Sorry I can not comment on Esmeraldas much, as I have only visited there. I live in Guayaquil. I do not know that apartment situation there or what the costs would be or how hard or easy it would be to get an apartment. I hope you understand that I am talking about Guayaquil.thank you very much for your writeup. I will make my decisions because I want to settle down in ecuador and setup a business like locale or restaurant after I have learnt spanish language.
Could you please tell me more about esmeraldas and the cost of getting apartments there.
Pls board, dont be irritated with my message, if you were in my shoes, you will feel like me
As far as a restaurant is concerned, I have no clue as to the cost to do such a thing. I do not know what kind of restaurant you wish to open either. I find most ecuadoreans like their own food, even as simple as the dishes are. Rice, beans, soups,(hot and cold), as the norm. I love their seafood soups, yum, yum yum....lol! There is italian, chinese (not very good), and japanese restaurants here too along with the standard american restaurants. Some natives here are open to new tastes and restaurants, but as I said then norm is rice, beans, salsa, chicken, or thin slices of meat.
Sorry that some here are somewhat irritated by your questions and not treating you nicely.