How do US citizens receive their Social Security and or retirement benefits from their US banks into their Ecuadorian accounts?

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Flying with a cat

I will be moving back to the United States and am taking my cat. There are no restrictions on the CDC website for cats flying from Ecuador to the US. I booked my ticket with JetBlue. I paid the pet fee for my cat to be in cabin. We are flying out of Guayaquil. I called the airlines and they said I should have no problem. That being said I’m still nervous I will have an issue. Has anyone flown on JetBlue from Guayaquil with a cat to the US and if so, did you encounter any problems?

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Cuenca MMJ availability

Hello GringoPost,

I am an MMJ patient from the United States and am looking for some advice on how to safely obtain medicine as an expat resident. I have researched on the Google machine and have found that CBD oils and tinctures are widely available but these do very little for my condition. I have also found that MMJ was legalized in 2019 but am not able to locate any dispensaries. I am not interested in purchasing from street thugs or supporting any criminal enterprise. If someone has advice on how to obtain locally grown medicine an email message would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Jefferson Johnson

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Patio furniture?

Anyone have patio furniture to sell? Looking for quality chairs, table, coffee table. Something nice. Something comfortable. Please send pix to either email or WhatsApp below. Thanks,

Heather Conley: 099 577 7459. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca
Looking for

Sisal rope or sisal mats

I am building a rather extensive cat run and need sisal rope (preferable) or sisal mat. Have found some pieces of sisal rope at one location, but need more than they could provide. Looking for 150 – 200 feet. Any recommendations are appreciated.


David Nichols: .

City: Cuenca
Looking for

Looking for someone heading to USA in a few days to mail an envelope

Hello, I have an absentee ballot that must be delivered as soon as possible to White Plains, NY. Looking for someone leaving Cuenca for the US next week or sooner. I will give you $5 to put a stamp on the envelope and mail it. Then, I would hope that you could send me a confirmation email. That’s it.

Thank you in advance.

Lynda J. Moore: 098 425 4927. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca
Looking for

Mailing letters to the US

Hi, I need a few letters mailed to the US for me. Can meet you anywhere you’d like.

Thanks in advance.

Mike Tanner: 098 474 1527, Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca
Looking for

Looking to buy a dining set

Hello, We are looking to buy a dining table and 6 chairs. We currently have a table and 8 chairs which is ginormous, and want to go a bit smaller. If you have one for sale or even to trade for our large one, please give me a call.

Lynne: 095 888 6777. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca
Looking for

Polystyrene beads

Hi I’m looking for beads to fill a large pouf. Any ideas where I can find them I’m Cuenca?

Sabrina Ramirez

City: Cuenca
Looking for

Looking for an inexpensive printer

Hello, I teach some volunteer courses and need an inexpensive printer.
If anyone has one, please email me (in title say printer for sale). I live in Cotacachi – can pay for postage.



City: Cotacachi
Looking for

iPhone 7 256 GB

I have an iPhone 7 with 256 GB for sale. Great condition – no problems at all, unlocked and ready for use.

$250 obo

I’ll be in Cuenca this weekend but I live in Vilcabamba

Mary: +1 480 787 7600.

City: Cuenca
Items for Sale

Alpaca bathrobes for sale

Only three left.
Stay toasty warm these cool nights.
Alpaca with a synthetic base.
Unisex, one size fits all. Alterations very inexpensive. Pictures shows a six ft person and a five ft person wearing the same size robe.
Laid flat, they measure 72 inches across. So, they are like wrapping a blanket around you
Delivery free here in Cuenca. Or come and see them for yourself. I live very near a Tranvia stop

Please email for photos

Bruce Cook: 097 879 9720.

City: Cuenca
Items for Sale

We sell new Apple iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, 13 Pro Max, 12 Pro Max

Contact for price. Get 30% discount by WhatsApp + 22 56 656 3329

iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, New Release! Now selling and ready to ship!

Same day shipping. Delivery, 100% authentic brand-new and original, sealed in box. All colors available with free delivery.

Items for Sale

For sale many items

Mountain bike, 29′ tires for man or woman. $220
Metal decorative sailor’s hook. Heavy duty to hang jacket or purses on etc. 17″ high. $25
Woven straw Ecuadorian hats. I have only size small or medium. $20 or $25 each depending on quality.
Victoria’s Secret bras. Almost new as worn only a few times. 34 D or 34 DD. $20 each
Antique desk. Authentic from Europe & purchased at La Trastienda. 48″w x 45″ h x 30″ deep. $950

Please email for pictures or follow the google drive attached link.

Cheryl: .

City: Cuenca
Items for Sale

Handmade with love

We are proud to offer you the best of the best. Hunu brings crafts as a line of handcrafted products made from recycled materials and products that are made by artists who work with leather and clothes. Our leather and hats are made with care and attention to detail. You will not find a better product anywhere else! Our products are amazing, handmade by local creators and very talented too!

So come and visit us, you will love it!

Cuenca Creators Co-op
Inside Sunrise Café. Calle Larga y Benigno Malo.
Monday-Saturday, 8 AM – 2 PM
Sunday, 9 AM – 2 PM

Jose Luna: 098 400 9551.

City: Cuenca

Items for Sale

Baby clothes bought on Amazon for sale

I recently muled in baby clothes (Simple Joy by Carters, Gerbers and Burt’s bees) and muslin swaddles. My baby won’t be using some of them so I’m putting them up for sale.

