If you want to live 6 months per year in Ecuador, your best option is to apply for a temporary residency visa.
The tourist visa issued at the airport allows you to stay for 90 days per year based on the date of entry. You can apply for a 90 day extension, but only once every 5 years.
A temporary residency visa will allow you to stay as long as you want each year, but you’ll need to reapply every two years.
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