Family areas for living

Hello, can someone recommend good and safe areas in Cuenca with good kindergarten for family?

Thank you,



Hello. I’m travelling to Cuenca. On which visa and how long can I stay?

Thank you for your answer.


International arrivals to Quito and Guayaquil airports

My doctor advised me to forgo vaccines based on negative reactions I’ve experienced previously.

For those without a vaccination card like myself: The Quito airport website says a negative RT-PCR test is required. The Guayaquil airport website says a negative RT-PCR or antigen test is required.

1. Is the above information still accurate?

2. Any chance the Guayaquil airport accepts at-home rapid antigen test results?

Though based on YouTube videos, the test “card” results are only valid between 15 and 30 minutes after the test. Thus, apparently you wouldn’t have contemporaneous results to present (unless you took a photo?). So, unless I’m missing something, I don’t think at-home tests would be accepted.

Thank you for any insight you can provide,


Final day: make the impossible happen!

All children deserve a future but not all families can afford it. A $25 donation can change that for a child.

Through midnight today, 100% of the donations made to our JEP account will be used to buy school supplies for the 150+ school-age children we serve.

You can help them to build better futures.


English teacher for online classes for adult learners

Canguro English Academy (based in Spain) is looking for English teachers to run sessions for adult learners in the South American time zone.

More about the Academy here:

The Academy employs both native and non-native English teachers whose proficiency level is C1 or above. The courses take place in the Gather virtual space and, initially, 2 sessions of 60 minutes per week are required. Hourly remuneration: 20 euros.


Tai chi/Qi gong classes

Looking for either existing classes or someone with the skills to teach one, preferably in an outdoor setting. Please do not contact about schools or centers already in Cuenca.


Mary B: .

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for kindergarten

Hello, We are family of 5 (3 little kids) and we are planning to go to Cuenca at the end of November for a few months.
Looking for recommendations for good area to live in with kids and kindergarten. Also on which visa we can travel to Ecuador and how long we can stay?

Thank you so much for your help

Petra: .

City: Cuenca

Doctor – urologist

Hello everyone. I will be grateful for the recommendation of a competent urologist, preferably speaking English.

Vlad: .

City: Cuenca

Diego Rivera posters – moving…must sell

2 Diego Rivera posters, framed with glass, matting and wood.

$110 for both

Call or WhatsApp for photos

Diego Rivera, was a prominent Mexican painter. His large frescoes helped establish the mural movement in Mexican and international art.

Kathy: 096 779 5813.

City: Cuenca

Pro-form foam roller, for your aches, new

A foam roller is a lightweight foam cylinder to self-administer deep tissue massage, releases muscle knots, relieves inflammation, improves overall comfort, increases range of motion, flexibility, and mobility while boosting circulation and lymphatic flow (

Purchased for $33, but never used. I can send a photo if you like. Price: $23

Purchased an Ecuador but similar to the one below:

Maureen: WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397.

City: Cuenca

Firewood for sale

Eucalyptus firewood for sale, this week only, delivery available (free on 30 or more bundles). Each bundle weighs around 7.2 lbs, average.

Please contact me via WhatsApp if possible

Suzanne: 098 513 2564.

City: Cuenca

5-shelf heavy-duty plastic storage unit

This very sturdy, stackable 5-shelf unit is perfect for a bodega or garage. The width of each shelf is 3 feet (91 cm.) and the depth is 16.5 inches (42 cm). The condition of the unit is excellent.

Price: $60

Please contact by WhatsApp at 098 864 8241.

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan: 098 864 8241.

City: Cuenca

Large wrought-iron tricycle plant holder

The tricycle is 30 inches (76 cm) tall and 44 inches (112 cm) in length. It holds 3 pots. The price includes the two green ceramic pots and the hummingbird feeder shown in the picture.

Price: $60

Please contact by WhatsApp at 098 864 8241.

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan: 098 864 8241.

City: Cuenca

Water hose – 25 meter (82 feet) with quick connect/disconnect adapter

This 3/4-inch diameter outdoor hose comes with a brass nozzle as well as a quick connect/disconnect adapter. It is in excellent condition and works great.