They are mostly neutral colors (white, grey, stripped or with animal pictures on them), 0-3 and 3-6 months.

Short sleeves and long sleeves onesies -$7 apiece.
Muslin swaddle blankets $13, $15, and $20 depending on type.
Footies and toddler sleepers – multiple colors and patterns $12 each
Halloween romper suit $15
Casual romper (button) $10 each

Baby carrier $30.

I can send pictures upon request by WhatsApp

Sarah: 098 514 2910.

City: Cuenca
Items for Sale

Brand-new, iPad mini 6, for sale

Brand-new iPad Mini 6, for sale – $700 OBO
Includes glass protector and 256 storage

Ned: .

City: Cuenca
Items for Sale

Cuenca Consignments Store is open today

Our store has very nice, pre-owned items for you and your home. Items come in and out each day, so there are always new items to find. We have very nice clothing for men, women, and children. Shoes, jackets, scarves, etc. Furniture for home and office, almost-new washer and gas dryer, stoves, electronics, décor items, appliances large and small, beds. linens, new king-size and full-size 100% cotton sheets sets with high thread counts, duvets, and many other items too numerous to mention. Come and browse our store.

Items for Sale

Propane tanks

Moving soon and no longer need:

– (3) propane tanks, 2 full and one partially full. $35 each
– (3) brown, plastic lawn chairs with decorative backs, $5 each
– large, push broom size squeegee for tile or cement patios, $5
– push broom, $5
– baby/dog gate with mounting supplies still in package, $30 (paid $65 and used twice)
– (4) large azaleas, 3 with metal stands, $12 each
– various small, ceramic potted plants, $5 each
– front wheel walker (like new,) $20

Please, serious inquiries only. Items priced to sell quickly and need to be picked up by Tuesday, October 11.

Sorry but no delivery assistance is available and items cannot be held.

Thank you.

Lori Olshaskie:

City: Cuenca
Items for Sale

It’s time for fun at CosasPrep

Some of the prizes we have given away so far are:

Language translator, phone magnifier, forehead thermometer, a motion sensor handbag lamp and more.

Buy a total of $25, and get a free spin on our spinning wheel for some great prizes. The prizes aren’t losers – we just have too many projection clocks, flashlights, and more. Since our new shipment is almost in, we need to sell a bunch and make room in the store.

Visit our easy-to-find store – just 5 blocks West of Parque Calderon.
P.S. We also offer long-term storage food and coffee liqueur from Sweet and Light.

Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral

Kent Mills

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General services

Specialists in:

Plumbing, Electricity, Paint, Masonry,
Wall and Floor Coating, Floating Floors.
Installation of Home and Industrial Equipment
Skilled Labor

Ciudadela los Cantones, calle Canton Biblian

096 336 1572 / 095 899 3157
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Full body relaxation massage – 90-minutes session

Nurture your mind, body, and spirit with an indulgent 90-minute massage

This massage releases your muscles and calms your nervous system –the perfect recipe for relaxation. Everyone could benefit from a Relaxing massage – whether you’re struggling to sleep, got deadlines to hit, or want some quality time. Feel pampered and relaxed in the comfort of your home.

Benefits of Relaxing Massages:

• An improved night’s sleep
• A drop in cortisol levels
• Muscles that feel looser and more relaxed
• Reduce tension
• Enhance concentration and focus
• Improves circulation
• Reduce fatigue

Schedule your in-home massage on the day and time that suits you best

Massage costs $40 + $5 transportation fee.

Belisario Andrade Y Julio Torres

Elsa Rojas
098 177 4961
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Boost your immunity with IV vitamin therapy

With all the concerns about Covid-19 variants and flu season right around the corner, you may be focusing on ways to strengthen your immune system. And if you’re thinking about vitamins, you’re on the right track.

Your immune system is your body’s natural defense against viral and bacterial infections. It relies heavily on minerals, vitamins, and nutrients to perform at peak performance.

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Mestral Spanish olive oil is back in Luvimar

Hello everybody. Mestral is back. This amazing olive oil that many customers have enjoyed for over a year is here to captivate your palate.

At Luvimar Gourmet Market, you’ll find many high-quality products (Made locally and imported), like aged cheeses, export quality seafood, wines, chocolates, crackers, nuts, meats, Asian cuisine products, jarred goods, and so much more.

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Spanish Classes for intermediate level in a small group for October

If you’re an intermediate level speaker, chances are good that you have these problems:

1. Difficulty understanding native speakers
2. Translating in your head before you speak
Learning to speak Spanish is a wonderful adventure. And adventures shouldn’t stop!
So, if you’re stuck at the basic level don’t settle or decide to stay there. You’ve got places to go and things to learn!

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Offering Spanish Classes for beginners in small group in October

Spanish Classes for beginners in a small group for October. Immerse yourself in a new concept of learning Spanish quickly and efficiently. Learn Spanish with a qualified and experienced teacher. You will cover basic topics, useful for everyday conversation, including talking about yourself, making hotel or dinner reservations, take taxis, etc. You will be introduced to various language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with group exercises and weekly homework).

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Pilates Cuenca at Physiogym

Haven’t you started your Pilates classes yet? We offer you low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. You can visit our facilities anytime. our staff is fully bilingual. You can also choose to join our group classes or have a private session. our studio is on the ground floor and has parking available. Prices p/p: private class $20, semi-private class (2 people) $15 semi-private class (3 people) $10 and group class $7 If you have any health condition, we can help you find a suitable exercise routine. you are always welcome.

