Much love and gratitude to you all: Cherie Rose passed away

Cherie Rose just fought the battle of her life in trench warfare, immersed in her campaign against severe osteoporosis.

She had a wonderful life here in Cuenca! Over time, she grew to love and respect Ecuadorian people, as they represented “tranquilo,” a concept, idea that Cherie cherished. She had become enamored of her dear Cuencana friend, assistant, Susana who taught her many cultural tricks of the trade here. In addition, Cherie appreciated the multiple opportunities she had to mingle with so many adventurous expats, which consistently stimulated her own highly free-swinging spirit.


Husky was found

Hello, On April 15, 2022 I found a male husky near the Supermaxi El Vergel located at Alfonso Cordero. He has on a military style dog collar with no tags. He’s missing his bottom front tooth.

I’m here in Cuenca until May 11th and I need assistance in either relocating the animal with his family, or, of a facility that can foster him.

Please contact me at +593 98 676 6646

My name is Elijah.
Thank you.

Elijah Gonzalez: 098 676 6646. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Bread flour?

Can you get it and, if so, where?



City: Cuenca

Best way to get to Olon from Cuenca?

I want to spend a week on the beach in 0lon early May. What suggestions as to transportation excluding buses does anyone have? I thought I’d take a van to Guayaquil than taxi to Olon. Thank you for any help.

Tim McCulloch

City: Cuenca

Blood PCR test?

Is there a clinic that does blood or saliva PCR tests for flight approval results?

Lulie: .

City: Cuenca

Kathleen Lonsdale’s Is Peace Possible?

Looking for a copy of the book, now out of print, Is Peace Possible: by Kathleen Lonsdale.

Ron: 098 732 3044. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

CBD medical pain relief products

Pain relief ointment for neck and back pain | CBDmedic for targeted, temporary back and neck minor pain relief. This product will help soothe minor upper and lower back discomfort, including general muscle soreness from strains. Use on neck, back, or shoulders.

Pain relief massage therapy oil with CBD | CBDmedic temporarily soothes sore muscles with menthol and camphor active ingredients in our penetrating massage oil. Blended with aromatic ingredients derived from nature like essential oils, our massage therapy pain relief oil is designed to help temporarily relieve minor aches and pains.

Charlotte’s Web CBD gummies are formulated with our full-spectrum hemp extract and contain 10 mg of CBD and 3 mg of melatonin in every serving to help you float off to dreamland. These gummies will help you maintain: Regular sleep cycles and keep a better and more sound sleep.

Veronica Ordonez Pesantez: 099 978 4402.

City: Cuenca

Video cards for sale

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 – high end Nvidia computer video card
benchmark – 1,253; 240 cores

This is a high-end video card necessary for the use of
• Gaming
• Video editing/production: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Power Director, DaVinci Resolve, Pinnacle


Pressure fryer, best offer

Chicken pot pressure fryer for sale (best offer)

Aluminum. Not self-contained requires a heat source like a stove.

Payment accepted: Cash or Paypal

Wendell Thoene: 099 232 0178.

City: Cuenca

Best offer on 20 potted plants, plastic outdoor furniture

Best offer on potted plants, plastic patio furniture, eight chairs, two umbrellas, artificial grass outdoor mats.

Payment accepted: Cash or Paypal

Wendell Thoene: 099 232 0178.

City: Cuenca

The Hop Factory: Best place for craft beer and coffee in Cuenca

Come to The Hop Factory this Thursday and Friday from 3 to 8 PM, for some great craft beer. We do home deliveries on Thursday from 8 AM to noon.

We are on east side of Cuenca, Calle del Himno y Bandera Nacional. We have darts available to play, as well as outdoor seating.

Our available beers are: Bourbon Barrel (11.5%) $4, IPA (6%) $3, Stout (6%) $3, Pale Ale (5.5%) $3. We make a truly “old school” beer that is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

Low cal/low carb beers: $3.
Our Rowdy Rabbit is an all-natural Light Blonde Ale that only has 84 calories and 5.8 carbohydrates but still has 4% abv. This slightly hazy beer is light in color/calories/carbohydrates but still has a Citrusy Tart flavor (15 IBU’s) that is created with not only our hops/grains but stands out because of our use of coriander.

