PureSynergy brand vitamins

Good morning,

Do any vitamin stores in Cuenca (or anywhere in Ecuador) carry Pure Synergy brand vitamin products?

Thank you,

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Cuenca Post Office?

I have had a PO Box in Cuenca for many years. It is required by Social Security in the US if I want to have my benefits wired to an Ecuadorian bank. I know I can choose to have my benefits sent to a US bank, which I might have to do, or my benefits will be held and not sent. But there are other reasons I need to maintain a PO Box here in Ecuador, and I am wondering if anyone else has heard any news or updates regarding the post office.

Several months ago, I visited the Post Office on the corner of Gran Columbia and Borrero and was told a different agency of the government will be taking over the Post Office, and would reopen in June or July. It is now June. I was also told our boxes would be held for us, and we will only have to pay for the balance of the year. Currently the doors are locked. Does anyone know of an alternative to receiving mail from the US? Does anyone know of any private PO Boxes available like the many that operate in the US? Any input would be appreciated, and I suspect by many other expats as well.

Sam: 098 688 8528. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca
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Be careful when you walk alongside the river near Coliseo Jefferson

Dear Gringos,

We all heard about robberies. You never know what will happen until you’re robbed.
There were two young blacks wandering near Coliseo Jefferson Perez Quezada alongside the river recently, with an iron rod in their hands.

My mother and aunt were taking a walk by the river about 3 PM on Monday. At about 50 meters away from the bridge, the two blacks robbed them, and a few minutes later another two women became their victims.

This is just for information; take care.


City: Cuenca
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Welcome a forever companion

Hello Cuenca friends and rescue supporters. Please share this post all over. These 3 dogs need homes as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it’s been the same people always supporting us, which we are extremely grateful for, but the cost of housing, vetting and feeding the rescue animals is extremely high. We have not been making ends meet for a while and as of now we are completely out of funding with little necessities left. These dogs were rescued in hopes of finding them forever families. We cannot and did not have plans of sustaining them forever.

All 3 are females and will make a great addition to your family.

Ginger. Ginger is a great dog and is eagerly waiting human companionship. She enjoys watching TV with her human and would do fine in a house or apartment (as long as she is being walked). She is sterilized, medium in size, and about 5 or 6 years old.

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What to do if a claim was denied by the health company?

On several occasions we encounter refusals or refunds by the company that are not always well taken by the user, but wonder what are the reasons why companies do not pay for your claims? The most usual thing is to blame the company that does not want to pay because it does not fulfill its obligations, but the reality can be very different from what you think.

When a claim is returned or denied on several occasions it may be a problem of documentation. The prepaid medicine companies in Ecuador establish certain guidelines in their contracts as obligations of the user, these documents are the following in general for all insurance companies:

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Movies and Dinner in La Guarida: Macario

La Guarida is proud to present:

a film by Roberto Gavaldón
in Spanish with English subtitles

Tuesday, June 15th at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reservations with dinner requests necessary
Limited capacity
Tel. 099 806 8071

Macario is a poor, hungry peasant; his wife and several children help him sell wood in the town. Fed up with a life full of hardships, Macario longs for a good meal. In an attempt to satisfy his wishes, his wife steals a turkey and cooks it for him. Before he can sit down to eat, he receives a visit from the Devil, God, and Death, who ask him to share his turkey. A very simple plot turns into an incredible philosophical and serious journey of life and death. One of the most important Mexican films of all times.

Come try our new weekly menu. We care for your experience and do our best to follow strict social distancing guidelines.

June 15th, from 6:30 AM to 9 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071.

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Events & Activities

Father’s Day, Sunday Lunch and Jazz Concert

Father’s deserved a special treat on their special day.
Come and Celebrate Father’s day with us for Cool Jazz and delicious lunch.
Lunch service starts 12:30 PM

Jazz Concert starts 3 PM

Sunday, June 20th 12:30 PM to 6 PM, $10 cover fee for the music, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner bldg.) (one block north from Ordonez Lasso), Cuenca.

Deborah Degamo: reservations@jazzsocietycafe.com 093 934 2714.

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Workshop of toquilla straw

The Workshop of toquilla straw is in Cuenca at the Gallery Salida de Emergencia.

This weekend 19 and 20 of June from 9 AM – 1 PM.

Invertion $70 + materiales + manual

Gabriela Zumba: 099 074 4613.

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Art exhibition at La Yunta

La Yunta would like to invite you to join us in this fantastic ceramic exhibition:

Alessandro DeLizza. Ceramista de SUEÑOS
Artesanos del Mundo

Alessandro brings from Manabi his fantastic art in ceramic

Join us from Thursday, June 17, at 5 PM until Sunday, June 20.

The opening of the art exhibition is Thursday at 5 PM. We will have a complementary canelazo for all of you, and also we will have a degustation of different products made by local artesanos, the art exhibition will be until Sunday June 20 at 5 PM

As usual it will be great to see you,


Thursday, June 17, from 5 PM, Ave 1 de mayo entre Ave Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

Thomas Gould: layuntatiendaycocina@gmail.com 098 945 6551.
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Come to our Entrepreneurs Fair next Saturday at Cosasprep

We are happy of annunciate our next feria, for this Saturday 19, from 10 AM to 3 PM.
You will find bread, sweets, recycled items to decorate and more…

You can come with you friends and family, meet new people, learn about new products, have a good time, share with new friends and have fun and support small business at the same time.

And don’t forget about all the stuff we have for you at Cosasprep, like: Gas & smoke detectors, self-defense laser, personal alarm, security cameras, finger pulse oximeter, blood pressure monitor and more.

Visit us:
Simon bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral.

Saturday, 19 from 1 PM till 3 PM, Simon bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral., Cuenca.

Sai: sales1@cosasprep.com 093 915 4974.
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Math teacher?

Does anyone know a good math teacher that you recommend?
I would like integrals classes
(Someone who speaks English or Spanish)

Thank you,

Cassandra: 098 469 1877. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca
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Looking for

Looking for green delivery person

No, not the Green Lantern.

DEFY (Dave’s Earth-Friendly Yearnings) is looking for a responsible individual with a bicycle or electric vehicle to do food deliveries. Able to speak English would be a bonus. Hoping to find a local that needs the work.

David Coote: david1@defyforlife.com 098 498 3562. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca
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Spanish language schools

After doing a search here, I have found much information about Spanish language schools, but having written to all of them, emails have bounced back for CCNations and Coffee Club Spanish. Not a good sign.

I am not interested in Zoom or Skype lessons, only face to face. I am not interested in lessons at home. Knowing my style, I need the structure of a school. Small groups would be preferred, but I will start with one on one if need be.

I have been vaccinated twice and it is beyond two weeks since my second vaccine. Still, I wear a mask and follow health guidelines.

Please do not respond if you offer online lessons. I am definitely not interested.

Note: The phone number is my WhatsApp number.

Ryan James: drryanjames@gmail.com 732 314 6688. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca
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I am looking for a used laptop.

Rebecca Mara: beccamaratx@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca
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Yunguilla – landscaper wanted

I am looking for someone that does more than simply showing up with a grass trimmer. Seeking a person with knowledge of lawn and garden maintenance, chemicals, plants and fruit trees. Cercaloma – 3 kilometers from main highway.

Sam: 098 688 8528. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Yunguilla
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Filter for Artesa water dispenser

Looking for filter for Artesa ceramic water dispenser. Not at Kiwi where purchased in the past.


AK: johnpandalishak@aol.com .

City: Cuenca
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Looking for Fab spray

I am looking for Fab spray. I need to spray paint some canvas chairs.

Any suggestions where I might find it?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Joyce Taylor Bungay: jtbungay@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca
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Cat tree/tower

Need cat tower in good condition for two cats–prefer multilevel and tall structure. $50-$75 price range

Barbie Simmons: ibarbarita@hotmail.com . 

