I am amazed at how great the climate is in Cotacachi. For those who like 70 degree spring-like temperatures, I doubt that there is another place on earth that is better. The mornings, especially, are spectacular. We love taking a walk in the early part of the day when the sun is out and the air is crisp and clean. No matter what is troubling you, everything seems better after a morning stroll in Cotacachi. It is a little too cool to wear shorts and a jacket is often needed in the evenings or on rainy days. A few people that we know use a small space heater to take off the chill in the morning or evening, but we do not find that we need one. There is a dry and a rainy season. The rains are welcomed if for no other reason than they bring a little variety to the weather patterns. We don't miss those long, cold Midwestern winters and hot, humid St. Louis summers. We're happy to live in a place where we never need a furnace or an air conditioner.