El Conquistador

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Gran Colombia 6-65, Cuenca, Ecuador
Hotel El Conquistador
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  • Families85
  • Couples100
  • Solo40
  • Business0

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Forum Posts

flights from quito/guayaquil to Cuenca

by gnomito

Hello all,
Just writing to see if anyone knows about flights from Quito or Guayaquil to Cuenca, Ecuador. I will be flying from the U.S. and I´m having a hard time finding a flight that goes past Quito or Guayaquil. Do you have to purchase another ticket to cuenca ( or any other location within ecuador) apart from the international ticket from the U.S. to ecuador ? thanks for the help.

Re: flights from quito/guayaquil to Cuenca

by qaminari

Cuenca can be reached by bus or by plane (TAME) from Quito, and by bus from Guayaquil. For TAME flight timetable see http://www.turisvision.com/tours/flights/cuenca.htm
I don't know whether you can book this leg from America but I would have thought so, if not the only international flight they have is to/from Cali in Colombia, seehttp://www.epinions.com/content_213695958660

Re: flights from quito/guayaquil to Cuenca

by nhoolb



On-line bookings (e-tickets).

Yes, you will have to buy a separate ticket, no direct flights US-Cuenca.

From the US to Quito/Guayaguil there are many possibilities, a.o. Continental, Delta, American, COPA, TACA, Avianca. Check their websites, all with on-line booking.

Re: flights from quito/guayaquil to Cuenca

by retired_poppi

Here are all the flights to Cuenca (as of November, 2007),
shown by airline, arrival time in Cuenca, departure city and day of the week.

07:30 Guayaquil Monday through Saturday
07:45 Quito Monday through Saturday
11:05 Macas Monday through Friday
14:05 Guayaquil Monday through Friday
15:00 Quito Monday through Friday
17:45 Quito Sunday through Thursday
18:15 Quito Friday
18:30 Guayaquil Sunday through Friday

07:35 Quito Monday through Friday
08:00 Guayaquil Monday through Saturday
10:45 Quito Saturday
13:45 Quito Monday through Friday
14:45 Quito Sunday
16:15 Quito Saturday
18:15 Quito Sunday through Friday
19:00 Guayaquil Sunday through Friday

09:45 Quito Monday through Friday
10:35 Quito Sunday
12:30 Quito Saturday
12:45 Guayaquil Monday through Friday
13:15 Quito Sunday through Friday
14:40 Guayaquil Saturday
19:30 Quito Sunday through Friday
20:00 Quito Sunday through Friday

Travel Tips for Cuenca

Check the Newspaper for nightclub happenings!

by wavesport

I wasn't too sure where to post this, but if you're looking for what's happening in the local nightclubs, check out the El Mercurio newspaper on Friday. In the Azuay section, which I believe is section 1B, look for "Bares" which list nightclubs and their entertainment, address, hours, and any cover charge. It's a good resource to plan your Friday and Saturday night entertainment.

the magic of the chicken

by richiecdisc about Asada Las Colombias

The magic of rotisserie chicken cannot be underestimated. Visually appealing, it’s the scent, strong and enticing that gets just about anyone that eats meat to at least stop and have a look. Asada Las Colombias was such a place. We’d already found Moliendo Café to offer some of the best food we’d had in Ecuador so we figured a Colombia asado would be good as well. Oddly enough, once inside we changed directions and ordered two meals that didn’t even involve chicken! The magic of the bird is to get you in, they don’t care what you order once inside. Charasco is a classic South American dish that the Colombians put a nice twist on. A few thin steaks over rice and fries, topped with fried eggs is basic but this one had fried peppers and onions (seems to be a Colombian theme!) and some type of veggie medley. It was $3.50 but as you can see from the photo, it was massive. We shared this and an apanada ($3.50), a steak breaded and fried like a schnitzel and served with limes and the same veggie/fries/rice combo. We washed it all down with Club Premium, a much tastier beer than the normal Ecuadoran Club or even the ubiquitous Pilsner. It comes in a smaller bottle for about the same price so I guess that explains a fair amount of hops in the brew.

San Francisco church

by elsadran

San Francisco church was built at the end of the 19th century. It was rebuilt in 1920 in a neo-colonial style. In 1970 it had another restoration of the inside, with nice plastic relief painted on the walls. Very little is left from the old temple, that is the gold-leaf pulpit and the high altar with the carving of the Virgen de la Inmaculada. This was created by a famous artist Bernardo de Legarda.
The tower of the facade is really distinguishable.
It's on the corner of the streets Padre Aguirre and Presidente Cordova in the center of Cuenca.

Museo de Arte Moderno

by calcaf38

Situated on Plaza San Sebastián, this museum has a great collection of contemporary Ecuadorian art.

Some of the pieces are derivative, but not exploitatively so. Some others are just too funny, like the sculpture with the googly eyes.

Cuenca is a tiring place to visit, with lots of walking, traffic, emotions, and the altitude. The Museo is a perfect spot to catch your breath.

Church of Santo Domingo

by richiecdisc

The 20th century Church of Santo Domingo was our introduction to Cuenca’s churches and the one we saw most as it was right up the street from the hotel we stayed. Its large carved wooden doors were its most impressive feature and it always seemed to be illuminated by good light be it on the way into or back from town.


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