6 on 6 volleyball at Parque El Paraiso, Sunday at 11 AM – free

You are invited to join an international group of dedicated 6 on 6 volleyball players on Sunday, July 17th from 11 AM to 1 PM (Weather Permitting).
The weekly games will be at Parque El Paraiso where the group began four years ago.

The net will be set up on the green space north of the bathrooms and concession stands and west of the lake.


Looking for more house cleaning clients

Looking for more house cleaning clients: My name is Janet; experienced cleaner. My thoroughness will leave your residence spotless.

Punctual and respectful. I have references.


Used books in English

Limited space in my luggage was the reason I was only able to bring a couple books with me and I’ve already read them as well as a book someone I met gave me. I am learning Spanish but I love to read and I don’t want to translate books at this time. Are there any book exchanges for used books? Or does anyone know any used English book stores? Thanks in advance for any replies.

Sharyn Bergholt: slbbirder@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Mountain bike to rent

I have family coming from the States and my son-in-law is an experienced mountain biker. We have one bike but would like to rent another for him this next week. If you have one you would rent or know where we might rent one, I’d sure appreciate it.


Mary: ecrubia@gmail.com 099 420 2216. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments, store is open today

We have received some new items you might be interested in. We have an oxygen concentrator that also plays relaxing music. An exercise bench with weights, three bed-heaters for your dogs or cats, for those cold nights. An antique steamship trunk. A camping chef’s kitchen setup. Some nice designer women’s and men’s clothing. Come and browse our store and see if there’s anything you can’t live without. New items arrive every day.


Southern style pulled pork BBQ, pimento cheese, jalapeno popper dip

Pre order for this Saturday, pickup or delivery, from Porto y Gaia, our Southern style pulled pork BBQ by the pound and top it off with an order of our creamy coleslaw. Our pimento cheese, original and jalapeno and our newest entry, jalapeno popper dip.

1 pound pulled pork, $9
Pimento cheese original and jalapeno, $6.50 per 300 gm.
Jalapeno popper dip, $6 per 300 gm.

Delivery is extra.


Timberland high boots and diving fins

Original Timberland high boots for women.
Size 6.5
Ideal for hiking
Used, like new.
Price $65

A pair of diving fins.
Size: L-XL
Adjustable buckles
Price $35

Estefany: Estefynewsec@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Great quality sheets on sale

Microfiber bed sheets are composed of finely woven fibers made from wood pulp, polyester, or nylon polymers. They’re affordable and soft, yet they’re more durable than traditional polyester sheets. As a synthetic fabric, microfiber is less likely to wrinkle or shrink compared to all-natural fabrics like cotton. Microfiber has a smooth feel. With this in mind, microfiber tends to trap more heat compared to cotton. The heat retention can be great if you live in a colder climate, or if it’s wintertime. Fitted sheet is deep pocket to make sure they adjust to your mattress, top sheet and 2 pillow cases. All this at affordable prices.


Microfiber hair wrap turban

Suitable for all hair types and lengths (short, long, straight, curly or wavy hair). These hair towels have beautiful colors also, ties back with a button, they are really great gift for women and girls.

Our microfiber hair turban wraps do less friction on hair than traditional bath towels, helps to prevent breakage, split ends and less frizz. Our unique microfiber technology dries your hair quicker and absorbs moisture faster than other materials, leaving your hair light airy and smooth while still slightly damp. blow dry in less time with better results.


Tour guide, facilitator and transportation

National tour guide, driver, facilitator and reliable transportation.

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 in 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.


Café Del Río

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


Are you planning to remodel or build your dream home?

APS Austro-Pro Services, offers professional services in all your projects. We guide you through the project with years of experience and with quality labor. Whether you want to remodel a bathroom, kitchen, put an addition to widen your master bedroom or simple want correct settlement cracks in your home, etc.

Give us a call and get your free inspection and quote. We speak English or write through WhatsApp.

Address. Cordillera 3-85 y Cojitambo Cuenca, Ecuador.

Pablo Quizhpi
099 813 7559

Trekking Pachamama la Chonta

For this Sunday, Runa Way Adventours have prepared an incredible hike starting from the old Inca trail (Qhapac Ñan) and continuing along the summit line of La Chonta hill, which offers us an excellent panoramic view of Azuay and Cañar provinces.

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2022
Hour: 8 AM
Meeting point: Parque San Sebastian Cuenca


Facilitator and transportation

Facilitator and transportation
Dear Expat Community,

My name is Orlando Sigüenza, I have been working with the expat community for over ten years.

My services include:

– Transfer to any airport-at any time
– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns


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.



Below cost sale -Young Living and doTerra essential oils-24% at Cuenca Shop

CuencaShop has the largest variety of Young Living & doTerra essential oils.

We have decided to sell the essential oils at a liquidation of 24% discount.
The sale has started and will finish at 4:30 PM Saturday, August 6th.

The sale is on in-stock items only.
We will also wear the cost of credit card payments.

To assist us support this “Thank-You for your Support” Sale, we do ask that to get the discount that the purchase be over $20 of Essential Oils
(and it is preferred that you purchase a non-essential oil product as well, but it is not compulsory to get discount) – Accountant thinks we are crazy.


