Ecuador redistribution of inactive land

Per Heritage(dot)org 2022 index of economic freedom:

“Ecuadorian law recognizes the right to private property. If land has not been in ‘active use’ for two years, however, the state may redistribute it.”

I know several Ecuadorian lawyers read GringoPost. Would you please share your thoughts on the above.

For example, if land is purchased as an investment without further use/development of the land.

Especially if a future Ecuadorian administration is much less conservative than the current administration.

Thank you,


MacBook – Cuenca

Looking for a decent and well-kept MacBook in Cuenca. Please let me know you if you are selling one:

Mateo: 099 557 7694. Call after: 5 PM.

City: Cuenca


Want to rent long-term furnished house in el Vergel neighborhood in a gated community.

Cell number 098 672 1049


Looking for 3 beds suite for short-term rental

Looking for 3 beds semi-furnished suite for short-term rental in Cuenca, $50 to $100 per day, I don’t have pets.

Looking for a suite or apartment for about 10 days from the 13th of October. Four people 1 married couple with two grown children.

Vernon Randall: 1 306 873 1474 or 1 306 873 2980. Call after: 9 AM

Cuenca Consignments is open today

New items received daily. Stoves gas and electric, beds, furniture, household items and lots of clothing. These are barely used items and some are brand names from the US, Come and see our large selection.

We also can help you sell your slightly used items if you’re moving or downsizing.

We are located at Isabela 4-75 Y 12 de Abril and our hours are 11 AM to 5 PM. See map for directions.

A new week, a new life, a new place. Enjoy every day.

Brenda Webb: 098 459 3005 Spanish 095 898 4212.

City: Cuenca

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

Come to the brewery and try our hand-crafted beer. We have plenty to choose from.

Beers: Rowdy Rabbit our low-carb beer, Jamaica, Maracuya, Pale Ale, Hoofta IPA, Amber, Stout and Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Don’t forget, we also have Doña Julita Café from Vilcabamba 3 styles in whole bean or ground.

Come in Thursday & Friday from 3 to 8 PM… or later if the crowd is having fun.

Friday only: at The Hop Factory get 2 for $5 (bourbon barrel not included)
We are right off the new Ciclovía.
Calle del Himno Nacional & De la Bandera Nacional were on Google maps (The Hop Factory)

Luis: 098 721 4499.

City: Cuenca

2013 Chevrolet Gran Vitara

2013 full Gran Vitara 2 x 4.

Moving back to Canada so selling my great little car. Well maintained, drives perfect with no mechanical issues

-Only 90,000 original kilometers
-Power windows
-Air conditioning
-Upgraded touch screen stereo with backup camera
-power mirrors
-$1000 black rims
-Newer tires with 80% tread
-Tinted windows
-Excellent condition.
-2022 matricula

This Gran Vitara is priced right and ready to sell!

Contact me on WhatsApp to arrange a viewing

Eahly Shirley: +1 403 889 0993.

City: Cuenca

iPhone 11 64 gb for sale

iPhone 11 for sale with the box and accessories, with perfect condition and battery. Never opened before for repairs or anything.


Mohammed: 096 271 1888.

City: Cuenca

Whirlpool gas dryer, LG washer, TV entertainment and water dispenser

White whirlpool gas dryer 17 KG of capacity, and White front door LG inverter direct drive washer, I will let it go $625 for the set or obo.
Tv entertainment center for TV up to 65″ $175
Water dispenser, hot and cold $80

Ruth: .

City: Cuenca

Art sale and commissioned work

Hello everyone. I am an Ecuadorian artist and I’m selling at a good price some paintings that I have done in the past years. Most are oil paintings and some watercolors. You can consult the link where you´ll find a PDF catalogue with the pictures, measurements and prices. I can take them to your house so you can check them before buying.

I also do commissioned work: portraits, still lifes, murals, etc. If you want more information contact me by email or WhatsApp.

Pablo Silva: 099 830 0338.

City: Cuenca

For sale Bobcat Miner 300 Helium Hotspot EU/US

Wholesale offers available / all kinds of Bitmain Antminer, Bobcat Miner 300 and Graphics Cards.

100% sealed in original box with full and complete accessories in the box and come with international manufacturer warranty.

