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How To Travel to Ecuador from the United States/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
Ecuador is more comfortable and more affordable than ever, and traveling to Ecuador from the USA is easier than ever. In this article, you’re going to learn about several of the options at your disposal for getting to Ecuador, and how to get around once you’re here.
Cotacachi Ecuador vs Ajijic Mexico (Pros & Cons)/in Blog, Comparisons, Ecuador, Mexico/by JP Stonestreet
Are you considering a move to Mexico or Ecuador and wondering which expat destination to choose? Both countries have plenty of options, but two towns that stand out are Ajijic in Mexico and Cotacachi in Ecuador.
These two picturesque mountain towns have a lot in common, but also some unique features that may sway your decision. In this article, we’ll compare the pros and cons of living in each town.
Unexpected Benefits of Living Abroad in Ecuador/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
As humans, we have a tendency to focus on the fears and the risks of making a change from “the way we’ve always done it.” It’s our innate protection mechanism to keep us safe from harm. We’re here to help you focus on the incredible and unexpected benefits of living abroad in Ecuador.
Enchanted Encounters at La Casa del Venado near Cayambe Ecuador/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
Amelia and I visited La Casa del Venado, which translates to The House of the Deer. It’s a magical animal sanctuary nestled in the rolling hills of Ecuador near Cayambe. We were joined by our Ecuadorian friends, Gene and Mateo. Gene was SO excited to to see the small Peruvian deer!
Cotacachi Ecuador Real Estate Tour/in Blog, Ecuador, Real Estate Tours/by JP Stonestreet
Cotacachi is one of the most popular places in Ecuador for expats to call home so we were really excited to do a real estate tour of several amazing properties for sale in the area.
The Panoramic Beauty of Cotacachi Ecuador/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
We recently visited Cotacachi, Ecuador to film a real estate tour for our YouTube channel. This picturesque mountain town is truly mesmerizing and we always enjoy our time there!
The Dark Side of Cuenca Ecuador!/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
Cuenca is a popular expat destination in Ecuador. It’s a beautiful city with a colonial center and friendly people. Cuenca’s healthcare is also of high quality and affordable. The cost of living is also relatively low. But, there is another side to Cuenca that is not so pretty.
Discovering the Sights, Sounds, and Tastes of Sangolquí Ecuador/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
We woke up early on a Thursday morning, eager to explore a part of Quito, Ecuador that we had never visited before. Sangolquí is located in Valle de los Chillos, which is a suburb on the southeast corner of the Quito metro area.
Mountains vs Coast of Ecuador: Deciding Where to Live/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
If you’ve chosen Ecuador as your new home abroad, your next decision you need to make is whether to live in the mountains or on the coast.
In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of each option to help you make an informed decision.
Ecuador Temporary Resident Visas/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
There are several different types of Ecuador Temporary Resident Visas: Professional, Investor, Pensioners, Rentista/Digital Nomad, Dependent, etc. The qualifications and requirements vary for each type of visa so you’ll need to select the best option for your specific circumstances.
Manta Moments: Oceanfront Living & Local Delights in Ecuador/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
When we moved to Manta Ecuador, Amelia and I both fulfilled a dream to live in a highrise condo on the beach with an ocean view. The views from our balcony were breathtaking, and we spent many evenings sitting out there, sipping mocktails and watching the sunset.
Jaw-Dropping Homes For Sale in Valle de los Chillos Ecuador/in Blog, Ecuador, Real Estate Tours/by JP Stonestreet
In this video, we share a real estate tour from Valle de los Chillos in the southeast corner of the Quito Ecuador Metro Area. It’s about 30 minutes (in good traffic) to downtown Quito and 45 minutes to the Quito International Airport.
We toured 4 properties in 2 different golf course communities, with prices to fit almost any home buying budget.
Echoes of Olón Ecuador: A Sunset Story/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
When Amelia and I lived in Olón, Ecuador, we often took evening strolls on the beach to watch the sunset over the ocean as the soothing sound of foamy white waves lapped the shore. The colors of the sky transitioned from yellow to orange to pink to purple.
The Magical Hummingbirds of Mindo Ecuador/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
As we walked through the lush rainforest near Mindo, Ecuador, we didn’t know quite what to expect. Our guide, Xavier, said he had something special he wanted to show us, but that was a monumental understatement!
These were the hummingbirds of San Tadeo Birding, known for their fearless nature and stunning plumage.
10 Reasons Ecuadorians Leave (And Why it Shouldn’t Bother You)/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
Immigrating to a new country takes a lot of time and thought, so of course, you want to be sure that the place you’re moving to is just right. Many would-be expats interested in starting a new life in Ecuador look at the immigration statistics and see that lots of Ecuadorians are leaving their country. This can be troubling.
A Week of Wonders: Exploring the Charming City of Loja Ecuador/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
We arrived in Loja, Ecuador just as darkness was falling. It was cloudy and a light rain fell, forming puddles on the street. We were worried that our first day in Loja would be more of the same, but we were pleasantly surprised when the sun woke us up the next morning.
The Beauty of Vilcabamba Ecuador: An Unforgettable Day/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
Nestled in the lush green valley of the Andes Mountains, Vilcabamba, Ecuador is a quiet little town that’s known for its beauty and its reputation as a place of healing and rejuvenation.
48 Hours In Cuenca Ecuador: FUN Itinerary to Experience the Gem of Ecuador/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
We were so excited to be able to return to one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world, Cuenca Ecuador. There’s so much to do, and we were able to pack a lot into 2 days.
If you’re lucky enough to be visiting Cuenca for a few days and want to make the most of your time, here’s a fun itinerary to experience the breadth of the city in just 48 hours!
Experience the Charm and Beauty of Cuenca Ecuador/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
When we stand in the heart of Cuenca, Ecuador, we can’t help but feel completely in awe of such a beautiful city. The vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and endless opportunities for adventure are truly special. Nestled in the Andes mountains, Cuenca is a place where the past and present come together, creating a unique and old world atmosphere.
Why Expats Love Cotacachi Ecuador (mostly)/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
Cotacachi, Ecuador, is one of the most popular cities in Ecuador among expats. It’s a small, slowly growing and developing town in the Andes Mountains gaining popularity for its rich culture, climate, low cost of living, and scenic beauty.