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Quench Your Thirst with these Typical Ecuadorian Beverages

If you have ever been to Ecuador, you’re aware of the astounding variety of fruit juices available on street corners and in the mercados and...

Introducing Zero Service Fee Tourist Visa Extensions

Many travelers & expats-to-be find their initial allowance of 90 days in Ecuador is simply not enough. Perhaps you’ve fallen in love with Ecuador and...

Foreign Vaccination Certificates Now Accepted in Ecuador

Ecuador’s Minister of Health, Ximena Garzón confirmed that vaccination certificates obtained abroad would be accepted in Ecuador. The ministry later confirmed that foreign vaccination certificates...

How to get a Cedula in Cuenca (2021 Guide)

We’ve had numerous readers reaching out to us asking about the process for obtaining a cedula in Cuenca, Ecuador. We already have a popular article...

GringoTree’s New Management

You’ve probably noticed a recent surge in activity on GringoTree. This is no accident. GringoTree is under new management! Who is now running GringoTree? GringoTree...

Do I need health insurance for my visa?

Unfortunately, the answer to this question is more nuanced than it really should be. This has led to some confusion amongst expats, and even lawyers...

An A-Z Guide to Ecuador’s Most Common Produce

Photo Credit: A.Davey Have you ever wondered what that incredibly strange-looking, supposedly-edible thing at your neighborhood market is? Or wandered into a restaurant for an...

Traveler Health Declaration now required prior to boarding

New requirements are now in force when entering Ecuador.  From 30th August 2021, a Traveler Health Declaration (Declaración de Salud del Viajero) is required to...

New Supermaxi opens in Cuenca & Megamaxi announced

Ecuador’s supermarket giant, Supermaxi has opened its newest store in the Challuabamba neighborhood in Cuenca, Ecuador.  This comes on the back of their announcement of...

Ecuador’s Digital Nomad Visa?

Ecuador’s new Minister of Tourism, Neil Olsen, is in talks with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to create a ‘Nomad Visa’. The Minister has pointed...