Order inquires contact us 24Hrs Whatsapp +1 (513) 690 1424

Bobcat Miner 300 Helium Hotspot EU/US


Glass top table with 6 stackable chairs

Expandable glass topped table with stainless steel legs. When expanded easily seats 6 people. 6 matching comfortable chairs which stack into each other. The chairs have black weather-proof leather-like seat coverings accented with curved, stainless-steel supports. Chairs are great option for added seating anywhere.

$350 or OBO. Email for photos.

Katy Johnson: .

City: Cuenca

Aquarium for sale

Never used aquarium with pump, measures 39″ long x 16″ deep x 22″ high. Not sure of the exact volume but it’s about 50 gallons. Bought new for $200, selling for $100. Currently in Chordeleg for pick-up though arranging for transport to Cuenca may be possible. WhatsApp text only to 099 664 8605.

Manya Arond Thomas: .

City: Cuenca

Custom kitchen island

Kitchen island 69W x 30D x 356 1/2H. Includes black granite top. Four wide drawers with full extension guides. $595

Terry Woodruff: .

City: Cuenca

Blender and sandwich maker

Second hand blender, Umco in good condition $28
Second hand sandwich maker, Proctor Silex $17

Mido: 098 350 3629.

City: Cuenca

Do you have in mind to diversify your investments?

Because many GringoPost readers may not be familiar with Cooperco, I’d like to introduce this exceptional co-operative to you. Established in Cuenca in 1965, Cooperco has, until now, been focused almost exclusively on servicing the Cuencano community. That exclusive emphasis has begun to shift. In addition to continuing to serve the Cuencano community, Cooperco, in 2020, expanded its capability to now include a strong initiative serving Cuenca’s international community. Starting from a decidedly strong base, Cooperco has only grown stronger. It is the cooperative that offers CDs with not only high rates of return but unparalleled safety and security of principal. That’s a combination that is hard to beat.


Plans for Dinner? – Taco Tuesday at Santa Cruz Restaurant

Santa Cruz Restaurant gives you great options so you can choose your best deal! Check out these amazing combos and specials:


Taco Tuesday 10 x 10 (Ten tacos for 10 bucks)
Blue Margaritas 2 x 1 everyday!

1) Mega Combo $21:
Quesadillas + Nachos full + 4 tacos + 1 L coke


Spanish Classes for beginners in a small group

Spanish Classes for beginners in a small group. Immerse yourself in a new concept of learning Spanish quickly and efficiently. Learn Spanish with a qualified and experienced teacher. You will cover basic topics, useful for everyday conversation, including talking about yourself, making hotel or dinner reservations, take taxis, etc. You will be introduced to various language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with group exercises and weekly homework).


Hairdresser needed

Hello ladies! I am new to Cuenca and in dire need of a haircut. Can anyone recommend a hairdresser, preferably one who does well with shaggy pixie cuts? I appreciate any input! Thanks in advance!



Hairdresser needed

Hello ladies! I am new to Cuenca and in dire need of a haircut. Can anyone recommend a hairdresser, preferably one who does well with shaggy pixie cuts? I appreciate any input! Thanks in advance!



On sale this week at YarnLux

Rowan fine art yarn (light fingering weight) 30% off.
KnitPro Blockers 25% off.
Free patterns with purchase of yarn. Crochet Pattern ~ Eva’s Shawl and Knitting Pattern ~ Traveling Woman Shawl.

Join us in our grand re-opening while we celebrate our new location.

YarnLux – boutique de hilo specializes in natural fibers. Visit Cuenca’s luxury yarn store, YarnLux – boutique de hilo at Juan Cuesta 2-40 y Alfonso Moreno Mora. We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Juan Cuesta 2-40 y Alfonso Moreno Mora

Elizabeth Beale
099 772 2205

Transverse 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



Ecuador digital nomad visa

In recent months, Ecuador has undergone important migratory and human mobility reforms. A new reform to the Organic Law of Human Mobility was issued on February 5, 2021, followed by the issuance of its respective regulations on February 18, 2022.

With this series of reforms, and the hope of a post-pandemic reality, the idea of ​​implementing a so-called nomad visa was proposed by the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Marc´s Consignment

Dear Customers:

We want to remind you that in our store we can help you sell things that you no longer use or need, such as: stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, dining sets, bicycles, paintings, kitchen items, decorations, etc.

