Pfizer booster (third) shots

Has anyone gotten a Pfizer booster shot here in Cuenca? If yes, where and how did you get the shot. I got my first two shots in the USA 7 months ago. Thanks.


Dogs transport?

Hi Expats,

I am trying to get my dogs into Ecuador. Someone told me that only the airport in Guayaquil offers this type of service because they have a veterinarian on site. I’d rather use Quito.

Jorge A Alva Ferrando: magicJack (803) 883 7085. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Outside of Ecuador

Resident visa and state background check

I am wondering if the recent changes in immigration laws have done away with the requirement to submit state background check in addition to FBI check to apply for resident visa. Appreciate feedback,

Dodd Sheikh: Whatsapp +1 310 404 6972

Indoor air pollution – part 3 (final part)

According to the World Health Organization, household air pollution causes noncommunicable diseases including stroke, ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer.

If you are experiencing short-term issues in your home such as scratchy morning eyes, sore throats, headaches, dizziness, or fatigue, you may wish to consider improving your indoor air quality with a HEPA air purifier. The best air purifiers have a HEPA 9 air purifier (beware – to keep the cost down, manufacturers are beginning to use lower-rated HEPA filters), an activated carbon filter, and a pre-filter. Some air purifiers also offer negative ion generators and UV-C lights that sanitize the air that moves through them.


College football at Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill,

One of college football’s best rivalries resumes this week when the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners and the No. 21 Texas Longhorns collide on Saturday in the 2021 Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas; 11 AM. The series, which began in 1900, has been played in Dallas since 1912. Texas is the only Big 12 program with a winning record against Oklahoma and leads the series, 62-49-5. The Sooners (5-0, 2-0 in Big 12) entered the season ranked No. 2 in the country but have dropped after multiple closer-than-expected wins.

October, 9th from 11 AM to 10 PM, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Common Grounds live music band, Saturday, Oct. 9th.

This Saturday, October, 9th. 7:30 PM, Common Grounds presents: another new Cuencano band, “Funky Tu Madre” band in concert; one of the best bands in Cuenca.
Come with your friends and enjoy a night of great dancing music, awesome food, best cocktails, good service and nice atmosphere.

Cover $5. Info and reservations, call 098 107 9406 messenger, WhatsApp or Telegram.

For your safety and that of our employees, we follow all biosecurity protocols

October, 9th from 7:30 to 10 PM, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Volleyball – International 6 on 6: Sunday, 2-4 PM

What: 6 on 6 regulation international volleyball where fun, friendship, and exercise are the goals.
We welcome all – including experienced intermediate players. If you are a beginner, or have not played in a while, come check us out – stop by to watch or come to play. We have players who represent countries from around the world.

Where: We will set up this Sunday at Parque del Vergel which is just behind the Iglesia Catholica Santa Maria de El Vergel.

When: We will play Sunday, October 10, from 2:00 PM to 4:00PM (weather permitting).

How: We ask all who attend to wear a mask to protect themselves and others.

Why: Last week our players came out for some good games. Come join us this Sunday!

You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set-Spike” volleyball)

Sunday, October 10, 2021 – From 2 to 4 PM, Free, Parque del Vergel which is just behind the Iglesia Catholica Santa Maria de El Vergel., Cuenca.


Pardon our dust

At Trinity Vineyard Church we are making room to accommodate more people for our Sunday gatherings. We are a few weeks away from opening a new auditorium that will triple our capacity.

In the meantime, you are invited to join us on Sunday morning at 10 until 11:30. We have room for you and your family. All are welcome. Come check us out and see what we are all about.

At Trinity Cuenca, we are different. We serve those in our community, our city, and our world. We take seriously Jesus’ command to love God and love people.


Understand yourself – Meditate with Shambhala from home

Meditation deepens the understanding you have of yourself. ~Pema Chödrön

Dear Cuenca Community,

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10:30 AM. There are many forms and methods of meditation – the form you choose doesn’t matter, however it’s a very good thing to remember our shared humanity as we sit quietly and become mindful for a period of time.


