CDC requires negative COVID-19 test to reenter United States

I got the following email this morning…

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito – CDC Requires Negative COVID-19 Test to Reenter United States Effective January 26, 2021
From: 01/21/2021

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito – CDC Requires Negative COVID-19 Test to Reenter United States Effective January 26, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.

Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and documentation from a licensed health care provider or public health official of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Passengers must also attest, under penalty of law, to having received a negative qualifying test result or to recovery from COVID-19 and medical clearance to travel.

See the CDC Proof of Negative Test Result page to view the order, complete the attestation, and to see FAQ’s. Airlines must deny boarding to passengers who do not meet these requirements.

U.S. citizens in countries where adequate COVID-19 testing is not available or may not be able to satisfy the requirements, should depart immediately or prepare to be unable to return to the United States until such time as they can meet the requirements.

PCR Testing in Ecuador:
A list of laboratories licensed to perform RT-PCR and antigen tests is available on the website maintained by Ecuador’s Medical Services and Prepaid Medicine Quality Assurance Agency (ACESS). RT-PCR tests cost between $80 and $120.

You should advise the laboratory that the test is needed for imminent air travel and results are needed within 72 hours. Laboratories generally promise results within 24 to 48 hours.

Actions to Take:
Monitor the CDC website for latest guidance regarding testing requirements.

Check with your air carriers or travel representative prior to departure for the United States.

Check COVID-19 Country Specific Information updated information on COVID-19 related information including availability of testing.

Visit to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.

Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.

Click here for our COVID FAQs Search Tool.

U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador
+(593) (2) 398 5000
+(593) (2) 398 5000 (after hours)

U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador
+(593)(4) 371 7000
+(593)(4) 371 7000 (after hours)

Dave Sailer

Share a shipping container out of Los Angeles area

Does anyone need or know someone wishing to ship their things out of L.A. area.

I am only half full in a 20′ container and looking for someone to share a 20′ or even a 40′ container if they need more room.

I am ready now or could wait a certain time period.
Thank you, Brian

Brian Musich

Ecuador charities

As many of you know I have been involved in many humanitarian projects. These include organic farming, nutrition, education, clean water, helping Immigrants and more. There may be folks looking for a target for their time and resources.

If you are interested in focusing on sustainable charitable projects, feel free to reach out to me. We are not currently looking for additional projects.

If somebody was interested in piloting an English-speaking Rotary club in Cuenca, I may be willing to lend some support.
Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy

Ned: .

City: Cuenca

Ear, Nose and Throat Dr.

Hello, I am Dr. Jimena Mancera, an MD who specialized in Otorhinolaryngology. I studied in the National Mexican University (UNAM), in Mexico City. I offer medical consultation for infectious, inflammatory and allergic diseases of the upper airway, facial aesthetic surgery, nose surgery, sleep and equilibrium diseases, and voice disorders (I see patients from all age groups). I will be glad to help you with any of these health issues and I’m fluent and comfortable speaking in English.

Location: Consultorios Arupo. Inés Salcedo 2-41 y Federico Proaño.

Jimena Mancera: 099 867 7986. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Plant based brunch with El Oasis chefs – monthly event

Come this Sunday, to La Guarida for a special brunch with Chef Mico and Chef Annie from the new El Oasis Restaurant (all plant based). They will join us in creating a wonderful and very diverse brunch menu. We’ll have a wide variety of dishes for you to choose from anywhere ranging from $4 to $10. All dishes will be completely plant-based and gluten free. Please remember to call and make reservations so we can ensure to maintain the proper social distance. This is a monthly event. Come join us and start your day in a healthy and delicious way.

A very eclectic week for you to enjoy. Don’t miss us. Come support the arts and eat deliciously and healthy.

Come join these incredible chefs. Our objective is to make wonderful delicious and healthy dishes.

This Sunday, brunch hours will be from 10 AM to 1 PM.

You may call 099 806 8071 for more information. We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. A few stops in the Tranvia: La Cuadra Station.

January 24th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071. Call after: 8 AM.

Mujeres Con Exito garage sale

Do you have household items or clothing that you are no longer using? Consider donating your unwanted items to Mujeres Con Exito for their next garage sale on February 2nd. You can drop off your unwanted items at Mujeres Con Exito on Mondays or Tuesdays from 8 AM to noon. If you have more than you can carry, we can arrange for pickup.

To keep you safe during the garage sale, we will be disinfecting with alcohol and we are requiring masks be worn while in the facility. Customers are limited to 5 people at a time and are asked to keep their visit to 25 minutes or less.

Copies of our Spiral bound Dining at a Distance: A Pandemic Cookbook will also be available for $12.

February 2nd, from 9 AM to 3 PM, Free, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca., Cuenca.

Debby Larsen:

Free language exchange by YEES

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Café Lirée (General Torres 8-20) every Saturday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. This event is free, however, due to the pandemic, don’t forget to follow these directions:

– The exchange will be one on one, 2 people per table, to maintain social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is 30 minutes Spanish and 30 minutes English. You decide which language goes first.
– There are only 14 spots, so the first 14 people that confirm their attendance for the event will have a reservation, but we’ll also have a waiting list of 4 people in case someone cancels.
– There are 7 spots for Spanish speakers and 7 spots for non-Spanish speakers.
– Same with the waiting list: 2 spots for Spanish speakers and 2 spots for foreigners.
– The deadline for cancellation is Saturday at noon. NOTE: If you don’t cancel on time you won’t be able to make a reservation for one month, so be careful.
– Café Lirée is not an “open cafeteria,” however they have all the biosecurity measures and excellent food. Take a look at their menu; their prices are very affordable.

January 23th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, General Torres 8-20 y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena

Volleyball – International 6 on 6: Sunday, Noon

All experienced intermediate or advanced 6 on 6 regulation volleyball players are invited to join us for fun, friendship, and exercise. We have players who represent countries from around the world and we had a good crowd last week.

We play Sunday from Noon to 2 PM (weather permitting).
We will set up this Sunday at the far west end of the park, in our original location, West of the football/soccer fields, and the banos. But look around nearby in case we are asked to move.
We ask all who attend to wear a mask to protect themselves and others.
Come join us.
You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set-Spike” volleyball)

Sunday, January 24, Noon to 2 PM, Free, West end of the Parque Paraiso, west of the football/soccer fields, and near the banos. Cuenca.


Remember basic goodness – meditate at home w Shambhala

*Goodness can change into our natural way of life, not the exception.*

Dear Cuenca Community,

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10.30 AM. There are many forms and methods of meditation – the form you choose doesn’t matter, however it’s a very good thing to remember our shared humanity as we sit quietly and become mindful for a period of time.

Online meditation sessions are available at

To practice online regularly with a group, you can also visit

Contact , and visit us online at and Facebook:

If you would like to use it, the form we use at Shambhala Cuenca is outlined below, and you can search “Donna Williams Meditation” for instructions on YouTube, or contact us for instructions.

Cuenca Shambhala Meditation Practice:

Note that times and practices noted are commonly used, but shorter or longer times are beneficial too. Do what feels right to you.

– Opening prayer or recitation.
– Seated meditation, 20 minutes.
– Walking meditation, 15 minutes.
– Seated meditation, 20 minutes.
– Closing prayer or recitation.

Start with an attitude of friendliness and loving kindness toward yourself. Then, if you’re able, take an upright posture, on a cushion on the floor or in a chair, with the spinal column vertical. Notice your body sensations and be aware of any feelings that arise (such as anxiety, tiredness, anger, passion, boredom, indifference, etc.). Begin to completely identify with your natural breathing, in and out, maintaining some awareness of your body/posture. When thoughts or emotions arise, taking you away from the present moment, you simply notice them, without any judgement. Simply label the thought/emotion as “thinking” and return to awareness of your body breathing. Sitting meditation is a practice of simply being, touching into your awareness of that being, and letting go without trying to attain anything.