Our store offers all kinds of items for your home, every week we have new options for you at great prices.

Visit our store and find everything you need for your home!

Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

096 849 6409

Full body deep tissue massage – 90 minutes session

This massage is an excellent technique for solving muscular problems and is especially suitable for people with contractures, lumbar discomfort, and stress.

The deep tissue massage works on specific areas of accumulated muscle tension in the body. Stress, bad postures, or intensive physical activity can cause contracted muscles and the best way to treat this is a good massage.


Myers’ Cocktail IV therapy

Myers’ Cocktail IV is a powerful combination of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and fluids; this well-known IV drip will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. In addition, the Myers’ Cocktail is touted as an effective therapy to maintain wellness and alleviate the symptoms of acute or chronic illnesses and diseases.



Professional and proficient nursing services

Who needs nursing services at home?

• Patients who return home after surgery, needing care, supervision and assistance
• Patients who are undergoing complicated treatment that requires the use of medical equipment and/or medication monitoring

I take care of people of all ages, from infants to seniors. I work with your doctor and family to develop customized care plans so you can regain your health in the comfort of your home.



A question to ponder

Do you know how your mouth waters when someone is smoking meat?
Do vegans drool when someone is outside mowing the lawn?

Gran Colombia 13-100, y Estevez de Toral

Pajaro y Bestia

Does your child need help with reading, writing, or math?

I taught for 25 years in the USA. I will teach any age student and have taught hundreds of students to read, write, and master math.

I hold 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 can address whatever skills or content you or your student need. I have experience with young children to graduate students. My teaching fee is negotiable depending upon the task.

I am fully vaccinated and will work with you in-person or online.



WhatsApp 593 96 711 7397

Full Moon – Women’s Circle

This Wednesday from 2 to 4 PM we will be meeting for a women’s circle to celebrate the full moon in Capricorn. This is a space for meditation, journaling, group tarot readings, and reflection.

If you are looking to connect with other women, learn about your devine feminine energy, honor your intuition, and be intentional about this next cycle then join us as we honor the full moon.

Cost is $10 and includes tea and a snack.

Viejo Camino a Turi y Primero De Mayo

Aubree Jeanne
099 255 6981

Cusco and Macchu Picchu special price 2022

Cusco, lively Culture
Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley
Huilloc and Machu Picchu

A trip that will connect us with the villages that still keep their ancestral traditions. Huilloc, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo, Inca villages, that will show us the richness of their life, in combination with the main attractions of downtown Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, the colorful atmosphere of the Sacred Valley and the magnificence of Machu Picchu.


Berenice Studio

Berenice Studio wants you to know our new facilities. 

where we have new services such as: 

-deep tissue relaxation massage 
-deep cleansing facials 
-eyelash perm curl 
-eyebrow laminate 
-body hair removal 
-lymphatic drainage massage 
-post operative massages 
-anti aging facials 
-facials for acne skin 
and much more… 


Why should you opt for a supplementary medical plan in Ecuador?

Why should you opt for a supplementary medical plan in Ecuador? Benefits and options in Ecuador:

Both private and public health insurance in Ecuador can be easily combined with low-cost supplemental health plans which will cover specific needs such as outpatient medical care, emergency care, and coverage of medical tests. This type of basic coverage will be very useful if you have a health plan with IESS. IESS will provide you with medical assistance when you need it but you may experience long wait times when accessing your benefits, which is why we offer you the option of a supplementary plan.


Private Spanish lessons

Personalized, private, face-to-face Spanish lessons in the city of Cuenca. Native speaker, with a degree in foreign languages. I speak English fluently, and also German.

Gran Colombia – Cuenca

Juan Carlos

Looking for a translator/interpreter? Are you struggling with internet?

I am Maria Penafiel, I am a Lawyer, I am 25-years-old and I speak English fluently. Besides that, I have also studied German, a bit of Italian. I love traveling. I have been to Italy, the United States and I have also traveled within Ecuador. I have been to Galapagos, Amazonas, Chimborazo, Quito and Baños de Ambato. My beautiful country is full of diversity and I am excited for you to experience it. I am already planning my next trip.

I am currently working at a city law firm.

read more…

Looking for a translator/interpreter? Are you struggling with internet?

