Day: December 7, 2022

Moving from USA

Hi, is anyone interested in moving your household from the USA to Ecuador? I’m moving back to Ecuador from NJ, I don’t have much to bring, I’m looking for someone to share my container. Since I have dual citizenship, I have some advantages bringing the container. If anyone is interested, please dm for more info.


Golfing in Cuenca

Will be in Cuenca in January and half of February, I understand there is a private 9-hole course in town. Is it possible to play a few times at that facility and if so at what price?

Mike Woods

Mujeres Con Exito needs donations for Christmas for our moms and kids

We are short $3450 for Christmas. Can you help us out?

Dear Friends,

As the holidays rapidly approach, we continue to work to meet the needs of the women and children we serve.

Every year we learn new things about the culture of our adopted country. Did you know that children in Ecuador receive only one gift for Christmas? And only if their families are able. Such a striking difference from the materialism of the US at holiday time! Our goal this year is to honor that tradition and help the women in our program provide a wonderful Christmas.

Our school supplies drive was an overwhelming success, but we must return to you, our dear friends and supporters, to ensure the children in our program have a magical Christmas.


Cooperativa SAC now in Cuenca

Cooperativa SAC offers you financial credit and investment services.
The investments with the best rate in the market are around 11% and have opened 15 agencies nationwide, the last being in the city of Cuenca.
Located in the historic center of the city of Cuenca on Sucre and Presidente Borrero streets.

Santiago Velez: 099 802 1984.

City: Cuenca

Coming to Salinas

Hello folks,

I have a small parcel at La Junta or anywhere else in Cuenca to be picked up and brought to Salinas. We can deliver anywhere in Cuenca. Willing to pay for transportation or treat to lunch!

Ed: .

City: Salinas

Looking for a Kindle

Would like to find a new or slightly used Kindle.

Please contact me with the model or version. Maybe a photo.


Greg Goodwin: 098 076 3926 also on WhatsApp (preferred but a phone call or email is fine). Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a female photo buddy

Before you spam me with your comments, allow me to explain.

Street photography for a man is not easy. A single woman walking the streets with a camera is likely to generate some very positive reactions from the people she meets. If she wants to photograph other women or children, they are usually happy to oblige. If she wants to photography a man, they don’t view her as a threat and usually allow it. However, any man that has traveled extensively with a camera in his hand knows all too well that street photography as a lone male often creates some uncomfortable situations. At best, people will avoid you. At worst, you snap a photo of a woman and that results in a confrontation with an angry husband or brother.

Forget taking a picture of anyone under the age of about 15 which in many countries could result in the involvement of the local constabulary. Add a woman to the mix and suddenly all is well. Even in cultures not really comfortable with photography (e.g. Morocco) a woman shooting with a man creates a whole different dynamic. Thus, I have learned that shooting with another photographer who happens to be female can prevent altercations and create opportunities that would not otherwise exist.


Girls clothes for sale, kids’ clothes, 4-8 year

Hello, I have girls clothes for sale, excellent condition, jeans have never been worn. Size from 4-8 years old. DKNY jeans (6y), Joes jeans (5 y), Levi’s jeans (5-6 y), True religion shorts (4y). Colorful vest Children’s place (7-8y). And whole bunch of clothes long sleeve and pants. Thanks.

Ann: 095 870 3654

City: Cuenca

Brand-new iPod

Brand-new iPod 9 generation (outside the box). Model A2602. Asking $410

Ann: 095 870 3654

City: Cuenca

Royal ZLine 23 pc German cookware set – super bargain

Bargain of the century –
Royal Zline 23 pc cookware set
9 layered capsuled bottoms
18/10 Surgical Stainless Steel
Great for all types of stove tops

Normally €1250

Bargain price of $750

Only 1999 pcs ever made.
Thermo precision
Strong side handles
Fast Heat transfer

Top of the range quality workmanship


4.7 qt air fryer and personal electric skillet set

Holstein Housewares

Adjustable temperature control up to 200°c

Fry, bake, grill and roast healthier recipes.

Includes a mini electrical frypan – great for the quick can heat up or personal serving

Ideal for the person that cooks for themselves or a couple.