City: Cuenca

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Cardboard boxes for moving – for sale

I still have a number of cardboard boxes for moving available for sale, various sizes. The medium ones run about 18″ x 14″ x 10″ high, various sizes. The larger ones run about 20″ x 18″ x 16″ but sizes vary. Let me know how many you need. I have a lot. See the photos for an idea of the boxes. Medium boxes are $1 each, larger ones are $1.50 each, and extra-large ones $2 each. Please contact me by text via WhatsApp or email. Do not call as I often cannot answer the phone.

Paulina Urgiles: paulinaurgiles4@gmail.com 098 890 7549.

City: Cuenca

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Items for Sale

Can you help my friend? She will clean your home with excellence

My young friend with two babies so needs work. Do you need your house/apartment cleaned? She is a first-rate house cleaner. She will make your place shine from top to bottom and is very conscientious, honest and completely trustworthy. She will water your plants, do your laundry, walk your dogs, gardening, house sit if you go out of town or run errands if you so desire.

You can contact me at the info below.
Thank you in advance.

Eve Donald: cuencabutterfly@yahoo.com cell: 096 994 1866, what’s app +593 96 994 1866. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

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Plastic surgeon?

Who is the plastic surgeon who speaks English that you have ever used?

Bailey: baileyt1216@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

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Cooperativa Policía Nacional (CPN)

Hi Community,

My name is Daniel Campos, and I worked on a couple of financial institutions. As some people know, I am currently working at Cooperativa Policia Nacional (CPN). Here in CPN we have a lot of benefits especially in CDs. We have the best rate of interest; much better than others financial institutions. We know how annoying it is wait for a long time to be attended and that’s why we have a department exclusive for foreigners for any requirement because we care about your time.

You can search at SEPS the solvency at CPN, we are a segment 1 cooperative inside the top 3 of best cooperatives in Ecuador. These are some of the best benefits that CPN has:

– Interest Rate up to 10%
– Joint CDs
– For CDs an account is not necessary.

If you are interested, for a personalized attention, and step by step guide, please contact me by email or WhatsApp.

Daniel Enrique Campos Urgilez.
Financial Advisor.
Cel: 099 511 0173
E-Mail: Daniel.campos@cpn.fin.ec

Luis Cordero 5-24 and Honorato Vasquez

Daniel Campos
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Are you looking for an experienced, trusted facilitator to help you with translation or figuring out how to get things done?

I can help you with:

– English/Spanish translation
– Cedula – Driver license (legaly)
– Car registration and inspection

I can provide personal references from satisfied clients. My services are reasonably priced. I will be reliably on time. Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about rates.

Making Life in Cuenca Easy


Daniel Mocha
098 176 7735
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Dog resource directory — vets

I’m putting together a directory of dog resources for dog owners here in Cuenca. Will you help me? I’d like to start with veterinary care.

Have you had a great experience with a vet? Or maybe a bad experience with a vet? Will you email me privately to say what you liked or didn’t like about the vet you went to?

May I have permission to contact you back? I will be respectful of your privacy but I cannot use anonymous reports.


Heather Conley
099 577 7459
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Do you want to diversify your CDs?

Hello to the whole GringoPost community. I would like to offer you the CD services from my credit union. At Cooperco we handle the best rates on the market and we are covered by Cosede with an amount of $32,000. We are currently the financial institution with the best financial security and solvency indexes.

I am here to give you a quality service. I speak English and Spanish. So, don’t delay. Contact me if you need this service or an offer.


Juan Lara
098 459 6148

Elia Liut 2-90 y Calle Vieja, Cuenca‎. Next to Supermaxi Miraflores, close to the Cuenca Airport
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Professional carpet cleaning and handyman

Professional carpet cleaning. No matter what has happened to your carpet, chances are that we can help you get it looking good again. We are happy to talk with you about your situation and tell you just how we can help you get your carpet back to top shape. What’s more, we are so confident in our abilities that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee! That’s right: You love the result, or we make it right with you.

Our services are:

Carpet Cleaning
Upholstery Cleaning
Car interiors


Handyman services
General construction

Gonzales Suarez

Freddy Delgado
093 937 9979
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Cuenca Consignments is open today

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend. Lots of gift ideas:
watches, FitBit, hats, books,
Yes, we have no neckties today.

“Yes, we have no bananas
We have-a no bananas today.
We’ve string beans, and onions
Cabbageses, and scallions,
And all sorts of fruit and say
We have an old fashioned to-mah-to
A Long Island po-tah-to
But yes, we have no bananas.
We have no bananas today.” Louis Prima 1923

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril

Suzanne Ward

099 546 8580
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Luvimar will be closed this Friday and will be back on Monday

Hello everybody. I hope you’re doing amazing, enjoying these sunny days. I just wanted to let you know that Luvimar Gourmet Market will be closed this Friday, 18, and will be open again on Monday, 21.

Check Luvimar’s website to see what I have available. Lots to choose from, between aged cheeses, wines, meat products, Asian products and more.

You can come to my store or ask for delivery.

Have a great day.

Luis Moreno Mora #5-85, Between Nicanor Aguilar & Roberto Crespo Toral (Half a block from the Rione Hotel. Yellow house with big yellow garage door and big blue sign)

Luis from Luvimar
Cell Phone and WhatsApp: 096 895 7920
Website: https://www.luvimargourmet.com / Facebook & Instagram: luvimar.ec
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Cuenca Soup Kitchen-Hearts of Gold seeking donations for families

In addition to the families already being served on a weekly basis, additional donations of food and clothing are needed for the recent flood victims in nearby communities. At this time the following items are desperately needed as we will be depleting our current reserves:

Food-rice, beans, grains, oatmeal
Toiletries-shampoo, bath soap, laundry soap, reusable masks, alcohol
Clothing – Mens shoes and pants, Womens casual shoes, Kids clothing and shoes for ages 3-12, baby blankets
Other-school supplies

All donations can be dropped off at Hearts of Gold at 4-30 Guayas y Remegio Crespo Mon-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM

4-30 Guayas y Remegio Crespo

Kay Brickey
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Special price on botox and fillers

Contact us for more info on botox and fillers

Acropolis building, Jose Peralta and Av. 12 de Abril

Daniela Ordonez
098 718 2083
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Brain Alchemist

The human body is the best chemistry lab you’ll ever find.

Learn how to hack and rewire your brain.

Learn quantum flow activations.

Learn how to reconnect with your core.

Warning: Once you see beyond “the limits” there’s no going back.

Set your appointment.


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Need help with your home workouts?

We know the struggle of trying to work out by yourself, ether time, knowledge or motivational wise, it is hard to get started. That’s why we are here to offer our services in everything related to physical care and health wellness. We are willing to provide you: – Physical Rehabilitation.– Physical training (based in the functional workout method).– Therapeutic massage. All these services in the comfort of your home. Home Visit. Monday to Saturday (previous appointment)

José Gabriel Cabeza
Email: jgbs.fitness@gmail.com

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Spanish lessons


My name is Hilary and I am a native Peruvian. I am certified to teach both English and Spanish as foreign languages and have been teaching for 4+ years. I have availability to take on some new Spanish and English students and would love to have you learn and improve your Spanish/English with me.

Classes are one-on-one held via Zoom. You receive customized classes, free materials and worksheets for self-study and notes from each lesson to help you review.

I offer packages of 5, 10 and 20 classes and I’m offering 30% off this month.

Areuipa, Peru

Hilary Alvarez
+ 51 96 198 7526
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Electric Drivegates, fencing, construction service


Sales going on now. American with a new business here in Cuenca. We service up to 100 miles. Electric drivegates and fencing 10% off.

I am starting my family here, appreciate your business. I have a decade of experience as a general contractor and welder.