I am Maria Penafiel, I am a Lawyer, I am 25 years old and I speak English fluently. Besides that, I have also studied German, a bit of Italian. I love traveling. I have been to Italy, the United States and I have also traveled within Ecuador. I have been to Galapagos, Amazonas, Chimborazo, Quito and Baños de Ambato. My beautiful country is full of diversity and I am excited for you to experience it. I am already planning my next trip.
I am currently working at a city law firm.


Recommendation for Diana Vera, medical facilitator

I would like to highly recommend my medical facilitator and friend, Diana Vera. Today was the 3rd time in a little over a year that she has helped me navigate through some issues I seem to experience when I first get to Ecuador. She’s kind, patient, patiently translates for me, and escorts me for my testing and medications. If you need help reach out to her. She’s excellent!

Address: Cuenca, EC

Contact information: 098 382 1390

Recommended by Cheryl Duerr:

Recommendation for Harrison Paul and Expat Envoy, Courier service

We shipped a guitar to our family in Mendocino County, CA. Harrison communicated his costs and the steps he was taking to assure that it arrived safely. He provided us with the UPS tracking number to follow its progress from Florida. Couldn’t be more pleased with his service including a previous delivery of a letter.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 099 018 1142

Recommended by Jeremiah Reardon: 098 500 0504

Recommendation for Frank Pauta, plumbing

Looking for an English-speaking plumber in Cuenca? Look no further. Cuenca-born Frank Pauta is the one for the job. Licensed in the US, Frank spent 15 years in Danbury, Connecticut and returns periodically to renew his license.

He can handle all your plumbing and gas line needs. He will service/fix your califon, toilet, sink, washer and dryer.

His current service fee is $25. There are additional costs if you need parts.

Address: Cuenca-Camino Viejo a Baños

Contact information: 099 081 0294

Recommended by Lynda J. Moore:

Recommendation for Wood Works (Jesus), wood furniture, etc.

Wow! A few weeks ago we went to the feria at Common Grounds and Jesus from Wood Works gave us his business card. About a week ago Terry Zerr, my husband, emailed him a picture of a rolling butcher block. He delivered it today, and it is above all our expectations! It is beautiful, sturdy and exactly what we wanted. We highly recommend him! Here are some pictures of the masterpiece.

Contact information: WhatsApp: 096 273 9781

Recommended by Wendy Zer: 099 770 5571

Delicious and homemade – Vivaldi Ice Cream from Carlos

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream; the kind that you ate growing up? You will love these flavors. Many flavors are not available anywhere else in Ecuador. Give your mouth a treat. What are you waiting for?
All ice cream is made with all-natural ingredients. Real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.
I have the following flavors available for you this week. Enjoy.


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

Come to the Gran Roca Wednesday Farm-to-Table Market and have a one-of-a-kind fresh, healthy and delicious lunch from noon – 2 PM at Los Balcones on Presidente Borrero 12-08 y Sangurima, (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon), 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.


Cooking With Rey, “What’s cooking this week”

Thank you so much for all your kind comments. I enjoy serving each and every one of you. Best Wishes, Chef Sreymom

Recommendation for cooking with Rey- Cambodian restaurant

If you want an experience out of the ordinary, then you must go to the “Cooking with Rey- Cambodian restaurant”. The setting is in a beautiful home on Coronel Talbot near San Sebastian Parque. The hosts, chef Rey and her charming husband Joe, quickly make you feel comfortable and at home.


Menu this week, Mujeres Con Exito lunches

You are in luck for some very yummy lunch options (Almuerzo) with Mujeres Con Exito, right downtown, close to Plaza San Sebastián.

Tuesday, the 12th
Soup of broth with green plantain and cheese balls (Bolas de Verde)
Meatballs, or Chicken Filet
Turmeric flavored rice
Spinach Salad with grapes and yellow grapes (Uvillas)


Sourdough pizzas in a wood-fired oven

Pizzería between fire and wood invites You to enjoy our delicious and original pizzas. Choosing a sourdough pizza will bring you many benefits. It is also much more pleasant for your digestive system.

Come and meet our pizza without yeast:

Pizza fugazza
Pizza clásica
Pizza Pomodoro
Salad capresse
Green salad

I invite you to savor the delicious breakfast, traditional coffee, cappuccino, espresso, milkshakes, cake and natural juices.