For walking meditation, take the same approach, except place attention on your feet as they touch the earth, and your legs moving through space. Join the hands at waist level and walk at a speed only slightly slower than normal (see photo).

Traditionally it’s believed that merit is accrued by meditating. In Shambhala, we dedicate this merit to the benefit of all beings, using the closing text below. Feel free to use it, or any other of your choosing:

“May basic goodness dawn;
May the confidence of goodness be eternal;
May that goodness be all-victorious;
May that goodness bring profound, brilliant glory.”

“By this merit may all attain omniscience.
May it defeat the enemy, wrong-doing.
From the stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness, and death,
From the ocean of samsara, may I free all beings.”

Links for instructions:

Meditation instructions are available free online with Senior Teacher Donna Williams at

Pema Chodron Guided Meditation —

De Robelly / Andrea:

Sunday Jan 23, 10:30 AM, donations to relief organizations are highly encouraged, Your Gracious Home, Cuenca.

Paul: +592 98 284 8203 with WhatsApp and Text. Call after: 9 AM.

St. Christopher Episcopal YouTube – Evening Prayer online

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.

We gather online via Facebook and St. Christopher’s YouTube Channel, where you will discover new Evening Prayer services posted each Sunday. Our lectors, music and homilies are global. We invite you to participate.



Sunday after 5 PM or anytime, free, YouTube:, Cuenca.

Calvin E Hefner TSSF: 096 795 9674. Call after: 10 AM.

Raindrop Therapy

Looking for an essential oil raindrop therapy practitioner in Cuenca.


John: 098 199 3743. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Birdwatching special, Southern Jocotoco Reserve

Dear Expat Community, I’m happy to announce the most special birdwatching tour in the southern region. This time we prepare our visit to one of the Jocotoco reserves in Zamora City, Copalinga.
Our itinerary is planned for 3 days and 2 nights with all included as private transportation, English speaking birdwatching guide, accommodation and all meals.

Group minimum 6 people and maximum 10

Don’t miss this unique opportunity with this special price.
Departure is Wednesday 27 of January and finishes on Friday, 29.
Pick-up in Cuenca from door to door.
Price is $290 per person
Best wishes
Diego Maldonado Noboa
Cell phone 099 841 2450
Amazing South American tours

Cuenca-Ecuador. January 27 to January 29

Diego Maldonado: 099 841 2450

Cuenca-Ecuador. January 27 to January 29

Ken Cuban stylist with 15 years of experience in the field of styling

Ken is inviting you to the new promotions of my new salon from Keratin, colors, manicure, eyebrow waxing with capillary Botox thread with incredible results with very good shine and a spectacular finish, do not hesitate and put yourself in very good hands we speak your language and we adapt to your schedules and conditions … your beauty stop in Cuenca

Ordoñes Lasso y de las Azulinas near to school of Cuenca. Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 8 PM.

Kenrrick Aguerrebere: 099 562 5616

Are you looking for your new TV, LG or Samsung?

Are you looking for your new TV with the best price?
Greetings Dear Expat-community and everyone else. Looking for the right TV?

I offer brand-new TVs. Some of the latest models of LG and Samsung for the best price in town.

If you need references from my happy customers, I will be more than pleased to provide you.

Kind regards,

Nestor Reinoso: 099 623 9495 / 096 742 1444. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca


Trying to get your driver’s license or renew it?

Trying to get your driver’s license or renew it?

Hi, My name is Nestor Reinoso.

If you are trying to get your driver’s license and can’t get it because of the language barrier or whatever reason you may have, don’t worry, I can help you, even under the most difficult circumstances.

If you want to be one of my satisfied customers, give me a call.

I will be more than pleased to provide assistance.


Kind Regards,


Nestor Reinoso: claro. 096 742 1444. WhatsApp 099 623 9495. USA 914 230 5429 messenger Nestor Reinoso

VAN / SUV transportation service with English Speaking driver

Van / SUV/ transportation services with English speaking driver
Greetings; expat-community, tourists, tour companies and everyone:

I provide completely legal, insured, and safe transportation throughout the whole country of Ecuador. I can service one passenger up to 40 passengers at a time.
The cars are completely sanitized.

My services include:

– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Transfer to and from any airport – (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns
– Driving you to any immigration office (Machala, Guayaquil, Azogues)
– Running any type of errands needed
– Facilitator (for shopping, doctor’s appointments, legal matters, driver’s license)
– we can deliver anything to your house.

Our insured and safe transportation services offer the use of a bus, car, SUV, pickup truck, or cab.

Note: This service is completely legal, safe, and insured transportation (it comes with free passenger’s insurance).

Available 24/7
Please feel free to contact me for a free quote at any time.

Many recommendations of my services can be found on:

FB exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

GringoPost/recommendations/drivers/Nestor Reinoso.

Kind regards,

Av. 3 de Noviembre 1-56 (Plaza Ortorongo) Cuenca, EC ​.

Nestor Reinoso: Ecuador 096 742 1444 WhatsApp 099 623 9495 USA 914 230 5429 / 096 742 1444


Let’s go to the Jungle

Last year was different; however, we had the opportunity to travel with our groups to enjoy a time in nature with great success. For this reason, we have a new departure date available for you.

In our trip to the jungle, we combine visits to the Andes and Jungle. We will stay at Suchipakari Ecolodge in Misahualli and we will enjoy hiking in the rainforest, learn more about the Quichua culture, and navigate the waters of the beautiful Napo River. On our way to the jungle, we will visit Baños de Ambato and the Chimborazo volcano, on the way back to Cuenca.

It is a 6 day / 5 night trip from January, 31 – February 5. This tour is organized for a small group, no more than 15 people.

Day 1:
– Depart from Cuenca to Baños de Agua Santa – Activities at night
Day 2:
– Waterfalls Trail – “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall.
– Check in Suchipakari Lodge – Activities in the Lodge – Hiking
Day 3:
– Suchipakari Lodge: Hiking in the Jungle and visit to a Quichua communities
Day 4:
– Suchipakari Lodge: We will cross the wonderful Ecuadorian jungle in the waters of the Napo River. Contact with the wild life close to the river and the lagoon.
– Chocolate demonstration, artisanal elaboration techniques
Day 5:
– Free AM – Time to relax
– Transfer from Suchipakari to Riobamba.
Day 6:
– Visit to The Chimborazo Volcano – Hiking to the second refuge!
– Transfer to Cuenca.

Price from: $668 per person
**The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 8 people registered until January 25th with a 50% deposit

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me: Marithza Cuenca: / Mobil and WhatsApp: +593 099 960 4870

This rate includes:

* Bilingual guide (English – Spanish),
* Private transport
* Hotel accommodation – Tourist superior class
* Breakfast per night of accommodation
* Meals (specified in the program)
* Entrance fee to all visitor sites listed on itinerary
* Activities, 24/7 assistance, taxes
* Biosafety protocols

Not included:

• Meals (Except those specified in the program – 03 lunch / 01 dinner)
• Beverage or alcoholics drinks
• Tips and personal expenses

Note: Due to the current situation, for the peace of mind of all travelers, a negative antigen COVID-19 test is required, performed up to 48 hours before the departure date.