$129.95 (won’t find cheaper)

Available at Cuenca Shop
8-66 Coronel Talbot
Parque San Sebastian

Tyrone: 099 131 4090

City: Cuenca

Equipment and software installation service

Carry out the equipment and software installations in an appropriate manner, under the standards, procedures and regulations, with remote technical assistance, which allows a safe way for what is established to be fulfilled according to the client’s needs.

Alirio Barreto: 096 377 2093

City: Cuenca

Items for sale

10 speeds Artisan KitchenAid mixer, Include coated flat beater, coated dough hook, wire whip and 1-piece pouring shield $320
Fujitsu IX500 Scansnap document scanner, $175 paid $350 in the States.
Three settings gas propane heater $85
T-Fal ultimate deep fryer with oil filtration $50
Hamilton Beach slow cooker $25
Magic Bullet
White gas tank $40


City: Cuenca

Traditional food from Cuenca

María offers traditional Cuenca food:

5 Humitas (which are corn flour tamales wrapped in cheese), at $5

5 Tamales of corn flour, egg, raisins, pepper, with chicken or pork, at $6

5 Choclo (heirloom corn) Tortillas, $5

Drink Colada Morada (traditional purple drink with fruit), at $10 a liter.

5 emborrajados de Maduro (wheat flour, eggs, sugar, a little milk, fried in oil), at $4

1 pound of cooked corn for $2

It is a healthy food made at home with natural ingredients. Delivery is free for orders of $10 or more, otherwise $2. Contact your child with the order at:

Andres Reinoso.

City: Cuenca


City: Cuenca

Cohiba Cigars

Box of 25 cigars,

Box has been opened.

WhatsApp or call for more information/pictures.

Claire: 096 761 2462

City: Cuenca

LG Flip cellular phone unlocked, international

Model LG Revere 2 VN150S – gray cellular phone in excellent condition
( Not smart phone – very good for simple use).

The LG Revere 2 on Verizon Wireless has a compact flip phone design with an integrated camera and web functions. Designed to work on CDMA networks on the 1.9 GHZ PCS and 800 MHZ CMDA frequencies, you can use the Revere 2 across the United States and in a variety of other nations as well. The design is ideal for those who are looking for a basic phone that provides call, text, and photo support with a few extra features. Measuring 3.78 x 1.95 x 0.72 inches, the LG Revere 2 from Verizon can fit in most pockets, bags, or purses for easy carrying or in a compatible belt clip or case. The phone weighs only 3.42 ounces, making it easy to handle and carry. The body is gray plastic featuring a faux-brushed aluminum finish, and it includes a monochromatic external screen that displays the current date, time, signal strength, and remaining battery life.


Home electronic items for sale

Almost 50% discount on all the items and all guaranteed!

Micca MPLAY-HD Mini 1080p Digital Media Player USB Drives and SD Cards
(Read USB Videos and SD cards movies and music) cost me $140 selling for $60

* New Huawei Home Router GSM Unlocked 4G Up to 32 Users cost me $98 selling for $40

* HTC Smart phone unlocked 4G $65

* New Blu Z3 Music (not smart phone for simple use and calls) $25

* New Panasonic KX-TGA407B Range Extender cost me $60 selling for $30

* New TP-Link Wi-Fi Range Extender $30

* Securifi Almond – very good to extend wifi dead zone
(very easy 3 Minute Setup) Touchscreen Wireless Router/Range Extender cost me $120
selling for $60

* TP-Link router Wi-Fi 300M wireless $30

* Google Chromecast (2rd Generation) 1080p Media Streamer Netflix Hulu Youtube $30

* Simpeak Hand Crank Solar Powered Flashlight, Emergency Rechargeable LED Flashlight works without batteries $5

* Google Chromecast (3th Generation) 1080pNetflix Hulu Youtube – Media Streamer $40

* 4K HDMI Cable 20 ft | High Speed, Rubber & Gold Connectors, $7

* Seagate PC HDD drive 500GB $30

* StarTech R150WN1X1T Portable Wireless N Wi-Fi USB Powered Travel Router Wi-Fi travel router for iPad and mobile devices $25

*APC Smart UPS 750W Battery Backup & Surge Protector for Electronics and Computers
(needs batteries replacement) $80

* Amazon Fire TV Box 2nd generation $50
* Amazon Fire TV Box 3nd generation $60
* Amazon FireSticks (x4 available) $40
* Apple Mini Display Port DP To HDMI Adapter Cable For Mac MacBook Pro / Air / iMac to connect with any monitor or TV $8

Some Items are negotiable will accept the best offers!

