Are charges for shipping based on weight or cubic footage

Yesterday, I asked the above question, but have no answers so I'd better clarify. This would be assuming I'm using a professional shipper and have a container. In this case, how large is the smallest...

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 22, 2014

What is the best way to ship belongings to Ecuador?

Are charges based on weight or cubic footage or what?

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 21, 2014

realator

Does anyone know where to check if a realtor is reputable in Ecuador?

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jul 18, 2014

Attorney

Anyone know of a good attorney in the states to handle a realtor in Ecuador. Need an attorney fluent in Spanish/English. Need to sell this new property and remove her from the contract as well as power...

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jul 18, 2014

selling real estate in Montanita on mountain

How much does real estate go for in montanita on the mountain? We built a 3 story building which is about 1 and a half years old. Each floor has its own kitchen, bedrooms etc. While I understand real estate...

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jul 18, 2014

starting an adventure tour company

I would like a little more info on starting an adventure tour company. My wife and I have been contemplating moving to Ecuador for the last 5 years and things are finally looking like we'll be able to...

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 16, 2014

what kind of visa do i need to stay for 6 months?

HI, I,m thinking of staying in Ec. for 3 to 6 months just to look for real estate and see if i like being there. What are the best options i have, for aquiring a work/stay visa? can I buy or apply...

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 14, 2014

how safe for a single white female to live there?

I am divorced and considering going there to see if it is a place for me to start a business of some sort there. I am alone. How safe is it there for someone like me? Are there businesses that I could...

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 5, 2014

Q. for Megalodon –> Shrimp Farming info….

Hi MegaL , I'm interested in learning more about shrimp farming in Ec. Would you be interested in passing along more info. regarding farm costs, shrimp growing challenges. I can send you my email if...

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jul 2, 2014

Chicken Farming

I have alot of questions.. about the recent article on chicken farming. How much does it cost to build the chicken shack ? supplies and labor ? how about transporting the chickens ? was land included in...

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 30, 2014

Travelling with pets

What do I need to take my dog into Equador?

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 30, 2014

Attorneys on the coast

Hi - I am searching for any information regarding attorneys on the coast. If anyone has experience with the attorneys Andres Cordova or Sebastian Cordero I would greatly appreciate your insight. Also other...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 26, 2014

Dom fluent in Spanish ?

You learn & share so much useful knowledge about Ecuador. Have to ask ... Are you fluent in Spanish ? Question #2 In your experience & guesstimate .... how long would it take an oldster to...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Jun 26, 2014

your recent email re getting residency in 4 hours

Hi Domenick, My wife and I are planning to return to Cuenca in August this year from Ohio and successfully apply for permanent residency down there. I found your recent posting on getting visas in four...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 24, 2014

Professional Visa and Union Libre ??

I have a question about the Professional Visa. My girlfriend has a Uni degree and I do not. We will be moving in October and would like to know if it is feasible to get a "Union Libre" and then make...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 23, 2014

Is it possible to import a horse trailer?

I'm considering moving to Ecuador. I have a 3 horse gooseneck trailer with a small living quarter (camper). I understand there is nothing like this available in Ecuador. I would like to ship it, especially...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [7 Grey Star Level] Jun 23, 2014

Ayampe

I was wondering if anybody had any information about land or properties for sale in Ayampe (or close by)??

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 22, 2014

Ecuador Beaches

I never read about those nasty little 'no-see-ems' whenever I read about Ecuador's beaches. Is this just something no one wants to admit to or is it just taboo to talk about them? What's the truth?...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 21, 2014

Private schools in Salinas Santa Elena or Villamil

I am planning to move to Ecuador with 2 toddlers, schooling is a big issue for us. My kids speak Spanish and I am looking for information on private schools cost. Thanks.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 20, 2014

local agent

I read with interest and a great deal of agreement your guide to investing in Ecuador, however your strategy, while I agree is sound, is just not relevant to someone in my position. I do not speak the...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 19, 2014

Shipping a car

Is there any way to ship a car to Ecuador that doesn't entail paying 60 percent of its value?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 19, 2014

art in ecuador

As a contemporary visual artist considering retirement, what city do you think would be most appealing for an artist? Is there a community of expat artists that you know of? Thanks

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 18, 2014

property tax

I recently bought a farm and plot of land by the ocean. My question is , how do I go about paying yearly property tax on the purchases? Am I qualified for any kind of residency due to my purchase?. Also...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 18, 2014

Residency Visa for Married Couple

My husband and I are going to apply for a 9-1 resident visa. Can we apply separately ( we each have adequate pensions to meet income requirements) or do we have to apply as a family with one of us being...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 18, 2014

Travelling safe

Hi Dom, Is it safe renting a car and travelling all over Ecuador or should I used the bus and/or the train. I am planning to go to Cuenca, Loja,salinas, etc. Thank you

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 18, 2014

airfare

How can I get cheap airfare from the US to Guayaquil, Ecuador?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 17, 2014

Living in Ecuador off SS

Is it true that expatriates have to spend one of every six months in the US to still qualify for SS benefits? If so, is there any way around this- as it would greatly increase the cost and inconvenience...

Answers 5 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 14, 2014

Professional Visas

Hi, we would like to know about obtaining the Professional Visa. My husband has a doctorate degree but I only have 2 years of college. Can I get a visa under my husband with this type of visa? Or will...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 12, 2014

Easiest Way To Obtain Residency

Hi, this is my first post. I'm an entrepreneur and am considering obtaining residency - I live in Canada. This is a two part question: 1) What is the easiest way to obtain residency in Ecuador and what...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 11, 2014

Cedula

After you get your cedula, how long must you remain in Ecuador before you visit you previous home country?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 8, 2014

internet service

what is the monthly cost of internet? And is it reliable country wide?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 8, 2014

Budget stay in Puerto Cayo

Do you know of a Budget place in Puerto Cayo or a contact for a small cabina nearby? 7/19 or so for a week or 2?? thanks, again

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 8, 2014

parents of ecuadorian child visa

Hi Dom et al, you know the requirements/documents needed for parents of ecuadorian child visa?

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 8, 2014

Are there any opinions about Mirador San Jose?

I heard the project recently. But I have never been there. So I want to know any opinion about this project?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 8, 2014

Can I get a job in Ecuador?

I would like to supplement my pension by working a little, is this allowed? How about something I make, can I sell things I have made? Food products? Art? How hard is it to start a business? Taxes,...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [9 Grey Star Level] Jun 8, 2014

Availability of electricity and water?

I live in Ghana West Africa and there is a constant problem with availability of electricity and water - the water can be shut off for days. Please advise. I'm going to follow up on your good thoughts...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [9 Grey Star Level] Jun 8, 2014

Guest Houses in Cuenca

I am looking for best option to rent as my base for a month or two while exploring Ecuador. Is a guest house a good option over apts or hotels?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Jun 8, 2014

Aircraft Importation

Anyone know of a contact to find requirements & estimated expense of importing an aircraft of estimated $30,000.oo USD value ? (Likely via container) Then again ... if like the exorbitant fees for...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Jun 7, 2014

My employee a caregiver, how can I get a residency for her?

Currently, I am living in Ghana West Africa, so some of the documents for myself and her will be difficult because of logistics. I am not in the states, so how can I get the Ecudorian officials to...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [9 Grey Star Level] Jun 7, 2014

max 90 day out of country requirement exception

Is there anyway around the 90 max out of country for 2 years requirement? Who and when do they check to see if you have been out of country more than allowed? Are there exceptions say for medical treatment...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 7, 2014

In your recent letter you mentioned a new law requiring proofof pension from the Ecuador embassy in the states. any idea when this went into effect ?

We arrived here on feb 26 14 and are currently being held up on our applications for this very thing. Chicago told me I did not need this but now quito says yes I do .. thanks for all your great advice....

