Ecuador is one of the most bio-diverse places in the world, offering an endless range of attractions to explore; it hosts warm sunny beaches of the Pacific, impressive mountain villages of the Andes, the Amazon rainforest, and the ecological wonder of the Galapagos Islands, and is home to five World Heritage sites.

Ecuador has a relaxed pace, hospitable and friendly people, a rich culture and history, glorious architecture, magnificent scenery, and spectacular weather.  In addition, Ecuador has quality and affordable health care and an extremely low-cost of living;  it is no wonder it consistently ranks high among the most beautiful places to retire.