All trips in Ecuador should include a trip to Cuenca. A visit to this wonderful southern city will add a true touch of culture to your holiday in Ecuador.

Considered the most beautiful city in the country, Cuenca likes to call itself the Athens of Ecuador. But its narrow, cobbled streets, houses with wrought iron balconies, flower-filled patios and many fine old churches are more reminiscent of ancient hill towns like Ronda and Cordoba of Andalucia in southern Spain. ‘Of all the earth, as far as I know it,’ wrote the early twentieth century traveller Harry A. Franck, ‘Cuenca has the most perfect climate.’ Most visitors wholeheartedly concur.

Cuenca is also the biggest production centre of the misnamed Panama hat. If you enjoy exploring back street markets, delving into old churches, museums and craft shops, sitting around in patio cafes and watching the world go by, then Cuenca is for you.


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Hacienda Caballo Campana Cuenca

Hotel Hacienda Caballo Campana consists of 24 hectares extensive gardens, pasture land and forest on the edge of the river Yanuncay in the city of Cuenca in the south of Ec... Details & photos >>

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Iguana Crossing Galapgos

Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel is a beach front hotel in Galápagos Islands surrounded by endemic vegetation giving to guests a privileged accommodation for a memorable and relaxed stay. Decorated with genuine and exotic is...

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Galapagos Western Islands Experience

Great 10 day travel deal consisting of the Western Galapagos Islands based on the wonderfully beautiful Isabela Island and including the volcanoe avenue and a personalized visit to secret locations in the Hi...

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