Isabel la Catolica 2-86 and Tirso de Molina

Nicolas Lukin and Eleonora Faria

098 423 0884 / 098 404 5949
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Private Spanish lessons

Personalized, private, face-to-face Spanish lessons in the city of Cuenca. Native speaker, with a degree in foreign languages. I speak English fluently, and also German.

Gran Colombia – Cuenca

Juan Carlos
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Planning for a Friday out? Always at Santacruz

Santacruz loves giving their customers the best service and food combined with a great place to eat. Colorful and bright, bringing that joy that cruises barriers. Check what we offer and don’t lose this experience!

Taco Tuesday 10 x 10 (Ten tacos for 10 bucks)
2X1 Martinis
3X2 Beer
2X1 Blue Margaritas every day!
Get to know our menu:

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C&C Unisex hair design and barber shop

Surprisingly, if you left your hair to grow without going for a trim, the ends will suffer from damage and breakage. However, if you do not have damaged hair or split ends, then cutting it too often will prevent your hair growing longer, as you’ll simply be trimming healthy sections of hair.

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Professional English teacher

I taught English for twenty-five years in schools in the USA. I hold teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

I am vaccinated and will work with you in person or online.

We can work on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, speaking, writing, academic skills, or whatever you need. We can practice in social circles if you like.

I work well with young children to graduate students.

My fee is $10 per hour.



WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397
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Carpentry, wood, melamine and iron

– I manufacture furniture in wood, melamine, dining rooms, tables, chairs, closets, beds, different pieces. pieces with iron. I have my workshop. You can come to know my workshop if you like.

– I also do furniture restorations, paint again, replace broken boards with new ones

I have recommendations in case you need.

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Cat scratchers and towers

Constructed entirely of good wood, strong and stable solids, with strong sisal and high-quality carpet fabric. I have different designs and models. Your cat will like it very much.

Deliveries inside and outside the city of Cuenca.

Avenida de las Américas Edificio alta vista

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Recommendation for Dra. Andrea Valdivieso, counselor

If anyone is interested in finding an excellent counselor who speaks fluent English, I can highly recommend Dra. Andrea Valdivieso. I have been going to her for a while now. I am extremely impressed with her knowledge, her techniques and skill set, and with her ability to connect and give 3rd-person feedback thru analogies, etc. 5-star rating. (Her office is located on Solano, 3 blocks fm. the stairs leading to upper Cuenca fm. the lower section of town, so it’s easy to get to).

Address: Edificio Valgus located at Ave. Solano 4-32 y Florencia Astudillo 4-31 (Suite 203)

Contact information: 099 783 7574

Recommended by Cathy Cunningham:

Recommendation for Anna Beatriz Mendez Escalante

cleaning, household manager
I would like to recommend Anna for all your cleaning and household care needs. Anna worked with me for over 3 years until our home was hit by a flood. We had to let her go to begin construction and major repairs on our home. Anna is well adept at cleaning, organizing, cooking, sewing, massage, and caring for pets. She is a natural household manager. Over the years we left her completely in charge while we vacationed and traveled for business. Anna is self-motivated, compassionate, and completely trustworthy. Please give her a try. You will not be disappointed.

Address: Private home services

Contact information: +593 96 252 7848

Recommended by Teresa Parrack:

The latest from Pájaro y Bestia

Hola to all of our loyal customers.

This week is dedicated to the memory of Foghorn Leghorn. In case you do not know, Foghorn is a cartoon rooster in the old Warner Brothers cartons. So, we are going to borrow from Big Bob Gibson’s restaurant in Alabama and serve leg quarters that are smoked, then dipped in Alabama white sauce. We think that even Foghorn would be proud of such a rico presentation of his girlfriends’ legs. I suggest you WhatsApp in advance to ensure supply.
Leg quarters served with rice and one side dish of your choice for $7.50. Full meal deal…

Of course, pork ribs are on the menu. How do we stop? They are so popular that almost every first-time customer that walks in the door comes for the “legendary” ribs. We suggest you WhatsApp in advance of your visit to ensure we have not sold out. We once sold out within one hour of opening…
$9 per pound, sold in quarter pound increments. (I think a half pound and two sides makes the perfect meal).

I have a couple of experimental dishes this week. Very limited quantity.
I have a few beef ribs to be cooked with a BBQ / coffee rub and spritzed with coffee and stout beer. The second dish, well, let’s just say it is just a surprise.

Side dish:
Cole slaw
Roasted potatoes
Beans (still deciding which recipe)
Mac and cheese
Maybe another surprise here too.

October 6 and 7, 1-8 PM, Gran Colombia 13-100

Leroy: 098 321 8273

Eucalyptus grand opening

We are thrilled to announce our opening. Eucalyptus has a new menu and our space is always open to good friends.

We will have funky tu Madre playing on Friday and Luis Ullairi on Saturday at 9 PM both days

Friday 7, from 9 PM to midnight and Saturday from 9 PM to midnight, San Martin 1-07

Gabriela Villavicencio: 099 388 4217


Specials of the week at Kolo Restaurante and Bakery

Hola queridos amigos, hope you all are good these days. Would love to let you know about this week specials:

Breakfast: Kolo Hash, a hash of vegetables and potatoes with feta cheese, accompanied with eggs, pico de gallo, avocado and homemade bread.
Coffee or tea or juice $6
Lunch: Middle Eastern Kibbeh, served with humus, tabule and homemade tortilla, iced tea or lemonade or juice $7.

