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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cuenca, Ecuador Travel agency and services I recommend!

Cuenca services I have used and recommend!

I am always looking for the best deal when I need something - plus I always want to make sure I am doing business with trustworthy people.
I do not take any commissions for promoting the following services. Its just more options for anyone who might be looking for specific services here in Cuenca!


The new travel agency is here:







For all your travel needs: Hotels, Hostels, cruises, land tours, airfare!

Documents translated into Spanish and notarized.

Assistance with acquiring cedula's and Ecuadorian citizenship.

Attorney available for assistance with any legal matters.


Call Bryan Vidal:  US 305-897-0346  / Cuenca 074103952 / Cell 0994923033 - e-mail: bryanvidal@catsa.ec



Enjoy the most memorable train ride of your life and catch stunning sites, such as the Avenue of the Volcanoes. No less thrilling, you will return to Cuenca to visit Ingapirca, the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador.
Enjoy the most
 memorable train
 ride of your life and
 catch stunning
 sites, such as the
 Avenue of the
Volcanoes. No less
 thrilling, you will
 return to Cuenca to
 visit Ingapirca, the
 largest known Inca
 ruins in Ecuador.




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Anyone coming to Cuenca my good friends Marcia & Monica have a big house and rent out rooms for $25 per night, for more information call or e-mail at: spamarciamejia@hotmail.com

Rento casa amoblada 4 habitaciones jardin muy amplio garaje 3 autos. Sector Los TOTEMS. Extrangeros!
También rento habitaciones en El Oro y Remigio Crespo sector el Batan 0987165244




Computer repair:

Anyone in need of computer repair I just used:


Xavier, Palm Computer Cebter
Honorato Vasquez 1-137

 Phone: (07)284-5771 or 0992-834-406

Xavier speaks English and he does great work! He replaced my hard drive and saved all my data and photos, plus a book I was working on.
His prices are very reasonable!







   

And here is another plug for a friend of mine Orlando Siguenza.
Orlando lived in the United States for 16 years and recently moved back to Cuenca with his wife and daughter.
Orlando offers his driving and translating services for $10 an hour. His four door Toyota is very comfortable and Orlando already has many Expat clients here in Cuenca.
If anyone is interested in his services even if you are just coming here on vacation you can reach Orlando at: orlando_siguenza@yahoo.com or his cell phone number is: 085854587.


Two more drivers highly recommended are Walter Parra: cell: 0986592978 and Jhony Para: cell: 0992925912 - They are brothers that both lived in the USA and speak great English. They both have very comfortable Toyota cars and are available for short trips or by the hour. If you need driver translators give one of them a call!





Jhony Para: cell: 0992925912


American transporter

Rides to and from Guayaquil from Cuenca in a full-sized American car by an American driver with WiFi on route and resonable rates.

Peter Kwee: N4311T@yahoo.com or: Cell phone: 099 148 1399






FOX Gym:

I go to FOX gym just down the street from where I live. This gym has great equipment - free weights - treadmills and bicycles!


The address is: Av. Ordonez Lazo across the street from Hotel Oro Verde - Telephone: 074073319







 Daniel, trainer and Alonso (middle) with clients  is usually at FOX everyday and is glad to assist with use of equipment.












There is a new trainer at FOX! His name is Daniel Espinoza, he speaks English and has lived in California, you can contact him at: daniel.tiesto@hotmail.com  He is the one on the left, Albert on the right is the gym manager.


Starting the year with everything. No pain no gain. Never give up. Master Trainer. Reengineering of nutritional menus. Attention to national and foreign people. Spanish and English. I am to serve you.
0995767066
Master trainer.
Instagram: danielespinozar
















You can pay $36 a month for unlimited use or $3 a visit.
I choose the $3 a visit because I usually visit FOX three times a week. Fox is open 6 days a week - closed on Sundays.




Pharmacy Cruz Azul

Av. Ordoñez Lasso y Cerezos  -  phone #: 074089624



There is a friendly staff of five - Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 10 pm

One day every month the Pharmacy offers a 20% off sale on all medications and shelf  items. 




Roberto Benavidez is the Pharmacy Manager and he speaks English and is always available to assist you with your medication needs. His e-mail: rebenavidezj@gmail.com  or he can be reached at the above number or cell phone: 0995632090




New Pharmacy Azul at the new River View condos on Ordonez Lasso and Cedros next to Produbanco.







3000 sq. ft. 7 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathrooms House in Cuenca

$145,000

 




This 7 bedroom / 5.5 baths 3000sq. ft. house is the B&B I stayed at when I arrived in Cuenca!














Restaurant La Riera


Restaurant La Riera is located on Calle Larga 4-24 y Vargas Machuca



It is directly above the broken bridge and has a spectacular mountain and sunset view.



The Restaurant offers two floors of dining and a private dining room.



