Some more questions…

I’m coming to Ecuador for 10 weeks or so, alone, September through mid-November. I have not made any hotel/hostel stays because I don’t know where this trip will take me, except for 3 days in Quito upon arrival. I am from Alaska, so my phone won’t work, so I wonder, how prevalent is WIFI in the cities–do I need to get an Ecuador SIM at all? I won’t be doing any banking or governmental things. Can I get by on just WIFI? I don’t really know how phones work internationally, and Googlefi is not supported in Alaska, I checked.

If I do need to get one, (not a big deal) are airport phone store locations marked way up? This seems to vary from country to country. Who has the best coverage, if you were traveling the whole country?

My Covid Questions can wait, so much can change between now and September, I’m fully vaxxed, though.


Does the airport authority accept negative PCR test result in my cell?

Hello guys. I’ll arrive to Ecuador a few weeks ahead and worry about accepting – by Guayaquil airport authority – my covid PCR test result in my cellphone, not on paper (original and copy), because of 72 hours test (drive thru) in Walgreen’s pharmacy before I fly, and 13 hours of connection in Panama City does not give me a chance to receive the result on paper or print it before fly.

Does somebody have positive experience provide in airport the PCR test result in cellphone? I’ll be appreciative for any advice.


Appointment on the website of Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores?

Dear friends, we have permanent residency visa in Ecuador. Now we need to renew it. It is said, before we go to Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, we shall first make an appointment online, I have found this link: in its website, but I don’t know which service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can solve my problem? Which service I shall choose? Can any friend who knows this please instruct me? Thank you in advance.

David: .

City: Quito (capital)

Little doggy needs a new home (urgent)

I found this cute little dog right outside our gate. I realized that she was shaking and injured very badly. She had two deep infected cuts in her breasts, her milk was dripping down on the side walk, and had a couple other wounds in her back. As terrified as I was, I took her to a vet where she went through a surgery and got stitched up. I couldn’t find her puppies but I could save her

I can’t adopt her because we’re moving in the next couple of days. She’s so lovely, so calm, attached to people, and very sad for losing her babies. She’s so emotional and adorable that she wouldn’t leave my side. She loves to play and is so cute.

She’s had enough trouble on the streets and deserves a happy life. I was wondering if anyone could give her a forever home so she doesn’t have to come back to the street again. Just look at her cute little face and you’ll fall in love with this little doggy instantly. Please give me a call or WhatsApp me if you are interested.

The vet says she’s 3-years old and has been spayed and dewormed.

Lili: 099 280 5290. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

A look at what your dollars do with the Cuenca Soup Kitchen

You provide the necessities of life…

Take a look to see what you make possible. Your dollars make a daily and ongoing difference to some of the most vulnerable people in and around Cuenca, Ecuador.

Thank you,

Des Dizney, Bill O’Brien, and Smith
Cuenca Soup Kitchen Co-directors

Cuenca Soup Kitchen Directors

Spectacular raffle with 60 items

Get your $2 tickets at Goza South at Roberto Crespo this Thursday, June 17 between the hours of 10 AM and noon.

I will be set up at an outside table (if not raining) with a placard showing the prizes. Drawing is the end of August.

Please consider giving $10 – $20 to assist those who are working so hard to pick up and care for abandoned animals at Rescate Cuenca.

Thanks in advance for your generosity.

Kimberly Curls: .

City: Cuenca

Looking to hire bilingual support person

Are you a bilingual (English/Spanish) job-seeker interested in supporting social causes here in Cuenca? If so, then Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope) is searching for someone like you.

We are looking to hire someone to assist us here at the foundation. You must speak excellent English and Spanish, have good computer skills, and be available to work full-time from Monday – Friday. The ideal person will be flexible, organized, dependable and self-motivated, and will apply excellent attention to detail in all that they do. He/she will have a passion for supporting social programs helping people in need, and be okay with accepting a basic salary, understanding that the foundation operates off a tight budget.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, send your CV to: Or, if you know someone who you think would be a good candidate for this position, please help us by sharing it with them.

Garry Vatcher: 096 896 2015. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Gentle Yoga Retreat in Vilcabamba / July 12th to 17th

We are very happy to announce the II Edition of our Gentle Yoga Retreat.

Come join us for 6 days/5 nights to reset and reconnect body, mind and spirit.

We have created the Gentle Retreat for anyone who is interested in taking a journey to your inner self through yoga, meditation and the healing power of nature. Our Retreat offers daily yoga classes, different meditations each day including dancing and chanting, walks, yogi talks plus a guide so that you can cultivate a daily practice.


