Today, we’re going to visit Mall del Rio in Cuenca, Ecuador.
The largest mall in the city, Mall del Rio, will have you wondering if you even left your hometown. This probably isn’t what you thought would be in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains.
A large multi-screen theater, bowling alley, huge food court, and over 220 other stores and kiosks that will satisfy whatever apparel, electronics, entertainment or food craving you may get. Other malls in the city include Millennium Plaza and Coral Centro.
Mall del Rio, Cuenca Ecuador
Located in the southern part of the city, near Turi – the famous look-off point, Mall del Rio certainly offers everything you could want.
Half a dozen bus lines travel this route, and of course the taxis know the route. just a $2.50 taxi from Parque Calderon will get you there. It’s open 10am-9pm seven days a week, just like any mall back home.
My favorite spot is La Victoria – the technology (and music) shop near the food court on the second floor. They are Ecuador’s version of Best Buy. The prices are reasonable, and they carry dSLR cameras and professional tripods, high end keyboards, designer sunglasses and everything audio/video. There is also a location in the center and near the stadium.
Map of Mall del Rio in Cuenca
Streetview of Cuenca’s Mall del Rio
On this Cuenca tour, you’ll cross Remigio Crespo, 10 de Agosto and Primero de Mayo. At Tres Puentes (3 Bridges) you’ll take the first right after Don Bosco and head to the mall.
Driving to Cuenca’s Mall del Rio
Take a complete tour of Cuenca in this 12-video city tour.
What can you expect to find at Mall del Rio? There are 223 stores and kiosks in the mall. Check their site for all the current promotions.
Have you been to Mall del Rio? What’s your favorite store or restaurant?
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Thursday 31st of July 2014
[…] escape the beautiful colonial architecture I head to Mall del Rio – Cuenca’s largest commercial development - complete with the latest […]
Tuesday 1st of July 2014
Hey folks; any 2nd hand type stores here in Cuenca?
Wednesday 2nd of July 2014
Sometimes you can buy used goods at the markets - but it is very limited. I've heard of a flea market on Avenida Solano.
Julio - puertoRico
Wednesday 25th of June 2014
I'm heading over in November for 1 month. Do you have any rental suggestions for 1 person?
Wednesday 25th of June 2014
No, I don't have anything specific right now. But I am working on a detailed post that should help. I hope to publish next month.
Sunday 30th of December 2012
we whant to see a picture inside the mall
Sunday 15th of April 2012
I like playing tennis and enjoy doubles play. Please tell me what's available in Cuenca for me. I will arrive in Mid april and like staying in shape. Thanks Jimmy
Monday 16th of April 2012
Hi Jimmy, There is a golf and tennis club just outside of the city and there is another one on 12 de Abril and Unidad Nacional. You shouldn't have any trouble finding partners. Bryan