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15 comments… add one
  • Morris Lezica Apr 6, 2019, 1:52 pm

    Initial sign up for the newsletter. I have a trip to Ecuador later this year.

  • Ania Mar 11, 2018, 2:16 pm

    Thanks for this possibility!

  • Dave Crosby Jul 4, 2016, 8:02 pm

    looking to come over in Oct. this year. where”s a good place to stay that doesn”t cost a lot. I am coming for about a week in the later weeks of Oct.

  • Max nunez Sep 1, 2015, 11:38 am

    Me agrada mucho Ecuador para hacer mi retiro.Me interesa saber si Ecuador ofrece planes de incentive para las persona se retiran alla



  • John Apr 4, 2015, 12:16 pm

    Is it legal to receive vitamins from US…I hear yes and no.Any info would be appreciated.

  • suraj singh Dec 25, 2014, 5:17 am

    i want to work with u can i join u so pls tell me procedure

  • Tee Aug 29, 2014, 11:43 am

    I look forward to visiting Ecuador next year. I want to know as much as I can in the maintime.

  • Alex Jul 26, 2014, 10:36 pm

    At the top of the page I entered my info to subscribe to the newsletter but it’s not going through.

  • Bill Wickson Jun 11, 2014, 10:32 pm

    I too was born in Nova Scotia, albeit 100 years ago – well maybe not that long ago. I now live in Vancouver and I’m looking for a place to retire in a few years. Trying to narrow down that right place in Central America where you can have a good life, hopefully volunteer in the local community and enjoy a better climate all year round.

  • tom egan Feb 1, 2014, 9:27 am

    I’m just in my research phase about moving to Ecuador and would appreciate any info on the health care system there. Thanx!!

  • Penny Jurado Dec 17, 2013, 3:28 pm

    Myself and my boyfriend are planning to visit Ecuador in March. We are on a 5 year plan to retire early (sooner if possible) and we are seriously considering to pick Ecuador to live and possibly start a business. We also are considering to buy some beach property before then to vacation yearly. Do most people pay cash for property or are there any purchase plans o mortgage loans you can do? Can you tell me if you can visit Ecuador with just a passport or do I need to work on getting a Visa before we go?

    • Bryan Haines Dec 17, 2013, 3:57 pm

      I don’t know any expats with a local mortgage. Interest rates are very high – most are over 10%. If you are coming from the US or Canada you can enter on just a passport.

  • debbie Nov 1, 2013, 3:49 pm

    We are excited to finally be able to travel to Ecuador next March and YES we are looking for retirement areas. My husband and I are both 56 and very active. Any hoo very busy and need a travel agent to assist us please. On that direct us to hotels and Vilcabamba; Cuenca stay for 10 day stay. Thanks in advance for your help. Debbie
    We have traveled to Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras.

  • David T Hall Oct 17, 2013, 11:47 pm

    I’ll be reading your blog soon, I hope.

  • David T Hall Oct 17, 2013, 11:45 pm

    I’m a writer and have been to Cuenca 3 times, my first to teach English in neighboring Turi back in 2011 while recuperating following a motorcycle accident near Riobamba. I brought my girlfriend back the following year and she loved Cuenca. We’ll be back next Spring and will try to bump into you then.

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