Motavo Garcia:

City: Cuenca

PXNV900 PC racing wheel 270/900 degree race steering wheel with pedals

Used for 6 months. PXN V900 gaming PC racing wheel, universal USB car Sim 270/900 Degree Race Steering Wheel with Pedals for PC, Laptops , Macs ,PS3, PS4, Xbox One,Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android TV .

Please Email for pictures, or you can look it up on Google or Amazon (PXN V900)

Price $80

Motavo Garcia:

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

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.


Wooden sideboard

Wooden sideboard,
brown color,
2 pieces,
with shelves,
size 150 cm x 180 cm

JD’s Muebles
21-111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional

Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: 098 706 9136

City: Cuenca

Our last tasting menu of the year

Throughout this whole year, we have traveled around the world through our tasting menus and as we approach the end of the year we are excited to select our favorite 7 dishes from our previous menus (plus a snack); all for the price of $25.

We’ll feature:

Sourdough and coconut butter [snack]
Mexican Gordita
Mediterranean White Bean Soup
Minced Pork
Crunchy Cauliflower
Honey Walnut Shrimp
Vegetarian Lasagna
Three Delicious Mistakes: Key Lime Pie, Tiramisu & Brownie.


Preparation for the citizenship test

I am offering 10 days preparation for the new citizenship test. Start on Monday 12th of December from 2 to 3:50 PM. Small group – 5 students maximum.

Cost $100 total.

For more information fell free contact me.

Estevez de Toral 13-31 y Vega Muñoz

Patricia Olivo
097 956 9065
WhatsApp +593 099 590 7240

Cuenca friends!

Translation and assistance services for expats:

i.e. purchase and set up of sim cards, setting up internet, extension of 3 months tourist visa to 6 months, buying groceries, getting tranvia or bus cards, social security IESS, dog walking, medical facilitator, anything you may need help with your transition to move to Ecuador. Our focus is expats who speak English and do not yet have the necessary Spanish language skills. We are fully bilingual in both Spanish & English.


Turkeys for your Christmas dinner

Offering organic and fresh turkeys for your Christmas dinner, $3 per pound. Average 18 to 20 pounds each. Delivers until 22nd of December.

Estevez de Toral 13-31 y Vega Muñoz

Patricia Olivo
097 956 9065
WhatsApp +593 099 590 7240

Relaxing massages

Hello, my name is Diana, I am a cosmetologist. I have lived in this beautiful city for 7 years. The most important thing is to be able to provide relaxation therapies to balance the body’s energy and keep the body and mind active.

Visit us, we are happy to serve you.

Av. Don Bosco y Loja


098 078 4319

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 German.

Avenida Viracochabamba y Princesa Toa

Juan Rodriguez

Collagen + vitamin C: IV for your joint pain and arthritis

Joint pain and arthritis are conditions that a significant majority of the population will face in their lifetime. The pain is usually attributed to inflammation and poor joint health due to malnutrition.

Collagen can help to support the strength and flexibility of the tendons and ligaments and aid recovery after exertion alongside vitamin C; the benefits of collagen might be even further heightened.

Collagen is a protein that plays a significant role in building the body’s structures. When it comes to muscles, ligaments and tendons, collagen provides elasticity, which allows the tissues to stretch.


Healing through touch, massage therapy

Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Massage benefits can include:

• Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
• Reducing pain and muscle soreness, and tension
• Improving circulation, energy and alertness
• Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
• Improving immune function

Massage may also be helpful for:


USA Valet for the things you want from the United States

We bring you the things you want to buy from the United States. We ship legally and shipments are, on average, once a week. We deliver to your home anywhere throughout Ecuador.

As our carrier pigeon mascot says,

“The sky’s the limit!”

So, you can use our service regularly for anything you want to get (restrictions apply – ask us). It’s not just for items ordered online but you can order from any brick-and-mortar store throughout the world. You can order from Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and virtually any store around the globe.

To use our service, register on our website, and then as you order things enter them into the Notify Us form on our website. It’s that easy.


Dog groomer

I’m looking for a dog groomer to come to the house

5-29 Rafael Fajardo

Donna Wheat

Travel, learn more about Ecuador or visit other countries

We offer you the best tours suited to your interests and needs.
We accompany you on your trips, from the choice of destination, the selection of the best airline flights, travel insurance, tour guides, among others.
Corpoviajes is here to serve you and give you the best experiences.

