Pay all your bills in one place

Are you new to Cuenca and still trying to figure out where to pay for all of your services and utilities each month? Struggling with your Spanish while learning to navigate the systems here? Or perhaps you have lived in Cuenca for many years and just want to simplify your life while supporting a good cause. You can do it all and more at Hogar de Esperanza’s Expat Services Center. One stop shop for bill pay: Come on by to conveniently pay all your bills at once: water, lights, phone, cable, IESS and more. We speak both English and Spanish.


Why I can’t read the comments?

One reason I subscribed here is because I want to read the comments under some posts. After I subscribed I found I still can’t see the comments. Could anyone tell me why?



Skin cancer specialist/IESS question

This is a 2 pronged request:

1) I have had 16 skin cancers … 14 basal cell and 2 squamous cell and need a specialist in Cuenca that can do a complete exam and removal if necessary. Any recommendations?
2) Because I use private doctors for everything, I am thinking of not paying my IESS for 3 months while I am out of Ecuador. I was told that when I come back, I can just pay that one month and would qualify immediately for emergency care but would have to wait 3 months for other things. I haven’t used them in the 8 years I have been here so that wouldn’t bother me. Is that information correct?

Denis Cruickshank

Six years and going strong

August 19, 2016 we first opened our doors. For six years now, we have turned your unneeded things into something valuable to those in need. Esperanza Thrift Shop is Cuenca’s only legally registered charity Thrift Shop. We have provided thousands of free items of clothing, household items, beds and linens to those who are in desperate need. Things that cannot be used or sold, are used in our craft programs. Nothing goes to waste at Esperanza Thrift Shop.

From the money we raise, we provide medicines, school supplies and more. The Thrift Shop is an integral part of supporting the work of Foundation Hogar de Esperanza. Inventories are low and we need your help in supporting those in need.

To schedule a pickup you can call or email us. Or you can drop off your donations to us at Juan Montalvo 8-18 and Mariscal Sucre.

Fernando Alvarez: 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Mujeres Con Exito back to school fundraiser

Mujeres Con Exito’s
Annual Fundraiser for School Supplies

It is time once again, for our mothers to start worrying about sending their kids back to school.

Our dilemma this year: 35 shelter children living at Casa Mara Amor + 60 shelter children living outside the shelter = 95 students x $100 = $9,500. This is the amount needed to provide our children with shoes, uniforms, underwear, backpacks and supplies.


MacBook Pro // Retina 13 inch

Hi everyone, I’m selling my laptop because the truth is, I need the money. It’s in very good condition, like 10/10 functionally and 8/10 physically. I think this computer is so comfortable to work while you’re traveling and so useful with every program. You know a Mac is always a good option.

So, you can contact me if you want to see it.

Daniela Alexandra Bravo Merino: Daniela: 098 977 2549.

City: Cuenca

Dog for Adoption

Kenso is still waiting for his new family and home. He is 7 months old, 40 pounds, neutered, good with other animals and extremely sweet. Australian Shepard and French Bulldog mix. He loves to be right by your side and has lots of affection to give.

He is a bit of an escape artist so he would require a gated home, but most importantly lots of love and attention. Since he is still a puppy he will also need further training but he’s eager to please and has been learning quickly.

We would keep him if we could but we already have another dog who was rescued from someone who was trying to use him for dog fights and while we’ve never had any problems before he’s started to show signs of aggressive towards Kenso and we’re worried about how things could progress so we’re hoping to find another foster home for him sooner than later because we want to make sure all our animals, him included, are safe.

If anyone can help with even another temporary home, please let us know.

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

City: Cuenca

Honda CB500X

Now that the weather is changing a little. You need to get out and see this beautiful country. What better way than on this bike. It is a 2016 Honda CB500X 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 $9,500, negotiable.

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

Nathanael: 099 426 5808.

City: Cuenca

QiGong and Dao Yoga – For Health, Spirit & Longevity

Be in charge of your physical, spiritual, & mental health.

QiGong is the daily practice used in China for thousands of years to prevent sickness and to keep the Body, Mind and Spirit healthy and strong.

The practice involves breathing, movements to release tensions and block energy and flowing moving meditations. The whole practice is done with a strong intent, to focus and strengthen your mind. It empowers you to take charge of your own health.


Reiki healing – for health and harmony, private session

Reiki is a subtle energy healing technique that promotes overall well-being.

Everything is energy, Eastern thought and Western thought agree on this, although they have different perspectives on it. There is a Life-Force within you, energy that flows in certain pathways within your body, it is the energy that animates you.

