Cuenca vs the Ecuador Coast Comparison: Cost of Living, Conveniences, Climate, Culture & Critters

Amelia and JP VLOG 174: We just got back to Cuenca after spending another 2 weeks on the coast, this time in the Montañita/Olón/La Entrada area. A month ago, we spent a couple weeks in Salinas and we’ve been living in Cuenca for over 2 years so we have a pretty good feel for the differences between these 3 popular expat destinations in Ecuador.

In this video, we compare the cost of living, conveniences, climate, critters and culture between Cuenca, Salinas and the Montañita area.

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2 replies
  1. Molly
    Molly says:

    Hello! I love your videos and information. Hopefully one day soon I can travel to Ecuador to explore! I wonder if you know much about the handicrafts in Ecuador? Anything involving fabric, yarn or paint is my passion. Are there particular communities that are known for a lot of fabric & rug weaving, basket weaving, or other traditional handicrafts?
    And do you have suggestions on travel safety for single women in Ecuador?
    Keep up the wonderful videos of your adventure!

    • JP
      JP says:

      We don’t know much about handicrafts, but there are a lot of them for sale around Ecuador. We know lots of single women in Cuenca and here on the coast where we live now.


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