Does anyone know where one goes in Cuenca to get the annual flu shot and Covid booster?


Looking for a puppy German Shepard

Looking for a puppy German Shepard to bring into to our family.

It will be at a nice spacious property in San Joaquin,10 KMs west of Cuenca, where it will have plenty of room to run around and enjoy life.

And join with three other dogs.

Call or WhatsApp.

Gerard: 098 656 4887 Telephone or WhatsApp. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Need a US accountant

Looking for a US tax accountant/person to help me file my future US taxes, and also help filing an FBAR.

Please contact me WhatsApp: 098-138-7570

Thank you

Monet: 0981387570. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for repairman

My washer is broken and I need it fixed., also need to put lock on the door, have locks, just replace old one that sometimes lock by itself, also other small things around house.

Libuse Leman: .

City: Cuenca

Fresh Dill

Is there any fresh dill to be had anywhere? — and if not–advice on growing my own please?

Barbie Simmons: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a German Shepard puppy to welcome into our family

Looking for a German Shepard puppy to welcome into our family.

Its home will be a spacious country property in San Joaquin, 10 KMs west of Cuenca.

Lots of room to play and run around, and with three other friendly dogs.

Call or message on WhatsApp

Gerard: 098 656 4887 Telephone or WhatsApp. Call after: 6am.

City: Cuenca

Looking for appliances, furniture, and household items

Hi, we just moved to Cuenca and will be renting an unfurnished place. We are looking for most everything. Please let me know if you are selling anything.

Sarah: 0995982562. Call after: 8am.

City: Cuenca

Looking for recommendations for Pet Groomer

Hello, Can anyone recommend a really good and reliable pet groomer, especially for a small Yorkie?

The one I used to have a long time ago does not seem to be in business anymore. Thanks in anticipation


City: Cuenca

Mailing a letter to the US


I need a stamped letter to be mailed to the US. Will meet you anywhere. Thanks-

Mike Tanner: 098 474 1527

City: Cuenca


I have a big problem. I am going to US in around 17 of October and staying not sure how long, sometimes 4 months, sometimes 6, depends on circumstances and I have a nice dog, not sure what breed he is. But have photos and videos. He is a man’s dog, loves to run fast, jump high, lightly bite my hand too, but not to hurt, but because he wants to play and he likes me. But I do not have my own place there where I am going to be staying, and I do not think I could find somebody here to watch him for such a long time, so I have to give him up to somebody who would take good care of him and love him, feed him good (I buy him frozen chicken livers and frozen chicken necks and feet at Coral Centro down in small freezer; they put price on it after weighing it, and I give him one or two livers when defrosted, raw and cook the rest of it and mix it with dry food.


1 year old male dog

I have a nice dog, black, curly hair, beautiful tail, smart. But because I will be leaving to US and may stay there long, I can not have anybody to watch him and pay for it, so I need to find nice man ( I believe he is more man’s dog then lady’s dog. He is very active and he could be a good watch dog. He needs some training and walks .

I will be leaving in about a month.

Libuse Leman: .

City: Cuenca

Need somebody to repair my washer

I need a maintenance person to repair my washer, have parts already, also need some other help in my place. Please reply here or send email

Libuse Leman: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for Mason Jars

Looking to buy any size new or used Mason Jars, rings, and lids. Please contact Noshy Pinos by whatsapp or email.

Leonor (Noshy) Pinos: 099 150 5795. Call after: 7am.

City: Cuenca

Looking for pet groomer

Looking for a qualified pet groomer for full service grooming also a short and long-term sitter.

Tom Sloan: .

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments is open today

We’ve been working hard in the store to help you find things easier. We now have a room for office products such as desks, computer, printers, desk chair and lockable file cabinets, paper shredders, etc. Almost-new LG washer and GE gas dryer, top of the line machines. A beautiful dining room hutch, Several couches, coffee tables, Lots of quality men’s and women’s and children’s clothing. Shoes, scarves, and jackets including rain jackets, for this cold weather. Heaters, vacuum cleaner, humidifier, Lots of kitchen items. Come and browse our vast selection.


Psyllium Husk

Dear friends, At Gramm Bulkshop we have psyllium in our store, here we share some information about it:

Psyllium, similarly to other soluble fibers, passes through the small intestine without being completely broken down or absorbed.

