Retirement in Ecuador

Retirement in Ecuador

PLEASE ACCEPT OUR WARMEST Bienvenido / Welcome to come and Live or Retire in Ecuador!


Cuenca Expat Retirees 

If you are considering a life of work or retirement in Cuenca, or elsewhere in Ecuador, and are looking for an informational site that can assist you in making your decision(s), we are happy to present a comprehensive array of resources (see tabs & links), including TOP NOTCH REFERRALS (such as for Ecuador Visas, a Cuenca Residency Attorney for an Ecuador Retirement Visa or any other type of Ecuador Residency Visa - even a Long-Term Ecuador Tourist Visa Extension)! So whatever your intent may be for moving to this serene and miraculous country for your new Life in Ecuador, simply immerse yourself in Your Escape to Ecuador as Gringos Abroad Cuenca! 

The Best of Ecuador is right at your fingertips on this site, with a multitude of clickable links and tabs for your ease of use, such as providing you with the most complete information about the Ecuador Health Care System, Ecuador Travel and Tourism (i.e. visiting the Galapagos Islands), Ecuador Legal Online, Ecuador Real Estate Rentals, etc.

Guayaquil Airport Taxi Service OR Cuenca Airport Taxi Service can also be easily arranged and booked ahead of time for Yours, Your Family's or Your Travel Group's Arrival to Guayaquil International Airport (Guayaquil is by far the best International Airport in Ecuador to fly into if your final destination is Cuenca).


Are you a potential expat, thinking about making a living or retiring in Ecuador, where you will finally be able to realize your dreams of a worry-free life and have the time to give back to your community?

In her series of articles entitled Making a DifferenceLorell Stewart, a long-time Cuenca resident and host of the successful Spanish Immersion Homestay Program will introduce you to many like-minded North Americans, Europeans and Ecuadorians who will amaze and inspire you! 

Some folks are highly visible, contributing ideas and opportunities on a broad scale, while others are quietly engaged in helping in more singular ways.  If you can imagine it, you too can make it happen!


If you are looking for an Apartment or House RENTAL in Cuenca, Ecuador, you can get local assistance finding exactly what you are looking for. We are available Monday through Saturday, and will usually respond to you within 24 hours.  An excellent Cuenca Real Estate Lawyer - Cuenca Real Estate Attorney is also a very wise idea if you are looking into Buying Property in Ecuador or Buying Real Estate in Ecuador. Living and Retiring in Ecuador on your own terms is what its all about, and so whether you are looking for Expat Retirement Communities in Cuenca Ecuador, or just want to play it by ear, you've hit upon the right place to look, see and find your own Ecuador dream home or apartment rental.


Ecuador has become increasingly popular with singles of all ages going solo, plus, Ecuador is also seeing an increasingly large number of families with school aged children making the move to enjoy a high quality of life in South America while raising their kids and treating their families to one of the finest mixtures of cultures and memorable real world experiences that this part of the world has to offer an Expat family.  Working in Ecuador Expat (also known as a Work Visa Ecuador), is yet another cherished option for Expats wishing to enjoy their life in Ecuador.  In fact, like most things in life, the opposite is also equally true for Ecuadorians themselves who wish to either work or travel in the US for a US Visa Ecuador (as DHL provides a delivery service, it is sometimes affectionately referred to by many Ecuadorians as US Visa Ecuador DHL).  

So, whether you are looking for Cuenca Ecuador Dating - Ecuador Expat Datingor instead you are more interested in finding a top of the line private school for your children such as the internationally famed Colegio Alemán Stiehle Cuenca Ecuadorthe country of Ecuador has what it takes to get both you and your goals taken good care of! 


But Where is Ecuador?

Ecuador is located in South America and is bordered by Columbia and Peru.  The equator passes through the city of Quito

Ecuador Facts

  • Population: About 15.74 million
  • Climate:  Ecuador is known for its micro climates, learn more here.
  • Major airports with U.S. flights: Quito, Cuenca and Guayaquil. Complete list of airports in Ecuador.
  • Nearest U.S. consulate: Quito and Guayaquil

Ecuador still remains #1 (THE VERY BEST) of the Top Ten Internationally Rated Best Places in the World to Retire to! After being rated the number one spot to retire to for the past several years in a row, Ecuador has AGAIN newly retained its #1 rated position for 2015 as well (and Ecuador will quite likely be selected again in 2016 and beyond, because as a Retirement Haven it is simply known by the Expats who move here as second to none and also as the "best home away from home"!).

Cuenca remains to be a place for retirees to relocate to with having over 8,000 expats.  But besides Cuenca, more people are also relocating to other beautiful areas of Ecuador, as Retirement Cuenca Ecuador Cost of Living compared to the US or Canada is truly just a small fraction to have a standard of living in Ecuador fit for luxury in relation to the US or Canada. And, it is VERY COMMON for Shipping Containers to Cuenca OR Shipping Containers to Ecuador of your Household Goods (Ecuador Container Shipping) to any city or town in Ecuador that you wish to make your new Ecuador home (the cost of shipping Household Goods to Ecuador or shipping Household Items to Ecuador is very reasonable when considering how relatively expensive new high quality appliances are in Ecuador as compared to North American or European prices).

The best part of checking out this beautiful but small diverse country is that you have a choice of where you may like to live, from the mountains to the coast or you may like a more tropical location.

Whatever your final choice make sure you do take the time to research and spend time experiencing the country first hand.  It may not always be what you want it to be and for some it is quite a "Culture Shock" which they may not be prepared for.

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Additional Quick References to popular pages

10 Things to Know Before Moving to Ecuador Ecuador Medical & Dental

Health Care in Ecuador  Airport Taxi Pickup 

Apartment or House Rentals Ecuador Residency 

Containers to Ecuador Cuenca Attorney Cuenca Dentist 

Cuenca Doctor Expat Personals  Ecuador Crash Course  

Cuenca Homestay  Making a Difference as an Expat in Ecuador 

Cuenca Shipping  Cuenca Rentals Yanapuma Spanish

School  Getting to Know Cuenca   Shopping in Ecuador 



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