Special FAAN event this Sunday, July 24, 2022, 10 AM to 2 PM

You’re invited to a special FAAN event this Sunday, July 24, 2022, at the Oro Verde Hotel in Cuenca.

FAAN rescues injured and homeless dogs in the greater Cuenca area. Presently, FAAN is home to approx.100 dogs are located at the Tarqui shelter. All dogs receive vet care, sterilization and food.

A good number of these dogs are available for adoption and some will be at the event for you to meet!


Do you need help translating documents from English to Spanish or Spanish to English?

I am Maria Peñafiel, I am a Lawyer, I am 25 years old and I speak English, fluently. Besides that, I have also studied German, and a bit of Italian. I love traveling. I have been to Italy, México. Perú and the United States and I have also traveled within Ecuador. I have been to Galápagos, 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.


Relaxing in-home 60-minute massage, reduces stress

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


In search of an umbrella, but not just any old umbrella

It is time to get an umbrella. I think the best umbrella is a shorty collapsible that holds up over time. In the States, there was a brand called Totes and it was well made but not real expensive. I’m thinking that some of you who have lived here for a while may have found a sturdy and durable shorty umbrella that doesn’t cost a lot. I know that it is often true that you get what you pay for, but sometimes it is better to ask around and see what people are happy with because all too often you don’t get what you pay for.


NFL peeps

Hoping to find a group or groups of NFL followers in Cuenca! WhatsApp is best to communicate

Michael: 098 599 3471. Call after: 11 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a job as an assistant

I would like to offer my services as a personal assistant. I speak English and Spanish. I have organizational and computer skills, I know how to use word, excel, power point, internet. I also have a good attitude. My work would involve a wide variety of tasks, like Spanish tutor, translation or interpreter from English to Spanish

Carmen: 098 453 4019. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Quito (capital)

Cuenca Consignments Store is open today

New merchandise arrived every day last week. We have an Oxygen Concentrator. a water distiller, a camping table and kitchen, exercise bench with weights, free hand weights, new clothes, some new and some gently worn, a very nice blender, and many other items.
We are open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM.

If you are downsizing, moving, or just cleaning out the things you don’t need or want anymore, we can help you sell those items for some extra cash. We’ve been in business here in Cuenca for over 6 years and have been voted best consignment store each year.

Brenda Webb: ironpony80@hotmail.com 098 459 3005 Spanish 095 898 4212.

City: Cuenca

Blender and sandwich maker

Umco Blender, in good condition, $22
Proctor Silex sandwich maker, $12

Mido: 098 350 3629.

City: Cuenca

Are you prepared for bad water?

Filter out chlorine and icky things from the water pipes

How do you filter out chlorine and icky things from the old water pipes?

Start drinking great-tasting water with our high-tech pitchers. The real strength of our pitches is the quality of our filters!


Colineal, king-size bed frame/mattress

Very attractive Colineal king-size bed, which includes the frame, headboard and footboard, two nightstands with three drawers in each for good storage space. Also included is the mattress which is very comfortable and in very good condition.

We paid $1599 for the whole bed not so long ago. Now you can have it for $775

Kelly: kelly212davis@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Reasons to eat dates

Dear friends of Gramm, here we share some reasons to eat dates:

1. Hangover: Help in sobering up really quickly

2. Vision: When ingested orally, it reduced night blindness.

3. Digestion: Healthy bowel movements and cures intestinal disorders

4. Energy: Boost energy for anemic patients and increases sexual stamina.


Cardboard boxes for moving – for sale

I still have a number of cardboard boxes for moving available for sale, various sizes. The medium ones run about 18″ x 14″ x 10″ high, various sizes. The larger ones run about 20″ x 18″ x 16″ but sizes vary. Let me know how many you need. I have a lot. Medium boxes are $1 each, larger ones are $1.50 each, and extra-large ones $2 each. Please contact me by text via WhatsApp or email. Do not call as I often cannot answer the phone.

Paulina: paulinaurgiles4@gmail.com 098 890 7549.

City: Cuenca

Interested in viewing the Perseids?

