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Weekly Photo – Santa Isabel, Ecuador

Beautiful small towns are literally everywhere in the Andes here in Ecuador. Here is an amazing little town called Santa Isabel. Its in the southern part of Azuay province, on the road towards Machala. The town is popular with Cuencanos – there are dozens of hosterias – all with swimming pools, volleyball courts and soccer fields. And its really warm there. Its located in a valley called the Yunguilla Valley.

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Bryan is a journalist, photographer, expat and dad. He writes for Gringos Abroad (Ecuador travel and living) and Blogger Abroad (run an online business abroad). He also enjoys living in Southern Ecuador (South America) with his wife and daughter. Connect with Bryan on LinkedIn.

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  • John Evans February 3, 2013, 8:18 am

    Any chance the internet access in the Yanguilla Valley will improve. We need to move closer to Cuenca, but its too cold for my wife, but high speed internet is a must, since we are helping our son start a business in Cuenca, and we rely on internet access to share the workload? Or any other warm (but not too humid town you can recommend?) Thanks.

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    • Bryan Haines February 4, 2013, 2:17 pm

      I’m sure that it will improve. We heard an announcement early last year that there was going to be new cable run down the valley – specifically for internet. I haven’t heard anything about it since.

      Aside from the Yunguilla Valley, I don’t really know other warm towns.

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  • Glen Phibbs April 26, 2012, 8:42 pm

    Hi Dena and Bryan, Wow, Exquisite photo !! How can I find out more about Santa Isabel and the Yunguilla Valley. Tourist/Commercial or moderately quiet for tranquility and relaxation? Any English speakers? We have a ways to go to learn Spanish, but it’s a reason that I want to come South. Also,can you lead me to any possibilities for hunting and/or use of weapons throughout the country? Shooting Clubs? Thanks, and I enjoy reviewing your information daily. Glen and Charlene Phibbs

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