There are plenty of expat social activities in Ecuador to keep you busy day and night! However, if you want to be really social and you’re not fluent in Spanish yet, we recommend living in Cuenca, Manta, the Olón area, or another city with a larger expat community.
In areas with a larger number of expats, you’ll find weekly card games, board games, book clubs, hiking clubs, biking clubs, meditation groups, volleyball, dinner night, cultural events, museum tours, and much more. I often compare Cuenca to a cruise ship: there are tons of activities and the food is amazing!
You’ll hear about most events through word-of-mouth as you become more involved in the local communities. However, some organizers also post in various Facebook groups, as well as on GringoPost.com (for Cuenca) Deb’s List (for the Olón area – drop us a note to get added), Olón Life, Expats and Amigos in Manta and Manabi, and in our private Discord community for our patrons.
If you’re a social, active person, the only limit to how busy you want to be is how often you feel like leaving the house. Things have slowed down since the pandemic began, but we’re hopeful that this will be behind us in the next year and life will return to normal!
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