Juan Jaramillo and Mariano Cueva (corner)

Michelle Abad
098 345 3332

Create some cute Christmas decorations on Saturday, Dec 10th

Using recycled materials you are encouraged to make some Christmas bulbs to decorate your house. So you will have a unique, fun and original decoration!
If you want to participate in this workshop, come to the Mediateca at the Alliance Française in Cuenca in front of the Benigno Malo School, Tadeo Torres 1-92 y Av. Solano.

For everyone from 7-years-old and more
Saturday, December 10th
11 AM to 1 PM
The price of $5 includes 2 full hours and all materials.


Opens Friday – ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ staged radio show at ACT

Experience a moving, live performance of a classic tale told in an engaging style that is an annual tradition of the US stage.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, A staged 1940’s radio show opens Friday, December 9.

Tickets and details:

Last year’s staged radio show of ‘A Christmas Carol’ was a resounding success.

This holiday season we present the feelgood story “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the same format and with the same great voice actors. Directed by ACT Artistic Director, Paula Bailey and adapted from the perennial, holiday favorite Frank Capra movie.


Horseback riding in the Ecuadorian jungle (Sunday, 11th December)

Rise early for a day packed with adventure, departing from Plaza San Sebastian in Cuenca at 8 AM. Then it is time to get on the 4×4 heading to the east towards the Ecuadorian Amazon (2h30min approx).

You arrived at Limon Indanza, just two hours from Cuenca. Known as the gateway to the Amazon, a picturesque Amazonian town hidden between mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and lots of nature.

After passing through Limon you head to Chiviaza, a rural town known as the enchanted valley due to its impressive ecosystem.


Recommendation for Cooperativa Saca, cooperativa

I highly recommend Cooperativa SAC. They offer you financial credit and investment services. The investments with the best rate in the market are around 11% and have opened 15 agencies nationwide, the last being in the city of Cuenca. Located in the historic center of the city of Cuenca on Sucre and Presidente Borrero streets. Check them out; very friendly people and free coffee.

Address: Sucre y Borrero, esquina

Contact information:

Recommended by Goty Brito:

Recommendation for Alejandra at Radiant Skin Spa

Massage therapy and skin spa treatment

I have been going to Alejandra for massage and facial treatments for several years, and find her without a doubt one of the most skilled and professional therapists I’ve ever used. Mostly for massage, but she has a lot of facial skin rejuvenation treatments available. I don’t know if she is the best therapist in Cuenca, because I’ve only used her since moving here. She has a 90-minute relaxation massage, but for a deeper experience, her deep tissue massage is available.

I just saw her yesterday for a 90-minute session, but a while back I was having some neck issues, I contacted her and discussed targeted therapy, and she suggested one 30-minute neck and shoulder session each week for 4 weeks, and that solved the problem quite well without seeing a doctor or PT (which she suggested if her massage didn’t solve the problem). She also has a salt scrub for your back and legs that feels amazing as needed. 90 minutes / $45, located in a delightful restful Zen spa room at the back of Mercy’s Peluqueria on Paucarbamba.


Gran Roca Wednesday farm-to-table market and lunch at Los Balcones

We again want to thank all of our guests who attended our Thanksgiving to Remember Farm-to-Table Dinner at the lovely Hotel Los Balcones. If you missed that opportunity, you will have another chance to experience the freshness, quality and variety of Gran Roca’s special Christmas to Remember Farm-to-Table dinner offerings at Los Balcones. The dinner will be served on December 25th with two seatings: 4 and 6 PM. Reservations can be made by sending an email to

As for this week, our weekly Gran Roca Wednesday Farm-to-Table Market will have an expanding list of products and a one-of-a-kind fresh, healthy and delicious lunch from noon – 2 PM at the beautiful Hotel Los Balcones on Presidente Borrero 12-08 y Sangurima, (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon), where you can pick up our fresh, healthy and delicious products; all produced on our sustainable permaculture farm in the Yunguilla Valley, about an hour southwest of Cuenca. You’ll find our harvested-in-the-morning fresh vegetables and herbs, milk products, chicken eggs, chicken, turkey, duck, beef, pork and smoked products.


‘Fascinating Rhythms’ – Ali Agca Trio at the Jazz Society Café!