Misahualli, Tena. January 31 – February 05

Maritza Cuenca: 099 960 4870

Enjoy your golden years and look after your health

We want you to enjoy your life in Ecuador to the optimum extent. Our country is beautiful but there are many things to know.

The best way to live in Ecuador with peace of mind, is to look after your health with the best insurance plans and coverage. We have several options that fit your budget.

We make sure you have excellent care in the best hospitals and clinics in Cuenca. Relax and enjoy, we take care that you can enjoy life without health care fears.

We care about covering your health needs, so don’t hesitate to contact us and ask us any questions you may have. We are happy to answer them.

Ask about our plans and the unique benefits we have at Blue Box.

Blue Box, ensuring your future.

Ordoñez Lasso Avenue 5-55 and Los Cedros – Monte Carlo Building – office 001. Monday to Friday (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Carlos Alberto Ramírez Velásquez: 098 246 5168

Availability in Gran Colombia Suites, 2021

Gran Colombia Suites is attending with normally provided accommodation services. We have all necessary biosecurity standards to receive our guests. We are located one block from Parque Calderon. Gran Colombia Suites was born in 2014 as a pioneering concept in the City, Corporate Housing, a modality of renting fully furnished and equipped apartments that provide comfort, space, privacy and security.

Amelia and JP made a blogging video during their stay here in Gran Colombia Suites. You can check out in the following link:

Luis Cordero 10-13 and Gran Colombia.

Chris or Isabel: 282 9862

Recovery Center physical therapy

We are a complete physical therapy center in Cuenca with 5 years’ of experience.
Recovery offer personalized physical therapy and program to support rehabilitation, physical performance enhancement, and future injury prevention.

Our staff speaks English and they have specialized training to deal with a wide array of injuries, conditions, and treatment scenarios.

Tadeo Torres Street and Jose Alvear at the corner. Monay to Friday, from 7 AM to 7 PM

Cristina: 098 708 4401 / 098 542 0560

Melamine furniture

Melamine furniture
Bathroom shelves – kitchen shelves – shoemakers – room shelves – beds – closets – tables – desks – wardrobe – night tables; everything to your liking.

– ask safe and guaranteed jobs.

Cuenca Centro. In hours from 6 AM – until 5 PM


Solid furniture

We are good carpenters and furniture makers. Our price is economical, and the work is excellent.

Please write to the mail. With your measurements. Material to your liking. Reference image to give you a quote.

– Good quality, good price
– Furniture in natural color and solid wood.

free estimates

Miguel Heredia y Vega Muñoz. In hours from 9 AM until 6 PM


Today is the day!

Please join us here today at El Mundo Orgánico for the Grand Opening of our store.

Everyone here at El Mundo Orgánico is so grateful to the many of you who order for home delivery from us on a regular basis and those of you who have already stopped by our store. We also appreciate the wonderful compliments we have been receiving about our products and services.

To help us celebrate our Grand Opening, several of our suppliers, many whom you may already know, will be joining us here on our large outdoor patio to sell an even wider array of products. The suppliers include King’s Smokehouse, The Cuenca Shop, Hoppe Café, SIZÚ Lab, Par Arte, Nunkui, BYOB featuring Dr. Abeeja products, and last but not least, La Mía. All health safety protocols will be followed, including social distancing.

For the address and directions to our store location, as well as a list of our “Build-Your-Own Basket” product selections and ordering instructions, please visit the “Home Page” of our website,

At this time, the “Home Page” is the only correct page on our website. The rest of the pages, including the sign-up function for our “Newsletter,” are still “Under Construction” and do not contain correct information. However, soon all will be fixed, and you will be able to actually place your orders online.

FYI, we have many more additional organic and natural products, as well as gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, vegan and vegetarian products, at our store location. If you are looking for any product that is not on our product selection list, please let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.

We look forward to seeing you today, Saturday, January 23, for our Grand Opening.

El Mundo Orgánico, Armando Espinoza, 093 906 2640 (text only, please!)

Francisco Cisneros y Autopista #582 (Via Cuenca-Molleturo-Naranjal). January 23, 2021

Armando: 093 906 2640

All wood, solid, good and economical

We are manufacturers of all kinds of wood furniture; solid and resistant wood.

Send a reference image and measurements. We manufacture for all tastes. Free estimates. Quote with us.

Miguel Heredia. In hours from 9 AM until 6 PM


Best coworking space in Cuenca

Are you looking for space to work away from home? Meet Impaqto a flexible coworking space where you can choose where, how and when to work. Get in touch with us and get 4 hours of free trial.

Av. Francisco Talbot y 12 de Abril.

Jessica Albam: 098 767 4830

Glenfiddich single malt whiskeys -12 yr, 15 yr, 18 yr at CuencaShop

Yes we have been able to get
Glenfiddich 15 yr and 18 yr Single Malt Scotch

Unfortunatey only one bottle each.
The 15 yr old is $91.40
The 18 yr old is $161

We also have a large variety of Tequila, Rum and Whiskeys.

Yes we can give a discount on package deals.

Dont miss these bottles.

If you need to pay with a credit card we are trailling payphone.

Delivery Available
Orders/ Enquiries: 098 402 6399

Cuenca Shop (Kings Smokehouse) 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Sans Sebastian Park, Cuenca. 9 AM – 5 PM Monday to Thursday, 9-6 PM Friday, Saturday 9:30 – 4 PM.


Livethelife 2021 4.99 % financing special

All projects are offering a 4.99 percent financing special post Covid.

Look at our farming communities in Yunguilla

Look at our ocean view communities in Puerto Lopez.

Lodging and transportation available.

All construction including engineering, road building, architecture, power construction available.


Yunguilla and Puerto Lopez. 2021

Torrin Brauch: +1 239 848 5876

Berenice studio

Hello my beautiful clients…

I hope all of you are doing well… I know it’s been quite a while since we have seen each other. I’ve been training, learning the new technics and trends for hair here in the United States in company of my mother that most of you know. So, after all the studying and practicing I’m ready to come back to you guys and offer my best to you.

I’ll be back the first week of February. You are more than welcome to make appointments.. We are crazy about biosafe and always disinfect after each client.

I’ll just be thrilled to see each and one of you.

WhatsApp: 098 963 9264
Paucarbamba 5-16 y Tomillos

Paucarbamba 5-16 Y Tomillos.

Victoria Andrade

Ecogalaxy luxury catamaran reduced price 2021, continues!

Galapagos Ecogalaxy luxury catamaran: March and April 2021 Departures

Galapagos Luxury Catamaran continues cruising with promotional rates continue.


6 Days/ 5 nights Program: Itinerary B

Tuesday PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wednesday AM: Santa Fe: Santa Fe
PM: South Plazas: South Plaza
Thursday AM: Seymour: North Seymour
PM: Mosquera: Mosquera
Friday AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM: Genovesa: Barranco
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands
Tuesday PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wednesday AM: Santa Fe: Santa Fe
PM: South Plazas: South Plaza
Thursday AM: Seymour: North Seymour
PM: Mosquera: Mosquera

March 6th to 11th
March 20th to 25th

Itinerary C: 6 Days/ 5 nights Program

Thursday PM: ta Cruz: Bachas Beach
Friday AM: Santiago: Sullivan Bay
PM: Bartolome: Bartolome
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands
PM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Sunday AM: Floreana: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown
PM: Floreana: Post Office Bay
Monday AM: Española: Suarez Point
PM: Española: Gardner Bay / Gardner Islet / Osborn Islet
Tuesday AM: San Cristobal: Interpretation Center

March 25th to 30th
April 8th to 13th

*Price per person $1,499 (double room) Ecuadorian or Residents with cedula
*Price per person $1,799 (private room for one person) Ecuadorian or Resident with cedula
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,263(double room)
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,656 (private room for one person)

