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.
“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.
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.
Internation survey finds that Greece, Costa Rica and Cyprus have the most favorable weather For all those who dream of 365 days a year of sun, the members of international expat community Internation have identified the places around the world with the best weather : If you move to Costa Rica, Cyprus or Greece, you can be sure to enjoy the outdoors almost every day of the year.
Other destinations with fine temperatures include Malta, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Spain, Portugal and Mexico. Expats around the world rated the weather and climate favorably in sunny spots spread along Europe, South America and Africa, whereas North America, Oceania and Asia -- left alone Antarctica, the seventh continent --did not receive much appraisal when it comes to good climate.
One prominent factor for its high rank is the weather and climate, with 71 percent of the respondents living there rating it as very good. The friendly locals and great work-life balance are just some reasons why expats decide to move to this tropical paradise.
Unlike many other destinations that are mostly career-focused, the most popular reasons for moving to Costa Rica are for a better quality of life and a thirst for adventure. Making new friends, personal safety and feeling at home in the local culture are among the top criteria that were praised by expats living there.
With such pleasant weather, expats in Greece are able to enjoy a variety of leisure activities. On the other hand, the country's political stability is in the time-being non-existent, which has been detrimental to the peacefulness and the state of the economy there.
Therefore, it is no surprise that expats working in Malta still seem to have enough free time left to enjoy the good weather, which is appreciated by 68 percent of the respondents. However, the country's political instability is a considerable lowlight for expats' personal safety.
Other setbacks include poor transportation infrastructure, a struggling economy and not up to par medical care. In addition, the cost of living is also very high, with only three percent of the respondents rating it as very good.
South Africa Out of all the countries in the top ten, South Africa has the lowest percentage of expats who feel positively about their personal safety -- some 31 percent of expats rated it bad or very bad. Nonetheless, enchanting weather, high quality of environment and availability of leisure activities are all positives of life in South Africa.