Need a licensed and bribe-proof professional electrician

Looking for a licensed (is there such a thing in Ecuador?), and bribe-proof electrician to inspect my wiring and make recommendations to my landlord, company and me. WhatsApp me at 093 905 0283. Gracias.


Tabby kitten for adoption

Introducing this very sweet, 10-week old tabby kitten for adoption. She has received her first vaccinations and deworming. She is active and lively and would make a wonderful companion for any family or single.

If you would like to meet this little fur ball, please contact me.

Jo Austin: 099 535 7387. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Darling Darcy

Darcy is an 8-month old, adorable doggie who is available for adoption. She was rescued after being discovered in a box with her siblings. She is spayed, vaccinated and dewormed. She is currently 9 kg and will grow to be a very manageable, mid-size girl. Her tail was cut off when she was found.

She has many desirable attributes. Darcy is cheerful, playful, great with other doggies and she likes children. She is currently living at the FAAN shelter in Tarqui. All of her siblings were adopted and sadly, Darcy still needs a good home.

Would you like to meet this affectionate and loving girl?

Jo Austin: 099 535 7387. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Mujeres Con Exito needs $3095 more for back to school, will you help?

We are over half of the way to our goal, $6305 raised and only $3095 to go. Will you help us get our kids back to school?

Our dilemma: 22 shelter children living at Casa Mara Amor + 78 shelter children living outside the shelter x $95 = $9,500. This is the amount needed to provide our children with shoes, uniforms, underwear, backpacks and supplies. (Please note: thanks to our mailing list generosity and you wonderful people on GringoPost and Facebook, we have raised $6405 of this goal since last August 13th)

How you can help: We are looking for more $95 sponsors to help our kids return to school. If you can afford more, that would be great too.

If you are unable to contribute the entire amount at this time, we are also offering $20 partial sponsorships.

Scholarship payments can be made through PayPal or dropped off at Mujeres Con Exito.

To use our PayPal account— go to PayPal, insert email address: mcbsusan at outlook dot com and deposit the amount of your donation.

Or, if you prefer to make a donation in cash, please bring it to Mujeres Con Exito. Call before you go to the facility to make sure someone is available. We can also provide our bank information for a direct deposit if you prefer that method.

We are also offering a 50/50 drawing. Tickets are $1 each and the winner will receive 50% of the collected raffle money. The winning ticket will be drawn on August 31st, however you do not need to be present to win.
Tickets are available from these fine businesses:

Cuenca Consignments, T, TH, F 11 AM – 5 PM
Isbela 4-75 y 12 de Abril (near the Coliseo)

Cuenca Salmon Tues-Sat 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta (across from the transvia station)

In the event the children are prohibited from returning to school due to Covid restrictions, the children will be taught by our in-house teachers and monies for uniforms will be set aside for their eventual return to in-person school.

Thank you for helping us help them.

Dianita Vazquez Bravo: 098 474 7919. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Are you aged 65+ and taking advantage of all your discounts?

And here’s yet another reason why life just keeps getting better with age: Did you know that if you are 65+ years old, you are entitled to discounts on a variety of services here in Ecuador? These include your cell phone plans, internet, water and electric bills, and your bus and Tranvia fares.

The Expat Services Center is here to help you access these discounts to which you are entitled. We do the legwork on researching what documentation is needed, help you fill out any necessary paperwork, and go with you to the service provider to complete the process. Contact us to find out more and to make an appointment. And please note that, while we do not have a set fee for providing this assistance, we greatly appreciate your donation. All donations go back into our work here at the foundation helping people in need.

The Expat Services Center is located at Mariscal Sucre 12-84 and Juan Montalvo and is a part of Foundation Hogar de Esperanza. For all of your unique expat needs, we are here to help. Our hours of operation are: Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 5:30 PM, and Saturday from 9 AM – 1:30 PM. Thank you for your support.

Jeenner Angulo: 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Change in timetable for AstraZeneca covid vaccine second dose

For those of you who got the AstraZeneca covid vaccine, the Ministry of Health on August 24th announced that the interval between the first and second doses has been changed. Instead of being 84 days apart, it is now 64 days, or almost three weeks shorter.

This announcement is not very prominent on the Ministerio de Salud’s website; you can go to and then select “Noticias” and then select “Con la finalidad de fortalecer la contención de variante Delta, el MSP redefine estrategia de vacunación.”

Go to the location where you got your first shot, and take your vaccination form and your cedula with you. I went on Thursday to the Coliseum and it was very fast, I was in and out within 20 minutes.

