Intag Valley

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Intag is a remote mountainous area in the Cotacachi and Otavalo states of Intabura Province, Ecuador, named after the Intag River. It includes the Intag Cloud Forest Reserve, which has 1800-2800 m of pristine cloud forest and high biodiversity. The Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve limits the north. Intag is about 1800 meters above sea level. Parts of the Intag area are subtropical rain forests in the Andes. The Andes are rugged and uneven. Including the Intag River, there are other rivers and streams on the mountain.

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 17,000 people
  • GDP: $5,982 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 19 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Grun
  • Tipping: It is not obligatory to give a tip. Therefore, check your bill first so that you can decide whether to tip or not. Majority people offer a small tip of 3-5% to upper end restaurants as for the low and medium a 5-10% is recommended.
  • Apartment listings: Sublet
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best intl air carrier: LAN Ecuador
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1600
  • Monthly costs for family: $3200
  • Monthly costs for local: $900
  • Meal: $4
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.9
  • Coffee: $1.3

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