Currently I am living in Manta, Ecuador and taking classes at a Spanish school here. The classes are great because they are one-on-one and are fairly cheap. It is a great place to come to improve your spanish. Manta is also located on the coast so is about 80 degrees year-round. It is popular to surf/kite board/body board here. If you want more info, let me know and I can talk to the director and get you more information.