the same time being close to town.
For those of you who like pictures more than words, here is a picasa photo tour of the Rio Uchima property.
(*)September 2009: Money, irrespective of currency, is not safe. It can be devalued at the blink of an eye or it can disappear alltogether. Land on the other hand is safe because it is REAL. Land is not an arbitrary "I owe you" piece of paper. The earth only has a finite number of square meters on it, albeit a very high number. The "good square meters" are the ones that have pure air and pure water as well as the ability to provide food and safe shelter. It is as simple as that. If you find yourself owning money, now is the time to convert it into something REAL such as land. If you value mother earth and your health, if you think that you can agree with our basic principles as outlined on this web site, now is the time to buy.