Instead, it absorbs water and becomes a viscous compound that benefits constipation, diarrhea, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight loss.

Psyllium husk is the main active ingredient in Metamucil, a fiber supplement that reduces constipation.


Homemade traditional food and drink

Maria offers natural food and drink from Cuenca:

Promotion combo. #1

1 liter of Colada Morada – natural fruit drink. Includes free to choose (2 humitas, tamales, corn tortillas or emborrajados de maduro.)

At $10 total, includes free home delivery.

Promotion combo. #2


High-density round foam roller for exercise, massage, muscle recovery

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 in Ecuador but similar to the one below:

Maureen: WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397.

City: Cuenca

2007 Hyundai Tucson

2007 Hyundai Tucson. Automatic transmission. Power windows, A/C, luggage rack. 188,300 km/ 117,000 miles. Well maintained with same Mechanic. Matricula is current. 

Includes VanTop H610 10″ 2.5K Mirror Dash Cam with Full Touch Screen, Waterproof Backup Camera Rear View Mirror Camera 140˚ wide angle, Enhanced Night Vision. 


Contact for pictures.

Linda: 099 097 5832.

City: Cuenca

*16 Fest* in La Penitencia Cofee & Bar

Sunset of mojitos and flavors in La Penitencia Coffee & Bar
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 / September 2022
4 to 10 PM.

Classic and flavors “Mojitos Penitenciarios” (with and without alcohol).
1 for 5 dollars and 2 for 8 dollars.

Enjoy your “Mojito Penitenciario” with one of our products from the Fast Food line, try:


Men’s XL raincoat converts to a BackPack

It’s called DryFlip and it’s a raincoat that converts into a backpack. Rener Gracie, a Jiu-Jitsu master, first created a hoodie that transforms into a backpack and called it QuikFlip. He impressed the investors on Shark Tank and got a deal. He likes to run in the mornings when it’s often chilly and then he warms up and uses it as a backpack. This DryFlip is a men’s XL and is a raincoat. It’s $100. The DryFlip is perfect for Cuenca which has a micro-climate where it can be raining one moment and sunny the next.

Lynda Moore: 098 425 4927.

City: Cuenca

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: 098 890 7549.

City: Cuenca

Microsoft Surface pen for sale

Original Microsoft surface pen.
Color: Burgundy.
Condition: used, like new.
Price: $50.

Isabel: +593 99 380 4536.

City: Cuenca

Privacy screen for sale

Do you need some privacy on your patio? Try this privacy screen.

Wood privacy screen 85″ x 48″. Base 29″
216cm x 122cm


Linda: 099 097 5832.

City: Cuenca

JD’s Muebles has more of everything you might want

Hola folks,

We’ve been busy adding lots of new inventory; in fact we are bursting at the seams, so stop In and take advantage of special pricing on many items starting today.

Options, options, and more options. That’s what you have when you visit our store with by far the largest inventory new and preowned inventory of any store in Cuenca.


Renewable energy – 100% green!

Take advantage of the benefits of solar energy for your home or business. We have solutions for you.

With On-Grid and Off-Grid systems we develop projects of any magnitude. Whether you want electricity, heat water for the home or pool, or other types of applications.

Renewable energy is perfect for: Residences, Hotels, Buildings, Schools, Swimming pools, Hospitals and many other applications.


Do you need to improve your garden?

I help you with:

+ Manual and automated irrigation systems
+ Lawn improvement
+ Garden pest control with biofertilizers
+ Plants selection
+ Adaptation of garden spaces
+ Soil analysis

Free estimates to bring your project to life.

Book your meeting by WhatsApp/Telegram/Signal or by email. Let me know how I can help you.

… Developing projects throughout Ecuador.


098 004 1418

Plans for the weekend? – Always at Santacruz

Santacruz loves giving their customers the best service and food combined with a great place to eat. Colorful and bright, bringing that joy that cruises barriers. Check what we offer and don’t lose this experience!

Taco Tuesday 10 x 10 (Ten tacos for 10 bucks)
2X1 Martinis
3X2 Beer
2X1 Blue Margaritas every day!
Get to know our menu:


You deserve an in-home spa day enjoying my 90-minute massage

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:


Medical facilitator, nurse practitioner and wellness consultant

I am a qualified, bilingual nurse practitioner working with both expats and Ecuadorians living in the Cuenca area.

