Can I enter the States as a tourist?

Hi there, it’s Amy. I am residing in Cuenca, and I am not a US citizen nor resident. My daughter is studying in Boston. I am planning to see her in early June. I have a US tourist visit visa which is valid. Does anybody know whether I can enter the States as a tourist from Ecuador? Any restrictions at the moment?


Episcopal evening prayer online

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

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s regardless of their faith tradition.

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



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St. Christopher Episcopal Mission


USA Valet courier

I am happy that USA Valet is back to delivering again.

They are shipping every 2 weeks so we can order anytime and they will deliver as soon as your things arrive. The next order deadline is May 15.

The website asks that we notify them when we make orders each time so that they know what is coming.

Suzanne Cern

Best lodge in the Amazon 50% off until June 2021

Best lodge in Ecuadorian Amazon 50% off

The best lodge of the Ecuadorian Rainforest offers special prices until June 30, 2021:
Sacha Lodge

This rate includes: accommodation, all meals, private guides:
4 nights/ 5 days: $690 p/p in double room & $790 for single room
3 nights/ 4 days: $590 p/p in double room & $690 for single room

*5 days program starts on Mondays or Thursdays
*4 days program stars on Fridays

Includes: Accommodation in Air Conditioning First Class Cabins, all meals, transfer from and to Coca to the Lodge, coffee, tea, purified water unlimited, Visit to the unique and only observation tower, suspension bridge, night walks and the most important customized private program with a Naturalist Native Guide in Spanish.
(additional price for English Guide applies)

For information: Angela Hally: WhatsApp 099 251 9679

Coca, Orellana Province

Angela Hally

Physical therapy, massage therapy w/ Mike Coffey

Massage special.
I have a couple of openings for the next couple weeks while clients are out of town. So, I’m offering a special: a 2 hour massage for $50 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Contact info is below.

Fernando de Argon y Don Bosco

Mike Coffey
098 379 7226

Submit reimbursements online nationwide / virtual office

In efforts to provide better service especially during this pandemic, I’ve implemented online 24 hours reimbursements for you. This is available to you at

This feature can be used for any claim, hospital, pharmacy etc if your not my current client I can gladly assist you free of charge.

As well as a detailed guide in the FAQ section on how to submit claims or go with copayment.

Lastly, I’ve made it handy to be able to download and print all the forms you may need from the various insurance companies.

Thank you for your time.

Ordoñez Lasso and Los Alamos Corner. Edificio Alamos Plaza oficina 202

Madeleine Gonzalez Mensch
098 630 4185

Taxi driver

Hi, My name is Javier. I’m a legal taxi driver in Cuenca. I can help with transportation in or out of the city. Just call or text to 099 815 0756



099 815 0756

Work from home with ease and earn handsomely

An urgent need for three persons that will have great service delivery, working from home. Flexible hours with weekly good pay.

Omaha, NE

Paul Anderson

New Oxygenero super-facial with introductory price

New, from RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra. Let your skin breathe with Oxygenero. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In three steps, this ultimate facial treatment:

1 Attracts oxygen from within the skin to encourage skin renewal,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 Gently exfoliates dead skin cells and improves the skin’s texture while preparing it for active
ingredients absorption,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3 Nourishes and soothes the skin to promote long-lasting results.

US price $200. Ecuador $70. Introductory price just $59.

We invite you to click the link to view the short Oxygeneo video -first post on our Facebook page- then book using one of the messaging buttons in the About section.

Please like our page and check all our videos, great reviews, informational posts, photos and full menu of services in the photos section including a relaxing massage, deep tissue massage, facials, permanent eyelash curling, micro-needling, antiaging, waxing, lymphatic drainage and more.

You get a safe, professional experience with each visit to our lovely spa inside Mercy´s Alta Salon. Alejandra worked in a top Guayaquil spa for many years. And she uses biosafe protocols including a mask and facial protector and disinfects her spa after each client visit.

