Is it possible to go to Azogues and get a few questions answered without an appointment?
If now, how to get an appointment?
Still need vax papers to go in?


Getting a Tranvia pass in Cuenca

I have been trying for seven weeks to buy a Tranvia, and bus pass at the Feria Libre Tranvia stop, and at the airport. I have made seven efforts, with no success. The attendant cannot say why they are not selling them, or when they would. Has anyone had success in the past week, or know anyone who has? Knowledge shared is good! Thanks!


Animal lovers in Cuenca

Hello All,

This is a reach out to all animal lovers in Cuenca with advice on how you ever managed to take the cruel animal treatment of domestic pets in Cuenca. I have been here for four months. At times, I look away since I cannot endure how pets are released into the streets with no care as their owner/friend/trusted one takes off for work. Most of the pets are not euthanized. Most are unfriendly to strangers and most dog owners know that if you treat a dog with kindness/love, it is friendly.

I am sure that every expat has noticed this. How have you made this aspect of life/living in Ecuador acceptable? One HBO show I watch showed that at Cotacacchi, many dogs are dropped at the site to fend for themselves. I can’t take this.

Pets=people=kids=humanity. I know animal cruelty happens in the US–but we have come a long way since I was a kid. What can we do in Ecuador?

Sweet dogs looking for loving homes

Small to medium-sized dogs deserving of responsible, loving homes. They are sweet, friendly, been spayed/neutered and had shots. If you are interested in meeting one of these adorable pups or want to see one of the many dogs at the shelter, please call Paola at 098 672 2197. She speaks English. These dogs deserve the love that they did not get from the streets.

Kathy Keel: .

City: Cuenca

Can’t adopt? You can still help

Did you know Sunday, April 24 is National Pet Parents Day? Let’s celebrate by taking a moment to remember all those animals still waiting for their pet parents. This week we’re asking you to become a sponsor (step parent) to a pet in rescue.

To sponsor a rescued pet we are asking that you donate a bag of dog food, cat food, or cat litter (any brand, any size) to our rescue. Or you can make a donation of any amount to our cause. Paypal

Pictured are a few of our current fur babies who are residing at Paws with Hope.

Thank you in advance for your kindness. With love, from all the paws

Kitten up for adoption

I am looking for a home where they give a lot of love and affection to a small female and male kitten. They are 2 and a half months old. She needs a place to live urgently because I don’t have space. They are very playful.

Please write to my WhatsApp: 093 902 2010


City cuenca

Electrician needed

Need recommendations for electrician or services in Yunguilla Valley.

Thanks, much appreciated.


John: 098 199 3743. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Yunguilla

Travel Info

I am planning to visit Cuenca in May. It’s been a couple years since my last visit. I would like some insight into the current conditions. Has Covid changed Cuenca much over the past 2 years? Is the town still active and is it still a good city to visit and spend some time in? What are the requirements/restrictions when traveling throughout the country?
I would greatly appreciate any information you can provide.


Mark S, Winters: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for dog house


Where could I buy a dog house, wooden construction, about 1 meter by 1 meter? I would like to spend roughly $40-$70 for it.

Thanks in advance.

Henry Kipp: 098 474 1527. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Need a technician to unlock a home safe

I managed to enter the wrong 4-digit code on my home safe when I locked it and now can’t open it. I need a technician who can come to my apartment.

David Ho

City: Cuenca

Looking for a bed

King or queen-size bed.
Please contact me if you have them for sale.

Alice: .

City: Cuenca

Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage

Rejuvenation Home Massage of Cuenca understands the mental and physical challenges we face in our lives daily, today reducing stress promotes better health and well–being. Massage is a natural way to reduce these tensions and have a positive effect on other common health conditions:

Digestive problems
Aches and pains
Sports injuries


The Hop Factory: beer and coffee delivery

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.


