Adorable small to medium-sized dogs looking for loving homes

Sweet, friendly dogs looking for forever homes. All dogs are spayed/neutered and had their shots. If you want to meet one of these dogs or look at other dogs not pictured please call Paola on WhatsApp at 098 672 2197. She speaks English.

Kathy Keel: .

City: Cuenca

VIP lounge Guayaquil Airport

Is there a VIP lounge at the Guayaquil airport? I thought someone posted a while ago that there’s a lounge outside, so you can rest there before you check in for your flight. Maybe it was at the Quito airport? If anyone’s been through Guayaquil recently, and if you know about this service, please let me know.


Kelly: 098 788 6153. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Is cream of tartar sold here?

I have searched on GringoPost and in Supermaxi but I haven’t found cream of tartar. Has anyone seen it sold in Cuenca?


Patricia: .

City: Cuenca

Smoking BBQ pit

I want to buy a pit with closeable lid and vent for smoking. Anybody know where I can buy?

Donna: 096 385 9215. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Hungry! lol

Arrived in Ecuador yesterday. Not familiar with how to use WhatsApp to call taxi or have food delivered. Spanish is limited. Any suggestions for restaurant delivery? Anything beef would be great. Not really sure how to describe to delivery where we are as there is no address. There is an address two houses down from our Airbnb. Kind of stuck, appreciate any help. Thanks!

Leonard: 417 631 7206. Call after: 2 PM.

City: Cuenca

Amercian oak desk for sale, $180

Beautiful wood desk, made of oak. A friend shipped from States. In good condition. Top covered with glass. Measurements 110cm L*75w *76H

University del Azuay

099 043 5985

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, American Amber Ale (6%) $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

Mazda 6, 2005

Mazda 6, 2005, 180,000 km, automatic, sunroof, silver, car in good condition. Photos can be sent.

Ave Gapal y 24 de mayo

099 043 5985

Excellent 73-piece set of 1930’s Noritake Olympia dinnerware

Finally selling Mom’s dishes. Beautiful, pristine 73-piece set of Noritake Olympia 860 pattern dinnerware. Created in Japan about 1935 and soon discontinued. Includes 15 dinner plates, 12 cups, bowls, casserole dish, gravy boat, large platter. Nearly good as new. $600 for all. Not selling individual items. Can’t microwave.

If not sold before, dishes can be seen Saturday May 14 on the road behind the bus station (Huilcopamba) in Vilcabamba, noon to 1:30 PM.

Other mostly US antique items will be available – glass, metal sliding book racks, 2 floor lamps in need of repair, original Maxfield Parrish prints — plus 2 big screen TVs, 2 Nikon long zoom lenses, books etc. Really rare: 200-year-old huge silver glass witch ball from England, $200.

Facebook message preferred, Pat Gruis or Phil Gruis, or WhatsApp +593 98 083 1294.

Pat: +593 98 083 1294.

City: Viclabamba

Pump solution cistern, technical service

Pump solution cistern, electronic pumps controller, cisterns. Technical service, guaranteed work. Plumbing & heating

Santa Isabel -Azuay-Ecuador

Geoffrey Beltran
098 606 6595

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, life got ya down? We have the answer…

Time to add some happiness to your home. Debbie’s Place has a large collection of ‘cute’ things that will make you smile, ‘beautiful’ things to bring you tranquility, and ‘unique’ things to create a sense of awe.
Come take a look and find your treasure!

Can’t find your happiness in our selection of quality items? Then you can use some ‘food therapy’! We have excellent food products from Artesana, Alafi, The Cookie Concept, and more!

Follow our Facebook page, Debbie’s Place, and Instagram at @debbiesplace5 to keep up to date on our newest ‘creators’, sales, and events.

Located inside Sunrise Cafe, Calle Larga 9-38, Benigno Malo

Calle Larga 9-38, Benigno Malo, Sunrise Cafe.


Medical facilitator Diana Vera

• Serving Cuenca’s expat community for eight years.
• Specialty: recommending and organizing quality private medical care for expats.
• Speaks excellent English (lived in the US for 11 years).