We speak English. Gift cards are available. Discounts available for packages of multiple sessions. Just a short walk from el Centro. We accept cash, debit and credit cards (+ processing charge for cards). Special offers are available only if performed at RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra´s location. Not accepting new in-home clients.

Mercy’s Alta Peluquería in the Kawsay Building at Ave. Paucarbamba 361, Cuenca

WhatsApp Message +593 99 101 5477

Best Ecuador homes by Monica Gonzaga

Looking to relocate to Ecuador?

I facilitate your life in Ecuador – Temporary and Permanent Visas; look for the experience and the good recommendations. I can assure you that Mónica Gonzaga can do all your procedures here in Ecuador. Simply sign her contract and she will take care of everything, while you are at home relaxed waiting for your visa has been delivered to her electronic mail; If you bring the 3 main papers she can guarantee your visa, she helps you in many cases even in the most difficult situations, all 100% successful.

Find out right now what you need for your temporary or permanent resident visa in Ecuador, if you are in the USA, Canada or anywhere in the world, before coming to Ecuador Contact Monica and she will help you obtain everything you need so that later, whether you are in Ecuador, you are not regretting not having brought your necessary papers to apply for your residence visa.


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

Vega Muñoz


Scratching posts, towers, gym and cat houses

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.

– To play and release stress.

We make to order and deliver in 3 days. Strong, solid and stable.
Includes transportation.

Miguel Heredia


Need a handyman? Cuenca’s best handyman

These days of being locked up in the house give us an opportunity to see all the little details that we wish we could fix, don’t they? Leaking roof, paint is scratched or dirty, grout is ugly or chipped, tiles need changing or repairing, wiring is bad – all that stuff. Cuenca’s Best Handyman is here to help. We can do your home repairs efficiently and cost effectively. Just ask us and we can give you an estimate.

We offer a wide variety of services at Cuenca Emilio Of All Trades, H.M. Brothers Constructions, Handyman. We, Franklin and Emilio, have expanded our offerings to include a professional surveyor, installation of ceramic tile (or repairing it). We also provide the following services: plumbing jobs, carpenters, metal welding, painting, remodeling, tile work, soldering, window screens, professional electrical work. In additional, we can serve as an interpreter-facilitator, go with you to your Dr. appointment, help getting a Driver’s License, grocery shopping, paying bills, repairs or construction work and even property survey, more and more.

What’s more, I am an experienced driver. I know my country well and can take you where you need to go during the week so you can be in an area that does not have weekend lockdowns.

I also continue with my own business Cuenca Car Share.

Contact us now and solve all your problems. In Cuenca Ecuador, you have friends that can resolve your issues and even expand your horizons.

Calle Canton Saraguro s/n and Manuel Arturo Cisneros, Cuenca

Emilio Morocho
098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

Recommendation for Mike Coffey, massage

I was able to take advantage of the massage special that Mike offered this week and it was fantastic.
Two hours went by so quickly.

Over many years I have attended many different types of massage, and none more effective, than that of Mike. His hands work marvels, not only at the time of the massage, but the effects of the massage are rewarding. I find I bounced back into my exercise regime with confidence after a massage, as the massage is thorough and effective.

Mike is very knowledgeable and professional he is able to explain what’s going on with my body and gave me some tips and exercises to help with some of the daily issues I have.
I can’t wait till our next session.
Thanks again Mike.

Address: Don Bosco y Fernando de Argon

Contact information: 098 379 7226

Recommended by Pete Blaine:

Recommendation for La Danesa Pan Artesanal, specialty bakery

There are new bakers in town and she and her husband are making a wide variety of delicious breads and sweets and more just like they did in Banos for many years. I particularly like the cranberry muffins.

Stop by and meet Vibeke and Luis soon and give them a try. Located across the river from Otorongo Plaza in the patrimonial building on the southwest corner of 12 de Abril y Av Loja.

