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Driving in Cuenca Ecuador: Supermaxi (El Vergel) and Parque de la Madre

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 go for a drive to Supermaxi (El Vergel) and Parque de la Madre in Cuenca, Ecuador!


This is an area I know well. There are a number of government offices, TV Cable (internet / cable provider), and Supermaxi. This wide-angle video showing how to get to Supermaxi (El Vergel) and Parque de la Madre in Cuenca.

What’s Nearby Supermaxi (El Vergel) and Parque de la Madre

This video travels from Avenida Remigio Crespo, crossing Avenida Solano and going around Estadio de Cuenca – where the local soccer team plays.

After passing Supermaxi, we continue on to Parque de la Madre (with the new McDonalds restaurant on the right). We continue past Millennium Plaza and merge into Avenida 12 de Abril.

Driving in Cuenca Ecuador: Supermaxi (El Vergel) & Parque de la Madre

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Supermaxi Grocery Stores in Cuenca

The Supermaxi shown in the video is just one of three here in Cuenca. Here are the three Supermaxi locations:

  1. Supermaxi El Vergel: as shown on the video, it is located just two blocks from the stadium on the corner of Alfonso Cordero Palacios.
  2. Supermaxi Las Americas: on the corner of Avenida Ordoñez Lazo and Avenida de las Americas in the Plaza de las Americas. Enter the Plaza off of Camino del Tejar.
  3. Supermaxi Miraflores: located just two blocks from the airport on Av. Elia Liut and  Gil Ramirez.

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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.

9 comments… add one
  • Rina Ouellette Apr 12, 2017, 11:25 pm

    Do the Expats work for a living? If so, what do you all do for a living?

    • Bryan Haines Apr 14, 2017, 6:55 am

      Many teach English, give tours, and sell real estate. There is another segment that works online (transcription, translation, and teaching English). Others have businesses that they run remotely. There are lots of options.

  • bo philips May 26, 2015, 9:38 pm

    I’m thinking of retiring there. Scared of the unknown.

  • Dianna janas Mar 30, 2015, 12:39 am

    RioSol by Monay Shopping on Pumapungo, it’s a beautiful neighbourhood right on the Tomebamba. I am biased because our Ecuadorian home is there, but we are back in BC till the fall.

  • Lynn HItchings Jan 13, 2015, 11:20 am

    Thank you for the video! It’s great to see something other than the “quaint, colonial” part of town.

  • Edward Dec 6, 2014, 8:04 pm

    Hola Bryan,
    Gracias por el tour de Cuenca. ¿Quién fue el compsitor de la musica? Era más hermosa y me sido sentir que Cuenca podría sere mi hogar nuevo.

    The music and the video were a perfect pairing!

    • Bryan Haines Dec 6, 2014, 9:33 pm

      Thanks Edward! This was some royalty free music we purchased. Not sure who this is…

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Eric Lutz Dec 6, 2014, 2:37 pm

    Enjoyed the 4.38 minute drive around Cuneca. It was interesting. I get to see some of the city Just setting home in my warm house this cold day. Rainy – 1c. Had ice this morning. Home safe now.
    Thank you for the drive , will visit the other videos later . Your Friend Eric.

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