5 days 4 nights : Itinerary A

Tuesday PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wednesday AM: Santa Fe: Santa Fe
PM: South Plazas: South Plaza
Thursday AM: Seymour: North Seymour
PM: Mosquera: Mosquera
Friday AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM: Genovesa: Barranco
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands

March 2nd to 6th.
March 16th to 20th

*Price per person $1,299 (double room) For Ecuadorians or Residents with cedula
*Price per person $1,559 (private room for one person) For Ecuadorians or Residents
*Price For Foreign Tourist: $1,870 (double room)
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,184 (private room for one person)

All options include:
– Airfare to/from Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil
– Naturalist Guides certified by the Galapagos National Park
– Meals specified in the itinerary
– Accommodation in all rooms with air conditioning and balcony
– Excursions indicated in the itinerary
– Shared transfers airport – yacht – airport
– Personalized assistance in compliance with all biosecurity protocols
– Snorkeling in the authorized places according to the itinerary
– Coffee, tea and purified water

Not included:

– RT-PCR Covid19 test
– Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $6 , $100 for Foreign Tourist
– $10 per person Transportation Airport – Canal / Canal – Airport ($5 per way per passenger)
– Ingala ( Immigration Galapagos Card) $20
– Services not mentioned
– Tips

**We provide information about laboratories authorized by the Ministry of Health for PCR Covid 19 test for Ecuadorians.

For information what’s app: Angela 099 251 9679 or email:

Quito or Guayaquil Airport. According with Itinerary

Angela Hally

Travel in the heart of the Andes: Quilotoa, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo

Our new private tour to the Central Andes is a great mix of natural highlights (Quilotoa, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo) and local culture – from a cooking workshop to rural hikes, visiting artisans, and stays in quiet and cozy lodges.

Day 1
AM Private transportation Cuenca – Devil´s Nose viewpoint –Guamote
PM Cooking class, learn how to prepare the real Ecuadorian empanadas

Day 2
AM Our community tour gives you an authentic look into daily life in the Andes: visit an educational project, a rural school, a choza and a traditional weaver.
PM Transfer to Isinliví, located on the famous Quilotoa Loop in Cotopaxi province

Day 3
AM At sunrise, practice yoga. After breakfast 3 to 4-hour rural hike to Guantualo
PM Visit the local wood workshop. Free time to enjoy the spa and gardens of the lodge

Day 4
AM Excursion to Quilotoa Crater Lake, optional hike or kayaking
PM Visit Tigua gallery and transfer to hacienda

Day 5
AM Excursion to Cotopaxi National Park, hike around Laguna Limpiopungo
PM Transfer to Salinas de Guaranda, model of a successful community enterprise

Day 6
AM Visit the cooperatives of Salinas, taste excellent cheeses, chocolates and salami
PM Afternoon excursion to Chimborazo Reserve, spot vicuñas and hike to second refuge. Transfer to Riobamba

Day 7
AM Short tour of Riobamba and Guano, Pueblo Magico. Departure to Cuenca (travel time 5 hours).
PM Arrival in Cuenca

You can start this private tour on any day with a minimum of 2 people.

2 – 3 people $795 per person
4 – 6 people $675 per person

– private door to door transportation
– accommodation in cozy lodges and inns, based on double room with private bath.
– daily breakfast in the accommodations
– 3 x dinner
– all activities as detailed in the itinerary
– entrance permits National Parks and Reserves
– biosafety protocols applied in transportation, accommodation and excursions

If you would like to receive the detailed trip itinerary, or an offer for a customized tour, contact Popkje van der Ploeg at Julio Verne Travel

Remigio Romero Mz H Lt 9 Riobamba. Private tour, departure any day

Julio Verne Travel: 099 416 7350

Treat yourself to an experience at Sojo Spa

There are a few more days to take advantage of two packages designed to get you looking and feeling your best.

Cut, color, treatment–$45 including a glass of wine
Pedicure, manicure, and micro-dermabrasion facial–$35

Prices valid through January 24, 2021.

Appointments are required to ensure maximum allowed capacity is not violated. Masks are also required. All other bio-security norms are also enforced.

Also, I would appreciate your consideration for the Best of GringoPost categories.

*Best of Business*
Mani/Pedi Place

We’ll see you soon at Sojo Spa!

Camino del Tejar between Sarar y Duco. Monday – Sunday: 8 AM – 6 PM

Armando Sojo: 098 385 7531 Facebook: SojoSpa

Make your life easier in Cuenca

Are you planning to live in Cuenca? Even if you are here in Cuenca, do you still need help?

Hello to all the expat community. My name is Fausto Ortiz. I want to offer my service as a professional driver/facilitator. I can assist you with: Shopping, deliveries, translation, IESS and private hospital appointments, bank issues. I have good skills solving problems, Internet and phone contracts, moving to another house, rental agreements and all your errands or needs with transportation within the city.

Outside of the city by appointment only, Trips to Azoguez, Machala, Guayaquil, Manta, Loja, etc. Feel free to ask the price. I will be glad to assist you.
Excellent references available.

Fernandez de Cordova, Miraflores, Cuenca. After 7 AM every day.

Fausto Ortiz: 099 523 9988. This is my cell phone and WhatsApp

D 3 10,000 + K

High Potency, Bioactive Vitamin D with Vitamin K. Made by Metagenics. 60 soft gels. Just brought in from US. Non-GMO and gluten free. Two bottles available. Exp 3/22. and 5/22
$40 each

Kimberly Curls: .

City: Cuenca

Moving sale! Drone, mini wifi projector, blow up screens, bikes

We are moving back to the US and these items are barely used.

DJI Mavic Mini Drone – 1 year old, used 2 times because of Covid. Bought for $500 in US, selling $400. Comes with everything in picture. Amazing to see the beautiful Cuenca landscapes.

Cinemood mini projector – – 1 year old, perfect condition, bought for $300, selling for $200. Comes with YouTube, Amazon Prime and pre-loaded movies. Works perfect with wifi. Amazing quality on any wall or white screen.

Vivihome 14 foot indoor outdoor blow up screen – – 1 year old, perfect condition, only used a couple times, bought for $200, selling for $100. Watch your favorite teams on this gigantic screen.

Pink girls bike – – 1 year old, suitable for ages 5-10, bought new in Cuenca for $280 selling for $100. Like-new.

GW Elite red BMX bike – – 1 year old, suitable for ages 8+. Great condition. Bought for $350, selling for $250.

Barely used motorcycle helmet, girls and boys bike helmets for sale! $10-$20 each.

Amazon Echo (2nd Gen, dark oak finish) selling new on Amazon now for $120, selling to you for $80. Also have Echo Dots for sale! $20 each.

Jamie: .

City: Cuenca

These two fosters are ready for a permanent home

Bella and Mo were both rescues – hungry and flea infested – but otherwise in good health. They are both fixed, up to date on all shots, flea and parasite medication. Both are completely housebroken and very comfortable on a leash. They are very happy together and great playmates but can be adopted independently.

About the dogs:

Bella, the white spotted (is piebald the word?), is a spayed female probably heading for two years old. She is about 14 pounds, a little longer of leg than a pure dachshund (salchicha) and has a heavy wire coat. In every other respect, she is pure dachshund in looks and funny personality.

Mo (black with some grey not age related) is a neutered male about 3 years old. He, too, is around 13-14 pounds but he is smaller and denser than Bella. He has the bent front paws of a dachshund but that’s about the end of his resemblance to the breed. Mo likes to sit up on his hind quarters and wave his front paws for attention.