Luis Ullauri singing at La Yunta every Wednesday

Every Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM

Luis Ullauri at La Yunta

No cover

Wednesday, Oct 13 from 6 to 8 PM, free, Ave 1 de mayo entre Ave Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

Thomas Gould: 098 945 6551

Saturday Morning Language Exchange is back

Dear community,

We kindly invite you to join our language exchange group Spanish-English/English-Spanish. After a year and a half of forced break, we come back with refreshed energy and a new awesome location in El Centro.

The sessions are aimed at people willing to improve their conversational skills putting them into practice in a realistic environment and with native speakers. They are guided by a bilingual facilitator (a teacher with extensive experience in the field) who proposes the activities and conversation topics.

The exchange involves several people whose native language is English and several people whose native language is Spanish. We get together so that the former can practice Spanish and the later can practice English.

Apart from the language learning, the sessions bring an excellent opportunity to meet and interrelate with local people while engaging into the city cultural activities.

Therefore, this language exchange complements formal language learning. It mainly serves for putting oral language skills into practice. Additionally, it constitutes a good opportunity to experience and gain an insight into aspects of Ecuadorian culture and Cuenca local life.

October 9th, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, Voluntary contribution from $2, La Terraza del Terrible, Honorato Vásquez 5-88 y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca.



We are Looking for a carpenter who can weld and build a roof over our ranch entrance to hang our large heavy wooden ranch sign. Entrance posts are already built. We need roof built on them and sign hung.

Elizabeth Goodale: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a Bar

Any nice blues bar in town?

Xavier Pareja: 099 476 3517. Call after: 3 PM.

City: Salinas

Looking for a hospital bed or homecare bed

Hi, I am looking for a hospital bed or homecare bed. Please contact me
WhatsApp 098 979 0114

Carlos Leon: 098 979 0114. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Someone generous in need

Waking up at 5:30 AM to eat her breakfast and leave by 6 AM, She arrives at work at 8 and starts sewing bed covers around the bed frame. She recently turned 67 years old, she’s still in the states Queens, NY, and works in New Jersey. That lady is my mother and she deserved her freedom, she’s about to be 70. Well, I work as a waiter/ freelancer and make enough for all the bills at home. Since my father died due to covid-19 last year, April, 2020, I have become the man of the house. Mom has no bills to worry about. We have a small construction located here in Cuenca and we would truly appreciate it if someone can invest in our project. It’s a 6-floor building, 3 floors are done already thank you, God.

We need help to finish the 4th, 5th and 6th floors.
I’m more than glad for you to show you the building and you can see the work it needs. We can work a deal out and the goal is to make it happen.

I don’t want to miss my mother the way I miss my father every day. I want mom back home enjoying her life. With this building being completed, her retirement will be secured.

The cost to finished this project is about $25,000.
We can fix a deal in person, First, I would like you to visit the building.


Mateo Leon
097 975 4210

Going home for Thanksgiving? Looking for fantastic gifts?

Looking for presents for family and friends?

Tienda La Yunta the best selection of hand crafted items. Help Azuay and Dos Mangas Artesanos by buying at Tienda La Yunta.

Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Thomas Gould
098 945 6551

Car registration (Matricula) October – plate number ending in 9

Lack of information, long lines, time, not knowing the language, not having the necessary requirements for the process. These are some of the problems you may have when owning or buying a vehicle.

Don’t stress trying to do the process by yourself. I can do it for you, or assist you, so you don’t have to worry about it. I have the necessary knowledge and experience in these procedures to obtain them quickly and efficiently.

I can provide personal references from satisfied clients. Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about rates.


Daniel Mocha
098 176 7735

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.

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

Benefits include:

Through conscious breathing we energize the mind and body, removing tensions; achieving total relaxation and emotional control.

Relax muscles and release accumulated tension by rewarding a tired body.

Av. de las Américas and Gran Colombia opposite the Bebemundo

Jimmy Quintero
098 430 1326

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

VAN/ SUV/ transportation service with English speaking driver

Greetings; expat-community, tourists, tour companies and everyone: I provide completely legal, insured, and safe transportation throughout the whole country of Ecuador. I can service one passenger up to 40 passengers at a time.
The cars are completely sanitized.