WhatsApp: +593 98 485 1359

Danni Cee

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La Mia Mascota Pet Shop – sale, news

Dear friends, thank you for all your support. We are proud to announce that soon we will open in two locations – thanks to you. El Batan and Challumbamba are well on their way.

But, in the meantime, check out this incredible sale. For your young dogs, we are currently offering (until we run out of stock) Club Special Performance Junior. Normally priced at $114.90 for 15 kg, this special sale finds each bag priced at just $89.90.

Opening soon – La Mia Mascota Pet Shop El Batan. Our staff in El Batan La Mia Mascota Pet Shop will include Dr. Diego – an English speaking, trained veterinarian who will be able to assist you in selecting the best food for your pets and with select consultations. He will not examine pets in the pet shop, but will be available to step in if there are any questions regarding pet care.

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New trip to the Jungle

Hello adventurers,

We have a new date available for our jungle tour. You can’t miss this great adventure with your family or friends. This is an organized tour for small groups, no more than 15 people. It is a 6 day / 5 night trip.

Here you can see a recommendation for our tour:

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.

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Melamine furniture

Melamine furniture is resistant to temperature variations, thus being an important quality for your purchase decision. The quality, the coating, its good price, its resistance and versatility make melamine furniture of great acceptance and excellent adaptation to new environments and decorations.

– We make all the designs and tastes
– Quote with us
– Works with guarantee and delivery included

– We make modern furniture designs with iron and different melamine all designs

Vega Muñoz

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All wood, solid good

– We manufacture all kinds of wooden furniture; solid and resistant wood.
– Please send a reference image and measurements.
– We manufacture for all tastes.
– We manufacture all woodwork.

– We speak English
– our price is economic and the quality is high

You can see our Instagram page: @paletforniture

Miguel Heredia

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Rosa Linda, roses with love

Rosa Linda is a rose farm with export quality. Our mission is that you enjoy a fresh product in your home that reflects your peace and love for life. We offer you an extraordinary quality so that you can enjoy an Ecuadorian product of the best in the world for much longer, while you rest at home or are on vacation in our beloved Cuenca. Our delivery is free. We have your favorite color. Write to me.

If you want to get out of isolation and enjoy the great outdoors, I have private tours. Also if you want to go to another province, or want someone to receive you from the airport or leave an envelope at the embassy, one of my drivers can help you. As safe as I am.


Israel Lopez
096 958 5647
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Transpo Ecuador

We take you to or from CUE, GYE, in a new 4 door truck for four people max and all your luggage for 95 bucks!

Let’s book Transpo.

Bolivar 6-40

Jon Labouef
098 494 9008
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Greeting to all Cuenca from the new Atrévete Salón

Sisters Maria and Miriam Leon have been working with the gringo expat community for 3 years in Cuenca. We are now in our new venture in the Atrévete Salón, and we are connecting with you again through GringoPost…Thank you for your patronage now and in the future.

Of course we employ all recommended biosecurity measures for your comfort and safety.

We are here for you with the friendliest and warmest ambiance to create beautiful designs in your hair, changing color, relaxation and de-stressing with professional manicures and pedicures, reflexology, waxing, haircuts for men and women and more…offers in yields from $25. We give you the restructuring.

By appointment.

Gran Colombia 5-10 y Mariano Auevas cc Luzuriaga, local 11

Maria and Miriam

WhatsApp +593 96 370 9451 and +593 98 601 3320

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Happy Fathers Day, Gramm Bulkshop

Celebrate and take care of dad with Gramm!

During this week we will have discounts on our spices and nuts between 5 and 10%.

We have a variety of bulk dried foods including flours, psyllium, nuts, beans, spices, coffee, chocolate, tea, and dried fruits.

Try our cardamom, vanilla, garam masala, seasonings, dark chocolate covered nuts, organic moringa, guayusa and many others.

Also, our Granola and peanut butter, they’re made without added sugars, binders, or oils.

We want to reduce the use of plastic, we use paper bags and we invite you to bring your favorite bag, as well as your containers to fill them with the necessary amount.

We also have delivery service.

We are in Sucre 14-14 and Estevez de Toral near to San Sebastián Park, write us grammbulkshop@gmail.com.

Marla: 099 505 9604.

City: Cuenca
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Items for Sale

Bedroom furniture for sale

– King-size modern style wooden bed.
– Chaide Chaide Continental de Lujo non flip.

Feel free to text or call for more info and pics

Marcel: mberrezueta99@gmail.com 097 9751 740.

City: Cuenca
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Bioethanol fireplace

Fireplaces based on bioethanol. We are manufacturers and we provide a guarantee.

Measurements from: 25cm, 40cm, 60cm, 80cm, 100cm, 120cm, 140cm long
Request our catalog at 099 875 6654

We are located in Cuenca-Ecuador
in Bueran and llanganatis streets, Totoracocha sector

Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 1 PM / 2:30 to 5:30 PM

Saturdays by appointment, workshop works until noon.

For more information contact us.

Andrea Torres Anta: 099 875 6654.

City: Cuenca
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Negative ion air purifying necklace

Available in either black or white, these personal air purifiers are made by the same manufacturer of our popular room air purifiers. $29.

Removes smoke, pollen, bacteria, pathogens and more. (Transmitted spike proteins, we wonder?)

There are no filters to clean, and it operates silently.

The necklace is both stylish, and very light weight.

The personal air purifier also comes with a USB charging cable and necklace.

The rechargeable battery is remarkable. Charging for 1 hour allows for 10 hours of use.

Health benefits of breathing cleaner air often include better sleep and increased focus and concentration. (From increasing the oxygen flow to a person’s brain.)

For more information, including a product video, just visit:

Available at either of our El Centro locations or on our website.
Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo; Store #2 Simón Bolívar 13-49 y Estévez de Toral

Kent Mills: info@cosasprep.com .

City: Cuenca

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Faux leather triple sofa for sale

Faux leather sofa with 3 seats for sale. Feel free to text or call for info and pics.

Marcel: mberrezueta99@gmail.com 097 975 1740.

City: Cuenca
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Items for Sale

Silver coins for sale

Hello, I have silver coins for sale. Pure 1 oz. silver eagles. Contact me for the information. Thank you,

Ann: 095 870 3654.

City: Cuenca
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Items for Sale

Salutem Naturalis brings Kinacura

Hey, Salutem Naturalis has a nice selection of health products besides full spectrum hemp oil.

One of the best products it brings is Kinacura. This is a tincture of Cinchona tree bark extract.

Cinchonine and quinine are two of the medicinal elements with the most documentation since they were first implemented 400 years ago.

-The nutrients in the cinchona bark have shown results in:
-Anti-bacterial and anti-parasite use
-Regulating cardiac rhythm
-Regulating blood vessel pressure
-Increasing appetite and digestive health
-It has been effectively used against malaria and common colds/flu

A whole month of supply is just $10.

We also have special prices for wholesale.

Visit our web page at http://www.salutemnaturalis.com in order to see our products.

You can also see our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SalutemNaturalis

If you contact our phone number, please do so only through WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal.

PS: If you contact us through our contact form in our web page, please check well your inbox and folders for our responses.

Javier Vanegas: 098 954 6281.

City: Cuenca
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Recommendation for Gimnasio G, gymnasium

Across from Hotel Oro Verde, there is a charming little gymnasium with beautiful new equipment, and Diego Garcia, the owner, is a superb trainer. There are bicycles, treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, all kinds of weight training equipment, leg machines, and other equipment I cannot name, as well as floor space for floor workouts. The gym is super clean with great locker/restrooms and lots of fresh air and friendly people of all ages – male and female. The gym opens at 5 AM., closing at 10 PM. Parking in front and across the street. Fees are nominal.

All you folks in the Puertos del Sol, Ordoñez Lasso and surrounding area are invited to stop in to have a chat with Diego and see the place. It is not intimidating. I, a senior, have belonged to the gym for two years and love it.