Address: 12 de Abril y Av Loja

Contact information: 098 486 8313

Recommended by Jay A:

Recommendation for Jonathan Arias, facilitator; Monica Gonzaga, facilitator

After contacting Monica Gonzaga for help with my missed first dose vaccine, she said her office could assist. She was leaving for the US, but put us in the capable hands of Jonathan Arias, who works in her office.

Jonathan met us at the Coliseo at 10:30 AM this morning. He took my registration paperwork and within 10 minutes the paperwork was being filled out for my first vaccine. We were out of there by 11:25 AM. He confirmed several times that I return to the Coliseo or the second shot. The date is on the paper they gave me.

My spouse never received a paper for the first shot. Jonathan made sure of the location for the second shot for him as well.

For an entire hour, the fee was only $15. I cannot praise Jonathan enough and those who work at Monica Gonzaga’s office. They always come through for us.

*Monica is out of the country for 10 days, so best to use the email address, which others in the office will respond to.

Address: Benedicto XV 1-53 Cuenca

Contact information: 098 384 1691

Recommended by Ron Schmitz:

Recommendation for Orlando Siguenza, driver, facilitator, tour guide

I’d like to recommend Orlando Siguenza as a driver, tour guide, and all-around great person who can help with almost anything.

I began working with Orlando for help with errands in Cuenca and renewing my passport. As time went on and Covid changed things, he became my go-to person for regular errands. He’s always on time, a safe driver, a great negotiator/translator, and a true gentleman.

Orlando has driven me to Guayaquil and more recently, to Quito. I dreaded the long drive, but I had a lot of luggage, and it turned out to be pleasant and comfortable. He has a large SUV for airport runs as well as a sedan for shorter trips.

During the Quito drive, despite some iffy weather, I also got the benefit of Orlando’s tour guide skills. His body of knowledge about Ecuador and background accreditation as a tour guide made the long trip far more interesting.

He’s a real asset. Please contact him directly for local errands, tours, longer trips or airport runs.
Contact info for Orlando is: phone or WhatsApp: 098 585 4587; +593 98 585 4587

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 585 4587

Recommended by Lois Finzel:

Recommendation for Marcelo Parra, facilitator

I have known Marcelo for several years and have used his services whenever we need someone to help us run errands. He has a roomy SUV with plenty of space. He is an extremely careful and safe driver who knows the city and surrounding areas very well. He is available to assist with shopping, doctor’s appointments, car registrations and travel to the coast. His English is excellent and is available through WhatsApp. I highly recommend him as a facilitator.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: +593 98 483 8899

Recommended by William E Dick:

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

Hi, Sunday Brunch Cuenca family.

Here is our current delivery menu:
Ready to bake freezer meals:

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

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

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

Our products are homemade with real butter.

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

Order Instructions:

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

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

Made to order, online


Specials at Sunrise Cafe Saturday and Sunday

Special Saturday
American sausage comes with hash browns, eggs, biscuit, coffee or tea $4.99
BBQ day. Ribs, brisket, chicken comes with potato salad or French fries coleslaw corn bread. includes lemonade or ice tea $7,99
Sunday Special celebrate Mother day.
Breakfast Queen
Pancake home fries or hash brown, 2 eggs, sausage and bacon, coffee, tea or juice $6.99
Lunch special
Fish and chips comes with French fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, and limonada $6.99
Sunday includes a free dessert… for Mother’s Day.

May 8th from 7:30 AM to 3 PM, Calle Larga 9 – 40 y Benigno Malo

Orlando Ortiz: 098 824 6499

Double D’s menu for the week of May 10

This menu brings you four brand-new recipes. Both mains feature wide pasta tubes filled with either chicken and spinach or spinach and mushrooms and baked in a creamy white sauce. For those of you who loved our Tiramisu trifles from the bygone, safe fair days, we’re combining those with our ooey, gooey brownies. If chocolate isn’t for you, the other sweet is two thin buttery cookies filled with strawberry jam. As a reminder, both mains are fully cooked and ready for you to enjoy right away or to freeze and eat at a later time.