Vegan and vegetarian gourmet food

We prepare delicious vegan and vegetarian gourmet food, all kinds of meats, burgers, sauces, and hummus to delight your palates and nourish your bodies.

June 19, from 10 AM to 2 PM, Bolivar 13-49 and Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Larissa: 096 972 9772.

Kokopelli Moonlighters

The Kokopelli Moonlighters wish to let you know that we are waiting for you. We are looking forward to sharing our music with you at La Guarida this Friday, June 18th at 4 PM. We have a pleasant mix of Americana, original songs and Latinamerican music, all in a harmonious mix. We hope you’ll join us.

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

Karen Kennedy: 099 435 1962.

Recycling in decoupage

Crafts made with recycled materials such as bottles, cans and CDs all with decoupage … Additional candles and soaps with the same technique

June 19, from 10 AM to 2 PM, $2. St Simon Bolivar 13-49 and St Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Zaida Moscoso: 593 99 539 7347.

Music of Mexico in La Guarida

We are happy to be the premier entertainment space in Cuenca. La Guarida is proud to present an intimate musical journey:

Music of Mexico
with Joan Rodríguez and Alejandra Mosquera
a dinner concert celebrating the rhythms of Mexico.

Thursday, June 17th at 7:15 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Reservations with dinner required
Admission: $7.
(100% of this fee goes directly to the musicians)
Limited Capacity
Reservations 099 806 8071

Mexico is one of the most recognized countries in Latin America. Probably, the most influential as well. Mexico’s music has traveled to every single corner of the planet. Their tunes, their songs and cries are beyond popular in Ecuador. Joan and Alejandra will take us through a musical journey where we will enjoy various genres and visit various time periods through the wonder of music.

Don’t miss out.

June 17th, from 7:15 AM to 9:15 PM, $7, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071.

A Single Man, masterpiece directed by Tom Ford

La Guarida presents on the big-screen:

A Single Man
a film by Tom Ford
in English with Spanish subtitles
with incredible performances by Colin Firth and Julianne Moore

Wednesday, June 16th at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reservations with dinner required
Tel. 099 806 8071

Limited capacity to comply with strict social distancing guidelines.

George wants to kill himself after his partner of 16 years dies in a car accident. On his last day, his chance meetings with students, colleagues and his best friend Charley help him make a decision.

We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. Take the Tranvia and get off at La Cuadra Station. You can’t miss us.

June 16th, from 6:30 PM to 9 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071

Studio Hop at idiomART!

Come meet the artists, visit their studios and see their work at idiomART’s Studio Hop. There will also be artist demonstrations, an art raffle, and happy hour from 3 – 5 PM with 2 for 1 drink specials and discounts on select artwork. Winners of the raffle will be announced at 5 PM on Saturday.

Artist Demonstrations:

Wood Carving and Ceramic Demonstration with Edgar León:
Fri. (June 18) from 3 – 4 PM.

Painting Demonstration with Alberto Soriano:
Sat. (June 19) from 11 AM – noon.

Drawing Demonstration with Daniel Williams:
Sat. (June 19) from 3 – 4 PM.

See you there.

June 18 & 19, from 10 AM. to 5 PM, free, Presidente Cordova 1-77, between Miguel Angel Estrella y Manuel Vega (diagonal from Coral Centro downtown), Cuenca.

Sarah HB:

Mini Ferias and a Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs

Mini Ferias and a Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs.

Every Friday morning, there is a Mini Feria at the Sunrise Café on Calle Larga. There you will find bread, cheese, baked goods and more. From 10 AM until 1 PM (Kelbert often arrives at 9:30 AM)

The vendors will be at least the following:

*Artesana Family Bakery (Kelbert’s artisanal bread)
*Sweet and Light (Ximena – sugar free, high protein pastries)
*Hacienda Chan Chan (Julie – awesome cheeses.)
*Adicciones Saludables (Hernán Patino)
And more.


Entrepreneur Fair

Entrepreneurs with quality products offer their services.

June 19, from 10 AM to 2 PM, $4, $6, $8, Bolivar 13-49 and Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Larissa: 096 972 9772

Packages from Cuenca to New York and vice versa

If anyone wishes for me to send some type of package or envelope from Cuenca to New York, please contact me.

As well as if you wish to bring any sort of electronics, packages, vitamins, creams, etc. from New York to Cuenca, contact me.

I will be traveling from Cuenca to New York on July 4, and from New York to Cuenca on August 2.

If you want any additional information, don’t hesitate to ask.

