Attorney Carla Alba

Has anyone heard of an Attorney by the name of Carla Alba?

I was talking to a group of Expats recently and mentioned I needed an attorney that was familiar with real estate and financial transactions in cuenca/ecuador.

No one had any contact information for her.

Would anyone have her contact information? If so, would you please respond to my post.

Thank you,


Quito lounge?

Do I have to book online or pay upon arrival.


I am looking for someone who lives in Cuenca and who speaks Slovak

My name is Marta Tur. I urgently need to translate a document from Slovak to Spanish or from Slovak to English. If someone knows that language and could contact me, I would appreciate it. I will pay for the translation. The person needs to be in Cuenca, since the translator have to go to notarize the translation with me. Thank you in advance.

Contact info:

Marta Tur: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a hotel recommendation

For one person, looking for recommendation for a hotel or other for a suite, prefer away a bit from el Centro, under $300 for a month. Possible long-term stay.

Sam: 096 841 1177. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

House cleaner looking for new customers

I am experienced, mature, responsible house cleaner looking for new customers in Cuenca.

Reasonable rates. References.

Contact Janet:
Cellphone: 099 471 0510 (English)
Email: (English)

Looking forward to hearing from you.

James Skalski: 099 471 0510. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 2 bedroom country house for rent

Looking for 2 bedroom country house for rent in Cuenca, $300-$600, Must allow pets.

When we buy, we want small house, beautiful gardens, beautiful views, room for dogs, with village center or markets nearby. Could be Paute, Yunguilla, some other place we haven’t thought of. Before then, we want to rent in the area to try it out. Are you going away for a bit, would like some rental income from respectful couple?

Heather Conley: 099 577 7459. Call after: 7 AM.

Pulmonologist, English speaking

Hello community, I will appreciate recommendations and contact information of an English-speaking and highly qualified pulmonologist.

Ava: 099 458 8779. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Porto & Gaia-Saying of the South, pimento cheese and wine

At Porto & Gaia we believe in the great foods of the South. Place your order for our “Master’s” recipe pimento cheese. Email us at…$6 for 300 grams.

Speaking of the South, here are some southern sayings that are even scarier than “Bless Her Heart”.

It’s true that Southerners can add “bless her heart” to the most negative remark imaginable and make it sound genteel, even kind and sympathetic, as backhanded compliments go: “She couldn’t bake a decent pecan pie if her life depended on it, bless her heart.”


Gramm Bulk Shop; we are attending this week…

Dear friends, during these days we will be attending from 9:30 AM to 3:30. PM

We also have delivery service

According to the development of current events, we will inform you about any changes in this special schedule.

We wish you a wonderful week.

Visit us, or place your orders for your favorite products.

We are at Sucre 14-14 and Estevez de Toral near San Sebastián park. Call us, 099 505 9604, or send us an email.


City: Cuenca

Latest articles – Catalina´s Garage

Catalina ́s Garage invites you to sell new and used items online in perfect condition. We have the latest articles. Take advantage.

We have:
– Lady’s Leather Jacket. Used in excellent condition. Size M. Color: Black. $26
– Lacitos for girls. New. With alligator type hook. $1 unit
– Dama leather wallet. Brown color. Used in excellent condition. With a small detail. $26
– Pants for Lady. New. Kaki color. It has one institutional badge that it can replace with another. Brand: Equipos Cotopaxi. $30


Beautiful like-new pool table (billiard) for sale, $1,800 OBO

Purchased and imported from the US.

Lightly used, includes what’s in the pictures and delivery within the city.

Color: Light blond oak
Construction: Heavy oak plank, bolted and screwed
Bed Slate
Pockets Woven leather
Felt Dark brown

Dimensions both Exterior and Playing Surface
Width 53 in/ 44 in
Length. 99in/ 82.5in
Height 32 a

Click link for pictures

If interested please contact by mail or call.

Joyce Taylor Bungay: 097 974 1946.

City: Cuenca

Garage Sale

For sale, showcases that were shelves of shoe store.
DVD movies, shoes, books, ab circle machine.



Elissa Bravo:

HP Pavilion PC 23 inch all-in-one desktop, Windows 11

HP Pavilion 23 inch desktop PC (all-in-one) including wireless (English) keyboard and mouse.