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



Marc´s Consignment store

Dear customers,

It’s finally the weekend! After a productive week we hope this weekend will be enjoyable.

Remember to stop by the Marc’s Consignment store. Here you can find a variety of products for your home, living room sets, dining rooms, kitchen items, refrigerators, washers, dryers and more.

At Marc’s Consignment we also help you sell your items that you no longer use or need.

Remember, you bring it, we sell it!

Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

096 849 6409

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

The elves have worked day and night to get your store ready to go

The ‘sounds’ of hammers and saws can be heard. Signs being made, paint being spread, printers, printing and keyboards working in overdrive!! The time is coming, will you be there?

If you ‘create’ things, and always dreamed of having your own store with a bilingual ‘employee’ working 7 days a week, in a well-known, well-established restaurant in the historic district of downtown… we are working hard to make your dream come true.


Professional carpet cleaning and handyman

Professional carpet cleaning ,and upholstery steam cleaning. We are happy to talk with you about your situation and tell you just how we can help you get your carpet back to top shape. What’s more, we are so confident in our abilities that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee! That’s right: You love the result, or we make it right with you.

Our services are:



If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t clean windows. That’s because streak-free quality window cleaning is often difficult, time-consuming, and dangerous to do. Using vinegar, ammonia, or Windex with paper towels, a newspaper or even a baby diaper are the most common at-home window cleaning tricks. At Window Genie, we know how valuable your time is. Your local Window Genie technicians are ready to do the scrubbing and cleaning for you. With our 3-step cleaning process, the streak-free cleaning is done for you. No drips. No streaks. No ladders!

Simon Bolivar 17-25 y Miguel Heredia

Juan Pedro Malo

099 413 6993

Dimplo’s cleaning services

Experts in professional cleaning and disinfection.

Comprehensive cleaning and disinfection to meet all needs and markets: technical cleanings, maintenance cleanings, first cleanings, etc.

Experts in disinfection and maintenance anti-covid19.

Simon Bolivar 17-25 y Miguel Heredia

Juan Pedro Malo

099 413 6993

‘How to Audition” workshop from Azuay Community Theater

Are you theater curious? Hear your inner actor calling?

Join us at Azuay Community Theater’s own location for a “How to Audition” workshop. No theater experience necessary.

Learn how to audition and land a part in a play – what to do before, during and after. An experienced director will coach you through your own practice audition reading.

Then meet a few members of our 6-year-old company and enjoy light refreshments with a short talk about how our ACT volunteers have fun producing plays together.

Only 8 prepaid spots available. Book by July 20.

What: “How to Audition” Workshop

When: Friday, July 22, 10 AM – 12:30 PM


We take care of your pet

– We take care of your pet while you travel or you are not at home.
– We have a safe and comfortable space for the care of your pet.

Personalized attention 24 hours, walks, games, food and rest.

We are responsible in the care of your pet, dogs or cats, small or large.
Your pet will be very well protected and cared for with great care.

– We carry out the pet walking service 3 times a day or 2 times a day, depending on each one.

– You can write us by mail to send you a quote.

Avenida de las Américas


Full body relaxing massage – 90-minute session

This massage releases your muscles and calms your nervous system – it’s the perfect recipe for relaxation. Everyone could benefit from a Relaxing massage – whether you’re struggling to sleep, got deadlines to hit, or want some quality ‘me’ time.

Benefits of Relaxing Massages:

• An improved night’s sleep
• A drop in cortisol levels
• Muscles that feel looser and more relaxed
• Reduce tension
• Enhance concentration and focus
• Improves circulation
• Reduce fatigue

This massage costs $40 + $5 transportation fee.

Schedule your in-home massage on the day and time that suits you best.

Belisario Andrade Y Julio Torres

Elsa Rojas
098 177 4961

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.



Excellent Chevrolet, imported

Cobalt, in mint condition. Always maintained. Has all the features.

Gary: hwindshadow@aol.com .

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Natalia Maldonado, Muebles Vera Vazquez

We really can’t believe we walked to Vera Vazquez one afternoon and met wonderful Natalia Maldonado! Without us speaking any Spanish or her speaking English, we were able to order what we wanted for our condo. Natalia was extremely patient and kind to help us to make custom made furniture. She is professional, helpful and sweet! She always treated us with coffee, wine, water and, above all, the best smiles. We are very grateful for her help. We love all the furniture. Price, is absolutely unbelievable.


Sourdough pizza in wood-fired oven

Have you ever enjoy sourdough pizza in Cuenca? Come and visit us with your family and friends, we are Entre Fuego y Leña Pizzería team. Here you can eat healthy and delicious pizza, yeast free.

Find us at Historical Center.

Some options:


Choux pastries at Yapa Fest and Garden Market

Naná mil y un deleites keeps on track! This coming weekend we’ll be at Yapa Fest and Garden Market as well, offering our very special pastries made of pate choux, the same for éclairs, profiteroles, and cream puffs. They are unique in town and you can get them visiting La Yunta Restaurant both days!

