Fridays in La Guarida

Come join us for a rare solo appearance by super talented musician from Chile, José María Mardónez. He is a young singer songwriter who is also the leader of the popular rock band, AstroYaks. His songs are lyrical and dynamic, and very listenable. He will be the featured artist every Friday this month at La Guarida, and this coming Friday the incredible Su Terry will be playing with him, just as they did recently at Teatro Pumapungo.

Hope you can join us,

Friday Sept. 3rd
Happy hour: 4:30 PM – music 6-8 PM
La Guarida
Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta
There’s no cover for this event.

September 3rd, from 4:30 to 8:45 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071

Caribbean Music in La Guarida

La Guarida is happy to start September in the best way possible. We are presenting an incredible music show by an ensemble of super talented musicians.

Canela Club Band

(Bass) Freddy Abad
(Piano) Aníbal Romero
(Saxophone and voice) Edgardo Neira
(Percussion and voice) Freddy Cabrera
(Percussion) Yunior Hernández


Come to enjoy at the CosasPrep Entrepreneurs Fair

Cafes, Healthy Products and details for your home.

The Pranic Community awaits you to share a friendly atmosphere, good conversation and the exotic flavors of Pranic Smoothies; Organic, without sugar or preservatives.

– Dates Delight
– Green Inspiration
– Orange Glow

Sept 4, from 10 AM to 3 PM, free, Simón Bolívar 1349 and Estévez de Toral, Cuenca, Cuenca.

Harold Arcos: 096 279 2117

Northern Roots Concerts at ACT Center for the Arts

Tickets are still available for two concerts presented by popular local band, “Northern Roots” on Saturday, September 11 at 7 PM and Sunday, September 12 at 3 PM. Northern Roots performs classic rock, folk, and Americana songs featuring tight vocal harmonies.

In addition to the music, idiomART artists in residence Alberto Soriano, Maité Eusebio, and Susan Armstrong will be showing selected work for sale in the ACT theater.

The concerts will be at the Azuay Community Theater on Ordoñez Lasso next to the Oro Verde Hotel, across from the Edificio Palermo. $10 tickets must be purchased in advance. Please contact for information on how to purchase tickets by Paypal, account deposit, or in person.

Please be aware that all social distancing and masking protocols will be observed for this concert. Currently, the theater is at half capacity with a maximum of 40 audience members and the theater windows will be open to maintain optimum ventilation.

Saturday, September 11 at 7 PM and Sunday, September 12 at 3 PM, $10, ACT Theater on Ordoñez Lasso, just west of the Hotel Oro Verde, across from Edificio Palermo, Cuenca.

Mara Gano

Feria at Santa Canela, this Saturday

Come this Sat. to Santa Canela for the special feria where you can purchase unique products from different vendors from 10 AM – 4 PM. BBQ ribs, chicken, steak, burger with potato salad and beans from noon – 2:30 PM.

For the first time in Cuenca, Santa Canela is offering mechanical bull ride at the bar this Sat. from 4:30 PM till late. Any cowboys/cowgirls out there come check us out.

Any vendors interested in joining the feria please contact Freddy.

Sept. 4th Sat. 10 AM – 4 PM, free, Calle Larga 3-82 y Vargas Machuca, Cuenca.

Freddy: 099 726 9237

September ceramic classes, don´t miss them

We know August is not a good month for doing some art. Everybody wants to go on vacation but what about September? Come and join us!

Firstly, we are pleased to announce that the Ceramic Hand-modelling class for Sculpture and Utilitarian Pottery are permanent. For any information about spaces, and dates, feel free on sending us a message, email. This month we will start from the week of 6th of September, and there will be a late entry on the 13th.

Second announcement is that we will have memberships of the workshop for persons that already know about ceramics, or someone that does this for hobby. You can come to work in your own independent project in our workshop. You will receive clay, and also will have one bisque and one stoneware firing. Membership does not include glaze, but we can sell it to you. We have little spaces for membership.
For any information, send us a direct message.

September 6th and 13th, From 6 – 8 PM, 8 AM to 10 AM and 11 AM to 1 PM, $64 – $112 – $156, Isabela 2-39A, Cuenca.

