Is it there an Expat population in Ibarra? If there is one, Is their number larger than the Expat population in Cotacachi?
There's not one there yet but it would be a fabulous place to start one. There are the conveniences Cotacachi doesn't have and more to do. Unfortunately, no one wants to be the first to start things out there. I know someone who brings tours up here who would love to talk to you about getting one started there if you're interested.