Marjoram / Gramm Bulkshop

Dear friends we share with you some information about marjoram:

Thanks to its excellent properties, marjoram provides us with a high range of options and benefits that can treat various conditions, such as:

Diseases of the respiratory system, nervousness, stomach gas, such as stomach tonic and antispasmodic

In headaches, amenorrhea.

It is also excellent for treating infections, respiratory problems, anxiety and stress problems, urinary tract infections, and sleep problems.

It is widely used in gastronomy due to its aroma.
It is very common in the sauces of Italian cuisine, cheeses, in the dressing of sausages and others.

Contact us at 099 505 9604, 096 060 3748,, or visit our cozy store located in Sucre 14-14 and Estevez de Toral.

We will be happy to assist you.

We also have delivery service.

Marla: 099 505 9604.

City: Cuenca

Bezeled edge, bronze glass top

6 mm thick bronze round glass top
Bezel Edge

Almost perfect condition.

Very thick so it can be used alone or on top a 48-inch round table

Just too big for my space. I planned to reuse it but I cannot.

New it is about $125 Machine Edge by INCOA


I live near SM Las Americas.

Garnett: +593 096 080 0061.

City: Cuenca

Shower curtains

Ready to update your bathroom? Whether you just need a new look, changing color, getting rid of moldy shower curtains for health reasons: we have wonderful and very high quality shower curtains, dimensions 180cmx180cms, includes hooks, available in solid and patterns, two types:

-Plastic $6.80
-Waterproof fabric (easy to wash) $10.00

Visit our store at Mariano Cueva 9-51 between Gran Colombia and Bolivar, store hours Mon-Fri 9 AM – 1 PM and 3 – 6 PM, Sat 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

You can also contact me via WhatsApp at 099 899 4846. I speak fluent English. I can send you photos of all options in stock. Price includes taxes, delivery available at very reasonable price.

See you soon.

Sandra: 099 899 4846.

City: Cuenca

Ninja dual air fryer, brand-new

Brand-new Ninja Foodi 6-in-1, 8 quart, 2 basket air fryer. Still in the box, never used. Price $350. Not negotiable.

Richard: +593 98 302 3192 WhatsApp.

City: Cuenca

Indurama stove / Galicia / 6 burners/Inox

Main features:

A kitchen with greater capacity so you can prepare your recipes and surprise your whole family with the Indurama model Galicia kitchen with 6 burners. It has a rotary rotisserie, gas cutter and grill.


Width: 80cm
Depth: 68cm
Height: 94cm

JD’s Muebles
21-111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional
098 706 9136

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

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Paintings by Golbon

Quality, original, signed acrylic paintings at an affordable price. Visit the online gallery at or visit Haqque Furniture showroom on Gran Columbia between Unidad National and Las Americas. (Open until 7)


City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments Store is open today

Are you looking for a gift for that special someone? Looking to change the décor in your home? How about a new bed to replace that uncomfortable one you have? We have these and many other items, from the unusual to the unique. Our inventory is constantly changing.

Do you have items that you no longer need or want? Have you thought about selling them for a few extra dollars? That’s what we can do for you. We sell your items on consignment so you can make some extra money.

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

For more info, call Brenda at 098 459 3005, or message us on Facebook, or just come by and visit and browse the store, We would love to meet you. We are open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM

Brenda Webb: 098 459 3005.

City: Cuenca

Twin bed for sale

Twin bed frame with built-in book shelf and Chaide y Chaide mattress $100

Melissa Singer: 095 872 2684.

City: Cuenca

Moving sale

I am leaving Cuenca soon and have the remaining electronics for sale:

Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker – Bluetooth – 800 Watts
with Anova precision vacuum sealer and sealing bags
12 quart cooking container and ping pong balls for submersion $150

Sleep and sound machine – adaptive sound
Perfect to drown out city noise $40


I have space to take items from Texas to Cuenca

Hello all! I’m headed back to Cuenca and can bring items or an entire suitcase. $7 lb for non-bulky items. No charge to bring mail such as bank cards or a letter.

