Cuenca Real Estate

Cuenca real estate offers beauty as well as value.

There are many pieces of Cuenca real estate surrounding the city of Cuenca.

Cayo Tambo (in Quichua, a place to rest), is an example of beautiful Cuenca property, a huge shark’s tooth peak that bites at the powder blue sky. White waters of the Paute River dash over giant river rock smoother than marble as they rush to the valley floor below the brand new road.  This is a land of opportunity for those who wish to be near Cuenca but not in Cuenca.

We have been living and investing in Ecuador for more than a decade, but  it has been several years since we visited Cuenca, this tile roofed, colonial city which sits in a broad valley surrounded by a rump of mountainous green.  We however have added Cuenca real estate tours because of the opportunity in Cuenca condos houses and homes.

See more on Cuenca condos here.

See more on Cuenca Hotels here.

See more on Cuenca real estate here.

We like we about Cuenca homes as we prepare for the first Cuenca real estate tour that we have conducted in several years.

First I was reminded that Cuenca is easily Ecuador’s (and perhaps all of South America’s) most beautiful city. This is an aristocratic town with hard workers and a solid middle class. The down town area is really clean, built around a huge golden cathedral with brilliant ceramic domes. There is a sense of order in the narrow cobblestone streets. The markets are filled with color and exotic design, and there is no sense of crime, or poverty found here.

Tall willows weep into the Tomebamba river that cuts through the middle of town. Red tiles on white stucco sparkling in the brilliant sun is the common scene.

Cuenca has perhaps the largest North American population in Ecuador though it is a much smaller city (350,000) than Quito (or Guayaquil) which have millions.

The beautiful sites and uncongested new roads were not the only joys Merri and I experienced in Cuenca. Property prices were startlingly low.  Cuenca property prices of curse are much higher than when we brought readers to Cuenca ten years ago.  Yet asking prices still seem like bargains to me. For example brand new apartments just down the road from the luxury Oro Verde Hotel were offered at just $42,000.

There are superb country homes on a large (an acre or more) lots in an area between the San Juaquin and Saya Usi areas . Here houses sit above the city on gentle slopes with commanding views offering tile, hardwoods and marble, plus exquisite workmanship not found in the U.S….yet prices are still low.

In the country we found perhaps the best buys. There are beautiful farm in the Tarqui area with five acres, rustic hacienda farm house in really good shape and incredible gardens that overlook a gorgeous green valley.

A little further out in the valley of Jungilla there are many small farms of 5 to 20 acres. Jungilla is one of the most beautiful valleys in the world, like a Swiss mountain valley covered in Irish emerald green! Explosions of white pampas grass line the road and paisley swaths of forest and cotton wool clouds cover the broad valley floor. Huge waterfalls spring from the hillsides like gigantic white snakes crashing hundreds of feet.   This is a wonderful alternative to Vilcabamba.

Further out there are haciendas like Hacienda San Francisco.  We walked this on one trip, an entrance lined with sugar cane, bananas, mango, papaya, mango, naranjilla, babaco, orange, lemon, lime, yucca, coffee plants, bread fruit, guavas, achote, grapefruit, coconuts and all the vegetables you could eat. Avocado, bamboo, corn , potatoes, tomatoes, this veritable garden led to a rustic old farm house with eleven rooms and two workers houses. The land goes on forever (about 1,250 acres) and a huge waterfall cascading through the middle of this green paradise graces the picture perfectly. There are birds of every type, humming birds, toucan, choco, bromeliad fly catchers, tanagers, finches and animals include agouti, tapir, fox and deer.

The land comes with four horses, five saddles, ten cows and pigs, numerous dogs, chickens and a lot of furniture. Plus San Francisco has it own .7 kilowatt hydro electric turbine and sugar cane crusher and distillery where they have traditional distilled 50,000 liters of schnapps a year. The San Francisco river, a broad cascading mountain stream bounds the land and the smaller Sarayunga river runs through it.

I believe that many who have visited Ecuador to look at property will like Cuenca best when they attend our many Ecuador real estate tours in 2010.

Whatever your choice, the beach, a huge mountain city or a charming colonial town, you will learn how to own a piece of Ecuador real estate at really bargain prices during our 2010 Ecuador real estate tours.  We hope to see you there!


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