We are laying it all bare for you to see

Ever wonder what the non-profit you support really does? It can be confusing as non-profits are notorious for hiding the truth. We have all heard the stories. The success and strength of any organization is determined by what motivates it and the commitment of those involved with the organization. The story behind it. I believe and I am sure you do as well, that when you support any organization, you need to ask, why does it exist? What inspires it? What does it do with my donations? Where is it going?


New Loco Living video (YouTube)

I decided to hold my own version of the Olympics right here in Cuenca! The only catch – I was the only athlete competing.

Josh Yentin

City: Cuenca

Mujeres con Exito 2022 Calendar now available

Purchase of Mujeres con Exito 2022 Calendar ‘Gratitude’ available for $20.

Buy at Mujeres con Exito, Baltezara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez.

Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM

Susan McBride: mcbsusan@outlook.com .

City: Cuenca


Where can I find HP printer cartridges in Cuenca.

Mark: moconner13@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

Child’s wheelbarrow?

Looking for child’s wheelbarrow to be used in a church project. Prefer somewhat good condition. Can be returned to you.

Calvin E Hefner tssf: calvinhefner38@gmail.com 096 795 9674. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Buy your local art Christmas presents

Dear Folks,

José Cobos, teacher of sculpture and hand modelling at La Montaña en el Mar Workshop, has the honor to salute you, and let you know that we will be at the Idiom Art North Pole Feria at the second Floor come to see some of our pieces we will have some interesting sculptures and functional sculptures for you, and some utilitarian pieces that you could also be happy to know about.

We also will be joined by Piponas de barro which is our side brand of Cannabic Smokeware, and Fompas Stuff textile art and rugs! You can find your perfect present for you or for your loved ones.

Here some examples of what we will have in the feria! Hope to meet you.

November 26th, from 11 AM to 8 PM, Free,
Address: Presidente Córdova 1-77 and Manuel Vega, Cuenca.

Juan Cobos: lamontanaenelmar@gmail.com 099 866 1486

Get your Mujeres Con Exito 2022 calendars hot off the press

2022 Mujeres Con Exito calndars are on sale now at the following locations:

Cuenca Consignments
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 AM to 5 PM
Address: Isabela 4-75 y Doce de April

Mujeres Con Exito
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to Noon
Address: Balthazar de Calderon 226 y Miguel Velez

Upcoming events at Mujeres Con Exito where you can purchase calendars:
Mujeres Garage Sale: December 4th
Mujeres Carols, Cupcakes and Coffee Thank You Event: December 7th

Debby Larsen: mcereservations2019@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Black Friday at Cemacons

Take your favorite products for construction, decoration and more with the best prices that only Cemacons offers you.

Don’t miss the discounts of the 10% -20% – 30% – 40% we have prepared for you.

Write to our WhatsApp and ask about our offers.

We are located on Av. de las Américas and Lamar (Diagonal to Supermaxi)
And in our new branch located on Av. Remigio Crespo and Santa Cruz (Next to Batan Shopping)

Sebastian: sberrezueta84@gmail.com 098 415 0782.

City: Cuenca

Moving sale

Moving to smaller apartment. We are selling articles of great variety and low price. We can listen to your offers. We are flexible to your requirements.

Sale to be held on Saturday, Nov. 13. Hours from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. Phone 096 992 1233 or write to tuttifrutti7@hotmail.com. Many varieties of things:

Board Games
Much More

Corner Av. 3 Noviembre y Cipreses. Condominio Terrassa, between 3 de Noviembre and Ordoñez Lasso. Directly across from Rio Tomebamba. Security guard will admit.

Thank you.


City: Cuenca

Veronica: tutttifrutti7@hotmail.com 096 992 1233.