Price: $30

Please contact by WhatsApp at 098 864 8241.

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan: 098 864 8241.

City: Cuenca

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K- new

2018 release 2nd generation. Never been used. $30
Call or WhatsApp

Kathy: 096 779 5813.

City: Cuenca

Flip Mino HD III video camera with action tripod

Cisco Flip MinoHD III video camera – black, 2 hours – 3rd generation (M31120) 8 gbs $40
Cisco FlipVideo MinoHD III 8GB video camera

Black, 2 hours, USB charging and data transfer, HDMI output port
3rd Generation (M31120)

Aspect ratio 16:9, 2x digital zoom, 60 fps max, 1280 x 720 px
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Part 10 (.mp4) file format
Comes with HDMI cables, Action Tripod (strap it to your bicycle to photograph what you are seeing.) Wrist strap, Soft case for camera, User guide and power adapter for charging the battery. Call or WhatsApp

Kathy: 096 779 5813.

City: Cuenca

Uggs – real sheepskin slippers, brand-new

Ugg slippers, size 7 (runs large) I wear a 7/12 or 8, grey

100% sheepskin
Rubber sole
Shaft measures approximately not applicable from arch
10mm Leopard print sheepskin upper
Elastic strap with UGG graphic
Molded rubber outsole
10 millimeter leopard print sheepskin lining and insole
Dyed sheep, fur origin: United States, UK, Spain, Ireland, Australia

A steal for $40 Call or WhatsApp for photo

Kathy: 096 779 5813.

City: Cuenca

JD’s Muebles, furnishing store and home appliances

Do you want to furnish your house or apartment? Are you new in Cuenca? Come to JD’s Muebles. We have what you need. We deliver and install.

We have 8 years in the furniture, appliances business and we’ve always been known for our selection, value, service, and dependability. Whether you’re looking for home furnishings, appliances, electronics, floor coverings, or mattresses, we have everything you need to make your house a home.


Refrigerator GE, side-by-side, model GSMT6AEDFGP

The perfect option for your home is the GE GSMT6AEDFGP refrigerator. It has a capacity of 26 cubic feet, has a large space to store your food, 2 doors and plastic shelves with ample space to organize your food, also enjoy better energy savings and food preservation thanks to its cooling system.

More information:
GE brand


Recliners for sale, singles, doubles, triples

At JDs Muebles we have a unique range of high-quality recliner sofas offering the ultimate in comfort, style and support. Our recliner sofas come with easy-to-use reclining systems and are available in a choice of luxury fabrics. With recliner options on sofa chairs, 1-seater sofas to 2-seater sofas and also a different variety of sofas, you can be sure to find a recliner that is perfectly suited to your personal style and décor.



Business for sale: fabrique of cookies.

Maria: 099 986 9473.

City: Cuenca

Carbon monoxide is no joke

CO detectors now on sale at CosasPrep. Sale priced at $18.99.
Visit our easy-to-find store just 5 blocks West of Parque Calderon, or order online at

Kent Mills: .

City: Cuenca

In a brand-new like condition

Induction oven and cook top, in an almost-new like condition for way below purchase price.


Ali Alkhoja: 098 380 9210.

City: Cuenca

La Penitencia, coffee and bar

A new space to enjoy with your friends and family. We offer you: coffee, chocolate, morocho, milkshakes, tamales, humitas, quimbolitos, empanadas, bolones, tigrillos, breakfasts and lunches, meat boards and side dishes, fast food, desserts. Jugs: cinnamon, boiled wine, Cuba libre; and more.

La Penitencia
The secret of “La Bonita”

Address: Cuenca, Estévez de Toral street 13-31 and Antonio Vega Muñoz
Phone: 098 419 9777 / 099 809 2497
Schedule: 8 AM to 8 PM / Monday to Saturday

We wait for you,

Janneth Pena: .

City: Cuenca

Perfecto 2V wheeled oxygen concentrator

Perfecto 2V is an excellent concentrator designed to meet users need adequately. Built with high standard materials and packed with exciting features. Perfecto 2V oxygen concentrator is an economical addition to the premier Invacare stationary concentrator line. If you’re looking to get a concentrator that gives you value for your money, you may want to opt for one of our respiratory care products.