Blockages or stagnation in this energy flow leads to disease or negative emotions such as anxiety, anger, sadness or depression.

Reiki promotes health and harmony by releasing these blockages and allowing for a strong and healthy flow of energy.

Reiki is performed by the practitioner by laying her hands above or gently on your body, to open up and move the energy. The whole session is done fully clothed.

A Session is around 45min, longer if needed.

$40 per session, ($30 for Pampamisayoc Qigong students).

17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar between Octavio Cordero and Miguel Heredia.

Frida C Strandberg
098 545 2054

Dao Yoga – recharge and reconnect

Connect with yourself and improve your well-being.

All the classes will have great focus on the individual students and where they are.

Dao Yoga is a mix of Hatha/Vinyasa, Qigong and Dao Yin – this means a blend of Vinyasa flows together with the pulsing and dynamic motions of Dao Yin, as well as the philosophy and teachings of both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Public transportation in Quito

Hi folks, I’m updating a guidebook on Ecuador and have a couple of things to check for Quito, which perhaps some of you who live there might know…

1. How much is the cost of a taxi ride (yellow cab), more or less, from one end of the city to the other?
2. Do they use the electronic cards on buses there now (i.e. no cash), like in Cuenca?

Thank you so much for any info on these two points….

Fi Mitchell: .

City: Cuenca

21.5” 2015 desktop iMac in like-new condition

21.5” 2015 iMac with the following specs: 

– 8GB RAM 
– 1 TB Hard drive 
– Core i5 Quad-Core 2.8 GHz 
– Comes with original box, Magic Mouse, and Magic Keyboard 

Excellent condition. Great for designing, editing videos, etc. Works great, fast, and no flaws. 

Price: $850 

Jonathan +593 993 055 437

City: Cuenca

Looking for a job as a personal assistant

I would like to offer my services as a personal assistant. I’m an experienced bilingual business professional (Spanish / English). I have organizational and computer skills, I have problem-solving ability, I have good attitude. My work would involve a wide variety of tasks, like: accompanying you to medical appointments, translations, interpreter and making phone calls. I’m available for work as an interpreter for individuals, businesses or groups.

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

City: Quito (capital)

Forest Foods/Alex Duran is looking for an investor

Local successful farmer/company is looking for an investor. Please contact Alex Durán for more details.

Cuenca Ordóñez Lasso y los Cedros

Alex Duran
099 378 4886

Grass fed free-range chickens

Farm to table. Happy chickens. Natural grain and grass-fed chickens, free of antibiotics and stress.

2.25 x pound.

8 AM – 5 PM, Ordóñez Lasso y los Cedros

Alex Duran: 099 378 4886

New ultrasmooth facial treatment – dermaplaning

Let Cuenca’s #1 cosmetologist, Alejandra, design a customized, relaxing facial for a clearer, more youthful appearance. Experience reduced wrinkles and tightened face, neck and body.

Alejandra has introduced Cuenca to a large variety of sophisticated facial equipment, products and years of training. So, no matter what kind of complexion you have, Alejandra has a great facial treatment for you – at a price that you can afford.


Beautiful kittens up for adoption

Hello. I have baby, honey-colored kittens looking for a home, they want to receive affection, love and care. I don’t have enough space to have them please help me raise them by doting them. They are 2-months old and play a lot.

Any information, please write to my WhatsApp at 093 902 2010

City: Cuenca


Looking for counter person at Deli on Cuenca

Looking for counter person at Mathews Deli in Cuenca.
Person must speak English and Spanish.
Full or part time.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank You.

James Skalski: 099 471 0510. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Cleaner looking for new customers in Cuenca

Cleaner Janet is looking for new customers in Cuenca. Janet is very experienced professional, respectful, thorough. Speaks Spanish and uses her Translator App when needed.

Contact her: Janet (Spanish) 098 362 4519 (WhatsApp)
James (English) 099 471 0510 (WhatsApp)

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank You.

James Skalski:

City: Cuenca

Looking for 2 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 2 bedroom furnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $500, I don’t have pets.

Looking for apartment El Vergel area September 1. Older expat gentleman. 095 993 7999.

Warren R. Johnson: 095 993 7999. Call after: 8 AM.

Looking for Scandinavian currencies and Euros

Hello Cuenca friends,

I am wanting to purchase Danish Krone, Swedish Krona, Norwegian Krone, and Euros. If you have some of these currencies leftover from recent travels, let me know.