Product specifications:

Hard drive SSD:

Brand New:
( Kingston 480GB Q500 SATA3 2.5 SSD Data Transfer Rate 6000 Mb per second (super fast)
read: 500 MB/s write: 450 MB/s ).


27” iMac

27” iMac with 1 TB SSD hard drive, in excellent condition. $850 or b.r.o.
Cash or PayPal accepted.

Rick Berke: .

City: Cuenca

65” Riviera TV with sound bar

65” Riviera TV with sound bar in excellent condition. Used mainly for streaming (Fire TV) with excellent results in high definition. $650, b.r.o., cash or PayPal.

Rick Berke: .

City: Cuenca

Full-size mattress

Special promotion ‘til stock runs out. From Chaide & Chaide, 6-year warranty, ideal for guest’s room, kids or teenagers, comfortable, antibacterial, 9 ½ inch height, supports 190 pounds weight.

Full size (135cmsx190cms) $120. Price includes taxes

Call us to schedule delivery at or visit us at Mariano Cueva 9-51 between Gran Colombia & Bolivar Mon-Fri 9 AM – 1 PM and 3 – 6:30 PM, Sat 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Sandra: 099 899 4846.

City: Cuenca

Leather couch and wood/glass cast iron table

In Cuenca, I have the following items for sale:

Leather and wood trim couch. We brought this couch from the US. It is high-quality leather on a wood frame, with good upholstery. We will take $350 for it.

Round coffee table. The base is black / bronzed wrought iron. The table rim is wood with a heavy beveled glass center inset. There is scroll-worked metal around the glass inset, and the pattern is repeated inside the cast iron metal base. Fair warning: this coffee table weighs a ton! We will take $350 for it, too.

You can see both pieces at our apartment in the El Vergel area. If you want them, you’ll have to take them away yourself. We do not deliver.

Scott Gibson: 096 780 5385.

City: Cuenca

2015 Mazda CX9 fully loaded

For sale, this beautiful Mazda CX9 fully loaded with 3 rows of seats. Dual transmission, sound system by Bose, sun roof. In perfect order. Matricula is due on September, 2022. The price is $31,000 or BO.

Leaving the country; must sell. Do not let this opportunity pass you by.

Hugo Alvarez: 099 963 1202.

City: Cuenca


Hello everyone, My name is Alejandro. I am fluent in Spanish 100 percent and my English is also fluent 100 percent.

I am currently looking for work, willing to work hourly, daily, weekly, and or monthly. I am currently living in Cuenca but I know perfectly well all of Cuenca, Guayaquil, Quito and Galapagos. I can run any kind of errands for you, accompany you to any place or situation that requires any translating or heavy work. I am also willing to travel and help anyway I can. Maybe assistance and/or translating or, as I mentioned, any heavy work. I am 100 percent dedicated to help.


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



Free bilingual hospice training

Looking for a new career?
Taking care of a loved one?
Looking to expand your Nursing career? offers 3 levels of free, bilingual care
Basic Patient Care
Hospice Volunteering – Emotional, mental, spiritual and practical Care
Hospice and Palliative Care for Nurses and Assistants

Caryl: 099 405 9437. Call after: 11 AM.

City: Vilcabamba

I can help you translate in Spanish

Hello, my name is Lisseth. I lived in the United States for 10 years. I am Ecuadorian. I am 27-years-old and am here to help you translate in Spanish, go shopping if you need, or clean your house and I can be a pet walker. I drive, I have my license, I have all my vaccines.

Ave 10 de agosto y Agustín cueva

Lisseth Alvarrasin
097 927 5348

Pet care

My name is Joselyn, and I am a university student; I take care of dogs or cats when their owners go on a trip, either days or weeks.

I have good references.

I share with you the link on my page:

Any information, please contact us by WhatsApp at the following number: 099 434 2726.

Museo Pumapungo (Banco Central)


New moon – Women’s Circle

Join us for an afternoon women’s circle to celebrate the new moon in cancer.
Wednesday, June 29th from 2 to 4 PM.

This is a space to journal, reflect, and connect with others. If you are interested in learning about how astrology and moon cycles affect our lives and wish to meet other women in a safe space then this is for you.