Hope to see you soon.
Please share always help.

August 7th from 8 AM to 3 PM, Calle Luis Cordero #5-65

Frank: 099 297 5788

Next week’s movies and dinner at La Guarida

Next week, we are presenting two great and very different films. Don’t miss them.

– Costa Brava, Lebanon –
October 11th (Tuesday, 6:45 PM).
A couple decide to leave the toxic pollution of their home city of Beirut, hoping to build a utopian existence in a pristine home in the mountains but not everything goes as planned. An incredible foreign film – certainly, one of last year’s best films.


An Amazonian feast. A tasting menu you can’t miss

Join us this Friday, as we cook an incredible, very diverse and delicious six-course menu plus a snack. We are showcasing Amazonian ingredients and Ecuadorian cuisine. A mouth-watering pairing menu will be available. To prepare our six courses, we have gone to Limón and Macas to find the freshest and most beautiful ingredients. Be acquainted with Ecuador’s traditional dishes with a focus on the Amazon region.


Pub Style Fish ‘n Chips and Coconut Shrimp, Joes’ Secret Garden

Pub Style Fish ‘n Chips and Coconut Shrimp, Joes’ Secret Garden
Saturday, Oct. 8th Dine-in Restaurant, lounge, bar and garden opens at 4:30. Dinner 6:pm. This is your “dinner club” and “community gathering place”. Bring your friends to the party.

Take Out – Sunday. Oct. 9th … is takeout day for dining in the comfort and safety of your home.
Pick up or delivery for a small fee.


New menu at Disfruta

New Week, New Menu!

Delicious breakfasts and yummy sandwiches.

Come check us out! We’re a cozy place on Hermano Miguel, just 8 minutes walking from Parque Calderon.

Keep it in the back of your mind: We will have nice big TV in our small place… making us the best place to watch the World Cup next month!

See you soon – eat, drink, enjoy – Disfruta.


8 AM to 2 PM Monday to Friday, Hermano Miguel 6-52 entre Pdte Cordova y Juan Jaramillo

Emily: 98 370 0045


Don’t forget Lobster Saturday!

Don Colon’s Restaurant – Saturday Lobster Dinner Special

Florida Lobster stuffed with crab meat
Baked potato with sour cream and chives
Garlic bread
Onion soup
A glass of wine
Strawberry Shortcake

Only $19.95
Reservations please

Also, make your Reservations for Thanksgiving

Stuffed Turkey with all the trimmings
Glass of wine

Only $12.95

Saturday, October 8, Corner of Parque Calderon

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703

Cool jazz at the Jazz Society Cafe!

How did cool jazz start?
The beginnings: In the late 1940s and early ’50s, swing-era tenor sax player Lester Young began inspiring jazz musicians with his relaxed, light-playing style. While Young became the inspiration, trumpeter Miles Davis developed the technique and got credited with creating the “cool” jazz genre.

Cool jazz influenced many later musicians and styles. Cuenca is lucky to have the only Jazz Club in the country that plays cool jazz.

Join us this Saturday at 7 PM for another Cool Jazz Dinner Concert with the Jim Gala Trio.

Jim Gala – piano
Freddy Abad – Drum
Christian Torres – Bass

Delicious dinner and excellent cocktails!
Come hungry.

Saturday 7 — 10 PM, 8th of October, 5 for the musicians, Jazz Society Cafe Los Cedros y Los Claveles, Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: 093 934 2714 English 096 322 3377 Español

Live music with Luis Ullauri at the Otorongo Lounge

As every Friday, Luis Ullauri will be performing the best of his repertoire at the Otorongo Longe this October the 6th at 8 PM. Cover: a voluntary contribution.

October 6th, from 8 to 10 PM, no cover charge, Plaza el Otorongo, Av. 3 de Novimembre, Cuenca.

Luis Ullauri: 099 998 7932

QiGong this Saturday – Parque de La Madre – no cost

All levels and ages are welcome to join us for a Qigong class in the park this Saturday, for no cost.

QiGong is a very simple practice, cultivated for the purpose of enhancing health through the body, mind and spirit. Come and try it out and see for yourself.

Classes are every other Saturday in the park, and will be held in English and or Spanish depending on the participants.


5-Day Raku Mini-Workshop with Lynne Zelasko

5-Day “sampler” workshop exploring the traditional Raku glazes including copper mattes and glosses, crackle glazes, and the Obvara method of surface finishes. Students at all levels welcome. Class size limited to 7 students and fills quickly, so please register early.

Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese Raku ceramic artists. Western-style Raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the colors in glazes and clay bodies.


Hand-Building Pottery Workshop

November/December 2022
Hand-Building in Clay Ceramics Workshop

Experience the joy of working in clay in a collaborative artistic environment. This 5-week/32+ hour studio course will cover the three basic methods of hand building – pinch, slab, and coil techniques. Students will create a range of work varying from functional ware to sculptural forms.


Gran Feria at Common Grounds: blueberries and almonds

It is happening. The Common Grounds Feria will be here soon.
Come join us this Saturday at Common Grounds restaurant.

Lots of vendors and great products waiting for you. We will have fresh blueberries and whole, raw, shelled almonds for sale.

We hope to see you there.

