Welcome to Two Degrees South! This beautiful condo and apartment is on the 11th floor of Vista del Mar. It is located on the bay of a peninsula just two degrees south of the equator, on the Pacific Ocean side of South America, Salinas, Ecuador. It is a wonderful accommodation for your stay.
This accommodation offers a fine location. It is the centre of beachfront activities, whether you rent a watercraft, go fishing or whale watching, or just enjoy lounging on the beach. There are good restaurants, ATM, groceries, bakery and pharmacy all nearby. Taxis are extremely reasonable. The view is stunning and provides it's own entertainment if you just want to relax on the patio (as you can see from the above photo.)
Paul Franklin purchased the condo in October of 2012. He had a fascination of this country since he was a child studying history and fell in love with the people his first visit. If you have any questions his daughters will try to provide you with any information. Jaime manages the property and lives in Salinas. He speaks fluent english and will act as a concierge to assist you. He is a wealth of information and can help you make arrangements to any activities you wish to try.
Why choose Ecuador? The infrastructure of this country is progressing very rapidly due to good government. The people are incredibly friendly and helpful. You will find an ever increasing expat population in this city. There are good restaurants, car rentals, and taxis usually cost $2 within the city. Yes, take a taxi for the price of a coffee! The climate is perfect, very similar to Hawaii. It averages 75 degrees in the winter and 85 degrees in the summer with a average humidity of 75%. Summer is January through April -- so when the weather turns cold in the northern hemisphere, Salinas is the place to be!
Ecuador is a four hour flight from Miami, five hours from Houston, and six hours from Los Angeles. The currency in Ecuador is the U.S. Dollar, so no need to figure exchange rates. ATM machines are abundant and easy to access. Ecuador is now the number two place to retire in the world (after Mexico) according to International Living.
If you choose, you may download Google Earth and type in Salinas Ecuador. You will get a great look at our little city on the bay. The coordinates of our building are 2"12' 17.81S by 80"58' 25.68W. If you click on the pictures you will have a photo tour of our beach. The picture by Volcan Tronador shows our building. It is the center tower, we're the 11th floor, one below the penthouse.
You will find Ecuador to be full of pleasant surprises.
Leave your stress behind and immerse yourself in unparalleled relaxation at our condo/apartment on the eleventh floor of Vista del Mar.
Vista del Mar Malecon and 24 de Mayo Salinas, Ecuador
Genine Franklin, or Paula Franklin Cell phone: 780-573-9781(Canada)