I remember when we told people we were planning to move to Ecuador, the first response was WHY ECUADOR?
After living here for a month we can honestly say WHY NOT ECUADOR.
The People are awesome and will do anything to make you feel welcome. The weather has been amazing as well.
The food is out of this world delicious, and the presentation of the food is amazing. They say the presentation of the food is so important and the restaurants here have gone above to make your food look amazing and taste great.
The views are amazing. The ride from the airport to the Town of Olon, is beautiful. It may be a two hour drive but the views. Help the trip go much faster and if you have a great driver he will explain the towns and the culture along the way.
We have been to different areas as well and the views never get old, driving up the coast along the ocean to Salinas is also a trip you will want to take as well. Anywhere along the coast is a beautiful ride.
Depending on what type of lifestyle you enjoy you can have the city or the coast. We chose the coast as that’s what we prefer, for the Ocean and the small town feel of Olon and if we want to go into Montanita it’s only a five minute cab ride to a busier town. Still smaller but more of a tourist area, more hustle and bustle.
They are willing to explain things slower if you listen, You will understand what is being said. Most can speak Poco English as well. My husband and I are learning Spanish and we are finding the best way to learn is to dive in and depending on what you are doing and where you are going you can learn along the way as well. Once you explain to others that you are learning and speak un poco (A little) Spanish they will speak slower and explain things to you. Best advice I can give on this area is learn your numbers to get buy for how much things are when you ask.
The cost to live here is so much cheaper. The fruits and vegetables are really cheap, and the everyday food is cheaper than America. The only downfall is if you’re looking for name brand items then you will pay more.
After being here a month I have to say WHY NOT ECUADOR. It is not a country that most people think to visit or live in. They think of Mexico, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, and the others. Ecuador is a beautiful Country the people are amazing. The food is out of this world good.
So when you think about booking your next trip take a look at Ecuador. Come and see what Ecuador and the people have to offer.
You Don’t Find Ecuador, Ecuador Finds You. I can honestly say that I now know why people who have come here NEVER leave, we have met many people who have come for a visit and never left. Ecuador gets into your blood and into your heart.