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Would like to consider a retirement city in South America and have heard so much about Cuenca Ecuador. Other than then obvious, is it worth it to look outside the US for retirement

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    That is open to debate, but the popular option recently is Cuenca. It has the right mix of cultural heritage, town feel, while being the 3rd largest city in Ecuador, so modern comforts are not missing. A high population of North American and European travelers and population. about 7 years ago

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    I would consider banos! about 7 years ago

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    Cuenca is an excelent option, it has been rank one of the best places to retire in the world in the last couple of years. There are more than 3500 americans and europeans living in cuena now and the numbers are growing day after day. almost 7 years ago

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    Are Cuenca and Banos safe? What's Banos like compared to Cuenca. I have also heard a lot about cotacchi almost 7 years ago

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    Baños and Cuenca are both safe. I'll recommend Cuenca since it is the perfect combination between a town and a city. On the other hand, baños is perfect for people who loves quiet towns, a natural enviroment and is not afraid of active volcanos. almost 7 years ago

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    I've heard that Cuenca is very popular for people to retire. It's a small and quiet city but very developed. You may also try Loja, it's smaller but quieter and warmer, very nice! almost 7 years ago

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    Although Banos is a real neat little place, the whoofing volcano, Tungurahua, looms over the town and often spews ash (several inches deep) onto everything. Mandatory evacuation has occurred a few times over the past couple of years. It's teeming with backpackers and other tourists, as well. over 6 years ago

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    100% CUENCA about 6 years ago

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    I'm going to Ecuador in February, 2013 and want to meet some expats there who can give me a idea of what life is like in Cuenca. I've heard that there are some bookstores that English speaking expats hang out at. I'm planning on bringing some books to sell at the bookstores (or give away to expats). almost 6 years ago

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    I think that it really depends on personal taste where you would like to retire. I found some great information and used it in my travel in and around Ecuador. http://www.retire-in-ecuador.com over 5 years ago

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    Vilcabamba over 5 years ago

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