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [6 Grey Star Level] Jun 7, 2014

residency requirements

Ok, if I understand the residency requirements correctly, for the first two years, you can only be out of the country for up to 90 days. After the two years is up, are there any requirements to reside...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 7, 2014

residency

Once residency is approved, is it good for only 10 years? I think the Cedula card has a 10 year limit. Thanks

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 7, 2014

Capital Gains Calculation

Please help us understand how to calculate capital gains in Ecuador. For example: You purchase a house for $100,000 Your "base imponible" is $50,000 You sell the house for $125,000 Is there a...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 7, 2014

No Mosquitoes

Hi You mentioned your altitude in a Quito Valley doesn't have mosquitoes. What is the name of the main town in the area? Thanks, Donna

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 7, 2014

Taxes

Hi, As a permanent resident, do you have to pay any kind of federal taxes? I'm a US citizen.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 7, 2014

Ecuadorian Residency

Four hours? Wow! That is impressive. I've tried to contact you before about writing a blog for my site, but failed. I don't know if things would be different for Canadians but I sure would like to...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 7, 2014

Dentistry

To get a cleaning teeth what would that cost and do they have dental pacages there for retireis

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 6, 2014

Home Purchase

We are coming to Ecuador to purchase a home to retire. Not knowing how much we will pay for the home, What are the best options to pay the funds to the seller? Cashier Check? Wire Transfer? As we do not...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 6, 2014

Ecuador vs. Peru

I am really getting drawn to Ecuador, problem is my wife is Peruvian. Her family is not happy with my recent interest. Can I get some opinions on pos. and Neg. of either country by people with knowledge...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 6, 2014

CRIME

How is the crime in Crucita Ecuador?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 5, 2014

No mosquitos

I really appreciated your last e-mail about your town with an elevation without mosquitos. I am allergic to mosquito saliva and suffer badly when bitten. Can anyone give me the names of towns that are...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 5, 2014

bus to otavalo

can i take a bus from talabela to otavalo or do i have go to quito to catch one and/ or how much would a taxi be from talabela to otavalo?? thanks

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 5, 2014

where to live

dear eqaf; can you recommend some cities town with the climate zone you described. newbies

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 5, 2014

bank account insurance

Are account holders insured against losses in their checking and savings accounts?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 5, 2014

Methods of payments

Have the "point of sale" debit card machines reached the merchant circles in Ecuador yet? Or do the merchants prefer just simple ol cash for immediate payments? And what about online bill payments for...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 5, 2014

Operating a Bed & Breakfast in Ecuador

I am receiving conflicting information about the legalities of operating a bed & breakfast in Ecuador. Some say if it is your personal property/home, you require only your RUC (tax number) and submit...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 3, 2014

purchasing real estate

Im looking to buy in ecuador and would like to know where are the least expensive/nice areas and where would I look in that area for a contact person to look for me. If you advise me to buy direct from...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 1, 2014

Hostel and English Institute Business

Hi mate I´ve been living here in Colombia managing my language business,would like to move to Ecuador .Would like to buy or rent a house with which could be used for both the English institute as well...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 31, 2014

I’m interested in classes in: sculpting, ceramics or painting. Know of any?

Would love to get with other ex-pat's who are interested in art. I have taught some, but more interested in being with a group of artists who have like interests. I also write - any writers out there?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [9 Grey Star Level] May 30, 2014

Opening up a comprehensive golf repair/sales business in Ecuador.

I have 30+ years of building, repairing, fitting golf clubs in the US. I have not looked extensively for any competition in Ecuador, but I know there are golf courses there. Anyone with ideas on the...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [9 Grey Star Level] May 30, 2014

Caregiver does not have enough income to qualify for residence, what do I do?

I am planning to come in February, and will need to hit the ground running - as I do not have a lot of 'stay and look around money). Can I rent an apartment, site unseen? Can I depend on apartment rentals...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [9 Grey Star Level] May 30, 2014

US DOLLAR

I am very interested in retiring in Ecuador. The one major concern that I have is the use of the US DOLLAR as Ecuador's currency. How will a devaluation or even crash of the DOLLAR impact the economy of...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] May 28, 2014

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Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 28, 2014

dental work in Ecuador

I am looking to have a tooth implant done.In the states this will cost me $3000.Do you know of a dentist that would be good enough to do such a procedure?Thanks for the info.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] May 27, 2014

banking in ecuador

Are banks in Ecuador opening checking & saving accounts for us citizens?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 19, 2014

which is safer, bus or rental car from Guayaquill to Manta

Which is safer by bus or by rental car to go from Guayaquill to Manta?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [17 Grey Star Level] May 17, 2014

dependants

How many dependents are you allowed to bring to Ecuador on a retirement visa, {family members}granted you have sufficient income. Thank-You

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] May 15, 2014

Residency Visas

Recently I purchased your Guide to Residency Visas. Under the official requirements section you were to include several items. The Solicitud de Visa and the Solicitud de orden de cedulacion were NOT included....

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 14, 2014

getting a loan in ecuador

The Visa a person gets for investing in real estate seems like a good way to go. I'm curious to know if an Ecuadorian bank would give a loan to finance the additional cost of a property after the $25k+...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 13, 2014

how to export from ecuador

Hi, for foreigners, without an exporter, does anyone know the procedure for exporting? Do I need a ruc and if i have one, can I be the exporter myself? also, for documentation, can anyone direct me where...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 12, 2014

Real Estate Agents in Salinas area??

Recommendations of an agent(s) in the Salinas area. Will be in Ecuador 6/17-6/20. Thanks. Sabdra

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 11, 2014

Tonsupa Area

Looking for info around the Tonsupa area. Will be there for month in July to check things out. I want to check out coast or Mnts and coast . If someone lives in that area would be great to talk with them....

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] May 11, 2014

VISA quandary

Since I am $40 short of qualifying for Retirement VISA, and Ecuador's Investor VISA due to 30% devaluation in precious metals since bought in .... anyone know if an Associate Degree from a USA accredited...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] May 10, 2014

Required Certificates 9-i

Hi... Have been researching required documentation for retirement visa and came across Ecuador Govt. website that lists them IN ENGLISH!. Link is: http://cancilleria.gob.ec/annuitant-visa-9-i-foreign-pension/?lang=en However,...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] May 2, 2014

Need Attorney to Repo a Condo In Bahia

I sold a condo in Bahia on terms and need an attorney to repo the unit or get final payment. Any recommendations. Don't know if I want to use an attorney in Bahia, but maybe Manta. Thank you.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 28, 2014

Visa Documents

We are applying for a pensioner visa. We have the documents apostilled in English. Where can we get these done in Spanish? Do we have to have both English and Spanish when we apply for the visa in Houston?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 25, 2014

Shipping Conex from US to EC

I understand it can be VERY expensive shipping items over. I have no problem starting over with regards to furniture and other items that won't fit in a suitcase...HOWEVER if/when I finally realized my...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [6 Grey Star Level] Apr 22, 2014

altidude in Loja

Loja is a city in the south of Ecuador. What altidude is there

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 20, 2014

Ecuador Realtor

Does Anyone Know of a realtor in the Esmeraldas Province that is fluent in English? Also Is anyone familiar with the prices of beach homes in Mompiche?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 17, 2014

Medicines

We will be moving to Ecuador in early 2015. I just found out that our regular mail order pharmacy will not ship out of the USA. What should we do? I have M.S. and have to have my medications!

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 15, 2014

Coastal ISPs

What coastal locals have truly fast & reliable internet ... cable or DSL, not on again, off again wireless ?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Apr 15, 2014

This forum

I have subscribed Intl Living and Gary Scott's feed, but I will say this forum and Dom's regular news is quite refreshing. The reasons I will list are thst time is everything with the busy lives we lead...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Apr 15, 2014

Need to edit my username

I am missing a letter in my username and thought you locked me out. How can I make that correction?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 14, 2014

Residency and Cedula

I am moving to Salinas in June. I will have all my papers aposilized and passport stamped. I have limited Spanish and need someone in Guayaquil to help me register my pensioners Visa and get a cedula....

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 14, 2014

Step 1, First Visit

Hello Dom, Long time follower of your blog. I will be heading to Ecuador in early July. Are you available for a meeting? Coffee, I'll buy. Clint

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 13, 2014

how can i ship JUST a mattress and a 70inch TV??

Assuming its wayy too expensive for us to go the shipping container route, how would you suggest we ship our electronics and a mattress? We work from home on the internet and we must have our computers...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Apr 12, 2014

Shipping household goods from usa to Ecuador

Please help! I have found all the info I need and more about bringing my household items over from the USA via shipping container within 6 months to avoid import taxes, but what I cannot find is any info...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Apr 12, 2014

Your recent prefab building project

Hi Dom, I am planning to retire in Ecuador, I am also a builder here in California. How do locals view gringos doing their own construction. In Mexico I was pressured to hire the locals for things I wanted...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Apr 12, 2014

Spanish Translation of Documents

Hi Dom. Great site! Couldn't find answers on search. I intend to obtain all my retirement visa paperwork here in the states before I leave. I have three Questions: 1. Does the translation service need...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Apr 11, 2014

9-1 visa help

Hi Dom & Larry My wife and I have now completed all of the 9-1 application/paper work (forms & apostle needs) which can be done here in the U.S. All that remains for us must be completed in Ecuador...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 10, 2014

Money Transfer

My girlfriend tells me she has an investment in Ecuador which is an ongoing profit for her as being native born and living in the US. I don't understand about why she is charged for a money transfer to...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 10, 2014

Can the Investor Visa Type be Changed

Can an investor visa obtained via the bank CD investment be changed to a property owner investor visa? I want to rent for the first year in EC then buy a property. Any advice would be greatly appreciated....

