Safe Haven Condo, Cuenca, Ecuador

December 5, 2012 at 10:36 am 1 comment

Sometimes, taking a chance is a good idea.

I was looking for a place in “Gringolandia”, an apartment or condo to stay in for a few days so I could learn my way around Cuenca more.

As luck would have it, there was a new listing on  The lady offered Kangen water (wow!) and I immediately concluded she must somehow be involved in healing.  She also chose the name Safe Haven for the rooms she rents.  I was pretty much able to discern the approximate location from the photos.

It turned out that the condo was located near four bus lines with easy access to El Centro as well as far flung places.  It was a blessing in more ways than one –  a delightful host and a great location.

Condominio Los Cipreses

Condominio Los Cipreses

As you will see below, the residence has magical views to downtown (El Centro, looking east), to the Tomebamba River (south), to the Andes in the west (known here as Las Cajas), and, to comfortable neighbors below.

For those of you who haven’t yet been to Cuenca, this is one of the more privileged areas of town.

View to El Centro

View to El Centro

My room looking toward the Tomebamba River

My room looking toward the Tomebamba River

My room looking to the Andes

My room looking to the Andes

Traditional Ecuadorian home below
Traditional Ecuadorian home below

View across the street to villa of wealthy Ecuadorian

View across the street to villa of wealthy Ecuadorian

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. FJ  |  December 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Beautiful views!

    As for you finding this stop along your journey, one word comes to mind, Karma.

    Just as you have helped and supported those on their journey, you too will be taken care of, on your journey 🙂


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