It's been a month since I arrived in Ecuador, and I'm excited to share my experiences with you all.
So far, I've been staying in Cuenca, a popular retirement destination in Latin America. Although I haven't travelled to many places in Ecuador yet, I've had the pleasure of meeting a great student who enrolled on the Spanish courses I offer. He is from California and wants to retire in Cuenca, Ecuador.
He and his wife have been planning their retirement for a long time, and they've chosen Cuenca as their preferred destination. I was intrigued to hear his reasons, especially since he had researched other places like Queretaro in Mexico and Manizales in Colombia. I had the opportunity to interview him, so stay tuned for that video!
Speaking of Spanish courses, I'm excited to announce my upcoming Spanish functional course. In this course, I'll teach you the essentials for having basic conversations in Spanish, including how to order food, order a taxi, and talk about yourself. You don't need to know any Spanish, so it's perfect for beginners!
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What has Cuenca, Ecuador to offer?
Cuenca has a lot to offer, and I can't wait to show you in an upcoming video. It's a culturally rich city with a fascinating history dating back to the Inca Empire. You can explore the city's museums and galleries to learn more about its past, and there are several festivals throughout the year, including the Cuenca International Jazz Festival.
Additionally, Cuenca has plenty of natural beauty, including parks, rivers, and hot
Weather in Cuenca
Many people choose to retire in Cuenca because of the comfortable year-round temperature. It's located in the Andean highlands, which means the temperature stays around 18°C or 64°F. However, it does rain almost every day, which can be a bit chilly at times if you are used to warm weather like me!
Healthcare in Cuenca
The quality of healthcare in Ecuador is another reason why some people choose to retire there. Although I don't think I have a lot of experience, I've heard that healthcare is affordable and high-quality.
I recently went to a check-up here in Cuenca and I had a very efficient experience. They made studies right away to try to find the root cause of my situation. However, I think the healthcare situation in Colombia and Mexico is also excellent and with similar prices between these countries.
I can leave you with a link I found that might give you an idea about the healthcare situation compared with the US:
I was also trying to compare the skills and competency of medical staff between Ecuador and Mexico in Numbeo and the information is quite similar:
My husband and I are still trying to decide if Cuenca is the right place for us, but this experiment has shown us what's truly important to us as a family.
Starting over again in a new place can be challenging and I will be telling you why in one of my future videos. This experience has taught us a lot, and I'm excited to document it all for you.
Thanks for reading, and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and join my Spanish functional course!