Trying to offset a bit of the travel costs since we have been flying back and forth for medical reasons.

All items need to be delivered to my home in Texas by April 28th. Items will be available for pickup at our home near Monay shopping on the evening of May 1st.


Ana Jara
1 832 603 0962

Can you think in Spanish or do you translate everything in your head?

Most likely, the majority of the new words and phrases you learn is through translation from your native language.

You see (or hear) the word paraguas and immediately look up the English translation.

Now that you know what it means, you go back to whatever it was that you were doing and forget about it.


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

-Baños de Ambato
-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 Oro and Galapagos

Angel Panchez
593 98 589 9643

I help cooking, clean and take care of kids, elderly people and pets

I am a native of Cuenca, I had experience in childcare and helping with homework, I can help with clean, do laundry, iron and put away clothes, also I can take care any pets, I can help with cooking, and I can care of elderly people. I can help with your errands or I can assist and translate doctor’s appointment. I speak fluent English.


Nancy Viteri
096 034 2379

JimThai 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.


Red Tag Moving Company has happy, happy customers

Our testimonials speak for themselves. Just check out our reviews.

We are professional local movers who are punctual, consciousness of your budget, and always fully accountable. We guarantee no thievery, no breakage and no mishaps whatsoever within our control.

Our same crew has been working together for 7 years so we have the experience with packing and unpacking, loading and unloading, disassembling and reassembling furniture, maneuvering very heavy and bulky objects in and out of tight spaces and moving them up and down many flights of stairs. We have relocated the entire contents of homes, offices, restaurants and art galleries.


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

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.

Sector Empresa Eléctrica

Michelle Abad

+593 96 766 1040

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

Photography, video, brand development, design and strategic advice

Photography, video, 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, photography, video and design, contact me. I will be happy to help you.

Camilo Egas 1-53

Michelle Abad

+593 96 766 1040

Learn how to Speak Spanish

We know that learning another can be difficult and even daunting at times. CCC Spanish is different. We take the class out of the classroom and believe in the three C’s of learning a language: Conversation ~ Culture ~ Context.

CCC Spanish’s teaching method focuses mainly on conversation combined with grammar, cultural activities, field trips, and topics related to day-to-day life. Classes will be held either in the garden or on the outdoor patio at idiomART where we invite you to make yourself at home, pour yourself a hot drink, and start learning Spanish.


Wanting to furnish your new apartment but don’t know where to go?

Check this out: best quality/ best prices

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 your tapestry, you can also pick wood color. We can work with the exact measurements that would fit your space the best.

If you have an idea in mind of a piece of furniture that you would like to have made, 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 Furniture Store

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

Gran Colombia Edif. River Palace 22293

Haqque Furniture Store
098 375 3107

Courier services

Do you want to buy something? I’m in USA and bring them in a secure way? We offer that service to you for $10 per pound.

We have many recommendations

Bradenton Florida

Mara and Belen

347 753 5454

Living in Ecuador, its benefits and disadvantages

The change of country will always be an important new stage in your life, eating habits will vary significantly, as well as your daily routine, but changes are always good and necessary to continue with an exciting and happy existence.

Ecuador is a complete country, because it has everything for you to enjoy it to the maximum, one of the main benefits that you will find here is the type of organic crops that we maintain in our fields which guarantees that the vegetables, fruits, and vegetables that you consume will be free of external contaminants, pesticides, and unwanted transgenics, a disadvantage of the same type could be the type of condiments used in Ecuadorian food that in your first weeks could play a trick on you, so come prepared, your antacids will be the best allies in the first days.


Cafés 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, we are open Fridays from 3 to 8 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM to 8 PM. 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’s and golf club up to biocorredor Yanuncay on the right hand you will the sign.

