Updates at Mirador San Jose, Ecuador
As I sat down to write this blog entry, I was amazed that it has been nearly a month since I have had time to write. The last little while has been “insane” to say the least. Picking up and moving to a new country is no easy task. The logistical challenges, arrangements and monkey wrenches thrown in for good measure can really take a toll on the nerves. However, we are slowly getting settled and I have so much to blog about that I have enough material for months to keep you all on the seat of your pants.
Just a brief note before I get into the updates here at Mirador San Jose. From previous blog posts you know that we came with the 180 day visa extension. You then must register your visa when you are in Ecuador at either Quito or Guayaquil and Cuenca. Low and behold, I learned some valuable information for anyone who will be settling in the Manta area. Foreigners can now register their visa in Manta. More on this in another post, as I will cover the details on this when my wife and I complete the procedure ourselves. You will then have first hand information and experience dealing with this matter.
Updates at Mirador San Jose
If some of you have forgotten or wondering where exactly this is you can type in google maps Mirador San Jose and you will see exactly where it is. For the map lovers it is approximately 45 minutes south of the city of Manta on the coast. You take Ruta del Spondylus down the coast and it is at km 611.
Now for the updates:
- Front entrance wall and guard tower/office has been constructed and completed.
- There are several more homes that have been constructed, and new ones in the works.
- Private beach and retaining wall are under construction. (will be a magnificient addition to Mirador.)
- More trees and underground watering systems are being planted and installed.
- Drainage system and improvements are being worked on.
- The planning of a central generating station to supply Mirador San Jose with backup electricity.
- Installation of Fibre Optic line along the highway passing Mirador San Jose. This is a Ecuadorian project to help modernize communites along the entire coast of Ecuador.
- Grading, filling, and sloping of areas on site as per development details.
- Establishing a truck only entrance on the North side of the property adjacent to the highway.
- Further planning and improvements to come not yet announced.
Sorry to leave you all hanging with #10. I promise I will give details as they come to me. Certainly if you have not been here in the past year or so you will see signifigant changes at Mirador San Jose. Please enjoy the new updated pictures of Mirador San Jose.