I´ve been in Ecuador, a tropical mountainous country, too long where you can pick the elevation for you.
And wherever you pick has the same climate all year round.
For instance, where I live in a valley of Quito the elevation is 2398 meters (7867 ft) above sea level.
The climate is just perfect for me.
23-27 C (73-80 F) in the daytime, 15 C (59 F) in the night all year long.
And there´s no mosquitos.
However, the next town over is 50 meters higher at 2450 meters (8038 ft) which is about 3-4 F cooler and is too cold for me!
But the town on the other side of where I live back towards Quito (Tumbaco) is about 150 meters lower than where I live at 2268 meters (7440 ft) which is WAY too hot for me, particularly at night when the temperature only dips to around 20 C (68 F). And the mosquitos start coming out!
Now, Quito city proper which is about an hour from me to the east, forget about it, WAY too cold for me. It is about 400 meters higher than where I live at 2800 meters (9186 ft) and WAY TOO COLD. Especially at night or when its raining when Quito drops to 9 C (48 F). Thats cold, especially when most homes dont have heat installed.
So if Quito, Cuenca or Loja are too high and cold for you, try the surrounding areas where you just might find your perfect altitude!
For instance, warmer, lower areas near Quito include… The Valley of Los Chillos, Cumbaya, Tumbaco, Checa, Pifo, Puembo, Tababela and more.
Warmer areas near Cuenca include… Paute, The Valley of Yunguilla, Gualaceo, Chordeleg.
Warmer areas near Loja include… Zamora, Zaruma, Malacatos, Vilcabamba.
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