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Why does my SSI direct deposit first go to Bank of New York then Ecuador

I am worried because I applied to get my SSI direct deposit sent to Ecuador and it didn’t work. So, I emailed DR like SSA told me to and now they changed it so the Bank of New York gets it first then it would go to Banco de Guayaquil checking account.

First, I am wondering if I will get it and how long will it take now that I waited 60 days already.

Hopefully someone could help me that has also gone thru this.


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I need a new international cell phone provider!

Here’s what’s happening. My husband and I had JVOIP where we could make and receive international calls to the US and were able to keep our US number. Then JVOIP changed their interface to Vodia phone which was kind of ok…for a while… until I changed my local phone provider from Claro to CNT with a new SIM card. Lo and behold, all our Vodia phone calls are interfered with in some way by CNT and I can’t make or receive international calls properly.

My husband’s phone is still with Claro and Vodia phone works on his phone. I was literally on my husband’s phone with a Vodia phone tech support person all day on Monday and the only temporary workaround is using the Vodia phone app on my computer to make and receive calls.

Has anyone heard of something like this before and do you have any suggestions?

Thank you!

Jofannie Karla
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Transaction’s percentage

Hello community. What percentage is charged now for transferring money from Ecuadorian personal bank account to personal bank account in the US?

Deeply appreciate any suggestions.

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KitchenAid mixer (broken)

Does anyone know a person who can fix a KitchenAid mixer?

Thanks in advance!

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Puppy for adoption

Hello Dear Expats! A little puppy was found in a factory! He is alone there. Only in the nights the security man is feeding him. He needs a loving family.
He is gonna be medium-size and is now approximately 2 months old.

Please help me to give him a second chance.

I can drive him wherever here in Cuenca.

WhatsApp 098 311 1659

Lupe Moscoso: 098 311 1659. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Pets - Adoptions

Stone grinder

Looking for stone grinder for table top, food prep.

BJ: .

City: Cuenca
Looking for

Looking for 2 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 2 bedroom, unfurnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $300-$350, I don’t have pets.

Looking for a 2 bedroom apartment or house starting January, 2024. We are looking for unfurnished with secure parking. It could be outside of town or near Cuenca.

Angela: 099 975 7979. Call after: 1 PM.
Looking for

We are hiring: data entry clerk; prior experience not necessary

We are in search of a skilled data entry clerk who can efficiently input information into our database. The perfect candidate will possess strong computer skills and have the ability to type quickly with great attention to detail. It is essential that the candidate understands the importance of maintaining data confidentiality. Our company relies on accurate and up-to-date data that can be easily accessed through our digital database.

Prior experience preferred but not necessary. Comprehensive training is provided. The job will be a combination of remote and office. High-speed internet and own a reliable laptop is required. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume in English and Spanish to:


Fast typing skills
Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
Basic understanding of databases
Good command of English both oral and written and customer service skills
Great attention to detail
High school degree or equivalent

Tania: .

City: Cuenca
Looking for

Blue topaz and diamond accent reindeer 18″ pendant necklace

A bejeweled reindeer pendant necklace, set in sterling silver with a pear-cut blue topaz and diamond accent.

• Blue Topaz: 7/8 ct. total weight
• Diamond accent
• Set in sterling silver
• Approx. length: 18″; approx. drop: 3/4″
• Spring ring clasp closure; cable link chain


Patricia Stor:

City: Cuenca

Items for Sale

BioTec 2000 Ray Tube rife machine

For sale: used rife machine
$500 or best offer

The BioTec 2000 Ray Tube is based on Royal Rife technology. E-mail me if you want a pdf file with more details from the manufacturer. And photos.


City: Vilcabamba
Items for Sale

Cuenca Consignments, store is open today

Cuenca Consignments, store has moved, we are ready to open with our regular schedule of Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 11 AM to 5 PM. Please bear with us as we are finishing the placement of some items.

We have received a new lot of men’s and women’s clothing, mostly quality Names from the US and in beautiful condition. Women’s large to larger sizes. Men’s are large to larger sizes, and men’s shoes.

We offer discounted items, closeouts, and a special discount on regularly priced items. We have lots of nice, name brand clothing for all sizes. Men’s and Women’s and Children’s clothing. Children s items from cribs to car seats, to strollers. Exercise equipment, books, puzzles, craft and painting items, garden supplies, office equipment and supplies, jewelry, decor items, wall art and paintings, and many other things to see.

Items for Sale

Items for sale

We are downsizing so we no longer need the following items:

New Electrolux eco turbo air conditioner $275
Large entertainment center for a TV up to 65” $160
17″ acer laptop $150
Brand new 20″ computer monitor, still in the box $90
Brand new electric Shaq grill press $50
Apple TV 4 generation $50
Apple airport wi-fi router $40


City: Cuenca
Items for Sale

Beautiful household items for sale

We’re renovating and changing our home decor. Very nice items for sale!

Large coffee table with wooden base and glass top. Very thick glass, great quality. Bought at Vitefama. $200 OBO

Electric fireplace that can be mounted on any wall. Has different heat and light settings. From Home Vega – $225 OBO

Colineal auxiliary chair. Warm taupe/ light brown. Brand new, still in the bag they delivered it in. I made a significant mistake when measuring. Paid $400, yours for $200 OBO

Set of 5 valances. Olive green with fall colors. Sold at El Viejo Almacén for $38 each. Take them all for $40 OBO

Original painting of “Cholitas” by renowned Cuencano artist Victor Arevalo. Oil on canvas, not framed. $200 firm.