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 9, 2014

2014 gas and diesel prices

Could anyone share with me the current, as of April 2014, gasoline and diesel prices ?

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Apr 7, 2014

Oct visit to Salinas

I read your email last week and you said it was over cast in sept to dec is that alway true? Iam planing to visit Salinas that is why I ask Thanks John

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Apr 7, 2014

Travel from Canada to Ecuador

Is there a inexpensive way to fly to Ecuador from Toronto, or Ottawa or Montreal??

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 7, 2014

Domestic Partner

We are registered as domestic partners in the state of Washington. Does Ecuador recognize domestic partnership? Could my partner be considered a dependent to obtain a visa?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Apr 6, 2014

shipping containers

We are on lake Ontario looking to ship a container to EQ. Any suggestions as to advisability, preferred shippers welcomed.Can you ship a car in the container with rest of household goods? Is cost prohibitive?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Apr 6, 2014

Are there luthiers (guitar makers) in Loja?

I play guitar and see that Loja is supposed to be the musical centre of Ecuador. I would assume that this means there must be some luthiers there. Anyone know who or where?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Apr 5, 2014

shotgun for protecting animals?

We plan to have a small homestead with animals (pigs, chickens, cows). I see that there are restrictions on bringing firearms into the country but wonder if you can bring a shotgun in with a container...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Apr 5, 2014

where are there nice warm areas away from ocean?

Coming from Canada we are looking for warmth. It seems that the coast region is the warmest but we would prefer to be in a mountain valley if we can find one that doesn't get cold every night and that...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Apr 5, 2014

driving on beaches

It may be in here somewhere, but my search found no answer. Is driving on beaches restricted ? Or ... are ATVs or vehicles allowed ? Varies with location ? PS: Dom, you have the most informative...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [11 Grey Star Level] Apr 4, 2014

retirement visa

I am considering retiring to Ecuador. I have a private and public pension from Canada.I would like to bring my wife and two sons with me. We have limited Spanish, but plan to improve. I am not sure where...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Apr 3, 2014

pain clinic

I have a morphine pump and need to find a pain clinic in Manta Ecuador or someone that fills pumps.Where in Ecuador might I find this?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 1, 2014

Coaching

Hello Domenick. Do you offer one on one coaching?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Apr 1, 2014

Do you know any Master Artisans?

I want to establish a close relationship with local artisans who produce high quality handcrafted goods such as leather handbags, E-tablets case, woven or alpaca shawls, scarfs, ponchos, throws and fashion...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Mar 26, 2014

ten day mountain trip

Will be doing ten days on a guided mountain tour through Ecuador.We will fly into Quito then visit Otavalo,Papalllcta, two days in the amazon.then Patateand Cotopaxi. We arrive on June21 I am trying to...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Mar 26, 2014

Sewer improvements

With all the new apartments and condos that are being built in Cuenca are they making improvements to the sewer system. Obviously, my question is can you flush paper down the toilet in the newer constructed...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Mar 24, 2014

visa

what kind of paper work do i need for my visa since my wife was born in ecuador - See more at: http://ecuadorrealestate.org/ecuador-forum/?s=what+kind+of+paper+work+do+i+need+for+my+visa+since+my+wife+was+born+in+ecuador&x=9&y=2#sthash.bIwfm6SI.dpuf

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Mar 24, 2014

Top notch Cataract surgeon in Cuenca?

Searching for the above surgeon

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Mar 20, 2014

ecuador

is it easy to get visa if your wife was born in ecuador and you been married with her for 39 years

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Mar 19, 2014

Residency

I would like to buy property in Ecuador. How long would I need to be there to get paper work done. The reason for asking is that where I work I work 4 weeks on and the 2 weeks of. I am not able to go to...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Mar 14, 2014

Can I find ethanol in Ecuador?

Hi! Do you know if I can buy ethanol 100% pure in Ecuador? Because we are planning to move into the Manta area and we want to bring a fireplace (not for heating purpose but decorative)that uses 100% pure...

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Mar 12, 2014

Longer Visa with inscription in Language school

Is it possible to extend a tourist visa of 90 days through inscription in a language school unto 9 month? And how to do. I am now in Cuenca and should leave at 11. April . But want to come back and stay...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Mar 11, 2014

Pink Beach

Trying to find out if a piece of property close to the pink beach is for sale Any help ?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Mar 8, 2014

ABOUT ECUADOR

HI I WAS IN ECUADOR IN 2013 FOR 3 WEEKS AND WHEN BACK TO THE USA COULD I GO BACK THERE BECAUSE I DID NOT USE MY 90 DAYS STAY

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Mar 5, 2014

Scouting trip

Hello, I am planning a scouting trip to Ecuador in June/July of this year. I will be flying from Dominican Republic. I am not adverse to spending a little time in Colombia. I am interested in finding...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Mar 5, 2014

Safest Parts of Cuenca

What section(s) of the city in Cuenca are the safest for a single woman and for elderly couples (i.e., 77 to 80 year olds - parents)?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Mar 4, 2014

Looking for Nephrologist in Cuenca

Does anyone have or know of an excellent nephrologist in Cuenca?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Mar 4, 2014

Resident Visa

Is it necessary to hire an attorney to get the resident visa? If so, how can I find reputable attorneys from afar? While still in the US,I am trying to get as many tasks completed as possible. After...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Mar 4, 2014

I’ve accidentally overstayed my visa

I arrived in Ecuador last May for 30 days, and again in October for 30 days. When I left in November, I asked if my original T-3 visa would carry over into 2014. I was told no, it would be a new year....

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Mar 3, 2014

CD for Investment

Is Citi bank approved for a CD for the Investment Visa? If not, Where can I find the list of approved banks? Thanks Maureen

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [9 Grey Star Level] Mar 2, 2014

mountains of ecuador

My family and iwill be doing a ten day tour through the mountains and two days in the amazon.Do we really need to take yellow fever and malaria percautions.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Mar 1, 2014

Pet Friendly Cotacachi

I would like to know if there are pet friendly hostels or hotels where I can stay with my small dog until I can get settled in our new home. This could take several weeks and he would be with me 24/7. Thanks Mary

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 28, 2014

condos

Hi DOM! Will finally be going to see Ecuador. Is TONSUPA still the best place for preconstruction deals on or 2nd row by the beach. Let me know. Thanks for all you do. Much much appreciated! BH

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Feb 26, 2014

Citi Bank

Is Citi bank in Quito safe to use for banking? It is such a huge international bank with branches all over the world I would assume that if they pulled out of Ecuador for any reason, your money would still...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [9 Grey Star Level] Feb 26, 2014

car

ec national importing car

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 25, 2014

prescription drugs

I've had a kidney transplant and wanting to know if Ecuador has the anti rejection drugs like cellcept and prograf or the generic brand. Thanks Michael

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 24, 2014

is ecuador safe to live in for american

is ecuador safe to live in for american

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Feb 24, 2014

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

What would be the best way to visit the Country to determine as to whether or not same may be the ideal place for relocation? i.e. airfare, lodging and other expenses. My anticipated thanks for your courtesy...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Feb 23, 2014

Gatherings

Hello. I arrived a few days ago in Bahia. Canadian. Plan to be here for several weeks. Was told that expats sometimes get together. Does anyone know if that's true and if so where and when it might take...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 23, 2014

EC Will

Are there any templates or examples of what is required for an EC Will available?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Feb 20, 2014

taxes

Who do you recommend to do your USA taxes if we move to Ecuador

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Feb 17, 2014

Purchase time line

I have just started pre-planning for retirement. I'm interested in retiring to Ecuador. If one rents until finding the right property to purchase, what is the average commitment to close time line?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 16, 2014

New quito airport to Otavalo

Flying into new quito airport 21 feb. What is cheaperst/best option to get from Airport to Otavalo? not interested in $40 cab ride. Yo hablo espanol. Dickdecker@hotmail.com

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 16, 2014

Pets

I've been told that there are no aviary vets in Ecuador and that it is difficult to bring a pet parrot? True? I've also been told that there is alot of dog disease and wild packs. That you must carefully...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 11, 2014

Looking for long term rental with ocean view or on the beach

We are interested in a long term rental with beach access or ocean view. Need 2 bed 2bath in secure area with expat population and modern amenities.