Saturday 16, from 11 AM to 5 PM / Sunday 17 from 10 AM to 4 PM, La Yunta Restaurant, Avenida Primero de Mayo and Gaspar de Carvajal

Maria Elisa Espinosa: 099 619 1208

Homemade pies are a delicious treat – from Carlos at Vivaldi Pies

Order your fresh, homemade pies. What a delicious treat! And here are the details:

All pies are made by hand and are custom baked to your order. All ingredients are fresh and natural. Pies are 9 inches across and 2 inches deep, giving you 8 very large portions in every pie.

Apple Pie – $12
Strawberry Pie – $12

Chicken and Mushroom Pie – $20
Chicken Pot Pie (with peas and carrots) – $20

(Coming soon: lamb pot pie)

Please place your order in advance.

Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca

Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3, depending on your location

Available 7 days a week, Across Cuenca

Carlos Paez: 096 254 6303

An incredible five course menu; not to be missed

Join us this July 15th and 16th for a special Five-Course Menu. This Friday and Saturday only, from 5 to 9 PM.

Weekends at La Guarida are not to be missed. Five courses paying tribute to traditional American dishes; all for $20. We also have created an incredible $8 pairing menu to go alongside this incredible experience.

Nowhere else in Cuenca (at this price) will you get a gastronomical experience like this one. Our first course begins with clam chowder, then we move on to a perfect slider, follow that up with sausage gravy and biscuits, continue with mac and cheese and BBQ ribs and finish with a perfect apple pie.

Book now by calling 099 806 8071.

July 15th, from 5 to 9 PM, $20, Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Café Ñucallacta – Cuenca´s favorite coffeehouse

We are open every day of the week. We use some of the best coffee in Ecuador, roasted and brewed fresh. Stop by to enjoy a delicious breakfast, pastry, specialty drink or fast food item prepared at the moment. Come see why we were voted Cuenca’s favorite coffeehouse.

We have a few spices, Bodum French presses and other products recently brought in from the States. Check them out before they are sold out.

Send us a WhatsApp or visit us as of 8 AM on weekdays and 9 AM on weekends. See you soon.

Every day, Hermano Miguel 562 entre J. Jaramillo y H. Vasquez

Ruminahui Duchicela: 096 311 4958

Pájaro y Bestia weekly menu

This week we have:

$3 lunch from 1 to 3 PM, walk-ins only. Please no to go orders on the $3 lunch.

After 3 PM, we will have:

High on the Hog sandwich (traditional pulled pork)
Keep It on the Down Low sandwich – back by popular demand
Smoked chicken thighs


7 Bakery Coffee

Business Hours
From Monday to Sunday and holidays
Home deliveries via WhatsApp 098 862 7147 With 24 hours of anticipation.

Physical store
Address: Av Gonzales Suarez 14-90 and Luis Martinez
From 9 AM – 5 PM or while supplies last


Sourdough bread in Cuenca

Hi everyone, We are happy to continue delighting our dear customers, offering healthy sourdough bread, free yeast, vegan and some desserts made in wood-fire oven, organic free chemicals.

You can find us in the historical Center.
We have home delivery.

Some breads:


Live music with Luis Ullauri at the Otorongo Lounge

As every Friday, Luis Ullauri will be performing the best of his repertoire at the Otorongo Longe this July the 15th at 8 PM. Cover: a voluntary contribution.

July 15th, from 8 to 10 PM, no cover charge, Plaza el Otorongo, Av. 3 de Novimembre, Cuenca.

Luis Ullauri: 099 998 7932

YapaFest Outdoor Music & Artisan Festival this Saturday

On Saturday July 16th, beginning at 11 AM and running till 5 PM, La Yunta is hosting YapaFest 2022, an outdoor music and artisan festival and benefit. There will be three bands spreading joyful music. Artisan vendors will be on hand with their own handmade creations including craftwork and take away food goodies. Also, Helping Kids in Ecuador will be on hand with information on their work.

And here is the great news. The event is free.


Garage Sale – this Saturday

Please plan to attend the Garage Sale benefitting Mujeres con Exito on Saturday – from 9 AM until 1 PM.

We have some interesting and useful items donated by our wonderful supporters. Surely, there is something you need or want.

All monies collected will be used to repair the existing canopy in dining room 1 and to buy a new canopy for dining room 2. These canopies will make both rooms more welcoming for lunches, meetings and for catering.

See you there!

Saturday, July 16th from 9 AM to 1 PM, No fee, Baltazara de Calderon y Miguel Velez, Cuenca.

Marilyn Appel: r.m.appel65@gmail.com

Too Far South, concert at idiomART

Too Far South is Ecuador’s premier country band and they really know how to get you off your chair and onto the dance floor!

We’re excited to have them play at our July Patio Sessions at idiomART. Our Patio Sessions concert series is to promote a wide variety of bands and genres of music at a venue where the music is the focus not the background. We started this series last year at our old location and each month we have featured very different styles of music and musicians. We’ve had everything from Cumbia to Blues, Broadway to Folk, Andean to Cuban. And now, country music!