From snow-capped volcanoes to dense Amazon jungle to sun-drenched Pacific beaches, Ecuador offers something for everyone. Let’s explore the many facets of this jewel-like country in South America’s northwestern Andes.
From the time when as many as 50 independent pre-Colombian cultures flourished, to the arrival of the Spanish, to the modern day, Ecuador has a long and colorful past which has shaped the country it has become today.
Spanish is the official language of Ecuador and is one of the purest and easiest versions to understand in the Spanish-speaking world for non-native speakers. Here is your guide to the language of Ecuador.
You’ll witness astounding beauty when traveling in Ecuador—breathtaking mountain vistas, remarkably colorful Otavalan textiles, the caught-this-minute freshness of the ceviche in Puerto López. Take a look at all that you can see and do here.
Plan Your Move
Ecuador offers a myriad of beautiful towns in which to live. Here we’ll take a look at your options…the capital of Quito, Ecuador’s coastal towns, the mountain retreats of Cuenca and Cotacachi…and many more locations.
Once you’ve made the decision to purchase property, you’ll need to understand the real estate buying process. The real estate business here is very different to what you are probably accustomed to. Here’s our guide to buying property.
As a legal resident of Ecuador, you’ll discover that bringing your household goods to Ecuador represents one of the biggest advantages for choosing the country. Here’s how to do it.
There are a number of ways to become an Ecuadorian resident, or to stay in the country for extended periods. Not sure which one is for you? This guide to the visas available to you will help.
Ecuador is one of the least expensive countries in the world in which to live…everything from hiring a full-time maid to the price of dinner at a good restaurant. You’ll be surprised at the low cost of living.
One of the great perks for foreign residents living in Ecuador is high-quality, low-cost health care. You will find first-rate medical care here and a medical system that is staffed by highly-trained professionals.
Your tax liability as a foreign resident living in Ecuador is very low and if you obtain your income from overseas sources, there is no reporting requirement. Here is our guide to all things tax-related in Ecuador.
Fitting in with the locals can be a difficult task in a new country…particularly if you’re not sure of the local customs. Here are a few tips that we gathered to help you get things done more easily.
One thing you learn quickly in Latin America is that it’s difficult to separate social etiquette from business etiquette. Here are some guidelines to help you interact more smoothly with Ecuadorians.
Despite a turbulent economic period in the late 1990s, Ecuador’s economy has rebounded and is now growing and strengthening with a positive long-term outlook.
Ecuador has made a concerted effort to attract foreign and equal treatment is given to local and foreign investors. If you’re considering doing business in Ecuador, then you won’t want to miss this section.
This invaluable Rolodex has the contact details of all the important people you’ll need to talk to if you move, live, and invest in Ecuador. There’s travel, embassy, business resources… and much, much more.