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Celebrations in Cuenca and more
May 24, 2013

May 25th, 2013

This week in Cuenca sees the “Corpus Christi” celebrations which star on Thursday the 30th of May, 2013. Stalls like the one pictured above are placed all around the new Cathedral and are a sweet tooth's delight.

On the evening of May 30th starting at around 6 p.m. there will be a religious procession which starts at the Corazon de Jesus Church and ends at the New Cathedral. These celebrations last for 7 days and each night there will be many traditional dances, fireworks and concerts around the town squares.

Art Cuenca will be holding a bibliographic exhibition until June 6th which is all about the history of the Corpus Christi celebrations.

There are always wonderful things happening in Cuenca and if you are a ballet enthusiast don’t miss the Causanacunchic Andean Ballet Company who will be organizing the 3rd international festival of Southern Dance or “Danza Del Austro”. This festival begins on May 29th and ends on June 7th. You will be able to see the first show at Carlos Cueva Tamariz Theatre starting at 8 p .m. For more information contact Art Cuenca situated at Simon Bolivar and Miguel Heredia.

Jocotoco Foundation

Well known for the wealth of biodiversity found on the Galápagos, perhaps Ecuador’s best kept secret is the even greater diversity of life found on the mainland.

The Jocotoco Foundation is an Ecuadorian non-profit, non-governmental organization that established to protect threatened and endemic birds and other wildlife in mainland Ecuador. The foundation achieves this primarily through the establishment of a network of private reserves situated in some of the otherwise least protected regions of Ecuador. So far, we have created eight reserves that together total over 12,000 hectares: Canandé, Narupa, and Yanacocha in the North; and Buenaventura, Jorupe, Tapichalaca, Utuana, and Yunguilla in the South. We are presently working to establish two new reserves, one in the North and one in the South.

We welcome those with an interest in conservation, birding, or tropical ecology to visit our three modern and comfortable Eco lodge

If you are interested in finding out more about the foundation and its visits then go to

Rentals in Cuenca

If you are thinking about spending time in Cuenca and decide to rent for a while may we suggest that you do book in advance? This beautiful mini-penthouse pictured above is currently booked up until November and parts of December are also free. Then it is not available again until April, 2014.

Check out these great apartments NOW.

Saludos RIE Team

Expat Classifieds

Don’t forget to check out the expat classifieds which are free for personal placements. There are many interesting new ads being placed weekly and those who seeking to find new friends and those who are looking for a pen pal in Ecuador. CLICK HERE.

Getting to Know Cuenca Tour – take a tour through Cuenca with expats Michel and Ashley through this wonderful city. Find out from these expats what it is really like to live in Ecuador.

Free Spanish Lessons

Join Michael Karsh as he interviews expats who have relocated to Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca Ecuador

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