Real Estate In Ecuador: Why Climate Is An Important Consideration

How the climate in Ecuador affects the house you will live in

Did you know that you need to consider the climate when you are looking to buy real estate in Ecuador? Not only is the location important, you also have to check the average weather conditions before you finalize your decision to move in.

The thing about Ecuador is it has 4 distinct climates. This is caused by the different landscapes of each of the 4 regions: the coast, the highlands, the islands and the rainforest. You need to understand the climate in these areas so you can decide wisely about the home that you will buy in Ecuador.

How the climate in Ecuador affects the house you will live in

Let us go through the 4 climates in Ecuador and the house that you are most likely to live in if you choose to buy from that place.

La Costa

This is the coastal area in the country. When it comes to the climate, you can expect it to be quite hot and humid. This is the climate that most foreigners imagine Ecuador to be - with temperatures going from 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. During December to April, the weather becomes rainy - so you should not expect it to be dry all the time.

Considering this climate will give you an idea about the real estate in Ecuador that you will live in. One that is facing the beach with a covered patio should be a great home to live in. You can relax in that patio while facing the clear waters of Ecuador. The roofed patio should protect you from the rays of the sun and even when it is raining.

La Sierra

This is the Andes region in Ecuador. While it can get hot in this place, it can also be very chilly at night - thanks to the high altitude. The mountain region actually has a very unpredictable climate. It can be scorching hot at noon and then rainy by late afternoon. You can expect the temperature to be between 75 degrees to 50 degrees (day and night). The dry season usually happens from June to September. The rest of the year is quite rainy.

That being said, you want to look for real estate in Ecuador that can protect you from the unpredictable weather. You may want to have a lot of windows to let the fresh mountain air in. These windows have to be easy to close when the rains start pouring down. Although the temperature can go up and down within the day, it rarely goes to the extreme. You do not have to worry that you will feel too hot or cold in your home. You may also want to have a garden that you can cultivate - since this region has a generally pleasant weather.

El Oriente

This region is where the Amazon rainforest is. Because of the forest, the place can become quite hot and humid too - around 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only that, it can also get very wet. In fact, it is rainy most of the year. The only time it is dry (or the driest) is during from January to March, August and December.

Because of the proximity with the rainforest and the weather, there is one thing that you need to deal with in this region - the mosquitos and other insects. That means the real estate in Ecuador that you need to buy should have screened doors and windows. You want to keep these insects out of your home so they cannot bite you. You probably want to stay indoors most of the time anyway so make sure the interiors of your home is spacious enough.

Galapagos Islands

You would think that the islands will have the same climate as the coastal towns in Ecuador. That is not true. It is actually more pleasant here. The breeze and the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean keeps it from being too hot. However, since it is on the Pacific Ocean you can expect that there are heavy rainfalls every now and then.

When you are buying real estate in Ecuador, specifically in this island, you want to make sure that your home can take advantage of the weather. A mix between the coastal and highland homes should be perfect. The pleasant environment will allow you to spend a lot of time outdoors so a garden and a covered patio should be a great idea. Just make sure your outdoor area is safe enough when the heavy rains come during the latter part of the year.