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Friday, June 17, 2016

Cuenca and Salinas Ecuador Compared - A Few Caveats

Enjoying a $3.50 almuerzo and still house hunting in Salinas Ecuador.
We're an Expat Family of Five, Living Frugal, Healthy and Happy Abroad. We live in Cuenca, Ecuador and travel the Ecuador coast whenever we get a chance. Come along and enjoy some of our experiences with us!


  1. Sure the beach areas are going to be fairly warm (or hot) and although Cuenca is a beautiful city,it's for the most part cloudy and rainy in Cuenca all the time. Plus the sleep factor. Enjoying the beach, ocean, walking and then it's AC time for relaxation!

  2. Definitely correct about rougher areas. When I was there in 2011, you couldn't walk three blocks off the Malecon. I also was scammed (I will say it) by a lady married to an Ecuadorian, running a condo unit outside of Salinas about 5 miles. She advertised "on the Malecon and beach front". The only issue was it was in a very rough area, that our driver didn't want to enter. Got my money back quickly!


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