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.


Honda CB500X

Now that the protests are over, and Covid is somewhat behind us. You need to get out and see this beautiful country. What better way than on this bike. It is a 2016 with only 3500 kilometers. It has more than enough power for two riders and some items in the back case. The bike includes two helmets, bike cover and fun time.

Asking $9500, negotiable.

Prefer contact through WhatsApp. But will answer all email inquiries.

Nathanael: jackjajunk@gmail.com 099 426 5808.

City: Cuenca

Introducing Martina, Milk y Manjar gourmet ice creamery and bakery

Our ice cream is made with 100% real milk with pro-biotics and just the right amount of sugar so it’s not too sweet. Below are some of the flavors currently offered.

• Peanut Caramel
• Chocolate
• Rum Raisin
• Passion Fruit
• Naranjilla
• Vanilla Cookie
• Strawberry-Cherry
• Coconut
• Bubble Gum


Needed volunteers to share life experiences

Needed volunteers to spend 40 minutes to share life experiences with students at the Primok English School in Canar.

Each Wednesday we have a Zoom meeting with students enrolled in English classes in the Primok School. The purpose of these meetings is to support the learning process by 1) offering the opportunity to listen to conversations in English discussing real life experiences, and 2) increasing the motivation of the students by learning about the advantages of becoming fluent in English. Our students range in ages from 6 to 16 with the majority of the participants in the Zoom meetings in the upper age ranges.


Arts and crafts supplies

Has anyone seen the following for sale in Cuenca or have ideas where to find these?

Plaster of Paris powder
Porcelain clay
Bondaweb or similar-double sided interface webbing


Patricia S Daugherty: daughertyp949@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Isabel Mosquera: visa help

Hello, I’ve written to Isabel by email regarding visa help and have not heard back. Not sure if she’s just busy or unavailable right now. Anyone have an idea/suggestion?

And if she is unable to help right now who else would you recommend? (Wanting to start my paperwork while still in the USA.)

Thanks much,

Christine Pandya

City: Cuenca

Looking for milk thistle

Looking to get milk thistle, for relief of gall stones. Do I need to go to a natural food store or a vitamin store?

Martin P Doherty: mrtndoherty@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a permanent home for 2 shitzu puppies

Looking for a permanent home for 2 adorable shitzu puppies with all of their shots. They must stay together as they are sisters and very attached to one another.

We simply do not have the time to care for them and train them properly.
Free to a loving home.

Mariuxi Andrade: mariuxiandraco@hotmail.com 59398 832 7692, only WhatsApp. Call after: 1 PM.

City: Cuenca

Office desk with 2 drawers

L-shaped desk provides large work area and space for multiple monitors. Fits well in most corners. The top drawer locks. The bottom drawer holds hanging file folders.

Price: $125

Please contact by WhatsApp at 098 864 8241.

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan: 098 864 8241.

City: Cuenca

Office chair

Mesh-back, adjustable office chair with good back support. The chair is less than 2-years old. Adjusts up-and-down for the perfect height.

Price: $85

Please contact by WhatsApp at 098 864 8241.

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan

City: Cuenca

Office bookshelf and storage unit

Four-foot wide, dark wood bookshelf and storage unit ideal for an office. Three shelves and three cabinets. No nicks, scratches, or damage. Very versatile.

Price: $85

Please contact by WhatsApp at 098 864 8241.

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan: 098 864 8241.

City: Cuenca

KitchenAid “Classic” 4-quart stand mixer – $325 (firm)

White KitchenAid stand mixer with stainless steel 4-quart bowl. Includes the standard dough hook, beater and hook. Also included is a grater attachment with 3 blades.

Pictures on request.

Sara: sarabayles.home@gmail.com 096 963 9963.