Includes: guided meditation, breath work, group tarot reading, tea and a snack

Cost: $10 per person

Please email or WhatsApp to reserve your spot as spaces are limited.

Viejo Camino a Turi y Primero De Mayo

Aubree Jeanne
099 255 6981

About USA valet for people living in Ecuador

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

As our carrier pigeon mascot says,

“The sky’s the limit!”

So, you can use our service regularly for anything you want to get (restrictions apply – ask us). It’s 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.


Muak Café, bakery and pastries

Hello everyone, Nice Tuesday! We’re glad to offer you today our delicious croissants… soft, huge, fresh… absolutely perfect!

Also, we have extraordinary puff pastry products…sweet or salty (Nutella, blueberry, apples with raisins and cinnamon, or chicken, meat). Freshly baked goods… white bread, cupcakes, muffins, mini cakes, and cookies, among many other tasty things.


Vehicle registration/car wash

Hello, my name is Sebastian. I can help you with the entire vehicle registration process. I do all the payments, pass the inspection of your vehicle and the new renewal of the registration. Don’t endure long lines, I’ll do it for you.

We also have a car wash if you want to keep your car clean. El Chiflon Car Wash

My phone number 099 876 6648.

Sebas A

Remigio Tamariz 2-100 y Agustín Cueva

Sebastian Alvarez

From $11/month: Intermediate Spanish in 6 months with Hotel Borbollón

With 2 to 3 hours a week of good one-on-one instruction, you can get from beginner to intermediate level Spanish in just 6 months but only if you do 15 to 20 minutes a day of studying.

The routine, the discipline, the momentum and finding a system that works for you is key. Even if you are mega busy, time is elastic enough to find 15-20 minutes a day. No excuses. If you want it, you will do it and it is your job to start and it is your job to continue, even when procrastination begins to set in. If it gets tough, just slow down. However, it is vital to keep moving… that’s what I do on a punishing steep climb on my bike in Ecuador… I keep going with less speed but I always reach my destination because I always press on.


Professional teacher

I taught for 25 years 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. I can address whatever skills or content you need. I can teach your student to read and write in English. I have experience with young children to graduate students.

My teaching fee is negotiable depending upon the task.



WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

Lymphatic drainage massage at home

I am a specialist in lymphatic massage who will take into account your particular needs to give you the best and most satisfying experience.

Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage
• Promotes general relaxation and increased physical well-being
• Combats fluid retention, lymphedema, and varicose vein formation
• Helps reduce cellulite and improves the appearance of the skin
• Assisting in the treatment of post-operative inflammation, chronic infection, and healing problems
• Accelerates muscle recovery in high-performance athletes
• Strengthens the immune system
• Promotes proper circulation


Cargo van

I offer my van for home transfers, purchases, home deliveries.

Calle El Cebollar 1-78 and Abelardo J. Andrade

Alfredo Davila
099 926 4901

Pet-Tiere pet store

Pet-Tiere is a brand of accessories and services for pets that has a store and offers home delivery service.

Services, accessories and food for your pet (dog and cat).
Food brands such as:

-Royal Canin
-Pro Pac
-Happy Dog
-Formula Natural
among others.

American brands in accessories, flea control, shampoos, vitamins, cat litter, cat litter box, among others.

Edificio La Cuadra 2 Altos Zona Rosa, C. Jose Astudillo Regalado, Cuenca 010105

Pablo Guevara
098 995 6985

Organization of spaces and professional cleaning

From Catalina ́s Garage emerged the entrepreneurship Catalina ́s Services, taking care of the services for the home and office of:

1) Organization of spaces.

We organize spaces. Cupboards, closets, cellars and files. Everything is organized, and clean, which inspires serenity. We adequately handle biosecurity measures, for your tranquility. We have more than 1 year of experience (in the process of international certification).
Ask for your appointment, we go to your house, or, via zoom, we will prepare a work plan together and organize the space to your utility and comfort.


Architecture for foreigners

My name is Agustín Álvarez, I am an architect, and I am carrying out a market study, for which this survey will help to analyze the matter of importance that foreign residents in the city of Cuenca have on the profession of architect, determining the demand for services that an architect can provide to this sector of the population.