Ann Fourt

City: Cuenca

Super sale 50% at Hogar Esperanza

This Friday, August 27, at Hogar de Esperanza Thrift Shop, our clients will receive a super offer of 50% off on selected items such as clothing, books, jewelry, and household items. Come and take advantage of our promotion from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Thrift Shop. All your purchases will contribute directly to people in need who are part of our foundation. In addition, you will be able to know our facilities and more about the work we do every day. 

Don´t forget to follow us at: 
facebook @HogardeEsperanzaEcuador 
Instagram @hogardeesperanza_ec 

August 27, from 10 AM to 5 PM, free, Juan Montalvo 8-18 y Sucre, Cuenca.

Gary Vatcher:

Profiteroles at Sunrise

We are glad to be part of Sunrise Café Mini Feria with our unique profiteroles and mini scones. There will be a “before and an after” tasting our ultimate goodies. See you there.

August 27, from 10 AM to 1 PM., From $1, Calle Larga, 938, Cuenca.

Maria Elisa Espinosa: 099 619 1208

First Tuesday walk up to Turi September 7 at 9 AM

The walk continues. We will meet at Tres Puentes at 9 AM and walk the stairs to Turi. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we know to wait for you. September 7th at 9 AM.

Tuesday September 7, Free, Tres Puentes, Cuenca.

Paul Kaperick:

Paco’s Blue at Common Grounds next Saturday (September 4th)

Paco’s Blues is coming back to Common Grounds on Saturday, September 4th.

Come out and join us for a great night of music, dancing, great food and drinks, and good times.

Music kicks off at 7 PM and goes till later on.

$5 cover.

Looking forward to seeing you again.

Saturday September 4th from 7 PM till later on, $5. Common Grounds Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues:

Tonight! Dance with Banana Rock at Yaku Bistro

Great dance music tonight (Friday) with the brand-new Banana Rock Band at Yaku Bistro. Hope to see you there. Call 098 748 6890 for reservations. This Friday, August 27th, 8 PM, $5, Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez, Cuenca.
See poster for details.

Michael Jackson
Bruno Mars
Tom Petty
The Weeknd
Daft Punk
Amy Winehouse
and more.

Friday, Aug 27, 8 PM, $5, Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez, Cuenca.

Jan Wallace: 098 748 6890

La Guarida is back

We are very happy to be back. We are creating a brand-new menu for breakfast and all of our nightly events. We have a bunch of surprises that we hope you will enjoy. Our breakfast service resumes on Tuesday, August 31st, at 9 AM.

Our first two film choices deal with Afghanistan. It is an important conversation to have and we have selected two very different and incredible titles for you.

Tuesday, August 31st at 6:45 PM: The Kite Runner.
Based on one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, ‘The Kite Runner’ is a profoundly emotional tale of friendship, family, devastating mistakes, and redeeming love.


501 Levis

Is there a store in Cuenca that sells 501 Levi’s jeans?

Mark: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for 3 bedroom house for sale

Looking for 3 bedroom, furnished house for sale in Manta, $15,000 – $18,000,

Must be in the city; must be on the first. Must be on the beach.


Your trip of a lifetime, the unique Galapagos Islands

Galapagos programs prices first class and luxury yachts
Galaxy first class yacht
4 days/ 3 nights program
September 25th to 28th
October 7th to 10th
October 10th to 13th
*Price p/person double occupancy for Ecuadorians or Residents w/cedula $990
*Price p/person double occupancy for International Tourist $1,253
20% Single Occupancy Supplement
6 Days/ 5 Nights
October 16th al 21st
October 30th to November 4th
*Price p/person double occupancy for Ecuadorians and Residents w/cedula $1,499
*Price p/person double occupancy for International Tourist $2,088
20% Single Occupancy Supplement
8 Days/ 7 Nights
October 23th to 30th
*Price p/person double occupancy for Ecuadorians and Residents w/cedula $1,899
*Price p/person double occupancy for International Tourist $3,293
20% Single Occupancy Supplement


Celerity fiber optic by Puntonet, late August promotion

· Are you having issues or slow service with your network?
· Do you want to get a better deal with your internet service provider?
· Have you had your contract for over 1 year and still get the same speed for the same price?
· Do you need to move your service to another location?
· Do you need to waive additional installation, moving and upgrading fees?
· Are you new in town and need to have a contract/service without leaving home?
· Over 65 and want to get a special rate?

Do it all from the comfort of your home.

