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Cuenca (Ecuador)

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PropertyAddressTypePopularity
A Casa NaranjaMariscal Lamar 10 38 & Padre AguirreHOSTEL-
Casa del BarrancoCalle Larga 841 y Luis CorderoGuesthouse92
Casa OrdoezMariscal Lamar 859HOTEL-
Hostal MacondoTarqui 11-64 y Mariscal Lamar PO Box 597Hostel88
Hotel La CasonaMiguel Cordero 2124Hotel88
Hotel TomebambaBolĂ­var 11-19 General TorresHotel82
Posada del AngelBolivar 14-11 y Estevez de Toral Cuenca-EcuadorHostel-
Posada del RioHermano Miguel 4-18Guesthouse88
Hosteria PrimaveriAzuay Cuenca Santa Isabel Valle de YunguillaHostel-
Villa Nova InnPaseo 3 de Noviembre 24-06 y EscalinatasGuesthouse89
Hostal Turista del MundoCalle Larga 579/ Hermano MiguelGUESTHOUSE77
Hostal Villa del RosarioHonorato Vasquez 5-25 y Mariano CuevaGUESTHOUSE88
Alternative HostelsAv. Huayna Capac y Casique Duma Esq.HOSTEL89
Hostal Hogar CuencanoHermano Miguel 4 36 and Calle LargaHOSTEL86
Casa LloretCarlos V 3-12 e Isabel la CatalicaHOTEL92
Bauhouse Hostel & BarBenigno Malo 10-31 Gran ColombiaHOSTEL-
Hostal el MonasterioPadre Aguirre 7-24, 6th floor in front of Plaza San FranciscoGUESTHOUSE-
Hostal NomadaEspejo y MaldonadoGUESTHOUSE-
Hostal HaroHuayna Capac 3-76 y SangurimaGUESTHOUSE-
hostal yakumamaLuis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato VasquezHOSTEL-
La CigaleHonorato Vasquez 7-80HOSTEL-

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Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The centre of most towns, cities and villages have telephone 'shops', advertised in the street as 'cabinas'. Go in, ask for a free phone booth and call. There is usually a digital display giving the cost (per second) of your call, whether local, national or international. Some mobile phone SIM cards of various networks have problems working in Ecuador - you can purchase a local network SIM (for an unlocked phone) for a few dollars in local mobile phone shops.

Post

Correos del Ecuador is the national postal service of Ecuador. It's fairly reliable to send postcards and letters to other countries, though count on at least 5 days up to weeks for it to arrive. In general, postal services to North America are much faster than to other western countries. Prices start at around $1 (up to 20 grams), but rise steeply after that. You can get stamps at post offices or small shops/kiosks. Post offices generally are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am to noon on Saturdays, although there are slight variations throughout the country. If you are going to send heavier post or post which has more value, it might be better to contact private courier companies like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, which are generally about the same price and much faster!

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: -2.8960075
  • Longitude: -79.0051685

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