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Lentag’s Perfect Climate

LiveTheLifeinEcuador  | January 28, 2015

The small town of Lentag is blessed with abundant natural beauty; here you are literally surrounded by miles and miles of rugged landscape. Lush open spaces are a welcome contrast to the jagged yet majestic mountain slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes. Although it’s just approximately 37 miles (which roughly translates to an hour’s drive) away from the cultural and intellectual hub that is Cuenca, you’ll feel like you’re in a different world when you’re in Lentag. It seems like time stands still in this little Azuay town, and the beautifully verdant countryside adds another level to Lentag’s timelessness.

One of the best things about Lentag is its climate; the town enjoys a tropical environment that allows local flora to grow plentifully. Summers are hot and humid while the rainy season brings precipitation that can reach up to 97 mm. The most amount of rainfall is experienced every April, while July is considered to be the driest month.

Under the Köppen climate classification system, Lentag has a tropical moist climate (A) and its annual average rainfall is 530 mm. The average annual temperature is an appealingly mild 20.6 °C (69.08 °F).

With weather this ideal, locals and tourists alike are able to enjoy the numerous wonders that Lentag and its surrounding areas offer all year round. Here are some activities that you should definitely try out!

Lentag and its surrounding areas are home to an extensive network of hiking and biking trails that allow you to experience Azuay province’s lush environment. Flat trails are recommended for beginners while moderate to difficult trails are available for the experienced hiker.

  • Interested in extreme sports? Head over to Parque Extremo, an extreme sports park that offers various vehicle sports such as motor cross, F1, and rallying. Whether you are a spectator or a participant, Parque Extremo will surely give you an adrenaline rush.
  • You could head out of town and visit Cuenca, which serves as the capital of Azuay province. A plethora of cultural, artistic and gastronomic delights are found in this charming city.

Click here to know more about Lentag as well as the properties and accommodations available.