Address: Av.Ordoñez Lasso 6-200 y Olivos

Contact information: die64garcia@gmail.com 098 756 5164

Recommended by Jean Carothers: innerspaces007@gmail.com
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Recommendation for Edvi Limpieza Total, heavy duty cleaning

I’m moving on Thursday into a house that is lovely, but hasn’t had a tenant in something like eight months. The state of dirt and grime on every surface attests to this. On the recommendation of a friend, I contacted Edvi cleaners. Wow. Am I ever glad I did.

A crew of four people spent two days cleaning my house from top to bottom, from cupboards and drawers to light fixtures, from bathrooms to walls and windows, the garage floor and the outdoor stone sink which had been filled with the remainder of the painter’s efforts. Even the fireplace and outdoor grill were spotless. I was planning to replace the kitchen sink because it was so disgusting. After these hard workers got through with it, it’s gleaming. My jaw actually dropped when I saw it.

I was most impressed by the fact that by some miracle, they managed to clean the glass roofs over the sun room and laundry room and even the skylight in the ensuite bathroom, all of which I was sure were inaccessible.

They needed nothing from me. They came with their own cleaning supplies, ladders and scaffolds.

Four people, two days in a huge house with cathedral ceilings and windows for $350. I consider this a bargain. I now have a sparkling clean house to move into. I can’t overstate what a difference this company made to my house.

One of the crew has some English. You can also communicate via WhatsApp using Google Translate. +593 99 382 0014.

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: edgarvinicio1967@hotmail.com

Recommended by Heather Griffiths: edithrossmae@gmail.com

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Recommendation for Livethelife Lodge, hotel and garden

It has been over a year of stress and change, for most of the world.

Plans have been derailed, goals have changed, life has become apparently more constrained and our bodies have mostly gotten under a huge amount of stress.

And it seems as though no end is in sight, although there are a lot of rainbows in the midst of the dark clouds.

Since all the turmoil began, I became busier than I ever was, and I tended to break my promises to my body to give it a break.

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Recommendation for Akuna, restaurant

This cute little place is right opposite Banco Pinchincha on Ordonez Lasso — and has a nice little airy and covered sitting out area. We were there for lunch and opted to have the salad bar offerings– nice and fresh and lots of variety. The place is clean–well run– and Michael, the owner, so nice and gracious. What a delightful experience.

Address: Ordonez Lasso opposite Banco Pinchincha

Contact information: 098 482 4546

Recommended by Barbie Simmons: ibarbarita@hotmail.com
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Like beer but need to watch the calories?

The Hop Factory has created a new low cal/low carb line up for just $2.50 (while supplies last). We want to show you that light beer doesn’t have to be dull, in fact it can be packed with flavor.

Our Rowdy Rabbit is an all-natural Light Blonde Ale that only has 84 calories and 5.8 carbohydrates but still has 4% abv. This slightly hazy beer is light in color/calories/carbohydrates but still has a Citrusy Tart flavor (15 IBU’s) that is created with not only our hops/grains but stands out because of our use of coriander from our friends at Gramm’s Bulk Shop (thanks guys).

Our Light Jamaica and Light Maracuya (Passionfruit) beers are even easier on your waistline. 72 calories, 4.9 carbohydrates, 3.5% abv. and they both go down like juice. These shandy-like beers ended up very popular with our taste testers (The Hop Family (c;).

Please give us your feedback on the beers. Depending on the popularity, we may have to add to the permanent line-up.

We are open on Friday and Saturday from 1:30-7:30 PM on the East side of Cuenca (Calle del Himno and Bandera Nacional). We also deliver on Thursdays from 8 AM – noon. Please have orders in by Wed to ensure on-time delivery. $18 min order for free delivery (under $18 add $2).

Other beers available: Bourbon Barrel (11.5%) $4, IPA (6.5%) $3, Stout (6%) $3, Pale Ale (5.5%) $3, Jamaica Shandy (4.5%) $3. As always, all our beers are unfiltered, naturally carbonated, and made right here in Cuenca.

We are also the only place you can get Black Honey and Café Dona Julita brand coffees. Black Honey is our coffee liqueur made in Vilcabamba. Makes a great White Russian (16% abv $15/750ml bottle). The coffee we have available in both beans and ground. “Premium” is a medium-dark roast $4/400g, “Gourmet” is a medium/Columbian roast $5/400g and our “Honey” is a medium dark roast originally created just for our coffee liqueur $6/400g.

Cheers, and thanks for your continued support.

Luis: thehopfactory@yahoo.com 098 721 4499.

City: Cuenca
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100% organic cacao / cocoa powder / organic products

We bring organic products of excellent quality at a good price. You can check the list below:

1 lb 100% organic cocoa powder $2.50
1 lb 100% organic cacao $6.00
1 lb organic raw butter $3
1 lb mozzarella cheese $3.50
1 lb peanuts $2.50
1 lb almonds $5.50
1 lb walnuts $5.50
400 g. of artisan blackberry syrup from Ibarra $4
500ml Honey $6
1 liter Honey $10
1 liter Honey with design of the bottle $12
0.5lb Bee Pollen $7
1 Ghee 200 g $6.50
1 Ghee 400 g $12.50
1 Ghee 550 g $15.50

Place your order. For purchases over $10: free shipping.

If you need another product that is not on the list, let us know and we will look for it to deliver

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7 AM to 7 PM, Delivery

Daniela Carrasco: qorighee@gmail.com 098 146 0912 Instagram: Qorighee
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International Bakery, sourdough breads

International Bakery offers you excellent quality sourdough breads without chemicals and without sugar, made in a 100% natural wood oven. Among the products we have vegan, wholemeal, white breads among others.

It is also delivered at home after noon with a minimal delivery cost. We are available from 9 AM to 6 PM from Monday to Saturday and on Sundays only for half a day.

June 15 from 9 AM to 6 PM, We are located in the great Colombia and Manzaneros in front of the Caja cooperative. (The other store is located at Juan Jaramillo 5-18 and Marino Cueva. We open from Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM and Sundays from 9 AM to 3 PM)

Gabriel Quito: 099 222 5344
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Double D’s: There’s still time to order, but not much

This menu is in honor of our feisty father’s and grandfather’s birthday. He’s been gone for nine years but has definitely not been forgotten. Dressing was one of his favorite foods so we’re pairing it with roasted chicken and baking it all into a casserole. While he never had this chowder, he loved thick soups and this one’s two-star ingredients: sweet potatoes and corn. And no matter what, there was always room for dessert so we’re baking bar versions of two of his favorites. Thanks for helping us celebrate what would have been his 103rd birthday.

Chicken & Dressing Casserole: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Sweet Potato & Corn Chowder: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
German Chocolate Cookie Bars: $3.50 each
Apple Pie Bars: $3 each

Orders are due by 3 PM today, Tuesday, June 15. 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, June 17 or 18 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, soups, and salads last 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: doubledsdelightscuenca@gmail.com 096 802 2545 (Spanish & English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca
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7 Bakery Coffee, delivery

Home delivery service from 7 AM to 7 PM with 24 hours in advance. Deliveries from Monday to Sunday. Only WhatsApp text 096 772 7777

Filled donuts
Boston Cream $1
Choco-Nutella $1
Choco- Passion fruit $1
Choco-Dulce de Leche $1
Vanilla Strawberry $1
Choco-Strawberry $1
Vanilla Blackberry $1
Reeses (Peanut Butter Cream) $1
Creme Brulee $1
Lemon Pie Donut $1
Tres Leches Donut $1
Promotion 6 filled Donuts x $5

Classic Donuts
Maple & Bacon $1
Classic Glazed $1
Chocolate $1
Chocolate Rainbow Sprinkles $1
Vanilla Rainbow Sprinkles $1
Raspberry Rainbow Sprinkles (Homer Simpson) $1
Cinnamon Glazed $1
Snickers (Peanut & Caramel) $1
Choco-Coconut $1
Vanilla-Coconut $1
Glazed-Coconut $1
S’mores $1
Promotion 6 Classic Donuts x $5