Would you be interested in an overnight trip to observe the annual Perseid meteorite shower this August 12? I’m working with Martin Avilla to plan a trip into the dark maybe an hour or so away from Cuenca. We hope to have an astronomer accompany the group as well. This will be a pet-friendly trip.

Right now, that is the extent of the plan – no other details yet, nor do we have a price. What I need to know is who might be interested in such a trip.


Beautiful replicas of the Cathedral of Cuenca

The perfect gift and souvenir of the most representative church of Cuenca

Base: Steel 20×1 1cm
Church: 50% Biodegradable – 50% PVC with finish
bright bronze.

Price: $40

Claudia Merchan: 098 111 5276.

City: Cuenca

Bike Bajaj Avenger Cruise 2015 220cc for sale

In perfect condition, never hit, 5 speed, manual, 220cc, runs with great force. Selling due to moving abroad. Come and try it out and you will fall in love with her. Papers updated. Call me and I’ll send you all the photos. Located in Cuenca.

Daniel Osorio Molina: osoriomolinad@gmail.com +593 98 265 3786.

City: Cuenca

The Hop Factory: Best place for craft beer 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.


Large dog crate

Airline-approved dog crate, 48″ L x 32″ W x 35″ H, it has wheels to roll around, the top comes off if needed.

Paid $300 new a few months ago, you can buy it today for $100 OBO.

Sean: seancgi@aol.com WhatsApp 1 941 232 8046.

City: Cuenca

Only 2 spots left – “How to Audition” Workshop this Friday

Are you theater curious? Hear your inner actor calling? Want to sharpen your skills to audition for our upcoming comedy?

Join us at Azuay Community Theater’s own location for a “How to Audition” workshop.

No theater experience is 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.


Tickets for Saturday Movie – Cuenca Car Share

I will be selling tickets this morning for Thor at Sunrise Cafe starting at 9 AM. This movie supports Cuenca English Lion’s Club charities. See previous announcement for details.

Calle Cantón Saraguro Y Manuel Cisneros

Emilio Morocho
098 699 5694

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.



Selenium IV and zinc IV nutrient therapy

Stress, food intolerance, a medical illness and GI conditions can inhibit the absorption of essential substances such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, folic acid, glutathione, or biotin.

IV Nutrient Therapy is a tool to safely and efficiently administer high dosages of nutrients that the body could not absorb through food or oral supplementation alone.


Full body deep tissue massage – 90-minutes session

A deep tissue massage is a type of massage that aims to invigorate and heal a person’s muscles and connective tissue.

Deep tissue massage works on specific areas of 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.

The main benefit of a deep tissue massage is that it can help relieve pain caused by stressed and strained muscles—the massage focus on targeting specific muscles and connective tissue.


Creative Holidays in Baños de Cuenca in Alli Maki Crear y Relajar

Enjoy new workshops for children from 9 years old to the elderly! In my club, Alli Maki Crear y Relajar, you can create a fishing game, build a lamp, make papier mache figures, weave bracelets, sew chicks and much more.
Take advantage during your vacation.

Information and price on the website
Questions and registrations with WhatsApp
New number 096 312 9138

Thanks for visiting us and having fun when it rains!

Calle de 24 de Diciembre y Calle la Merced, Baños, Cuenca


096 312 9138

I need official translation services from Spanish to English in Cuenca

I live in Cuenca, Ecuador and I would like to know if official translation services from Spanish to English are also offered in this city? Please let me know if anyone has any information on the cost per page of translation and the minimum waiting time for this. Also, if you know of a reputable institution that can help me in this matter, please share their contact information with me.


Alireza Zareei

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:

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

2) Super Combo $12
Tacos + Chili Cheese + 1 L coke

3) Super Combo $15
Burrito + Nachos full + 1L coke


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


Can you imagine the cost of having your very own native Spanish/English translator, a facilitator, a driver, and a handyman? Well, you can have all that in one package!

Hello, I am Adrián Puli. It has been my pleasure to help scores of English-speaking expats negotiate the medical and legal system, as well as assist with day-to-day chores and activities.

