Win a 5-day car rental

Hey Cuenca friends, how would you like a 5-day car rental to explore Ecuador?

The Cuenca English Lions Club is holding a raffle to raise funds to support their service activities. Winners of the raffle will win car rentals donated by Cuenca Car Share.

First prize is a car rental for 5 days with 1,000 km ($450 value). Second prize is a 3-day car rental with 500km ($260 value). Third prize is a trip to Guayaquil ($120 value) and fourth prize is a Four Village Guided Tour (Bartolome – guitar makers, Gualaceo – orchids and textile weavers, Chordeleg – jewelry, and SigSig – Panama hats and the last Canari chief) led by Emilio Morocho ($110).

The cost per raffle ticket is only $10 and a maximum of 500 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held on April 30, 2022. First and second prize are only available in May and September. The other prizes can be redeemed at any time subject to availability. Our appreciation to Cuenca Car Share for donating these prizes.

Tickets can be purchased from Lion Club President Gary Cross. Just call or WhatsApp at 099 978 1003

100% of the money raised will be used to fund Cuenca English Lions Club service projects. None of the funds raised are used for the administrative costs of CELC. Currently we are supporting projects with the Cuenca Soup Kitchen, Casa de la Diabetes, Childhood Cancer, Give Refugees a ChancE, and Keep Cuenca Beautiful. In addition, we offer vision screenings and free eyeglasses to children who cannot afford them. Our motto is we serve and as such our members are involved in various other volunteer projects in Cuenca.

The Cuenca English Lions Club meets the third Monday of the month at Kolo Restaurant and Bakery, Luis Cordero 5-56 (Hotel Vieja Mansion), at 9 AM for breakfast and meeting to follow at 10 AM. If you are looking for a way to serve the Cuenca community, we would like to meet you. Our next meeting is April 18th. We hope to see you there.

Gary J Cross: 099 978 1003. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

You are invited to our Open House – Fundacion Nur

We invite you to meet us, learn about our work, and get to see the activities of a typical Saturday morning at Fundación NÚR.

When: Saturday, April 23rd, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: General Antonio Farfán 2-17, Cuenca

Virtual visit in English:
Saturday, April 23rd, 9:30 AM – 10 AM
Meeting Id: 831 9662 5019
Password: nur

Our Vision:
Contribute to the improvement of our society by helping and accompanying people in situations of vulnerability and exclusion to improve their lives, their environment and their community.
Learn more about us at:

Nela Navarrine: +593 99 695 5701. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Clean water projects

Hola Gringos, I am working with a group, in Tennessee, that is willing to ship down saw your hand filters. One filter can bring clean water to a few families for a few years. When water is a tremendous issue, along with malnutrition, and Ecuador. I am working on both.

We are hoping to reduce our importation costs by using gringos going back-and-forth and putting a dozen filters in your suitcase.

We can have the filters shipped anywhere in the United States. We can also provide a letter from the Red Cross in case there’s any questions in customs. Please share this with your friends.

Please contact,

Ned: .

City: Cuenca


Can I change my permanent residence visa to an investment visa? I read with an investment there is no restriction on the length of time you can spend out of Ecuador


Looking for a house-sitter/assistant?

Hello! I’m Andy! I’m currently 20, and I live in the beautiful city of Cuenca, Ecuador! I recently graduated and received my degree in Marketing. At the moment, I’m completely free, so a full-time job would be greatly appreciated. I would love to help you with all your daily needs. I can definitely: 

– Clean your home 
– Take care of children/elderly (I’ve volunteered at Hogar Cristo Rey (nursing home for the elderly) for about a year) 
– Go grocery shopping for you 
– Caring for your pets! (I have a dog and 2 cats, I’m very familiar with pet care) 
– Translate for you (English/Spanish) 
– Help out with anything you need. 

Some traits friends and family would use to describe me are: Respectful, Honest, Reliable, Animal Lover, Trustworthy, and Responsible. I’m also a quick learner. I am natively fluent in English and Spanish. (I was born in the US, and moved to Ecuador at the age of 13) Did I mention that I love animals? (Especially dogs!) 

If you require any of services mentioned above, you can either contact me by calling, e-mail, or WhatsApp! I’d be happy to help. 098 – 302 -5153 (the number below is incorrect)

Andy Maruri: 099 302 5153. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Legal services

Looking for highly experience medical malpractice lawyer who grows fangs.