Additional pictures available upon request.

Smoke free, pet friendly home.


City: Cuenca

Items for Sale

Sukida 175 CC blue scooter for sale

Blue scooter for sale, automatic motorcycle, gasoline, 175 cc engine, blue color, Sukida brand, unique in color in Cuenca. Original cost $1800, used only two months. sales cost $1600. sole owner. excellent conditions like new.

Excellent for carrying purchases, daily mobility. Very comfortable.


096 273 9781

Items for Sale

Motorcycle for sale, color blue IGM 150 cc

Brand IGM cost $1300. Engine 150 cc, executive type, gasoline, only owner, new agency, perfect for working as delivery, deliver things, daily work, general mobility, very comfortable, send me a WhatsApp or email if you want to see it.



Items for Sale

Smart TV 4K 2023 TCL, 50 inches, Google TV, new in box, 2 years warranty

For moving reasons I am selling new smartTV purchased 2 weeks ago model 50P735 2023 TCL 50 inch SmartTV with GoogleTV. New in box, 2 years factory warranty, fixed price – no changes. Request photos to WhatsApp or email.

Characteristics 4k HDR Google TV:

· 4K HDR
· Dolby Vision/Atmos
· HDMI 2.1
· OK Google
· Google Meet
· Borderless design

Andres: 099 278 6809

City: Cuenca
Items for Sale

Looking for the best gift?

Semipermanent makeup, micro needling, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, medical grade facials, and much more are available to give your friends as a lovely gift. Get the highest quality aesthetic care or micropigmentation with an aesthetic MD. trained specially to work with light phototypes (fair skin, blonde, redhead).

My gift cards are available, gifts starting from $30 on, with 2 months for booking it. You can give the treatment or a part of the payment as a gift. Check the quality of my work on Instagram at, and on FB as well.

12 de Abril Ave. 5-14 and Guayas St.

Dr Laura Rosalia Leon
098 739 5278
WhatsApp (best way to contact) 098 739 5278

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Tours with local bilingual guide

Greetings, I am conducting tours to the beautiful Biblian
and Cajas National Park.
Every day from Monday to Sunday.
From 9 AM to 3 PM.

– First option – Cost $45
Tour A: Biblian. Share this nice tour, a historical and cultural tour.
– Includes:
Transportation round trip
Bilingual guide
Train route
Virgen del Rocio Sanctuary
Straw hat factory

– Second Option – Cost $45
Cajas National Park Tour, let’s go to this nice tour through the wonders of the Cajas National Park.

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Cuenca Shop “Look at what is in stock” Treasure Trove

In Stock: (Things you may not find anywhere else in Cuenca)
Grand Marnier 1ltr $89.95
Drambuie 1ltr $79.95
Angostura Bitters $21.75
Tito’s Vodka 1ltr $69.95
Dalmore 12yr $151.80
Sazerac Rye $125
Tullamore Dew 1ltr $65
Canadian Club 1ltr $69
Proper 12 $95
Bushmills 1ltr $69
Jameson Triple Triple 1ltr $79.95
Old Forester 86 $125
Buffalo Trace $125
Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond $125
Four Roses $129.95
Wild Turkey 101 $79.95
Jim Beam Extra Aged $69

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US licensed acupuncturist

Do you want to see the full benefits that acupuncture can offer? Commit to a month of Acupuncture, and put it to the test. $150, for a limited time.

My name is Dr. Drew Pollack, I am a doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I studied at the oldest acupuncture school in the US, Pacific College of Health and Science. I provide a high level of service for my patients with the goal of deep relaxation and pain relief. I have many years of experience working in busy clinics in California and New York.

Acupuncture is very effective for chronic and acute pain, headaches, low back pain, neck pain, jaw tension, neck and shoulder tension, sports injuries, insomnia, fertility, PMS, and stress relief

No charge for a consultation. Please book a consult, and we can talk about how acupuncture can help. I’m happy to answer any questions, concerns that you may have.

Office Hours
Mon: 11 AM – 7 PM
Wed: 11 AM – 7 PM
Fri: 11 AM – 7 PM

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Ballet performance with Emily Wagner

If you were one of the lucky ones, you got to see Emily Wagner and Gilberto Au’s contemporary ballet performance. Since then, people have been asking us over and over again to invite her back. Well….ask and you shall receive!

We are proud to announce that Emily Wagner and Cuenca dancer, Paul Garcia, will be sharing two performances of their holiday contemporary and classical ballet show “Joy of Navidad”!

It will be an evening of both contemporary and classical ballet, including highlights from the Nutcracker and contemporary ballet performances to some of our favorite holiday music. We will also have a special guest appearance by the students of the Lumiére Danza company from Cuenca.

We look forward to seeing you as we dance and celebrate our way into the holiday season.

Dec. 7 and 8 at 7 PM
Tickets cost $10 if you purchase them before Dec. 1 and $15 after that.
To make your reservation, please contact:

idiomART is located at: Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral; Cuenca, Ecuador

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Eat nuts!