My services include:


Animal lovers rejoice! La Mia Mascota, pet and vet shop

Come to our newest location in Challuabamba for all your veterinary needs. We have full service veterinary appointments available and also have an up-to-date pet shop including cages, toys, and food for hamsters.

These items are also available in our Cuenca locations: El Vergel, El Batan, and Las Americas.

See you soon. Ask about our specials and free home delivery.

Main office Vet: Arrayan y Alamos; Location 1:CC Plaza Las Americas local #27; Location 2: El Vergel Centro Comercial ground floor – first shop from the entrance; Location 3 El Batan shopping in front of Multicines; and Location 4: CC Plaza Sur Shopping #4 Challuabamba

Alexandra Montano

098 404 3395 / 099 020 6839 / 4089255

Casa De Terrazas / Hotel-B&B

We are a boutique Hotel / Bed and Breakfast located in San Clemente one hour north of Manta. We have created something unique with an oasis-like setting, a Zen garden, lagoon pool with waterfall and multiple terraces to enjoy sweeping views of the ocean. Unlike anything on the coast you will find personalized service well-appointed rooms and small touches to make your stay special.

Your Canadian hosts serve up a grand breakfast that will keep you going until dinner time. On site we also run Aventura en la Costa renting bicycles, kayaks and paddleboards as well as organizing tours and activities to add some adventure to your stay if you crave a break from beach time. We look forward to hosting you at the Casa give us a call, send a WhatsApp message or an email for more information or to make a reservation Andrew and Carol

Address: Avenida Quito y Calle M esq., Manta.
097 953 3520

Andrew Sweeny

Melamine furniture

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

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

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

Thanks for quoting with us.

Centro Cuenca


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.


Marc´s Consignment

Dear customers, we hope you’re doing amazing. In Marc’s Consignment store we have new items every day. You are always welcome to visit us at Simón Bolívar and Miguel Heredia, corner.

Remember that in our store we can help you sell those things that you no longer use or need. You bring it, we sell it.

Don´t forget to follow us on social media so you can find out more about us. @marcsconsignment Marc: 096 849 6409.



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

Benefits include:

Through conscious breathing we energize the mind and body, removing tensions; achieving total relaxation and emotional control.

Relax muscles and release accumulated tension by rewarding a tired body

Av. de las Americas and Gran Colombia, opposite Bebe Mundo.

Jimmy Quintero
098 430 1326

BodyWorks with Mike Coffey

If you could take a pill that would keep your muscles from being sore, improve your ability to recover, and decrease the likeliness of injury?

Do you know what they’d call it?

AIS. (Active Isolated Stretching)

Whether you’re negotiating the uneven sidewalks and streets of Cuenca, bird watching, hiking in the Cajas or an exercise enthusiast or competitive athlete, Active Isolated Stretching can help your training, recovery become more efficient and have more fun.


Are you taking care of your dog’s teeth?

Nothing like a good brush of the old teeth, right? Twice a day for you. Once a day for your dog.

What? Yes! Your dog needs dental care, too. It makes sense if you think about it. And if you let it go, well, ask me . . .

I have a couple of products you may want to know about. One is a doggie toothbrush kit with chicken-flavored toothpaste. The other is a specially-formulated dental chew.

Here’s my old girl getting her nightly treatment.


Heather Conley
099 900 3991

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-years’ 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

Are you looking for your new TV? LG-Samsung?


Hi, my name is Nestor Reinoso

I offer brand-new TVs. Some of the latest models of LG and Samsung for the best prices in town.

If you need references from my happy customers, I will be more than pleased to provide you.

Kind regards,

Nestor Reinoso: 099 623 9495 / 096 742 1444. Call after: 8 AM.


Nestor Reinoso:
WhatsApp 096 742 1444 / 099 623 9495. USA. 914 230 5429
Fb exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

Marca Pura in Cuenca

We have the best in electric motorcycles for the little ones in your house. Do not hesitate to visit us. We are located in Agustin Cueva 6-17 and Remigio Crespo.

