Ecuador Information

Retire in Cuenca

2016 sees Ecuador remain the #2 best place to retire   Cuenca has been named the number one retirement haven in the world for several years now. 2016 has seen it again being named by esteemed "Internations" expat site as the #2 "Best Retirement Paradise" for...

Cuenca Starter Kit

byPark Wilson and Josh Linnes       Imagine you could buy a e-book that told you everything you need to know about Cuenca, Ecuador. And the book included information about the city of Cuenca, Ecuador the country, immigration, cost of living, and pretty much...

Cuenca Hotels and Hosterias

So you have chosen to visit Cuenca. Below you will find 20 Hotels and Hosterias in Cuenca. Many of these Hotels are in refurbished colonial houses. The atmosphere is quite unique. Don’t expect to find an elevator in many of the older buildings. Hotels like Crespo,...

A little bit of history on Cuenca

Cuenca has been called “the Athens of Ecuador” by some writers on the internet. I think that is a very good introduction to those of you who are thinking of coming to Ecuador. It is the third largest city in Ecuador. The city is a must see for anyone touring Ecuador....

Organic Food in Ecuador

  Food shopping in Ecuador is an absolute delight.  You can take your pick from many local Mercados, a cooperative market or even the very modern SuperMaxi supermarkets.  If you are indeed looking for organic food then you are better off visiting a cooperative market...

Travel Tips for Ecuador

Below are a great many useful traveling tips which are courtesy of TerraDiversa Tourism.   VISA REQUIREMENTS & OTHER DOCUMENTS A visa is not required for U.S. and Canadian, Australian or European citizens in most cases. However for the rest of the world, if...

Dumbest traffic laws: You have been warned

by Josh from Viva-Tropical     Did you know that in Minnesota it’s illegal to cross the state line with a duck on your head?  Or that a law in Galveston, Texas, states that bicycles must be operated at a “reasonable speed”?  Or how about the Alabama law that says...

Exports Ecuador

If you are thinking of exporting from Ecuador there are possibly many questions that you have. PRO-ECUADOR is the institute for the promotion of Trade and investments and the Ministry of Foreign Trade responsible for the implementing of policies and rules to promote...

Fascinating Facts About Ecuador

by Alejandro Guevara Onofre   DID YOU KNOW THAT…Christina María Aguilera, who is a famous American singer, has Ecuadorian origin. Her father was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador.Only 26 years, she has already made a place for herself in the world of American music. Over the...

Ecuador Consulates Abroad

Consulates Ecuador Consulates in the USA: (www.ecuadorexplorer.com) US North East - States of New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hamsphire: 800 Second Avenue, Suite 601 New York, NY 10017. Fax 212-808-0188 Tel 212-808-0170 or 212-808-0171 New Jersey30...

Doing Business in Ecuador

  Although Ecuador is ranked as a top retirement country, this high approval rating does not apply for doing business. Although there are some great business opportunities, you will not find them easy to capitalize on. If you intend to do business in Ecuador, then it...

Making a Difference

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 this series of articles entitled Making a...

Ecuador Crash Course Booking Page

  To make your booking fill out the form at the end of the page. Ecuador Expat Journeys -- Testimonials -- Our Staff    We call our signature tour the Ecuador Crash Course to convey that we consider it a learning experience, not simply a tour. It is an...

Banking in Cuenca

  In Cuenca, Ecuador you can generally find the same range of services as you would back home. Ecuador uses the USD dollar for it’s currency so there is no need for money exchange for many people. To open an account you will need forms of identification. Passport,...

So You are Thinking of Moving to Ecuador?

A Move to Ecuador can certainly be a hard decision as there are so many wonderful places in the world to settle. Even within Ecuador, there are many choices, depending on the climate you prefer, the size of city or town, or whether you might even like to work or...

Pet Relocation Ecuador

  Pet relocation to Ecuador can be quite stressful and especially for the pet owners who frequently feel more anxious about their animals than they do about themselves. Not knowing how your pet is going to travel in the cargo bay can be quite scary.  But there...

Mobile Apps for travel in Ecuador

If you love using today's modern technology then check out these mobile apps to make travelling through out Ecuador easier.  Some are FREE and there are some that do charge a small fee to download and installing. Note: We do not hold responsibility or receive any fees...

Making A Difference as an Expat in Ecuador

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 this series of articles entitled Making a...

Learn Spanish

Here are some useful Spanish phrases that will help you with your daily travel through Ecuador. One word you really need to remember is “Bano” which means bathroom. You may also want to remember these words as well “Varones” and “Mujeres” which mean “Men” and “Women”...

Latest News

This page has news items of interest to those who are thinking of visiting or relocating to Ecuador.  The items are bits and pieces that we pick up which we find may be of some use to our readers.      Full Medical Coverage For Just $70 Per Month -- New Health...

Volunteers in Ecuador

Just because you are a senior does not mean that you cannot become a volunteer in Ecuador.  There are many organisations who welcome those who are over the age of 35 to participate in multiple programs. Many ask that you share your knowledge of environmental...

Ecuador Climate: A Guide to Ecuador’s Four Micro Climates

byJosh from Viva TropicalSitting on the northwest coast of Latin America, Ecuador is a gem of a country that has a lot to offer for expats and tourists alike. The country sits right on the equator, which means that the Ecuador climate benefits from a glorious twelve...

Food Costs in Ecuador

by Courtney - VivaTropical   You may have heard that Ecuador is one of the best places to retire on a budget. You may have heard that it offers reasonably-priced real estate and health care. But what about the things you pay for on a day-to-day basis? Like food....

“Ecuador Frequently Asked Questions”

Courtesy of Attorney Sara Chaca - email any questions to sara@ecuadorvisas.com   Q – What can I expect when I arrive at the airport in Ecuador? A – You will arrive into Quito or Guayaquil International Airports, each having modern terminals and baggage claim...

Retire in Ecuador

Jan 11, 2018 Potential retirement in Ecuador My name is Scott. I am 52 and looking for a retirement location. I was in the Navy for 6 years and have traveled the Pacific, and all across the US. I Continue reading "Potential retirement in Ecuador "     Jan 11,...

Birds of Ecuador

  Great Green Macaw spotted in Ecuador                               The Jocotoco Foundation is an Ecuadorian non-government organization established in 1998 to protect land of critical importance to the conservation of Ecuador’s endangered birds and associated...

Airports in Ecuador

Even though Ecuador is a small country there are very comfortable airports in the main cities of the country.   Below are a list of these: INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS   Guayaquil Simón Bolívar Airport Av. de las Américas (corner) Tel: (04) 2 393 798 Fax: (04) 2...

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador, still remains in the Top 3 Internationally Rated Best Places in the World to Retire to! After being ranked the number one (#1) spot to retire to (multiple times at that during the past decade or so!), Cuenca, Ecuador has for 2019 achieved the #2 best...

Disabled in Ecuador

Every now and then I receive an email asking how a disabled person, especially if wheelchair bound, can live in Ecuador.  So I went searching and found a beautiful couple living in Ecuador who are happy to share their experience with my readers. Disabled Travelers...

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