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 11, 2014

Are Metal Detectors Legal

Hi, Is it Legal to bring our metal detectors into Ecuador and use them? If so, do you know of any restrictions? Thank You for any information and advice.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Feb 10, 2014

chronic back pain

I take oxycodone for a severe back injury, is this medication available by prescription available in Ecuador?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 9, 2014

Job

How to get a job in Ecuador specially for experienced people

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 8, 2014

medical

my friend is a registered nurse in cuba and was wondering if there were opportunities for spanish speaking nurses in ecuador

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 7, 2014

bringing a parrot to Ecuador

What is the procedure to bring a parrot to Ecuador?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 7, 2014

Discounted Airfare to Galapagos

I am 64 and visit here for a couple of months. As a tourist can you get a senior discount to the Galapagos and if so what airline. Thanks

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Feb 6, 2014

Driving the coast

A friend and I are thinking of renting a car and driving the coast so we can stop and stay when and where we want. He speaks fluent Spanish. Any real concerns?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Feb 6, 2014

taxi/bus service around Montanita

We are thinking of staying outside of Montanita in June, but we would probably not have a car. What is the availability (and costs) of local bus and/or taxi service to Olon, Montanita and other nearby...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 4, 2014

driving license – written test

Ref your post. If you can not speak or read Spanish may an interpreter be used on this test

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Feb 2, 2014

retirement

financing rehabs & new construction in Ecuador amount down , thanks , Mike

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 2, 2014

Volcano

Prayers for the safety of all.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Feb 2, 2014

Visa

Does anyone know when you get your 6 mo visa, that your 3 month tourist visa is cancelled? I only used 2 wks on my 90 days then attained my 6 mo. Can I add the the remaining 2.5 months on to my 6 mo?

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 31, 2014

Would like to meet residents

We are leaving the US an coming to live in Cuenca to start. We have close friends , Ecuadorians who live there and also in Ono. From there we will see. My husband and I are coming down for a visit in about...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jan 31, 2014

Political changes effect on U.S. expats

Personally, I have a lot of respect for Pres. Correa and share his dislike for Pres. Obama. I am interested in hearing how changes have effected retirees from the states, and folks from the states living...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jan 31, 2014

Neurologist in Loja

Does anyone know of a neurologist around Loja. We need to see what treatment options are available. Thank you

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 30, 2014

country farm-type lot

I would like to buy a lot suitable for a small self-built house where I can raise a few chickens, goats , and grow a garden within an hours drive of Portoveijo. Do you know anyone who could help me find...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 29, 2014

Senior Discounts?

What discounts are available to seniors retired in Ecuador

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 29, 2014

Toilets

What kind of disposal is used house and toilet in beach or farming area. Does Ecuadorians reuse human waste?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 27, 2014

property taxes

1.- is the tax rate based on the US$? 2.- are property taxes based on market value , if so what is the rate? 3.- Are regulation on property taxes the same through out Ecuador?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [17 Grey Star Level] Jan 27, 2014

Larry P….Clarification on 9 months requirement

Thank you for communications. (I have not seen an answer on the web site in 3 or 4 days. Do I have my settings wrong on my computer ? Don't worry, we posters know you have a business and we are patient....

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Jan 27, 2014

Montecristi

HI, we would like to build a house in the area of Montecristi but not in the area of "Mirador San Jose". We want a land not a small lot in a gated community. Is someone can tell me if it is a fine place...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jan 26, 2014

Apostille general info for you

I thank Dom, Larry P and others for their contribution efforts to answer questions. This is my way of paying it forward. Today I found huge clarification after a week of figuring out this notarization...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Jan 25, 2014

TEFL opportunities & water issues in Loja

Are there any TEFL (teach English as foreign language) opportunities in Loja? We have heard Loja has water issues also, i.e. outages, lack of & pollution. Can you verify this?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 24, 2014

Ecuador issued passport…..What is needed ?

Is the threshold for applying for a passport from Ecuador a requirement to be a citizen of Ecuador ? How challenging is the testing and gathering of requirements to become a citizen ? For instance...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Jan 23, 2014

Add on to pension apostille question

The title of my last question asks the question, but I did not include it in the body of my submission of the question. Who will apostille my pension ? The nearest Ecuadorian consulate is two states...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Jan 23, 2014

Where in the U.S. does a pension get apostilled ?

I have a U.S. military pension from the USAF Reserves. (1) I will be receiving at my request a letter from the U.S. central accounting for military retirees that I am receiving monthly income and what...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Jan 23, 2014

When does meter start for 9 mos living in Ecuador

We are arriving end of Feb (10 full mos of year remaining) or early March (9 full months remaining). We will be arriving in Quito and applying for residential visa. When does the meter start ticking...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Jan 23, 2014

You do a great service….Thank You !

Thank you for what you do. As much time as you all devote to this Q & A site and the essay pieces of yours Dom, you are more than deserving to be reciprocated with r.e. prospective customers. I am...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Jan 23, 2014

Where to get apostelle on criminal check ?

The recent post is timely. Where do I get apostelle for an FBI criminal check ? A Consulate ? The closest to me is two states away. I was going to get a police statement from my city police, a good...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Jan 23, 2014

retirement plans

What makes Ecuador a better retirement home than Panama for an married american couple?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jan 23, 2014

What part of Ecuador has the most sun, in a coastal beach area?

Have been reading about lots of cloudy hazy days. Looking to maximize on sunny days.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jan 23, 2014

Pensioner visa reactivation

I have a permanent resident visa and a cedula but I have been out of Ecuador more than the permitted time during the first year after getting the visa. Is there a way to reactivate the visa or must I...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 22, 2014

Residency Visa

How long do I have to wait before traveling outside of Ecuador after receiving Residency?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 22, 2014

Unmarried Couple

Hi, We are planning a move to Ecuador later this year. It looks as if the Investor Visa will be best for us, however we are not a married couple. What, if any, difficulties will this cause? We had just...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jan 22, 2014

Am I allowed to take a tv?

I am going to Quito in a couple of weeks and would like to take a 22 inch tv for my grandson. I have checked the customs web page and it says we are allowed to take one, but I am worried that once I...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 21, 2014

how long

How long can I leave the country my first 2 years of residency?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 20, 2014

criminal background checks

Are criminal background checks require for retirees over age 65. I have heard both yes and no Thanks for all your great help

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [6 Grey Star Level] Jan 15, 2014

High Speed Internet answer (partial)

(I "answered" a few posts ago on the subject of high speed internet, but I only see the answer when I LOG ON ! For visibility, I repeat my response here.) I can only respond to (future) availability...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Jan 15, 2014

VISA requirement

I read a post from August stating that the security requirements have changed and that a fingerprint check from the FBI is now required. You stated that you would check into this and repost, if necessary....

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 14, 2014

Containers

Hi to all my question i live in Canada buying property here not moving here till say 2016. I will be bringing with me a container this container will have a 1/2 ton 1996 tools a haul trailer load with...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Jan 14, 2014

residency visa

Is it now possible to get a pensioners visa (cedula) in Cuenca? I understand that as late as last January the government office there was unable to do this.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 13, 2014

Banking

Some bank will allow you to open and acc with out staying visas

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Jan 12, 2014

EC Beach towns

I understand you, Dom, have a guide to Ecuador's beaches. Where can find this guide for sale?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jan 12, 2014

“High Speed” Internet

Can someone tell me what kind of speed (both up and down) can be expected from high speed internet in ecuador? And is "high speed" available in beach towns like Canoa as one example?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jan 12, 2014

Cost of living

Some of these companies that market Ecuador so hard make it sound like it is very cheap to live in EC. Sounds like I could live there on $1200/mo pretty easy. 1) Is this true, and if not what is a realistic...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jan 12, 2014

living in ecuador

I am curious to know which coastal town is considered the best for a North American immigrant to live.(I just arrived to Cuenca & am at a very beginner level in speaking Spanish...planning to attend...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 12, 2014

registering degrees with senescyt

Hi Dom, How does one register university degrees with senescyt? I now have my apostilled diploma and will be getting it translated. I am using the degree from a university that is already on senescyt's...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jan 12, 2014

Traveling with cash

I plan to come to Ecuador to research it as a potential retirement and teaching opportunities. I understand that the best way is to open a US$ bank account in Canada (where I live) and draw the moneys...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 12, 2014

Any problems with bringing new television in suitcase through customs?

Tomorrow, jan. 13th, we are leaving for EC. We just purchased a 22 inch television to be used for monitor with laptop. The television will e in a suitcase. We fly into Quito. What problems could we...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 12, 2014

Builder / Developer Ecuadorian huge new LAW

Hot off my resource's press. Maybe you professionals have been monitoring this moving through the legislative python. It goes directly to Domenick's tutorial of how Ecuadorian project developers build...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Jan 12, 2014

entering ecuador

are round trip tickets req1uired to enter ecuador even though plans are to become pensinados

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [6 Grey Star Level] Jan 11, 2014

Cotacachi

Looking for anyone that can really give the ins and outs of Cotacachi gated communities?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 11, 2014

What is the address of Hotel Londres in Loja ?

