Life in Ecuador has become a popular subject lately. Well-known magazines and websites have rated Ecuador as one of the top retirement destinations in the world due in part to it's quiet, simple lifestyle and low cost of living. Thus, many wonder if changing continents is right for them.
This website was created to show Ecuadorian life from all angles...not just the nice and shiny, but also the everyday reality of living in a foreign country.
How do you know if life in Ecuador is right for you? I personally recommend visiting for yourself before making the move. We can help you get an idea of what to expect. This small country has become famous for it's mega-diversity of cultures, climates and wildlife. Just about anyone will find a place they love...but it may take some looking to find the best place for you.
Seriously considering making a move? Start here for more information on how to make this place your home.
Are you looking for an adventure that's out of the ordinary? Or do you just want to relax in beautiful surroundings? You can have the best of both.
Beautiful beaches, tropical weather, colonial haciendas are all found here. A quiet vacation can also be quite economical. Come, relax and enjoy the variety of cultural experiences available.
Visiting or living in Ecuador can be an amazing experience. But your time here could be marred by common illnesses or an unpleasant experience.
Be safe while you travel. Follow these tips.
My family moved to Ecuador when I was 15. And I have enjoyed my life here ever since. Even when I'm away I always miss the way of life here.
Of course when the idea of moving to a foreign country was first presented to me I was a little shocked. "Where? And you want me to leave my friends?" But I have benefited greatly from expanding my horizons. Living in Ecuador is rewarding and interesting. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Special thanks to my family members-Dad, Mom, Adrian and Oma-who have taken great photos while in Ecuador and allowed me to use them on this site.
Writing about all that Ecuador has to offer will take me years and years on my own. I need your help. ;)
Have you been to Ecuador? What did you love or even hate? What would you recommend to see or avoid? Tell us about your experience.
Share your photos with us! Enter your photo in our Photo Contest and be eligible for a special end of the year prize.
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You can keep up to date with Life-in-Ecuador.com as I explore the country and write about it in the following ways:
Hope you enjoy Ecuador as much as I do! If you have a specific question or a comment about this website please feel free to contact me.