City: Cuenca

Free Alexa Echo dot + 50% off 2nd & 3rd factura with new contract

· 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*: (promotion valid through December 1st.)*

Get, free Alexa Echo Dot, 50% off 2nd and 3th bill plus twice the speed for the next 9 months

– 30 MBPS $27 + tax (60mbps for the next 9 months)
– 50 MBPS $34 + tax (antivirus license for 1 device + 100mbps for the next 9 months)
– 75 MBPS $38.50 + tax (antivirus license for 1 device + 150mbps for the next 9 months)
– 100 MBPS $44 + tax (antivirus license for 1 device + 200mbps for the next 9 months)
– 150 MBPS $60 + tax (antivirus license for 1 device + 250mbps for the next 9 months)
– 200 MBPS $70 + tax (antivirus license for 2 devices + 300mbps for the next 9 months)
– 300 MBPS $100 + tax (antivirus license for 2 devices)
– 500 MBPS $150 + tax (antivirus license for 2 devices)

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

Carolina Bookstore is having black sale days

The sale continues! All books, maps and calendars are 25% off through Saturday, November 27th. We’re located at 4-46 Hermano Miguel (just off Calle Larga), and hours of operation are from 10 AM to 6 PM.

4-46 Hermano Miguel y Calle Larga

Martin Doherty

Reading and conversation club by Killa Spanish School

Would you like to talk about many interesting topics?
Learn while doing a fun activity?
Advance your Spanish skills?
Check some grammar through reading?

If any of these points are important to you join us. An experienced teacher be in charge. We will see each other every Wednesday.

Hostal Kolibri B&B. (address: Av.27 de Febrero 6-42 between Julio T. Torres and Arturo Valencia in front of Rio Yanuncay


098 773 0401

Urban Birdwatching Tour in Cuenca

Would you like to visit part of the city of Cuenca and at the same time enjoy a Birdwatching tour? Join our birdwatching walking tour, enjoy the beauty of the birds while visiting iconic places in the city. It records an average of 25 different species.

Rates from: $35 pp (min 2 people)
It includes:

* Bilingual guide
* Binoculars
* Snack
* List of birds

More information:

Calle Larga 6-28

099 355 7648

Cuyabeno Rainforest Reserve: Amazon Expedition

Cuyabeno Rainforest Adventure:
This program can be for 4 Days/3 Nights or 5 Days/4 Nights
The Cuyabeno National Park in Ecuador’s Amazon Region is one of the most spectacular places on earth. Over 602,000 hectares of primary rainforest with an incredible variety of Neotropical wildlife: river dolphins, caimans, anacondas, monkeys, spiders, and butterflies are just some of the animals you can find here. The bird life is spectacular as well, it includes the prehistoric-looking hoatzin, the umbrella bird, toucans, parrots, macaws, and the legendary harpy eagle.


Recommendation to visit this natural-fabrics store, ready-to-wear

Dreams is a men’s and women’s clothing store featuring natural fabrics including cotton, linen and even suede. This is a unique find in El Centro. I think you’ll be surprised and pleased.

Address: Benigno Malo #10-68 and Mariscal Lamar

Contact information: 096 712 2827

Recommended by Regina Potenza: azuay65@gmal.com

Multitasking lady in Cuenca

Hello, a pleasure to greet you. My name is Patricia, I am a Venezuelan lady, professional with SENESCYT registration, trilingual (Spanish: native / English: basic / Protuguese: intermediate), honest, responsible and committed, I offer my multitasking services in:

– Succulent plant arrangements in second-hand items transformed into artistic pots. What item do you have at home and will I transform it? (Budget)
– Spanish conversation tutor in Italki and Classgap. Particular, by appointment. Price per hour: $15
– Dog walker. Hour: $20. Experience: +7 years (Venezuela and Ecuador)
– House and office cleaning. With 3 years of experience (Ecuador), verifiable
– Elderly Care. With 2 years of experience (Ecuador), verifiable references. Price per day: $50
– Organization of spaces. With 7 months of experience (Ecuador) to certify me. Low budget.
– Basic Course of Cyptomonedas I and II. For those who want to learn and start investing. Investment: $15 for 2 hours each course.


Cuenca. Centro de Cuenca.

Patricia Ledezma
096 350 9889

Recommendation for Daniela Velez, House Cleaning

I have used Daniela for seven years and she has proven to be a reliable and thorough maid. She drives and has a car and can do light errands. She is on Facebook and WhatsApp.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 99 537 8546

Recommended by Wendell Thoene: 099 232 0178

Ocean Breeze Asian Bistro in Salinas, Santa Elena Province

Looking for a new taste, new flavor? Don’t want to cook, and wanting something good to eat? Well, here is your answer! Authentic Asian and Vietnamese cuisine that will delight your taste buds. Featuring delectable Vietnamese pho noodle soup, savory Asian stir-fry such as Pad Thai, and mouthwatering lemongrass BBQ platters, and so much more. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available. All made with the finest and freshest ingredients, a taste experience you do not want to miss. Come on over for a sensational meal.