We happily deliver your favorite pizza to your home.

Orders: call 096 884 7990
Address Juan Jaramillo 5-10 Mariano Cueva next to the Internacional Bakery

Free tasting
City: Cuenca

Every day, Juan Jaramillo 5:10 Mariano Cueva


Indian Luncheon with Leslie Breen – Sunday, 31 July, 2022

A once-a-month event celebrating the most delicious cuisines of the world in a lovely private home. This month join us for a taste of India…


Hors d’oeuvres
Onion Bahjis (Onion Fritters) with Mint Chutney
Pappadums (Flat, Crisp Bread) with Tomato Chutney


The Bridge from beginner to master

The Bridge from beginner to master. Whether you’re beginning bridge, haven’t played for years or are a life master, the Cuenca Bridge Club is the place for you. We will explain bids if necessary and make your experience convivial.
For further details, contact Barry @ or Ed on WhatsApp: +593 99 818 8706

The English-Speaking Bridge Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 – 4 PM at the Cuenca Bridge Club, located at Reginalda Arizaga 2-52 off of Daquea Granda in Puertas del Sol area near the new Ital Deli.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-4, $2 per session, Reginalda Arizaga 2-52 off of Daquea Granda in Puertas del Sol area, Cuenca.

Barry Rein

No cost – Intro to Silk Reeling; for healthy joints

This is a no cost introduction to the practice of silk reeling. (See more info below).

Wednesday July 13th, 4-5 PM for no cost.

Try it out and see if it is for you. If you enjoy it, we offer a full workshop on it:

July 14th – 16th
2-4 PM every day


Calianduo Trio: Evening of Brazilian Music

This Wednesday at the Jazz Society Cafe

Calianduo is a trio of Brazilian music ranging from choro, samba, Xote, Forró and baiao and is composed of 3 musicians ranging from voice, violao, flute and percussion.

Don’t miss this great show.

Wednesday, 7 PM, 13th of July, $5 donation for the musicians, Jazz Society Cafe Los Cedros y Los Claveles, Cuenca.

Deborah Dahili: Phone: English: 093 934 2714 Español: 096 322 3377

Movies and Dinner at La Guarida

We are presenting two great and very different films. Don’t miss them! We have added new items in our menu such as Sesame Chicken and our BBQ Pork Chop; two new dishes to die for.

– Beasts of No Nation –. July 12th (Tuesday, 6:45 PM).
Director Fukunaga proves again his storytelling grace with a story truly worth the telling, the result is explosively authentic and yet lyrical, making an utterly inhumane and alien situation both completely real and completely abstract. A masterpiece.

– Raising Arizona –. July 13th (Wednesday, 6:45 PM).
This film is a prize package and a bundle of joy, one that puts a fresh, funny face on the American comedy movie. It’s as encouraging as it is entertaining. One of the best Coen brothers’ films to date with an outstanding Nicolas Cage.

Don’t forget that reservations with dinner are required. Book now by calling 099 806 8071.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. A couple of meters from La Cuadra Station on the Tranvia Path.

July 12th, from 6:45 PM to 10 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071

Fiesta de la Musica Cuenca

The Alianza Fancesa of Cuenca is proud to invite you to our event Fiesta de la Musica Cuenca. Gathering 140 musicians in not less than 14 different stages within the beautiful city of Cuenca.

Next 13, 15 and 16 of July, come listen to free music for every taste: Rock, Metal, Electro, Indie and Hip Hop.

The inauguration is next 13th of July in the Teatro Sucre!
Next 15th of July is the day of private places within various bar and restaurants such as:
La Belga / la Vieja Diablos / el Vevos / El Bumba / El Pedregal / el WunderBar / el 3 Marias y el 11 piza y cerveza.

Last but not least, the 16th of July is the day of public places, where you will find 4 stages in the city of Cuenca with various different style of music.

Esplanada del Estadio: Indie Fusion

Plaza del Otorongo: Rock y Metal

Plazoleta del Vado: Rap / Hip Hop

Puente Roto: Electro Experimental

All concerts are free so do not hesitate to join us for this big event.

July 13th, July 15th, July 16th, free, Cuenca, Cuenca.

Oceane Wauters