Alex Clavijo: 098 348 8920. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

A seamstress to alter clothes

I need a good seamstress to alter some clothes for me.

I live in the Emilio Carrera y Doc de Octubre area and in need to find a good seamstress to alter clothes.

Thank you.

Dianne F Clancy:

Looking for ophthalmologist

Doe’s anyone with personal experience have a recommendation for an English speaking ophthalmologist here in Cuenca?

Patrick Peregrino: 095 899 6549. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

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: 099 987 9713. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Bottle caps

Looking for a lot of bottle caps for an eventual project. Maybe you have a few, or a bunch, right now and you could save more in the future. If so, and you are willing to part with them, I would be happy to have them.

Georgia: 96 963 9963. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Euros for sale?

Does anyone have any Euros that that want to sell? Might be interested in buying them if the price is fair. Thank you

Michael & Betty Jones: .

City: Cuenca

Help me help my friend – available mornings and afternoons

A little while ago, I began searching for a job for my friend in the afternoons; now she also needs work in the morning. She lost her husband, has two school-age children, and her morning job only pays $200 until July 1, when she will be available morning and afternoons, as the morning teaching job is ending. She needs to keep a roof over her head and herself and the children fed. Please contact me if you have any jobs she could do for you.

What can she do? She doesn’t speak English but is able to use Google Translate. She is a qualified teacher so she can teach – on-line or in person, tutor, cook, clean, and garden or perform other tasks around the home or office.

There is nothing like having a native speaker of Spanish assist your child with their Spanish classes. If you can’t employ her for a whole week, even a morning or an afternoon or two would help and hopefully someone else could employ her the other days.

Thank you for caring.

Emilio Morocho: 098 698 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 698 5694. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for boxed ginger carrot soup and English muffins

I am looking for boxed ginger carrot and English muffins previously available at SuperMaxi El Vergel. Can anyone direct me to where I might find these in Cuenca?

Linda Wooten-Green: 098 732 3044. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a gardening store

Please help me find a gardening store that sells pesticides. I am looking for preferably the kind you mix with water and directly put in the soil to provide a systemic solution to common indoor and outdoor plant pests.

Thanks for your help.

Alice: .

City: Cuenca

6 volt battery

Does anyone know where I might replace this size battery and bulb for a small lamp? Thanks for your help.


City: Cuenca

Looking for a job as a personal assistant

I would like to offer my services as a personal assistant. I’m an experienced bilingual business professional (Spanish / English). I have organizational and computer skills, I have problem-solving ability, I have good attitude. My work would involve a wide variety of tasks, like: accompanying you to medical appointments, translations, interpreter and making phone calls. I’m available for work as an interpreter for individuals, businesses or groups.

David: 096 382 1319. Call or WhatsApp after: 7 AM.

Cuenca Azuay

Franklin David: .

City: Cuenca

Let us make your life easier with Eloy Alfaro Pharmacy

We are Eloy Alfaro Pharmacy and we put at your service, American vitamins, medication continues with special promotions. Special discount day. We are just one click away from you. You don’t have to go to different places to find your medicine. You can only send us a photo of your recipe by WhatsApp and you will receive it in the comfort of your home. Let us be your ally when you need it most.

Ordoñez Lasso Avenue and Álamos next to the gas station.

Roberto Benavides
099 563 2090

Needing to store your things

i have the perfect place to store your things while you are gone. I have a very large apartment Downtown with ample space to spare monthly \weekly. For more info call me at 098 380 9210

Mariscal Sucre 15/140

098 380 9210

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. All levels of Spanish welcome.

To reserve today just click on this link that will take you directly to our WhatsApp: or, you can leave a comment on this post if you want to be registered.

Limited occupancy of 10 people max. Don´t miss out.

We follow all safety protocols.


096 891 8349

Boston Tapiceria upholstery services and general repairs

Our professionals upholsterers come to your home and provide free estimates for any service. We offer fair and competitive pricing on upholstery repairs for your home or office.

We repair broken arms and seats and offer reupholstery services.

Our Services:

Sofa reupholstery
Recliner repair and Restoration
Leather Restoration
Custom built leather furniture
Furniture Modifications
Barstools reupholstery
Furniture Refinishing
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor cushions
Furniture Repair
Antique Restoration
Furniture Reupholstery & Upholstery Repairs
Couch Cushion Repair & Replacement
Leather Upholstery Repair
Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing
Antique Furniture Restoration
Furniture Redesign
In-Home Furniture Services
Wooden Furniture Repair & Refinishing



A&B upholstery cleaning services and small repairs

Upholstery and mattresses can take on a lot of staining, and over time dirt and debris will build up on the surface. Mattresses can hold a lot of dust and even get dust mites on the surface.
We can take away all the dirt and at same time we can kill all the germs with our cleaning system.