Our Light Jamaica, lemon and Light Maracuya (Passionfruit) beers are even easier on your waistline. 72 calories, 4.9 carbohydrates, 3.5% abv. and they both go down like juice. These shandy-like beers ended up very popular with our taste testers (The Hop Family (c;).

We are also the only place you can get Black Honey and Café Dona Julita brand coffees. Black Honey is our coffee liqueur made in Vilcabamba. Makes a great White Russian (16% abv $15/750ml bottle).

New coffee prices The coffee we have available in both beans and ground. “Premium” is a medium-dark roast $4. 50/400g,
“Gourmet” is a medium/Columbian roast $5.50/400g and our “Honey” is a medium dark roast originally created just for our coffee liqueur $6.50/400G. Honey: we will need a week advance for the order so we can special order what you need.

Please have all orders in by Wednesday to ensure on-time delivery. $18 minimum for free delivery under $18 we add $2.

Luis: 098 721 4499.

City: Cuenca

Home fridge, side by side, 534 LT

spill proof shelf
glass shelves
Digital display and electronic temperature control
Multiple airflow
Double door with child safety lock

Net Capacity 534LT
110v power
humidity control
Stainless steel finish and aluminum handle
Super freeze and cool function
High temperature alarm
Interior LED light
Shelf for two bottles

JD’s Muebles
21-111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional
Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

JD’s Muebles, furnishing store & home appliances

We invite you to visit our store. We are confident you will find the furniture, appliances, mattresses and all that you need to make your house a home. Whether you are looking for furniture for your bedroom, dining room, or living room, we know we have something to fit your style and budget.

JD’s Muebles offers customers home delivery and assembly, as well as the sale of extended warranties for product and price matchings.

We’re always ready to answer your questions and help you get the products you need. visit our store to meet our friendly team and see what a difference buying local with an experienced staff can make!

We know we have something to fit your style and budget.

JD’s Muebles
21 111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional

Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm

Klever: 098 705 9136.

City: Cuenca

Single, double, triple recliners

At JD’s Muebles, your comfort is our priority. We believe that everyone should have the freedom to be able to relax in complete comfort independently in their home. It’s why we proudly supply only the highest quality rise and recline chairs

Here at JD’s Muebles, our recliner chairs are highly customizable; allowing you to choose size, chair fabrics, chair motors, and your choice of accessories. This means that your chair can be made in a way that suits both your comfort and budget.

“We take great pride in what we do and we are extremely proud of our ‘Excellent’ quality and comfort.”

JD’s Muebles
21-111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional

Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: 09 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Café Del Río

Do you want to have a good weekend? Café Del Río invites you, away from the noise and pollution, with a good atmosphere, two minutes from Cuenca tennis and golf club through the Yanuncay tourist biocorridor, you can enjoy a delicious coffee, hot chocolate with humitas, tamales, meat empanadas and cheese, desserts such as carrot cake, fig cake, cheese cake or a coffee with bread and cream, a blackberry shake, strawberry shake, juices, beers.

Contact us by phone or directly to WhatsApp for deliveries or reservations, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and google maps as Café Del Río. Note: we provide transportation service.

Two minutes from Cuenca tennis club up to biocorredor Yanuncay. On the right hand you will see the big sign.

Angel Panchez
593 98 589 9643

Upholstery needs cleaning

Looking for someone to properly clean my upholstered furniture.

Retamas Altas Totarachocha

Bob Doyle

Electrical services Cuenca and surveillance cameras

We can handle any electrical problem you have in your home. Not only do we show up on time and get right to work, but we get to work with safety always.
We provide high quality electrical work.


Electrical Repairs
Bulbs installation
Circuit Breakers
Smoke detectors
All kinds of installations
Tv, internet wifi antennas installation
Media installations and repairs
Electrical Panels
Electrical inspections
Electrical switches and outlets
Indoor lighting installation
Outdoor lighting installation
Smart home technology
Home automation
Surveillance Cameras installation
Digital locks installation



Restoration of furniture, carpentry, 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. Cuenca.

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

Fernando Mora
098 781 8622

Looking for new furniture? Furnishing your new apartment?