The Blue Biker

Saturday, October 7th from 10 AM to 1 PM, Free event, Common Grounds Restaurant C. Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

The Blue Biker:

Live music show in Calvo & Co.

Flamenco returns to our stage again.
Klremo, Gustavo and Santiago return to Calvo & Co.

On October 13 at 7:30 PM, we will have a funniest rumba show, and the four-course menu for tonight will feature typical Spanish tapas.

The price of admission plus the menu is $25 per person. Make your reservation on time.

Thursday October 13th, $25, Los Cipreses 1-133, Cuenca.

Jose: 095 879 3723


Release Your Trauma and All Negativity! – TFT Workshop

Do you want to turn around your life?
Do your emotions keep you stuck?
TFT is what you are looking for!

Overcome your limitations and past traumas!
Find your freedom once again with this simple and extremely effective technique!
In this workshop we will receive effective tools to shift your perspective and eliminate once and for all your emotional problems at their root.


Sleep well again! – QiGong Techniques for better sleep

Feeling tired and with no energy?
When in bed your mind keeps running and running?
Lack of sleep…
We all know how that feels like, right?
Well, let that be a distant memory!
You now have a solution!


Looking for a large condo, with great view, but low budget?

3 bedrooms, 2 and half bathrooms, 2 living rooms, extra space for an office, plus maid’s room, 3 parking spaces.

This beautiful condo is very spacious. It has more than 2,000 square feet, it is full of light, it has fantastic views, you feel like you are in the country – but it is in the city – in a building located in Ordonez Lazo Av, like you were going to Sayausi, not far from Home Vega and Oro Verde.

Public transportation available easily.

Real hardwood

Spacious kitchen, with space for an eating counter

Condo fee is only $38

Very bright everywhere.

On the third floor of a building with no elevator, but the price is still a bargain, given the size, the views and more.

It needs some remodeling in the bathrooms and maybe in the kitchen, but with a low investment, this place would be wonderful.

It could be a fixer upper and investment opportunity.

$98,600 sale

$460 rent

Address: Ordoñez Lazo Area, Cuenca.

Semi furnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1665098342

I am a real estate agent, Carmen Alicia Rodriguez: 099 718 2084

Breathless Cuenca city sigh, the best view of Cuenca, brand-new

Beautiful brand new sunny -luxury apartment for rent by owner, El Sauco Apartments, Cuenca-Ecuador The best view of Cuenca.
Located at Subida a Turi. Cuenca

All the utilities included at the price of rent: Premium package of TV Direct TV, WiFi / high speed PuntoNet, hot water, cold water, centralized gas, electricity, security and doorman 24/7.
The owner will take care of all utilities payments on time.

Área interior 1864.20 ft2 (173.20 mt2)
Terrace 465ft2 (43.2 mt2)
Interior Garden 136.70ft2 (12.7mt2)
Total 2,467 ft2 (229.10mt2)

– Fantastic 360 view degrees to the city and mountains. Enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets every day.
– 3 bedrooms + one office (with 3 full bathrooms and social toilet) Delta Faucets parts (DELTA Taps) + beautiful tiles
– One office (working or study room)
– Familiar area.
– Social area with 360 degree view.
– Luxury Kitchen (Madeval brand)
– Luxury LED lightning / luminaries
– Bamboo Flooring (reduces cold and hot inside sensation)
– High quality cabinets and closets (made by Madeval)
– Beautiful terrace with pergola and city view.
– Elevator (open directly to the apartment)
– Garage for 2 cars
– Large garden
– Nice and quiet neighborhood, only 10 units at the building. Most owners work office hours.
– Secure community
– Close to public transportation
Five minutes walking distance to the Mall del Rio and Coral, 20 min Supermaxi, close to main hospitals and pharmacies.
– Walking distance to Bodycare Gym
-Total privacy, gardens with city view, very peaceful location, healthy environment.
– Communal areas with beautiful gardens, native plants: Perfect environment for relaxation, meditation or walking with dogs

More information at:
Phone: 098 027 2399
WhatsApp: ‪+593 98 027 2399
I’m the owner

Address: Subida a Turi -Rio Yanuncay, Cuenca. -2.920951339629912, -79.0101024662058

Semi-furnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1665102129

I am the owner, Santiago Romo: 098 027 2399

Fully furnished country house, 3 BR, located around 30 min from city center 

Location: The area is very nice, surrounded by trees, mountains, little hills, gardens, and lots of green space areas. Most of the city people like to go to these areas to practice horse riding, climb mountains, camping, etc. Because the area has the best views. City center is located around 30 minutes car distance or less from the house and the main avenue is around 0.60 miles. There are some taxi pick-up trucks that can pick you up in the house and ride you to some markets that are not far. 

Description: This is a one-story house, located in a private gated community, surrounded by nature and great mountain views. It has: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, barbeque area, large patio, lots of trees and green grass. 

Rent: $1200 
Does not include utilities: 
Might cost you extra around: $20 electricity, $35 water, $32 internet, $40 maintenance to cut the grass. 

Address: Close to Narancay area, Panamericana Norte, Cuenca. 

Furnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed. 

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1654820778 

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

Fully furnished, 1 BR – 1 bath, heart of Downtown; quiet, all-included 

It is in the heart of Downtown. It´s a quiet, cozy and safe unit; located in the second floor, just few steps, away from the street noise. It has 1 full bedroom, laundry room covered by glass ceiling, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom with a couch and living-dining room – one unit. 