Our carpet cleaning and flooring services
Mattress cleaning and disinfection
Sofa cleaning
Carpet cleaning
Carpet dye and repair
Tile cleaning
Upholstery cleaning
Rug cleaning
Pet Treatment
Hardwood Cleaning
Commercial Carpet Cleaning
Leather cleaning and Restoration



USA Valet for the things you want from the USA

Hi from the USA Valet team

This is a note to let you know that you can purchase all the items you want from the USA and have them brought to you anywhere here in Ecuador.

You can order online from Amazon, Etsy, eBay and virtually any store around the globe, clothes, supplements, kitchen gadgets, electronics, books – you name it.

If you have not done so yet, please register as a new customer on our website. Fill in the Notify Us form to let us know what is coming. We ship every one to two weeks.

If you have any questions you can contact us fast through our website ‘chat’ at the bottom right over each page of our website.

Cuenca, Ecuador

USA Valet
099 931 8080

Avila Limo car service

Avila Limo Service. Responsible driver can provide transportation to you for long or short trips to any airport or to local appointments, shopping, malls, etc. Contact Rodrigo at 098 980 1913 or through email:

City: Cuenca

High-quality massage therapy, $10 off your first massage

Come and experience a top-quality massage at affordable prices. Beautiful room, relaxing warm environment, heated massage table and the most comfortable face cradle money can buy.

About Jan: Considered by many to be a “World-Class” massage therapist, Jan Wallace has been performing massage therapy since her original licensing by the Oregon State Board of Health in 1983. She has studied almost every massage technique out there, and over the course of 30 years, blended the best-of-the best into her own massage style that’s an incredibly relaxing, therapeutic, invigorating, and an almost “spiritual” experience.

She can perform very light to very deep tissue techniques, and encourages the client to express their preferences, so she can create a custom experience for them.

Regular price: $40 for 90 minutes
New client’s first visit is always $10 off this price, therefore $30
Monday thru Friday: 2 PM and 4 PM, (and 6 PM if necessary)


“I highly recommend you experiencing a massage with Jan Wallace, an excellent masseuse. I cannot give her enough accolades. Being the physically active woman that I am, I have had many massages in my lifetime and she easily ranks in the top 1%. No kidding. Give her a try. You’ll be so happy you did.” Eve Donald, Cuenca

“Jan gave me a fantastic massage. Her apartment is easy to find and the massage room is very spa-like. She’s easy to communicate with and makes sure you’re comfortable at all times. I highly recommend her.” Sandy Brown, Cuenca

“I had a great massage experience with Jan. She listens to your needs and pressure preference. The atmosphere is quiet, comfortable and relaxing. She is conveniently located. I would highly recommend a massage from Jan.” Adrien Winger, Cuenca

“I had overstressed a muscle in my back last week and was in a lot of pain. Jan lives in the same building as I do so I called her and she was able to fit me into her schedule. After 90 minutes with Jan, the pain was gone. I was hoping simply for the pain to lessen, but it was totally gone. Needless to say, I think she is great and highly recommend her!” Linda Chase, Cuenca

“I had three or four massages with Jan while I was in Cuenca a few months ago, just after she opened. I would second the comment above about having had many massages in my lifetime and the fact that Jan is in the top 1%. I’m a retired medical professional and can’t wait for my next visit with Jan. Renee Woywitka, Cuenca /Canada

Near Los Totems / Batan Shopping

Jan Wallace

Whale watching and Spondylus Route Tour

Taking advantage of the summer, “Polylepis Tours Ecuador” invites you to join our tour traveling the Spondylus route and Whale watching in Pto. López

Dates: We recommend weekdays if you like to avoid the crowds, but this tour can run any day until the end of September.


Day 1: Departure from Cuenca to Salinas, visit of the chocolate factory and observation of sea lions.
Day 2: Whale watching and Beach Tour.
Day 3: Los Frailes Beach, Agua Blanca Community – Cuenca.

Request detailed itinerary.

Price: from $345 pp (min 2 pax)

It includes:

* Bilingual guide
* Private transport
* Hotel
* Whale tour
* Breakfasts

Note: An additional fourth day is possible for an extra price.

Calle Larga 6-28

099 355 7648

Ear, nose and throat Dr.

