Our First Q&A from Cuenca Ecuador (Episode 86)

We get a lot of the same questions via the comments on our videos and via email, so we thought we’d answer several of them in this video. Please let us know if you have any others and we’ll add them to our next Q&A video.

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8 replies
  1. Eva Hollister
    Eva Hollister says:

    Hello,
    I have been watching your videos for a while and enjoy them and have learned a lot from them. So, thank you. I have now arrived in Cuenca. I am trying to find some specific information and am not finding what I need. I need to go to Olon on Thursday and I am looking for specific information about taking the bus to Olon. I have heard taking these buses can be complicated. Could you give me some advise on how to do this. I do not even know where the bus station is in Cuenca. I do know that once I get to Guayaquil bus station I need to go to the third floor and take the CLP. Any advised would be greatly appreciated. Eva

    • JP
      JP says:

      Hola Eva!

      We always take the buseta’s from Cuenca to Guayaquil on Operazuaytur: https://www.facebook.com/OperAzuayTurEC/. It costs $12 and takes about 3.5 hours. Their station in Cuenca is located on Remigio Crespo close to Avenida de las Americas and Feria Libre. Buses leave every hour starting at 2am (I think). We’ve tried to make reservations before, but that never works. We usually just show up on the half hour and buy tickets at the station for the next bus.

      Their station in Guayaquil is located between the airport and Terminal Terrestre. I still recommend taking a cab because it’s quite a walk with lots of traffic. The cab will cost $5. The taxi driver will probably try to convince you to let him drive you, but we recommend taking the CLP bus. We took a cab once for $80 and it was uncomfortable and didn’t save much time. The CLP bus was very comfortable and goes straight to Olón.

      Good luck and have fun!!!
      JP

      • William Perez
        William Perez says:

        This my first exposure to your videos. My friend is trying to convince me to travel to Ecuador with him. After viewing your video I’m hooked. You guys are terrific!

  2. Peter Fontaine
    Peter Fontaine says:

    My wife and I both subscribe to your channel and are thinking of retiring early abroad. What type of camera do you film with? The videos look great.

    • JP
      JP says:

      Great! Glad you’re enjoying the videos!

      I use a Panasonic Lumix G85 and LOVE it. Best camera I’ve ever had.

  3. Susan
    Susan says:

    Love your videos and have learned so much by watching them. Question for you…as a single gal on a fixed income of $2300/month, is living in Cuenca feasible, safe and enjoyable?

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