Monday-Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM – 2 PM

Marcelo Jurado: 098 389 6436.

City: Cuenca

Super comfy Women’s Softinos, casual shoes

I have been wearing my Softinos for a couple of years now and can say they’ve been the most comfy shoes I’ve ever owned. Because they’re getting rather worn by now, I tried to get more of them. The style is no longer made, sadly. Of the three pairs I ordered from abroad (they’re made in Portugal), only one is a size that fits me. The other two are probably size 8.5 American–too large for me. I paid $50 for each pair, plus shipping. I’m asking $75 for the two pairs. One pair does have a pretty inconspicuous oil stain on one shoe caused by an accident during shipping. Check them out and email me if you have an interest in seeing them in person.

Price is firm as it’s already a great bargain.

Elizabeth June Richards: .

City: Cuenca

For sale, amazing hand-painted art furniture and oil paintings

Hello Beautiful community!

I’m offering my art and services as a professional painter.

I am a Venezuelan artist with over 15 years of experience on acrylic, oil, canvas and plastic arts. I’m currently living in this beautiful city and will love to share my art with you.

Available for immediate delivery:
-Brand-new wooden furniture decorated with chalk paint and floral decorations and lined drawers. $250
-70×50 oil painting mixed technique $100
-90×70 oil painting mixed technique $150

Please take a look at some of the pictures of my work I attached on the link at the bottom.

If you have any furniture that may need some work done and want to have it back to life or you have an idea for a painting that you’ll like me to work on, please let me know and i will be happy to serve you.

Diane: 098 700 8993.

City: Cuenca

Electric piano – Casio Privia – $650

MSRP $800

Excellent condition. Like-new. I’ve had it only for a couple years. Comes with pedal, stool, and stand. Text me for pictures.

Dylan Martin: +593 98 980 6138.

City: Cuenca


1 oz Gold Bars for sale at spot price.

Call after 9 AM.

John: 098 168 7993.

City: Cuenca

2002 Chevrolet Rodeo for sale

We are selling our 2002 Chevrolet Rodeo that we have owned for the past 10 years. It has 203,000 km and is in great condition, just painted. The color is red. We are asking $9000.

Ethan Willis: +593 96 936 2263.

City: Cuenca

Cafe Malacatos and Chaide y Chaide

Malacatos coffee beans and ground coffee only $4

All Chaide y Chaide mattresses best prices in town.

Address: Agustin Cueva 8-59 y Alfonso Moreno Mora PH: 07 288 6530 / 099 876 1476


City: Cuenca

Recommendation for El Lobo, restaurant

I had the steak dinner with croquettes at El Lobo last night. The steak was tender, cooked perfectly and an ample portion. The potato croquettes were so good my wife ordered her own portion. El Lobo specializes in Belgian Food. Be sure to check them out. I will be going back soon.

Address: Fedrico Malo y Tadeo Torres across from Parque de la Madre

Contact information: 096 411 8310

Recommended by Lee Shrader:

Recommendation for Mustafa Adawi, tech support

Mustafa is a tech pro with knowledge of Windows, Firestick, Networking and probably a lot more. I myself have been involved with computers my whole career starting in the early 80s (DOS days) and work in this area to this day, but when it comes to IT stuff I simply have not kept up to date. Mustafa is a very nice guy, knows his stuff, punctual, and a good resource if you have questions. In this case helped with networking firestick issues that we were having.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information:

Recommended by Bill Fox:

Recommendation for Visa Angels, all visa, cedula, passport renewal, needs

I have been a fan of Visa Angels since my first visa and cedula. Recently they assisted in giving information that made it possible for me to coordinate a new passport, and a visa transfer. Very helpful, and the prices are soooo reasonable, compared to what attorneys will charge.