The bar is very long with lots of room for socializing - Happy Hour is from 11 am to 8 pm offering 2X1 $3 drink specials:


$3.00 The cocktail list are: 

MOJITO.
CUBA LIBRE.
SEX ON THE BEACH.
GIN TONIC
APPLE MARTINI
DRY MARTINI
STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI


Also lunch special:


Soup of the day

Main course choose between:

-Chicken.
-Beef tenderloin
-Veal
-Croaker

-Spaguetti bolognese.
-Spring Spaguetti.

-And Soda.




Price $6.00 included taxes.






Lunch or dinner specials for groups will be:

STONE VEAL $ 8.50
VEGETABLE TEPAN $4.50
VEGETABLE TEPAN WITH CHICKEN OR MEAT $6.50
FETUCCHINI ALFREDO $5.50
CHURRASCO $ 7.00
POTATO LOCRO$ 4.00

Great seafood, pastas and meat dishes for around $10

Their Chef was trained in Argentina!

The restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays - serving lunch from 11 am to 3 pm and dinner from 6 pm to 11 pm




Paola, second on the left is the Restaurant manager and former owner of ZOE. She speaks English, so be sure to say Hi! to her and tell her you heard about her new restaurant on AAA Living in Cuenca.



For a great meal with a spectacular city view in a fine restaurant give La Riera a try! 






ecuaMUEBLE'

Located on Roberto Crespo 3-49 y Luis Moreno Mora and also Del Rio Mall





For more information in English and discounts contact Jimmy Riera    e-mail: jimmyrieram@hotmail.com or cell: 0989952820

Jimmy is in charge of sales and marketing




If you are looking to furnish an office, your patio or home Jimmy can help you with all your needs, even with custom orders.




Great selection of durable patio furniture built to endure Cuenca's year round weather.




Many patio items to choose from including outdoor sofa's and chairs.



Great selection of Patio furniture and decorations.



Many modern design dinning room sets and lamps to choose from.




Check out the many different modern designs and comfortable chairs.




Ask Jimmy about custom made to order living room furniture.




For modern durable office furniture check out the Mall Del Rio store





Located on the right as you enter the mall parking on the outside of the mall.




Many great desk sets and comfortable chairs to choose from.







If you are looking to furnish an office, patio or home check out ecuaMUEBLE' first and be sure to contact  Jimmy for more information in English and discounts!

 contact Jimmy Riera  e-mail: jimmyrieram@hotmail.com or cell: 0989952820



Furniture:

Juan Carlos Vidal who is Jorge's brother is a carpenter and he makes fine furniture! He will come to your house and you can explain what you want made and he will make it! Or he has a shop full of furniture all ready made for your selection. And his prices are very reasonable.


Juan does not speak English but you can e-mail him in English and he will have someone get back to you: juancarlosvidal@latinmail.com

His cell number is: 094914834 or if you don't speak Spanish you can call his brother Jorge at: 099607788






Video Club Las Americas:


 Located on Av Las Americas 105 entre las Pencas y subida al Tejar
Its just up the street on the left past Super Maxi.

Juan Pablo is the owner is the store and speaks English. The store is open from 4 pm until 10 pm.

phone: 4073972


You will find Old Classic movies - Video Games - And the latest new movies on DVD! In Ecuador we can get Movies that are still playing in theaters in the US!

Special: 4 DVD for $5!












Super Maxi:


Super Maxi is a chain of Grocery Stores in Ecuador offering their own brand name products - imported products from all over the world - plus you will find pretty much everything you need here.
Super Maxi is even more modern that most Stores I have shopped in the US! I do find many products here for less money than at Coral, which by the way is another great place to shop.




ATM machines offer Spanish and English menus





Until next time keep enjoying life! 

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for your kind comments of our colleague and our shop we are here to serve you

    Sincerely

    Andrés Genovez
    CSPMSA. IT Department.

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  2. Garry,
    Thanks for the valuable information.
    Any idea where I can buy a fire proof safe and how much would it cost.
    Thanks
    Myron

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  3. Gary

    I enjoyed your blog. It's very informative and helps me to understand what I should expect. Great pictures and sound advice. It looks like you've carved out a nice life for yourself in Cuenca. I'm coming for a month in December to look around, then return to stay the following fall. I look forward to following your many successes.

    Ken
    Florida, US

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    1. Be sure to let me know when you are in town!

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    1. Let me know how your tours are going, maybe I can recomend you!

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  5. Thank you for the information. Can the gym be used by both men and women? Do you happen to know how much the personnel trainer charges.

    Best regards

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    1. Yes and it it $36 a month or $3 a visit. Daniel charges $30 for 6 hours.

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  6. Gary - You know I love your blog. What I like about your writings are the facts, the names, addresses, prices - you are doing such a great job of an informer or journalist rather than bla bla writer. Keep up the good job, Gary! Your blogs are such a great source of information to many new comers like me! THANK YOU, Jaga Rytych :)

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  7. Very nice photo of Cuenca. And it is very nice of you to give due to those individuals you recommended for am sure they were of much help to you in the past. Much appreciated for taking the effort so that I can come across this. Gracias!

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