Wendy Allen: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for mule

I’m sending a gift to a relative from Cuenca to US. If anyone has room for a package, please contact me re details. Thanks in advance.

Lynn J: .

City: Cuenca


We are looking for a wheelchair
An elderly lady from Dos Mangas needs it urgently.

If you have one to donate please let me know.

Thank you,

Soledad Riquetti Carrasco: 098 945 6551. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Household items for sale

Vitamix creation GC blender $250
Cuisinart yogurt – ice cream maker $60
Kitchenaid 13 cups food processor , it comes with the basic attachment $90
Farberware 3-crock round slow cooker 1.5 quarts stainless steel $45
Krups waffle maker $45
Brand new 12 cups coffee maker $30
Mr coffee- coffee grinder $30

Sarah: .

City: Cuenca

Beautiful aromatherapy humidifier

Diffuser humidifier that can help you relax in your house. it has 7 colors led, capacity 100 ml you can add essential oil.

Lisseth Alvarrasin: 097 927 5348.

City: Cuenca

15” Schacht Cricket rigid heddle loom for sale

The Cricket Loom is compact, capable, and cute. This is an ideal choice for the beginning weaver, or for someone looking for a great take along rigid heddle loom.

The Cricket Loom is made of high-quality maple and apple plywood and comes unfinished.

Priced at $400 for all these (as a set – not selling anything separately) This price includes all the heddle sizes, extra shuttles, bag, and accessories.

Included Accessories
• 5-dent rigid heddle
• 8-dent rigid heddle
• 10-dent rigid heddle
• 12-dent rigid heddle
• Cricket Heddle Hook
• Threading Hook
• Warping Peg & Clamp
• 2 – Table Clamps
• 2 – Stick Shuttles
• Cricket Carry Bag
• 15” Slim Stick Shuttle
• 15” Cricket Pick up Stick

Excellent Condition. Please contact me today.

Elizabeth Beale: 098 591 6979.

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments store is open today

Everything on sale this week. From 10% to 50% on select items. Come and see our vast display of item for your family and home, New items arrive daily, Dining sets, couches, beds, linens, clothing, shoes appliances, and items too numerous to list them all. Serving Cuenca for 7 years and voted best Consignment Store each year.

If you are new to Cuenca, we may have some of the items you need or want, to start your new life here.

We are located at Isabel 4-75 y 12 de Abril. Between the Coliseum and Las Americas. On Isabel right next to the tall 5 story white building.

Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11 to 5 PM
For more info contact: Brenda at 098 459 3005, or message us on Facebook

Bard Webb: 098 459 3005.

City: Cuenca

Marc’s Consignment

Hi everyone,

Marcs Consignment wants to let you know that our store can help you to sell those things you no longer need or use! Contact us and let’s set together a convenience price for both.

On the other hand, if you need some items for your house like furniture, household, appliances, jewelry, tools, electronics, miscellaneous or more, come and visit us, we have amazing and useful items in the store every day.

We are located at the corner of Simón Bolivar and Miguel Heredia. Call us, visit us or send us a message if you need more information. Work schedule: 9 AM to 6 PM (Monday-Friday) – Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM

“Do what you love, love what you do.”

Marc: 096 849 6409.

City: Cuenca

JimTai 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 leading his patients to emotional, physical, energetic, and spiritual stability. He can work deeply or gently to relieve stress or to target specific issues with excellent results. Jimmy also offers holistic diagnoses and naturopathic wellness plans through the practice of reflexology, pulseology, iridology, and nutritional orientation.

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/wellness 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.

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

Jimmy Quintero
098 430 1326

French classes online

Hi, I am French teacher with 10 years of experience with different types of public – kids, adolescents, adults in different structures – language centers, Alliance Française, binational schools and online schools. Examinator DELF-DALF, graduated from Sorbonne.

Absolutely in love with learning languages, I am plurilingual and I want you to become it too.

If you need more information about me, my methods or my references, you can go to


Iryna G
098 325 0828

Dimplos cleaning services

Whether you need window and carpet cleaning or regular housekeeping services with our proprietary 22-step cleaning process, we’ve got you covered. Dimplo´s 22-step cleaning process was created to ensure a healthy house cleaning process and provide you and your family with the cleanest home possible. Wanna know more, contact us. We’re here to help.