Jodie Mansfield also is a travel agent, and right now there is a great deal on the Norwegian Cruise Line to Alaska for next May and June. % off cabin prices, and free air for the second person. If you are interested and we can get a group, then more goodies are offered.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 096 896 2082

Recommended by Julia Rux:

Recommendation for El Capitan, restaurant

I have been going to “El Capitan” for the last three years. Orly, the chef and owner, has always surprised me with the most amazing sea food.
I have no idea how he does it, but he gets the most amazing fresh shrimps, prawns and lobster, plus other fish.

He started with a little place, only 4 tables, now he has taken the whole house, and he even has private spaces upstairs for large parties.

If you have never been there, you should give it a try. But, I am warning you,
once you taste his food, you will come back.

By the way, prices are really good!

Address: Tomas Ordoñez y Presidente Cordova

Contact information: 099 688 9993

Recommended by Silvia Lanza:

Recommendation for Red Tag Movers, moving

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Debra Lynn and Brollio from Red Tag Movers for their quick, careful, and helpful assistance in moving our household items from Cuenca out to La Paz. The rates were very reasonable, they were very professional, and were kept very organized in the handling and placement of moved items and boxes. They were not given a lot of notice for the move, yet were on time and efficient in their loading and unloading of our items. If you are planning a move you will not be disappointed. They are consistently voted one of Cuenca’s best, and they certainly have earned that distinction.

Address: Unidad Nacional y Gran Colombia Cuenca `

Contact information:

Recommended by Ken Korkosz:

Lobo Café, restaurant

Lobo Café, restaurant, owned and managed by former Michelin chef, Nick, who would like to invite you to come and taste his new selections of the month, or just have something from the menu.

Suggestions for this month: Lobo Style green asparagus, or a cut of Picanha beef in garlic butter sauce from their local family-owned ranch.

Will accommodate dinner parties up to a maximum of 8 guests for a Michelin Star dinner from 8 to 10 in the evening, except Sunday. Call Nick on 096 411 8310

We look forward to serving you a good Belgium culinary experience and don´t forgot our wonderful Belgium beers,

October 9, Federico Malo 1-147 y Tadeo Torres

Nick Verhasselt: 096 411 8310

Bakery and food delivery – Mujeres con Exito

Almuerzo lunches are now being served for only $2.25 Monday – Friday, noon to 2 PM

Bakery sale:

The Bakery order deadline is on Tuesdays at noon. Orders can be made by WhatsApp or text message to 098 991 1147. Please indicate which options you want and how many units of each. You can pick up your order starting at 7 AM on Wednesdays or we can deliver for an additional $2.

Mexican shells .20 each
Orange shells .30
Chocolate navels .50
Red fruit navels .50


Hi GringoPost community

This is our Tex-Mex and California menu:

— Large Tex-Mex or California Burrito
Ground beef, beef, chicken or veggie
* 4 large burritos x 30
* 8 large burritos x $60

— Small Tex-Mex or California burritos
Ground Beef, beef, chicken or veggie
* 6 small burritos x $24
* 12 small burritos x $48

— 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
— Beef quesadillas with onions and mozzarella cheese}
*6 regular x $18
*12 regular x $36
—soft tacos beef or chicken
*6 regular x $18
*12 regular x $36

All with guacamole and Mexican sauce

Every day make your orders 24 hours before, I live in downtown Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo

Nathaly Vivas:

Private room and patio in a modern comfortable home, $185 per month

In addition to the private covered patio, the room has built-in closets, desk and new queen-sized bed. A full bathroom is shared with one roommate. House has good natural light, a full sized and well-equipped kitchen and a full laundry. Rent includes full utilities, fiber optic internet connection and hot tub use.

Great location a few blocks to Batan shopping center and Jefferson Perez Quezada Coliseum. Right below Parque San Sebastian, with many great restaurants in the area and all goods and services nearby. We are a block off the main streets so we have less traffic noise, in a quiet “working” neighborhood.

Furnished, $185 not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Galapagos y Esmeraldas, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1633706184

I am the current tenant, Michael: 099 800 1002

Butter, fresh blueberries and organic products

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

1 egg (free-range, organic) $0.30
1 lb fresh blueberries $6
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