As a true travel junkie, you can even find me looking at travel even on Saturday TV. Recently on HGTV there was a special on living in the mountain area of Cuenca, Ecuador.
At a monthly rental of $350 a month for a modern looking 3 bedroom apartment. A homey video on Cuenca confirms that relative price value.
Besides visiting for relaxation purposes, it’s also a great place to retire inexpensively.
If you are visiting, there are about 50 hotels in a 10 mile radius which range from hostals at $12 a night to a Boutique hotels from $214 per night. For the country, you can also move around a lot and choose from at least 550 places to sleep including Quito, Guayaquil, Banos, Otavalo, Manta, Salinas, Riobamba, Loja, Tena, Atacames, Ambato, Portoviejo, Machala, Ibarra, Bahia de Caraquez, Nueva Loja as well as many other towns and villages.
You can also search for lodging in tourist areas of the Galapagos Islands, Floreana, Galapagos National Park, Machalilla National Park, Cotopaxi National Park and the Mindo Forest Reserve.
This is also a lot of online tour information that can help to familiarise yourself with the variety of experiences available there.