Can I Drink the Water in Ecuador from the Tap?

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The many flowers of Ecuador sure love the local drinking water...

Question: Hey Dom, What’s the water situation like on the coast of Ecuador?  I have read about water not being good or even available in some areas on the coast?

Answer: Thankfully, water is not only available but cheap in all of Ecuador.

Ecuador is blessed with a lot of rain in some areas, granting cheap water to all.  Most people in the small towns on the coast have their own wells or “bombas” (water tanks) that they have to pay to be filled every so often.

That being said, you can’t drink the water from the tap, but it is good enough to use to brush your teeth, wash your fruit, etc.  (Unlike in some countries!)

Most, like myself in fact, drink fresh juices from street vendors on a daily basis (who often use tap water), and I have never gotten food poisoned in Ecuador (but I have been poisoned in other Latin countries).

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Know this Before Hiring Someone in Ecuador

Any entrepreneur would go crazy thinking about all the business opportunities available in Ecuador (I will reveal several of these in upcoming posts) but keep this in mind before you hire someone down here…

With the new presidential regime of President Correa, the country is rapidly turning into a more socialist country…with ever stricter laws protecting workers.  One of which states that all hired workers are due a “liquidacion” payment upon leaving your business, doesnt matter if they were fired or quit.

In the US, you can simply fire someone and chao, but in Ecuador you will have to pay them, often around 1 and a half month´s salary in order to get them to leave (the amount depends on time of service and salary size).

Something to think about, Hasta pronto, Domenick…hey, if you liked this, you’ll love my weekly Foreign Investor’s newsletter for insider tips and opportunities in Ecuador…subscribe below(unsubscribe at any time):










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1 Thing I LOVE about Ecuador

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OK, yesterday i ranted on one thing I hate about living in Ecuador (compared to the US)…now I am going to mention one little thing I love about Ecuador…

Today I woke up, walked a half block and had a fresh squeezed 100% grape juice…no sugar, no water added!  For $1.40.

I watched them squeeze the round, incredibly plumb grapes myself…incredible, never seen that in the US…(they always add water, even when you’re paying $5 for a glass)…

There are many other things I love about this place…STAY TUNED for some EXTREMELY useful info on moving to and life in Ecuador… !

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