AUGUST 20192019-09-02T12:05:54+00:00
ECI Newsletter August

The Magellanic Penguins in Punta Tombo Nature Reserve

The Magellanic penguin is a South American penguin that breeds in coastal Argentina, Chile, and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. If you are penguin obsessed or fascinated with these fantastic birds and want to see them in their natural habitat, the absolutely best place to visit is the Punta Tombo Nature Reserve in Southern Argentina.

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A Plus Lodge and vines

Tiny Homes, Big Potential for Ownership

Over the past few years, there has been a rise in folks looking to downsize for a variety of reasons: a simpler, less cluttered, and more sustainable lifestyle; decreased home maintenance; and increased freedom and mobility.

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A Day at the Beautiful Secret Beach, Ambergris Caye Belize

A few months ago, Jamie Cain made a solo trip to Ambergris Caye for work, but made sure to carve out time for some adventure with her friend Melisa while she was there. Even though she had been to Ambergris Caye a few times before, this was her first time to check out the stunning and beautiful Secret Beach.

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Nicaraguan Healthcare: One Major Component

Nicaraguan Healthcare: One Major Component

Nicaragua is at the top of many people’s lists as a desirable country for relocation in their retirement years – regardless if their retirement is just around the corner or several years out. But then, what makes retiring in Nicaragua so compelling?

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El Progreso: A Bank for the Gran Pacifica Resort Team

Having a financial savings plan and a financial education program is something that many Gran Pacifica employees have wanted for years. In February 2019, a plan was developed by the Social Responsibility Committee at Gran Pacifica.

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Dear Friend,

For all you penguin lovers out there, put Argentina at the top of your “Must Visit” list, and carve out some time to spend a day at the Punta Tombo Nature Reserve while you’re there. Hanging out with the delightful Magellanic Penguins and spending a day-in-the-life with these elegant gentlemen⁠—and ladies, is an experience never forgotten.

Less is more, and living in a tiny home has become a big way of life for many folks since these homes require less maintenance and offer a lower cost of living. These are just two big reasons that make tiny home living so compelling.

If you’re planning a trip to Ambergris Caye and haven’t yet embarked on an adventure to The Secret Beach, you don’t know what you’re missing. Located  north, a ways from San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye, Secret Beach is a fun and relaxing spot to spend a day. The waters are crystal clear and the restaurants on the beach serve up some scrumptious cuisines and refreshing tropical beverages.

Many folks who are close to retirement are looking for ways to make their retirement dollars stretch and still live a life with all the comforts they are accustomed to. Having affordable healthcare is one of many ways to stretch those dollars, so a part-time or full-time retirement home in Nicaragua may be in your best interest.

More great news from our associates at Gran Pacifica. “El Progreso”⁠—a bank for our employees⁠—was recently established. They will be able to save and borrow funds, and learn more about the importance of budgeting, balancing a checkbook, and saving for the future. I’m very excited by this program and hope it becomes a model of success for other businesses in Nicaragua.

Until next year,

” ECI is just a solid, wholesome company. You meet the founders, and the people, and they’re just happy. You know anything Mike Cobb tells you, you can take to the bank. It’s like your brother telling you, or even better. This is my first trip to Gran Pacifica, and it just feels like home the moment you get here. Very comfortable, just like old time United States. It has the sense of community that people lost in the US, and I think that’s the most important thing. You really can’t put a dollar value on it, but you know it when you see it, and it’s here.

Coming from a construction background, I can see that everything here is built to last, and there are a lot of little details that were thought of. Looking at the growth here, it really seems to be a solid investment, and it’s also just such a great atmosphere. It’s hard to put words to. It’s really the whole mix of things, trustworthy, common sense people, great climate, real community, and sensible growth. Mike Cobb is a person with a dream, and he’s really making that dream happen here. That’s something you don’t find every day.”

John Fultz, ECI Shareholder