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Discover Ecuador’s Shangri-la of the South

A growing number of travelers from around the world have begun an exodus to a tiny town in southern Ecuador—Vilcabamba—that sits tucked away in a...

Ecuadorian Nature Reserves Provide Dazzling Bird Displays

In 1998, a small group of birdwatchers stared intently as a diminutive bird darted along the ground and soon they realized that they had discovered...

Is Cuenca, Ecuador, Still the World’s Top Retirement Destination?

Back in 2008 and 2009, three influential magazines published highly complimentary articles about the relatively undiscovered Ecuadorian town, Cuenca, that set off an explosion of...