Check this out:

Haqque Muebles is specialized in home furniture design. We have our models that you can pick from, in which you can choose color and texture for: tapestry and wood. Also you can tell us the exact measurements that would fit the best with your space.

If you have your own idea in mind of a piece of furniture that you would like to make, we can also create it for you.

For more information, please contact us, or come and visit us.

Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM

Gran Colombia 22-239 Edif. River Palace local 1, across from La Taberna

Haqque Muebles
098 375 3107

Gran Colombia Edif. River Palace 22293

Haqque Furniture Store

“Furniture must have personality as well as be beautiful”
– Rose Tarlow

Gran Colombia Edif. River Palace 22293


We offer high quality products, made from cannabis for many uses and pathologies.
Oils, creams, vapes, edibles and flowers and resin.

Contact us, we speak English!

Online Store


099 990 0338

Essential oil doTerra, notification: Prices going up – May 1, 2022

Yes doTerra has informed us the cost of doTerra Oils is going up on May 1st.

To help your budget we are selling both doTerra and Young Living oils at a super Special:

April 18th-30th 4:30 PM.

Deal 1: 10% off essential oils
Deal 2: Buy 2 and the 3rd is 50% off (equal or lesser value)
Deal 3: Buy 4 and get 5th free (equal or lesser value)

We are essential for your oil needs.

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

098 402 6399

Driver transportation facilitator and tour guide

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, the entire Spondylus route, tours to Gualaceo, Chordeleg, Sigsig, San Bartolomé, Giron el Chorro, Valle de Yunguilla, Ingapirca and more beautiful places.

-Baños de Agua Santa
-Puerto Lopez

I also help with shopping, Supermaxi, appliances, furniture, medical appointments, opening bank accounts, electrical installations, carpentry and more.

You can contact me at my email, cell phone directly or my WhatsApp in the following information.

El Río y Galápagos

Angel Panchez
593 98 589 9643

Professional carpet cleaning and handyman

Professional carpet cleaning and upholstery steam cleaning. 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

What do organic produce, calm and gyro sauce have in common?

You may find them all for sale at Nectar!

Our weekly Tuesday fresh, organic, washed and bagged ready to eat exotic salad baby leaves, three types of lettuce, spinach, arugula, kale and basil, cilantro, scallions, parsley, and cherry grape tomatoes are on display until supplies last. In addition zucchini and radish are available this week.

Nectar’s undoubtedly CALMing fizzy magnesium powder is making its debut.
Feeling overwhelmed, panicky? This awesome powder combo will work hard to regulate your physical and emotional tensions. This is “the original chill pill”, or “nature’s Valium,” as some like to call it.

Liven up your meal with Tzatziki (Gyro white sauce). Rich, creamy and full of fresh herbs, it’s delicious on pita, grilled veggies, sandwiches, and more! Authentically made by one of the two Greeks living in Cuenca.

Mariscal Sucre 1-127

Tania Lucia

Piano lessons

Teacher with over 20 years of musical and performing experience.
Extensive background in teaching children and adults
Beginners, intermediate or advanced
Musical theory – Sight reading
Classical, blues, pop, rock
Learn “fun and easy shortcuts” for adults
Lessons in my home or yours or online / My home is close to Ordonez Lasso and Los Cedros.
References available
Contact for more information or to schedule a free assessment.

I also offer voice lessons and piano tuning as well as audio mixing for recordings or live music events.

Ordonez Lasso and Los Cedros

William Maher
098 416 5398 (WhatsApp)

Older adult care

Hi dears, My name is Patricia, and I want to offer my senior care services. I have 2 years of experience. Among my services includes: daily bath, help to dress, sanitary hygiene, give medication and treatments according to medical indication, blood pressure taking, preparation of special food, help consume your food, morning walks and accompaniment to medical appointments. Price per day: $50

Professional profile:
Patricia Ledezma
Venezuelan, professional with registration in SENESCYT, trilingual (Spanish: native / English: basic / Portuguese: intermediate).

Cuenca. Centro de Cuenca.

Patricia Ledezma
096 350 9889

Cooking and art classes: drawing, music, etc.