Dear Friends: At Gramm we have several very fresh nuts full of benefits, some of these benefits are:

1. Reduces cholesterol, due to its high content of Omega 3 fatty acids of vegetable origin.

2. Helps prevent cardiovascular disease and have a healthy heart.

3. Take care of your brain, its neuroprotective compounds help improve cognitive and motor function of the brain.

4. They regulate intestinal transit, thanks to their high fiber content.

5. Helps control appetite.

6. Increases serotonin levels in the body.

7. They promote recovery after intense physical effort in long-term sports.

8. It induces muscle relaxation, due to its content of tryptophan and vitamin B6.

9. Helps to fall asleep, even to fight insomnia.

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Condominium, houses, towers for cats

The cat by nature is a very curious and playful animal. Scratching is one of his “hobbies” that helps him file his nails and is a way of channeling his anxiety. If your cat scratches the sofa at home for any reason, you do not have to be angry. Perhaps you are not offering him another alternative or you do not know that he needs a toy to channel his energy. That is why you have to know the star toy, the scratching post for cats.

– The scraper helps keep your nails healthy and strong.
– It serves as a refuge for you when you seek tranquility.
– One of the most important benefits it provides to your cat is that it keeps him active and helps him avoid health problems. – Helps calm your instinct for curiosity.
– Strong, solid and stable, all in wood.



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Professional facial cleansing offers a number of 10 sessions x $400.

Regular price $70

Starting December 1. Call now: 098 870 9134

Price $40 x 1 session only until November 10th


098 870 9134

Cuenca Jose Astudillo Regalado y Eduardo Crespo Malo

Roosvelt Rojas
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Spanish training FAQ (Part 1)

– I am already enrolled in X language school, does your training course work for me?
If your current Spanish school brushes up your listening skills, you don’t need anything extra. If not, well…

– Private or group lessons?
One on one.

– How long is the training course?
10 weeks, three times a week.

– Can I make progress by taking lessons twice a month?
Short answer- no.

– I am at the level of ‘Advanced’ with the study of the 4 tenses of subjunctive. Does it suit me?

I work on specific topics with some students on Saturdays. Gmail me with the subject Spanish language Nerds SLN.

– Will this be in person or on line?
In Cuenca: in person. Any place out of Cuenca: online.

– Where will these lessons be?
At the comfort of your place (in person) or at the comfort of your couch- online

– When this will happen (be fluent)?
It depends 98% on you, if you follow every step, you will notice your progress quickly.

Just one spot left, will you grab it or will you wait two more years in the never-ending procrastination?

Anyway, I must run since the outage is coming in 5, 4,3, 2…

Cuenca, EC

La Vilma Vega

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Keep doing what you’re doing or learn a language from a professional

Classes in Spanish and English, from $6/hour.
I am a professional teacher. I taught English in the United States for 25 years and have taught for two years here in Ecuador.

My education, training, and experience permit me to teach you in a way addresses your personal needs.

We at CAEMI, Certified American English Mastery Institute, are accepting beginners and conversational English as well as beginning Spanish students in our institute’s classes. Each class lasts one hour, and the price is $6 per hour. To start classes, or for more information, please contact the institute.

References available.



WhatsApp 593 96 711 7397
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Real estate investment! 12.50%

How this works?

You buy a fraction of a house at Radisson Blu Hotel and Residences.

The fraction of this house has a cost of $20,000. and generates a 12.50% annual return, that is, around $2,500 dollars, to the owner of the same (all this is stipulated in a notarized contract), also the house has one week of usage. In case you do not want to occupy, you can sell that week that corresponds to it and can generate an income for that week of up to $4,200 since the rent per person costs around $50 per day and the house has capacity for 12 people.

The difference between having an investment in a bank is that you own a part of the house that each year will generate a capital gain. That is, if at some point you want your capital back, the fraction that you bought for $20,000 will no longer be that amount. It will cost that much if not more depending on the percentage of capital gains that can accumulate over time.

The endorsement they give you and the return on the investment can be annual, semiannual, or quarterly of $2,500 (deposited directly into your savings account of any bank of Ecuador) and is guaranteed by the Radisson hotel chain.

If you have any extra questions, please contact me,

Daniel Campos Urgilez
Cel: 099 511 0173


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Massage full body

Full body massage $35 at your home.
Ft. Jissy Hernandez

Calle del Batan y las Americas

Jissy: 099 067 0833
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EZ transition for newcomers and the best way to find housing!

My name is Kevin. My wife, Sayira, and I work as facilitators in Cuenca. We help expats with all of their needs.

While my specialty is finding the perfect home for you, I offer various other services including my most popular in meeting you the first day here and getting you phone service, the apps that are used to call taxis, bus schedules, deliveries, as well as the cards to use the bus and the tranvia. All of this should make you make you self-sufficient to get around the city and enjoy your time here more!

-English/Spanish translation
-Shopping assistance (with or without you)
-Setting up cell phone service/utilities/internet
-Medical insurance
-City/Neighborhood tours
-Driver’s license

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Sayira: your go-to beauty expert in Cuenca!

Calling all expats in Cuenca! Sayira is here to fulfill your hair, manicure, and pedicure dreams with her certified expertise. Whether you’re looking for a fabulous hairstyle or impeccable nails or eyelash lamination. Sayira has got you covered!

With her years of experience and a keen eye for detail, Sayira ensures that every client receives top-notch service and walks out feeling like a million bucks. What sets her apart is her dedication to professionalism and quality, making her the preferred choice for many expats in the community.