As an independent practitioner, I have developed professional relationships with many healthcare professionals to ensure my clients receive the quality health care they require.

To assist my clients, I have developed a Wellness Care program to retain medical history and have available when there is a need to meet with a new healthcare practitioner and especially in case of an emergency.


Professional English editor

I will correct and/or develop your writing, academic or otherwise. I have edited novels, memoirs, autobiographies, poetry, short stories, essays, and theses to name a few.

Donna Stiteler:
More references available upon request

My fee depends upon the task.



WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

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.

Avenida Viracochabamba y Princesa Toa

Juan Carlos

How to become a “Cuencano”?

Starting a new life in a strange city might be a little bit challenging.

Let me help you to deal with your new environment.

I can teach you some hacks on how to live in Cuenca.

City orientation

Transportation (busses, tranvia, taxis)

Shopping assistance (groceries, medicines, etc.)


Hello my dear friends, come to Cuenca Creatos Co-op

As you know (because I’ve been telling you…) Here in our store you can find almost everything… Everything? Yes, everything (not really everything…hahha, but you get my point, don’t you?) So, need some bread for a reunion? Need some cookies for your kids, grandkids, etc… Need some talking, I got you (yes, I do).


Tour Haciendas 2022

Special of the year!
Volcanoes and historic haciendas in one amazing tour, all-inclusive and led by the most experienced tour guides of the country. Landscape, birdwatching, photography, history, and much more in one tour!

5 nights, 6 days
Ask for the full itinerary to this WhatsApp 099 841 2450

Juan Jaramillo 6-93 and Borrero

099 841 2450

Full lymph drainage massage – 90-minute session

Did you know that the lymphatic system helps your body eliminate toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials?

A healthy lymphatic system can usually do this without a problem, but certain health conditions and physical damage can cause fluid buildup.

Lymphatic drainage massage, also known as manual lymphatic drainage, is a gentle massage to relieve painful swelling in your arms and legs.


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.


Carpenter Arellano

Greetings, I can help you make your furniture, in wood or Melamine material, I carry out all kinds of projects and repairs.

Cuenca, Azuay


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.


Recommendation for Fri-Da, Mexican restaurant

If you have tried all the options for Mexican food in Cuenca, and you might like one more really authentic Mexican meal…I totally recommend Fri-Da. The flavors are what reveal the depth of the Mexican soul…a delicious chicken, tortilla soup in a divine red sauce; a dish of choclo with melted cheese…have mercy…and either corn or wheat tortillas. Sandwiches on Pan Bolillo. Enchiladas, and Tacos of course, abundant, fresh everything. Margaritas, too.

The restaurant is small and tastefully decorated. The owner, Eve, will serve you. Reasonable prices.
Arriba y Arriba, Andale, Andale…

Address: Avenida Isabel La Catolica, y Cieza de Leon (not far from Las Americas, parallel with Primero de Mayo)

Contact information: 096 396 5281

Recommended by Julia Rux:

Recommendation for Red Tag Moving

There are services in a company that elevate it above its competition, and Debra Lynn and her Red Tag Moving crew ticked all the boxes for me in this regard.

If you hire this moving company, you can expect:

1. Timely, consistent, and enthusiastic responses by Debra to all emails, texts, and/or phone calls
2. Very fair pricing with an amazingly accurate estimate, following the initial walkthrough
3. On-time arrival
4. An accommodating, friendly, happy, and very smiley crew. No, seriously. I never saw such smiley faces coming up the stairs loaded down with boxes at 10 PM
5. Assurance of the safety of your possessions during the move. Papa stays in and guards the truck at all times while parked on the street
6. Complete honesty. A trashcan I had shipped from the US in a container had already been dinged a little. Debra pointed it out to me so I was aware of its condition prior to the move
7. Professional yet relaxed and easy attitude from start to finish
8. Careful, thoughtful handling of your possessions
9. Your former home will be left in immaculate condition


Recommendation for Cristy Mora, IESS functions and refunds

I highly recommend Cristy for doing IESS refunds and any function to do with IESS. She does my refunds for a very reasonable fee and also tells me when money is deposited. She has accounting training and is very efficient and I have used her for a long period of time.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 98 977 2330

Recommended by Karen Smith:

