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Ecuador Living subscribers now gain Ecuador Amazon lodge benefits. La Selva Jungle Lodge is one of the best lodges in Ecuador’s Amazon and owners, Eric and Maggie Schwartz offer Ecuador Living several special privileges. First the lodge. It is… rustic and authentic… in operation since the 1980s and… offering incredible eco tours… jungle treks… free […]

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This message shares ideas on  how to save on Ecuador Hotels and Ecuador airfares. Our Inn Land of the Sun See new Ecuador Hotel discounts below. Hotel Victoria in Cuenca Ecuador Many readers who travel in Ecuador do so looking for opportunity.   One idea they miss is Ecuador publishing opportunity combined with Ecuador exports. A […]

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Ecuador Legal Checklist

Ecuador Legal Checklist A recent message about Ecuador Legal scams started when I received this note from a subscriber. “Gary, When I read your newsletter today, I was hoping you would say something about the cost of a visa.  Unfortunately, there are people who are promising newcomers a resident’s visa for $7000.  I’ve never heard […]

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Ecuador Shipping

We get some requests for information about Ecuador shipping. Those who obtain an Ecuador residents visa are allowed to bring a container of goods duty free that arrives in Ecuador, within six months of obtaining the visa. This six month time envelope is vital and those who ship need to ship early because shipments sometimes […]

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Some Ecuador car prices are high… but Ecuador car prices are very misunderstood. Non Ecuadorians cannot import cars into Ecuador duty free. Returning Ecuadorians can.  Previously expats coming to Ecuador were allowed one duty free car but only under the condition that they could not sell it for several years. This condition was violated so […]

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US Social Security can now make direct deposits in Ecuador. An Ecuador Living subscriber recently asked about this and I suggested he read “Your Social Security payments while you are outside the US”  which lists 45 countries where the Social Security Administration makes direct deposit. Ecuador is not listed and I assumed this meant that […]

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Ecuador Resident Visas

Read details on how to obtain an Ecuador resident visa below. Clouds rise, fragile milk lace, floating dreamlike in the daybreak’s breeze. Fields of green are adorned with apricot rays of early morn spread over razor edged ridge lines and announce the dawn. Merri and arrived our first time in Ecuador, saw the wonderful dawn […]

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Ecuador Fishing

Ecuador fishing opportunities are excellent and varied. There is great trout fishing in the Andes and record breaking fishing in Ecuador’s Pacific. Ecuador Living premium subscribers get websites, email and phone numbers of Ecuador fishing contacts here. Learn how to subscribe to our password protected site click here First, let’s look at Ecuador fishing in […]

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Ecuador has had a new constitution since 2007 that increased many rights… even to plants and wild animals. Photo I took of Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa. The fact I could get this close says something about Ecuador politics! I am not a political pundit of any sort but we have shared numerous articles about Ecuador […]

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