Even expats who have some Spanish find it a challenge in stressful situations, such as specialist visits, dealing with SRI, gaining your cedula, etc.


Yoga Retreat in Vilcabamba with RumiSol

Escape for the weekend for a rejuvenating yoga retreat at Izhcayluma Resort. This weekend is all about rest and restorative practices. We will start the day with a gentle yoga practice with views of the mountains, enjoy a buffet breakfast, nature walks, time in the pool, and even get a massage. In the evening we will have self-care workshops and yin yoga classes before dinner and a bonfire at night.

Cost: $215 per person


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

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

Dear customers,

We want to wish you an excellent start to the week. May this week be productive and joyful for all of you.

Here at Marc’s Consignment store we have a variety of items for your home, such as: refrigerators, washers, dryers, TV, beds, shelves, desks, paintings, decoration, curtains, kitchen items and more.

Remember that in our store we can help you sell your items that you no longer use or need. You bring it, we sell it!

Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

096 849 6409

Recommendation for Alfredo Heredia, handyman

Alfredo Heredia has been our handyman extraordinaire since we moved to Cuenca 4 years ago. He has handled small, challenging jobs from hanging decorative items to electric issues to carpentry to getting all our metal patio furniture recoated so that it looks like new. It seems there’s no task too difficult. He speaks English and is friendly and honest. Don’t hesitate to call on Alfredo!

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 099 103 2682

Recommended by Janette Olson: janette.olson@hotmail.com

Dog for adoption

French Bulldog/German Shepard mix looking for a new home. He was abandoned by his owners a month ago and has been wandering the city ever since. We saw several Facebook posts following his journey around Cuenca and each of them was full of comments from people who said he had the sweetest and mildest disposition but they simply didn’t have the space to keep him. We found him Saturday night and brought him home but already have two rescued animals so we won’t be able to keep him long term.

According to a neighbor of his original owners, his name is Kenso. He is around 6-months old, weighs no more than 35 pounds, and is house trained. He is just as mild and sweet as everyone said he was, has a happy disposition and likes to be wherever you are. Good with other dogs but would need to be trained to be around cats.

If anyone would like to adopt him you can send a message to Daphne Petty +1 813 748 0014

Daphne Petty: +1 813 748 0014. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

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

It’s time for our Tex-Mex. All of the flavors and textures of nachos are baked into this menu’s casserole. Our always-requested chili is back, and the timing couldn’t be better. Dessert is our creamy twist on peach pie and is pictured below.

Nacho Chicken Casserole: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Beef & Bean Chili: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Peaches & Cream Bars: $3 each


Live music featured at Bistro Yaku

Dear Customers and Friends, we would like to let you know our live music program.

Thursday 21st at 8 PM
Electro Jazz with Duosis by Silfo Sidéreo

We bring you this duo from the city of Quito with a different proposal full of sounds in a unique live show, electro jazz fusion.
Luigi Bolaños and David Tapia, two excellent musicians will present their new project “Duosis” by Silfo Sidéreo.


Between fire and wood, sourdough pizzería

We invite you to discover our pizzas made with sourdough. Pizza in a wood-fired oven without yeast, without chemicals, with organic products.

Also, enjoy our delicious traditional coffee natural juices, salad – Caprese green salad. Cakes

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

Office hours: Monday to Saturday noon to 9 PM


Texas Chicken Fried Steak/Hush Puppy Dinner at Joes’

Welcome to Joes’ Secret Garden this week.

This classic southern favorite served this weekend … Saturday Dine-In or Sunday for delivery or pick up.

A staple of the South – tender beef steaks are battered just like chicken, then fried crisp and moist with just the right amount of ‘kick’, with our special recipe ‘fire roasted’ chili gravy … bottles of hot sauce right-at-hand.

Served with garlic mashed potatoes, fried cabbage with bacon, and traditional hush puppies”. ’ Save room for dessert: delicate crepes with old-fashioned apple pie filling!
Ecuadorian coffee and Ceylon and World Teas

Only a southerner at heart? We offer choices…

• Roasted Chicken – herb, rosemary, garlic crisp roasted chicken always an alternative if ordered in
• Vegetarians … let us cook something special just for you.
• Reservations, pricing and more info … easy on our website http://www.joessecretgarden.com

We look forward to your company.

