What you will love about this home
Welcome to our second home in Cuenca, Ecuador-the third largest city, nestled safely in the lower Andes. As you spend time here, you will say “EcuADORE”! Think “Amazon and Andes and Atlantic and the Galapagos Islands"!Think year round Spring-like climate, with daily average temperature ranging from 55 to 70F! Even in the rainy season, mornings are sunny with afternoon or nightly showers. Think UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site, with ancient Canari and Inca history, older than the Spanish occupation.
Cuenca’s Spanish name is Santa Ana de los cuatro rios de Cuenca (Saint Anne of the four rivers). This multicultural city’s population is about 300,000. As you enjoy the balmy weather and lively local life, be sure to wander along one of the restless mountain rivers that grace the city. Cuencanos take pride in their green spaces, especially along the rivers where you can stroll or bike in a “Garden of Eden-like” atmosphere. OUR CONDO IS WITHIN MINUTES OF CUENCA'S CENTER!
What you will love in the neighborhood
We are within walking distance of the Colonial center, and near grocery, pharmacy, hospital clinic and many cafes. Cuenca embraces 52 churches, one for each week of the year! Of course both the New Cathedral and the Old Cathedral (now a museum and concert hall) are worth a visit. On Sundays, you can enjoy the lively music and joyful atmosphere of the ‘standing room only’ Masses at the New Cathedral. Or you can take a rest stop and enjoy the cool and peaceful environment of other churches like the tranquil Todos de los Santos (All Saints) church on the Tomebamba River cliff.
As you stroll around Cuenca, you will notice many taxis and buses. They are very reasonably priced and dependable, under $2 for most areas. Taxis are metered, with a slightly higher rates at night; for bus fares, you need a card with estimated US dollar value for expected usage (each ride is 25₵). Be prepared for a lively ‘carnival’ ride, and hang on tight! Enjoy the rock and roll ride!