North Americans have access to an excellent level of medical care in Ecuador. In the bigger cities, such as Quito, Cuenca, Manta and Guayaquil, hospitals are equipped with the latest in medical technology and the staff are fully trained with qualified doctors and nurses in all fields. In fact, many have trained in the US and the UK. The cost of the average visit to a doctor’s office is in the region of $30, with a visit to a specialist costing a little more at around $45. This price is considered to be reasonable as Ecuadorian doctors spend on average between 30 and 45 minutes with each patient. Bahia de Caraquez has a fully staffed hospital located just 15 minutes from Las Olas. Further, Las Olas plans to have a medical clinic right on site.
Dental work can be done in Ecuador for between 50% to 80% lower cost than in North America.