Pleasant Weather for Our Retirement Years in Ecuador
I would like to know as much as I can about weather, climate of Ecuador. Is it humid? Does the seasons change the weather?
What about furniture that I have here in America? Would it cost too much to ship it there? What about cars? I have read that it's almost impossible to ship one there because of the taxes and other expenses.
I would like to know all the good reasons my husband and I would love to retire there. I have read that the most healthy foods and vegetables and fruits are plentiful and delicious and healthy.
I need a car and a home but I think I would like to visit for a couple of months before we would make our final decision.
What about taxes there compared to here in United states? I just want to know as much as I can before make a drastic decision.
Here's Your Answer
If you are planning on retiring to Ecuador I would highly recommend you to consider the town of Vilcabamba in Southern Ecuador.
The area has perfect weather (spring like year round), healthy and pure environment, and low cost of living.
It is situated at the ideal 1,500 meters above sea level (about 5,000 feet) the temperatures are perfect all year, warm days in the high 70s, and cool nights in the 60s.
The air is pure, and the sparkling water tumbles directly down from a nearby cloud forest.
Vilcabamba claims to have the world's highest percentage of people over 100 years of age, and there are an abundance of theories as to why.
Many attribute their longevity to the pure environment, organically grown food, perfect weather, lack of stress, and the tendency of the local people to get plenty of exercise.
Around three miles outside Vilcabamba on the banks of the Vilcabamba River, is Hacienda San Joaquin.
The developers of this Vilcabamba real estate project are selling 95 extraordinary properties (between homes and lots), interspersed throughout a sprawling, natural setting of almost 700 acres.
You can read more about this Real Estate Opportunity here
At the bottom of that web page there's a contact form which you can use to reach for the owner of the project directly. His name is Joe Simonetta and is an American living in Vilcabamba for 6 years by now.
Taxes in Ecuador are very low and the cost of shipping furniture from the United States is not too high.
Cars are expensive to ship into Ecuador though so I would recommend you to buy a car when you arrive because it is easier and cheaper.