Simon Bolivar 17-25 y Miguel Heredia

Juan Pedro Malo

099 413 6993

USA valet for the things you want from the USA

We bring you the things you want to buy from the United States and other countries. We ship legally and shipments are on average once a week. We deliver to your home anywhere throughout Ecuador.

You can use our service regularly for anything you want to get. There are no deadlines so order as much as you want anytime you want to. Our service is not just for items ordered online but you can order from any brick-and-mortar store throughout the world. You can order from Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and virtually any store around the globe.


Brand development, design and strategic advice

Hi, my name is Michelle. I´m 25-years old and I am a public relations specialist. I can help you with brand development, design, marketing, strategies, social media and photography and filmmaking.

Meetings are held to get to know the client, analyze the company and adapt to the brand’s needs. Every brand is different and the strategies are unique.

If you need brand management consulting, brand development and design, contact me. I will be happy to help you.

Sector Empresa Eléctrica

Michelle Abad

+593 96 766 1040

Physiogym Pilates classes

From the comfort of your home, you can activate your body with our sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 AM. Join our group now and you will have a first session for free. Also, you can come to our center and receive personalized private or group session for Redcore / Pilates reformer or Pilates mat.

Online classes have a cost of $60 per month. you can also take advantage of the 3-month promotion for $150 write or visit us to know more about our class schedules and facilities.

Isabel la Catolica 2-86

Nicolas Lukin and Eleonora Faria
098 404 5949

Concierge of Cuenca

All services in one place. Over 11 years of experience in Cuenca.
Dear Expat Community, My name is Carlos Quiroga. I lived in Canada for more than 17 years and I am offering:

Fiber optic internet
Apartment or house finder
IESS health insurance
Service assistance with car registration buys and sell
Purchase and sale of house or apartments
Shopping for furniture, home appliances
Going to hospital Sim card for your phone
Making phone calls
Immigration office
Pick up from the airport
I can be your personal assistant Have excellent references.


Carlos Quiroga
098 963 9889

Carpentry and wood work

I can make furniture of different models and styles: Beds, bathroom shelves, tables, TV tables, work with wood and melamine. a pleasure to carry out the project that you like. honest and punctual.

– furniture and sofa upholstery
– recovery and restoration of old forgotten and deteriorated furniture

Centro Cuenca


Stainless steel works

It’s a pleasure to help you in all your stainless steel work, I make kitchens, tables, work tables, shelves, different pieces of furniture. You can write to me by email and I’ll send you photos and a quote.

The main advantages of Stainless Steel are:

High resistance to the corrosion.
High mechanical resistance.
Appearance and hygienic properties.
Resistance to high and low temperatures.
Good weldability, machining, cutting, bending and creasing properties

Cuenca Américas


Taxi driver

Hi, my name is Edwin

I’m from Cuenca, I speak fluent English. I’m available as a driver for anyone who needs to go shopping, medical appointments, movings, trips, garden maintenance, and more.

Please be aware, use facial mask.


096 335 4020

Easter week sale at CosasPrep

Up to 70% off. In-store only. Expires Saturday.
See flier below.

Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral

Kent Mills

Spanish survival lessons

I’m trying to form a group for a class concentrating on “Spanish survival”.
This will be a short course consisting of lessons twice weekly for a total of 2 weeks.
Groups will have a maximum of 3 people for optimal learning.

Please message me for information on my classes and a placement test if it is necessary.

Cuenca Centro

Maria Gracia
099 447 1149

Matthew’s Bagels

We inform all our clients that on Friday, April 15, 2022, we will be open from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, we will be closed for the Passover celebration. We will be attending normally on Monday, April 18th, at normal hours. Happy Passover.

Los Alamos 343 y Arrayan

Jeniffer Rodriguez
096 342 0129

Prepaid cremation services

Looking for prepaid cremation services.

Cuenca. 24 de Mayo y las Garza

Jerry Straka

Trusted moving and packing services – short and long distance

Whether you’re moving to or from a high-rise apartment, condominium, gated community, or outside the city. We recognize what it takes to make these relocations successful.

We have more than 7-years’ experience moving household items. We know how hard it is; but we´ll make it easy for you.