Boston Cream $1.50
Passion fruit $1.50
Manjar $1.50
Nutella $1.50
Lemon $1.50

Strawberry Cheesecake $1
Apple and Cinnamon $1
Peach $1
Nutella $1
Oreo $1
Manicho $1
Promotion 6 Muffins x $5
Promotion 12 x $10 applies mix between 6 donuts and 6 muffins

Apple Fritters $1.50
Blueberry Fritters $1.50
Blueberry Muffin $1.50
Cake Blueberry & Lemon $8

Minimum order 6 units per product, orders from 7 AM to 7 PM with 24 hours in advance. Only WhatsApp text 096 772 7777

Monday to Sunday, from 8 AM to 6 PM, Only home deliveries

Maria Eugenia Crespo: orders@7bakerycoffee.ec 096 772 7777
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Cuenca Salmon new tienda, new hours and specials

Cuenca Salmon Tienda – Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta.
Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

* $4 discount on 320 gram Aged NY Cut Steak From Uruguay
* $1.95 discount on Smoked Turkey Leg
* $5 discount on Lamb Roast

Fresh Salmon arrives on Wednesday. Reserve your large fillet

Shop 24 hours a day on our website http://www.cuencsalmon.com
Delivery 6 days a week

Tuesday 6/15, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Paute

Lenny Charnoff: info@cuencasalmon.com 099 122 1238
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Healthy and delicious dinner Tuesday to Saturday, free delivery.

At Mother & Son Family Kitchen, we love to make your lunch and dinner easy and healthy.
Every meal is fresh and fully prepared packed in reusable containers.

Lunch Delivery 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Dinner delivery 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Call us for more details
Full menu here https://tinyurl.com/jsjrrdj2

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Tienda Nectar has new stuff

Come on over for amazing sourdough bread and check out our new items:

Spirulina in 1 kilo packs
Hemp seed oil
Red and black quinoa
New shampoos

And more, check us out.

M – F 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 8 to 11 AM, Mariscal sucre 1-127 y Manuel Vega

Nectar: tiendanectar@mail.com
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Requirements to rent an apartment in Guayaquil?

Does anyone know about the income requirements for renting an apartment in Guayaquil, Ecuador? Is it required to get a Ruc to prove you have income? I am an online English teacher from the US. I notice some of the listings have that.

Thanks in advance

WhatsApp 096 330 6168
Email: katycrawford2011@gmail.com

Katie Crawford

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Tours to archeo-astronomy in Ecuador?

Does anyone know of any tours or guides to the site Maras near Paute that is thought to be an archeo-astronomical observatory of the Canari? https://patomiller.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/maras-observatorio-astronomico-canari/

Lucy O Hancock
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How does it feel to be one of the 40,000?

In Cuenca, estimates are that there are about 40,000 people who live on less than $2 per day. COVID restrictions have made the situation worse for many. They struggle to meet basic food needs, get medical care, pay rent, the list goes on. Basics that we take for granted every day.

This week thanks to a generous donor we were able to replace mattresses and fumigate the apartment for a mother of three who had a bedbug infestation. We are providing oxygen support for three premature babies. We are supporting thousands with food who depend on us for the basics.

At Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope), our approach is very effective. With our partners from local universities, businesses such as Supermaxi, hospitals and others we have one of the largest integrated programs in Cuenca, providing medical, food, clothing, and other supports. Our team of university students visit people in their homes and assess how best to meet the needs. Every day our team provides life-saving support to many, and we can do more!

How can you help? Drop off any items you no longer need or call us to arrange pick up. Your financial support is always appreciated. You can visit us at the corner of Juan Montalvo and Sucre from 9am to 5pm. Call or email us. You can make a donation at: https://www.givingway.com/donate/fundacion-hogar-de-esperanza or https://hogaresperanza.org/en/donations/ for other donation options. Together, lets continue to support those in need in our city. Thank you for your support.

Garry Vatcher: info@hogaresperanza.org 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca
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Wire transfers from the US

I just did a wire transfer from my US bank to JEP and thought I’d share with the community the fun new procedures that now exist (thanks to the US government’s updated anti-money-laundering procedures).

When I did a wire transfer two and a half years ago, I had to do none of what is listed below for a smaller wire transfer than what I did this past week.

JEP will now ask you to identify the source of the funds, and to provide documentation that supports that source. In addition to six months’ worth of bank statements from the account where the money is coming from, there are additional requirements:

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Little Lupita

Sweet, petite Lupita was rescued from the highway recently. She is about 2 years old and only 7.5 kg. She has the most adorable ear fringe and is very cheerful and docile.

She does very well with other doggies and walks well with a leash. Due to her manageable size, she would be a suitable apartment dog! She currently does her business outdoors when prompted to take a walk.

She has been spayed, wormed, vaccinated and given flea meds.

Would you like to give this darling little girl a new chance at life?

Jo Austin: jomarieaustin99@gmail.com 099 535 7387. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

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Procedure to register – coronavirus vaccination foreigners with cedula

El Universo (Guayaquil newspaper) on Friday June 11th had an article about how foreigners who have a cedula should register for coronavirus vaccinations. I am only passing along this information, I can’t promise that it will work or that the information is correct. The link to the article is:


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Stop thinking and gift yourself a time to laugh

Enjoy an open space, laugh at everything and practice Spanish.

A word, a phrase, a movement, an expression, can be a reason to laugh. These continuous laugh workshops (laughshops) will last one and a half hours and will cost $25.

Reserve today, limited occupancy of 10 people max.
We follow all safety protocols.

WhatsApp: wa.link/bio7ji


June 19th, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, $25, Calle Larga 7-93 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca.

Diego Francisco Pelaez Espinoza: 096 891 8349.
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This Week in La Guarida

La Guarida dedicates this week to Mexico, its music, its films and its culture. Don’t forget that we serve breakfast from 9 AM to 1 PM, Monday through Friday. Come join us.

Tuesday 6:30 PM – Macario.
Macario is a poor, hungry peasant, with a wife and several children, who sells wood in the town. Fed up with a life full of hardships, Macario longs for a good meal. In an attempt to satisfy his wishes, his wife steals a turkey and cooks it for him, but before starting to eat, he receives a visit from the Devil, God, and Death, who ask him to share his turkey.

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Luis Miguel Special

Listen to all his most famous songs with artists on stage and the performance at live of Victor Sao and at the same time, enjoy our menu.

Friday 18th at 8 PM, $10 per person, Cuenca-Azogues highway, in front of Vista Linda building, Cuenca.

La Parrilla: 098 489 0159.
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4th of July party at Common Grounds with Paco’s Blues

The 4th of July is near… It’s time to dust off your dance shoes and practice your drinking.

Paco’s Blues will be playing the 9th Annual Common Grounds 4th of July Party.

Join us Sunday July 4th for a great night of music, dancing, good times and great company… oh, and fireworks of course.

Music kicks off at 6:30 but come early and get started celebrating.

It’s going to be a good time… looking forward to seeing you again.

Cover charge is $5

This event may have attendance limitations due to COVID restrictions. Come early to be sure to get in.

Sunday July 4th from 6:30 PM till later on, $5, Common Grounds: Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues: pacosbluesband@gmail.com
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The Free & Fun Language Exchange on Zoom – all levels welcome

Please join an enthusiastic group of native Spanish and English speakers as we converse in each other’s language in an encouraging and supportive environment. After years of meeting in person, we are now continuing with Zoom.

All levels of ability are welcome, so don’t be shy–even if you don’t speak a word of the language you want to learn, you will be helped by those that do.

To facilitate conversation, we often have fun with tongue twisters, riddles, slang, crossword puzzles, etc. Or, we just simply converse on various subjects. Anything to practice speaking.