Hello, my name is Michelle. I’m 25-years old and I offer art classes like drawing and painting, singing, theater, photography, filmography in your language. I offer cooking. Learn desserts, traditional food, among others.
Come with your friends and get a discount.

Sector Empresa Eléctrica

Michelle Abad

+593 96 766 1040

Practice your Spanish and learn through art clubs, cooking, etc.

Hello, my name is Michelle. I’m 25-years old and I offer Spanish classes with access to clubs for you to practice and have fun with your friends.

You will have access to clubs of photography, filmography, music, cooking, drawing, cinema, theater, and Christian clubs to share the bible. This way you become familiar with the language and improve your learning. It is more practical, fun and effective.
If you need more information about the activities, schedules or have other questions, please write me. I will be happy to help you.

Come with your friends and get a discount.

Sector Empresa Eléctrica

Michelle Abad

+593 96 766 1040

Reupholstery services and furniture repairs

If you need to get upholstery repair service our experts can take care of all your needs.
We can answer all your questions and help you plan your project, and provide expert advice to help you achieve the look you want.

Professional Service.

Add more comfort to your sofa
Upholstery Repair
Reupholstery Service
Upholstery Replacement
For Most Material Types
Church Pews
Leather furniture Restoration
Custom built New furniture
Custom made Recliners
Custom made outdoor furniture
Custom made sofas
Replacing foam and filling
Add more comfort to your furniture
Restaurant Booths
Office Chairs
Antique Furniture Restoration
Custom Built Furniture
Beautiful outdoor Fabrics available
Pick up and Delivery
Free estimates for Cuenca city
We speak English
We take your old furniture for first down payment and we build a new custom furniture for you



Creación Muebles

“Creación Muebles y Complementos” is pleased to invite its customers to visit. Come and see our fantastic models or have us make the wood furniture of your dreams. Give elegance and distinction to your home. Get the best furniture made by Cuencano craftsmen.

Please call us first to get an appointment.
Facebook creacion muebles y complementos

Celina Acha de Vega

098 449 7168 / 099 682 3249

Recommendation for Reparadora Sarmiento

Repair, fabrication of leather articles/clothing

I’ve used Reparadora Sarmiento 3 times recently–1st they reproduced a leather wallet (better than the original); 2nd, they re-lined a portion of my purse with heavier lining and enlarged the zippered pocket; 3rd, they repaired the zipper on my favorite shopping bag (this took 5 minutes!). In each case I’ve been delighted with the results, the time it took, and the cost.

Segundo Sarmiento and Miriam Serrano definitely are masters of their trade(s). Their business card says: repair and fabrication of shoes, luggage, purses, belts, backpacks, clothing–pretty versatile!

Their location is between the 3 de Nov. Mercado and the Convención del 45 tranvia stops.

Address: Mariscal Lamar 16-75, between Miguel Velez y Miguel Heredia

Contact information: Segundo 099 313 0219 Miram 098 692 1406

Recommended by Bobette Jones:

Recommendation for Deli Iván, meat and fish

I ordered trout fillets, pork ribs and thick-sliced bacon from Deli Iván. This is a family operation and the parents deliver to home on Fridays. Their daughter, Liss Bermeo, speaks and writes excellent English. I communicated with her using FB Messenger, WhatsApp, and email. She sent a complete listing of all their offerings. I am not aware of a physical location.

One trout fillet was large and easily fed two people. The pork ribs were very meaty and after braising them, I coated them with BBQ sauce and baked them. The meat was tender and flavorful. I haven’t yet cooked the bacon, but that is for tomorrow’s breakfast. The slices are exactly as I ordered and are very meaty with little fat attached.

Delivery is free in El Centro with a $20 order. Delivery is available beyond that area for a small fee.

Contact information: 098 168 8022

Recommended by Dorothy Peck:

Artesana Bakery Family with delicious breads at Debbie’s place

Hey friends, come to Debbie’s place at the back of Sunrise Cafe from Monday to Saturday, from 9:15 to 3 PM, with fresh bread. If you want a special request, please let me know.

We’ll be at the Feria in Puertas del Sol, Monday and Saturday from 8:15 AM to noon. and also Tuesday at the Dos Sucre Feria from 8 to 10 AM.

