Ecuador Facts

Although tiny, Ecuador is a very diverse country. In this post, I'll share 21 unusual and interesting facts about Ecuador. While there are many common fact about Ecuador, I won’t bore you with those. We all know it’s in South America and that they speak Spanish. Here you can learn some things you probably didn’t [...]

While traveling through the Andes mountains, we've seen lots of wildlife. As I went through my photos, I found this falcon-like bird. Here's what I learned about Ecuador's curiquingue. In this post, you'll learn about Ecuador's Curiquinge. The curiquinge is in the falcon family and resembles the vulture because of it's naked face. It was [...]

In this post, I'll share 15 things to do in Ecuador's Andes Mountains. Image copyright 4Volcanoes Lodge When most people think of Ecuador, the first thing that comes to mind is the Galapagos. But Ecuador is so much more than those wonderfully bizarre Galapagos animals. In this post, you'll learn about 15 attractions that you can [...]

Do I Have to Register My Marriage in Ecuador?

Ecuador Facts, Living in Ecuador

This post, with updated legal requirements for Ecuadorian visas for permanent residency, has been contributed by Nelson Idrovo, Attorney at Law. Along with his wife Grace Velastegui, Nelson runs Idrovo & Velastegui – a Cuenca Law Office. We have had many inquiries from clients and friends regarding the necessity to register your marriage in Ecuador due to [...]

Cell phones are expensive in Ecuador. As a result, many expats and travelers bring a phone with them. Not only is it less expensive but you can also have the latest technology. Importation restrictions and bans have limited the availability of reasonably priced phones. If you are planning on bringing a phone, there are a few things [...]

Annual Weather Chart for Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca Ecuador, Ecuador Facts

Everyone wants to know about the climate in Cuenca. On an almost daily basis, we get asked: When is the rainy season in Cuenca? What is the best time to visit? When is it hottest in Cuenca? These are some of the most common questions from travelers and prospective expats. And it is understandable - [...]

What is a Cantón and Parroquia in Ecuador?

Ecuador Facts, Living in Ecuador

So, what is a canton and a parroquia in Ecuador? If you have been reading online about Ecuador, you have seen that the areas and cities are divided into cantóns and parroquias. Generally speaking, the political division of where you are looking to live (or visit) doesn't really matter. Determining which parroquia or canton you are going [...]

The Panama Hat: 8 Myths and Legends

Ecuador Facts, Ecuador Travel

B. Brent Black is a Panama Hat expert and in this guest post he shares 8 common myths and legends about Panama Hats. He can be found at www.BrentBlack.com and www.PanamaHatBlog.com Nope. Ecuador. Indigenous Ecuadorians already were weaving fine straw hats when the Spanish first arrived on the coast of what is now Manabí Province. [...]

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