Friday 7 PM at the Jazz Society Café
‘Fascinating Rhythms’ featuring Ali Agca Trio!

Ali Agca – guitar
Freddy Abad – drums
Christian Torres – bass

Don’t miss this special event!

Food and Beverage service from 6 PM. Jazz Concert at 7 PM

Friday, 7 PM, 9th of December,

Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles ( one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby Degamo: 096 322 3377

Flamenco and more at La Guarida

Join us, this Thursday at La Guarida:

and a bit more
featuring Son Autana.

Thursday, December 8th at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 5 PM
Admission: $6
(100% of the admission fee goes directly to the musicians).
Reservations with dinner requests are required.
Tel. 099 806 8071

Mariangel and Hector are incredibly talented. A few years ago, they left Venezuela to seek a better life in Ecuador; to continue dreaming and doing what Mariangel loves most: to sing and perform. La Guarida is happy to host them again; they will present a moving set of Flamenco music and a bit more.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

December 8th, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM,

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

Andres: 099 806 8071

Café del Museo Restaurant

Hello December!
Find the best gastronomy by the Tomebamba’s river in Café del Museo.

Have you already made your reservation to celebrate Christmas? Contact us| 099 378 0721.

Visit us at the main entrance of Paseo 3 de Noviembre, ground floor of the Remigio Crespo Toral Museum.

We do speak English.

Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 AM to 10 PM. Sundays from 10 AM to 3:30 PM,

Paseo 3 de Noviembre

Sociedad Gourmet: Contact us| 099 378 0721

Dr. Grace’s Christmas Toy Drive

Christmas is getting closer, and you have an opportunity to make a kid smile. Dr. Grace has been collecting toys for the last 24 years and giving them to the most needed children in small communities outside of Cuenca.

If you want to be part of this rewarding experience, you can donate new toys at Dr’s Grace office located at Miguel Cordero and Av. Paucarbamba, Work Center building – Office #210. We will collect toys until December 22nd.

Starting now.

Miguel Cordero y Av. Paucarbamba / Edificio Work Center – Oficina 210


City: Cuenca

Aura Feria, fair for small businesses and sustainable fashion

Good day everyone, We would love to invite you to this amazing fair. We count with a lot of small businesses and we support all entrepreneurs and we still have vacancies.
If you have a small business or you’d like to sell clothes that you no longer use you are very welcome.
You can contact us via Instagram on @auraferia_ec and we will love to give you all information.

December 17 & 18, Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM.

We charge $72 for two days of fair.

Wunderbar cafe on the stairways of Hermano Miguel


City: Cuenca

Live Jazz Dinner Concerts this Friday and Saturday!

Jazz Society Café’s Jazz Dinner Concerts this week!

Friday 7 PM
December 9, 2022
‘Fascinating Rhythms’ by Ali Agca Trio
Ali Agca – guitar
Freddy Abad – drums
Christian Torres – bass

Saturday 7 PM
December 10, 2022
The Jim Gala Trio Mariangel Mundaray
Mariangel – vocals
Jim Gala – piano
Freddy Abad – drums
Christian Torres – bass


Pei’s Pot Stickers offer home delivery and dine-in service

Hello friends and customers. I am Pei. I still selling traditional Chinese food, and I will be at La Plaza Christmas feria on 10th and 11th December. Looking forward to hearing from you.

This is the menu:

12 pieces

pork • $5
chicken • $5
shrimp and pork • $7
vegetable • $5
Beef • $6

hand-made noodles


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.

Store1: Every day from 8 AM to 8 PM, Sunday from 8:30 AM to 2 PM. Store 2: Every day from 9:30 AM to 6:45 PM, Saturday from 9:30 AM to 4 PM,

Store1: Juan Jaramillo 5-18 and Mariano Cueva. Store2: Gran Colombia and Manzaneros

Internacional Bakery: 096 891 1591

Pizza in wood-fire 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:


Sun and fun horseback riding with HorseTrekkingEcuador

This Saturday we will be trekking a very comfortable forest road with lots of freedom for slower or faster pace. 2.5 hrs. All levels of riders welcome. Transport from central location in Cuenca to Rancho San Juan. Transport, horses, lunch all included.

Come ride with us!

Saturday, Dec 10, $10 pickup, Only $45 pp No extra charges,


Kimberly Curls:

City: Cuenca