City: Cuenca

Sony PlayStation 5

Brand-new digital version $1400

Bruce: planemanbce@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Geodesic domes and spheres for sale

We build Glamping domes, back yard mother-in-law cabins and man caves. These are custom geodesic structures from 8 to 60 foot in diameter. A 24′ diameter dome (450 sq ft of living space) can be transported in a pickup truck. As a mobile structure, no permit is required. If you are in a rental, they can move with you.

Our spheres have a smaller ecological foot print then any structure we know. These are very light on the land. They don’t require heavy and destructive land clearing and leveling because they can be above the ground on legs with 5 very small pads (feet).


Porto y Gaia. Order this morning for delivery Saturday/Sunday BBQ

We sold out last weekend with great reviews. Make sure you have these favorites at your home this weekend. Place your order this morning to delivery or pickup today or Saturday.

Masters Famous Pimento Cheese…350 grams…$6.50
Chicken Pecan Cranberry…1 pound…$11.95
Masters In-creditable Egg Salad…350 grams…$6.60
Southern Style Potato Salad…350 grams…$4.50
Southern Style BBQ Pulled Pork…1 pound $9
Southern Coleslaw..$3.00…300 grams.

Order for delivery or come in, have one our Masters Sandwiches with a glass of one of our 28 wines from Portugal or Spain.

Hugh Prather: hitattractions@gmail.com 096 826 3588.

City: Cuenca

Sunday lunch? – Always at Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz loves giving their customers the best service and time at the restaurant, so please, check out these amazing combos and specials and get what suits you the most.


Taco Tuesday 10 x 10 (Ten tacos for 10 bucks)
Mariachi Thursday
2X1 Martinis
3X2 Beer
2X1 Blue Margaritas every day!


Recommendation for Spanish lessons online

Universidad National Educación, Spanish lessons/classes

Universidad Nacional de Educación is offering a Spanish Course directed to Begginers. Classes will be Monday through Friday from 7 to 9 PM.

The cost is $144.36. You’ll receive 48 hours of class and a certificate. (You’ll get a certificate for 120 hours including asynchronous work)

You can register now.
The course gets started on August 1st to September 2nd
Check the link: https://sga.unae.edu.ec/centro_idiomas
More information: centrodeidiomas@unae.edu.ec
or call the director of the center: 099 549 6092

Address: Universidad Nacional de Educación online

Contact information: 099 549 6092

Recommended by Centro de Idiomas UNAE: 099 549 6092

Recommendation for Andrea M., Thank you to Jamil from Moving Crew

It´s being a great experience with you guys. It´s my second move with you, moving from the coast.

100% recommended

Address: Av. Don Bosco, Cuenca

Contact information: movingcrewecuador@gmail.com 098 400 1020

Recommended by Andrea M.: andreamaines29@gmail.com

Chelation therapy removes heavy metals from your body

Chelation therapy is an IV infusion therapy that helps rid your body of toxins. During therapy, I infuse a chemical called EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), which binds with toxic metals in your blood (mercury, copper, arsenic, aluminum) and removes them from your body.


Cuenca Shop, super, super specials – 1 day only

Cuenca Shop, super, super specials

Yes the Young Living and doTerra Essential oil sale continues until August 6th
(Below cost -24% Discount – The Cheapest in Ecuador for the year)

But for today (Saturday July 29th only) we have further Super, Super Specials:


6 on 6 Volleyball at Parque El Paraiso, 11 AM, Sunday, July 31-Free

You are invited to join an international group of dedicated 6 on 6 volleyball players on Sunday, July 31st 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.
Last Sunday we had a good crowd and everyone enjoyed themselves. Let’s do it again this coming Sunday!
You are welcome to join in play or watch.
You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set- Spike” volleyball) for updates.

Garry: gl.e.volleyball@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Scratchers for cats

Constructed entirely of good wood, strong and stable solids, with strong sisal and high-quality carpet fabric. I have different designs and models. Your cat will like it very much.