Dom, I believe you recommended this as a good place to stay ... but I can't find the address and when I asked someone who lives in Loja they didn't know about it . Thanks, Mike

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 10, 2014

Near beach lots

I have lived directly on the beach in Costa Rico for 10 years. Now would like to find lot close to beach to build some Bamboo huts and maybe small restaurant/Bar

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 7, 2014

pristine beaches

Are there any pristine sandy beaches with turquoise water in EQ ? I am looking to find my beach.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jan 7, 2014

Looking for House or Condo to rent in Atacames area

I will be relocating to Atacames in March 2014. I am looking for a furnished house or condo to rent. 3 bed / 2 bath ($400-$700/mo). Does anyone know of a real estate rental contact in the area that...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 6, 2014

Where should I stay in Cotacachi on a budget?

I'm interested in staying in Cotacachi for perhaps a month and would like assistance with a place to stay. $500 to $700 a month. Thanks!

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Jan 6, 2014

Budget Stay in Playas

I'd like to stay in Playas perhaps for a month and I'm on a budget...I don't want a dump but I'm traveling alone so I'd like a friendly atmosphere. AC would be amazing but not essential. I can get used...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Jan 6, 2014

Our move to Ecuador

Hi Domenick, I have been receiving, with great interest, your emails for many months now. My wife and I presently have our home (Roseville, California) in escrow and expect it to close January 23rd....

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 5, 2014

Ecuador weather

Is the weather on the pacific coast in Ecuador ever sunny? Whenever I check the weather it always seems to be overcast. Laura

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 3, 2014

Land Prices on the beack -Salinas or Manta

I have a very limited budget. Read with interest about building a thatch beach house for under $7500. What would the land run to build that on? Thanks!

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 1, 2014

montanita

what other areas are there that are like montanita ? sounds interesting. cheers.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 1, 2014

Loja

Ok, your letter about the "next" Cuenca has me intrigued. I am moving to Ecuador in mid to late February. I had planned on a condo in Cuenca or Cotacachi, but have been a little concerned about being...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jan 1, 2014

TAXES IN ECUADOR

Dom, What taxes would I be charged on farming revenue. Is there an Income Tax there the same as in the USA? What is the structure of it, flat of based on percent of income level? Sales taxes? Thanx CT

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Dec 31, 2013

Accommodations & Importing

Hi Dom, I will be arriving in Guayaquil via American Airlines at 11:30 pm on January 8. What Accommodations would you recommend that late at night near the airport for 1 or 2 nights? Do you still have...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Dec 29, 2013

Atacames

Hello Dom, After reading your email titled: The forgotten beach party town in Ecuador, and it appeared you strongly recommend a investor or retiree to consider property in Atacames, your article drew my...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Dec 27, 2013

dog safety

I have a 95# Borzoi that I plan to bring as a service dog...how safe will he be on the streets...I understand that there are homeless dogs running. he goes with me...will he be ok to walk to town with?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Dec 26, 2013

crash course ecuador

I am coming down in March to do the CRASH COURSE ECUADOR that was advertised in IL. The trip will cover Quito--Loja and will be for 12 & 1/2 days. I want to move there late spring-interested in...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Dec 26, 2013

Dealing with communa in land purchase

I've found a piece of property I'd like to buy and build on but it's on communal land. As an American I have zero experience with something like this and it's a little unnerving knowing the wild Wild...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Dec 26, 2013

take my car

I have a 6 year old chrysler crossfire I would like to take with me. How much will it cost me? What company is recommended for shipping my belongings?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Dec 26, 2013

Money in and out of Ecuador.

Hello Dom. Thank you for all of the great info and the report that you sent me. It has been quite helpful. I have a question about money in Ecuador. I have read for months about people establishing the...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Dec 25, 2013

Bus ride

Hi Dom, so if I go to Clinica Kennedy, but staying in Salinas or Playas, does the bus run daily from either place to Guayaquil? Can you send me a link to the bus service so I can request schedule and rates,...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Dec 18, 2013

small pets on local flights

are small pets(10 pounds and less) allowed on local flights as the are on international flights

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [6 Grey Star Level] Dec 17, 2013

what is allowed to be brought into ecuador in our flight baggage?

ssuch as silverware, jewelry, laptop

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [6 Grey Star Level] Dec 17, 2013

getting a checking account without being a resident

I am interested in buying land in Ecuador for farming purposes. I am not interested in pursuing residency at this time, but perhaps in the future. I am looking at being in Ecuador for six months and Canada...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Dec 13, 2013

Safety for single women?

Hi, I read on another site, that they would not recommend Ecuador to their single women family members or friends...that they had seen women "targeted" in certain areas. I'm looking for more info on this-as...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Dec 13, 2013

Residency Visa

Is the Cuenca immigration now tied to the Quito and Guayaquil office so that I can apply there? It will be easier for me to apply there as it is where I plan to live.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Dec 12, 2013

Moving metals into bank

Can you suggest to me a real bank in Eq. Where I can do business?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Dec 12, 2013

Water and Electric

I am interested in retiring to Ecuador. After much researching I must tell you that I absolutely find you to be the "go to" man. I much appreciate you. My questions are 1. is the water and the food grown...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Dec 4, 2013

coast travel

We will be travelling the coast in February. Will it be difficult to find a hotel to stay at without advance notice? We have no problem staying in smaller towns.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Dec 4, 2013

Local flights

When will there be flights between Quito and Esmeralda ?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Nov 30, 2013

builder/ Architech

Looking for an architect/ builder for a project in Esmeralda area .

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Nov 30, 2013

Open a business

Hi there, I'm interested in opening up a business such as a retail/ club for runners store. My idea would be a place where people can meet and train for different running distances, example; half or...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 18, 2013

Steel shipping container construction

I have been thinking of using Steel shipping containers to build a home here in the U.S. Is it allowable construct a home using Steel shipping container in EC?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Nov 17, 2013

Dental clinics and Lodging

I plan on visiting Guayaquil for dental work the month of Feb. 2014. Can anyone recommend a good reputable dentist/dental clinic. Also looking for affordable lodging in Guayaquil and Salinas, as well as...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Nov 16, 2013

How much is ‘enough’ for financial reserves

Good morning: I just returned from my first trip to Ecuador and it was spectacular. Thanks for you prior insight. I read fairly frequently that ex-pats come to live and find themselves having to return...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Nov 16, 2013

Starting in Quayaquil and ending with two weeks in the Gallapagos, what routes should I take for a 75 day trip throughout the country.

I'm a 62 y/o man who will arrive in Quayaquil on January 13. I will be returning to the USfrom that city on March 27th. I will be traveling alone, and wish to see as much of Ecuador as possible. I...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 14, 2013

Hostals in Salinas y Montanita

What are the best values for Hostals in Salinas and Montanita?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 10, 2013

Manta Hotel

Hey everyone.....Looking for a hotel/Hostel in manta to stay at, if anyone has any recommendations...Will be back in Ecuador Nov 26 and stay for 3 months

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 8, 2013

airplane schedule

when is there going to be air flights between florida and manta ecuador?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 8, 2013

Best time to move to Ecuador

As an expat planning to move to Cuenca within the next 6 months or so and acquiring a Retirement Visa, what time of the year will I find the best rental values?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Nov 8, 2013

Furniture in Ecuador

We are looking for some new furniture in Ecuador and live in the Salinas area. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 8, 2013

Driver

I am looking for a private driver company or someone that is reliable for a trip I will be making in April of 2014. I will be in Salinas and need to get to Cuenca. Thanks, Vicki

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 4, 2013

High season versus off season

I would like to know the areas and approximate dates for "High Season" and "Off Season" along the Ecuador coast line.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Nov 4, 2013

air travel

We are having difficulty finding a flight from Cuenca to Guayaquil. Are there any or do we have to take a bus? Thanks. Rick

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Nov 4, 2013

Business

Outside of Quito and Guayaquil, what are the most active year round cities which are growing with both Ecuadorians and foreigners that are "reasonably safe." Thanks

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Nov 4, 2013

Is there a place that supplies oxygen??

