Ecuador Business Directory: Find Services for Expats and Travelers

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Looking for a dentist, lawyer or real estate agent in Ecuador? Your search just got easier. Introducing the Ecuador Business Directory!

Ecuador Business Directory

What is the Ecuador Business Directory?

The Ecuador Business Directory launched in November 2016 and is part of the GringosAbroad Content Network. The Directory is produced by Dena and I, and our company Storyteller Media.

It’s our goal to create the largest and most useful directory of Ecuador businesses, services and resources in English. To support Ecuador businesses, we offer our Basic Listing for free.

The directory isn’t a classifieds site.
We don’t accept listings for individual items (set of car tires, ride share to Quito, or house-sitting for 3 weeks). But we do accept listings from businesses who sell tires, provide ongoing van service to Quito, or do house-sitting professionally.

How to Use the Directory

To use the directory, just visit It is a subsection of our main blog. And it’s free to use.

We have incorporated a rating and comment feature for each business and resource. Help other expats and travelers by sharing your experience on a specific listing.

Is there a business you love to do business with? Tell them to list on the directory and then give them a detailed review. This will build their reputation among the expat community and bring them much more business.

Why Did We Create the Directory? 

We wanted to broaden the perspective that readers get on GringosAbroad. While Dena and I have covered much of the country – there is much more that we haven’t seen.

This is where you come in.

Rather than post your comments in a Facebook post that will disappear within days (if not hours) your comments in the Directory will remain for years. And will help more people.

Thanks to our loyal audience, GringosAbroad continues to grow every month. As of today, our site surpassed 100,000 monthly pageviews (107, 562). See all our traffic numbers. Because of this, we felt that this is the right time to produce a powerful directory tool for our audience.

How Do the Listings Work?

Every listing lasts for one year. At the end of the year, you can renew for another 12 months. The reason for this is to keep each listing as up to date as possible.

We offer three types of listings: Basic (Free), Advanced and Featured.

Every free listing includes:

  1. an interactive map
  2. 4 photos
  3. 4 categories
  4. embedded video
  5. links to the site (plus Facebook and Twitter)
  6. detailed description
  7. detailed analytics (see how many visitors and from what countries). Analytics are visible only to the owner of each listing.
  • Advanced Listing: (USD$19.00/year) Everything in the Basic Listing, plus you can include special offers and you can upload 12 photos.
  • Featured Listing: (USD$59.00/year) Everything in the Advanced Listing, plus your listing is featured in a category of your choice. You’ll also get to upload up to 24 photos.

Every listing (free and premium) gets its own unique page. This can even be used as your own webpage, complete with a unique URL.

Categories on Ecuador Business Directory

Ecuador Business Directory on GringosAbroad

Screenshot of the Ecuador Business Directory

The directory is divided into two sections: Places and Resources.

  1. Places are businesses or attractions with a physical location.
  2. Resources includes services, expat blogs and other tools that are not location dependent.


Here are the primary categories in the Places section.

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Real Estate Developments
  • Building Contractors


  • National Airports
  • International Airports

Health and Beauty

  • Dentists
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Chiropractors
  • Health Insurance
  • Doctors
  • Salons and Spas
  • Optometrists

Business Services

  • Commercial Lawyers
  • Web Design
  • Marketing Agencies
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Accountants / Bookkeepers

Relocation Services

  • Immigration Lawyers
  • Lawyers and Law Firms
  • Real Estate Lawyers
  • Moving and Storage
  • Visa Facilitators
  • Spanish Tutors
  • Translators



Hotels and Accommodation

  • Resorts
  • Hotels
  • Hostels

Ecuador Travel and Attractions

  • Travel Agencies
  • Van Services
  • Ecuador Airlines
  • Museums
  • Open Markets
  • Tourist Information
  • Parks

Home and Leisure

  • Taxi Services
  • Computer and Appliance Repair
  • Cleaning and Gardening Services
  • Home Renovation and Repair
  • Insurance (Home and Auto)
  • Bookstores (with English titles)
  • Driving Schools
  • Pet Care



Schools & Universities

  • Universities
  • Learn Spanish Schools


Here are the primary category for the Resources section.

  • Ecuador Resources
  • Ecuador Books
  • Ecuador Expat Blog

Ecuador business directory

Have a question about the directory? Our FAQ section address the most common questions. If you still have a question, ask it below or via the directory’s contact form.

Visit: Ecuador Business Directory

Your Turn

Is there a feature you would like to see? What do you think of this new section?


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Meet the Author

Bryan Haines

Bryan Haines is editor of GringosAbroad - one of the largest English language sites about Ecuador. Work with GringosAbroad. He is a travel blogger, photographer and content marketer. He is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Media (content marketing for travel brands).

4 comments… add one
  • Cesar Dec 8, 2016, 11:38 pm

    Saludos estoy interesado para añadir Hostal Puerto Polo en San Clemente Manabi… en su proyecto me podria incluir. Tks

  • Jessi Nov 19, 2016, 12:38 pm

    Great idea! We are visiting Cuenca at the end of this year and are looking for a furnished apartment that sleeps 5. Any suggestions?

  • Simon Nov 3, 2016, 8:50 pm

    Such a fantastic idea Bryan and Dena. We will definitely take advantage of another of your great (and extremely needed) ideas.

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