The Zoom meeting starts promptly at 6 PM. Every Monday. We end at 7 PM, or shortly thereafter.

No need to confirm your attendance; just show up and enjoy (and learn!).

ZOOM meeting link: https://utpl.zoom.us/my/effective
No password or meeting ID required.

See you there.

June 14th, from 6 to 7 PM, Free, 100 Zoom y 101 Zoom, Cuenca.

Bruce Peterson: 099 109 4835.
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Insect and plant tours at The Lodge

Enjoy a day of wondering through the chemical free gardens.

Learn about different plants and insects.

Lunch available

Rooms available

Transportation available

We can book a getaway to the Yunguilla Valley

Custom trips, $30, Km 54.82 Lentag, Yunguilla.

Torrin Brauch: brauchtorrin@gmail.com +1 239 848 5876.
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Kokopelli Moonlighters come to La Guarida

The Kokopelli Moonlighters are thrilled to be playing at La Guarida this Friday, June 18th at 4 PM. We have an eclectic repertoire of ukulele/guitar/mandolin, and great voices that is sure to please. Come join us. Make your reservation at LaGuarida.

Friday, June 18th at 4 PM, $7. La Guarida, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Karen Kennedy: 099 435 1962.
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Adjustable walking frame for child

I am asking this on behalf of a family member of my wife. The young girl is 3 y. o. and has a deformed foot from spina bifida. We are trying to work out how to get an adjustable walking frame for her. The father has had a quote from a metal worker in Guayaquil to make one as he couldn’t find any for sale. Any ideas would be appreciated. She is a happy child but I think this would make her much happier.

Denis Cruickshank: ozetxn@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca
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Russian/Espanol interpreter

Looking for someone that is fluent in Spanish and Russian to work occasionally in verbal translating.

Sam: oryx100@gmail.com 096 841 1177. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca
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Pamper yourself with a healthy, stress relieving massage

Rejuvenation Home Massage of Cuenca understands the mental and physical challenges we face in our lives daily, today reducing stress promotes better health and well–being. Massage is a natural way to reduce these tensions and have a positive effect on other common health conditions:

Digestive problems
Aches and pains
Sports injuries

I have over 9 years of experience in massage therapy and take care of your specific needs. I use coconut oil to rehydrate the skin, leaving your body silky smooth. I add soothing, calm music to your massage to create an atmosphere of total relaxation, melting away stress, leaving you feeling rested and refreshed.

I follow all health and safety recommendations from local health officials.

1 hour $25
1.5 hours $37.50
2 hours $50

I should mention that there is an additional fee of $5 to bring my massage table for your convenience.

WhatsApp or call directly – 099 987 9713

9 AM to 7 PM from Monday to Saturday.

I speak English and Spanish.

Dora Quinche: vilaelizabeth3@gmail.com 099 987 9713. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca
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Butane for hand-held art torch

Hello Everybody,

I am seeking to find where in Cuenca one can purchase butane? I am purchasing a hand-held art torch and before I buy and bring it here, I need to know if/where we can buy butane?


Gerri: 098 689 8827 WhatsApp. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca
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Looking to buy Women’s plus size clothes/shoes

Hi, my name is Kate I am an expat living in Guayaquil. I am looking to buy plus size clothes; size 20-22 (new or used), shoes size 10.

I love Cuenca I would be happy to come to Cuenca to pick them up or pay for shipping for DHL.

WhatsApp 096 330 6168
Email katycrawford 2011@gmail.com


Katie Crawford

City: Cuenca

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Cleaning and pet care

I am Denisse, I offer cleaning services for your home and other services for you, like care for pets and kids. $20 for 4 hours. I study at Universidad de Cuenca and I am a single mom.

Av. Loja


099 509 5380
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Spanish and English online lessons

Hello! I’m Michelle Corres.
I am a Spanish and English teacher.
I am from Ecuador, but I’ve been living in the States for three years.
I understand the challenges of learning a new language and a new culture in a different country. And I would like to help you to reach your potential and learn a new language at your own pace.

My lessons are through zoom or Skype.

My prices are:

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VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca

At VIP Home Health care of Cuenca, our English – Spanish Speaking caregivers provide competent, compassionate care—right in your own home. Whether you need dependable help while recovering from surgery or have a loved one here in town who is suffering from long-term health challenges, we are here to help. When you can no longer do it, there’s a good chance that we can. VIP Cuenca is a fully government-compliant company with experienced and licensed nurses and aides.

Our caregivers engage in on-going training and mentoring, and we carefully match skills with needs. Our corporate goal at VIP Cuenca is to meet or exceed international quality-of-care standards in training, technology and practice. Give us a call today to set up an appointment with our clinical director. You can discuss your needs and she will help set up a care plan that meets your particular situation. If anybody is interested please contact us,

Benigno Malo 12-41 y Gaspar Sangurima

VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca
098 329 8243
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Why you need the new VIP MedAlert service

● Personalized help at the push of a button device
● From our 24-hour dispatch center
● For medical, fire, personal emergencies
● Anywhere in Cuenca
● In English or Spanish (2-way speech enabled device)
● VIP Team + 911 ready to respond
● All for a reasonable monthly fee

Email: info@vipcuenca.com
Phone: 098 329 8243

Benigno Malo 12-41 y Gaspar Sangurima

VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca

098 329 8243
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Need help with your home workouts?

We know the struggle of trying to work out by yourself, ether time, knowledge or motivational wise, it is hard to get started. That’s why we are here to offer our services in everything related to physical care and health wellness. We are willing to provide you: – Physical Rehabilitation.– Physical training (based in the functional workout method).– Therapeutic massage. All these services in the comfort of your home. Home Visit. Monday to Saturday (previous appointment)

Home visit

Jose Gabriel Cabeza
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Need help with your home workouts?

We know the struggle of trying to work out by yourself, ether time, knowledge or motivational wise, it is hard to get started. That’s why we are here to offer our services in everything related to physical care and health wellness. We are willing to provide you: – Physical Rehabilitation.– Physical training (based in the functional workout method).– Therapeutic massage. All these services in the comfort of your home. Home Visit. Monday to Saturday (previous appointment)

Home visit

Jose Gabriel Cabeza
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Magic Ecuador Tour from Cuenca

Following the Biosafety recommendations, “Polylepis Tours” invites you to enjoy one of our “Magic Ecuador” multiday tours, in which you can visit several of the most important tourist attractions in the country.

Itinerary 5 days 4 nights:

Day 1: Cuenca-Alausi-Chimborazo- Riobamba
Day 2: Baños de Agua Santa- Av.de las Cascadas
Day 3: Pujili-Tigua-Quiotoa
Day 4: Latacunga-PN Cotopaxi-Quito
Day 5: Flight to Cuenca
(an extra day to visit Mindo is also possible)

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Ask for the conditions and get a 10% discount on implants

The procedure includes:

* Titanium implants
* Titanium abutments
* Granulated bone graft
* Permanent crown (metal-ceramic or zirconia, price will change)

Make an appointment and get free consultation

Acropolis building, Jose Peralta and Av. 12 de Abril

Daniela Ordonez
098 718 2083
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Let our hands do the cleaning for you: our experience of over 30 years makes the difference in providing high rated services, based on an organizational culture.

Simon Bolivar 17-25 y Miguel Heredia

Juan Pedro Malo

099 413 6993
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Customized Spanish lessons

Hi, My name is Sandra. I am offering online tutoring services to individuals of different levels of Spanish (elementary, intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced) via Skype.

I am a passionate tutor, I teach through practice and I always adapt my lessons to the needs, learning styles and interests of each student. You just need to tell me if you need help in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing or conversation. Remember you are the boss.

I have experience teaching Spanish to foreigners living in Ecuador and abroad, so I know very well the challenges that come with learning a new language, but don’t let yourself be intimidated, I can help you.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information (rates, schedules, etc.) and if you wish we can have a 15-minute free session.


