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Your Guide to Ecuador News and Entertainment



By Mark Bradbury


The beaches of Manabi offer so many choices for your special event. There are 350 kilometers of oceanfront beaches. Some of them are easily accessible and are reasonably close to towns and cities along 

Will You Marry Me in Manabi? At the beach, in the mountains, or maybe in a steamy jungle? 


This is a question some of you may have already asked, or you may have at least been thinking about it. Perhaps you haven’t discovered a special place to celebrate your wedding vows but you want a unique location that will bring great memories for years to come. If that’s the case, then you should be considering the Province of Manabi, Ecuador! 

the coast. Some are much more remote and require a hike to access them, but maybe you would love to have a venue that is not so easy to get to and requires a little extra work for a lot more view and location.

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For a day as special as a wedding, planning and reviewing every detail is a very important part of the process. Therefore, my recommendation for all couples is to hire trained professionals! As a wedding and event planner we continually get better at our craft and always work to give our clients the “Wow” effect. We strive to make sure everything takes place between the line of tranquility and spectacularity, which makes a wedding unique and special.

By Liz Marcillo

Dr. Craig Penny

The Vital Connection: Your Spinal Column and Nervous System

By Craig Penny

According to Grey's Anatomy, "the nervous system controls and coordinates all organs and structures of the human body." This includes things like heart rate, blood vessel activity, gland activity, and other organs. The brain and spinal cord are the only organs in the body completely protected by bone because of their critical importance.

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The Rights and Obligations of Marriage and Common Law in Ecuador

By Marcos Chiluisa

In Ecuador, when a person of civil status buys a property, it is not necessary for the spouse (spouse or common law partner) to sign the deed. In my 15 years of real estate practice I ask the following question every single time we close on a property, “If a married person signs the deed, does this mean that they are the sole owner of the property?” The answer is no.


Ministry of the Environment

My experience in sustainability issues, as well as my vocation in the environmental field, have allowed me to put my knowledge to the service of Ecuador. In this service, the government has begun focusing on objectives which prioritize the sustainable use of nature and water capital, restoration of ecosystem gradients, implementation of financial sustainability mechanisms for protected areas, creation of water recharge zones, and an inclusive and participatory strategy for the reduction of deforestation.

Thus, one of the most important milestones of this government has been the prioritization of public policy which has focused on finding solutions to environmental issues from various productive sectors in Ecuador. A good example of this is the creation of our National Transition Plan Towards Decarbonization. Rolled out from the national government, and still prioritizing economic growth, the plan creates a roadmap to reduce and neutralize greenhouse gas emissions until at least 2050.


For as long as I can remember, my life has been here in this beautiful valley called Cuenca. My roots are deep like a well-planted tree, which makes it difficult to move elsewhere... it is hard for me to think that I could just pick up and leave my city, it is a part of me. I chose to be born and live here.


Daughter of Cuencanos, large families taught me the joy of sharing, beautiful landscapes and beautiful words surrounded my growing up. I inherited sensitivity to the natural world from my parents and grandparents. I appreciate beauty in all its manifestations. Since I was a child I have been able to observe all this just by growing up in this city.


I love wandering around Cuenca, feeling a bit like a tourist inside it. Slowly discovering it, touching it, savoring it, enjoying it, it is a delight that encompasses all my senses, that erases all my motives, that leaves time behind, and I lose myself in a wonderful enjoyment...

I Love Cuenca, It Enamores me, It Sings to me
by Claudia Acosta


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