Saturday, July 23, dine-in; Remember bar opens and social hour begins at 4:30 PM, dinner 6 PM. Meet old friends/make new ones in the garden and our elegant salon. Dinner about 6:30. Sunday, open for pickup and delivery. Advance order required, address at time of order

KP and Ken: eat@joessecretgarden.com

Notice of cancellation

We were just informed that The Tina Soe Trio will be performing on Wednesday, July 27th—not on Wednesday, July 20th.

This week Su Terry and Alki Asteriopoulas are performing on Thursday, July 21st and Friday, July 22nd. Mariangel & The Jazz Devils are performing on Saturday, July 23rd.

If you’d like to attend one of these performances, please email jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com. Thanks! —Debby
Wednesday, 7 to 10 PM, 27th of July, Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Deborah Dahili: Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com 096 322 3377

Namaste India Restaurant

Hello everybody, we closed today (Tuesday 19/July/2022). We will be working again, normally, on Wednesday (July 20, 2022). Sorry about the inconvenience.

From 18th July, Calle Large Y Bengino Malo 8-81

Deneesh Zakharia: namasteindia965@gmail.com 098 415 4229

What do Kratom and turmeric root have in common?

You can find both at Tienda Nectar. We just received a fresh batch of organic
Turmeric root from Franko. $3/lb.

We have both red and green Kratom in stock—-today, Tuesday we’ll have freshly washed and bagged organic greens and salads.

Mon thru Fri. 10 AM to 5 PM. Sat., 8 to 11 AM, 1-127 Mariscal Sucre y Manuel Vega

Ken: tiendanectar@mail.com

Two double delicious deals from King Smokehouse

Felix says bacon is coming soon. Hoping by the end of the week he will have all the delicious King Smokehouse bacon you could ever want. In the meantime, he does have not one but two weekly deals for you.

The first one is a totally delicious scrumptious food fest: A double deal for one low price. A pound of King Smokehouse Ham Hocks and a pound of Black Eyed Peas for only $6.50. A lot of yummy food for a baby of a price. Hocks and peas are just plain great eating and only from King Smokehouse.


4 Ríos Music Tour

4 Ríos Music Tour with local and international artists performing in Loja (Hostería las Lagunas) and Vilcabamba (Chambalabamba eco village), August 12 and 13 (Holiday).

Folklore fusion, reggae rock, funk/jazz, rock, and Techno Andino with Mestizo.

You can get the tickets in Pachakana Gallery located in Hermano Miguel and Honorato Vásquez Corner, or the same day of the concert.

More Information and links of the bands are on the event.



August 12th and 13th, $10, Malacatos / Vilcabamba, Loja.

Fernando Navarro: 4riosproducciones@gmail.com 099 298 9385

Don’t forget The Gringo Games!

Join us at República Sur, 5-55 Presidente Cordova near Hermano Miguel, Wednesday, July 20, between 3 and 5 PM. We’ll be playing a version of Family Feud, Match Game, and a mystery challenge!

Your $5 cover donation supports Hearts of Gold and our member organizations such as Cuenca Soup Kitchen, the Nova School, Fundación El Arenal, OSSO Orphanage, Sustainable Cuenca and CETAP-Lucy. Bring your own team of four people or join a new one! Drinks and snacks will be available.

July 20, from 3 to 5 PM, $5 donation, 5-55 Presidente Cordova, Cuenca.

Frances Hogg Lochoq: 093 929 7017

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 Pesto Pork Chop; two dishes to die for.

– Aparajito –. July 19th (Tuesday, 6:45 PM).
This is the second chapter in director Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy. Following Apu and his family to the city, Ray explores the crowded streets and busy waterfront, introducing us to a gallery of unforgettable images and characters. But when tragedy strikes Apu’s family, the boy becomes a man and must choose between the life his father chose — a life of duty and disappointment — or a life of his own. This film is a masterpiece for which terms like ‘simplicity’ and ‘profundity’ seem inadequate. A must-watch.


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.