Convenience is key, which is why Sayira offers two options for her services. You can visit her salon conveniently located near Tres Puentes, where you’ll step into a serene oasis designed for your ultimate relaxation. Alternatively, Sayira can bring her skills directly to your doorstep, allowing you to indulge in pampering treatments from the comfort of your own home.

Rest assured, Sayira has undergone comprehensive training and obtained certifications in all her services, so you can trust that you’re in safe and capable hands. From trendy haircuts to flawless manicures and pedicures, Sayira’s attention to detail and commitment to using high-quality products will leave you feeling fabulous.

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Maintenance and repair of any type of appliance

We provide maintenance and repair of all types of appliances. If you want a new one, we will get it for you, door-to-door service.

Calle El Cebollar 1-78 y Abelardo J. Andrade

Alfredo Davila

099 926 4901
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Tempered glass for high temperatures

We manufacture tempered glass from 6 to 12 lines as you need, with perforations, curvatures, etc. Ideal for ovens, heaters and others.

Calle El Cebollar 1-78 y Abelardo J. Andrade

Alfredo Davila

099 926 4901
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Cooperative Ahorro y Crédito SAC

My name is Nube Medina and I work in the investment area of ​​Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Indigena SAC Ltda. I can help you with information and services related to accounts, investments, online banking, etc. Our Cooperative has been in the financial market for 41 years and is one of the largest Cooperatives in Ecuador. We have preferential rates on CDs with an interest rate of 10% to 11% depending on the amount and time.

If you live in another city, don’t worry, I can help you from the city of Cuenca, I can send you the documentation or visit you wherever you want.

Any concerns write me by WhatsApp or email.

• Our website


Antonio Borrero 8-13 and Mariscal Sucre (Calderón Park Sector)

Nube Medina
098 272 7180
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Houses and apartments cleaning

Deep cleaning of houses and apartments. Feel free to make an appointment with us. We clean your entire house including outdoor areas such as garages, balconies and porch.



096 320 2297
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Cuenca English-Speaking 12-Step Recovery Meetings AA OA NA Al-Anon

*Alcoholics Anonymous 
*Open meetings at 12:00 Noon – 1 PM daily. “Open meetings” are open to anyone. 
*Women’s meeting at 10:30 AM, Wednesdays. 

Also these other 12-step groups: 
*Overeaters Anonymous (OA)meeting Tuesdays at 10:30 AM 
*Al-Anon meetings at 2 PM Mondays and 10:30 AM Thursdays 
*Narcotics Anonymous (NA) at 7:00 PM Tuesdays and 1:15 PM Thursdays 

*7-68 Presidente Borrero between Mariscal Sucre and Presidente Cordova. There is usually a vendor selling nuts and candy in the entrance way. Say “Hola!”, pass the stand, and go upstairs to the 2nd floor.

Contact via Facebook:

Daily + (see above), Free, 

7-68 Presidente Borrero 


City: Cuenca


Christmas Concert by Cuenca Community Chorus

Cuenca Community Chorus invites you to attend its annual Christmas concerts on December 6 and 7 at 7:30 PM. Let a delightful repertoire of English and Spanish favorites inspire the joy of the holiday season.

Also enjoy the South American premiere of “La Loba,” a powerful call to action at a yuletide of love and peace in a world where human rights are as fragile as ever. The chorus is joined by the National Conservatory of Music’s Children’s Chorus.

Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 PM. Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 PM., Free, donations accepted,

Dec. 6 at Iglesia Catolica San Francisco, Presidente Cordova and Padre Aguirre. Dec. 7 in the auditorium of the University of Azuay, Avenida 24 de Mayo and Hernan Malo. Parking is $1. See map.

Susan MacBryde:

City: Cuenca


Veterans Meeting – Cuenca

The Military Veterans of Cuenca will meet on Monday, December 4th at 2 PM at Hotel Casa Ordonez, Mariscal Lamar 8-59. The US Consul General from Guayaquil, Erik Martini, will be the special guest. Topics include the upcoming orphanage Christmas party, future trips, service projects and an update on the health clinic. There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet for $8.

If you have any questions about your service-related disability benefits, or how to apply for them, please come at 1 pm for a briefing by a seasoned Veterans Service Officer from Panama.

Check out our website at or find us on Facebook, Military Veterans of Cuenca – Ecuador Expat.

December 4th, 2 PM, free

Mariscal Lamar 8-59

Clarke Brown: 593 093 939 8919

City: Cuenca

Delicious fresh lamb meat

Cordero/Lamb para esta semana !! Pide ahora!!
Piernas: 25 o 8.50xlbs$
Brazos:. 20 o 8.50xlbs$
Short ribs. 12 o 8.50xlbs$
Carne para seco 2 lbs: 10$
Carne burger 2 lbs: 15$
Chops lamb/loin y sirloin: 8.50 x lbs.

Alex Duran: 099 378 4886


Kubox self-storage

Pioneers in self-storage in Cuenca. Accessible spaces, protected with high-tech security.

Do you need additional space to store your belongings, merchandise or equipment? We are here to help you! At Kubox, we offer high-quality storages to meet all your storage needs. Discover our incredible storages rental offers and get the space you need at the best price.

We offer a wide variety of cellar sizes to suit your needs. From 2.5 m² to 9 m², from $34 per month.

