There are several different types of Ecuador Temporary Resident Visas: Professional, Investor, Pensioners, Rentista/Digital Nomad, Dependent, etc. The qualifications and requirements vary for each type of visa so you’ll need to select the best option for your specific circumstances.
Cuenca is a popular expat destination in Ecuador. It’s a beautiful city with a colonial center and friendly people. Cuenca’s healthcare is also of high quality and affordable. The cost of living is also relatively low. But, there is another side to Cuenca that is not so pretty.
There are many countries to settle in as an expat. We live in Ecuador and love it here. However, we know there are other great places for the perfect expat life, and yes, they are cheap. We have done our research and will highlight a few counties where couples can live for less than $2000/month.
efore our recent hospital visit, we did not have in-depth personal experience with the Ecuador healthcare system. We know Ecuador has one of the best healthcare services globally, so we expected something nice. Pleasantly, our expectations were exceeded. The quality was so great that their affordable cost was almost shocking.
The Cuenca Botanical Garden is a welcome new addition to the city’s landscape. It’s located on the south central side of town where the Tarqui and Yanuncay Rivers meet.
Loja Ecuador is a popular small city nestled in the Andes Mountains in Southern Ecuador. The people are very friendly and the city is very clean.
Vilcabamba Ecuador is one of the most popular cities in Ecuador for expats and vacationing Ecuadorians. It’s a beautiful town nestled in a valley in the Andes Mountains
In August, our members on Patreon and Buy Me A Coffee voted for a review of popular restaurants in Cuenca Ecuador where expats like to eat.
Loja Ecuador is located in the southern Andes mountain region of the country. It’s about a 4 hour drive north to Cuenca, and 45 minutes south to Vilcabamba. The Loja Province airport is located in Catamayo, which is 45 minutes west of the city of Loja.
Cuenca Ecuador is a beautiful, old-world city with modern amenities. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its long history and cultural significance. Walking the streets of Cuenca, it’s easy to see why so many people love to visit or call this city home.
Gualaceo Ecuador is less than an hour east of Cuenca Ecuador, which makes it a great day trip. It’s known for handcrafted textiles, shoes and the macanas worn by the indigenous people in the area.
In July, our members on Patreon and Buy Me A Coffee voted for a comparison of Cuenca and Cotacachi Ecuador. We discussed the pros & cons of each area, and which one you might prefer based on what’s important to you.
Chordeleg Ecuador is less than an hour east of Cuenca Ecuador, which makes it a great day trip. It’s known for handcrafted filigree jewelry, and the whole town is full of jewelry stores.
San Bartolomé is located about 45 minutes southeast of Cuenca Ecuador. It’s known for handmade custom guitars and it’s a great place to visit for a day trip from Cuenca.
In June, our members on Patreon and Buy Me A Coffee voted for a rental property comparison for the popular expat cities in Ecuador. We showed 10 properties in the 5 most popular expat cities and discussed the pros & cons of each area.
Ilaló is an extinct volcano just east of Quito Ecuador. Check out the full story of Ilaló on our other channel:
In March 2022, Ecuador announced changes to its Rentista Visa, which effectively makes it a Digital Nomad Visa. If you have online income from abroad, you may qualify for this Ecuador temporary residency visa.
We interviewed Ecuador shipping company owner, Paul Wilches, founder of Relocation Services of Ecuador, to learn about shipping household goods to Ecuador. He discussed the logistics, process, import regulations, timeframes and costs to pack up your house and move everything to Ecuador from anywhere in the world.
Ecuador is more comfortable and more affordable than ever, and traveling to Ecuador from the United States is easier than ever. In this article, you’re going to learn about several of the options at your disposal for getting to Ecuador.
Ecuador changed its temporary residency visa requirements on February 18, 2022. The income requirements have changed for the pensioner visa, the investment amount has changed for the investor visa, and the new Ecuador digital nomad visa is finally available.