Flute and music lessons for all ages

Learn to play the transverse flute from the first steps. It doesn’t matter how old you are.
You will also learn to read sheet music and understand the fundamentals of music. We can also play your favorite songs of any musical style.

Private classes at your home.

More information to WhatsApp 099 874 9118



Technical support (printer, computer, maintenance, iPad, wifi service)

• Does your computer or phone need some repair?
• Do you need a new contract with a fiber optic provider without any hassle?
• Do you need a new TV, printer, computer or any other gadget?
• Are you having issues with your printer?
• Do you need technical support with your iPad/iPhone, MacBook Air/Pro or iMac?
• Magsafe computer charging not working?
• Are you new in town and need to set up internet and other services?
• Wifi running slow?
• Senior Discount?
• Not getting the speed you´re paying for?
• fire TV stick acting up?
• Computer in the need of some maintenance?
• Experienced bilingual technician offering technical support service in Cuenca and its surroundings.
• 10-years’ experience
• Ink/supplies change or delivery to your door.
• Biosecurity guaranteed
• Affordable prices.
• At home service, no need to get out of home and expose yourself, very limited social interaction while working, service warrantied.

WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal available.


098 352 2685

Landscaping service

Winner as the best Gardener GringoPost 2022!
Available for any size job for any kind of project in Cuenca Ecuador
Need gardening stuff or firewood?
I deliver many types of gardening items, set up your gardens as well as delivering firewood. Here are some items I can deliver to your home and help you set up your beautiful garden:

* Sod and landscape installation.
* Bush trimming.
* Lawn cutting and fertilization.
* Patios design and construction.
* Design and manufacture of cement and ecological pots any size.
* Rich black planting soil.
* Organic Fertilizer.
* Outdoor and indoor plants.
* Decorative garden rocks.
* Vegetable starter plants.
* Seeds, vegetable and fruit.
* Fresh Herbs for Cook.
* Gardening tools, hoses, all supplies for your gardening needs.
* Firewood delivered and stacked

Full satisfaction guaranteed
Cell Phone number: Movil: 096 904 8247
Claro: 096 954 0942
WhatsApp: 096 904 8247 WhatsApp: 096 954 0942



Reupholstery services and furniture repairs

We provide a wide range of repairs, refinishing, upholstery or even full restoration of antique and modern furniture.
The quality of our work is top of the line and our prices are very competitive.
We design and build custom furniture.

Our Services:

Furniture repair
Furniture modifications
Sofa reupholstery
Furniture refinishing
Recliner repair and restoration
Antique furniture restoration
New furniture designs
Spring replacement
Foam replacement
Cushions Refills
Big collection of fabrics
Custom made recliners
Custom made sofas
Custom made outdoor furniture
Custom made wing chairs
Custom made leather furniture
Leather repair and restoration
Cushions, pillows and seats
Pick-up and delivery
Free estimates
We can design all kinds of styles



Professional carpet cleaning & handyman

Experts on steam cleaning all type of fabrics in Cuenca, offering high-quality professional steam cleaning, using only all-natural plant based hypoallergenic shampoo, in combination with industrial strength cleaning equipment imported from the US.

Cleaning services offered for:

Upholstered furniture
Auto interiors
We speak English, Call now for a free estimate give us a call or send a message.


Handyman services
Home improvement

Av Gonzales Suarez

Freddy Delgado
093 937 9979

Professional teacher, for all ages/many subjects

I taught for 25 years in public schools in the USA. I will tutor or teach any age student. I hold current teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I am fully vaccinated and will work with you in-person or online, as you like. I can address whatever skills or content you or your student need. I can teach your student to read and write in English. I have experience with and work well with young children to graduate students.

My teaching fee is negotiable depending upon the task.


Maureen Seals

WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

Recommendation for Red Tag Moving Company

If you are looking to move in the Cuenca or surrounding area, Debra Lynn of Red Tag Moving Company and her team are absolutely the best! I have moved a few times in Cuenca, and they are head and shoulders above any other moving company I have used. They are dependable, so easy to work with, professional, careful, and very reasonable in the pricing.