My husband and I have COPD. I am presently on an oxygenator for night sleepingonly. However I can handle 5000 sq ft above sea level without oxygen but will need it at airport in Quito and Guayaquil (and...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 4, 2013

Journeymansjack’s truck

Journeymansjack's truck is very practical and great looking too. What was the total cost after all the work was done? - See more at: http://ecuadorrealestate.org/ecuador-forum/?x=9&y=8&s=Journeymansjack%27s+truck+is+very+practical+and+great+looking+too.+What+was+the+total+cost+after+all+the+work+was+done%3F#sthash.s3TXEd5y.dpuf

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Nov 3, 2013

solar panels

We are moving to Ecuador and will take what we need on the plane with us. Will we be allowed to take our solar panels?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 3, 2013

English speaking dentist & lawyer

I am looking for a referral for an English speaking dentist and lawyer in Guayaquil. I broke a tooth and need a crown. Hoping to get better pricing in EC. As for the lawyer, I have questions about...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Nov 3, 2013

Coastal Climate Comparisons?

What is a good website to compare small coastal town daily temperatures and humidities?

Drive 4wd on the beach?

Is there any place in Ecuador where you can drive your 4wd on the beach?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 31, 2013

Best beaches, safe for single English women 48

I have worked in the quite town of tumbabiro in the mountains for the last three months. For six weeks I am going to the try the beaches for relaxation and also I am very interested in real estate.I am...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 27, 2013

Santa Marianita Prices

I am looking to buy some beachfront Property in Santa Marianita, I have found some land at $120 SqM, with water and septic in a gated community. the land is right on the Malecon . I would like some...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 20, 2013

visa and immunizations

We will be visiting for a month in February. Do we need a visa or just a passport? Are we required to get immunizations and if not required is it recommended to get them, and which ones? thanks. rick

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Oct 18, 2013

banking after moving to ecuador

does bank of america transfer funds monthly to a bank in ecuador?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 15, 2013

hotels

Do you own Airport Quito? Also where do you come from and what area are you in the other 8mos. of the year? Is there really a lot of good dancing in Ecuador? Red

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Oct 10, 2013

Cuenca gyms

I'm coming to Cuenca on 12.1. for 3 months on business. Does anyone know of a clean modern gym with modern equipment and classes? Any idea about monthly costs. Thanks.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Oct 10, 2013

best value hotels

i submit Hosteria Farallon Dillon in Ballenita. it is only 5k to Salinas and in Santa Elena county, minutes from La Libertad. it is on the beach with fantastic views and has a "Maritime Museum on the property....

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 9, 2013

Valuables during your stay

do most hotels supply a place to store valuables..money, etc. while you are a guest there or is there a better way?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 9, 2013

New Question

I am a professional Internet Marketer and I have different areas of expertise. Can I advertise on your site?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 9, 2013

The 7 best-value bargain hotels in Ecuador

Got a recommendation for this list? submit it below and tell us why you think it deserves to be on here.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [796 Orange Star Level] Oct 9, 2013

Bus Transportation – Guianquil to Cuenca

What is the most relable bus company and is it necesary to make a reservation in advance?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 6, 2013

Single travel Guayaquil to Olon

Hello, I am a single woman planning a trip in Feb 2014. My flight arrives in Guayaquil and I travel to Olon. What is your recommended mode of transport to travel to Olon for a single/55/woman. Car...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 6, 2013

living in ecuador,cuenca

i am interested in short term(5 months)but do not know the safest for single old lady and no speak spanisg. also interested having a small business(coffee shop or.....)but i have litter money. can i get...

considering expat

In the research part of our planning to leave the usa. Have an 11 yr. old that will need school. also we are not ready to retire yet so we will need employment availability. I am a hairstylist and teacher...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 28, 2013

LarryP land info.?

Where is your land around Jama? Is it close enough that I can walk to town for breakfast and diner?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Sep 26, 2013

Does anyone need a property sitter in Ecuador?

If so, I am interested in such a position. Only baggage is 3 suitcases and a backpack.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [21 Grey Star Level] Sep 26, 2013

Guided Tours

Are there any good guided tours of Cuenca and Quito? If so, what is approximate cost?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 24, 2013

car rental

Is it difficult to rent a car i Ecuador?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Sep 22, 2013

Distance

How long would it take to drive from Quito to salinas? Are there transport companies to take me.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [6 Grey Star Level] Sep 16, 2013

Jobs

Are ther any job opportunities for Americans?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [6 Grey Star Level] Sep 16, 2013

missed duty-free period of 6 months from when you receive cedula to ship personal goods free of customs tax.

I heard that this has changed and at present you can ship duty-free without the 6 month constraint and it is now a ONE-TIME ONLY for shipping your personal goods duty-free. I would appreciate it if anyone...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Sep 16, 2013

Ecuador Expat writers wanted!

Enete Enterprises, LLC is searching for the best suited author to pen the next, "Becoming an Expat ™ " guidebook. Writers interested in authoring, "Becoming an Expat: Ecuador," ideally, will currently...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 15, 2013

visa

hi: Dom i have to say you do have great blog to get INFO thank you. i am planing to movie EC on DEC 13 can you help me for 9-II visa in Guayaquil.and can i find room to rent for $100-$150 for 3 or...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 11, 2013

shipping a container

what are the rates [monthly] to store a container until ready. Is it best to buy vehicle from out side like usa and ship in what is total cost.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Sep 11, 2013

living in Ecuador many questions

Where are the best deals in real estate. Who is the least trustworthy realtor? Which bank is the best? Which bank offers the best multi funds or global monies/currencies IE euro /dollar /Norwegian...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Sep 11, 2013

Room for Psychologist on the Coast?

In May of this year I gave up my practice of 25 years, dropped everything and moved here to Quito - I'm too young (57) and too poor to retire, and I figured Quito has the best chances for work. I'm also...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 7, 2013

Buying a farm

I read with interest your email about Palm Oil farming. What is the best procedure to follow to find competitively priced farms, of any kind, for sale?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 4, 2013

Bying a house in Salinas near the beach

Can I buy a house in or close to Salinas for 25K.>50K? If not where should I be looking for?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 1, 2013

condos on the beach in esmeralda

What hi-rise condos are being constructed on the beach and what kind of developer pre-construction deals are available? Thank you

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Aug 28, 2013

ECUADOR COSTAL PROPERTIES

IS ANYBODY ever deal with Richard Parker from Manta?

Answers 5 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Aug 25, 2013

cuenca physical therapy and rehabilitation center

hi Ecuse me interested in rehabiliation and physical therapy in new facility in cuenca live in situation at $450 us a month does anyone know the name and telephone address also any recommendations...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 25, 2013

Utility Charge

Has any other expats in Ecuador paid a utility bill for $325.00? Understand this is for one month.....

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [24 Grey Star Level] Aug 25, 2013

vehicles

what are the requirement to purchase a car

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 24, 2013

The right car for the roads

What kinds of cars would you reccommend for average driving from Esmeraldas to Manta or Cuenca? Price? Mainteance availability? I will want also a used but reliable truck to haul building materials. Reccommendations?...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Aug 22, 2013

RE building ahouse

I am a general contractor in the US and can design and personnally do any trade. I plan on RE building a house when I find one. But I have a poor back and need capible helpers that can do the heavy lifting....

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Aug 22, 2013

New Background Check Requirement

I have a friend in Cuenca applying for a resident visa. As of Aug. 1, 2013 local or state police background checks are no longer accepted for extended stay visa nor resident visa. You must have your fingerprints...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [34 Green Star Level] Aug 19, 2013

urcusigui

info on Urcusigui

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Aug 18, 2013

West coast property

We are interested in the Midwest coast. Where is the best place to look for acreage to have and ride and train horses

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 17, 2013

building in Ecuador

Is a building permit or a contractors license required to build in Ecuador?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 17, 2013

Bringing new appliances to Ecuador

For newly minted retirees on a pensioner visa bringing in appliances to Ecuador, do they have to be used appliances to enjoy the benefit of free customs duties? What about new appliances in their original...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Aug 17, 2013

how to get money

When traveling the coast if you can't use your debit card how can you get money you need and how much do you normally carry with you?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Aug 16, 2013

Expat Retirement Communities

This is a great resource about expat retirement communities in Ecuador: http://yourescapetoecuador.com/retirement/expat-retirement-communities-in-ecuador/

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 16, 2013

Internet, Computer and TV service, Santa Isabel area

Does any one know who I'd contact for installation for internet, computer service and tv service in the Santa Isabel Area? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [24 Grey Star Level] Aug 15, 2013

Need help in Paying utility bills

Can someone tell me where to pay utility bills at in Santa Isabel? Need location and an address please. Does anyone know if they can be paid online? Thanks

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [24 Grey Star Level] Aug 15, 2013

Medical

Can anyone tell me where Mount Sinai Hospital is located? I've been recommend to a Dr. Patricio Serrano Thanks