Appliances: washing machine in laundry, LED TV, queen-size bed, sofa bed. You just need your clothes. 

$400 one-year lease 
$450 6-month lease 
$500 3-month lease 

Price includes all utilities and has Wi-Fi high speed internet, electricity, water, and land line 

Address: Mariano Cueva between Bolivar and Gran Colombia, Cuenca. 

Furnished, negotiable 

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1654475440 

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

Unfurnished large house, 4 BR – 2.5 bath, with front yard, 15 minutes from downtown

Location: The house is located around 10 blocks up from Av. Las Américas towards Indurama. The neighborhood is quiet, the bus stop is close by, or if you go down 11 blocks you will find the tranvía station. Nearby there are few markets, some parks and nice city view.

Description: This is a 2-story house, it has: front yard with green space, laundry open room, parking space to be used as patio. Inside: living room, dining room, kitchen, office, social bathroom. 2nd floor: 4 bedrooms, master has its own bathroom and there is 1 share full bathroom, both comes with bathtub.

Rent: $400
Does not include utilities

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Address: Calle Cantón La Maná, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1662324021

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

Unfurnished large house, with front and back yard, and green areas 

Location: The house is located near “Monay Mall” and the “Complex of Totoracocha”. The street is secondary quiet and residential area. 2 blocks from bus stop, Downtown is about 15 minutes bus distance. With a few blocks you will find: restaurants, pharmacies, little markets, bakeries, everything you need. With a few meters there is a nice park.

Size of the house: About 4305.56 square feet

Description: It has a front yard to be used as parking space or to put some plants with pots, a green area. In the back there is another small area and laundry place. Inside the house there is an office, living and dining room, social bathroom, kitchen. Second floor: There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Rent: $400
Does not include utilities

Address: Calle Paúl Marggraff and Inca Toparpa, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1659667786

I am the current tenant, Janne: 098 400 1020

Unfurnished, 1 BR/1.5 bath duplex apartment for rent in Downtown Cuenca

This is an 861 sq ft (80 m2) unfurnished apartment located in Edificio La Isla, Av. 12 de Abril and Unidad Nacional in downtown Cuenca.

This Duplex apartment has on the ground floor, a social area, the kitchen, the laundry, and a social bathroom. On the upper floor, there is a bedroom, a living room and a full bathroom. Also, you will have beautiful views of the Tomebamba River and one parking space.

The area is safe and great since you will have everything nearby, stores, restaurants, pharmacies, the coliseum, the Tomebamba River, hospitals and more.

The price is $400 dollars per month.

If you need more photos and information, please contact us and we will be delighted to help you.

Address: Av. 12 de Abril and Unidad Nacional, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1665014315

I am a real estate agent, Monica Gonzaga: 099 517 4076

Apartments for rent in Casas del Nogal and Casas del Cipres, Cuenca

Best Ecuador Homes brings you new units available for rent in Downtown Cuenca in the best private condominiums in the city.

The first unit is a fully furnished ground-floor apartment in Casas del Nogal. This apartment has 700 sq ft (65m2) and includes one bedroom with one bathroom, plus its kitchen, dining room, living room, and laundry room. Also, a storage room and all utilities are included in the monthly rental price

Price: $650 per month
Pets are not allowed

We also have another unit available in Casas del Nogal: a two bedroom, fully furnished apartment. In this beautiful unit, you will have your kitchen, dining room, laundry room, and rooftop terrace. Also, a storage room and all utilities are included in the monthly rental price.

Price: $870
Pets are not allowed

Finally, we have a one-bedroom/one-bathroom fully furnished apartment in Casas del Cipres. The apartment has 602 sq ft (56m2). In this apartment, you will have a living room, kitchen, and dining room, the bedroom has its own walk-in closet. This private condominium has gardens and beautiful views of the Tomebamba River. All utilities are included in the monthly rental price.

Price: $550
Small pets are allowed (no cats)

For more pictures and information please contact us. We will be delighted to help you and remember at Best Ecuador Homes we have the place of your dreams.

Address: Calle Larga, Cuenca.

Furnished, Negotiable

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1665009562

I am a real estate agent, Monica Gonzaga: 099 517 4076

House, 3 bedrooms, for rent

Furnished house near river Tomebamba
Address: Av. Paseo 3 de Noviembre y Calle Los Cerezos

3 bedrooms
4.5 bathrooms
dining room
1 Parking

$750 not included utilities.

Contact: 099 580 6459 please to write for WhatsApp or email

Address: Av paseo 3 de Noviembre y Calle Los Cerezos, Cuenca.

Furnished, Negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1664885767

I am a property manager, Janette Enriquez:

Elegant, unfurnished condo for rent

This unit is unfurnished.

It is located a few steps away from Ave. Ordoñez Lasso and the Tomebamba River.

It has a large living/dining room area.
2 bedrooms
2.5 bathrooms
office space
large kitchen
maid’s quarter
Direct access from the elevator to the living room

The building has 24/7 security, elevator, central gas, gym, common areas

Rent $600 plus condo fees, aprox. $140

Address: Ave. Ordoñez Lasso, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, not negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1663788599

I am a real estate agent, Maribel Crespo: 098 484 7855

Large condo, 3000 sq ft – for rent located in Ordoñez Lasso

Very large condo for rent located across from Hotel Oro Verde.