Debra also helped me sell the items I could not move into the new place. Her team members painted, did repairs, made shelves, and more for us as well. All done top notch. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Debra and her team make your move as easy as possible.
Thank you Debra and team for all you did for us.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 477 7596

Recommended by Cheryl Baldwin:

Recommendation for Soledad Maldonado, professional Spanish teacher

Having taken Spanish tutoring lessons from Ms Maldonado for several months, I can unequivocally recommend her as an excellent teacher. She is well-prepared, speaks English when needed and enjoys helping people. She teaches at a private school and tutors me at my home in the late afternoon.

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: 098 773 0401

Recommended by George Bagwell: 099 995 1987

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

Come to the Gran Roca Wednesday Farm-to-Table Market and Lunch from Noon – 2 PM at Los Balcones (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon), from noon – 2 PM, where you can pick up our fresh, healthy and delicious products like our harvested-in-the-morning fresh vegetables and herbs, milk products, chicken and duck eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, pork and smoked products. We will also be bringing more of our fresh made products from our commercial kitchen. They were completely sold-out last week.


Organic products very good quality

Butter, fresh blueberries, raw crude honey, other organic products. We bring organic products of excellent quality at a good price. You can check the list below:

1 egg (free-range, organic) $0.30
1 lb fresh blueberries $7
2 lb Pitahaya pulp $4
2 lb Uvilla pulp $4


Hacienda Chan Chan Dairy Products

Good day to all of you out there. Sorry for missing last week…sometimes things don´t go quite as planned! I´m back though. This week we are offering our traditional cheddar. 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. Stop in at Sunrise Cafe and make your way to the back to pick up a few items at Debbie´s Consignment store. Live at the Palermo? Your order can be dropped off there also.

Tuesday, May 10 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) Sunrise Cafe (Debbie´s Consignment store in the back) after 11:30 AM.


Soups and meals to stock your fridge (and freezer) with

At Mother and Son Family Kitchen we make your meals healthy and delicious.
Give us a least 24-hours’ notice to prepare your order.
Delivery days: Tuesday to Sunday noon to 5 PM

Freezer-Friendly Meals
Meal comes with 8 oz of soup and a side salad
Per meal with soup and side salad $6 plus delivery
5 Meals $30
6 Meals $36
7 Meals $40


Paradise Indian Restaurant

Enjoy the best Indian cuisine in Cuenca at Paradise. Find out why Paradise won the GringoPost poll again this year. Our menu includes vegan, vegetarian, chicken, lamb, beef, seafood, rice, traditional bread, and dessert dishes. Each order is prepared to your taste – from mild to spicy – by a skilled chef who calls India home. Sample the authentic flavors of the Indian subcontinent today.

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 / 099 528 6389 Paradise Indian Restaurant

True Ramen by Japanese Cuisine Ohkini

We Ohkini serve Japanese-flavored ramen made with homemade/handmade noodles and soup made from the same recipe used in ramen restaurants in Japan.
We have Ramens of Shoyu, Miso, Shio, and Tonkotsu!

Come and try the only true Japanese ramen in Cuenca.

Japanese cuisine Ohkini

31st March, 2022, Honorato Vasquez 6-45 y Presidente Borrero, Cuenca, Ecuador

Yoshinobu Inoue: WU: 098 916 8428

Chifa ZhangHua

Exquisite Chinese traditional food, Madrid and New York style flavors, home service. Schedule: Attention Monday to Sunday, 11 AM to 10 PM.
Address: Simón Bolívar 3-69 and Vargas Machuca
Tel:098 751 3786 / 099 996 3339

Chow mien
Chicken gong bao
Stir-fried beef with broccoli
Sweet and sour chicken
Sweet and sour pork
Sweet and sour beef
Sweet and sour fish
Mushu meat
Spring rolls
Pan de campas
Pollo cantones

11 AM – 10 PM, Simón Bolívar 3-69 y Vargas Machuca, Cuenca

Chan: 098 751 3786

Herbs, nutrition, emotional management, spirit, etc…

Learn practical tips and tools connected with each element, so that you yourself can provide the healing your body, mind or spirit needs.

5 Elements Workshop

The answers to your health, well-being and strength might be right before your eyes!
Learn about yourself, your emotions and what makes you who you are through


Northern Roots is back!