Juan Jose: 099 866 1486

Great music in Cuenca

For an old blues monkey, new fun venue, I call it Latin Folk Music, probably better names. Luis Ullauri does an excellent job, serious talent, worth a listen. The Original Colon (mostly Ecuadorian, half Italian) will be preparing an Italian feast, pours a nice beverage, full bar. Produces a nice night out, recommended.

Restaurante Don Colon (across from New Cathedral), Friday night 3 Sept, 6-9 PM.

September 3 from 6-9 PM, Tips, Cuenca, Cuenca.

Michael Miner:

Have lunch on us

Here at Hogar de Esperanza we are opening new volunteer opportunities in our Thrift Shop.

We have time slots available for as little as 1 hour and up to 4 hours – any amount of time that you would like to give is very welcome.

You would be helping our store attendant, Mateo, with several tasks in keeping our Thrift Shop organized and appealing to customers. It is also an opportunity to practice your Spanish! And if your shift is around the lunch hour, then your lunch is always on us. Our Thrift Shop is a growing business thanks to the support from the expat community.

Volunteer hours are from Noon – 4 PM, Monday to Friday here at Hogar de Esperanza. We are located at Juan Montalvo 8-18 and Mariscal Sucre here in Cuenca.

If you are interested, feel free to send us an email. We are grateful for your help.

Jeenner Angulo: .

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 Issues
Aches and pains
Sports injuries

I have over 9 years’ experience giving massages. I cater to your specific needs during your 60-minute massage experience. Using coconut oil to rehydrate the skin leaving your body soft and silky also improves dry skin issues. I add soft tranquil music with your massage to create a total relaxation environment, melting away stress, leaving you feeling rested and renewed in the comfort and privacy of your home.

I follow all health and safety recommendations from local health officials.
Inquire about other services I offer.

Schedule your massage today. You deserve to feel great.
WhatsApp – 099 987 9713
Hours are 9 AM to 7 PM from Mondays to Saturday.
I speak English and Spanish

Dora Quinche: 099 987 9713. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Spanish/English translator

Looking for a Spanish and English fluent speaker preferably living in the Puyo area or willing to travel there from Quito to do some interpreting for a week, WhatsApp for more details.

Sam: 096 841 1177. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Quito (capital)

Financial advisor – Ecuadorian visa

Hello everyone, to whom may concern, I am Juan Quintuna and I’m working at Cooperativa JEP as financial Advisor, so I’m offering my services concerning certificates of deposit as investment or I can also make a certificate for you to obtain your Ecuadorian visa. I am located in Sucre Branch and I’ll be glad to help you out with this process or any question you may have

Sucre and General Torres

Juan Quintuna
096 289 0480

Grow your brand/business, make more $$$ with a promotional video

Hi everyone, My name is Josh Yentin. I am a young Canadian living in Cuenca. I have a YouTube channel called Loco Living (thanks to those who have subscribed!) and I also make promotional videos for businesses. I am looking to take on new customers and help bring you more clients/business. I also have 130K+ followers on Tik Tok, a booming social media platform here in Ecuador and around the world, which will definitely help grow your business even faster.

Here is an example of what my team and I did for Hosteria Izhcayluma

Please message me on WhatsApp if you are interested. I will be more than happy to give you a free consultation, listen to your needs and provide high quality content for your brand/business.


Josh Yentin

097 910 6722

Attorney – translator

Do you need to have a Will or an End of Life Document made here in Ecuador?

I know legal paperwork can be confusing and stressful, and that’s why I know I can help you. I can prepare the documents you need and have the best notary for the legalization.

I’ll always make an English version of everything so you can understand and be sure of what you’re signing.

Making sure you get the best deal is my job and my pleasure.

I’m a fluent English-speaking attorney, and I can help you with legal issues such as: legal documents, 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 y Sucre

Javier Munoz
099 582 0754

100% guaranteed Apple product repair

Experienced Apple repair in Cuenca

Apple-certified in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair service for Apple Products.

– Mac Repair (Mac Mini, MacBook air, MacBook pro, iMac)
– iPhone screen repair, battery replacement.
– Apple Mac / iOS certified tech.
– Professional service.

