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Local Information

Get the latest on restaurants, hotels and other attractions in Ecuador from the people who live here and are more familiar with it than any guidebook. From business reviews to personal stories to everywhere in between, our information comes straight from the source.
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All in One Place

Never again will you have to search through different websites on Ecuador for important information like bus routes, travel tips or cultural history. We've already done the work for you - all you have to do is click your mouse.
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Community Verified

Every piece of information on our website is researched and checked for accuracy before being posted. It then runs through the additional filter of community feedback, so what you are getting is real information in real time that you can trust.
Meet the hardworking Cuenca based GringoTree team! Every day, the team works to provide nationwide, bilingual (and bicultural) information and tools to help you live and travel better in Ecuador.
We also have a number of contributors in the community; returning Ecuadorians, long time expat residents of Ecuador and savvy global travelers. Uncover the real Ecuador, not just a Galapagos tour! Discover beauty, the people, the joy (and frustration) of living and traveling here from those who have gone before you.


  • Bus route maps to help you get around
  • Review, share and save your favorite businesses all in one place!
  • Find off the beaten path cafes and travel gems to hang like a local
  • Read Ecuador news and opinions
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