Chicken and Spinach Cannelloni: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Spinach and Mushroom Cannelloni: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Tiramisu Brownies: $3 each
Italian Sandwich Cookies: $6/half-dozen

Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, May 11. 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, May 13 or 14 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: 096 802 2545 (Spanish & English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

Mother´s day orders are almost closed at La Karlota Delicatessen

Don’t cook this Mother’s Day, La Karlota Delicatessen got your back, we offer
(delivery only):

– Roasted Lamb with herbs (whole leg or chops)
– Baked turkey breast
– Baked/smoked turkey drumsticks
sides with:
– Greek pasta salad
– Quinoa Salad
Lamb chops 150-170 gr per serving. side with Greek Pasta Salad or Quinoa Salad $9.50
– Whole Leg of lamb 2.5pounds (6-8 pax). side with Greek Pasta Salad or Quinoa Salad $45

Orders will be received until Saturday 4 PM.

If you wanna cook at home this weekend:

Delivery only:
Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM

La Karlota Delicatessen – high quality products:

– Beef cuts
– Chicken (whole, quarters or cuts)
– Pork (ribs, chops, loin, fritada)
– Lamb (rack, chops, T-bone, whole leg, ground lamb)
– Turkey (Breast raw or baked, bacon, ham)
– Organic eggs from a happy hen’s farm (free range hens) sold out (more next Tuesday)
– Sausages
– Thick Smoked bacon (pork)
– Organic Chocolate
– Organic Jam
– and more

Calls or WhatsApp 099 299 0224. This weekend lockdown only deliveries.

This Wunday noon – 2 PM, Remigio Crespo 13-33 (Delivery only)

Erik Feican: 099 299 0224

Calvo & Co changes its schedule

From Monday, May 10, we will open every day. Finally, you will be able to come and enjoy our delicacies on Monday and Tuesday.
Tell all your friends.
Calvo & Co also on Monday and Tuesday.
We are looking forward to your visit.

From Mondays to Sundays, from 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Los Alamos 343. And we have an entrance by las Americas Av.

Jose: 096 982 4465

Organic products (raw butter, ghee, bee pollen, pure honey,..)

We greet you from QoriGhee.

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

1 lb raw butter $3
1 lb mozzarella cheese $3.50
1lb peanuts $2.50
1 lb almonds $5.50
1 lb walnuts $5.50
1 lb semisweet cocoa powder $2.50
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 and we will deliver on Monday.

For purchases over $10 shipping is free.

7 AM to 7 PM, Delivery

Daniela Carrasco: 098 146 0912 Instagram: Qorighee

Pei’s pot stickers

Hello friends,

My name is Pei, and I have been making homemade Chinese food here in Cuenca for my friends and fellow expats since 2019. Cooking has always been a passion of mine and I love making fresh, healthy Chinese dishes for all to enjoy.

If you would like to try traditional Chinese food, please feel free to place an order with me for pick up or delivery with at least one day of notice. Thank you.

This is the menu:


pork • $5
chicken • $5
shrimp and pork • $7
vegetable • $5

hand-made noodles

veggie stir-fry • $5
zhajiangmian • $5
eggs with tomatoes • $5
Chicken with broccoli. $8

single dishes
over rice

Kung Pao chicken • $8
Coca-Cola chicken wings • $8
crispy sweet and sour pork • $10
sweet and sour pineapple pork • $10
twice cooked-pork • $10
general Tso’s chicken • $10
fried tofu • $8
veggie delight • $6
salt and pepper pork • $10
salt and pepper chicken • $8


pork • $1
chicken • $1
red-bean • $1
mix and match dozen • $10

red bean paste (300g) • $5
Chinese bread buns (5) • $2.50
Fresh plain noodles(1lb) • $8
Extra sauce (spicy ) 100g. $3
Pancake ( 2 orders ) $5

May 8th, from 9 AM to 7 PM, Paseo Imbabura

Pei: 099 253 6116
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