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [24 Grey Star Level] Aug 15, 2013

rental property

Would somebody please tell me who to contact,to get honest info. on rental property in Crucita, around the maiecon eara. What the demand is now, and in the future.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [17 Grey Star Level] Aug 14, 2013

Poisonous Snake along the coast

Hola- Can you delineate the type of poisonous snake along the coast and the frequency of encoutering. Gracias

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 11, 2013

sea level rise

Just wondering, has anybody on the Ecuador coast noticed or heard of any locals talk about significant land erosion? I know much of the coast is pretty low-lying. Thanks

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Maps

Hi Dom,good morning to all. The new map that is being released, will we be able to pick it up when in Ecuador. I am landing in Quito. Jan. Will they be at your bed and breakfast hotel. Be blessed Jim Cole

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Aug 11, 2013

Import duties

I do gem cutting for a hobby. I am going to bring my equipment, rough, and finished gems with me on my flight into Quayaquil. Semi-precious gems. Not diamonds. I have some old watches that belonged...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 6, 2013

Selling property in Guayaquil

Realtor recommendations?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 5, 2013

Esmeraldas

Dom- Purchased your new Ecuador beach guide & looking forward to receiving it soon. Esmeraldas looks like just the beach for me(based on your description of your Part 3 email). Want to check it...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Aug 5, 2013

fish hooks

Hi Dom. Thanks for the tip about the beaches where the fishing villages are. Do alot of people get hooks embedded into their feet? My husband and I are staying in Mongloralto in February 2014 for 9 days.Have...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [10 Grey Star Level] Aug 5, 2013

Long-term rentals?

I am very interested in moving to Ecuador but I don't know the safest places for a single woman who doesn't speak Spanish. I am also on SSD and want a nice safe place with rent around $300/mo. Any ideas?...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 4, 2013

Business in Ecuador

Hi Dominick, Would you have the company names or distributors of housekeeping, sanitary solutions and chemicals products for business tendering to hotels and restaurants and others in Ecuador Companies...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] Aug 4, 2013

cuenca info

where can i find an expat that i can email and get a true feel about cuenca, we are relocating therein jan 2014 ????

Answers 5 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 2, 2013

Tennis

Anyone have info on the tennis courts in Bahia de Caraquez and Salinas? Membership fees,can you pay monthly,pay as u play.I can't find a website for either.I heard they were private?Is there any tennis...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 30, 2013

Ecuadorian Investment visa

Before I start, I'd like to find out how to approve all of the comments I've been receiving for the questions I've posted. I click on the link to ''approve'', and it just takes me to my questions every...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Jul 29, 2013

Intentional Communites?

I'm in my 30's living in NYC for almost 10 years. Dont plan on leaving anytime soon and never plan on buying anything here for obvious reasons. I've been looking for an opporunity to invest a slice of...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 28, 2013

Planning our retirement

My wife and I are planning our retirement in five years. We plan to move to Ecuador and are specifically looking at Loja right now. Is there any type of retirement tour to Ecuador where someone would...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 28, 2013

Lawyers Cuenca

We need lawyers info for purchasing condo n September n Cuenca. Will need lawyer to give us info on acquiring residency visa

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 27, 2013

Impact of Expiring ATPA

This article http://news.yahoo.com/congress-let-u-trade-benefits-ecuador-expire-201050716.html says that the U.S. will allow the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) to expire on July 31. What is the resulting...

Again thank you for your help.

Again, thank you so much for your help. All of your points are correct. Regarding an investment visa, I\\\'m not sure I feel secure in depositing funds into an EC bank. Do you happen to know if I can...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Jul 24, 2013

EC investment visa vs tourist visa

Again, thank you so much for your help. All of your points are correct. Regarding an investment visa, I\'m not sure I feel secure in depositing funds into an EC bank. Do you happen to know if I can...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Jul 24, 2013

Lots in Engabao

Dom - Can you tell me the ranges of the size of beach front lots in Engabao? Does the price per square meter go down as the size of the property increases? Where do people get water and electricity in...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 23, 2013

buying condo in cuenca

we plan on buying a condo in cuenca the month of September. We have been emailing a real estate agent. Some of the places are not up to par from the web site, is it kosher to talk with more than one...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 22, 2013

Visa

Living in NM where there is no Ecuador Consulate, I am visiting the DC area in Nov. and wonder if I should get the ball rolling there. Am planning to move to Cotacachi next summer, need to sell 5...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 22, 2013

barter

I hear a lot about people who go to Ecuador and bring back things to sell in the US. Are there things here in the US that I can take to Ecuador to trade or sell there ?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 22, 2013

Which would be cheaper to buy or rent?

My husband and I plus our animals,2 cats and 1 dog plan to visit for 3-6 months checking out where we want to move to. Which would be best and cheaper. Buy a car or rent one? My husband can fix anything...

Answers 5 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 21, 2013

Travelling with animals

My husband and I plan to spend 3 months or longer exploring Ecuador with our animals, 2 cats and 1 dog. How difficult will it be to travel around Ecuador in a rented car staying at hotels/bed&breakfasts/holidays...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 21, 2013

Thanks

Hi, First, thank you so much for your reply. I will not be able to apply for SS till Sept. 2014, to start receiving benefits in Jan, 2015. I understand the T-3 visa, as I just returned...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Jul 19, 2013

Notarizing documents

I read that for a visa and/or cedula I will need to have documents like SS letter, birth certificate, marriage license notarized. In my experience notaries validate my signature when I sign a document....

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 19, 2013

Part 2 of the visa question

For some reason, part of my first question did not appear regarding moving to EC. I'd like to move to Salinas in January 2014. However, I won't be eligable for a retirement visa till January 2015. I...

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Jul 19, 2013

EC visa requirements

I'm planning to return to Salinas to live, in January 2014. The problem is, I won't be eligable for a retirement visa till January 2015. I've been seeing a lot of conflicting info regarding tourist...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] Jul 19, 2013

latest email

Dom: Will you please send me your latest email about coastal property buying. Send to fldency@aol.com. Thanks

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [14 Grey Star Level] Jul 18, 2013

Vilcabamba

Hi, My husband and I are going to Ecuador for 3 weeks in Oct. to look for a place to retire. I have read alot about Vilabamba and Loja. I would appreciate any other knowledge of this beautiful place....

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 17, 2013

Buy A home

Is it possible to buy a home for around 50,000 & then live on 1500.00 per month ? Also what is the best place to live there for some entertainment not a lot just want to do something different some...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 16, 2013

Contact in Cumbaya for Establishing a Long Term Rental

Do you know someone who could help me find a long term rental unit in Cumbaya? My objective is to find a place where my cat could be outside but in a protected environment or at least where I could...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 16, 2013

General information

My husband and I are planning our first scouting trip to Ecuador in November. It is a little overwhelming to know where to stay or how to get around. We are flying into Quito. I would like to see Cotacachi...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 15, 2013

Bus from Quito to Bahia

I can't seem to find any current info on a bus from Quito (or Quito airport) to Bahia de Caraquez. Anybody know the name of the company and from where it departs and how long a trip it is? Or, can you...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [9 Grey Star Level] Jul 15, 2013

PENSIONER VISA – REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

I am a naturalized US citizen born in the Philippines. I do not have an original Philippine birth certificate, just a copy. Can I use my US naturalization paper in lieu of a birth certificate in applying...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 13, 2013

Mall in Manta and Salinas

How can I contact the owner(s) of the malls in La Libertad/Salinas and the one in Manta? Interested in possibly putting a buisness if a space becomes avaiable. I think the name is El Paseo(?) In manta,...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 8, 2013

Doms Newsletter, how to sign up?

How can I sign up? themain site will not accept any of my attempts, when it asks for a name and email address......can make a comment on posts with that option, but, not the other way....

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 8, 2013

Trying to find someone in Cuenca

I talked to someone in Conway, AR. They have a friend, Jimmy McDowell, that just moved to Cuenca. He has a facebook account. They showed me his picture on their phone. I can not find this person on...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jul 7, 2013

distance from atlanta

how long is the flight from atlanta

Answers 5 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 6, 2013

areas with low humidity

I have emphesema and need to live in desert type conditions with low humidity.Is this possible in Ecuador?

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 6, 2013

Wi Fi

I am going to be in EC for August this year traveling the coast to get a feeling of where to settle. My question is : how likely am I going to find Wi-Fi reception in hotels, restaurants,etc? Is it common...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 6, 2013

growing vegetables and fruit

Are there any areas near the coast that would be suitable for growing veggies and fruit?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [14 Grey Star Level] Jul 3, 2013

Medicine availability in Ecuador?

I am a thyroid patient who must use Rocaltrol and Natural Thyroid hormones daily. Are these available in Ecuador?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 30, 2013

Where to keep your $

Does anyone know of a reliable banking/ financial instutuition system in Ecuador to protect your $ ?