Need someone to help you pack professionally? We handle things very carefully.

Write us for free estimate.

Visit our website:

Avenida Don Bosco s/n entre Pedro Bravo y El Salado

098 400 1020

Dimplos cleaning services

Special offer, just for this month we have a 10% discount on rugs cleaning and also car interiors, don’t miss out. Call us for more info.

Simon Bolivar 17-25 y Miguel Heredia

Juan Pedro Malo

099 413 6993

Recommendation for Lucas Plomero, calefon

After 4 months and 4 different plumbers, Lucas is the one who finally repaired my hot water problem. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He does not speak English but his assistant brings a translator app with him so we did well together communicating. He’s also super nice.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 099 988 8878

Recommended by Mary M:

Recommendation for Dr. Andres Pacheco, general dentistry

We first went to Dr. Pacheco on personal recommendation to establish care and cleanings, when we first moved to Cuenca. He and his staff are very communicative, thorough, and attentive to detail. Recently and right after a cleaning, the back of a front tooth cosmetic crown fractured and fell out in my mouth. I emailed the office for an emergency appointment and received a reply with available times in the next few days, and I was able to see him the following afternoon. He looked at the tooth and made the recommendation of filling in the defect, with potential replacement of the crown in the future. He used a model to explain the defect and the repair. The work took 30 minutes and cost $30. I will certainly seek his future advice for any dental issues that arise, and feel comfortable with his care of my teeth.

Address:, Medimagen building, Paseo de los Cañaris y Avenida Pumapungo, Cuenca

Contact information:

Recommended by Marshall Devall:

Juicy pan-seared pork tenderloin medallions with mushroom gravy

Celebrate Easter Sunday at the Jazz Society Cafe!

Enjoy our pork tenderloin special served with mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and honey glazed carrots.

We have our filet mignon, salmon, langostino along with our Japanese lunch.

Reserve your table via WhatsApp 096 322 3377

Desserts, 3×2 cocktails and unlimited mimosas.
Sunday noon to 3 PM April 17th, Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby Degamo: 096 322 3377

Between fire and wood sourdough pizzeria

We give you a warm welcome.

We invite you to discover our pizzas made with sourdough.
Pizza in a wood-fired oven without yeast without chemicals with organic products.

Also enjoy our delicious breakfast your traditional coffee and natural juices.

Address Juan Jaramillo 5-10 Mariano Cueva next to the international bakery

Office hours Monday to Saturday 8 AM to 10 PM
Sunday 8 AM to 5 PM

Orders call: 099 222 5344

We happily deliver your favorite pizza to your home

Work together with international bakery that is dedicated to making wonderful sourdough breads without yeast a ferment made up of wheat flour or other cereals and water
Wood oven

We look forward to serving you

City, Cuenca

Every day, Juan Jaramillo 5-10 Mariano Cueva and Gran Colombia Manzaneros

Andrea: 099 222 5344

Every day special

Don Colon – the best fanesca in Cuenca only $5. Here or to go and fresh seafood. Call.

We have lobster, steaks, pastas, chicken, vegetarian salads.

Every day, Sucre y B Malo

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703 or 07 282 9397

Hearts of Gold garage sale

The Hearts of Gold Charity Garage Sale is back. Come to our offices at Chimborazo L-3 and Esmeraldas to drop off your items that you want to participate in the garage sale.

Remember that the garage sale will be held on May 24th and 25th. We are waiting for you.

If you need us to pick up your donation, please contact us at

May 24th and 25th, Chimborazo L-13 and Esmeraldas, Cuenca.

Camila Moscoso:

Centuries old marbling technique

This is the first workshop in a series of workshops where you will learn how to make paper using natural fibers as well as different techniques to decorate the pages and styles of book binding.

In this workshop you will learn how to decorate various kinds of paper with a centuries old practice called marbling. With the marbled paper, you can choose between making a soft-bound book using the Japanese stab-binding technique or showcase your marbled creations in an accordion book.

The class is taught by Kimberley Wood of Papel A Mano and Tom (Mr. Paper) will begin the process of making the pulp for the paper 3 days prior to each workshop!

There is room for only 6 people, so sign up soon.

If you sign up for all 3 workshops, you will receive a 10% discount, however, you can sign up for each one individually.