Our facilities have access from Monday to Saturday so you can access your belongings whenever you want. In addition to our advanced security system to keep your belongings safe at all times.

We are located on Paseo Julián Matadero Street and Paseo Río Yanuncay, Sector Tres Puentes. Next to the Partner Gym.

Sector Tres Puentes, Paseo Rio Yanuncay, Paseo Julian Matadero. Next to Partner Gym.

095 964 8402

Pho restaurant

Hello, Come and delight in the excellent and refreshing flavors that Vietnamese soup (PHO) contains.

Remember that we are open from Monday to Friday.

Also, if you want to start your day well, we offer you our breakfasts with a good cup of coffee from Vilcabamba.

From Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 3:30 PM,

Hermano Miguel 6-52 Between Juan Jaramillo and President Cordova

Jonathan: WhatsApp 099 832 3826

The super good cheddar cheese gringos are talking about!

New England style cheddar cheese available. Moderately sharp, with an excellent texture. This is really good cheddar cheese folks!

$10.99 lb. Try a one pound round today.

Enjoy responsibly.

I just started full-time work with a company in the United States. If you will email me your best contact info…and let me know if you use WhatsApp or not, I will get back with you ASAP.

Flexible each week.,

Mobile in Cuenca.


Hacienda Aurora de Jesús

We are waiting for you at the great Saturday Fair. We will have yogurt, cheese and milk.

Yogurt (Blackberry, peach, strawberry, vanilla) $3
Cheese (natural, oregano, chili and basil) $3
Milk $1

December 2, from 10 AM to 2 PM,

Sabatino’s Garden Restaurante

Claudia Capelo: 098 720 2713

An Asian menu you shouldn’t miss!

Join us on Friday, December 1st, anytime from 5 to 9 PM, as La Guarida invites you to embark on a delightful culinary journey celebrating Asian Flavors. We will be crafting seven mouthwatering dishes that will transport your taste buds across many Asian nations. Here’s a sneak peek of our delectable menu:

Gyosas: Indulge in the exquisite flavors of our succulent gyosas, a delightful Asian twist on classic dumplings.

Egg Drop Soup: Experience the warmth and comfort of our expertly crafted egg drop soup, a perfect blend of simplicity and flavor.

Wood Ear Mushroom Salad: Delight in the crisp textures and earthy tones of our refreshing wood ear mushroom salad, a unique and healthy appetizer.

Thai Minced Pork: Savor the aromatic and spicy notes of our Thai minced pork, a true culinary gem from Southeast Asia.

Mongolian Beef: Satisfy your cravings with our tender and flavorful Mongolian beef, a dish that perfectly balances sweet and savory.


You are invited to Dr. Grace’s Christmas Party, Dec 16th

To celebrate Christmas and support Dr. Grace’s toy drive event, we have planned a festive party. The party will feature live acoustic music, performances by children, and an assortment of wine and snacks. Additionally, we will be selecting two lucky winners for some exciting prizes:

1st Prize: A dental gift card worth $200, along with a complete teeth whitening treatment and a dental cleaning.

2nd Prize: A complete teeth whitening treatment and a dental cleaning.

To attend the party, all you need to do is bring or donate toys. By donating, you will not only be able to join in the festivities but also participate in the giveaway.

December 16th from 3:30 to 6 PM, free

Miguel Cordero y Av. Paucarbamba / Edificio Work Center Basement


City: Cuenca

Special sale: Saturday promotion

We’re ready to offer a great promo every Saturday:

1 pound stuffed pasta + 1 sourdough baguette bread + salsa = $9.99

Promo available only Saturday.

Each ingredient is 100% homemade. All fresh and delicious for the best price!

Follow us to know more about us:

Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM,

Presidente Córdova 14-60 and Coronel Talbot

Karla Rachadell: 099 758 9087

Basket weaving with local artisan

Back by popular demand! Travel to the outskirts of Cuenca to learn the craft of basket weaving by local campesino woman, Bertha Morocho. This is an authentic and unique experience!

The group will meet at idiomART in the morning then travel to Huizhil with local guide, Maria Dolores Saldaña. You will spend the day in an adobe house where you will learn the craft of basket weaving. You will also have a delicious homecooked meal and will also take a short stroll along the property and in the barrio. This is not to be missed!

To register, please contact our reservation coordinator, Jennifer at:

There is room for only 6 people, so don’t wait too long to sign up as this will fill up fast!

* This experience is a cultural immersion on many levels and will be in Spanish. Maria speaks a little English and can help clear up some bits, but it will not be translated.


City tour and visit to E. Vega Ceramic Studio

The year is coming to an end and what better way to celebrate than with a city tour on the Tren Turístico!

On this tour, CCC Spanish directors, Martha and Fausto, will take you off the beaten city tour path for a delightful ride through the historic and picturesque city of Cuenca. You will travel along the streets of neighborhoods that are sometimes left out of a typical city tour and experience the city on the whimsical Tren Turístico.

The tour will take you to the heights of Turi where you will get to visit one of Cuenca’s artistic icons, Eduardo Vega. You will have a guided tour of his ceramic studio and gallery as well as his personal family botanical garden. At the Turi Mirador, you will get to see Cuenca and the valley in all its splendor. It’s the perfect place for photos and overall reflection on the beauty of this magical city and the surrounding Andes mountains.