Benefits of the cat scratcher:

– To keep your nails healthy and strong. Cats are territorial animals that like to mark their scent.
– To stabilize activity and avoid health problems
– To play and release stress
– To create your refuge
– To entertain yourself and relieve your curious instinct.


Cuenca, Azuay


Familial Health Insurance, When and Why? By Bluebox

In Ecuador, family insurance is available for both heterosexual and same-sex couples/families. I felt this was important to note since not all countries recognize the marriage of same-sex couples and this recognition was only recently made in Ecuador in 2019. Currently same-sex marriages are totally legal in our country and are protected by law.


Are you looking to buy or rent a property? Best Ecuador Homes is here

In the last few weeks, we have received new properties for sale and rent.

We have a big 3 BR, 3 BA, fully furnished modern apartment for rent located in Ordoñez Lasso. But, in case you are looking for something bigger, we have 2 floors + attic semi furnished house near El Tejar.

If you want to go to the coast, we have a fully furnished apartment for rent very close to the beach, with ocean views and everything that you need to enjoy the coast.

However, we just don’t offer properties. We can help you to sell or rent a place that you already have. We find the best deal and clients for you.

We are more than Real Estate, at Best Ecuador Homes we have the place of your dreams.

Contact us now:

Benedicto XV

Best Ecuador Homes
099 517 4076

Cuenca Monica, facilitates your life in Ecuador

If you are having problems with the process to get your visa, cedula, or in any other procedure, Cuenca Monica is here to help you as a relocation consultant.

I have all the necessary experience to obtain your:


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.


Cuenca medical and general facilitator, Diana Vera

Diana Vera is a facilitator that I have used over the past month and I highly recommend her if you need assistance navigating medical appointments or other services in Cuenca. Diana quickly helped me set up appointments with several excellent doctors as well as arrange for specialized testing. She has a wonderful, calm personality, is fluent in English, punctual and always has my best interest in her sights. Diana has contacts throughout the city and will help you efficiently and effectively with not only medical appointments, but with any number of things.

You can contact Diana via email, diana81vera@gmail.com or call/text 099 174 4740.

Tres Puentes Cuenca


Marc’s Consignment

To our dear customers,

Our Marc’s Consignment store offers all kinds of items for your home, everything you need, we have transportation service! so you don’t have to worry about how you will take everything home, here we have several transports to take your items from the store to your home!

Also remember that on all your cash purchases we give you an 8% discount! so you can take everything you want at very affordable prices.

In our store we offer you the best items at the best prices, visit us!

Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

096 849 6409

Transportation services within Guayaquil or trips

Transportation services within Guayaquil, Samborondon, Vía a la Costa, etc…

$12 per hour or fraction.

We also make trips from Guayaquil to Salinas or the Spondylus route.

Phone or WhatsApp +593 96 296 2334



096 296 2334

Hi, Come see us!

So here I am again, telling you to come to my store… I know, but I´m telling you people, this place will be amazing! You must believe me! So let´s make a deal… If you come, you will have a good time and you will get something that you like four your house! If you don’t see something that you like, or don’t have a good time… Then come another day and you’ll get something and a great moment! Isn’t that amazing?


Do it right the first time

There are a lot of options here in Cuenca when choosing a local moving company.

Why should you do it right the first time and hire Red Tag Moving Company?

• We have the experience – we have moved over 200 expats using the same crew for the past 7 years and were voted as the Best Moving Crew in 2018, 2019 and 2020 by subscribers on GringoPost.


Red Tag Moving Sales gets you top dollar fast

Leaving Cuenca, moving and want to downsize, or just want to clean out the closets and bodega but don’t want the headache of organizing, sorting, pricing, taking the pictures, writing the ads, marketing your items and then dealing with the public to schedule appointments with people that may or may not show, answer all the emails and telephone calls, etc.?