After a brief hiatus, Northern Roots is back on the scene and we are ready to have some fun. We play an eclectic mixture of folk, Americana and rock music with a strong focus on vocal harmonies. We love to have fun and we especially love to play live music, so we hope you’ll join us.

We will be playing at La Guarida restaurant, which a great venue for both music and cuisine. This is a reservation only event, so please call Andres right away to make your reservation: 099 806 8071

See you there,

Thursday, May 26. Dinner at 6 and Music at 7 PM, $10.
La Guarida is located at Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Sara HB:

2 spots left! Traveling Basket Weaving Workshop

We have just 2 spots left for this workshop!

You will meet at idiomART in the morning then travel to the outskirts of Cuenca to a village called Huizhil where you will learn how to weave baskets from local campesinas from the area. The workshop is held in an adobe home and you will also have a traditional lunch.


I have 2 spots left for this workshop.

Monday, May 16; 9 AM – 3 PM; $50 (includes everything)

Reservations:, $50 (includes everything), Presidente Cordova 1-77 y Miguel Estrella; el centro, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Road trip to Oña with idiomART – May 22

We are so excited to announce our next idiomART road trip. This time we will be traveling to Oña, which is in the southernmost part of the province of Azuay. Oña is the very first Spanish settlement in Ecuador and has a very rich history.

We will start the day with a guided tour of the barrio San Francisco, which is the historic part of the village with various adobe buildings, many of which with walls painted with paint made from soil. The tour will be guided by cultural heritage experts Lourdes Abad and Daniela Samaniego who will discuss the history as well as the traditional architecture and building techniques. We will also visit the historic La Bella de Paris, which is a home in the barrio that has been renovated and turned into a museum. Later, we will eat a traditional meal in a renovated adobe home in town. Then we will finish off the day by learning how to make paint out of earth and we’ll have the chance to actually paint a wall in Oña!

This is a day trip and we will be home in the late evening. The cost includes transportation, food and guided tours. Also, a portion of the money will go to the La Comuna Marcos Perez Nature Reserve, which is a group of people from Oña who own over 7,000 hectares of forest, which they are preserving. There will be some walking in the village through the barrio San Francisco, which is on cobblestone streets.

The trip is being co-organized with idiomART, local Co-op Centerline and idiomART’s CCC Spanish! Centerline works directly with the Nature Preserve and is dedicated to designing and implementing eco-tecnias, which are holistic and sustainable solutions that meet the needs of nature and humans. CCC Spanish is idiomART’s language program led by Martha and Fausto.

The tour will be held in Spanish, however, there are bilingual people on the tour who can help clear up confusions if necessary.

This trip is full of historic information, beautiful scenery and interesting sites to see. Learn more about this incredible country we’ve decided to call home or visit. We have limited space, so please email us right away to reserve your spot.

Sunday, May 22; 9 AM (all day), $60, Presidente Cordova 1-77 y Migue Estrella; el Centro, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Artesana Family Bakery with breads at Debbie’s place and Ferias

If you want to buy delicious Sourdough and other delicious breads, cakes and cookies, 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 Friday, from 11 AM to 5 PM, Avenida Don Bosco

Rosemary Luna: 099 879 2985

Ali Kitchen, treat yourself to great Mediterranean meal

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, May 11th or we can deliver.

May 11th noon time, Coronel talbot 8/ 66

Ali: 098 380 9210

New cedulas, and cedula renewals, update in the process

The Registro Civil in Cuenca, did an update to facilitate the cédula process for foreigners.

So, now, instead of going very early in the morning, to do a line, after you receive your cedula order at the Migration Office in Azogues, you have to follow the steps detailed in the picture attached, in order to receive an appt, to know which date and day you can process your new or renewal of the cedula.

Cédula for first time:

– send an email to
– include the issue date of the Cedula Order
– Do a PDF with the cedula order and attach it to the email
– Agency where you want to go to do the Cédula (only Quito, Guayaquil or Cuenca — I checked if Loja is included, and, no, Loja is not included in this new process)
– Phone number
– email to contact you.

Renewal of the cédula
– Do the appt on the registro civil web page

Any questions, to my email

Ulises Acosta: .

City: Cuenca