Happy About Our Casitas Development, the Weather and Bio-luminescence

Just a quick post of our son Kai enjoying the beach today out in front of our construction project here in Crucita, Casitas del Sol. These beachfront town homes are really looking great! Only two of the five of are still available. And even though the remaining units will be in the second row, they will still have fantastic oceanviews.  Check out our Casitas page to learn more!  http://www.ecuadorbeachfrontproperty.com/casitasdelsol.html

The climate here on the coast this past week is honestly as good as it gets–bright sunny days in the mid-80s.  No rain now for over a week–seems like the rainy season is wrapping up and the nights are beginning to cool down a bit.

One of our buyers of the Casitas project told me today that she and her husband sat on their balcony last night totally mesmerized by the glowing phosphorescence in the waves each time they crashed ashore. Tom and I have seen phosphorescence (also called bio-luminescence) in the Caribbean and in the Gulf of Mexico but were thrilled to learn of it here as well. I guess we haven’t spent enough time gazing at the water at night!

Seasons on the Manabi coast

The province of Manabi has one of the most perfect climates that I could ever imagine. The average range of temperatures we experience here year-round are nighttime lows in the high 60s to daytime highs in the mid 80s.  The seasons are characterized not by temperature but by rainfall. The graphs below came from wunderground.com using the Manta airport as the reference site.

Average temperatures and rainfall on the Manabi coast

The results of rain on the landscape are unmistakable. Hillsides that appeared to be inhabited with only cactus and leafless shrubs and trees have become lush in a matter of days.

To provide an example, I am posting the same two images taken 22 days apart. The photos feature the location of our new development site, Casitas del Sol, here in Crucita.  The first photo was taken on January 8, 2012 before any major rainfall events. The second image I took about two hours ago. It has been raining a few times per week; it has typically been raining at night and then clearing mid-morning to yield a lovely sunny afternoon.



Average Temperatures of Coastal Ecuador

Brrr…it sure gets cold on the coast in Ecuador. Just kidding.

The coldest month is August with an average low temperature of 67 degrees F and a high of 77 degrees F. The warmest month is March with a low of 72 and a high of 82. Not bad.

To look at average temperature trends for the city of Manta you can follow this link:


Escape the cold and head to Ecuador!