These dogs are so sweet and deserve a permanent home (or homes) where they can give and receive all the love they deserve. Because these are somewhat small dogs, I would suggest that they not be allowed out in a fenced yard. I would recommend a walled back yard if available – they are otherwise very acclimated to all the pleasures of indoor living.

I will share that I am almost a “foster failure” – a part of me would really like to keep these dogs but I simply can’t afford it.

Sara: 96 963 9963. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Nissan X-Trail 4WD 2017

Km: 46,000 (Miles 28,500)
Full options.
Only one part of a seat has a minor discoloring because of the sun.
My wife and I have a change in our circumstances so we are going to sell our car.

Kees: 095 888 8762. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Guayaquil

Women’s clothing items $5-10

Women’s blazer-size L -thicker jersey fabric, grey with white pinstripes (H&M) – $5

Women’s sweater-size L -can be worn off shoulder or as cowl neck – $5

Women’s fashion top-peplum style. New with tags from Target. Size XXL but fits as a L/XL – $10

Women’s fashion top-fits as a size XL/XXL, silkier like a blouse, half button, meant to fit slightly oversized and flowy $10

Messages only. No calls. WhatsApp +1 704 575 3842

Emily Hollister: 704 575 3842. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

NY Mets fitted hat, like-new $10

Men’s fitted NY Mets hat. Rarely worn and has all original stickers. It is a comfort fit and is size Small/Medium.

Messages only. No calls. WhatsApp +1 704 575 3842

Emily Hollister: +1 704 575 3842. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Women’s army green lightweight jacket – $20

Women’s Jacket, army green in color. Has a draw string waist detail and utility pockets. Purchased new for $40. Worn few times. Like new. Size XL.

Messages only. No calls. WhatsApp +1 704 575 3842

Emily Hollister: 704 575 3842. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Women’s dresses

Lightweight red sun dress with cut out details. Drawstring gives a slightly cinched waist. Sized XXL but fits like a L/XL. $5

Women’s true wrap dress-size L (Fits a M-XL), Forgiving fabric and can work for multiple sizes due to the wrap design. Perfect to dress up or down. Like new. $15

Messages only. No calls. WhatsApp +1 704 575 3842

Emily Hollister: 704 575 3842. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Women’s fashion colored denim jacket $10

Women’s denim jacket. Mustard yellow in color. Like new. Size L.

Messages only. No calls. WhatsApp +1 704 575 3842

Emily Hollister: 704 575 3842. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

1 inch Conair curling iron-$10

Like-new Conair ceramic curling iron from the States with adjustable voltage.
1 inch barrel.

Messages only. Do not call. WhatsApp +1 704 575 3842

Emily Hollister: 704 575 3842. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Women’s Bikini-$15

Brand new, never worn, all tags and liners still on.

Purchased new in the States for $45.

High waisted cheeky bottoms with side cut out details and off the shoulder ruffle top.

Size XL but fits like a L.

Please only message on WhatsApp. No calls. +1 704 575 3842

Emily Hollister: 704 575 3842. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

REI Flash 18-pack and hydration bladder $20

Selling a REI Flash 18-pack and a brand-new 2 L hydration bladder. The backpack is perfect for a day hike or trip. Has pocket and fittings for the hydration bladder. Bladder is brand new with seal on mouthpiece and backpack is used minimally and looks like new.

Please on WhatsApp messages. Do not call. +1 704 575 3842

Emily Hollister: 704 575 3842. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Hibiscus tea / Gramm Bulkshop

Hibiscus tea is an herbal tea that’s made by steeping parts of the hibiscus plant in boiling water.

It has a tart flavor similar to that of cranberries and can be enjoyed both hot and cold.
Here are some benefits of drinking hibiscus tea:

1. Packed with antioxidants
2. May help lower blood pressure
3. May help lower blood fat levels
4. May boost liver health
5. Could promote weight loss
6. Contains compounds that may help prevent cancer
7. Could help fight bacteria
8. Flavorful and easy to make

Contact us at 099 505 9604, 096 060 3748,, or visit our cozy store located in Sucre 14-14 and Estevez de Toral. We will be happy to assist you.

We also have delivery service.

Marla: 099 505 9604 / 096 060 3748. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Selling the following items:

– Custom made iron dinning set for 4 people with glass top.
– Brand new full size padded beds.
– Brand new coat racks.
– Brand new esquineros.

Sebastian: 098 415 0782. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Marc´s Consignment

Dear All,

Haven’t visited us yet? Now is the best moment to do it. Come and discover all the items that make your life and daily routine more comfortable. All you can imagine just in one place.

We also invite to visit our online store where you can access from the comfort of wherever you are

And do not forget, if you are moving out of the city or you need to sell some items that you have in good condition but that you no longer use, we can help you selling them for you.

Marc: 096 849 6409. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Different items for sale

Dog beds. $8 each

Big dog crates . $75 each

Roller file cabinet. $49

Metal chairs. $15 each

jose: .

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Bigotté Barbershop & Lounge, barbershop and men’s spa

My 2 kiddos and I were looking for a place to cut our hair during the pandemic. With Bigotte we not only found the place to cut our hair but in Mauricio (owner) and Yef (barber) we found the perfect place for us. Excellent attention from the moment one arrives. They greet you with a game of darts (if you hit bullseye the haircut is free) They give you a complimentary drink (Whisky, water, soda you choose your poison) Reasonable prices and a very professional atmosphere. Very happy to have found this hidden gem.

Address: Edificio Dalí, Miguel Morocho, Cuenca

Contact information: 099 580 0977

Recommended by Jenner Angulo: 098 375 3843

Recommendation for Vivadi Ice Cream, homemade ice cream

My husband and I love ice cream but, sadly, hadn’t had any for a long time due to our diabetes. Fortunately, we discovered Vivaldi homemade ice cream made with Stevia by Carlos Paez… and Wow! what a treat. It is creamy and delicious and, best of all, our glucose has remained stable every time we have eaten it. We bought chocolate, vanilla and coconut flavors and are looking forward to trying some others. I hear his regular ice cream is also amazing.

Address: Carlos Paez

Contact information: 096 254 6303

Recommended by Haydee Rodriguez:

Recommendation for Patricia Chuchuca, cleaning/housekeeper lady

We are recommending Patricia as an excellent housekeeper. She shows up on time, speaks English very well and is honest. She does the laundry as well. She is excellent and also does the ironing, so we highly recommend her for her affordability and reliability. She charges $30 per 8 hours/day. Very worth it.

Address: Totoracocha, Cuenca.

Contact information: 095 999 8950

Recommended by Lino Ramirez: 099 908 1990

Recommendation for Renata Tacuri, translator

This great young woman translates from English and French to Spanish. She has done a couple things for me. Also got it in and out of the notary – in minutes, was able to cut the line and red tape.
She also works for an accountant and has some experience In that domain.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 717 3962

Recommended by Audrey Morris:

Cooking class 2021 return to Alliance Française

Cooking class 2021 return to Alliance Française
Temperature checked at entrance and personal registration
Gel and antiseptic spray available and obligatory
Mandatory mask and social distancing

Knife skills. The #1 essential part to cooking’s pleasure (Hands on)
Learn how to safely and professionally peel, dice, cut and chop all the important vegetables and fruit – (If you do not have a knife, one will be provided)
$10 AF members – $15 public
Class executed by yours, humbly, Chef Marc Dullin (Retired in Cuenca)
Afterward, we will enjoy a wonderful lunch together using the fruit of our labor with proper social distancing
To reserve your place, please register and prepay with Lore or Daniela only at the Alliance Française – No walk-in …

Attention: Alliance Française is no longer accepting cash payment (Credit card or bank transfer)

Price includes a generous serving/tasting of the menu + free knife-sharpening (so please bring yours) and always … a glass of chilled Chardonnay
Class fills up quickly and space is very limited
Come and see why the Alliance Française’s cooking classes were voted
Best of Cuenca ~ GringoPost 2019 & 2020
(Spanish, English and French spoken)

January 30th – 9 AM – 1 PM, Tadeo Torres 1-92 Y Av. Solano


Agave (Chawar Miske) Route Tour in Salasaca

Salasaca is a Kiwchua town in the Andes located 10 minutes from Cantón Ambato in the province of Tungurahua.