Answers 5 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 30, 2013

reliable driver

Does anyone know of a reliable driver to take us from Quayaquil Airport to Salinas late at night? Thanks

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [10 Grey Star Level] Jun 29, 2013

Car Rental

I am looking to rent a car while in Ecuador. Where is the best place for the best price? What is the current price of gasoline per gallon? Any special requirements for foreign drivers? Any limitations...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 24, 2013

Safety

As you are well aware, the country of Ecuador is very much in the news. Wikileaks founder is holed up in the Ecuador embassy in London and the guy, Snowden is supposed to be on his way to Ecuador. The...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 24, 2013

Dental IMPLANTS

! Dom or Larry!, can anyone give me the the name, email, telephone number of a dentist who can do quality IMPLANTS, in the vicinity of Bahia,Manta,or Portovieho?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [17 Grey Star Level] Jun 24, 2013

Manta

Would love any information on area first & on rentals or persons that could help with rentals. Was there last Nov. but not enough time to meet people.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 24, 2013

Storage Container House Builders

I have an idea for a blue print on a used storage container house I would like to build on a beach front property. I would like to make it solar powered and use a salt water filtration system to make...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jun 19, 2013

ATM machines

Are the ATM machines in Ecuador all in Spanish?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [10 Grey Star Level] Jun 16, 2013

Where to live.

My wife and I are planning a trip to Ecuador to check out possible places to move to. We would like to live on the coast and would like to know the most popular and most senior friendly town to live in...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 16, 2013

lawyers in manta

We are moving to Manta in August. Would like suggestions on a temp. rental until we find long term rental. And need a good attorney to handle rentals/purchases for us. Any suggestions will be most helpful....

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 15, 2013

Flies and Mosquitoes

With the weather averaging 70 degree in various regions, are flies and mosquitoes a nuisance to deal with on average daily life in Ecuador? Is it reasonable safe to eat outside lunch, supper or just snacks...

Answers 6 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 15, 2013

What are Ecuador’s Must See Places?

What are Ecuador's Must See Places?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 11, 2013

House rental for gringos

I have just finished a house in Patate, Tungurahua. US kitchen. From porch and all windows terrific full view of active Tungurahua volcano 15 km down valley. We only go twice a year for a month each time....

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 11, 2013

Lawyer recommendation

Can anyone recommend a lawyer/service to help with getting our residency?? I was quoted the price of $2700 for just me and my son and told it will take up to 90 days. I know Ive seen lower prices for...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 11, 2013

Architectural Employment

Are there any opportunities for an accomplished American architect in Equador?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 11, 2013

Renting out your home

Are there any legal requirements to rent out your home occasionally in Ecuador?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [17 Grey Star Level] Jun 9, 2013

Shipments to ecuador

If there are items from the USA that I need but can't purchase in Ecuador, can these items be purchased in the USA and then shipped to Ecuador?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 31, 2013

Ecuador? Yes but I’m full of “howevers”…

I'm full of "howevers"... I have a relationship of about 4 years. However I'm not married. I don't want to sign anything official that I have to say "I'm married with her" because we have relationship...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 29, 2013

listing of homes for sale and long term rent

My husband and I are considering visiting Equador to find a home or long term rental. We have two dogs and would take them with us. Can find a few listings but not a comprehensive listing.

Answers 7 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 27, 2013

Driver for Loja?

Can anyone recommend a responsible driver with a good reputation? I would be using them on a regular basis to help me locate this and that in the city of Loja. A bit of English would be nice also....

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 26, 2013

Minister for marriage ceremony

Does anyone know of a Minister who will perform a marriage ceremony, here in Ecuador, by utilizing the Family Bibly and not having to use the Civil papers? We will be leaving the country soon, so it does...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [20 Grey Star Level] May 25, 2013

health care

over age 65 for senior couple now have US medicare are there is there medical coverage issued to non ecqador citizens ? does USA MEDICARE cover USA citizens in Ecuador???

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 20, 2013

Clothing

OK, nevermind, I went to the WHO site and found out which vaccinations I need to travel to Ecuador. But, while there, there was a paragraph that said nobody in Ecuador, locals or visitors, wears shorts!...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [9 Grey Star Level] May 20, 2013

International Vacinations

Wondering if anyone travelling down to Ecuador has gotten shots, and which ones?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [9 Grey Star Level] May 17, 2013

Bringing Pets-Requirements Changed?

I recently saw on one animal travel website that Ecuador no longer requires the Int'l health certificate to be legalized at the consulate. But I only saw that in one place without a date on it. Does...

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Pension residency requirement

Does anyone know if the $800 minimum pension is a hard and fast rule? I get a little under that amount-- $776. Any insights would be appreciated. Thank you!

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] May 17, 2013

House/Apartment Rental

I am on the Ecuadorian equivalent of Craig's List and looking at apartments to rent. The word 'blanket' comes up often. Can someone please tell me what that means? Thanx

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [9 Grey Star Level] May 13, 2013

house insurance

Dom, Two questions please. 1.One thing I have never found on yours or any post is, since Ecuador especially the coast is very earthquake prone is there such a thing as earthquake insurance also flood...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [5 Grey Star Level] May 12, 2013

Citizenship!

Dom, I was born in Ecuador, but now I am an US citizen, if I want to comeback to Ecuador would I be able to use my dual citizenship, and what about my five kids born in the US; their mother is not Ecuadorian....

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 12, 2013

San Clemente, Ec

Is there anyone who has lived in a small beach town in Ec.? The ups & downs & positives & negatives. I know it is different for everyone,but you would know better than I. I've only surfed...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] May 9, 2013

Agent in Mindo

Does anyone know an English speaking real estate agent in the Mindo area, where I'll be visiting in mid-August? I realize I may have to pay for the agents time. Thanks.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] May 8, 2013

I have filled a form for Residency in Ecuatorian Consulate in my own country

Hello friends, Last week I have contacted the Ecuatorian consulate in my country about residency. I was there just to talk and told them I was planning to go to Quito to make it myself this month. Also...

Answers 15 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [7 Grey Star Level] May 8, 2013

coming to Equador

my wife and I live in BC, Canada. We are planning a trip to Equador this coming June with the intention to look around as much as possible and possibly purchase a house (eventually) when and if we find...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 7, 2013

Exporting

I want to export clothing, handicrafts, etc from ecuadorto USA. Where do I get a customs broker? What do you reccommend?

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 6, 2013

Regulations for Residency Visa as Common Law couple

Anyone who knows what the Regulations for Residency Visa as Common Law couple are ? Anyone gone thru the process ( recently ) ?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 6, 2013

consulate in Arizona

We have been trying to get info from our consulate here in Arizona. They do not have a clue about anything; taking pets into Ecuador etc. Their site is in Spanish. Were we incorrect in thinking that they...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Living By: [15 Grey Star Level] May 5, 2013

Hiring a driver

Traveling up the coast from Guayaquil stopping a various towns along the way to Bahia. Is it best to hire a driver or rent a car? If hiring a driver, any recommendations? Any idea on how much it would...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 5, 2013

Used car sales

Any advice re: purchasing a car in Ecuador? I'm thinking of a used SUV Thanks, Mike

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] May 5, 2013

gym/fitness center

After spending the last year and a half in Panama and Nicaragua, my husband and I want to give Ecuador a try. Our first visit will be Sept-Nov this year. Can anyone recommend a small beach town in the...

Coffee Beans

where in Ecuador , are the best coffee beans grown ?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 2, 2013

hostel booking

If equadorians prefer to rent to foreingners then why have I not received a reply from Eddys Hostel in Ballenita after two e-mails to them in the last 3 weeks?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [10 Grey Star Level] May 1, 2013

FRIEND

DEBBIEN, YOU SENT AN ANSWER TO ME REGARDING AGE AND MOVING TO EQUADOR. I WOULD LOVE TO EMAIL YOU AND TALK MORE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS JAEANN1@COMCAST.NET. THANKS JAE

Answers No Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [11 Grey Star Level] May 1, 2013

Buying a home on the Ecuador coast

I'm looking to buy a nice 3 bed 2 bath home, a couple of blocks of the beach. It should be near shopping and other amenities. Where is the best place to start looking?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 1, 2013

how to transfer large sums of money?

Hi dom; Got a question for you. Say u want to buy a propery for 35 k in ecuador and u want to facilitate the purchase by using two bank accounts with the following amounts: 28 k held in banco de guayaquil...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Living By: [3 Grey Star Level] May 1, 2013

The biggest benefit to being a foreigner in Ecuador, for you?

The biggest benefit to being a foreigner in Ecuador, for you?

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