Saturday dinner special

Don Colon’s Restaurant – Saturday dinner special:

Filet Mignon
Florida Lobster stuffed with crab meat

Both include:

Baked potato with sour cream and chives
Garlic bread
Onion soup
A glass of wine
Strawberry Shortcake

Only $19.95
Reservations please

Saturday, September 17, Corner of Parque Calderon

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703

Cooking with Rey “Authentic Southeast Asian Cooking”

Cambodian Spring Wings: The name derives from this colorful and flavorful dish. Lemongrass and green onions provide the lovely spring greens and the red chilies provide the red colors of spring. Honey, garlic and ginger come together when seared into these beautiful wings, creating the perfect balance of sweet and spice.

See my website for the complete menu

Wednesday – Sunday 1 – 8:30 PM (last seating), San Sebastian Park next to the Museum of Modern Art

Sreymom: 099 544 3977

Sourdough bread in Cuenca

Hello, we are Internacional Bakery team, we are great to offer you healthy sourdough bread, no chemicals, yeast free, gluten low and free. Made in wood fired oven, artisan and delicious.
Home delivery.

Some bread every day:

Barley multi-seeds
Wheat whit walnut and cranberries
Sweet croissant
Cinnamon roll
For special order: Focaccia, pumpernickel, baguette, pretzel (make your order one day before.

Store 1: Every day from 8 AM to 8 PM. Store 2: from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 AM to 7 PM, Store 1: Juan Jaramillo 5-18 and Mariano Cueva. Store 2: Gran Colombia and Manzaneros

International Bakery: 096 884 7990

Sourdough pizza in fire-wood oven

Have you ever enjoyed sourdough pizza in Cuenca? Come in 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:

Black pizza (with shrimp)
Onions and peppers
Fugazza (double dough)
Special figs and three cheeses and more!
In addition, we offer delicious Coffee, cappuccino, tea, and desserts.

We have home delivery.

From Monday to Saturday from noon to 8pm, Juan Jaramillo 5-10 and Mariano Cueva

Gabriela: 096 884 7990

La Korda: tango, jazz, Argentinian folk – live tonight

Tonight, Kultura – the German cultural network in Ecuador and the University of Cuenca present a spectacular concert in one of the finest event locations in Cuenca.

If you love music, don’t miss this great opportunity!

From Weill to Piazzolla
The new performance of La Korda Dúo (piano and violin) interprets compositions of Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992 Argentina) and Kurt Weill (1900-1950 Germany/USA).


October Fest 2 by Chill and Chela

We are waiting for you at the best festival; full of surprises. We will have 16 craft breweries from all over Ecuador, entrepreneurship stands, food, DJs, bands and much more.

Part of the funds raised will go to the foundation of animals.

Don´t miss it.
PS: remember that we are pet friendly.

September 23rd and 24th from 11 AM to 1 AM, 1, Hostería Caballo Campana. Street: 1 de Septiembre Km 4, Cuenca, Cuenca.

Pablo Castillo: 099 551 9095

A day out to Ayllu San Agustin with La Yunta

Earth, fire, wind, water

Lets enjoy a day in the woods

Ximena Peralta opens her paradise for us, join us in this new adventure
Only 25 min from Cuenca, we will have a fantastic day

Wednesday, Sept 21
From 9am to 5 PM


Pájaro y Bestia menu for Friday

* Pork Spare Ribs
* Apple-Oink Sandwich
* Onion Fried Hamburger
* White Potato Salad
* Mac & Cheese
* Beans for the Beast

Apple-Oink sandwich is a new creation. Start with our famous ginormous sandwich roll, layer with cooked apples, cheddar cheese, pickled apples, pork belly rubbed with coffee and sugar then slow braised in artisanal beer, and topped with fresh spinach.

September 16, 1 – 8 PM, Gran Colombia 13-100

Leroy: Call or WhatsApp 098 321 8273

This Weekend at the Jazz Society Café

Enjoy a special evening this weekend at the Jazz Society Café!

This Friday: Featuring two great musicians, jazz ballads with pianist, Jim Gala, and excellent singer, Mariangel Mundaray.
¨Jazz Lovers Only¨
Enjoy chilled and scintillating jazz with the Jim Gala Trio with Ernest Whaley!