Visit Salasaca and experience the sensation of getting lost among the fields of blue agave, perceive the aroma of cooked agave, admire its agave landscape, its handicrafts and millenary culture of the Salasaca Kiwchua people and taste the flavor of the blue agave liquor inside the artisanal distillery Rune Miske. Call us. It will be a pleasure to attend or WhatsApp 098 7368 822.
Explore the magical town of Agave.

January 22, 2021, Salasaca

Carmen Loja:

Fresh organic fruits and vegetables for sale

Kinti Wasi is an organic farm located in Cantón Suscal in the province of Cañar. We grow the best varieties of vegetables and fruits:

We deliver in Cuenca every Wednesday. Harvested directly from the farm to your house. If you would like to order please email us until Tuesday night: or send us a WhatsApp. 098 736 8822.

January 22, 2021, Suscal

Carmen Loja

Double D’s Menu for the week of January 25

We’re back with a cold soup–this time with a North African flair–that contrasts with a new Italian noodle dish. A favorite dessert as well as a cookie from our fair days tempt your sweet tooth.

Italian Drunken Noodles w/ Sausage: $25 (6-8 servings); $13 (2-3 servings)
Moroccan Carrot Summer Soup: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Almond Joy Bars: $3 each
Cherry Garcia Cookies: $5/half-dozen

What are Italian Drunken Noodles? Much like the Thai dish, the noodles are not the star. Instead, the ground pork sausage gives a hearty texture paired with colorful bell peppers and tangy tomatoes. Wine adds a lot of flavor as do fresh parsley and basil.

Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, January 26. When placing your order, please include the following information.

Preference of pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery
Preferred pick-up/delivery day (Thursday or Friday)
Delivery address, if applicable
Phone number

Pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery is available Thursday or Friday, January 28 or 29 between 9 AM and 2 PM. Once all of the orders are received, we’ll be able to confirm a more specific time frame. Delivery is free for orders of at least $25.

Thanks to those of you who have ordered—some every week—since we started our casseroles and soups in mid-March. We’re the same people with the same name making the same excellent food since August 2017. Continue taking good care of yourselves.

Deb and Dawn

Order by 3 PM Tuesdays, Pick-up or Delivery on Thursdays or Fridays 9 AM – 2 PM, Agustín Cueva 3-56 y Honorato Loyola, #201 (1.5 blocks from Clínica Santa Inés Emergency entrance)

Double Ds Delights: 096 802 2874 (after 8 AM, English only); 096 802 2545 (after 8 AM, Spanish and English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

Delivery: real sourdough, Southern biscuits, freezer meals, and more

Hi, Sunday Brunch Cuenca family.

Here is our current delivery menu:

Black bean veggie burgers and wheat buns:
Buns come fresh in a pack of 6 for $3.50
Veggie burgers come frozen in a pack of 6 for $6.
Take out of the freezer and cook on the grill or in a frying pan. Add the veggies and condiments of your choice for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal.

Ready to bake freezer meals:
Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9
Chicken pot pie $7
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.

Breads and More:
Cornbread (6 squares for $6)
Cinnamon rolls (6 rolls for $8 with icing in separate container)
Large Southern-style biscuits (Pack of 6 for $6. They freeze well.)
White meat chicken sausage patties (Patties come uncooked and frozen in a pack of 6 for $8 or 12 for $15) These fit great on the biscuits.
Sourdough and yeast bagels (6 for $6)
Loaf sourdough bread $5.
Loaf brioche $4.50
Frozen waffles 8 for $8
We make the waffles fresh and then freeze them so you can pop them out to toast and enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack anytime.

Our products are homemade with real butter.

You can visit our Facebook page and Instagram for pictures: @SundayBrunchCuenca

Order Instructions:

Please place your order via email at by Monday before noon for delivery Wednesday between 9:30 AM and noon or place your order before noon on Wednesday for delivery Friday between 9:30 AM and noon.

Please send your orders by email only to make sure they do not get lost and include your address and phone number for the delivery.

Made to Order, Online


Chef Narcissa (EAT) – Vietnamese pork chops + free dessert for $6.50

If you don’t feel like cooking this week you can enjoy today’s special at Foods by Chef Narcissa: Vietnamese pork chops, with ginger rice or mashed potatoes, fried egg and salad + free dessert for only $6.50.

Dessert options include:

-Mocha Walnut Pie
-Apple Crisp
-Death by Chocolate

We also have our regular menu with delicious sandwiches like Shrimp Po’ Boy, Chicken Banh Mi, Grilled Lamb Burger and more. Plus, all your favorite plates: creamy Mac and Cheese, Buddha Bowl, Shrimp Tacos and much more. If you’re craving some lasagna, we have 4-portion trays:

– Meat Lasagna $16
– Chicken Lasagna $14
– Vegetarian Lasagna $12

They all come with delicious homemade garlic bread and two free desserts.

Our Facebook was blocked so we have a new page, find us as Foods Cuenca. Feel free to call or WhatsApp, I’ll be happy to help

Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 9 PM, Cuenca

Josellys: 099 262 4044

Romantic dinner with live piano performance

We accompany your dinners with the most beautiful piano melodies. Enjoy a unique experience at “El Jardín Restaurant”.

Request more information about the availability for dinner with piano and make your reservation in advance, we will be very happy to serve you.

Information and reservations: 099 309 9131 / (07) 282 7401.

#GSantaAna #Cuenca

January 2021, Calle Larga y Borrero

Daniel Duran

Kung Fu Wok Chinese food delivery

Dear Customers, Thank you so much for your support. We are offering promotions starting from today (only for delivery or take away). You could place an order every day from 11 AM to 9 PM.
We cook delicious Chinese cuisine (no MSG) and all of our dishes are freshly made by Wok.

Combo Familiar #1
1/2 Fried Rice + 1/2 Fried noodle + Tallarin jugoso + Hongkong shrimp + cola (1.35L)
Combo Familiar #2
Fried Rice + Fried noodle + General Tso’s chicken + Beef and broccoli + cola (1.35L)


Pan-fried or steamed dumplings (8units) $5
Fried rice $3.50~$5.80
Fried noodle $4~$6.80
Wonton soup $5.50
Kung pao chicken $7.50
Honey chicken $7.50
Orange chicken $7.50
General Tso’s chicken $7.50
Chicken and broccoli $7.50
Sweet and sour chicken $7.50
Black pepper beef $7.50
Mongolian beef $7.50
Beef and broccoli $7.50
Hongkong shrimp $8.50
Honey walnut shrimp $9
Stir fry vegetables $4.50
Stir fry shredded potatoes with green pepper $4.50
Corn pancake $4.50

You could call us or send us a message by WhatsApp for delivery.

