One-eyed sweet boy for adoption

This is Dusty, a possibly two-year-old, male, former street dog from Cuenca.

I found him several months ago when I arrived home early evening. He was curled up against our gate, covered in blood. I called our veterinarians and they took him immediately. He had puncture wounds, torn ear, ripped skin, and a badly damaged eye. I can’t believe he survived. Not only did he survive, he thrived.

A good friend adopted Dusty and he joined a pack of 6 dogs. After 6 weeks of obedience training and getting neutered, he played and got along with all but one dog in that pack, the older male. This month, Dusty was hurt badly by that male dog. He can’t stay with my friend anymore. Dusty needs a new home.


Handheld blender

I am looking to buy a handheld blender. Please let me know if you have one for sale.

Anya: 095 870 3654. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 1-2 BR apartment for rent

Looking for 1-2 BR, furnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $300- $400. I don’t have pets.

I am looking for a quiet apartment, without dogs or parking place next or around. My contract ends on 31 January and I need the apartment, penthouse or suite ‘til end of June, 2022. I live alone, don´t have kids nor pets and I only want to sleep well without noise from cars or people passing by laughing and shouting at 2 or 3 in the morning. I speak Spanish but please send me, first, photos from the apartment. I need fully furnished, and Internet, water, electricity included.

Thanks a lot,


Porto and Gaia – New Year’s Eve fiestas

We are getting ready for New Year’s Eve. Are you?

Let us help you create a gran fiesta with the great wines of Portugal and Spain. Our wide selection of French inspired cheeses, Texas Crack Salsa, Pepper Jelly and so much more.

Pre-order your cakes: Carrot, Red Velvet and Chocolate Nut.

Porto & Gaia, Unidad Nacional 3-86 y Calle Del Batan. 096 836 3588. For Spanish, call 098 484 2999.

Remember, you can also order at Same-day delivery in Cuenca if your order is received by 3 PM.

We ship throughout Ecuador

Hugh Prather: 096 826 3588.

City: Cuenca

Moving sale, everything must go

Moving sale, everything must go. Rustic knotty pine furniture, beds, dining room table, chairs. Large capacity Electrolux washer and dryer brought from the United States. Many household items.

Saraguro Ecuador, between Cuenca and Loja. Call or message me for a pin to my location.

Sale runs Thursday through Sunday. Also call or message me or email me for pictures.

Donna Phillps: 096 878 2272.

City: Loja

Rustic bed

Rustic bed made from knotty Pine mattress included. $290. This is part of a moving sale. I have several o6 Rustic Bed Frames and Chaide 1 1/2 plaza mattresses IN THEIR ORIGINAL PLASTIC COVERS. 
Part of a moving sale.  
Sale Tuesday -Friday. 
Small stove and Refrigerator. Mint condition. Oven unused. Other Rustic benches and chairs. 
Beautiful 8 person table and chairs set. 
Whatsapp: +1.727.481.4637 
No calls before 8:00 AM 
email or message me for pictures and directions.

Donna Phillips:

City: Loja

Vacuum and yoga mat for sale

U.S Dirt Devil Vacuum $33 
Blue YOGA Mat $15

Marian Rios: 095 898 4212.

City: Cuenca

Ergonomic desk chair, microwave and dog crate for sale

– Large-size Indurama microwave $75
– Ergonomic desk chair $65
– Medium-size dog crate $45

Please message me if you need some more information.

Shirley: 593 95 975 8751.

City: Cuenca

Marc’s Consignment

Hello Everyone, We hope you had amazing holidays with your special ones. Just passing by, letting you know that the amazing discounts remain until December 31st.

Come by the store and take home your favorite items at the best price possible!
Have a great day.

Marc: 096 849 6409.

City: Cuenca

Mujeres Con Exito, 2022 calendars

2022 Mujeres Con Exito calendars are on sale for $15 at the following locations:

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

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 AM to 3 PM, Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: Presidente Córdova 1-77 between Manuel Vega and Miguel Angel Estrella

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

Sunrise Cafe
Hours: Monday to Saturday 7:30 AM to 3 PM, Sunday 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Address: alle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo

Dianita Vazquez Bravo: .

City: Cuenca

Driver, tour guide and facilitator

Looking for an experienced and reliable English speaking driver?

With more than 20 years as a professional driver touring Ecuador and with 13 years of experience as a national tour guide knowing the beautiful places of Ecuador.

My name is Angel Panchez and I continue to offer my transportation services, tour guide and facilitator, trips to the airports of Quito, Guayaquil, to the entire Spondylus route.

-Baños de Ambato.
-Puerto López
Tours to Gualaceo, Chordeleg, Sigsig, San Bartolomé, Giron El Chorro the waterfall, Yunguilla Valley, Ingapirca, national park Cajas and much more.

