Public Question Asked by User180640 about Machala
Hi, I'm a kiwi guy maybe about to live & work in Machala (english teacher) and wondered how you are finding it, many expats, much to do etc?
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Answered by Carlos , Guayaquil, Ecuador
Hey, not at all, Machala is a small city.
You will hardly find expats there, besides a few Peruvians because it's located near the border.
There is a small shopping mall and its commercial activity is thriving, but nothing else. If you want a more cosmopolitan experience, you should pick Guayaquil instead, or travel back and forth regularly (4 hours by bus).
Hope to see you here
Answered by Fatima Sanchez , Guayaquil, Ecuador
Hi, Machala is the capital of El Oro Province, it is a nice city, I went there only for working one day this year. It has changed a lot since last time I went in 2003. There is a small mall. Puerto Bolivar is next to Machala where you can go to eat seafish food. It is the principal port for banana exports. The oficial web page is http://www.machala.gov.ec/.
I do not if there are expat there from countries where English is spoken. As it is next to Peru, I guess there are perovian people living at Machala. Machala it is next to many other cities at Ecuadorian coast.