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6 Things You Ought to Know Before You Move to Ecuador

Ecuador has long been a popular destination for expats seeking their next adventure. Ecuador is known for offering a high quality of living that is as low-cost as it is comfortable. What are the key things to know before you move to Ecuador? Find out in this guest post.

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Wills in Ecuador: Do You Need One?

Laws about wills in Ecuador differ from those in other countries. Attorney Sara Chaca discusses who should have a will in Ecuador and how to draft one properly.

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Salango Ecuador

A traditional fishing village on the Pacific coast, Salango Ecuador is relaxing experience just a few minutes down the road from popular Puerto Lopez and all its activities.

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Puerto Lopez Ecuador

Once just a small fishing town, Puerto Lopez Ecuador has become the central hub for visiting surrounding attractions like the Poor Man's Galapagos or Isla de la Plata and the "best" beach in Ecuador. And they've risen to the meet the challenge!

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Ecuador Tourist Visa Extension (90 Days)

A tourist visa extension to stay an additional 90 days in Ecuador is pretty easy to get. We did this recently. This is what we learned...

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Getting Married in Ecuador: For Better or for Worse

For those considering marrying an Ecuadorian citizen, this information is meant for you and yours specifically, with respect to the marriage laws in Ecuador, as you both consider this most important issue and the benefits as well as requirements.

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Getting a Drivers License in Ecuador

Updated info! If making the move to Ecuador and you plan to drive, you need to get a drivers license in Ecuador. See three different options for getting your license.

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Canoa Ecuador

Canoa Ecuador is a popular spot of the Pacific Coast. Great for surfing, thrill seeking, or just laying back and relaxing.

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Top Ecuador Residency Visas

Sara Chaca explains the requirements for the four (or five) most popular Ecuador residency visas. Find out which is best for you.

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Sending a Care Package to Ecuador

When planning to send a care package to Ecuador keep in mind customs regulations so that your package doesn't get held up. See some suggestions on what to send.

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Ecuador Expat File: Donald Ballantyne

A retired Canadian couple move to San Clemente, Ecuador. Read about their joys and challenges.

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Buying Property in Ecuador: What You Need to Know!

Learn about common pitfalls that occur when buying property in Ecuador and how to avoid them. Written by a seasoned Ecuadorian Lawyer based on her firsthand experience with real estate transactions.

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Juice and More Juice

We brought our bread maker, cookbooks, slow cooker (broken lid when unpacked), knives, lantern and electronics. NO JUICER!! There is a blender here but

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Visit us

I´m David and I´m from Ecuador...I know about cultural shock and it´s hard to get used to it but, depends of the place you will visit. I´m from Cuenca/Azuay,

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Interview with Ecuador Visas

Ecuador Visas is a full service law firm serving all of Ecuador. They offer help with visas, real estate, containers, taxes and much more all in English.

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Ecuador Tourist Visa

How long can you stay on an Ecuador tourist visa? Some people want to stay longer than the normal 90 days. The process to stay longer isn't too complicated. Updated 2017

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Exchange year

The best part about living here is definitely the school. As I am an exchange student in Santo Domingo (small town southwest of Quito) school is definitely

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Ecuador Road Trip: An Insider's Guide to an Amazing Adventure

My very first Ecuador book! Learn about how to plan and enjoy a successful vacation to Ecuador. Why take a road trip? It's the best way to see the country.

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RealWorld Holidays

RealWorld Holidays are a UK-based travel company who specialise in tailor-made holidays in South America. We were founded in 2004 by people who had already

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Galapagos Safari Camp

We are a family-owned property, managed by a handpicked team. Inspired by the magic of African safari camps, our dare-dreaming founders, Michael and Stephanie

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SBI Review

My dad was the one who suggested I start a website about Ecuador. He also suggested what website builder to use. Here's my SBI review.

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What I'm Working On

I just finished the rough draft of my first book! It's all about how to travel Ecuador for those who have never been here.

Coming soon! I'm going to be looking for motivated individuals to form part of my book launch team. Whether you have marketing skills, love Ecuador or are thinking about coming to Ecuador you may be just who I'm looking for. Sign up for my newsletter for more info in the next issue.

Elite Tours Abroad

Welcome to our newest Site Sponsor: Elite Tours Abroad. We recently interviewed them to learn more about the services they offer.

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All Up-to-Date

Goal #1 met! I've been working hard reading over EVERY. SINGLE. PAGE. on my website. I've corrected things that have changed and left notes on pages where changes are expected shortly.

I'm glad to say you can read any page that I've written on Life-in-Ecuador.com as if it were written today. Any page relating a specific experience still include MY experience, but also has notes giving any updates to the situation since that time.

Now it's time to work on Goal #2. Information on that is coming soon.

I thank you for reading and hope you continue to enjoy my website!

Banos Ecuador Slideshow

Photos taken in Banos Ecuador

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Working in Ecuador

Working in Ecuador. Need work while in Ecuador? Read a few suggestions on possible work opportunities.

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Food from Ecuador

Food from Ecuador. The wide variety of fruits and vegetables are amazing. Here are just some of the different things to try.

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Cenestur

Somos CENESTUR, el Instituto Tecnológico de Turismo y Hotelería que en 1987, abrió sus puertas con propuestas nuevas y diferentes, para formar profesionales

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Helping Expats Group

Assistance for: Tourist visa Residence visas Cedulas Wills IESS Translations Taxes refunded for Senior Business tax return Marriage registrations Translations

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Elite Tours Abroad

Curious about living, retiring, or investing abroad? Trying to make retirement savings last? Wonder why Central and South America have been in the spotlight

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