Perfect0 2V has a very functional design – it is a full 5-litre concentrator that is small, quiet, and lightweight. And it incorporates SensO2 oxygen sensor technology. The Perfect0 2V is simply your cost-effective home oxygen concentrator and comes with no scheduled maintenance for three years. So you can enjoy it for an extended period with peace of mind.


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

I taught for 25 years in the USA, at both elementary and secondary levels. 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

How to skyrocket your Spanish in 12 weeks, like Cathy did

“That’s just the way it is”, she was told.

“Immersion is the best way to learn the language”, she was told.

And she gave it a shot (immersion)…

But after living in Ecuador for a few years and still feeling lost and excluded because she couldn’t follow or participate in the conversations around her, Cathy Cunningham realized it was time to try something different.


New webshop, shipping to all of Ecuador: La Carreta-Distillery and health

Based in beautiful Vilcabamba, the family-owned business La Carreta has provided the expat community in Vilcabamba with household chemicals, locally produced food items and carefully sourced products for your health since 2016. Known for fair prices, high quality products and friendly service, our service has been highly appreciated by 100´s of clients since its inception.

We offer both bulk and retail deals on most of our products.


Boost your immunity after Covid 19 infection with IV vitamin therapy

With all the concerns about Covid-19 variants and flu season right around the corner, you may be focusing on ways to strengthen your immune system. And if you’re thinking about vitamins, you’re on the right track.

Your immune system is your body’s natural defense against viral and bacterial infections. It relies heavily on minerals, vitamins, and nutrients to perform at peak performance.


Virtual assistant

Do you need someone to organize and perform some tasks for you?

Hello! I am a virtual assistant, I speak Spanish and I have 15 years of experience in the administrative area, I want to help you and my interest is to collaborate with you.

These are the services I offer:
– Microsoft Office
– Excel, Word, PowerPoint
– Data entry
– Customer service
– Research, copy and paste from the web
– Agenda management and organization
– Work planning
– Responding to social media messages
– Event management (Zoom, Microsoft Teams)
– Calendar, appointment and e-mail management
– Replying to e-mail messages
– Appointment scheduling
– Transcription

If what you need is not on the list, don’t worry. Tell me your need. I’m willing to help you in whatever you need…



Save 20% on Azuay Community Theater’s 5-show season, until Sept 5

Azuay Community Theater is back! With a special offer to kick off a full season of live theater.

For a limited time, Azuay Community Theater patrons can buy 5 admissions to ACT productions for the price of four – a savings of 20%! And on well-known Broadway titles you will love.

That’s right, until midnight, September 5, 2022, $60 will buy you five admissions to any ACT show, to use at your discretion for any performance of any show from September 2022, through June 2023. Each production opens on the Friday date shown below and runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday for 2 weekends for 6 performances in total.


Handyman services and remodeling projects

If you need Handyman services of any sort which you would like to get done, contact Ecuacarpinteria. From cleaning out gutters to hanging pictures, we will take care of your miscellaneous home improvement tasks at a reasonable rate. Our handymen all have 8 years’ of experience in home improvement handyman services, and have seen and done just about every home maintenance and repair task you can imagine.


Carpentry services
Metal structures


Servicios y Ayuda

Greetings, My name is Ana. I am a foreigner -Venezuelan. I am 30-years old and have two children. I am looking for a part time job here in Cuenca. I can help you in cleaning your home, walk your pet. Any activity or help you need. I do not speak much English, but I am available to work.

Cuenca /Gaspar Sangurima

Ana Paiva

097 901 1863

Tapiceria Moderna reupholstery services and furniture repair

We transform your old and worn furniture into new and beautiful furniture.
We can improve the comfort and the height of your furniture by adjusting it to your needs.