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Come celebrate Inti Raymi with us

Come celebrate Inti Raymi with us in Chobshi, and stay at Hosteria El Barranco in Sigsig on Sunday and Monday, June 20 – 21st. The Sigsig Department of Tourism and the Gobierno Provincial of Azuay have put together a weekend festival full of activities to celebrate the Winter Solstice and Harvest. There will be music, Canari dance and the Inti Raymi ceremonial ritual at the Chobshi archaeological site starting at 10 in the morning with events scheduled throughout the day. At Hosteria El Barranco, we will have Hatha yoga available for those who would like to enhance their spiritual celebration.

Rooms are $65 per night for double occupancy and $45 per night for single occupancy.

Breakfast is included with your stay.
A three-course dinner is available for $20 per person.
Hatha Yoga will begin at 4:30 on Sunday and Monday afternoon; $5 per person.

Round trip transportation from Cuenca to Sigsig and transportation to the festival is available upon request.

Please contact Luis Arcentalez for more details, 098 691 1715 or hosteriaelbarranco@hotmail.com.

Calle Paseo Zhingate s/n Sector Puente Jerusalen A 200 Metros De La Palya De Zhingate, Sigsig 010950 Ecuador

Luis Arcentalez
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Rosa Linda, roses with love

Rosa Linda is a rose farm with export quality, our mission is that you enjoy a fresh product in your home that reflects your peace and love for life. We offer you an extraordinary quality so that you can enjoy an Ecuadorian product of the best in the world for much longer, while you rest at home or are on vacation in our beloved Cuenca. Our delivery is free, we have your favorite color, write to me.

If you want to get out of isolation and enjoy the great outdoors, I have private tours. Also if you want to go to another province, or want someone to receive you from the airport or leave an envelope at the embassy, one of my drivers can help you. As safe as I am.


Israel Lopez
096 958 5647
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Custom metal work services

We specialize in sheet metal and heavy metal fabrication rectangular and spiral duct services, and welding. We create unique metal pieces.


Custom Metal objects
Custom Metal furniture
Metal Doors
Aluminum and glass installation
Glass replacement
Metal structures
Metal windows
Metal Restoration
Metal repair


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Saraguro Inti Raymi, 2021

Saraguro Inti Raymi

Hope you can join us for this amazing Ancestral Celebration…

We will be visiting 3 communities, Tuncarta, Ñamarin and Illincho and learning how the Saraguro hats are made from lamb wool in also textiles and the highlight of our Inti Raymi a private Rejuvenating Ceremony with Taita Luis at Centro Cultural Inti Wasi.

Celebration of the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th and Monday 21st of June, 2021.

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Tapiceria Moderna reupholstery services and furniture repair

We can give your old furniture new life with our reupholstery and repair services. Whether it’s old or new, big or small, our experienced crew can repair your furniture.


Furniture upholstery
Custom furniture
Sofa reupholstery
Spring replacement and repair
Furniture Modifications
Foam replacement
Recliner repair
Recliner Restoration
Big collection of fabrics
Pick up and Delivery
Affordable Prices
We speak English


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Learn or improve your Spanish skills with Diego

Hi, My name is Diego. Maybe some of you know me as Diego the bartender, waiter, or just a good friend with whom to talk. Either way, this time I´m not offering pints of beer or great Diegoritas, ”Margaritas.” This time I want to offer you guys the chance to learn or improve your Spanish skills.

As you might know, my native language is Spanish, and in addition to being a bartender, I have been teaching Latinoamerican Spanish, with about 4 years of experience, to different people all around the world through online or face-to-face classes; North American people being my main students.

Through this resource I would be happy to help you improve your fluency in such an important language. We can discuss about any topic that you consider relevant, such as music, politics, culture, sports, among many others that would be useful as practice to improve your learning.

In the process, I could help you as your tutor so that we can correct all the important aspects that we need to work on.

Your first hour Trial Lesson is totally free.
Online or Face-to-face classes at your home. You decide.

Remember that the more you practice the more successful you will be.

Contact me by:
WhatsApp: +593 96 320 1808

Skype: live: jose.diegorc14.

Cuenca. Ecuador

Jose Romero
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Business Directory

A chiropractor can help you stay healthy, feel great and well-adjusted

My name is Dr. Duane H. Connell D.C.

I ran a family chiropractic practice for over 20 years in Virginia and I have relocated to Cuenca. I do primarily hands-on adjusting and I use a variety of techniques including Gonstead, Divirsified, Drop Table, Toggle and Biophysics.

For those who prefer a more gentle touch I am also proficient in Activator Technique.

The first visit includes a consult, exam and one adjustment for $25. Future visits are $15.

Please feel free to contact me with WhatsApp with any questions or to make an appointment.

Thank you and see you soon.

Facebook: Cuenca Quiropractico

Edificio Amazonas, Ground Floor, Los Pinos y Ordonez Lasso.

Dr Duane H Connell
099 114 6684 WhatsApp
Facebook: Cuenca Quiropractico

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Business Directory

Sweet and Ice in Milenium Plaza for coconut and chocolate lovers

We carry Dikaty Chocolates – 2021 GringoPost Winner of the Best Chocolates and the Best Candy Store.

We are located just inside the back entrance of Milenium Plaza on the ground floor near the elevator.

We offer the following Coco Express quality products:

Crunchy coconut cookie $ .60
Crunchy coconut and chocolate cookie $ .60
Crunchy coconut with oats cookie $1
Soft cookie sandwich with dulce de leche filling —
small $ .50 and large $1

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Food & Entertainment

Merrell hiking boots

Merrell hiking boots, size 9. $30. Used only a few times. Sadly, my hiking days are over.

Liz: 097 929 1498.

City: Cuenca
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Items for Sale

I am selling a manual hospital stretcher made of nickel-plated iron

I have 4 basic hospital stretchers with manual ascent of the head and legs. They measure approximately 2.00 x 0.90. If you want photos I can send them to the email or by WhatsApp. They cost me $230 each but I am selling them for $110.

Daniela: cdannycrjw@gmail.com +593 99 732 9710.

City: Cuenca
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Items for Sale

iPhone 12 Pro 128 GB Pacific Blue – new, sealed in box

iPhone 12 Pro 128 GB Pacific Blue
New, sealed in box

6.1 Super Retina XDR display
5G ready
Camera Specs: Ultra Wide / Wide / Telephoto
Dolby Vision HDR video recording up to 60 fps.
4x Optical zoom range
Lidar Scanner
A14 Bionic chip
Face ID
Ceramic Shield front
Water resistant to a depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes


Jeremy: jdavies23@hotmail.com 099 237 5598.

City: Guayaquil
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MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 chip – Model A2338 brand-new, sealed in box

13-inch MacBook Pro with the new M1 chip
Brand-new, still in box and unused!
256GB SSD and 8GB memory
Retina LED-backlit display with true tone technology
Two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports
Headphone jack and stereo speakers
Touch bar and touch ID
Full-size backlit magic keyboard
Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0
FaceTime HD camera
MacOS preinstalled

$1500, non-negotiable

Jeremy: jdavies23@hotmail.com 099 237 5598.

City: Guayaquil
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Real Estate

House for sale, excellent location

House for sale. Excellent location!

3 story building in a solid massive construction. The whole living space amounts to 380 m² (4090 sq ft) The ground floor is a separate apartment with an independent entrance. The two upper floors form the main apartment.
The house is positioned in the middle of the 500 m² (5382 sq ft) plot, surrounded by gardens and parking spaces. The whole property is fenced, locked and protected with an alarm system.

The house is located on the Av. Ordoñez Lasso, near to the hotel Oro Verde. This is a prestigious and safe area from the city, here you can find all services and facilities, approximately 3 km (1.8 miles) from the center of Cuenca.

