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Driving in Cuenca Ecuador: Avenida Remigio Crespo

Posted in: Cuenca Ecuador, Living in Ecuador

This is part of a new series featuring the main areas of Cuenca, Ecuador with HD wide-angle video posts. Let’s take a drive along Avenida Remigio Crespo in Cuenca Ecuador!


The area is known for wide sidewalks (now with bike lanes) and its restaurants. It is a two lane divided avenue with an island divider of trees and gardens.

What’s Nearby on Avenida Remigio Crespo?

Av. Remigio Crespo runs from Avenida de las Americas (at the Feria Libre), crosses Avenida Loja and continues to Avenida Solano (by the stadium).

Remigio Crespo runs through two parroquias (parishes): El Batán and Sucre.

There are many nice restaurants on the lower (Solano) end of Remigio Crespo. There are also a number of apartment towers, furniture stores and bike shops in this area. SRI (Ecuador’s national tax office – like the American IRS) is located here.

Driving Avenida Remigio Crespo in Cuenca Ecuador

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Take a complete tour of Cuenca in this 12-video city tour.

Why I Like Avenida Remigio Crespo

Remigio Crespo Avenue is one of my favorite streets for walking. It has really wide sidewalks, plenty of trees and lot to do. There are a couple of parks, a number of coffee shops and lots of stores. What’s not to like? 🙂

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Bryan Haines is co-editor of GringosAbroad - Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers. He is a travel blogger and content marketer. He is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Travel.

3 comments… add one
  • jorn winther Nov 17, 2014, 4:38 pm

    Obviously you get lots of questions I have written many times and have been unable to get a reply.
    You can Google me. My wife (who is 25 years younger than me) and I will likely come to Quito this December for 14 days to check it out. Why do you prefer your town to Quito? Can I teach an acting/directing academy in English there (see my websites)
    My wife is a fitness trainer and plan on scaling Mount Everest in 2016. We live in LA but I started my career with CBUT in Vancouver. Because of your passion displayed in your information we are drawn to your enthusiasm. I also do small independent movies as well as stage plays and am curious if people go and watch stage plays. I speak 4 languages but Spanish is not one of them. Most important: who do we hook up with in December to show us around (Real Estate) if you know of some one??? Hope to her from you. Jorn Winther (from the other side the Rainbow)

  • Stephen & Sandy Johnson Nov 15, 2014, 12:00 pm

    We live in Florida. Enjoy your site, blog and writings. We are volunteers in English and Sign Language and have stayed 1 month in Cotacachi and the surrounding areas.
    2015 plan on visiting Cuenca and Loja for 1 month. We prefer to stay in modern updated condo/apt near or walking distance to town center, shops, market, restaurants etc. What suggestions can you give as to finding accommodations?

    Much thanks and looking forward to reply.

    • Bryan Haines Nov 15, 2014, 12:53 pm

      I know many visitors have had good success on Flipkey. Some friends just booked a place in Cuenca a few days ago. Completely furnished apartment.

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