I am Dr Jimena Mancera, an MD who specialized in Otorhinolaryngology. I studied in the National Mexican University (UNAM), in Mexico City. I offer medical consultation for ear, nose and throat problems. Infectious, inflammatory and allergic diseases of the upper airway, facial aesthetic surgery, nose surgery, sleep and equilibrium diseases, and voice disorders (I see patients from all age groups). I will be glad to help you with any of these health issues and I’m fluent and comfortable speaking in English. I just recently moved my consult office to: Monte Sinai Hospital. Tower IV, consult office 401.

Hospital Monte Sinaí. Building IV. Nicanor Aguilar y Av. Solano

Jimena Mancera
099 867 7986

Spanish classes online

Learn Spanish. Online Spanish lessons and tutoring.
$10 / hr for flexible lessons and tutoring options.
25 years of teaching experience; one-on-one or group lessons.
Highly flexible scheduling; custom lesson plans, affordable rates.

Contact me today by cell phone or WhatsApp: 098 476 8990 or by email: to get started today.

April 26 from all the month, $10, Conocoto, Quito (capital).


Spanish — the language of today, yesterday, and always

Learn Spanish. Online Spanish lessons and tutoring.
$10 / hr for flexible lessons and tutoring options.
25 years of teaching experience; one on one or group lessons.
Highly flexible scheduling; custom lesson plans, affordable rates.

Contact me today by cell phone or WhatsApp: 098 476 8990 or by email: to get started today.

April 20, from $30, Quito


From beginners to advanced

Learn Spanish. Online Spanish lessons and tutoring.
$10 / hr for flexible lessons and tutoring options.
25 years of teaching experience; one on one or group lessons.
Highly flexible scheduling; custom lesson plans, affordable rates.

Contact me today by cell phone or WhatsApp: 098 476 8990 or by email: to get started today!



Temporary/permanent visas… 100% guaranteed

If you are filing for a Temporary/Permanent visa, I offer a 100% money back guarantee. That’s right. If I don’t get you your visa, you pay nothing. My name is Isabel Mosquera. I am an Ecuadorian, who studied and lived in Canada for many years. I have been a Visa Facilitator for over 7 years and have assisted more than two hundred and fifty Expats in obtaining their Visas, temporary and permanent, cedulas, translations, health insurance, housing and much more. These services are available as one fee package or individually. I own a car, so transportation is always included at no extra charge. I have always gotten my clients their Visas, even under the most difficult of circumstances, such as unreadable fingerprints for FBI reports.

Have you moved to Ecuador without the required documents? Don’t worry, I can help. I offer free consultations, either by telephone, email or in person. I am at the Immigration office on a very regular basis, so I am knowledgeable about all recent changes in the law and am happy to share my knowledge with you. I will be happy to provide you with references.

I look forward to serving you.


Isabel Mosquera
Whatsapp +593 99 960 3663

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 note from each lesson to help you review.
I offer packages of 5, 10 and 20 classes and I’m offering 30% off this month.

WhatsApp: +51 96 198 7526

Arequipa, Peru

Hilary Alvarez
+51 96 198 7526

It’s Sock Week at YarnLux – boutique de hilo

Thank you to everyone who came, and who helped, last Saturday to celebrate International Knit in Public Day with us, it was great to see everyone.

This week at YarnLux we are celebrating the love of knitted socks.

Our special for this week:
White Birch Self-Striping Sock Yarn is 15% off
Your First Sock Class is $5 off
Free Sock Pattern with purchase of yarn or class.

Come and visit Cuenca’s luxury yarn store, YarnLux – boutique de hilo. We have all the yarn and supplies you need for your knitting, crochet, weaving, and other fiber arts projects.

YarnLux – boutique de hilo is located at Mariscal Lamar 25-95 y Av De Las Americas and open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

Mariscal Lamar 25-95 y Av De Las Americas

Elizabeth Beale
099 772 2205

Attorney – translator

I’m a fluent English-speaking attorney, and I can help you with legal issues such as: legal documents, end of life documents, wills, notary procedures, lease contracts, legal advice, and much more.

I have experience working with Americans in Cuenca, and I really enjoy it. I am also a translator and interpreter who can help you translating any kind of document (legal, medical, documents for visa process, etc.).

I can help you as your personal interpreter for your appointments, errands, video conferences, and more.

Juan Montalvo 7-40 and Presidente Córdova

Javier Munoz
099 582 0754

Shamanic Healings

Dear family, we lovingly share this space to support, guide and sustain the healing processes that we have as humans on this earth.

We provide this safe and loving space to be able to release, forgive, thank and transcend the energy from light and love.

We thank God for the gifts received and we put them at the service of the family for these times.