Please “Follow” and “Like” on Instagram, TripAdvisor. Thank you.

Business hours:
Monday – closed
Tuesday to Friday – noon to 9 PM
Saturday and Sunday – 4 to 9 PM

Call, text, WhatsApp to order 099 531 9523. Dine-in and take-out.

Open now, Located on Rafael de la Cuadra y Jaime Roldos Aguilera, Salinas, Santa Elena Province

Ocean Breeze Asian Bistro: 099 531 9523

Weekly specials

Hello Friends, hope you all are doing good. We would like to introduce you to:

Kolo weekly specials,


Breakfast Sandwich with egg, cheese and sausage on a homemade sourdough muffin, choice of fruit or potatoes.

Coffee, tea, or fresh juice. $6


Kolo Shish Kebab, mashed sweet potatoes, fresh tabule, your choice of ice tea, lemonade, or fresh juice. $6

Sincerely hope you can come to try what we do.

Please share; always helps.

November 26th from 7:30 AM to 3 PM, Luis Cordero #5-65 and Juan Jaramillo en el hotel La Vieja Mansion

Frank Gonzalez: frankic85@hotmail.com 099 297 5788

North Pole Pop-Up Arts and Crafts Fair @ idiomART!

The North Pole Pop-Up is underway at idiomART and the fair is incredible this year! We are featuring more than 20 local and expat vendors who are selling quality, handcrafted items such as clothing, baked goods, gingerbread houses, alpaca yarn, ceramics, organic honey, Christmas tree ornaments, jewelry and more!

We also have special activities over the weekend.

On Saturday at 2 PM there is a gingerbread house decoration demo.

On Sunday, by popular demand there will be a second drag queen fashion show at 1:30 PM
and Christmas carols sung by Azuay Community Theater performers at 2 PM.

There is something for everyone at the Pop-Up so come on down!

Friday (Nov. 26) and Saturday (Nov. 27) from 11 AM – 8 PM and Sunday (Nov. 28) from 11 AM – 6 PM, Entrance is free, idiomART is located at: Presidents Cordova 1-77 between Huayna Capacity & Manuel Vega, Cuenca.

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Humboldt Jazz Festival, 26th November

The Humboldt Association (Quito), the Ecuadorian-German Culture Centre (Guayaquil) and Kultura (the German Culture Network in Ecuador) present the Humboldt Festival 2021 in Quito, Cuenca, Loja and Guayaquil.

The Cuenca event is today, 26th November and will take place in the Teatro Carlos Cueva Tamariz (University of Cuenca), starting at 8 PM.
Two groups of excellent jazz musicians will present themselves on stage: Berlin People from Germany and the local group Ecuador Encuentro.


Best of the Blues with Jerry Joe Holland Tonight at Yaku

Tonight will be Jerry’s finest show yet. Great Blues Music from multiple eras and regions. New songs added.

Bistro Yaku is a totally cool venue with great food. Come join us for a fun night.

Friday, November 26th at 8 PM ($5 cover)
Luis Cordero 5-66, Cuenca
Reservations 098 748 6890. $5 cover

November 26th at 8 PM, Luis Cordero 5-66, Cuenca

Pepo: Reservations 098 748 6890

November 26th at 8 PM, $5, Luis Cordero 5-66, Cuenca, Cuenca.


Join a Weaving Workshop with Erin Peacock this Saturday

Learn to make this beautiful piece of art. It’s a perfect gift for the holiday!

All are welcome to join. No experience necessary.

Reserve your spot by pre-paying at:
Hilandesa – Calle Alfonso Moreno Mora and Juan Iniguez


All materials
Instructions and guidance
Short guided meditations to reconnect to yourself and your creative energies.