*Plans and prices available for new contracts only*:

Get twice the speed for the next 9 months.

– 30 MBPS $24.30 + tax (10% off your firs bill)
– 50 MBPS $25.50 + tax (antivirus license for 1 devise + 25% discount off 3 bills)
– 75 MBPS $28.88 + tax (antivirus license for 1 devise + 25% discount off 3 bills)
– 100 MBPS $30.80 + tax (antivirus license for 1 devise + 30% discount off 3 bills)
– 150 MBPS $42 + tax (antivirus license for 1 devise + 30% discount off 3 bills)
– 200 MBPS $49 + tax (antivirus license for 2 devises + 30% discount off 3 bills)
– 300 MBPS $80 + tax (antivirus license for 2 devises + 20% discount off remaining of the contract usually $100 per month)
– 500 MBPS $120 + tax (antivirus license for 2 devises + 20% discount off remaining of the contract usually $150 per month)

Get up to 100mbps starting at 10 PM until 6 AM.

*service offered by PuntoNet except in some areas.

Don’t like Puntonet and want another provider? No problem; let me serve you with that as well.

Restrictions apply.


098 352 2685

Technical support (printer, computer, maintenance, iPad, wifi service)

• Does your computer or phone need some repair?
• Do you need a new contract with a fiber optic provider without any hassle?
• Do you need a new TV, printer, computer or any other gadget?
• Are you having issues with your printer?
• Do you need technical support with your iPad/iPhone, MacBook Air/Pro or iMac?
• Magsafe computer charging not working?
• Are you new in town and need to set up internet and other services?
• Wifi running slow?
• are you Looking for a senior discount on your services?
• Not getting the speed you´re paying for?
• fire TV stick acting up?
• Computer in the need of some maintenance?
• Experienced bilingual technician offering technical support service in Cuenca and its surroundings.
• 10-year experience
• Ink/supplies change or delivery to your door.
• Biosecurity guaranteed
• Affordable prices.
• At home service, no need to get out of home and expose yourself, very limited social interaction while working, service warrantied.

WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal available.


098 352 2685

Cat scratchers and towers

Cats are curious, fearless animals and they love to play. Life locked up at home can be boring for them without games or surprises. Remember that they need to meet their needs and scratching is one of their basic instincts, both to file their nails, as a form of play, for anxiety or insecurity or to defend their territory. Many times we get angry because our cat has scratched the sofa or the curtains, but we should ask ourselves, are we giving it any alternative?

Scratchers for cats are a good gift for them, it helps them to stay active and keep their nails in good condition. Plus, it’s yours, yours alone. Something that cats love.

– 5 reasons why your cat should use a scratching post:

1. To keep their nails healthy and strong.
2. To stay active and avoid health problems.
3. To play and release stress
4. To create shelter
5. For their curious instinct.

Constructed entirely of good wood, strong and stable solids, with strong sisal and high-quality carpet cloth.

I have different designs and models. Prices vary from each one.

I also manufacture scratchers based on your budget.
You will like it a lot.

Cuenca Centro


First ever FlyOver Cuenca

We all have probably admired and appreciated Cuenca´s setup as a colonial city, its varied and well-preserved architecture. Now, imagine admiring it from the air.
Best Experience Ecuador and Pilot G invite you to experience the first FlyOver Cuenca. Through the Cessna 182 aircraft, with capacity for 3 passengers, we will make a tour of 15 minutes in the plane + 15 minutes on the ground.

The cost is $69 per adult and $59 per child, or senior citizen or disabled person.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

August 29th, starting at 9 AM, Mariscal Lamar Airport-Cuenca- (España Ave)

Pedro Alvarez: Mg. Pedro Alvarez 099 553 5705 / Ing. Jonnathan Mendieta 099 828 6399 / Ing. Belen Matovelle 098 497 3095 / Pilotog Dynamic Aviation Concept (099 597 1838) Fb / In: @pilotgof

20% discount on dental implants only in August

Contact us and get a free consultation for dental implants.

Get 20% off the total of your dental implant treatment, this includes:

– titanium implant
– titanium abutments
– granulated bone graft
– permanent crown

Acropolis building, Jose Peralta and Av. 12 de Abril

Daniela Ordonez
098 718 2083

If you are over 65 years old, Ecuador citizenship is easier to obtain

If you want to obtain Ecuadorian citizenship and you are over 65 with the new reform to the human mobility law, you can obtain citizenship more easily and quickly.

Contact us and get free consultation exclusively by email.
We also offer paid personal consultations.