I also help with shopping, medical appointments, appliances, furniture, and more.
You can contact me at my email, cell phone directly or my WhatsApp in the following information.

El Oro y Galapagos

Angel Panchez
098 589 9643

Wood melamine, restoration, upholstery

Hello, my name is Carolina Lucena. I am an interior designer. I can help you restore your furniture, upholster it, make the furniture you need according to your taste and needs. I have my workshop and showroom. We speak English. Cuenca.

Cuenca, Avenida Ordoñez Lasso.

Carolina Lucena
098 781 8622

Carpentry, Aleppo furniture and design

We make and design furniture to your taste and needs and we work with wood, melamine and its derivatives. We have 20 years of experience. We have a showroom and workshop. We have verifiable references with foreign clients. We speak English. @aleppo_fd

Cuenca, Avenida Ordoñez Lasso y Calle Las Totoras 13-13.

Fernando Mora
098 781 8622

Your new home is a cabin; enjoy Ecuador in the best log homes

We design and build exclusive cabin designs for your vacation or residential home. With more than 13 years’ of experience in The United States and Ecuador, we create your perfect home with natural and handmade materials from Ecuador. We also take care of the design, approvals, remodeling, furniture and more.


Santa Ana Clinic

Our laboratory is open 24 hours a day and offers home delivery M-F in the morning, we have promotion with antigens $10 and PCR RT $42.
And in the pharmacy, you will be given a discount of 5% on your prescription.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Manuel J. Calle y Paucarbamba. Cuenca

Carol Pedauga
099 806 3062

The secret to having Spanish conversations with ease and confidence

One of the most common struggles I hear from expats in Ecuador and Latin America that are trying to learn Spanish to better integrate into their new home, is that you have a bad memory and can’t seem to recall the words you know, when you need them…

So you find yourself having to learn them over and over again.



Luvimar’s working schedule for New Year’s Eve

Hello everybody, I hope you’re doing great. I will be working until Thursday, 30th, 5 PM, and I’ll be back on regular schedule, Monday, January 3rd, 2022.

You can stock up on imported and local cheese, export quality seafood, wines, crackers, chocolates and so much more for your new year’s festivities, until Thursday 5 PM.

– Friendly bilingual service (English and Spanish).
– Delivery available.
– I accept cash, credit cards, bank transfer and payments through the PayPhone App.

Have a great day.

Luis Moreno Mora #5-85, Between Nicanor Aguilar & Roberto Crespo Toral (2 houses from Cosecha Cafe y Vino. Yellow house with big yellow garage door and big blue sign)

Luis from Luvimar
096 895 7920
Website: / Facebook & Instagram:

Ayurvedic health coaching

If you’re looking for support on your holistic wellness journey and curious to learn more about Ayurveda then I invite you to schedule a free discovery call with me. This is a virtual program that is designed around your specific needs. One on one coaching is an opportunity for growth, expansion, and profound healing. Ayurveda is a mind-body-spirit ancestral medicine. I’d love to connect, chat, and tell you more.


Aubree Jeanne
099 255 6981

The doctor is in the house (MedCare)

Dr. Ory Torres Family Medicine and professor at the school of medicine University of Cuenca provides home visits and consultation.


Dr Torres
099 098 1669

Carolina Bookstore will be closed New Year’s day

The Carolina Bookstore will be closed New Year’s day. Enjoy the New Year and plan on visiting us in 2022.

4 – 46 Hermano Miguel just off Calle Larga

Martin P Doherty

Parking space for rent

Ed. Palermo, Ordonez Lasso across from Oro Verde, sub-2, $20/mo., with new remote drive-in gate control (refundable $40). English

Call Dr. Sylvia Zook 099 086 2839

Ed. Palermo, Ordonez Lasso

Dr. Sylvia Zook

099 086 2839

Thick, juicy t-bone steaks now available at Cuenca Shop/King Smokehouse

For all you beef lovers, we have now t-bone and beef now available at Cuenca Shop /King Smokehouse.

We also have ground turkey, ground lamb, ground beef.

Oh yeah, now the mouth is watering.

CuencaShop (King’sSmokehouse) 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian

Tyrone Grigor
098 402 6399

Cuenca Consignments is Open Tuesday and Thursday this week

We hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and wish you a Happy New Year
End of Year sale this week

Don’t expect any New Year’s resolutions from me. I intend to remain the same awkward, sarcastic, foul-mouthed delight you’ve all come to know and love.