Erin Peacock, artist & mindfulness and meditation teacher

Follow me on Instagram and Facebook for more art for sale, info, and workshops to come: @meditatetoinspire

Saturday, 27 November, from 2 – 5 PM, $30, Calle Alfonso Moreno Mora and Juan Iniguez, Cuenca.

Erin Peacock: meditatetoinspire@gmail.com

Cuenca Soul at Common Grounds, this Saturday

It’s time to dance the Thanksgiving calories away this Saturday with Cuenca Soul. With Genres of Soul, Funk and Jazz, we have something for everyone. The music starts at 7:30 PM with a $5 cover charge. Come early and enjoy a meal and drink specials. For reservations call 07 284 9162. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 27th at 7:30, $5, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Columbia, Cuenca.

Cuenca Soul: cuencasoul@gmail.com

Nandala Cocina Vegetariana

Hi Dear Friends, we are glad to invite all of you to our vegan restaurant called, “Nandala” and to have a great experience.

Come this Friday and enjoy our delicious vegan Stroganoff! Served with:

– mashed potatoes
– house salad
– coconut soup with veggies
– Jamaica and pineapple juice
– chocolate pudding

We serve this menu from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
Our regular menu available from 11:30 AM to 8 PM

Visit Nandala at Florencia Astudillo 1-28 and Av. 12 de Abril
WhatsApp: 099 808 3903
Email: nandalacuenca@gmail.com
Instagram: nandalacuenca

26th November, Florencia Astudillo 1-28

Fabian Sarmiento

Jazz Jam, tomorrow, November 27

Calling all Jazz musicians, their friends and the many, many, many fans of jazz!

Don’t miss the International Humboldt Jazz Fest concert/jam session at 7:30 PM on Saturday, 27 November at the Azuay Community Theater Center for the Arts, next to Hotel Oro Verde, Av. Ordonez Lasso in Cuenca.

Seats are reservation only, just $5 each and limited to 70 attendees, so act quickly to reserve your space.

Hear Quito’s internationally known jazz musicians, Fidel Vargas (Drums), Giovanni Bermudez (Double Bass), Juanpa Naula (Guitar) and Cuenca’s own Su Terry (Saxophone) in a 45-minute concert, then join them in an extended jam session open to as many players as we can fit in. So, bring your instruments and your friends for an amazing time. And enthusiastic listeners are not only welcome, but essential.

To reserve, deposit or transfer funds for your seats to one of the accounts below and send a photo or screenshot, along with names and number of seats desired, to: ecuadorencuentrojazz@gmail.com or WhatsApp: 099 283 7254.

(If you cannot make a deposit or transfer, you can pay at the theater as long as you have made reservations through the contracts above).

Pichincha Bank Cooperativa JEP
Savings account Savings account
Number: 4151239400 Number: 406029353006
Name: Juan Pablo Naula Name: Juan Pablo Naula
ID: 0104532858 ID: 0104532858
Address: Quito Address: Quito

Beer, wine and water will be on sale to quench your thirst and raise your spirits.

7:30 PM November 27, 2021, Azuay Community Theater, 1st building west of Hotel Oro Verde, Av. Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca

Ray Lewis: ecuadorencuentrojazz@gmail.com

Black Friday at Tienda Nectar

Come on down and check out our Black Friday sale.

We are easy to find at Mariscal Sucre 1-127 y Manuel Vega, in the same block and same side of the street as Coral. Two doors in from Manuel Vega, between an agricultural machine shop and a cell phone store. Double white doors. Ring the bell for entry. We never close for lunch.

Mon thru Fri 10 AM to 5 PM, Sat 8 to 11 AM. We don’t close for lunch, Mariscal Sucre 1-127 y Manuel Vega

Ken: tiendanectar@mail.com

Free Language Exchange by YEES

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Selina’s terrace (Calle Larga 7-93) every Saturday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. This event is free; however, due to the pandemic, don’t forget to follow these directions:

– If the receptionist ask what you want, tell him/her that you’re a member of #YEES and there’s a language exchange at the terrace that you’re attending.
– Even though Selina’s terrace is an open space and they have all the biosecurity measures, the pandemic isn’t over yet so don’t forget to keep social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is switching languages every 30 minutes. You decide which language goes first.

November 27th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, Calle Larga 7-93, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena: jorge.isaac.pf@gmail.com