11 AM – 9 PM, Honorato Vásquez 6-15 y Hermano Miguel

Kung Fu Wok: 096 828 4054

Truffles and Italian night at Sofy’s

Italian special
Wednesday 27/01 from noon till 9 PM
5 plates for $30

1. Aperitif: Prosecco
2. Antipasto: Clams cooked in white wine.
3. First: black truffle fettuccine (Fettuccini with trufas negras) Only 6 available. ️
4. Ossobuco with polenta and finished with gremolata.
5. Sweet: Tiramisu.

The special without truffles will be with Alfredo sauce and will cost $18.
Make your reservations: 096 955 4901

And for our social media

Wednesday, January 27th, noon until 9 PM, Simon Bolivar y Luis Cordero / Casa del Parque


Are you looking for great meat for your BBQ?

We offer:

– Beef cuts
– Pork chops extra thick
– Pork ribs
– Chicken
– Artisan Chorizos

La Karlota Delicatessen – high quality products:

– Aged Beef cuts
– Chicken (whole or cuts)
– Pork (ribs, chops, loin, fritada)
– Lamb (rack, chops, T-bone, whole leg, ground meat)
– Organic eggs from a happy hens farm (free running hens)
– Aged Cheese
– Sausages
– Turkey Ham
– Turkey Bacon
– Thick Smoked bacon (pork)
– Organic Chocolate
– Organic Jam
– and more

Visit us at Remigio Crespo 13-33 and Latinoamericana (Right across from Batan Shopping) or call us: 099 299 0224.

Please check out our:

– Facebook fanpage:
– Our catalogue:

We speak English

Monday to Friday 10 AM – 7 PM. Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM (1 – 2 PM out for lunch), Remigio Crespo 13-33 and Latinoamericana (Right across from Batan Shopping)

Erik Feican: 099 299 0224

Mujeres Con Exito has new menu options for Wednesday delivery

Orders are received until Monday at 5 PM for Wednesday delivery. Delivery occurs between 11 AM and 1 PM.

Barbecue wings (8) and fries. Served with our house mayonnaise. $15 includes home delivery within the city.

8 Egg Rolls (shrimp, pork, vegetable) – can be fried or ready to fry. Served with Vietnamese sauce and Sriracha sauce. $15 includes home delivery within the city.

1 Quesadilla, served with chips, guacamole and Pico de Gallo. $12 includes home delivery within the city.

4 mixed pieces Fried Chicken lunch. Served with Mashed potatoes and salad. $12 includes home delivery within the city.

Minestrone soup, Special recipe of Chef Bruce Wilkins, who has taught our Chef Arlin to make this delicious soup. One liter for $10 includes home delivery within the city.

Sriracha sauce. Sriracha is a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. $5

Vietnamese salad dressing. A tasty condiment used as a salad dressing or dipping sauce. consisting of sugar. rice vinegar. garlic, freshly chopped chilies, fish sauce, water and lime juice. $5

Fresh Red Fruit Jam, 250g jar. $3.50.

Distance: A Pandemic Cookbook. Spiral bound. $12.

Mujeres Con Exito is the job training branch of Casa Maria Amor, Cuenca’s battered women’s shelter. Food service is one of the areas training is available. The women have specific food items that they can deliver to you on Wednesdays.

Deadline for food order is January 25th, Delivery is January 27th, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez

Debby Larsen:

Bistro Yaku

At Bistro Yaku last year, our family worked with love, passion, and dedication to create a space where we could offer you the best food in a comfortable and cozy setting.

We have been happy to welcome many of you since we opened, but now it is time to ask you what you think about us.

Are we the Best New Restaurant in Cuenca?

Do we make the Best Breakfast in the city?

If you think so, we would be honored to receive your vote in the Best of GringoPost. From now until January 31st.

Voting is easy, just click on “Best of Wine & Dine” above and follow the steps to vote in each category. And while you are voting, please remember your other favorite businesses. They also will appreciate your support.

Monday to Saturday: 8 AM to 10:30 PM. Sunday: 8 to 11 AM, Bistro Yaku, Luis Cordero 5-66 & Honorato Vasquez

Pepo Apolo: 098 748 6890

DEFY works for you and the Earth

The purpose of Dave’s Earth-Friendly Yearnings is to satisfy your yearnings by delivering organic, vegetarian, gourmet treats in an earth-friendly way.



Giving great value and service with a smile.

Using reusable/recyclable packaging.

And bicycle delivery to your door

DEFY continues to make organic, vegetarian, gourmet soups and desserts. They’re conveniently frozen, so you can enjoy your treats whenever your heart desires.

We have various types of Sourdough Bread, even sliced if you want.

We also have Melody of Plants plant-based world class personal and home care products and Cream’O’Gurt Yogurt (absolutely the best on the planet). This yogurt has 250 billion live cultures in a 1-liter bottle and 13 different identified bacterial strains.

Browse our website and treat yourself to some gourmet delights. Check out our Facebook Page: Defy for Life.

Delivery is by bicycle and free for orders over $25.

The weekly order cut-off is at noon on Wednesday with deliveries on Friday and Saturday.

We’re looking forward to treating you and Planet Earth, with dignity.

Wednesday, January 7th at noon, Jesus Arriaga 4-69

David Coote: 098 498 3562

Cafe Ñucallacta – price change for roasted coffee

We are Cuenca’s very own artisan coffee roaster. We use some of the best coffee in Ecuador and roast in small batches so that you receive at its optimum in flavor and aroma. For the past 6 years we have not changed the price of our coffee. However, due to lower supplies during the 2020 harvest, it has been increasingly harder for us to acquire quality green coffee at our previous price point. Unfortunately we will have to raise the price of our light, medium and espresso roast coffees by $0.49, to $5.99 per 400grams. We have different coffee suppliers for our dark roast coffee and we are able to maintain the same pricing for this coffee at $5.50 per 400 gram bag. The price change will occur as of Monday, January 25th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

As of now all of our food and drink items will not change in price. We bake all of our pastries and bagels in house. North American style pies (apple, cherry, rhubarb, blueberry, berry, and pumpkin spice), Cakes (carrot, cacao & amaretto, peach walnut, chocolate), cheesecakes, cookies, brownies and much more. Have you tried some of our favorite breakfast and lunch options? People love our Huevos Rancheros, Tigrillo and Pancakes, but our new hashbrown meals (Executive and Express) are becoming fast bestsellers. We also have a Cajun style Chicken Sandwich and have added a few fun sauces with our burritos and burgers. By the way you can still get our 2x $10 double burger or Sonora burrito deals any time of the day. Stop by our shop, order online or on our website at (national and international bank cards accepted via our 2checkout payment option).

Everyday, Hermano Miguel 562 entre J. Jaramillo y H. Vasquez

Ruminahui Duchicela: 096 311 4958

Furnished apartment, 2 bedrooms, elevator, close to Supermaxi Americas

Fully furnished apartment, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 parking near Supermaxi (Las Américas) right behind Banco del Pacífico

Available from February the 1st, 2021

• 900 sq. ft.
• Open spaces
• Electric stove (US style)
• 2 doors electric oven
• Fridge, blender, coffee maker
• Washer and dryer inside the apartment
• Dining table with 8 seats
• Living room
• Full-size beds and mattress
• Gas operated water heater (really hot water)
• Centralized gas
• Elevator
• Natural light everywhere
• Electricity meter
• Warehouse (32 sq ft)
• 1 indoor parking
• No pets allowed


• Security guard
• Magnetic keys for the building entrances
• Automatic garage door

Rent: $400 + $70 Alicuota
Deposit: $400

Furnished, $400, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Eduardo Muñoz y Gran Colombia (behind of Banco del Pacifico), Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1611349168

I am the owner, Erik Feican: 098 723 9727. Call after: 9 AM.