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril

Suzanne Ward

099 546 8580

Recommendation for Delanclear Cañar Azuay, upholstery cleaning-sofas, rugs, mattresses

I recently hired Delanclear to clean my beige colored sofa and loveseat. We did not buy this furniture new, but actually bought it from some foreigners that had to move back to Germany, but had three big dogs. Needless to say, there were some spots left on the sofas from the dogs and of course, just general maintenance needed on our light colored sofas.

We had always looked to get them professionally cleaned but hadn’t because I couldn’t find a company that did a decent job at a decent price, and with COVID, I didn’t trust just anyone coming into my home. Well, I finally decided to bite the bullet and hire someone to do it. I am so glad I hired Delanclear! Not only were they extremely professional, punctual (right on time – 8 AM sharp) but they did an absolute perfect job on my sofas.

One thing I also really appreciated is that they are a husband and wife team so, as a younger woman, I felt very comfortable having them in my home. I also was very impressed with their professionalism, honesty with their prices (I’m a gringa so I sometimes get told other prices than locals) and they wore masks the whole time while in my home, without me having to tell them! (I know they should naturally, but I’ve had other companies show up without masks, where I’ve actually had to tell them to leave).
I just found out they not only clean furniture upholstery but also rugs and mattresses, so I will be having them clean all of my mattresses next. If you are looking to get a tough stain out of your couch, bought something second hand and want to ‘make it new’ again, or just want to keep up with maintenance (which is what I plan to do) I would highly recommend Delanclear!

Address: Cañar/Azuay Provinces

Contact information: 098 479 2795 or 098 775 6790

Recommended by Britt Stein: 098 463 5213

Recommendation for Francisco Astudillo Galarza, attorney

My husband and I would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts, our attorney, Francisco Astudillo Galarza.

First of all, he prepared our pre-construction agreement very quickly and professionally.
Before our return to the US, we issued a power of attorney to complete the closing process.
Mr. Francisco Galarza made the work environment so friendly and took his responsibility seriously and completed the work gracefully. There is no doubt that he will rise fast to the apex of his career, because he is a very intelligent, hard worker with ethics par excellence.

Definitely, we will be his clients in the future, because we are confident in his abilities to shoulder his responsibilities.

Address: Cuenca Chamber of Industries, # 502, Cuenca

Contact information: +593 98 436 5755

Recommended by Liuba Tverdina:

Pei’s pot stickers (home delivery from Tuesday to Sunday)

Hello friends in Cuenca. Happy new year! I am Pei. I still sell traditional Chinese food. Looking forward to hearing from you.

This is the menu:

12 pieces

pork • $5
chicken • $5
shrimp and pork • $7
vegetable • $5
Beef • $6

hand-made noodles


Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Market at Tienda Nectar on Wednesday

The Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Market will be at Tienda Nectar this week on Wednesday. We produce everything we sell on our sustainable permaculture farm in the Yunguilla Valley, about an hour southwest of Cuenca. Our wide variety of products, including fruits and vegetables, milk products, eggs, chicken, beef and pork, provide everything you need to give your family fresh, healthy, delicious meals.

All of our produce is harvested in the morning for purchase in the afternoon — only a few hours old. We’ll be bringing special produce varieties not available anywhere else, like our heirloom tomatoes, rainbow chard, multi-colored carrots, Italian zucchini, broccoli florets, striped and yellow beets, wax beans, English cucumbers, real spinach, special lettuces, big, healthy curly kale, blue and purple dinosaur kale, daikon radishes, leeks, onions, sweet peppers, bok choy and more.


I am planning an event for artist painters in the country

Category… Events

I am planning an event for artist painters in the country

I have access to a driver and a van that can take 7 people with their equipment. 
I have a portable outdoor easel from Juan Marcet. It takes a little time for the store to order one. 
They have two types. I will photograph the ones available.

This is in the future, and plan for the morning while it is more clear., $50, Lake Prado, Cuenca.

Suzanne Cerny:

Horseback riding, this Friday

Come join us for your next adventure…Horse Trekking Ecuador invites you to travel above and outside the city of Cuenca on horseback to some of most outstanding views of all the surrounding area. With only a 25 min ride from the city by transport, you will meet your mount. Our lovely facility has a lounge, petting zoo, walking trails, canoeing lake, and a lodge if one wants to stay overnight at $15 pp.

We offer many opportunities for walk, trot, and gallop so you can experience horse trekking through the valleys and mountains with the wind in your face and the feelings of abandonment.


Don Colon’s New Year’s Eve celebration

After almost 2 bad pandemic years, it is time to celebrate. That is why Don Colon is putting together a New Year’s celebration special. Starting with a hot French onion soup and followed by a delicious and juicy twin lobster dinner with salad. And, of course, some champagne to ring in 2022.