Temporary/permanent visas 100% guaranteed by Isabel Mosquera

If you are filing for a temporary/permanent visa, I offer a 100% money back guarantee. That’s right. If I don’t get you your visa, you pay nothing. My name is Isabel Mosquera. I am an Ecuadorian, who studied and lived in Canada for many years. I have been a visa facilitator for over 9 years and have assisted more than three hundred and fifty Expats in obtaining their visas, temporary and permanent, cedulas, translations, health insurance, housing and much more. These services are available as one fee package or individually. I own a car, so transportation is always included at no extra charge. I have always gotten my clients their Visas, even under the most difficult of circumstances, such as unreadable fingerprints for FBI reports.


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

Professional carpet cleaning and 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


Recommendation David Vazquez, guitar instructor

I am pleased to recommend David Vazquez as a guitar instructor. David was my teacher before he left to further his musical studies in Europe. David is an accomplished musician who also is an excellent instructor. He paces his lessons to meet the needs of his students. I am glad that David has returned to his home town of Cuenca. I hope that he doesn’t become so busy teaching that he doesn’t have time to perform.


John Patterson
099 109 0808

Cooking with Rey “Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine”

Join me as we explore the fragrant and colorful cooking of Southeast Asia.
We spice it just the way you like naughty or nice.

–Lok Lak Beef Tenderloin Delicious delicate bites of beef tenderloin sauteed in chef Sreymom’s special Southeast Asian sauce with fresh garlic and chilies.

–Sticky and Sweet Hot Chicken: Tender pieces of chicken sauteed with garlic, honey, chilies and lemongrass.

–Sticky and Sweet Hot Shrimp: Medium sized shrimp sauteed with garlic, honey, chilies and lemongrass.

–Fried Sea Bass: Premium sea bass fillets deep fried in olive oil infused with leeks. Served with two Khmer dipping sauces.

See my website for more main course selections.

Wednesday – Sunday 1 to 8:30 PM (Last Seating), San Sebastian Park next to the museum of modern art

Sreymom: whatscooking@mailsam.com 099 544 3977

This week specials are delicious!

At Kolo this week:

Hello friends, we sincerely hope all is going well these days. We would love to let you know about this week’s specials:

For start: “Tequeños” One of the most iconic Venezuelan dishes, served with a sweet spicy sauce (very delicious), eggs and bacon, coffee, tea or juice $6
Lunch: Middle Eastern Kibbeh, served with humus, tabule and homemade tortilla, iced tea or lemonade or juice $7.

Hope to see u soon.
Please share, always help.

July 30th from 8 AM to 3 PM, Luis Cordero #5-65 y Juan Jaramillo

Frank Gonzalez: frankic85@hotmail.com 099 297 5788

Between fire and wood sourdough pizzería

We give you a warm welcome

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 and natural juices.

Address: Juan Jaramillo 5-10 Mariano Cueva next to the Internacional bakery

Office hours: Monday to Saturday: 8 AM to 9 PM

Orders: call 096 884 7990

We happily deliver your favorite pizza to your home.

City: Cuenca

Every day, Juan Jaramillo 5-10 Mariano Cueva

No cost QiGong this Saturday – Parque de La Madre

All levels and ages are welcome to join us for a Qigong class in the park this Saturday, for no cost.

QiGong is a very simple practice, cultivated for the purpose of enhancing health through the body, mind and spirit. Come and try it out and see for yourself.

Classes are every other Saturday in the park, and will be held in English and or Spanish depending on the participants.


Gran Feria Sabatino’s is next Saturday, August 6

We’re glad to be back. Our vendors have had time to replenish their supplies and create even more products to entice you. Here’s who you can expect to see at the next Gran Feria Sabatino’s.

Alafi Artisan Cheeses
Artesana Breads by Rosemary
Blue Biker Blueberries
Capadocia Fermented Products
Double D’s Delights


Next Week at La Guarida

We have one last full week before taking a 3-week break. Join us.