Our Services:

Recliner reupholstery
Sofa reupholstery
Sectionals reupholstery
Chair upholstery


Rosa Linda, roses with love by Israel Lopez

The Rose Boy, known since 2016 now as Dr. Rose Guy, offers private tours of the family plantation. Rosa Linda, always bring roses with love. This month brings the joy of having a bouquet of our roses in your home and inspires love, peace and freshness in your home. Unique in Cuenca with roses and flowers with export quality. Dr. Rose Guy, brings you popular flowers and collections for your home to make you feel in heaven. Also, we have pure oils, the queen of oils – rose oil, we have the king of the flowers – jasmine oil and others… lavender, lemon, etc. Ask for the purest oils.


Israel Lopez
096 958 5647

Cat Scratch Kitchen (new video)

Bacon & tomato ranch pasta salad
That’s the name of the featured dish this week on our channel. Ranch Pasta Salad is ready in minutes, inexpensive and so versatile, you can even turn it into a main dish salad with just a tweak or two. Just click the link below to head over and check it out. Don’t forget to subscribe and hit that notification bell so you don’t miss the next great recipe.
See you next time!


Justin Rogers

JimThai massage and wellness services

Jimmy Quintero, licensed naturopathy technologist and massage therapist with 26 years of experience, offers deep tissue, Thai, Hawaiian, Swedish, Shiatsu, relaxation, trigger point, and at affordable prices for men and women. He can work deeply or gently to relieve stress or to target specific issues with excellent results.

Additionally, Jimmy is a personal trainer and yoga instructor and dance can do all of this in the privacy of your home. He offers combination packages with exercise followed by massage.


Melamine carpentry and furniture

I am a manufacturer of melamine furniture. I manufacture all kinds of models and designs to your liking and color. Furniture for home, TV, bathrooms, rooms, tables, wine tables, wine corners, clothing furniture, closets, replacement doors, drawers, and kitchen furniture.

You can write to me by email. I will gladly send you a quote or I can go to your location and take the different melamines so that you can choose your design.

Cuenca, Centro


Cat scratchers, Jesus

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 you and vent your curious instinct.


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.


Full body relaxation massage – 90-minutes session

Nurture your mind, body, and spirit with an indulgent 90-minute massage

This massage releases your muscles and calms your nervous system –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 time. Feel pampered and relaxed in the comfort of your home.

Benefits of Relaxing Massages:


Wow! Red Tag Moving Co earns six more happy customers in August!

Don’t delay. Get on our calendar for September.

Our testimonials speak for themselves. Just check out our countless reviews right here on GringoPost!

We are professional local movers who are punctual, consciousness of your budget, and always fully accountable. We guarantee no thievery, no breakage and no mishaps whatsoever within our control.


Recommendation for Maité Depreeuw, primary health care doctor/GP

I highly recommend Dr. Maité Depreeuw. I was having a bad case of food poisoning and had contacted her. While we weren’t able to schedule an appointment as it was the weekend, Dr Depreeuw took the time to kindly provide me with advice over the phone and was so understanding, helpful, and kind.

Her advice and gentle demeanor gave me great assurance during the time I was unwell, as my partner and I are travelers and, as you know, it’s always stressful seeking medical care and attention in foreign countries. So thankful I found her!

She has a private office in the city of Cuenca and speaks four languages (English, Spanish, French and Dutch).

Address: City of Cuenca

Contact information: +593 98 212 3992

Recommended by Nicole Y: 096 723 0214

Recommendation for Santa Cruz Mexican Restaurant

I saw their post Friday morning here and decided to check it out so I invited a friend to dinner. Very nice restaurant! Decor was bright and colorful and welcoming and the staff were friendly and attentive. My friend had the chicken burrito and it was massive. I had the shrimp fajitas and they were delicious! Some of the best guacamole I’ve had in Cuenca, too. They also have some really great drink specials. I will definitely be going back and I highly recommend.

Address: Calle Esmeraldas 2-20, Cuenca

Contact information: 099 511 2381

Recommended by Sharyn Bergholt:

Grand Kerala ‘Onam Sadhya’

Hello Everyone,

Namaste India Restaurant takes pride to invite you all for the Grand Kerala Onam Sadhya, which will start at noon and go to 8 PM. May this occasion bring your way happiness, prosperity and celebration with us. Moreover, you can celebrate Onam with us. 15+ authentic Kerala vegetarian dishes, along with: *Get 10%off if order placed before September 2*.