Most Apple repairs are done within 24-48 hours

We repair all Apple devices
Get it done, right


098 352 2685

Massage and wellness services

Jimmy Quintero, naturopathy technologist and licensed massage therapist with 20 years of experience, offers deep tissue, Thai, relaxation, trigger point, and sports massage at affordable prices for men and women. He can work deeply or gently to relieve stress or to target specific issues with excellent results.

Additionally, Jimmy is a personal trainer and yoga instructor and can do all of this in the privacy of your home or in studio. He offers combination packages with exercise followed by massage.

1 hour massage. Ask about exercise/massage packages. Fully vaccinated (Sinovac)

Av. de las Americas and Gran Colombia

Jimmy Quintero

098 430 1326

Facilitator and transportation

Facilitator and transportation
Dear Expat Community,

My name is Orlando Sigüenza, I have been working with the expat community for over nine years.

My services include:

– Transfer to any airport-at any time
– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns, Gualaceo,Chordeleg, Paute, Girón, Ingapirca etc.
– Day trips around Cuenca and out of Cuenca
– Driving you to any immigration office (Machala, Guayaquil, Azogues)
– Running any type of errands needed
– Facilitator (for shopping, doctor’s appointments, legal matters, driver’s license, bank account, internet, visas.
– I can deliver anything to your house.
– I move your stuff local and statewide.
– Apartment and homes find.

Please contact to me for a quote 24/7.
I have a good recommendation on GringoPost.

Ave, Ricardo Duran

Orlando Siguenza
098 585 4587

Gringo explorer group

Dear Expat Community,

Amazing SouthAmerican Tours, it’s a tour operator based in Cuenca – Ecuador, and formed by 3 young professional tour guides with over 20 years of experience, working in Ecuador, Galapagos, Peru and Bolivia.
Thinking in all the expat community living in this beautiful city we decide to create the
Gringo Explorer Club with lots of benefits for the persons that want to be part of this group.

It’s a pleasure for us to invite all of you to be part of this exciting program and memorable activities that include, hiking, birdwatching, fishing, cultural and archaeological tours and many other great adventures all over the country and also international destinations like Peru and Bolivia.
We provide the best tailor-made tours in the country.

Please ask your questions to: 099 841 2450 098 068 4577

Gaspar de Villarroel

Diego Maldonado

Rosa Linda, roses with love

Hello dear community, I am Israel, the rose guy. Now I bring you some beautiful activities that I am doing in case you are interested in a little activity and adventure.

1. I offer you Yoga workshops focused on exercises to improve your health, I also have certifications and I have my medical degree from the University of Azuay. Imagine a doctor who takes care of your health.
2. I offer you tours outside and inside the city, such as Ingapirca, Eat Pig guinea, Rose Farm, San Fernando, Cajas, etc. Also, If you are thinking of traveling to Guayaquil I can help you.

3. As you already know, I have the best roses you ever saw, and now I also have mini succulent gardens that clean the energy in your home. (only garden I don´t sell succulents separately)

That’s all for now. If you want more information write to me, I love reading your messages.


Israel Lopez
096 958 5647

Giovanni’s all service

Lawn care, all types of yard work, light hauling. All around handyman. I speak English. Serving Cuenca and the surrounding areas. You can contact me via email or WhatsApp


Giovanni Bustos
098 121 9697

Upholstery 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

Pure, natural eucalyptus raw bee honey 100% organic

Our Miel de Cuenca Honeybee Farm, which is right here – on the outskirts of Cuenca introducing eucalyptus raw bee honey.
We only sell our – real raw bee honey. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Unadulterated. The honey going straight from the hive to the jar with nothing else added in between. Every jar is a gift from the bees to you.

Full frame of honeycomb available.
375 gr jar is $6
1750 gr jar is $25
30ml of 20% extract of propolis is $5
Beeswax 1lb is $12
Free delivery at any part of Cuenca with $20 or more purchase.
Whatsapp 098 592 9536

Alexander: 098 592 9536.