More services:

Safe closing real estate: Process to verify that the property is not mortgaged, is not alienated, is not prohibited from sale, and that all permits are in order, inscription in the property registry, deed, etc.

Guaranteed obtaining of your visa, visa extension and Ecuadorian citizenship

Powers of attorney, health powers of attorney, end-of-life file, will.

Obtaining a citizenship card and driver’s license.

Marriages, prenuptial and post-nuptial arrangements.

Divorces, conservatorship, division of assets, etc.

We have the perfect solution for all your legal processes.

Expat Community, Ec

Legal advice and solutions

Av. Florencia Astudillo, Camara de Industrias building.

Karina Urgiles

English-speaking master stylist and colorist

Armando Sojo is an English-speaking master stylist and colorist who can do anything you want to have done. Whether it’s a freshen-up of your current style or a totally new statement look, trust Armando to execute your wishes to perfection.

Appointments are available seven days a week between 9 AM and 6 PM. Masks are required. Call, message, or email to schedule your appointment and find out about available promotions.

Camino al Tejar between Sarar y Duco

Armando Sojo
098 385 7531

Which bank(s) in Cuenca accept USA Social Security pension deposits?

Hello, I need to change my Social Security pension deposits from my account at Wells Fargo Advisors to a bank in Cuenca. They are exiting the international business segment and will close my account in October so I have to move fast. Are deposits between SS Admin and Ecuadorian banks reliable? Looking forward to your advice.

Thank you in advance,

Edificio Rio Alto 1, Puertas del Sol

Haydee Rodriguez

To go or to be; he was or he went?

Dive deeper into the language, the culture, and gain a better understanding of Spanish.

Language is the best tool to connect with culture, people, philosophy and history.

Study Spanish at your own pace, and in your own space, I have the experience and tools necessary to create the best learning atmosphere in your own home. My lesson plans are custom made for each student.

I hope to meet you soon.

A bit about me here:


Your trip of a lifetime, the unique Galapagos Islands

Galapagos programs prices first class yachts
Effective until end of September, 2021
Galaxy First Class Yacht
5 Days/ 4 Nights
September 28th to 2nd of October
*Price p/person double occupancy for Ecuadorians and Residents w/cedula $1,299
*Price p/person double occupancy for International Tourist $1,670
Single Supplement Occupancy 20%
6 Days/ 5 Nights


Silver coins for sale

Hi, I have silver coins for sale.

Anna: 095 870 3654.

City: Cuenca

La Paella

At La Paella Cuenca restaurant, we invite you to enjoy a seafood rice paella.
write us to our WhatsApp 098 754 9042.
We are located at Calle Los Pinos 196 and Paseo 3 de Noviembre, Oroverde sector.
Our business hours are from Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 9 at night, and Sundays from noon to 6 in the afternoon.

Seafood Paella 1 portion $6
Seafood Paella 2 servings $10
Seafood Paella 3 servings $15
Seafood Paella 4 servings $20
Seafood Paella 5 servings $25
Seafood Paella 6 servings $30
Seafood Paella 7 servings $35
Seafood Paella 8 servings $40
Seafood Paella 9 servings $45
Seafood Paella 10 servings $50

Pork and chicken paella 1 portion $6
Pork and chicken paella 2 servings $10
Pork and chicken paella 3 servings $15
Pork and chicken paella 4 servings $20
Pork and chicken paella 5 servings $25
Pork and chicken paella 6 servings $30
Pork and chicken paella 7 servings $35
Pork and chicken paella 8 servings $40
Pork and chicken paella 9 servings $45
Pork and chicken paella 10 servings $50

Josue Gil: 098 754 9042.

City: Cuenca

Car for sale

Selling a Great Wall pick up (camioneta), year 2017. It’s a 4X2, 2.8 diésel, Color, grey. It has been regularly serviced every 5000 km, at the official Great Wall dealer in Cuenca. It has 68,000 km and therefore still in guarantee which runs up to 100,000 KM. I am the first and only owner.

Alex: 099 443 1110.

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments is open today

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 AM – 5 PM
Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril
New items for sale: Refrigerator, induction stove top
New items on the $1 tables

I ask my toddler what’s in the box she’s holding.
“Chaos!” she replies. “Chaos! Chaos!
I know she’s trying to say “crayons” but it’s not like she’s wrong
Rachelle Mandik

Suzanne Ward: 099 546 8580.