We have several tools at the service that can be very useful, depending what the person need; like energetic healings, tarot readings, warrior plantings, purification baths, massages, sweat lodges and others.

May this time honesty in our processes be our greatest strength.

For more information or to schedule an appointment you can contact us

Sector El Descanso, vía a Paute

Antay Phuru
098 640 2208
La Pacha, Casa de Saberes

Let’s build your website together

Website developing Ad in GringoPost website, “Scene 1, Take 3″…..Action.

Me: *smiling optimistically at computer screen, looking again at selected category*
Me:,,,*starts typing*

Greetings everyone,

This is Adel. If you need a website (personal or for your business), I can make you a professional and very good looking WordPress website.


Recommendation for Roxana Moscoso – EcoMotion, e-mobility solutions

Roxana ( Roxi) and her staff at Ecomotion which provides sales/service for e-mobility…Scooters, E-Motos, etc.) is without a doubt one of the most customer friendly individuals I’ve met here in Cuenca that will ensure you are completely satisfied with all your inquiries and needs. I highly recommend if you’re looking for an alternative (other than a car) for getting around town to check out Ecomotion as they offer many options. Best of all, just getting to know Roxi and her business is informative as it is inspiring. What you should know is that the products are all tested, come with warranties and there are service maintenance intervals that come with your purchase. Give it a try if you’re thinking about a scooter or something to get you around town. It’s a very pleasant experience.


Contact information: 099 802 3741

Recommended by Jim Gridley:

Recommendation for Dr. Jimena Mancera (for BPPV), medical doctor

Dr. Mancera has received a number of GringoPost recommendations for her treatment of various ear-nose-throat (ENT) maladies. My wife and I can attest that she is equally an excellent resource for the diagnosis and treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

BPPV is relatively common, especially for persons aged 50 or older. The classic symptom is suddenly having the room spinning like crazy, rendering the sufferer incapacitated and nauseous. The symptoms can last for a couple of weeks if not treated promptly. The cause are tiny calcium crystals called otoconia coming loose from their normal location in the inner ear, drifting to other parts of the inner ear and upsetting the body’s balance mechanism.


Recommendation for La Guarida Cuenca, restaurant

La Guarida is without a doubt my #1 dining and entertainment choice – anywhere. If anyone were to ask me where I’d want to spend my last evening on Earth, I’d choose La Guarida and its lovely owners, Andres and Omar, over any place on the planet, to spend time with my loved ones. These two amazing individuals have made Cuenca and La Guarida my home. When I’m there I feel like family, from Omar’s big smile and “Good to see you Tom!” at the door, to conversations with Andres about everything from US politics and the COVID situation in Ecuador, the incredible one of a kind meals that are prepared with so much passion, and the amazing live Latin music and movies that are offered every week. Each plate of food served is a literal masterpiece, as beautiful to the eye as it is to the palate.

On top of all this, all of this is provided in the most amazing environment available in Cuenca, if not all of Ecuador. La Guarida (‘The Den’) is a renovated colonial house that doubles as an art gallery, entertainment venue, restaurant, and AirBnB. This sounds like a lot, but La Guarida provides the most enchanting environment, particularly at night, when the lights are turned down low.

Not only does La Guarida serve the best meals in Ecuador, but also its best cocktail menu. Each cocktail is prepared by the imaginative Omar, including hand squeezing local limes for La Guarida’s trademark mojitos.

If there’s one place you visit while in Cuenca, make sure it’s La Guarida, whether it’s for one of Andre’s signature omelets at breakfast or an elegant and romantic dinner at night.

Published on TripAdvisor by Tom Wyatt.

Address: Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta

Contact information: 099 806 8071

Recommended by Omar U: 07 282 4161

Recommendation for Boston Tapiceria 7, furniture restoration

My La-Z-Boy rocker-recliner was showing signs of age and wear. I am a big man and the springs and stuffing in my chair were in need of repair. David Boston Tapiceria was recommended to me by another GringoPost reader, so I made contact. We discussed what repairs were needed and I was asked if I wanted any re-upholstery done. I declined because the leather seat cover that I had previously had installed was still in excellent condition. The men arrived on time and moved some furniture so they could remove my La-Z-Boy and a bar stool which also needed some attention. Today they returned and both the La-Z-Boy and the barstool were in like new condition. Yes, English was spoken. I strongly recommend this company.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information:

Recommended by Richard Mateyko:

Tex – Mex, California burritos and more by chef Nathaly Vivas

Hi GringoPost community.