City: Cuenca

Gold package for sale

Gold package for sale:

5 – 14-K Harry S Truman 1884-1984 Gold pieces with Certificate of Authenticity
1 – 2000 $2 Gold Certificate in 22-K Gold. Large size bill. Cert of Authenticity
2 – 1979 Gold plated Susan B Anthony dollars
6 – Gold plated Washington Quarters. 6 different States
1 each Gold Plated Dime, Nickel and Penny
1 – 1854 California Gold Token. {2 grains]
1 – Mini St. Gouden
1 – Mini Lincoln Penny

1 – 24 Karat Gold Bullion Certified 5 grain Pyramid Bar
1 – Troy grain 24 Karat gold round.

Please see pictures
This is for sale as a package. I will not break it up. $140

This package along with lots of silver coins will be available by me at the Common Grounds Bar and Grill
today / Thursday/ from 1 to 3 PM.
Common Grounds is located at the corner of Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional – up on the hill.

Gary: 093 939 9537.

City: Cuenca

Silver dollars for sale and much more

Morgan Silver Dollars and peace Silver Dollars along with proof Ike Dollars and much, much more for sale.

This Thursday at Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill from 1 to 3 PM I will have lots of beautiful Silver Dollars and lots of other coins available.

Prices will vary with date and condition. Most of my coins are mint uncirculated.
See pictures.

Common Grounds is located at the corner of Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional up on the hill.

Gary: 093 939 9537.

City: Cuenca

Marc’s Consignment

Hi everyone.
Happy start of month!
Remember to come by the store and check out our amazing discounts. In Marc’s Consignment store we have new items every day. Follow us on social media to find out more about us.
Call, text, email if you have any questions.
Visit us at the corner of Simón Bolivar and Miguel Heredia.

Marc: 096 849 6409.

City: Cuenca

New 4K Amazon Fire Stick

New Amazon 4K Fire Stick for sale.
See picture

I will be at Common Grounds Bar from 1 PM to 3 PM today – Thursday – if you are interested.

Gary: 093 939 9537.

City: Cuenca

8.5% interest JEP CD to trade or sell

$40000 CD.

Expires July, 2023.

Trade for nice truck of equal value or truck of lesser value and cash or straight cash.

$277 interest every month. I’ll take off $1000 so you pay $39000.

You need a JEP bank account and the transaction is done at a JEP location.

Sunny: .

City: Cuenca

Electric heaters for sale

3 heaters for sale; sold separately.

– Ragatzi Infrared indoor/outdoor heater with an adjustable height stand. Comes with a remote control and has 3 levels. Only 6-months old. Works great. Perfect for an open area of the house/apartment or patio. – $200.

– Midea Oil heater. Has 3 levels. Only 8 months old. – $45

– Pelonis electric tower heater. From the US. Swivels, thermostat range from 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit. High/low fan. Has timer and remote control. – $30

You can see photos here:

Lisa: .

City: Cuenca

Gramm Bulkshop / nut butter

If you like the almond and peanut butter, we have 100% pure butter for you with no added flavors or oils, enjoy it in its two presentations, 250 and 450 grams.

We encourage you to consume it and enjoy some of its benefits:

Contains natural fat, has no cholesterol, is ideal for athletes, vegans and lactose intolerant people

Due to its high protein content, it helps reduce the feeling of hunger for much longer.

Provides a good supply of natural vegetable fat ideal to improve performance in athletes and children in the development stage.

Provides a considerable supply of fiber, approximately 9g per 100g.

And, if you like other nut butter, you can contact us and we will prepare it for you. We also have Tahini.

Remember that we have several nuts, spices, seeds, flours. We also have tea, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and many other things for you.

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 are at Sucre 14_14 and Estevez de Toral near to San Sebastian park, 099 505 9604 or

We also have delivery service.

Have a good day


City: Cuenca

Chef Rosemary, delivery food and catering service

Special dishes this week:

* Fajita Pasta with. Chicken, beef or veggies, accompanied with hot chili sauce, 2portion $8.

Special gluten free:
* Almond bread $8.50.
* Coconut bread $6.
* Coconut cookies sugar free $2.50 (package of 6)
* Flaxseed tortillas pack of 5 $2.50.

