Embassies and Consulates

Embassy of Ecuador in Washington D.C., tel. in U.S.(202)234-7200; fax (202) 667-3482; website: www.ecuador.org.

U.S. Embassy in Quito, tel. (593) 2256-2890; fax (593) 2250-2052; website: www.usembassy.org.ec.

Healthcare

Hospital Voz Andes, tel. (593) 2226-2142 or (593) 2226-2143.

Hospital Metropolitano, tel. (593) 2226-1520 or, for emergencies (593) 2226 5020.

Monte Sinai Hospital, Miguel Cordero 6-111 y Avenida Solano, Cuenca; tel. (593) 7288-5595.

Real Estate Agents

Contact Pathfinder International (IL’s preferred real estate advertiser) for more information on real estate in Ecuador.

Business and Investment Resources

Ecuadorian Customs Corporation in Guayaquil, tel. (593) 4 248-0640; fax: (593) 4 248-8894.

U.S. Customs Service, tel.(317)290-3149, ext. 102; fax: (317) 290-3046.

Foreign Trade Council in Quito , tel. (593) 2 223-9258; fax: (593) 2 254-3897; email: comexi@uio.satnet.net.

Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Miami, tel.(305)539-0010 ; fax: (305) 539-8001.

Washington, D.C. Embassy of Ecuador , tel.(202)234-7200, Fax: (202) 667-3482: website: www.ecuador.org.

Hotels and Guest Houses

Oriente

Papallacta, two hours east of Quito at thermal springs, tel. (593) 2255-7850; email: papallac@ecnet.ec; website: www.papallacta.com.ec.

Central Coast

Atamari Hote, a thatched-roof paradise built on a high cliff jutting about 300 feet into the sea near Isla de la Plata, tel. (593) 5269-0780; fax (593) 5269-0154, email: apartec@uio.satnet.net.

Altimira Hotel, beautiful gardens and sea views in the Manabi province, tel. (593) 2222-8470; fax (593)2250-8369.

Hosteria Alandaluz near Puerto Rico serves organic meals and is right on the beach, tel. (593) 5260-4173 or (593) 5223-7583; fax (593) 5252-5671; email: alandalu@interactive.net.ec or alandulu@gye.satnet.net; website: www.alandaluz.com.

Guayaquil

Ramada, situated directly on the new Malecón (boardwalk), Malecon y Orellana; tel. (593) 4256-5555.

Sheraton Four Point, Av. Constitucion, Plazadel Sol, tel. (593) 4269-1888. Great hotel and fantastic restaurant. Most convenient to airport.

Hampton Inn, Nueve de Ocubre 432 y Baquerizo Moreno, tel. (593) 4256-6700. Located in the newly restored downtown section, it’s the best bet for strolling and shopping.

Hotel Continental, Chile y avenida Diez de Agosto, tel. (593) 4232-9270. This traditional downtown hotel fronts the Parque de las Iguanas; a must-see in Guayaquil. Excellent restaurant and the giant iguanas provide for some great photo opportunities.

Otavalo

Hosteria La Mirage is a luxury property listed in the Chateau and Relais guid. It is north west of Otavalo, tel. (593) 6291-5237; fax (593) 6291-5065.

Quito

Hotel Alameda Real, tel. (593) 2256-2345. A string quartet plays in the lobby in the afternoons.

Café Cultura, Robles 513 & Reina Victoria, tel. (593)2222-4271; fax (593)2250-4078; email: info@cafecultura.com; website: www.cafecultura.com. Located in downtown Quito, this is a good starting point for walking and exploring.

Hotel Sebastian, tel. (593)2222-2400; fax (593)2222-2500. Great value, and boasts an excellent vegetarian restaurant.

Ave of Volcanoes

Hosteria Rumipamba de las Rosas is a converted Hacienda with beautiful gardens south of Latacunga, tel. (593)3272-6128; fax (593)3272-7103.

Cuenca

Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel; Bolivar 12-55 y Tarqui; tel. (593)728-23-889; email: info@mansionalcazar.com; website: www.mansionalcazar.com. Unique Boutique Hotel with a natural garden, great services and hospitality.

Hotel Santa Lucia, Borrero 8-44 y Sucre, tel. (593)7282-8000 or (593)7284- 2443; email: stlucia@etapa.com.ec or info@SantaLuciaHotel.com. Recommended downtown option in a beautifully restored colonial.

Hotel Inca Real, tel. (593)7823-636; fax (593)840-699; e-mail: incareal@cue.sat.net. Class and affordability in Cuenca’s historic district.

Hostal Macondo, Tarqui 11-64 y Lamar, tel. (593)7284-0697 or (593)7283-0836; e-mail: macondo@cedei.org. An expat-owned, great budget-minded alternative downtown.

Hostal Chordeleg, Gran Colombia 11-15 y General Torres (esq.), tel. (593) 7282-2536 or 282-4611; email: hostalfm@etapa.com.ec. Another good budget choice downtown.

Hosteria Uzhupud sits on the Paute River north east of Cuenca and encompasses an entire cobbled, colonial village, tel. (593)7250-339; fax (593)7250-373.

Vilcabamba

Jardin Escondido, the only recommended hotel in Vilcabamba village, less than one block from the square. Newly remodeled in 2004, with pool, Jacuzzi, and excellent restaurant, tel. (593)7258-0281; email: quintacontenta@yahoo.com.

Hotel Izhcayluma, has the valley’s most commanding view from its restaurant, email: info@izhcayluma.com; website: www.izhcayluma.com.

Editor’s Note: This is just a partial list of International Living’s contacts in Ecuador, provided to you free of charge. We have included many more contacts in IL’s Escape to Ecuador: Everything You Need to Know to Retire Better, Invest Well, and Enjoy the Good Life For Less . See here for more information.

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