Beautiful apartment for sale in Cuenca

Beautiful 3 bedroom apartment with a library and office room for sale by owner in Calle Nogales and Ordóñez Lasso near Oro Verde Hotel. Great neighborhood near shopping and one block away from Tomebamba river.

200 square meters of living area with parking space for 2 cars and storage room, Common areas with Sauna, Gym and a conference and social room. For any information please contact Samuel. Phone 098 688 4752

$195,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed

Address: Calle Nogales y Ordóñez Lasso, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1611339170

I am a friend of the owner, Samuel Castro: 098 688 4752 Call after: 8 AM.

For sale: 1500 sq. ft furnished Yunguilla country home on 2 acres

This gorgeous 1,500 square foot Yunguilla country home had mature fruit trees and full sustainability potential making this a great investment for anyone wishing to live off the land.

The property also has a covered space for an outdoor kitchen, incredible views, three bedrooms and three baths, plus an entire upstairs loft with a queen-size bed, table and chairs. This fully furnished home is totally turnkey, with all the appliances, pots and pans, sheets and towels, four queen-size beds, living room furniture, a full kitchen with a dining table and everything else needed to move right in.

Located in the Santa Isabel region of Yunguilla — about an hour and a half from Cuenca — this property has 2 acres of land and the views surrounding it are extraordinary … from soaring mountains and valleys to rolling hills and fields, there is a feeling of nature that surrounds you at every turn.

Yunguilla is south of Cuenca extending to the seaport city of Machala. Its lower elevation makes this area much warmer than Cuenca, with a shorter rainy season as well. The area is a gardener’s dream, with fertile soil that can grow nearly everything. On the property are 20 banana trees, mangos, oranges, avocados, coffee and other fruit trees. For someone wanting a sustainable lifestyle, this is paradise found and move-in ready.

The house includes a covered outdoor kitchen area that can accommodate a crowd and is the perfect entertaining spot for friends and family. Located near the house, with incredible scenery on all sides, the spacious covered kitchen includes a large table, a grill and a sink. Whether it’s an early morning breakfast, a glass of wine to watch the glorious sunsets, or a barbeque for all your friends, this outdoor kitchen is all about relaxed and hospitable country living.

The home has a cozy living room, a large eat-in kitchen with a bar, three bedrooms and baths on the first floor and a loft on the 2nd floor that overlooks the living area.

The light and airy country kitchen feature a table for six and tons of work, cooking and storage space. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans as well as a toaster oven, rice cooker, blender, toaster, espresso machine, coffee grinder, tea kettle, juicer, knife set, meat grinder, set of plates, coffee mugs, juice glasses, silverware and much more.

Also included in the purchase price are a printer, TV, Bose speakers, three webcams, a washing machine, basic tools and a wheel barrel plus a hammock, and an entire closet of extras for the house including light bulbs, curtain rods and other essentials.

The fenced-in home has a security system, security cameras and a safe inside the house.

A caretaker, who oversees the property and the orchards, is available to continue working should the new owners want a handyman or caretaker. He also pays the electric and water bills monthly and is currently paid a $170 a month salary.

Yunguilla is a popular weekend getaway with Cuancanos, and there are dozens of hosterias – all with swimming pools, volleyball courts and soccer fields. The area has attracted a number of expats in recent years and there is a welcoming “community” feel to the Valley. Yunguilla also offers a variety of activities including world-class bird watching, extensive hiking trails, horseback riding and a breathtaking waterfall and cloud forest in nearby Giron. The area is also known for a home-brewed liquor that the locals make from sugar cane and tours of the distillery attract visitors from all over Ecuador.

The asking price for this inviting fully furnished home and the property is $159,000.

A motorcycle, not included in the purchase price, is also for sale should the buyer want it.

Furnished, $159,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Santa Isabel, Yunguilla, Yungilla.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1611325066

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2,220 sq. ft, 4-bedroom Puate home has pool, spa and incredible views

This 2,200 sq. foot, 4-bedroom luxury Paute home with all the bells and whistles is a stunner. Located on the outskirts of Uzhupud, this fabulous country home on a .8-acre lot is 35 minutes from Ecuador’s third-largest city — Cuenca, providing the best of both country living and international World Heritige Site city culture. Leave the noise and pollution behind but enjoy the best that city life has to offer in just a few short minutes.

This listing is a beautiful custom-built home designed and constructed to North American/US standards with stone river walls, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a mother-in-law’s residence (currently the pool house), an infinity pool, steam room, hot tub, massage area, and heated master bedroom. Belgian wooden floors and a gourmet kitchen with all stainless appliances make this a joy to live in. The high-end furnishings and appliances come with the purchase price.

Nestled in the farmlands, near the Paute River Valley and its gorgeous mountain and valley views, this home also has professionally landscaped yards, a terrace with the views of the entire valley, an open-concept living, dining and kitchen area, two outdoor patio areas, and solar panel back-up.

The elevation in Paute is around 7,000 feet (1,400 feet below Cuenca), and the temperature averages a mild 70 degrees F. almost every day of the year. Public transportation is readily available and a trip to Cuenca generally costs only $4 each way.

The town of Paute gives you a relaxed, peaceful small-town feel, in a safe environment while also providing great shopping in local markets and enjoying craft shops, top-rated restaurants, and a multitude of outdoor activities. Known for its fresh fruits and world-famous roses Paute offers a cultural mix of locals, wealthy Cuencanos who weekend here, and an expat community. Paute also has its own health clinic and Cuenca’s newest hospital is only 20 minutes away.

The asking price for this country gem is $395,500 with a 10% discount for closing in the US via an escrow.

Furnished, $395,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Paute, Cuenca, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1611324628

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Brand-new 3-bedroom condo in luxury, full-amenity building for sale

This brand-new 3-bedroom, 3-bath Cuenca Condo is located in a full-amenity luxury building two blocks from the Yanuncay River in an 8-year-old high-end building that includes 24/7 security, two elevators, a full gym, a sauna, a steam room, and a shared meeting and entertainment space. This never-been-lived in gem has beautiful upgrades including high-end gloss kitchen cabinets, under counter lighting, a large island, extra closet space in the master bedroom, a spacious underground parking spot (can fit two small cars), a bodega, and an enclosed area for laundry off the kitchen.

Located on a small cul-de-sac, the luxury building is favored by both expats and locals and has everything you need to feel right at home. The 5th-floor apartment is 182 square meters (1,959 square feet) and is open and airy with windows in the living space as well as in the bedrooms, and a small terrace with city and mountain views off the master.

The beautiful flow-through, open concept living, and dining room feature a spectacular kitchen with all the bells and whistles.

Two of the bedrooms are en-suite, the third bedroom is serviced by the social/guest bath directly across the hall. All of the bedrooms have ample closet space, with the master boasting additional built-ins and a good-sized bathroom.

This brand-new, 3-bedroom 3-bath Cuenca condo is an unfurnished unit, but well worth the money and priced to sell at $155,000.

Unfurnished, $155,000, negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Isabel Catolica y Lope de Vega, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1611322872

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Roommate wanted to share a large modern home for $185 per month.

The bedroom has a private patio with built-in closets, desk and queen-sized bed. House has good natural light, a full-sized and well equipped kitchen and a full laundry. Rent includes full utilities, hot tubs and internet connection.

A few blocks away to Batan shopping center, great Chinese and the best Mexican Food in Cuenca. A block off the main streets so we have less traffic noise, in a quiet “working” neighborhood.

The room is available Feb 1st.

Furnished, $185, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed

Address: Galapagos and Esmeraldas, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1611265485

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