Saturday Fun Day with Movies by Cuenca Car Share

As always, we are sharing proceeds from tickets supporting Cuenca Soup Kitchen. Your ticket purchase and any donation you care to make will help to make this children’s little wishes come true. For more information email

Any additional donations are always welcome. Let’s go to the movies!

Cuenca Car Share, this time, we will be showing, Napoleon 2D in English audio, with a Spanish Sub on Saturday, December 16th at 10:30 AM at Millennium Mall

Napoleon. The origins of the French military leader and his rapid and ruthless rise to emperor. The story is seen through the lens of Napoleon Bonaparte’s addictive and volatile relationship with his wife and only true love, Josephine.

Be sure to arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes before showtime to get the best seats.


Storytelling tonight!

This is our last storytelling night of the year and we hope you can join us.

It’s a casual and inviting atmosphere where you can come and listen to stories or even tell one yourself. Storytelling is an age-old art that we are honored to help maintain during this new age of technology, sound bites, and visual stimulation.

The event is hosted by Karla Freeman, professional storyteller, author, and teacher.

Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 PM, $5 at the door,

Mariscal Lamar y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB:

City: Cuenca

North Pole Pop-up

We’re happy to announce that we are bringing back the North Pole Pop-up tradition to idiomART!

Our holiday arts and crafts fair is a fun way to shop for yourself and others and it’s also a great opportunity to meet different artisans in the community.

We will have a variety of booths with everything from ceramics to textiles, gingerbread houses to holiday crafts, and everything in between. Also, many of the idiomART in-house artists will have their studios open and will have some screaming deals on their artwork.

To complement the weekend, we will have various activities as well – live music, art demonstrations, and some fun surprises! You don’t want to miss this!

So mark your calendar and see you at idiomART!

Dec. 16 and 17 from 10 AM – 6 PM, free entrance,

idiomART is located at: Mariscal Lamar y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB:

City: Cuenca

Urban Landscape, drawing class

Join idiomART Artist in Residence, Emily Handley, for a 2-day Urban Landscape workshop focused on building skills for capturing city scenes filled with life.

Emily is an award-winning architect and watercolor painter who pulls from a deep knowledge of drafting and architectural illustration to share with students. On day one, we will cover perspective basics and composition strategies that will empower you to take on the view that has caught your eye. On day two, we will dive into techniques for capturing the plants and people that bring a scene to life. We will wrap up our time together by heading out into the city to draw and put what we have learned into action.

Registration is required.

Dec. 9 and 10 from 10 AM – 2 PM, $40 students (ages 17-23) / $60 adults,

idiomART is located at: Mariscal Lamar y Estevez de Toral


City: Cuenca

Best Cuban Band in Ecuador at idiomART

Trio NoAn is one of Cuenca’s favorite bands and definitely the premiere Cuban band in the country. For our final Patio Sessions of 2023, we are so excited to have them grace our stage with their incredible music and energy. This concert is going to be very special because it’s a brand new show – – new music, new feel, new ideas – plus it’s the release of Noel Batista’s album “Songo”.

What a treat!

This is an absolute must for all music lovers out there, so mark your calendars and let’s celebrate 2023 in style with Trio NoAn at idiomART!

Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 PM, $10,

idiomART is located at: Mariscal Lamar y Estevez de Toral


City: Cuenca

Gran Feria Sabatino’s food specials for Saturday’s event

Come shopping on Saturday and have lunch–or breakfast!–too. After purchasing great holiday gifts from our more than 30 hard-working vendors, get something delicious to eat with one of these satisfying specials. The full menu will be available as well.

•Chicken Fried Steak, fries, salad ~ $7
•Fried Chicken, fries, salad ~ $7
•Ravioli (chicken or spinach) with your choice of sauce (marinara, pesto, creamy pesto) and salad ~ $7
•Cheeseburger (250g–that’s more than a 1/2 pound!) and fries ~ $5
•Steak and eggs ~ $6 (until 12 noon)

See you on Saturday!

Saturday, December 2: 10 AM – 2 PM, Entrance is free,

Sabatino’s Garden Restaurant: Roberto Aguilar y 3 de Noviembre (one block west of Plaza Otorongo)

Mauricio and Dawn:

City: Cuenca

For rent, 2 bedroom apartment in Remigio Tamariz

2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
furniture Room
Dining room
1 parking
200 m2 size
Security 24/7
$650 plus $220 aliquota
Excellent ubication
Pet allowed
More information at 099 025 9984

Address: Remigio Tamariz, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, not negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1701291809

I am a real estate agent, Jennifer Galarza: 099 025 9984

Country house, for sale

House is located just outside of Cuenca, past Sayausi, ( bus #3 , neighborhood on the end of Ordôňez Lasso, four line Avenue) which continues on exit path to Guayaquil over Cajas national park. One mile past Sayausi, on the left side take a country road, leading through a beautiful scenery of rolling hills, interfaced with creeks, small cow farms, magnificent views as far as your eyes could see… At the end of the 3 miles road is hidden a quiet neighborhood of six houses, between hills covered with diversified trees, flowery vegetation throughout the whole year. Humming and other colorful birds, cute mini rabbits and plenty of little invisible frogs, creating a romantic natural concert that your ear will not get enough of.

The property size is about half an acre.

The house, 1100 safe in size, spacious living room with cathedral ceiling offers with large steel fireplace, combined with practical kitchen layout, 3 good size bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The house has eighteen windows and skylights which provides plenty of natural light.

