I hear it all the time…
“Man, Cuenca was too da** cold and rainy. I came south to get away from that. But the coast is too hot and humid for me, I think Ecuador is not for me.”
You’re right. It’s freakin cold!
Cuenca doesn’t have eternal spring weather like what you’ve probably read elsewhere online, for me, its more like eternal late fall. I’m talking late October early November in the midwest here.
Cuenca, Quito and Loja are simply cold.
The coast is hot.
But this is the tropics man, all you have to do is find the right elevation that gives you your ideal year round climate.
Like instead of Cuenca, try nearby Gualaceo, Paute or the Yunguilla Valley. They all are mountain towns that have warmer, yet not too warm, weather. For you, maybe just right.
Instead of Quito, which is too COLD for me, try living in one of the lower valleys nearby like Tumbaco or thr Valley of Los Chillos, both have much more pleasent truly eternal spring-like weather.
Instead of chilly, overcast Loja, try more mild, sunny nearby Malacatos, Zaruma or Vilcabamba.
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