3 bedrooms, each one with a walk-in-closet, and bathroom
TV area or studio
Very large living/dining room area
Large kitchen with breakfast area
Maid’s quarters
2 parking spaces

The building has an elevator.

Rent $710 includes condo fees

Address: Ave. Ordoñez Lasso, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, not negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1663783109

I am a real estate agent, Maribel Crespo: 098 484 7855

For rent, 2-bedroom apartment Primero de Mayo

For rent, 2-bedroom apartment sector: Tres Puentes

Streets: 1 de Mayo (Sector Tres Puentes)
Value: $380 plus the aliquot

The apartment has two bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room, 1 parking space, laundry

* 2 Bedrooms
* 2 Complete Bathrooms
* 1 Social Bathroom
* Room
* Kitchen
* dining room
* Terrace
* Laundry
* 1 Parking
* 1 Warehouse
* 24 hour security
* Communal Area

We speak: English – German – Spanish

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Cuenca – Ecuador basin

Address: 1 de Mayo (Sector Tres puentes), cuenca.

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1663761394

I am a real estate agent, Johannes Goercke: 098 483 8552

Three bedroom apartment for rent

This 3-bedroom apartment is a 5-minute walk from the Batan Shopping Center. It comes complete with a kitchen, living room/dining room area, 2 complete bathrooms, and a small laundry room/storage area.

Located at 10 minutes-walk from the city center, near the Coliseum, very secure and close to just about everything, including having the river Tomebamba right across the way.

For more information, pictures, or to schedule an appointment to see the apartment, please contact me via phone. (098 305 9043).

$400 month (water and electricity included) no garage.

Address: Ave.12 de Abril y el Oro, Cuenca. (second floor above Matprint)

Address: 12 de Abril y el Oro, Cuenca.

Semi-furnished, Negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1663602387

I am the owner, Juan Yanza: 096 766 0075

For sale, 2 floor house with garage and patio near Ordoñez Lasso

Nice house near Ordoñez Lasso, area of Av El Tejar. The house is a 2020 construction. It features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, a kitchen, dining and a living room on the first floor and 2 bedrooms on the second floor. The property has 122 m2 construction and 136 m2 land.

It’s a corner house with a sizeable patio-laundry area. There is parking for 2 cars. There is also electric fence and security cameras. From the first floor and main bedroom you have a nice street view and view of the surroundings.

The asking price is $145,000 (unfurnished).

Includes black-out, zebra curtains and placed appliances (fan, stove, and oven).

For more information visit us here:

Address: Av El Tejar, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Not negotiable

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1664381592

I am a real estate agent, Lourdes Mendoza: 099 227 9398

Last month for permitting to be valid for this amazing beachfront land

This is an investor’s dream: Prime oceanfront property in San Clemente, Ecuador with architectural plans and approved Municipality permits in place. 2022 taxes have already been paid. But you have to hurry. The construction permit is valid only until September 2022. Approval has been given for a 9-story structure that can be either a beautiful beachfront condominium building or a hotel, restaurant, or conference center. This is one of the last beachfront properties available in this popular vacation getaway.

This spectacular 1,528 square meter beachfront property has already been designed (two versions) by a multi-award-winning architect in Cuenca and includes 2-years of work getting full engineering studies and approval from the Municipality. This means a local or international investor or developer can begin construction immediately — a rare opportunity to cash in and build on this prime location on the Ecuadorian coast.

The original plans envision Edificio San Clemente as an exclusive oceanfront condominium, with 18 apartments and two penthouses. The two and three-bedroom units range in size from 107 square meters (1,151 square feet) to 190 square meters (2,045 square feet). Each unit has at least one underground parking space and a terrace with spectacular ocean views.

The second plan displays a hotel, restaurant, and international conference center. Detailed architectural plans and engineering studies for both options are available for any serious investor — and renderings for both options are included here.

Just steps from the gorgeous Playa Punta Bikini beach, the plans also include a 20 meter-long designer swimming pool, expansive green spaces, lush trees, and gardens.

San Clemente is a small, relaxed fishing village located in the Manabi Province of Ecuador, known for its many ancient cultures and archaeological sites — many of which are close to this ocean-front wonder. The village of San Clemente is strategically located just 30 minutes from the city of Bahia de Carácquez (Ecuador’s first Eco-City) and Porteviejo, as well as 30 minutes from Ecuador’s fifth-largest city, Manta. Manta … a city of more than 300,000 … has an airport with several daily flights to the international airport in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. Manta also has good medical clinics, a brand new shopping mall, as well as first-class restaurants and hotels. Guayaquil, where Ecuador’s second international airport is located is a three-and-a-half-hour drive along the beautiful Ruta del Sol.

San Clemente has delicious local restaurants, full pharmacies, and small shops and stores, beautiful beaches and bluffs, and is home to the artisan designed hotel and spa, Palma Azul, with its pool, spa, bar, hammocks, lagoon, tennis courts, and ocean view dining in the lovely Cocomar Restaurant. San Clemente has also been featured in two “House Hunter International” television shows and is a popular beach resort for both expats and locals. Its proximity to three of Manabi’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities makes this beachfront property even more valuable as a weekend retreat, vacation getaway, or as a peaceful oceanside hotel and conference center.

As Ecuador’s coastal real estate prices continue to rise, this is a great opportunity to purchase land for your own development dream or to follow an award-winning architect’s plans and dive right in for more immediate profits.