Unfurnished, $579,000, negotiable.

Address: Av Ordóñez Lasso 691 y los Olivos, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1623681865

I am the owner, Rosana Vintimilla: roxyvintimilla@yahoo.es 099 563 5086

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Beautiful cabin in the country

We are looking for peaceful, nature-loving neighbors to join our small community.

One bedroom, one bath, furnished cabin in the countryside, ideal for one to two people, 20 minutes from Centro. Property includes a very large shared yard with access to the river, shared picnic and bonfire areas, a tree house, and hammock spaces.

The house is directly in front of the 28 bus line to Centro, and is a 5 minute walk to the town of Ucubamba where you can find bakeries, restaurants, stores, and a pharmacy.

Rent is $250 a month (6 months minimum) with all utilities included (water, electric, wifi). Washing machine available on the property.

Please inquire for more information.

Furnished, $250, not negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Ucubamba – Panamericana Norte – Virgen del Camino, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1623683082

I am the current tenant, Emma: emma.m.w0905@gmail.com 098 336 9797

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2 terraces, excellent location, 2 bedroom, unfurnished for rent

Looking for terraces and great location? This is the place you were looking for.

2 large terraces, one from the living room and the other from the master bedroom.

Located only one block away from Remigio Crespo, close to supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants and walking distance to the Historic District.

2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. 1 parking space, 1 storage unit.

Condo fees $90 aprox. not included. Utilities not included

Unfurnished, $450, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Julio Matovelle, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1622494944

I am a real estate agent, Maribel Crespo: ecuadorablehomes@gmail.com 098 484 7955

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Opportunity: Wonderful apartment with terrace and spectacular view, for sale

You will love this wonderful apartment located near 2 rivers: Yanuncay
and Tarqui river

Near the beautiful Parque Paraiso

Spectacular view

Very safe

Very quiet


It has 1450 sq/ft

3 bedrooms

2 1/2 baths

Living room and dining room with access to the terrace

Large kitchen where you will enjoy the view when you are cooking

Also surrounded by nature

This neighborhood many people like so much

Close to Mall del Rio, Supermaxi El Vergel, Supermaxi Don Bosco Restaurants, Bakery, Hospital Monte Sinai.

You can check my Facebook like Carla Encarnacion Gonzaga to check Penthouse/ House/ Furnished Apartment in front of River for rent and for sale

Unfurnished, $129,000, negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Tres Puentes – Turi, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1623039125

I am a real estate agent, Carla Encarnacion Gonzaga:
If you need more information feel free to contact me on WhatsApp: 093 905 5399 or write me by email: clegsa593properties@yahoo.com

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Beautiful property for sale in Paute

Land area: 22.22 acres.
Construction area: 2475.7 ft 2.

Main house: dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms with complete bathrooms, and studying room.
Secondary house: bedroom with complete bathroom
Additional: workshop with full bathroom and area for parking.

Land description:
22.22 acres, there are a hundred avocado trees, lemons, oranges, the soil is very fertile.
The property counts with tap water, and two water rights. Amazing view from the mountains. It is 15 minutes from Paute’s downtown. (Paute is 40 minutes from Cuenca.)

Beautiful country house rehabilitated to live, excellent materials.

If you are interested, call me:
099 012 3252

Or visit us:
Alfonso Cordero St. and Miguel Cordero St. Atlantis Tower 3-77.

$260,000, negotiable.

Address: 15 minutes from Paute’s downtown, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1623644201

I am a real estate agent, Pedro Sanchez: pedrojsl852@hotmail.com 099 012 3252

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Furnished apartment, 2 BR – 1 bath, condo building, with elevator

This apartment is located in a cozy condo building, located in a centralized location, nearby: Groceries, ATMs, banks, bus stop, Supermaxi of Don Bosco and more. The building is very secure. The apartment has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, living and dining room, one unit, kitchen and area for laundry with washer and dryer. Second floor there’s an attic to be used as storage or maybe an office.


$350 one year lease
$380 6 month lease
$400 3 month lease

Includes building fee, Does not include utilities

More listings? Google map location? More photos? Please request by mail

Address: Av. Don Bosco and El Salado streets, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1612906294

I am a real estate agent, Janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com 098 400 1020 Call after: 8 AM.

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Fully furnished house, 3 BR – 2.5 bath, 5 minutes from volcanic waters

Location: This house is located in a gated community, few blocks from volcanic waters and 20 minutes’ bus distance from City Center. Nearby you will find: One block bus stop, markets, bakeries, ATMs and in “Baños” which is few blocks away you will find nice restaurants, thermal spa, red mud pool, Japanese pools, and more.

Description: The unit has: parking space, living room, dining room, social bathroom, a second resting room covered by glass ceiling, fully equipment kitchen, storage, laundry room with washer machine. Second floor: tv hall room, 2 bedrooms with one share bathroom and master bedroom with bathroom and bathtub. Third floor: Big attic to be used as studio room, storage and gym.

More listings? More photos? Google map location? Pease request by email

Furnished, $500, negotiable. Does not include utilities

Address: Vía Misicata, near Baños, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1620608008

I am a real estate agent, Janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com 098 400 1020

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Unfurnished, cozy house, 3 BR – 2.5 bath, with green yard near Mall Racar

Location: The house is located around 20 minutes´ car distance from Downtown. It´s located in a peaceful place, surrounded by trees, away from noises and contamination of the city. Few blocks there is a mall called “Racar” where you will find the big store, “Coral Centro”, 1 bank, few ATMs and restaurants. The bus stop is around 7 blocks from the house in the main avenue. There is also a green yard walking path in front of the house.

Description: The house is in the corner of a dead-end street, so you will see hardly any cars, the size of the house is 230 square meters of construction. It´s a 2-story house.

First floor: There is a living room, a dining room, kitchen and social bathroom, outside there are 2 small green yards, barbeque space and parking space for 2 cars. In the back there´s the laundry room.

Second floor: 3 bedrooms, the master has private bathroom and 1 share bathroom. The house is surround by electrical fence and alarm system.

More info? More pictures? Google map location? More listings? Please write us.

Unfurnished, $380, negotiable. Small pet is OK.
Does not include utilities. Might cost you extra around $60 (water, electricity and internet)

Address: Mutualista Azuay II, Sector Racar, Calle Miguel Heredia Crespo, Bloque L, Cuenca. https://goo.gl/maps/HcXuUxqBzas2gGci7

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1620692296

I am a real estate agent, Janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com 098 400 1020

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Unfurnished ground floor apartment, 2 BR – 2.5 bath, with outside area

Location: The apartment is located one block from Tres Puentes, one block from 1ero de Mayo and Don Bosco. Great location.

Description: The apartment is located on the ground floor, it has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 social bathroom, living and dining room, kitchen with enough cabinets, laundry room and outside open small area to put some pots with plants.

Rent: $400
Does not include utilities.
Negotiable. Small pet is OK.

More listings? Map location? Please request by email.

Address: one block from 3 Puentes, between 1ero de Mayo and Don Bosco, close to the river, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1617940063

I am a real estate agent, Janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com 098 400 1020

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Fully furnished cottage house, in the middle of a forest, 25 min/city

Location: This is a small gated community with only 3 houses inside. The area is surrounded by forest, very safe and quiet. The closest markets are located around 5 minutes´ car distance, and Downtown of Cuenca is around 25 minutes´ car distance. Bus stop is around 2 blocks ahead.

Description: It has 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, library, office, TV room and laundry.

The house is in a one hectare of land surrounded by eucalyptus forest and large green areas, with only 3 tenants inside the area.

Rent: $650
Does not include utilities

More information? Google map location? Please request by email.

Furnished, $650, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Autopista Medio Ejido Km 6, Cuenca. https://goo.gl/maps/f9WEsLRMwJmmW4Bp9

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1620692850

I am a real estate agent, Janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com 098 400 1020