Electricity is provided by the city, mountain water, full of minerals, flows through two large filters into two large tanks nearby the house.

It takes 15 minutes car drive to the main road and same time to El Centro.

Asking price is. $77,700 negotiable, it includes all the contents of the house, even a small Yamaha moto.

Address: Sayausi/Mazan, Cuenca/Mazan.

Furnished, negotiable

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1701280854

I am the owner, Milan.

Please contact me at my email, or WhatsApp #
+421 917 206 075.

Charming 4th floor rental apartment in an exclusive area!

Discover unparalleled comfort and elegance in this stunning rental apartment on the fourth floor, located in an exclusive area of the city. Experience a unique lifestyle with easy access to services and amenities. Your dream home awaits!

Code: 20690
Construction: 124 m²
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Garage: 1

Price: $750

Av. Primero de Mayo 3-75 y Felipe II

Address: Ordoñez Lasso, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1701208886

I am a real estate agent, Guido Arguello:
Call or visit us, we will always be glad to help you.
096 286 3333 / (07) 281 2334

Beautiful, brand-new, semi-furnished apartment for rent

Beautiful, brand new, semi-furnished apartment, for rent, in the best residential zone in Cuenca, Puertas del Sol at the riverside.
Av. 3 de Noviembre.

The apartment is to be finished in 2 weeks. You can book your visit by calling or texting: 098 728 0885.

The apartment in on the 2nd floor and is near to Supermaxi and Av. Ordoñez Lasso, really accessible.

2 bedrooms with a bathroom each.
1 social bathroom
2 balconies with a great view
Digital locks
Security cameras
Private guard
1 parking space, 1 storage room
2 elevators
Modern detailing and finishes
2 in 1 washing machine and dryer.
Garbage disposal
Fridge, oven, kitchen, microwave and odor extractor included (all new and modern)

Price: $790 (aliquot is included)

Address: Av. 3 de Noviembre, Puertas del Sol, Cuenca.

Semi-furnished, negotiable

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1701140241

I am a real estate agent, Xavier Naranjo: 098 728 0885

Fully furnished rental units – long and short-term

The nicest apartment community in Cuenca! 150+ year old quinta (country home) recently renovated entirely in original historical style. 11 units (studios and 1 bedrooms), fully furnished including all utilities and internet.

Most units have skylights and large windows and thus receive a lot of natural light. There are fabulous indoor and outdoor community spaces including a firepit table in the patio. Washer and dryer.

Rates from $300 to $450. Located near Supermaxi in El Vergel.

Many restaurants, shops, parks, doctors, pharmacies and hospitals are within easy walking distance. 17-minute walk to El Centro.

Address: Luis Moreno Mora 292, Cuenca.

Furnished, not negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1701125555

I am the owner, Laura Jerves: 099 925 7919

Spacious and beautiful, unfurnished house, for rent, near to Av. Solano

Spacious and beautiful unfurnished house for rent in the Avenida Solano sector.

This spacious house has:

3 spacious rooms
2 full bathrooms
Living room area
Dining area
Covered home theater area
Covered laundry area
Utility room with full bathroom
Front yard
Garage for 2 or 3 vehicles

The location of the house is very strategic, since it is close to the clinic area (Monte Sinaí, Santa Ana), stadium, banking area, popular restaurants, Millenium, Supermaxi del Vergel, Mall del Rio, etc.

It is in a quiet and safe neighborhood.

The rental price is $800 negotiable

For more information and appointments, contact us, we are #BuySellRent

Address: Cuenca Azuay, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Pet-friendly.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1701118493

I am a real estate agent, Silvia: 099 880 3689

Prime spot on Av. Primero de Mayo, for sale

Embrace the ultimate living experience on Av. Primero de Mayo. This apartment, nestled amid parks, shopping havens, and top-notch bilingual schools, ensures not just a residence but a lifestyle upgrade.

Imagine the convenience of strolling to nearby parks or finding all you need in the adjacent shopping centers. Seize the opportunity to live in this remarkable space where every amenity aligns with your modern lifestyle. Act now – your dream apartment awaits!

Code: 19909
Construction: 170 m²
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Garage: 2

Price: $135,000

Call or visit us, we will always be glad to help you.
096 286 3333 / (07) 281 2334
Av. Primero de Mayo 3-75 y Felipe II

Address: Av. Primero de Mayo, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1701094800

I am a real estate agent, Guido Arguello: 096 286 3333

Small apartment for rent

Small apartment for rent
Daily or monthly
You can call 099 174 4740 or
Email for
More information

Address: Manuel Coello y Tarquino Cordero, Cuenca.

Furnished, not negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1701042748

I am the owner, Diana Vera.

Fully furnished 3 bedroom apartment. Near Oro Verde Hotel, for rent

Fully furnished apartment, for rent, located in Puertas del Sol neighborhood, near Avenue Ordoñez Lasso. Walking distance to Supermaxi Americas, Río Tomebamba, Feria libre, Oro Verde Hotel.

The apartment has 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, all appliances included, electricity, gas and water, fully equipment kitchen, living and dining room, washer and dryer. It has large windows and thus receive a lot of natural light. Very spacious. Price: $650 a month.

Address: Rafael Sojos 1-10, Cuenca.