This is our Tex-Mex and California menu

— Large Tex-Mex or California Burrito
Ground beef, chicken or veggie
* 4 large burritos x $24
* 8 large burritos x $48

— Small Tex-Mex or California burritos
Ground Beef, chicken or veggie
* 6 small burritos x $18
* 12 small burritos x $36

— Beef, chicken or veggie chili (with Nachos, guacamole and tomatoes sauce)
1/2 pound $8
1 pound $15

— Black beans Beef, chicken or veggie Enchiladas
— 4 portions x $15

All with guacamole and Mexican sauce

Everyday make your order before noon for delivery at the same day, Pickup or delivery I live in downtown Benigno Malo.

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372

Delicious and homemade – Vivaldi Ice Cream from Carlos

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream? Made with all-natural ingredients. Real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.
I have the following flavors available for you this week. Enjoy.

New for this week
Vanilla Vegan Ice Cream with Cashews
500ml $7

1 litre $8 – 500ml $4.50
Apple Pie ice cream
Strawberry Pie ice cream
Banana & Chocolate Chip ice cream
Cinnamon & Rice Pudding ice cream
Oreo ice cream
Chocolate ice cream
Vanilla ice cream
Guanabana ice cream
Coconut ice cream
Mango ice cream
Lemon ice cream

1 liter $9 – 500ml $5
Red Velvet Cake Ice cream
Brownie Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream
Cherry Pie ice cream (when available)

Sugar free ice cream made with Stevia
1 litre $9 – 500ml $5
Vanilla ice cream
Chocolate ice cream
Coffee ice cream
Strawberry ice cream

Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3, depending on your location

Available 7 days a week, Across Cuenca

Carlos Paez: 096 254 6303

Real BBQ delivered at your place this Father’s Day

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

3 options:
– Tomahawk 600-650gr 1 ½ inch width (beef)
– T-bone 300-350gr 1 inch width (beef)
– Boston butt chops 200-250gr 1 inch width (pork)

sides with:
– French Green Vegetable au Gratin
– Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Delivered Sunday (Father´s day) 1 PM or 6 PM

Tomahawk 600-650 gr per serving. side with French Green Vegetable au Gratin or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes $14
T-bone 300-350gr (beef) per serving. side with French Green Vegetable au Gratin or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes $9
Boston butt chops (pork) 200-250 gr side with French Green Vegetable au Gratin or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes $8

*Delivery free on $25 or more orders (Cuenca only)

If you wanna cook at home this weekend:

Delivery only:
Saturday 10 AM to 2 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.

Orders will be received until Friday 6 PM.

Father’s Day 1 – 6 PM, Remigio Crespo 13-33. This offer is for delivery only

Erik Feican: 099 299 0224

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
Reese’s (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: 096 772 7777

Celebrate Father’s Day in a beautiful terrace

El Pedregal Azteca offers you a delicious all-inclusive menu. We’re located at the downtown of the city, near to San Sebastian.

Soup, main dish, dessert and juice.

Choose between two varieties every day, plus also vegetarian lunch. You can have the lunch in our beautiful terrace, you’ll enjoy the view to the city and mountains.

$ 6.50 including taxes

Service at the restaurant, delivery and take away.

Mexican Gastronomy:

We’re open from Tuesday to Sunday. We offer tacos, mole, margaritas, burritos, and many authentic Mexican options.

Tuesday to Sunday, Estevez de Toral 8-60 and Simón Bolivar, near to San Sebastian

Pablo Ramos: +593 99 153 2939

Chef Rosemary, delivery food service

Special dish: Fusion of South Africa and Indian Ocean this week:

* Yellow rice with raisins (Geelrys) and Fish croquettes (Samakai wa kusonga), accompanied with Sauteed cabbages (Kaanga Kabeji) 1-2 portions $8. Additional Dessert: Pumpkin fry (Vitobosha na boga) $1.50.

Appetizers or finger food to keep frozen and reheat:

– Pizza rolls, Q: 25. Price $10. Veggie or with ham or pepperoni.
– Finger mozzarella (fried or baked) Q: 20. Price $6.
– Mini Venezuelan empanadas (made with corn flour) (veggie, beef or cheese) Q: 20. Price $8.
– Beef, chicken or Veggie balls. Q: 25. Price: $10.
– Mini potatoes cake with cheese, beef or veggie. Q: 20. Price: $6.
– Mini wanton filled with veggies, beef or chicken. Quantity: 25. Price: $10.
– Mini pastries filled with fruits, chicken, beef or veggies. Q: 20. Price: $10.


