Sitting just slightly north of the equator, it has an equal 12 hours of daylight and darkness with very little variation during the year. Colombia is the only South American country that has coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea giving both cities and towns hot, humid, tropical weather.
Living by the coast means evening sea breezes make the nighttime temperatures a bit more palatable. Most people tend to live on the Caribbean coast rather than the Pacific side of Colombia, with the coastal cities of Cartagena, Santa Marta, and Barranquilla popular places to visit and retire.
Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city, sits at 5,000 feet above sea level and is considered to have perfect spring-like weather all year round. “I will admit that the perfect year-round, spring-like weather was the first thing that drew me to retire to Medellín,” says Nancy Kernan, IL’s Colombia Correspondent.
“If you want hot and tropical, then I think you should consider retiring to the lovely Caribbean coastal cities of Santa Marta or Cartagena where crystal-clear, blue water laps against warm, sandy beaches. Ecuador lies right on the equator, so the entire country enjoys 12 hours of direct equatorial daylight, 365 days a year.
You can comfortably stroll out on a glorious Quito afternoon in shorts and a t-shirt, but you’ll need to take along your wool sweater in case the clouds roll in. “Climate in Ecuador varies by altitude, not latitude,” says International Living magazine Editor Sean Keenan.
“What that means is that, at sea level at least, days and nights are evenly spaced at 12 hours each, and temperatures can get exceedingly hot. “Even so, with such an indented coastline, microclimates offer a range of options to choose from, including cloud forest, tropical jungle, and dry scrub landscapes.
stock/SL_PhotographyFrom the year-round blue sky and sunshine of Peru’s tropical northern coast…to the humid, hot Amazon rainforest…to the cold weather of the Andes, there is a climate to suit everyone’s taste. But it can be divided into three or four basic regions; the northern and southern coast, the Andean highlands, and the eastern lowlands or rainforest.
Steve lives in Hunchback, a northern surfing and fishing village located just 20 minutes from the larger city of Trujillo. “The temperatures here in Hunchback range from the low 60s F during the coldest part of the year to the high 70s F during the summer months.
(Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru tied for second place in the Annual Global Retirement Index 2020 Climate Category with a score of 87.) stock/Jacek_Sopotnicki Portugal, the winner of International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2020, takes the top spot in the Climate category this year.
It enjoys a warm temperate climate with wet winters, dry summers, and the highest temperatures averaging above 71 F. “Heading south through the central region, including locations such as the University town of Cobra, temperatures are a few degrees warmer each season, with less rain (35 inches per year compared to Porto’s 49).
“The southernmost region of the Algarve is predictable, given the pattern I’ve outlined: it’s the warmest, driest (with 20 inches of annual precipitation) area of the country. Indeed, the best climate must be that is most tolerated by the body all over the year and does not need any major adjustments to extreme temperatures.
The place must be comparatively protected from extreme weather conditions such as regular floods, hurricanes, heat, blizzards and more. Places that the travel magazines describe as paradises, are really incredibly beautiful, but very often there is a too hot or humid climate.
Yes, there is really wonderful weather, but half of the year is too rainy and the region is often a victim of hurricanes. One vacation in the Caribbean during the rainy season can be strongly affected by the rains and tropical storms.
Perhaps you have noticed that most of the places in this article are either extremely densely populated or popular tourist destinations. Probably you will notice that almost all the places that claim to have the most pleasant climate are near of a sea or an ocean.
Usually sites that are located south of 30th parallel suffer because of quite hot tropical climate, but these islands are an exception. The cold Canary stream that passes over the islands makes the climate to be cool as the ocean temperature is in the range 19-25 degrees throughout the year.
An exception is the northern part of Tenerife, which gets very heavy rainfall and rainy days sometimes can reach even 15 per month. And in addition it is good to know that the Canary Islands are among the places with the cleanest air and low dust on the planet.
Located near the equator, the second largest city in Kenya and adjacent resorts enjoy a wonderful climate throughout the year. Hawaii is the sunniest and warmest American state, but without extremely high summer temperatures.
Located around the equator among the waters of the Pacific Ocean, Galápagos Islands enjoy a magnificent equatorial climate. Beautiful weather is one of the reasons for which here flourished exceptional animal and plant world.
The ocean acts as a natural air conditioner and maintain the degrees very pleasant. High altitude rescue the city from intolerable typical tropical heat.
Like Mexico City, São Paulo also awes its large population to its mild climate. South coast of Spain is a popular wintering spot for millions of Europeans, and people coming from cooler countries worldwide.
Mediterranean coast of Andalusia is the warmest and sunny location in Europe (except Canary Islands). Unlike the Caribbean, here is a short winter, but really 2-3 months with daytime temperatures around 17-18 degrees is advisable in comparison with 6-month rainy season.
Mediterranean Sea has a strong influence and maintain a pleasant and healthy temperature throughout the year. Even some scientists consider that on the coast of Costa del Sol has some kind of tropical microclimate, because of the abnormally high temperatures for Europe.
Cold streams, which pass around California make the summers to be nice with no major heat. The pleasant climate of San Diego has been mentioned repeatedly in many Hollywood production and it is also the reason because of which many rich Americans live here.
Even in the rainy season, the temperature variation in Medellin city is minimal. It makes this city a real paradise, where locals and visitors can enjoy a wide variety of colorful flowers year-round.
The magical city of Nice is situated on the Mediterranean coastline of Southeast of France. Apart from the spectacular blue-green sea on one side, this city is surrounded by the hill on the Northside.
The Nice city receives moderate rainfall, sunny summers and gorgeous spring time. In addition to the delightful weather, the Nice city is famed for its beautiful beaches, narrow streets, old town and shopping offers.
This great weather also plays a significant role in making Oahu Island as the most popular tourist destination in Hawaii. It is believed to be half of all tourists to the Hawaii State choose Oahu to visit.
The mountain city of Lola located in Southern Ecuador is famed for its gorgeous, spring like weather year round. The high elevation has a significant impact on the great weather in the Lola city.
Moreover, the temperature variation in this city is minimal, range between 78.8 and 86 degree Fahrenheit all time. The 285.70 sq km spread Lola city encompasses hundreds of valleys in the Southern end of Ecuador.
Regardless of the season, Kunming city receives fantastic weather all year. In addition to the spring like climate, Kunming city is known for its stunning landscapes and historical sites.
São Paulo, the most populous city in Brazil, located on the island of the Southeastern part of the country. As within an inland location, São Paulo receives a pleasant climate with minimal temperature variations.
The city is famed for its booming art, heritage architecture, culture, high-quality educational system, and great weather. But spring and summer are the best time to enjoy beach activities in the city.
Apart from the great climate, you can also enjoy many cultural activities, beautiful beaches, nature reserves and large parks in Sydney. The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago located on the West coast of Africa.
In the hot summer season, the average temperature in Malaga city measured at 77 degrees Fahrenheit. If San Diego is your next vacation spot, then you don’t have to worry about choosing the time for the visit.
It is a globally famous and highly attending convention in San Diego. Compared to summer, the city receives fewer visitors in spring and fall.
So, it is the best time to experience the San Diego city in a less crowded environment. The winter in San Diego starts in December and end in February.