– Monday Night Classics: Sunset Boulevard –
Monday, August 1st (6:45 PM).
A bankrupt screenwriter (William Holden) takes refuge in the mansion of a faded star (Gloria Swanson) of the silent era, in order to escape the debt-collectors who are chasing after him. What he begins to realize however, is that Norma’s psyche is no less of a dangerous place. A brilliant comment on the meaning of fame.


A new gastronomic experience: Social Dining in Clandestino

Join us: Meet new people and make friends.

Have a social dining and feel like home. The menu will be delicious and healthy:

Crispy bread with pate
Gratin bolognese slipper gourd
Stuffed pasta with ricotta cheese and quail eggs
Cardamom Crème Brûlée
Coctail / Glass of wine

Pets allowed!
Only 6 people / Collaboration $40 per person
When? August 11th, 6:30 PM
Where: Cuenca, near to Parque San Sebastian

August 11th, 6:30, Presidente Córdova y Coronel Talbot

Karla Rachadell: karlaracha@gmail.com 097 966 9643

Muak Café Bakery and Pastries

Hello everyone…
Today’s our special baking day. Everything’s fresh!

Blueberry, Carrots, Banana, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Plums, Apple Cakes or Mini Cakes.

Pastry puffs… Meat, Ricotta & Spinach, Chicken.

Francés, Deli-Style bread, or sweet buns. Tres Leches and Mojada de Chocolate, among others.

Our delicious and healthy Pink Latte (beets and almond milk), Pink Lemonade, Ice or Cold coffee, Ice Tea, Milkshakes, Pizza Cones, herbal tea, Capuchino, Mokachino, Brownie al Gelato… and more!

Visit us today. You won’t regret it…

July 29th, from 8 AM to 10 PM, Remigio Crespo Av and José Lozado

Maria: muakcafebakery@gmail.com WhatsApp 097 890 8533

We make your Sunday special at home

Mother and Son Family Kitchen makes your Sunday very special at home.

Juicy pan-seared pork tenderloin medallions $12
with mushroom gravy served with mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and honey glazed carrots.


Beef Wellington Bites $6
Spinach and Ricotta Puffs $6
Caprese Skewers $6
Lumpia (Egg rolls) $6


Pránica Smoothies await you at the Sabatino’s Garden Fair

Come August 6th to the Sabatino’s Garden Fair to enjoy the exotic flavors of the Pránica Smoothies:

– Dates Delight
– Green Inspiration
– Orange Glow

Come with the family and enjoy the exotic combinations of Pranic Smoothies and fill your day with the natural energy of our desserts.

August 6th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, free, Roberto Aguilar and 3 de Noviembre (one block west from Otorongo plaza), Cuenca.

Harold Arcos: 096 279 2117

All are welcome – believers and seekers of God

Worship is for everyone who longs for God – believers and seekers.

Visitors will experience Christ centered individuals within an inclusive, multi-cultural, bi-lingual, and multi-generational worshipping community of believers, with close bonds between members, committed to social justice while helping others.

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based Christian faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.


Come as you are ~ all are welcome

Join us on Sundays at 10 AM and Wednesdays at 5 PM as we study what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit and how we can have a better understanding of the Holy Spirit. This Sunday we take a look at having a real relationship with God.

We are a diverse church with people from many different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. We come together to explore the true meaning of God’s word and how to apply it to our lives; build strong relationships; serve each other and serve our community.


Meditate with Shambhala Sundays

May all beings be happy. from *The Four Immeasurables*

Dear Cuenca Community,

Cuenca Shambhala Meditation Group would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday (and every Sunday). Good news: Cuenca Shambhala is now offering the Sunday morning meditation via zoom from 10:30 AM – noon (Ecuador time). If you would like to join us, the program we use for Cuenca Shambhala will be projected on the zoom screen; i.e. the words of the opening chants, the times for sitting and walking meditations and closing chants. Contact the information below to be added to the email list and notification will be sent with the link.