In our web store, you can find the products that you need and we’ll deliver to you or you can come to our place to pick it up.

You can also find our products in Nectar and La Glorieta. More places coming soon.

From Monday to Saturday, from 9 AM to 3 PM, Don Bosco Avenue

Rosemary Luna: 099 879 2985

Pig & Cow BBQ specials

Hello, we hope you are feeling well.

This week we bring a BBQ special for you that will be among your favorites if you haven’t tried it yet.

Our incredible pulled pork sandwich as it should be smoked – and from scratch, because you deserve it!


Gran Roca Wednesday, Farm-to-Table Market at Los Balcones

Come to the Gran Roca Wednesday Farm-to-Table Market from Noon – 2 PM at Los Balcones (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon). You can come as early as 11:30 AM and enjoy a nice lunch in a lovely setting, meet others with similar interests, ask questions about our farming practices and future plans, and then pick-up fresh items from Gran Roca to take home with you. We are bringing items for you to try that we hope will become part of a future Gran Roca farm-to-table lunch featuring our farm-fresh products.


TFT tapping – Thought Field Therapy

TFT Tapping Workshop (Thought Field Therapy) – basic points and sequences

Have you ever wondered why certain situations keep bringing up emotional distress in your life?

Would you like to have a tool to easily melt away any tension, negative thinking and emotional turmoil?


The Charity Raffle continues – Cuenca Car Share

Wouldn’t you love to win a chance to drive around Ecuador for just one $10 raffle ticket for one week? Or even just a 3-day rental to explore the area, again for a $10 raffle ticket? Our April raffle on behalf of Cuenca English Lions Club and sponsored by Cuenca Car Share will give you the chance to get one of these or other fabulous prizes (see below).

Tickets will be on sale until the drawing on April 30. The more you buy, the greater the chance you will win and the satisfaction you will have of helping Cuenca English Lions Club support their charities.


Tonight! Mariangel and the Jim Gala Trio at the Jazz Society Cafe

Saturday, April 16th Mariangel and The Jim Gala Trio.

Don’t miss this extraordinary jazz band playing your favorite songs.

To make a reservation, email,

Jazz Society Café
Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner bldg.)

Paradise Indian Restaurant

Paradise hopes everyone had a pleasant Holy Week and Easter holiday. It was good to see so many of you at the restaurant and around Parque de la Madre during the fair. We remind you that Paradise is open every day for dine-in, take-out, and home delivery service. Get in touch to enjoy your favorite dishes or to try a new experience. Every order is made fresh and spiced to your preference by a chef who was trained to bring you the authentic flavors of India. Paradise – Cuenca’s favorite Indian restaurant.

Open Daily 10 AM – 9 PM, Federico Malo 1-160 between 12 de Abril and Tadeo Torres (Parque de la Madre)

Paul Anthony: 098 462 8976 Paradise Indian Restaurant

Chan Chan Cheese this week…

Good day to all of you out there. This week we are offering our traditional cheddar and Swiss. Come to Dos Sucres Tuesday morning from 8:30 -10 for great dairy, great produce and great bread. All your favorites in one stop. In addition to some tasty cheese, pick up some Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, fresh milk, cream, chocolate milk and butter.

If you’re not able to make it to Dos Sucres, email and have your order dropped off at the Smokehouse in San Sebastian Square, Tienda Nectar or arrange for home delivery. Live at the Palermo? Your order can be dropped off there also.

Tuesday, April 19, from 8:30-10 AM, Dos Sucres-Roberto Crespo Toral 3-56 (8:30-10 AM), Smokehouse (pick-up Tuesday after 10:30 AM), Tienda Nectar (pick-up after 11 AM)


Ali Kitchen

Treat yourself to a satisfying, authentic Mediterranean meal:
Chicken shawarma $4.25
baba ghanouj $4.50
hummus $4
pita bread $2
falafel sandwich $2.50
spinach stuffed sambousak with sumac $0.75 each
all orders will be ready for pick at the Smoke house San Sebastian park area at noon Wednesday, April 20th

Apr 20th noon, Coronel Talbot 8/66

Ali Ali Alkhoja: 098 380 9210