Furnished, not negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1701125816

I am the owner, Laura Jerves: 099 925 7919

Brand-new house with hot tub, for sale

Beautiful brand-new house, perfect for living on the outskirts, between the cities of Cuenca and Azogues.

Located in Cojitambo, 35 minutes from Cuenca and 10 minutes from Azogues.

Property with 1368 m2 (14,725 sq ft) of land and over 400 m2 (4,305+sq ft) of construction spread over 3 levels.

– 3 bedrooms
– 3 full bathrooms + 1/2 social bathroom
– Jacuzzi and steam room
– Living room, dining room, and fully equipped kitchen
– Laundry room and service quarters
– Outdoor sitting area
– Fireplace
– Covered parking for 3 vehicles
– Uncovered parking for 10+ vehicles

Price: $205,900 Furniture may be included

More images:

Reference Codes:
54121381948 Property Sale
519_7148 TP
741 RI

Address: San Miguel Cojitambo, Cojitambo / Cañar / Ecuador.

Furnished, negotiable, pet-friendly.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1701037101

I am the owner, Gabriela Wilches Jacome: WhatsApp +593 99 252 1205

Two bedroom apartment – great location – fully furnished, for sale

Location… Location… Location

This condo is located just a few blocks from Circo de Tres Puentes and just a 10 minute walk to “Mall del Rio.”

Close to everything; excellent location, banks, pharmacies, restaurants, cafes, gyms, minutes from the city center, etc.

◾ 2 Bedrooms.
◾ 1 full bathroom
◾ Kitchen, dining room
◾ Washing machine/dryer
◾ 1 parking space
◾ Guard 24/7
◾ Storage

Price: $95,000, negotiable

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property.

Address: Felipe II, numero 2-50 y Antonio Nabrija, Cuenca.

Furnished, negotiable, pet-friendly.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1700860619

I am a friend of the owner, Elie Cal: WhatsApp 001 305 338 6401

Your dream home awaits! House for sale in Molinopamba

Explore this brand-new home in a welcoming community. Perfect for families, it boasts a spacious green area for your pets, a cozy living room, well-equipped kitchen, and a delightful BBQ spot. With four bedrooms, a master suite, and a versatile loft, it’s designed for modern living. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make this your dream home!

Code: 20700
Land: 216 m²
Construction: 203 m²
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Garage: 4

Price: $170,000

Av. Primero de Mayo 3-75 y Felipe II

Address: Molinopamba, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Pet-friendly.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1700854472

I am a real estate agent, Guido Arguello:
Call or visit us, we will always be glad to help you.
096 286 3333 / (07) 281 2334

Apartment for sale in Av. Primero de Mayo

Great opportunity! Willing to trade for a small country house. Incredible apartment in the Av. Primero de Mayo area, featuring modern spaces and finishes. Besides its elegant design, it’s an unmissable opportunity. Visit today!

Code: 20384
Construction: 155 m²
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Garage: 2

Price: $168,000

Address: Av. Primero de Mayo 3-75 y Felipe II, Cuenca.

Doesn’t apply, Negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1700853513

I am a real estate agent, Guido Arguello:
Call or visit us, we will always be glad to help you.
096 286 3333 / (07) 281 2334

For rent: furnished, 1 bedroom apartment with 4 balconies; San Sebastian

For rent: furnished 1 bedroom apartment, 4 balconies at San Sebastian

This apartment has an ideal location near banks, restaurants, cafes, pharmacies.

San Sebastian

▪️ 1 master bedroom with full bathroom
▪️ Living room
▪️ 4 balconies with beautiful view
▪️ Kitchen
▪️ Laundry area washer and dryer

Price: $490 including the Hoa
Your pets are accepted

We Speak: English, Spanish and German

We are your best advice and allies to find the home of your dreams.

We also have apartments, penthouses or houses for sale or rent.

We are an experienced team of international advisors

License Number: #445A
Cuenca Ecuador

Address: San Sebastian, Cuenca.

Furnished, negotiable, Pet-friendly.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1700853130

I am a property manager, Jurgen Gorcke: Cell phone: +593 98 331 8691

Looking for a guest to share my home

Hello everybody. I am looking for a guest to share my home. I have one bedroom with private bathroom, and you can use the spaces of the home.

We are in a good place, safe and quiet neighbor, the Supermaxi of the Americas Av is 3 minutes by taxi.

The price is amazing: $150 only .
I have one storage room for $40 only

Please, send me message by WhatsApp.

Thank you.



Address: Cuenca, Euclides y Del Cebollar. Cuenca.

Furnished, Not negotiable, Pets are not allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1700842473

I am the owner, Eulalia: 099 253 7133

Suite with green space, 77 m2, military zone sector or historic center, for sale

Opportunity: this spacious one-bedroom suite, luxuriously finished, with private green space, to beautiful garden. Suite on the ground floor, inside a building located a few blocks from the Military Zone, 6 blocks from Calderón Park, two blocks from the tram. The building has 2 elevators, central courtyard with green space, emergency bleachers, reception area with space for security guard and social bathrooms, event room, entrance with electric gate, two floors of parking lots.

The building is privately accessible and secure, which avoids traffic noises, but gives you the advantages of living in the historic center.

Price: $67,000.
Reports and visits to the cell phone number of email.

Address: Centro Historico, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Pet-friendly.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1700792344

I am a real estate agent, Tania: 098 497 7298

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