Paradise Indian Restaurant

Enjoy Cuenca’s favorite Indian food seven days a week with dine-in, take-out, and home delivery service. Savor the variety of authentic flavors and dishes available from our extensive menu. No matter what your mood or preference, you’ll find plenty to tempt your palate at Paradise. Whether you want vegan, vegetarian, meat, seafood, rice, traditional bread, or dessert items, we have them. And every meal is prepared fresh to order and spiced to your taste by a skilled and experienced chef.


This week’s special from Mother & Son Family Kitchen

Aside from our regular menu this week will be preparing specials dishes that can you store and reheat. Please give us a day’s notice to prepare your order.

WhatsApp 096 322 3377
Free delivery within the city for orders $30 or more.


Southern Comfort chicken dinner pickup or delivery, Wednesday

Mujeres Con Exito will be preparing chicken dinners for pickup or delivery on Wednesday, August 31st during lunch and dinner.

If you haven’t tried their delicious chicken dinners you are in for a treat. The dinner will include delicious fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn bread, coleslaw and dessert. The cost is $15. If you would like your chicken delivered, the fee is $2.50. All profits will be used to support the back to school fund for shelter children.

To order, text or phone 098 991 1147 or email to; by Monday night. Orders will be ready for pickup or delivery on Wednesday, August 31st from noon to 1 PM or 4 PM to 5 PM.

Thank you.

Diana Bravo: 098 991 1147

Wednesday, August 31st, at noon and 4 PM, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca

Debby Larsen

Mujeres Con Exito Southern Comfort Chicken with Northern Roots

Linda Chase – MC
Janda Grove – Tranferencia presentation
Southern Comfort chicken dinner
Northern Roots – entertainment
Segovia ceramics – raffle prizes
Taxis available after event.

Donation $35 – proceeds for shelter children clothing and school supplies

Email your reservations and pay at the door.

Wednesday, August 31st, at 4 PM, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca

Debby Larsen:

Labor Day Garden Party at Joes’ Secret Garden…

…with music and dancing to the magic of Lynn. Monday, Sept 5th, for party celebration in restaurant celebration starting at 2:30. Beer special $1.50.

Tuesday, Sept 6th, we cook and deliver just for you (or you can pick up if you like).
For pictures, menu, detail and pricing, visit our website:

Monday, Labor Day, Sept 5th, in-restaurant party. Tuesday, Sept 6th, pickup or deivery. Invite your friends. Address at time of order.

KP and Ken:

TFT tapping for depression, trauma and negative emotions

TFT tapping – Thought Field Therapy

You may have heard of EFT or other Tapping Techniques. TFT is the Father and originator of all of them, and it’s also the most effective at getting to the root cause of ailments.

TFT was first developed by the American Psychologist Dr. Roger Callahan. He discovered a way to tap into our natural healing power by studying Traditional Chinese Medicine and Energy.


Not your “Common” Trivia

Looking for a more relaxed, stress free ‘trivia event’? Then Cuenca Creator’s Co-Op has you covered!

Come on in Tuesday, August 30th, at 1PM and enjoy, a cup of coffee or lemonade… and taste a few of our products! Meanwhile, answer a few trivia questions about the 60’s!

Some questions easy… a few hard… but all guaranteed to make you “think” and relive old memories. Great conversation starters. Come meet some new people, take the chance to hang out and get to know each other! If nothing else, you may ‘win’ a few new friends… or our Trivia ‘prize’!


No cost intro – Qigong for all ages! Improve your health

Every Tuesday, 9:30 – 11 AM

Senior or young, fit or with low mobility, healthy or sick?
Qigong is for everyone, especially if you are seeking to improve your life.

– if you want to transform stress into calmness.
– if you are experiencing a lot of pain and would like to heal your body.
– if you know that your body needs exercise and everything you’ve tried so far is too hard.
(Qigong is very easy to perform, and can be done even seated or lying down).
– if you are seeking a spiritual practice that is useful and down to earth…
– if you want to feel focused rather than overwhelmed.


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