Living in Ecuador:
An Insiders' Guide to the Good Life
Valuable Tips, News and Commentary for a Successful Ecuador Experience
Living in Ecuador is a dream come true for Gary and me, two semi-retired expats from the U.S. We live well on very little in this beautiful country.
As veteran travelers, we've seen much of the world. Ecuador is our country of choice, as it is for many others. On this site we've collected plenty of information to make your Ecuador travel experience rich and carefree. Before you leave home, read this general Ecuador information.
Living in Ecuador doesn't have to be an impossible, unfulfilled dream. Start experiencing this Andean country as if you are already here by studying the informative pages on our site.
What part of Ecuador do you want to explore? Our website focuses on northern Ecuador and highlights popular cities like Cotacachi, Otavalo, Cuenca, Vilcabamba, Quito and Guayaquil.
Has moving to Ecuador ever crossed your mind? How often have you wiled away an afternoon imagining a wonderful new life in some exotic land? Ecuador could well be that place. It was for us.
It's hard to come to Ecuador and not fall in love with the gorgeous views and the breath-taking landscapes. Gary and I have found the perfect piece of property for our new home and you can too.
Real estate prices in Ecuador are still very low compared to other countries like Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica. Labor is cheap. Values are high. Learn more about Real Estate in Ecuador.
Who should you tip and how much? Did you know that in Ecuador the indigenous are allowed to take the law into their own hands in certain instances?
If you are serious about living in Ecuador, be sure to read about the culture. You'll need this information to avoid making major mistakes in dealing with the local population.
Many people consider living in Ecuador because of its friendly people, low cost of living and wonderful spring-like climate. Others are more attracted to the expansive beaches. Read our article on Retirement in Ecuador.
One expat we know married into a family of head-hunters. Another does missionary work in the jungle and a North American has spent decades preserving a remote area of rainforest from chainsaws. They share their exciting lives in our Ecuador Stories.
Safety is always an important subject and many people have legitimate concerns living in Ecuador. Learn what you need to know about protecting yourself by reading our valuable information on Travel Safety.
One of the major goals of Pro-Ecuador.com is to provide both the positive and negative aspects to help balance your perspective of life in Ecuador. This country has its ups and downs, its disasters and triumphs, just like every other place on earth. For us, the positive aspects of living in Ecuador far outweigh the negative ones.
New Real Estate Listings: We just posted several new real estate listings in our blog--a beautiful luxury house with a greatly reduced price, a townhouse that we sold recently, but is now back on the market, and a .6 acre lot in Tierra Firme, also price reduced. Click here to check them out.
Our Frequently Asked Questions page has been updated. If you're thinking of moving to Ecuador, this is a good place to start. Find out about cost of living, buying cars, cell phones, and lots more.
Health Insurance: We get many questions about health insurance in Ecuador. There are many options. Check out Gary's recent blog post presenting the possibilities.
Healthy Living in Ecuador: Raw Milk and raw gourmet cheeses have become staples of our Ecuador diet. It reminds me of when I lived on the farm as a kid in Northern Minnesota and drank raw milk every day. In Cotacachi, Raw Milk is delivered to our door. Read about one of delights of living in Ecuador.
Ecuador Culture: Every year teams of men and boys compete in a strange game called trumpo. The competition involves first one player tossing a spinning wooden top and then either he or a second team member catches it in the palm of his hand and quickly directs it toward a puck or disc. The object is to hit the disc and send it racing down the street further than the opposing team... read more
Ecuador Food: In this instructional video, Hambone Littletail demonstrates how to make an incredibly easy and delicious peach cobbler... read more
Places in Ecuador: Cuenca, the cultural gem of Ecuador, rests majestically in a valley in the south central part of the country... read more
Cotacachi/Imbabura Real Estate Tour and Introduction to Ecuador Course: Tours are discontinued for the time being. Watch these pages, and sign up for the newsletter to receive new tour dates. For those considering living in Ecuador or investing in Ecuador real estate. You’ll see our current listings and learn... read more