Email us for more information.

April 19, Tuesday, from 10 AM – 3 PM, $60, Presidente Cordova 1-77 y Miguel Estrella; el Centro, Cuenca.

Sarah HB:

Wes the Mentalist…Tour 2022…out of sight, not out of mind

Dinner is free for Wes the Mentalist Show at Kolo on May 18.

Frank and Wes the Mentalist want to treat you to dinner. The drinks are on you. The envelopes for contributions to the Cuenca Soup Kitchen will be on your table for your generous donations.

Sleight of Mind, not Sleight of Hand. Skeptics Welcome. Enjoy an hour or so of mystery and fun.

May 18…Reserve seating at 5 PM. Pre-show 5:15 to 5:45 PM. Show starts at 6 PM.

Reservations:…099 297 5788

May 18….Seating and preshow 5-6 PM…Performance 6-7:30 PM, Kolo Restaurant on Luis Cordero near Calle Larga, Cuenca.

Wes Elliott:

Raku Pottery in Olon Beach Town, everyone is welcome

This is a Raku Pottery workshop that is for people in the beach town of Olon or close towns, also from people from Cuenca or close cities that might want to have a vacation in a very beautiful beach town of Olon, while having a nice time with a warm climate and sunny days. Ideal for being away while Cuenca is rainy and cold. We can recommend every type of budget accommodations and transportation, contact us for more information.


Holy week at Trinity Vineyard Church ~ you are invited

You are invited to join us this this Friday for Good Friday at 5:30 PM and this Sunday as we celebrate Easter Sunday at 10 AM. We have room for you and your family.

We are a diverse church with people from many different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. We come together to explore the true meaning of God’s word and how to apply it to our lives; build strong relationships; serve each other and serve our community. We desire to be a true expression of the love of Jesus.

At Trinity Cuenca, God is building a family-friendly church that consists of people of all ages, countries, cultures, and backgrounds. A place where the people of Cuenca can find God, love, unity, hope and grace.

Come worship with us. All are welcome. Come check us out and see what we are all about.

We are located on Ordonez Lasso in the River Side building (same building as Bank Pichincha next door to Home Vega) We are on the first floor (no stairs!) with ample parking and bus stops close by.

April 15th at 5:30 PM and April 17th at 10 AM, free, Ordonez Lasso in the River Side Building next door to Home Vega, Cuenca.

Weldon Edwards:

Home made pies from Carlos at Vivaldi

I’ve got a selection of delicious homemade pies for you this week.
So yummy and completely satisfying.
Strawberry Pie 9” – $12
Chicken & Mushroom Pie 9” – $20
Home made Apple Pie 9” – $12

Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3, depending on your location

Available 7 days a week, Across Cuenca

Carlos Paez: 096 254 6303

Delicious fanesca Ecuadorian Easter soup

Hey, We are here again with the fanesca. For the 3rd year: D

My friend, Dunia, has been making this traditional soup for 30 years. It really is the most delicious I have eaten anywhere in Ecuador. She is an excellent cook.

She makes it with eight different kinds of beans, sardines instead of bacalao fish, potatoes, two varieties of pumpkin, plantains and hard-boiled eggs.

24 ounce container costs $5.50, which includes delivery.
Order extra, they freeze well.

To order, call her daughter, Katherine (owner of Telicioso Tea Room) at 098 315 2726. She speaks excellent English and can answer any questions you may have.

*** Please order in advance so we can have everything ready for you.

It will be available on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th.

Avaliable for pick up at Télicioso:

Bolivar 14-61 Y Coronel Talbot (San Sebastian)
Rafael Torres Beltran 3-103 y Victor León (ECU911)

Saturday 16th, Cuenca

Carol Moyle: 098 315 2726

Kolo specials for this week

Everyone is loving this week’s specials.

Eggs Muffins, with fresh spinach, bacon, cheese, served with your choice of potato or fruit and sour dough toast, coffee, tea or juice for $6.

Lemon Chicken, served in a light tasty sauce , gratin potatoes and steam veggies, iced tea, lemonade or juice $7.

Hope to see you soon. Lucky us if that happens.

April 14th from 8 AM to 3 PM, Luis Cordero #5-65 between Honorato Vazquez y Juan Jaramillo

Frank Gonzalez: 099 297 5788