By completing the survey, interested people will receive, as a bonus, a free quote for any type of project. I speak English and Spanish.

Survey in English:
Encuesta en español:

Agustin Alvarez
098 315 7348

Luis Cordero

Agustin Alvarez
098 315 7348

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/patient

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

Returning soon!

Pájaro y Bestia will remain closed this week. Travel plans were changed due to the potential problems/issues with travel through Quito because of the protests.

We will be back for a big blowout on July 4 weekend.

Gran Colombia 13-100 y Estévez de Toral

Pajaro y Bestia

What is glutathione IV infusion therapy?

Glutathione is a tripeptide—a combination of three amino acids called cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. It’s present in most of the cells in our bodies, though it’s most often found concentrated in the liver.

Glutathione contains a sticky sulfur chemical group that collects all the bad molecules floating around in your body and neutralizes them. These are called free radicals, and when they’re eliminated, your immune system gets a massive boost

Benefits of glutathione
• Prevents chronic illness
• Slows the aging process
• Boosts athletic ability
• Controls inflammation
• Detoxifies the liver


Recommendation for Attorney Michelle Cordero

Abogado specializing in constitutional/civil law

Big shout out to Michelle, who is bright, articulate, trustworthy and generous with her time and talents. Years ago, she wrote up my EC power of attorney documents and has been attentive when I’ve updated it and had questions. Her English is great and she really knows her way around the legal system in Cuenca.

Do you have your legal last wishes written up yet? If not, contact her today!

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 475 7023

Recommended by Mary B:

Recommendation for Leonardo Loja, landscaping and houseplants

As others have recommended before, here is another recommendation for Leonardo Loja Landscaping. He helped us get house plants for our apartment and potted plants for our terrace. He is very responsive, speaks excellent English (he worked in the US for several years), and is very helpful. We wanted to get potted plants for our place and it was much easier to hire Leo, who was able to make plant-type recommendations and get all the materials for us.


Recommendation for Gabby Naula, manicurist and pedicurist

Gabby is a highly skilled, very nice to work with young professional who gives excellent manicures and pedicures. Her prices are reasonable and she comes to your home. Manicure is $7 and the pedicure is $15.

Her vaccines are current and she follows all safety protocols.

Contact information: 099 128 3396

Recommended by Quinn Price:

Recommendation for Red Tag Movers, movers/storage/consignment

Debra Lynn is the mastermind behind this excellent moving company. Her conscientious crew has been together 7-plus years and it shows! Fluent in English, this is a team there to keep your moving day stress to a minimum – I am living proof! All items arrived safely 3 hours after departure from previous residence. Affordable, efficient, professional – what can I say?

Address: Cuenca, Azuay

Contact information: 098 477 7596

Recommended by Katriana Collins:

Recommendation for Visa Angels, visa assistance

I was recently helped by the amazing team at Visa Angels to get my professional visa. When we encountered some obstacles, they spared no effort in making sure that the process was still successfully completed in time. I stay in Quito but did not even have to travel for the application as they took care of everything for me. I would highly recommend them for their expertise and dedication to their clients.

Address: Gaspar de Villaroel and Isabel la Catolica. Edificio Maldini D401 Cuenca

Contact information:

Recommended by Ralph Medema: +593 95 926 7957

Recommendation for Paola Zuniga, dog groomer

Paola Zuniga, owner of Paw Lovers, is a dog groomer who takes great care to individualize each dog’s care according to the owner’s wishes. Since she is in veterinarian training, she also has a broad understanding of your dog’s health. She will pick up your dog and deliver it clean and groomed back to your home. Her office is near the Work Center on Paucarbamba on Miguel Cordero 1-124 across from the Aroma restaurant.

Address: Miguel Cordero Davila 1-124

Contact information: 099 672 2197

Recommended by Katy Johnson:

Sourdough in Cuenca

Hi everyone. We are International Bakery we offer sourdough bread made on wood oven, free sumar, free chemicals, vegan and gluten free options.
You can visit us in our stores or you can order home delivery.

Some breads:

Barley multi-seeds
Wholemeal with cranberries and walnut
Sweet croissants
Cinnamon rolls

Please write us by WhatsApp and you can find a price list.

