Living a busy, work-dominated life in Silicon Valley finally caught up to Mark and his wife Nelly, and they've decided to leave California behind to raise their daughter in a more relaxed environment. Nelly is from Peru, but it's the Santa Elena Province in neighboring Ecuador where she and her husband have set their sights, as they agree it's the kind of place they want to raise their daughter. But while Nelly is hoping to live in a gated community to make their daughter's transition easier, Mark relishes his privacy and would prefer a stand-alone home. Find out which sensibility prevails when House Hunters International visits Santa Elena, Ecuador.
After years spent working in corporate America, La Verne Clark had tired of Atlanta's epic traffic and relentless rat race. Inspired by a weeklong vacation, she decided to sacrifice her lucrative career for a new start amid Punta Cana's white sand beaches. With her savings on the line, she's searching this sleepy, coastal region for an apartment she can feel at home in. But her need to keep her finances afloat is in direct conflict with her desire for a beachfront home. Pulled in opposing directions, La Verne struggles to find everything she's looking for under one roof. House Hunters International plunges into the property market in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.