Cuenca - Ecuador's paradise for immigrant pensioners?

Help

In the last four years the city of Cuenca in Ecuador has experienced an influx of pensioners from parts of the developed world such as the USA and Canada.

It follows coverage in a number of international magazines praising it for its beauty and low cost of living.

Although the newcomers have fuelled a construction boom, some Cuencanos fear they are inflating property prices and are upset at being priced out of the market.

Lara Plitt reports.

Video produced by BBC Mundo's Matias Zibell.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.