Luis will provide the entertainment.
Taxi will be available for a safe return home.

Friday December 31st., $25 pp, Sucre y Beningno Malo, Cuenca.

Don Colon: 099 827 0703

Ali Kitchen

Orders for next Wednesday, Dec. 29th
Pita bread 7 in a bag $2
Hummus 8 oz $4
Baba ghanouj 8 oz $4.25
Tahini 8 oz $4.50
Taboola 8 oz $3.
Falafel 8 $3 or falafel sandwich $2.50
Pick up at noon King Smoke House
Coronel Talbot 8/66 front of Parque San Sebastian

Dec. 29th noon, Coronel Talbot 8/66

Ali Alkhoja: 098 380 921

Dec 29th noon, Coronel Talbot 8/66

Correction … Joes’ Secret Garden New Year’s celebrations

New Year’s Eve dinner dance is Friday, Dec. 31st.
New Year’s delivery and pickup dinners on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022

Full menus, details, pricing and ordering at
Questions? Call us: Ken: 096 950 6605 or KP: 096 865 1628.

Happy Holidays.

Friday, Dec.31st. New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance; Saturday, Jan. 1st., Dinner to go; pickup or delivery, address at time of order

KP and Ken:

Cuenca Salmon – holiday schedule

Of course you know that we have Cuenca’s largest selection of seafood and sausages. But, did you know we also sell wine, honey, pickles, chutney, taco chips, salsa, lamb, pork chops, ginger beer and bread?

We are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 AM – 4 PM

This week’s specials are:

Center cut lean pork chops
280 gram aged NY cut steaks from Uruguay
Mango chutney
Italian Mama Mia hot sausages
Baby lamb rib chops

Our tienda is located at Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta.Can’t come to the tienda? Shop on our website: We deliver Monday – Saturday.

Tues 12/28, Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Tanta la Madre Masa

We want to send you a warm greeting from Tanta la Madre Masa, I hope you are well and safe. We are baking new products and always with security measures. It is important to remind you that our breads are sugar free, free of animal products, without chemical preservatives, lactose free and very low in gluten thanks to the fermentation process.

We still have everyone’s favorites:

• Classic sourdough (900 gr.) price: $4


Common Grounds weekly entertainment

Common Grounds offers a wide variety of entertainment and specials ranging from Live Bands on Weekends and much more.

Lets Go Trivia Tuesday. Dec, 28th from 6:30 to 8 PM.
Bilingual Gringo Bingo Wednesday Dec 29th 12:30 – 3:30 PM.
This Thursday, December 30th, 7:30 PM, Fun Karaoke night.
Friday, Dec, 31st New Year Eve Party at 7:30 PM. New Banana Rock Band is rocking the night! $5 cover.
Saturday, Jan,1st – No Band.
Sunday, Jan, 2nd NFL games all day.
Weekday Happy Hour: 3 to 7 PM.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see what’s happening every week at Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill, best sports bar in town.

December 28th, from noon to 9 PM, $$, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

No Gran Feria Sabatino’s in January

With all of the new regulations and precautions, we feel it’s best to skip Gran Feria Sabatino’s in January. We hope to be back with great vendors and their high-quality products on Saturday, February 5. Stay tuned for more information.

Keep taking good care of yourselves and each other.

Mauricio and Dawn

January 8 canceled; fingers crossed for February 5, Entrance is free, Roberto Aguilar y 3 de Noviembre (one block west of Plaza Otorongo), Cuenca.

Mauricio and Dawn: 096 802 2545

Last minute cancellation, this week at La Guarida

As of December 21st, the Ecuadorian government has mandated proof of vaccination nationwide for entering spaces such as restaurants, malls, concert venues, supermarkets, etc. We disagree with some aspects of this mandate; however, we are not above the law. Even though 100% of our team is vaccinated for this week’s musical event, ‘A Little Night Of Broadway With Cindy Benson,’ we are aware that some of the artists are not. We will not impose on the lives of others; however, we must comply with this strict mandate in order not to be censured and fined. We regret that this incredible musical event has to be canceled and we cannot thank enough Cindy Benson for her willingness and professionalism. We love Cindy as a friend, as an artist and as a wonderful neighbor and we hope to have her in the future.


First Spanish Session 2022 at Ana Luisa Spanish Classes

Join us for the first session of 2022.
January 10th – February 17th.
In-person Spanish Session

Best wishes for the Holidays, and for health and happiness throughout the coming year.

Join us for a six-week program based on the oral approach method of teaching. Helping people communicate and understand Ecuadorian culture is our commitment while teaching Spanish in Cuenca. I look forward to working with you in the coming year and vow to inspire you with the same passion, interest and commitment at our next Spanish Session.