This beautiful prime oceanfront property in San Clemente, Ecuador with architectural plans and approved Municipality permits in place is listed at $330,000 negotiable.

This is a rare opportunity to build a 9-story hotel, conference center, or condo building on one of the last pristine beachfront properties in Ecuador.

Please enjoy our video to see more of this incredible prime oceanfront property ready for development:

Address: San Clemente, Bikini Beach, San Clemente.


Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1664738798

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador At Your Service: 099 547 5116

Distinct 2-story, 3-bedroom Challuabamba house, for sale at great price

This 2-story, 3-bedroom Challuabamba home has a huge great room and green space both in the front and in the back yards, making it the perfect home for entertaining, barbequing with friends and family, or planting multiple gardens. The well-preserved and attractive 10-year-old home sits on 319.50 sq. meters of land. Ideally located between two high-end gated communities, the home consists of an expansive open-concept living and dining area, a separate kitchen, a laundry room, a storage unit, and a social bath on the first floor. Up a beautiful, wooden winding staircase you’ll find a TV room/office on the landing, 3 bedrooms (the primary, en-suite bedroom has a walk-in closet), and a 2nd bathroom. This very special home also has great architectural details like coved ceilings, nooks, and crown molding.

Within minutes of this lovely home, there is a brand-new Supermaxi (Cuenca’s major supermarket chain), restaurants, cafes, pharmacies, bakeries, clothing stores, and everything you need for day-to-day living. Just 20 minutes away, on the Autopista, is Cuenca, Ecuador’s 3rd largest city and its cultural capital. Ecuador’s newest hospital, Hospital del Rio, is just 10 minutes from the house.

As you walk through the lovely front yard, you first notice the airy and bright great room that combines your living and dining spaces, making this a wonderfully large and beautiful area to relax and dine. You also see a beautiful hardwood, winding staircase leading up to the bedrooms above. A large kitchen, with double sinks, is off the great room and has a door leading directly out to the front parking space, making carrying groceries a breeze. The separate laundry room has a washing sink and hook-ups for a washer and dryer and is located just off the kitchen with a second door to the backyard allowing for fresh air drying, should you want that cozy country feel and scent.

Upstairs, on the landing, is an area that can be used as a family room, TV room, or office, and is flanked by the two bedrooms. The en-suite primary bedroom includes a walk-in closet.

This is an unfurnished property, just waiting for you to put your own style and personality into it. Lighting, window treatments, and built-ins will stay.

The house has a security fence around the perimeter of the property and security systems in every room, for peace of mind. These are also part of the purchase price.

The listing price for this 2-story, 3-bedroom Challuabamba home is $193,000.

Address: Chaullabamba, Cuenca, Chaullabamba, Cuenca.

Semi-furnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1664738047

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador At Your Service: 099 547 5116

Apartment for rent, with excellent location and view of Cuenca

The space includes:
•2 bedrooms
•2 full bathrooms
•washer and dryer
•Smart TV
•kitchen and oven
•security system
•elevator in the building

Price: $600
*Includes aliquot, water and centralized gas.

Located in “Silver Palace” building (3rd floor. Ricardo Muñoz Davila and Padre Julio Matovelle (one block from Remigio Crespo street).

More info:
099 310 5146
099 703 1452

Address: Ricardo Muñoz Davila and Padre Julio Matovelle (one block from Remigio Crespo street, Cuenca.

Semi furnished, not negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1664728833

I am the owner, Cristina: 099 310 5146

Rent two, 3-bedroom apartments, completely furnished

Brand new house – Located in Totoracocha area – a block away from the Centro de Entrenamiento para alto rendimiento de Cuenca.

Apt 1- On second floor it has a Living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, 1 bathroom, laundry area and a small balcony.

Price: $390 a month – year contract (all utilities included, water- electricity and internet)

Apt 2- On third floor it has a Livingroom, dining room, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, 1 bathroom, laundry area and a big balcony with access to one bedroom.

Price: $440 a Month – year contract (all utilities included, water- electricity and internet)

Also parking available for each apartment.

Address: Avenida del condor y de los Zaparos, Cuenca.

Furnished, not negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1664649344

I am a property manager, Eduardo: 096 909 0696

Furnished or unfurnished, brand-new apartment, 2 BR, great view

Location: Walking distance to: “Paseo de los Cañaris” avenue, Downtown is about 20 minutes. In front of the apartment there is a nice park. The neighborhood is quiet because it is in a dead-end street, no traffic.

Description: The apartment is in ground floor; it has living and dining room, laundry room, social bathroom, nice kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower, great mountain view, Good quality finish.

Unfurnished: $550
Furnished: $650

Includes internet and water / Electricity not included in, might cost you extra $20, Condo fee is $12

Address: Juan de Velasco street, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1661995592

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

New house for sale

Nice house, located in Paseo 3 de Noviembre. Beautiful view in front of the Tomebamba river, Rio Amarillo sector.

Three bedrooms, backyard, terrace, parking for two cars. The house has 120 m2 of construction and 84 m2 of land. The main bedroom and bedroom #2 has view to the street and to the river.

The asking price is $125,000 (negotiable). A map is attached to find the location.
Contact: 0995712667 – 0995900625.

Address: Paseo 3 de noviembre, Cuenca. 2°53’12.6″S 79°02’57.5″W

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1664587284

I am the owner, Sonia Tello: 099 590 0625