Appetizers or finger
food to keep frozen and reheat:


Labor Day Weekend – Joes’ Secret Garden

After a long, 17-month hiatus, Joes’ Secret Garden, “a bar, restaurant and community gathering place” is open again so that we can greet and meet our old friends and make some new ones too.

Saturday, Sept. 4th… Restaurant is Open. Dine-in the restaurant with Award Winning Southern Chicken Dinner, …includes coleslaw, garlic mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuits and warm chocolate pudding cake

Sunday, Sept. 5th … delivery or pickup. Award Winning Southern Fried Chicken Dinner …4 pcs of country fried chicken, garlic mashed potatoes with milk gravy, and Angel light biscuits …

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6th …delivery or pickup …
Our famous BBQ dinner, slow smoked award winning extra meaty BBQ St. Louis ribs, BBQ Chicken, Baked BBQ Beans, Mom’s Potato Salad, Corn Bread and Strawberry Short Cake …

Our Herb, Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Chicken is always an alternative main course but must be ordered in advance.

Prices, descriptions, reservations and ordering are required…

Biosecurity practices in place… masks required except while dining, drinking or in the Garden…

We look forward to seeing you all again…

Saturday, Sept. 4th in the restaurant; Sunday, Sept. 5th –delivery or pickup, 11:30 to 5 PM; Monday Labor Day BBQ from 11:30 AM to 5 PM for delivery or pickup., Address at time of order.

KP and Ken:

Cuenca Salmon, new tienda two-day specials

We have the largest selection of fish and sausages in Cuenca.
Thursday and Friday only.
Buy our tasty Czech Country Sausage and get the 2nd package at half price
Buy our 500 gram package of smoked ham and get the 2nd package at half price.

All our wines and beer are 20% discounted.

Our Tienda is located at Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta
Our website:

Tuesday 9/2, Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Paute

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Cuenca’s newest vegan restaurant opening September 4th

Good day to everyone,

We are Nan and Eahly from Nandala Cocina Vegetariana, and we’re excited to be opening our new plant based restaurant on September 4th and join Cuencas already amazing restaurant scene.

We have a long history of operating vegan restaurants in Canada and Thailand, and recently we relocated to Cuenca just to live, and ended up falling in love with this great city. Next thing you know Nan’s restaurant opening habbit kicked in and she put all the gears in motion to open a vegan restaurant in Cuenca.

Whatever type of diet you follow, we know you’re going to find flavors that satisfy all your cravings at Nandala. A sample of our opening menu for the first couple weeks while we get our footing and the team get comfortable.

Pad Thai.
Rice Noodles stir fried in tangy tamarind sauce. With mixed vegetables, peanuts and green onion. Choose soy protein, Tofu, or extra vegetables

Black Garlic Ramen
Rich and hearty miso broth with wheat noodles, fried broccoli, shoyu corn, shiitake mushrooms, greens, peppers, sesame, green onion and black garlic oil. Choose soy protein, Tofu, or extra vegetables

Pineapple Thai Fried Rice
wok fried rice with pineapple, cashew nuts, raisins, mixed vegetables, green onion and cilantro
Choose soy sausage, Tofu, or extra vegetables

Mexican rice and beans, Soy taco meat, pickled onion, pico de gallo, lettuce, pickled onions, chipotle cream. Served with guac and sauce, and choice of house salad or Nandala Fries.

Thai Green Curry
Coconut Milk with spicy Thai herbs, mixed vegetables, Choose soy protein, Tofu, or extra vegetables. Served with house salad or Nandala Fries

Nandala Fries
Fresh, handcut, twice cooked potatoes tossed with flash fried herbs and Himalayan salt. Served with house vegan Mayonnaise.

And more coming soon!

We’re also doing a giveaway for two $20 gift certificates on our Instagram page at @nandalacuenca, so head on over and get in on the draw.

We are located at 1-28 Florencia Astudillo, just up from the corner of 12 de Abril. Very close to Parque de la Madre. You can easily park in the parking lot there and it’s a 1 minute walk. Plus we’ll pay for your parking for any bill over $10

Thanks for reading this far and we’re so excited to welcome you all to Nandala

1-28 Florencia Astudillo y 12 de Abril.

+593 99 808 3903
What’s app @ +593 99 808 3903