Angel Panchez
593 98 589 9643

Recommendation for Sandra Mejia, Spanish lessons

I would like to recommend Sandra Mejia if you are looking to work on your Spanish language skills! I have been a student of hers’ since last September (via Skype) and I can’t believe how much she has helped me in my studies. She will change her lessons to help you with what you need most! She is easy to work with and happily recommend her!

Address: On line

Contact information:

Recommended by Briann Steiner:

Recommendation for Mathews Bagel and bakery, deli

Everybody knows Mathews has the best bagels and chocolate chip cookies in town, but have you tried their chicken pot pie?
The chicken pot pie is the best I’ve found in Ecuador and is a great value.
I got 3 meals of deliciousness and will defiantly be buying it again.

Address: Eloy Afaro and Ave Americas just South of Grand Columbia

Contact information: 

Recommended by Ken, Tienda Nectar:

Options sugar free, gluten free and vegan options

Find several sugar-free and gluten-free options in desserts, ice creams, breads, breakfasts, sandwiches, cakes, nuts, cookies, etc. Everything healthy in our store. we have vegan and dairy free options.

April 18th, from 7 AM to 11 PM, Remigio Crespo Street 7-126 and Guayas Street.

Mariela: 095 892 1747 / 099 861 8321.

Sourdough international bakery

We offer sourdough breads in a wood-fired oven. Natural sourdough is a ferment made up of flour and water that does not contain any type of yeast.
Improves digestion, gluten-free, contains many vitamins, has more fiber, is preserved naturally.

Come and enjoy our breads with blueberry and multi-seed walnut sourdough rye, wheat, corn, turmeric, focaccia, bagel. Pizzas and sourdough whites.

Our goal is that customers feel happy with our healthy recipes.

You are cordially invited to visit our stores
Juan Jaramillo 5:18 and Mariano Cueva
Gran Colombia and Manzaneros

Free tasting

We happily deliver your favorite pizza and bread to your home

Orders call 099 222 5344

City Cuenca

Cuenca Salmon – new products

Lomo Embuchada (The poor man’s prosciutto) and baby squid (calamar)

On sale this week
* Pork Chops
* Authentic Polish Kielbasa
* Smoked Salmon
* Rainbow Trout

Shop 24/7 on our website
We deliver Mon. thru Sat.

Tuesday 4/19, Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

ACT’s “How The Other Half Loves” opens this Friday!

Azuay Community Theater presents Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious comedy “How The Other Half Loves”, a side splitting saga of infidelity, bumbling cover-ups and mayhem.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances at 4 PM are on April 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and May 1, 2022. Doors open at 3:30.

Azuay Community Theater is in the first building west of Hotel Oro Verde, Av. Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca, Ecuador

Reservations are required — Make yours now!

There are now three ways to reserve your seats:

1. Pay in advance with PayPal. Send $15 per seat via PayPal friends and family to Include your name, date of performance, your email and number of seats in the message attached to the payment.

2: Reserve now, and pay at the door the day of the show. Email with your name, number of seats, and date of performance. We’ll confirm your reservation by email, and you can pay when you arrive at the theater!

3. Reserve in person! Tuesdays you can reserve at Common Grounds from 5:30 to 6:30 on Trivia night. On Tuesdays and Thursdays you can reserve at Sunrise Cafe on Calle Larga from 11 – 1, and on Wednesdays and Fridays you can reserve at Kolo restaurant on Cordero from 11 – 1.

April 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and May 1, 2022 at 4 PM, First building west of Hotel Oro Verde, Av. Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca, EC

Ray Lewis

Wednesday: Esteban Encalada Quartet at the Jazz Society Café

Wednesday 7 PM, 20th of April
Don’t miss this great modern jazz quartet.

Wednesday, 7 PM, 20th of Wednesday, $5 donation for the musicians, Jazz Society Cafe Los Cedros y Los Claveles, Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: Phone: English: 093 934 2714 Español: 096 322 3377

Esteban Encalada Quartet at the Jazz Society Café

Wednesday 7 PM: Esteban Encalada Quartet at the Jazz Society Café.
Don’t miss this great modern jazz quartet.