World–class jazz, delicious food, romantic atmosphere
Don’t miss this special events!
Food and beverage service from 6 PM. Jazz concert starts at 7 PM.
Friday and Saturday, 16th and 17th of September, Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby Degamo: 093 934 2714 English 096 322 3377 Español

Banana Rock at Casa Yangoe, Friday (last chance until December)

Banana Rock at Casa Yangoe this Friday night, Sept 16.

I will be traveling, so this is our last gig until December.

Cover charge includes free glass of wine or small beer!

Hope you can come and listen and dance with us!

Friday, Sept 16, 8:30 PM, $5, Casa Yangoe: Benigno Malo 5-16 y Calle Larga, Cuenca.

Jan Wallace: Reservations: 593 96 832 4006

Have you suffered the death of a partner or spouse recently?

A no-cost guided grief support group of 6-8 people is currently forming in Cuenca. We will meet weekly for 6 weeks. Before joining a brief interview will be scheduled. English speakers are welcome at this time.

Dying and death and feeling of loss are to be grieved in this group as a normal part of the life cycle. This kind of support is not recommended for those needing intensive psychotherapy, a different process.

As the group facilitator, I am a medical social worker, palliative board care certified. I have worked in hospice, community health programs and hospital settings in Oregon and California for 15 years. I welcome you into this process!

To be determined, Free, El Centro, Cuenca.

Susan: 096 841 9412

Let´s go to Olón! one of the best beach towns in Ecuador!

Representatives of Olón will be in Cuenca on the 29th of September to share Olón with you!

We welcome all expats to come and experience our quaint pueblo on the beach Olon. We have many quality hotels to relax and experience, plenty of restaurants to entice any palate and long stretches of perfect sand to dream and wonder. We believe it to be the best Ecuadorian coastal town.

Would you like to learn more? Residents and communal leaders will conduct a presentation so you may learn more of its hidden treasures. Come join us …

Thursday, 29th of September, from 1 to 3 PM, free, Yaku Bistro, Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vásquez, Guayaquil.

Maria del Carmen Montesdeoca

‘It Had to Be You’ comedy run Friday, Sept 23 – Oct 2

A hilarious no holds barred, knock-down, drag-out battle of the sexes!

‘It Had to Be You,’ A comedy in two acts by Renêe Taylor and Joseph Bologna

September 23, 24, 25, 30 October 1 & 2, 2022 Doors open 3:30 Show at 4 PM

Featuring: Cher McFarlane-Clark & Ray Lewis Directed by: Paula Bailey


Reading Group at Carolina Bookstore

Don’t lose this opportunity to improve your Spanish by joining our Reading Group at Carolina Bookstore!

You will receive two reading sessions per week where you can learn more about Ecuadorian Culture while practicing your Spanish skills at the same time!

($10 for two sessions of one and a half hour, coffee and snack)

October 1st, from 2:30 to 4 PM, $10, 4-46 Hermano Miguel y Calle Larga (near “Las Escalinatas”), Cuenca.

Christian Canseco: 099 898 6482

Banana Rock at Casa Yangoe, Friday 15

Live music at Casa Yangoe.

Banana Rock at Casa Yangoe this Friday. They will be playing music in English, rock, funk, disco, pop and more.

Come to Casa Yangoe and enjoy the music accompanied by our delicious menu, our different products and handicrafts.

We will wait for you…

September 16th, from 8:30 PM, $5, Benigno Malo 5-16 y Calle Larga, Cuenca.

Casa Yangoe: +593 96 832 4006

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 Lounge this September the 16th at 8 PM. Cover: a voluntary contribution.

September 16th, from 8 to 10 PM, no cover charge, Plaza el Otorongo, Av. 3 de Noviembre, Cuenca.

Luis Ullauri: 099 998 7932

Opera Rigoletto by Verdi

National premiere of the opera Rigoletto, one of the most performed operas in the world, with national singers such as Alex Rodríguez, Vanesa Regalado, Vanessa Freire, Jorge Regalado, Viviana Rodríguez and international guests from Spain, Colombia, France. A great production of Napoli Ópera accompanied by the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful Sánchez Aguilar Theater.

You can buy your tickets at

September 16 and 17, $35, $50, $75, Sanchez Aguilar Theater (Samborondon), Guayaquil.

Vanesa Regalado: 098 707 0542