Store 1: From Monday to Saturday, from 8 AM to 6:30 PM; Sunday: from 8 AM to 3 PM.

Store 2: From Monday to Saturday from 9:30 AM to 7 PM.,

Store 1: Juan Jaramillo 5:18 y Mariano Cueva.

Store2: Gran Colombia y Manzaneros.

International Bakery: 096 891 1591

Entre Fuego y Leña Pizzería

Would you like to enjoy a sourdough pizza? Come and visit us. We offer sourdough pizza made on wood oven. You can eat here or order to go.
Free chemicals, yeast free, fresh and organic ingredients.
Besides you can find coffee and breakfast in the morning.

Some pizza options:

Classic mozzarella
Serrano Jam
Basil and tomatoes
Pineapple and more.

From Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 AM to 9 PM, Juan Jaramillo 5-10 y Mariano Cueva

Gabriela: 096 884 7990

Free, tasty bacon bits from King Smokehouse

Hola amigos. King Smokehouse has something special for you this week. For every $10 worth of King Smokehouse or Mountain Home Gourmet products you purchase he will gift you a pound of his Applewood smoked bacon bits Free! Yes free!

He also knows sometimes you just don’t want to cook so he is sharing his favorite salad recipe for you to enjoy. Great hint – if you don’t want to mess a pan sautéeing on the stove just toss the bacon bits into your toaster oven at 350f/175c until crispy. Easy-peasy for sure.


Lasagna this Wednesday by Cesares

Don´t go out! Eat at home…
Lasagna made with fresh pasta like you’ve never had…
Today and the rest of the week.

Beef Lasagna
L size $8.50
M size $7.50

Veggie Lasagna
L size $7.50
M size $6.50

Delivery free for orders of more than 4

June 22nd from 11 AM till 10 PM, Calle Larga 8-63

Cesar Mejia: 097 891 8295

Authentic Southeast Asia Cuisine “Cooking With Rey”

Hello my name is Sreymom “Rey” I have been cooking Southeast Asian Cuisine for over 25 years. Born and raised in Cambodia with a passion for fresh and lively flavors. Join me for a private dining experience as we explore the flavors of Southeast Asia.

See my website below for more information.

June 23-26, from 1 – 8 PM, San Sebastian park next to the Museum of Modern Art

Sreymom: 099 544 3977

While Supplies Last. . . King Smokehouse

Quick note from your King Smokehouse. We (along with Cuenca and most of Ecuador) are not able to get either cooking gas or gasoline. What we have available now it all we will be able to supply for you until gas becomes available again. We regret any inconvenience and will be diligent in filling orders until we are out of supplies. Motos are currently running and we will fulfil orders using Motos as long as they are operating. Come in, stock up, and hunker down, enjoying the finest gourmet products at the best prices. Your one stop gourmet shop – Tienda Gourmet, home to King Smokehouse, Mountain Home Gourmet and The Cuenca Shop.

Daily from 9 until 5 (Sat. 9:30-4:30). Closed Sunday, Coronel Talbot 8-66 y Simon Bolivar

Felix Salinas: 096 904 7724

Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Market and lunch cancelled for Wednesday

Apologies. We have to again cancel our regular Farm-to-table Market and Lunch at Los Balcones as the paro (strike) continues to block the roads multiple times between our farm and Cuenca. Until the paro (strike) is settled and the roads re-open, we will be unable to service our customers in Cuenca.

We continue to be open to our local customers visiting our farm for pick-ups.

Apologies again,

Wednesday, June 22, noon – 2 PM cancelled, Presidente Borrero 12-08 y Sangurima, 4 blocks from Parque Calderon

Rob Gray:

Where can you find the Alafi’s artisan cheeses?

We remind you that in Debbie’s place which is located at the end of the hall inside of Sunrise Cafe (Calle Larga and Benigno Malo) you can find all of our great variety of cheeses, a comfortable and great place of easy access.
The Alafi Alimentos family always thinking about the comfort and wellness of all of our clients.

From Monday to Saturday from 8:30 AM to 3 PM, Calle Larga and Benigno Malo

Alafi: 097 892 0361