20th of April, Saturday 7pm, $5 donation for the musicians, Jazz Society Cafe Los Cedros y Los Claveles, Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: Phone: English: 093 934 2714 Español: 096 322 3377

Colonial Cuenca – learn all about it!

At idiomART, we believe it’s important to understand the cultural that we live in, which is why we have started a Saturday Salon series. In this lecture series, we cover a wide variety of cultural and artistic topics to help us all better understand this incredible country.

In this salon, art historian Berenice Cárdenas will talk about colonial Cuenca in the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries and show a variety of images of churches and houses that helped make Cuenca an UNESCO World Heritage site. She will discuss colonial Spanish-Indigenous Cuenca, its architecture, art, lifestyle, food as well as the different European architectural styles and their reinterpretation in Cuenca, including times of the Republicans and Francophiles.

There is limited space, so please make a reservation ahead of time by eColonial Cuencamailing us.

Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 AM, $10, idiomART is located at: Presidente Cordova, between Miguel Angel Estrella y Manuel Vega (diagonal from Coral Centro downtown), Cuenca.

Sarah HB:

Thai Connection’s specials

Facts about Thailand:

A smile can go a long way, and you’ll find more smiles in Thailand than just about anywhere else. In fact, it’s sometimes known as the “land of smiles” because the people of Thailand seem to be always ready with a smile. They are a peace-loving culture, desiring harmony over conflict.

This week we will have Shrimp Red Curry, $10.

We are offering our weekly specials:
Drunken Noodles: $8.50.
Sweet and Sour Pork: $8.50.
Spicy Korean Ramen soup: $8.50.
Spicy Minced Chicken with Broccoli and Basil: $8.50
Authentic Thai Iced Tea $2.20.

Call us or WhatsApp us at 098 704 6607 or 099 954 7006

Tuesday to Saturday from Noon to 7 PM, Honorato Vásquez 639 y Hermano Miguel

Ronny Bustamante: 099 954 7006

Café Ñucallacta – Open every day of the week

We are Cuenca´s very own artisan coffee roaster. We use some of the best coffee in Ecuador and roast in small batches so that you receive at its optimum in flavor and aroma. We also serve fresh brewed coffee and other specialty drinks with our homemade breakfast, desserts and fast foods.

Stop by our shop and see why we were recently voted best Coffee House. Send us a WhatsApp to see our menu or visit our shop, open every day of the week, starting at 8 AM Monday to Friday and 9 AM on the weekend.

See you soon.

Everyday, Hermano Miguel 562 and H. Vasquez

Ruminahui Duchicela: 096 311 4958

Double D’s: There’s still time to order but not much

This menu has an Italian flair. Our lasagna always gets rave reviews, and it’s been a while so it’s time. Order an extra one and freeze it for later. The soup is a vegetarian offering loaded with tender-crisp vegetables in a light, tomatoey broth. We’re tempting you with a new citrusy dessert.


Guns N´Roses Symphonic Tribute

Be part of an amazing Guns N´ Roses Symphonic Tribute concert with live band and orchestra at Pumapungo Theatre, located at Huayna Capac Ave. and Calle Larga.

You can´t miss it.

Get your tickets here:

April 23rd, 2022 at 8 PM, $25, Huayna Capac y Calle Larga – Teatro Pumapungo, Cuenca.

Victor Revelo: 098 868 6321

Al-Anon Family Group English meeting

The Cuenca English Speaking Al-Anon is meeting in person again.

Al-Anon is for anyone who is or has been affected by another person’s drinking,

Thursdays at 11 AM.

Address: 7-68 Presidente Borrero

For more information call or email
Holly D, Cell: 098 894 7841 / WhatsApp +1 314 276 4841 Email:

City: Cuenca