City: Cuenca

Andes structuras – domes – glamping

We are a company dedicated to the commercialization of structures for glamping. We create your space in the place

We are a company dedicated to the commercialization of structures for glamping (camping in a comfortable and incredible structure). We create your space in the place you always dreamed of. Structures and domes of all sizes. 

We cover the entire Ecuadorian territory. Write us to our WhatsApp to receive pictures of satisfied customers. 

Mateo Munoz: +593 99 224 7293. 

City: Cuenca

Cat scratching posts and gyms

Scratchers should be firm, stable and with the widest possible variety of attractions for feline.

The best way to pamper them, to keep them healthy and stress free is with a scraper and we have for you the best!

Excellent quality, elegant designs, that will be part of the decoration of your home.

Personalize them with the name of your kitty totally free and choose them in the color you like. Prices from $20.

We ship securely throughout the country. They arrive directly to your home.

Maria Auxiliadora: 099 503 0359.

City: Cuenca

Couch for sale

Very comfortable at $75

Anna: .

City: Cuenca

I will sell: KitchenAid Artisan, red


I sell my KitchenAid Artisan, due to moving.
I bought it 3 to 4 months ago in Sukasa, barely used it.
It comes with guarantee certificate.

Gabriela Stiehle Krummen: .

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Javier Carmona, transportation

Javier is a safe, dependable driver with a 7-passenger van and lots of room for luggage. He regularly makes trips to the airport in Guayaquil, and will also take requested day trips. His English is excellent, and he is easy to contact and work with. I’ve used his services for several years now, and am grateful to have made his acquaintance.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 305 0346

Recommended by Susan Burnett:

Recommendation for Emilio Ruiz Delgado Dental Group, dentistry

Respectfully, I would like to recommend, from personal experience, The Emilio Ruiz Delgado Dental Group for all of your dental needs…The owner, Emilio, is a highly trained prosthodontist who specializes in crowns, bridges, esthetics and implants, and who uses only the most state-of-the-art equipment and procedures. His group also contains doctors which specialize in Endodontics for root canals, Periodontics for gum related issues, and Orthodontics for braces. The group also specializes in pediatric dentistry… Emilio’s office is on the North side of San Francisco Plaza in Cuenca, and his phone number is 098 395 9101. His email is Emilio, whom I have known personally for many years, is not only an exceptional (and painless) dentist but a great guy as well…And, he speaks excellent English…You won’t be disappointed.

Address: North side of San Francisco Plaza

Recommended by Frank Grillo:

Southern Supper at Joes’ Secret Garden – in restaurant or take-out

This Saturday for dine-in, the restaurant is open again … 4:30 PM, dinner 6 PM
This Sunday for delivery or pickup … 11:30 AM to 5 PM.

With all the comfort of a southern supper at Grandma’s house, Joes’ prepares many of your favorites to bring back those wonderful memories. And you don’t have to be a southerner to enjoy these fixin’s.

Southern Supper at our house includes –

Hush Puppies with ‘Comeback’ Sauce … no dinner meal is complete with them
Scalloped Potatoes and Smoked Ham
Angel Light Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy (sausage and gravy)
Country Greens with Garlic and Lemon
and finish with a favorite … Warm Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers

Not into southern comfort, we offer an alternative main course …
Herb Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

For more details, pictures, reservations and ordering, go to our website –

Restaurant reservations required by noon, Friday, Aug. 27th
Delivery orders by noon, Saturday, Aug. 28th
Questions? Call KP at: 096 865 1628

Saturday, Aug. 28th … restaurant is open from 4:30 PM, dinner 6 PM. Sunday, Aug. 29th, for pickup or delivery from 11:30 AM to 5 PM, address at time of reservation


Yummy New York Cheesecakes, brownie, cookies and more

Hi beautiful people. The best cheesecake is now in GringoPost.

°Medium cheesecake $15 (6 or 8 portions)
Strawberry, blueberries, blackberry, raspberry, Nutella, Dulce de leche, chocolate, pasión fruit, kiwi

°Large cheesecake $20 (12 or 14 portions)
Strawberry, blueberries, blackberry, raspberry, Nutella, Dulce de leche, chocolate, pasión fruit, kiwi.


Double D’s menu for the week of August 30

It’s our birthday week so we’re making some of our favorites to eat that just so happen to be very popular with you, too. The savory dishes are Asian inspired. The sweets are two that always sell like crazy and so we always make extra for ourselves.

Garlicky Sweet Thai Chili Chicken with Fried Rice: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (3-4 servings)
Thai Peanut Salad: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Pumpkin Crumble Bars: $3 each
Samoa Bars: $3 each