Specials every week at Kolo Restaurante and Bakery

Since Kolo opened its doors three months ago, it has been a huge success. One of the reasons is because the excellent service we provide, but also for the quality and variety of the food available.
There will be new specials every week, always taking in consideration the customers opinions and recommendations. All specials, from Wednesday to Monday.

This week, English breakfast, eggs served with bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes, beans, mushrooms, black pudding and biscuit, including coffee or tea for $5.99.

For lunch, Montecristo sandwich, served on a homemade sourdough bread with turkey, ham and Swiss cheese, Dijon mustard and mayonnaise, accompanied with cranberry sauce and mixed chips. Includes lemonade or iced tea for $6.99.
Also from our bakery, delicious cinnamon rolls, a variety of cookies, round buns and fresh lemon pie. From our bar, Bloody Mary, Mimosas and Cuban mojitos.
Come and enjoy with us a nice morning breakfast or a delicious lunch at noon.
We are open every day from 8 AM to 3 PM, except Tuesdays.
Located on the second floor of Hotel La Vieja Mansion, Luis Cordero 5-65, Historic Center. We will be waiting for you.

June 16th from 8 AM to 3 PM, Calle Luis Cordero #5-65 between Honorato Vazquez y Juan Jaramillo .

Frank Gonzalez: 099 297 5788

100% organic cacao / cocoa powder / organic products / butter / honey

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
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 / pick up

Daniela Carrasco: 098 146 0912 Instagram: Qorighee

Healthy, relaxing, private, beautiful

Hot Springs in the middle of nature.
40 minutes away from Cuenca, across a road trail full of mountains, forests, villages and Yanuncay River.

Includes: Hot Springs, Clay, Pizza, Natural Juice, Coffee or Hot Chocolate, Cake.
Special offer: $20 per person

Saturdays and Sundays if you are only 2 people: $25 each. Ask for transport if you need it. Smoke and alcohol-free place. Pre-order special meals (vegan, sugar free, gluten free)

From Monday to Sunday, there are 4 possible schedules:

from 9 to 11 AM
from noon to 2 PM
from 3 to 5 PM
from 6 to 8.30 PM

Space not shared. It is exclusive for those who reserve and their companions.
Advanced reservation is needed with deposit or transfer.

These natural pools will welcome you. Just relax and enjoy.

Monday to Sunday, Cuenca

Termas Pumamaqui: 098 375 3513 WhatsApp

Pránica Smoothies presented at the CosasPrep Entrepreneurs Fair

Come this Saturday 19th June to the CosasPrep Entrepreneurs Fair to enjoy the exotic flavors of the Pránica Smoothies.

– Dates Delight
– Green Inspiration
– Orange Glow

June 19th, from 10 AM to 3 PM, Simón Bolívar 1349 and Estévez de Toral, Cuenca

Harold Arcos: 096 261 1737 / 096 279 2117

The new favorite cheesecake (salted caramel and chocolate)

We want to introduce you to our customers’ favorite new cheesecake:

Graham Cookie Base
Creamy Cheesecake
A layer of salted Caramel
Chocolate and nuts

It’s the perfect match for this Father’s Day.
Regular price $25.
Father’s Day special $20

Every day make your order before noon for delivery on the same day, pickup or delivery. I live in downtown Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo

Cheesecake and Crumble: 098 770 7372

Fresh blueberries delivered to your door

We have blueberries for sale at $6/pound. Delivery in Cuenca and surrounding areas (San Joaquín, Challuabamba, Racar, Monay, and more) is free of charge.

If you would like to place an order, email us at

The Blue Biker

Every week, Cuenca

The Blue Biker

Dinner concert this Saturday

We invite you to enjoy a very fun night of the hottest blues in the city with Blues Enigma Band, food specials, happy hour 2×1 all night.
Get your dance shoes on, it’s going to be a great time.
$5 cover charge
Call 097 998 1179 for reservations.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Claudia Swartz Lead Vocals Harmonica
Naza Gomez Lead Guitar Vocals
Yeison Espinal Bass
Jaime Farfan Rhythm Guitar
Jose Farfan Drums

June 19th from 6 to 10 PM, Manuel Maria Palacios 1-13 and Remigio Crespo


Delicious fresh lamb meat

Lamb shoulder and shank (front leg) $20

Lamb leg (hind leg) $25

Sirloin $8.50 per lb (usually about 1.5 lbs)

Lamb chops $8.50 per lb

Loin chops $8.50 per lb

Stew meat $5 per lb

Burger meat $6 per lb

Standing rib roast $7.50 per lb

8 AM – 5 PM, Cuenca Ecuador

Alex Duran: 099 378 4886