David Ho: +593 98 911 2262.

City: Cuenca

Looking for baby sitter and person who will cook/clean

Looking for energetic friendly babysitter to cook and clean Monday-Friday
For August 8-September 2
Does not need to speak English because I am fluent in both English and Spanish!
I will pay weekly.

Dafhnee Jimenez: 098 739 8171. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Guayaquil

Cooperativa Policia Nacional

Am interested in anybody’s experience working with this cooperative and opening up a Plaza Fijo or CD.

Did they make your monthly payments as promised? Did you have to pay any fees to have money transferred within another Ecuador bank? They have an excellent rating of double AA-. But I am very interested to hear some responses here especially during COVID shutdown times in 2020 and 2021 did all moneys show up in your accounts as promised with your Plaza Fijo?


Steven Schrift

City: Loja

Organic honey, beeswax natural balms and honey wine

Hi, my name is Andres Arbito. I am an organic beekeeper. That means I do not feed sugar to my bees or use any dangerous chemicals to treat them.

As you can imagine the products that come from my bee hives like honey or beeswax have no contaminants and have the greatest quality, so I use these products, natural oils, etc. to make these products:


Unique coffee table with hidden wine bar

This dark-wood, square coffee table (31 inches by 31 inches) has two glass-covered display compartments. The coffee table opens to reveal space for wine/liquor bottles, glasses, and more.

Price: $130

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan: 098 864 8241.

City: Cuenca

Exquisite entertainment center

Dark wood entertainment sectional comes in two pieces. The bottom part is 2 meters (6 feet) in width with 4 shelves and one large, deep drawer. The top part has numerous display shelves. This Entertainment Center can accommodate a television of up to 65 inches.

Price: $350

Please contact by WhatsApp at 098 864 8241.

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan

City: Cuenca

MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro Retina, 13 Inch laptop in good condition, 100% functional with original charger and original extension. I have been the only owner and I have taken great care of her. It has no bumps or scrapes. You can talk about the price and I can send photos if you need.

Daniela: .

City: Cuenca

Geodesic domes and spheres for sale

We build Glamping domes, backyard mother-in-law cabins, and man caves. These are custom geodesic structures from 8 to 60 feet 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.


17″ Dell laptop and 15” HP laptop for sale

17″ Dell Laptop, Windows 8, Intel core I3, 500GB. The battery needs to be replaced. Asking $125 for it.
15″ HP laptop, Windows 8 Intel core I3, 500GB, Battery needs to be replaced as well. Asking $90 for it.
Serious inquires only.

Emily: .

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Creators Co-op, a store dedicated to artisans

Good food, good art, good life.
Stop by and see what our Creators have for you!
Opened since Monday, August 1st, Cuenca Creators Co-op, is a store dedicated to artisans in the Cuenca area.
From fresh bread, Oil paints, hats, scarfs and delicious goods, we have a lot of options for you.
Stop by today and see what our Artisans have created for you.
Inside Sunrise Cafe, Calle Larga y Benigno Malo, Monday to Saturday from 8 AM to 2 PM, Sunday from 9 AM to 2 PM

Tanya: 098 400 9551.

City: Cuenca

Large outdoor umbrella on dolly with locking wheels

This large umbrella measures nearly 10 feet in diameter. It has a heavy, concrete base to anchor the umbrella in place. I had a custom-made wood dolly with locking wheels built, so the umbrella can easily be repositioned as the sun moves across the sky. The umbrella cover is beige.

Price: $300

Please contact by WhatsApp at 098 864 8241.

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan

City: Cuenca

4-piece outdoor seating group

Custom-made heavy wood seating (chair, loveseat, and couch) with seat cushions and back cushions. The table has a removable glass cover that provides protection from the sun and rain. Also included is a two-shelf metal unit with a canvas cover in which to store the cushions when not in use.

Price: $750

Please contact by WhatsApp at 098 864 8241.

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan

City: Cuenca

Items for sale

Colineal L-Shape sofa: $550
Decorative table: $95
Samsung 65” TV: $775
LG 60” TV: $700
Turntable: $125

Fabricio: 096 778 0454.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a new hobby?

I have everything you need to start scrapbooking! We always have so many photos that never get put on discs or into albums. Scrapbooking will let you get into your creative side, and save your favorite pix in a very cool and unique manner!


Spanish Classes for beginners in a small group

Spanish Classes for beginners in a small group. Immerse yourself in a new concept of learning Spanish quickly and efficiently. Learn Spanish with a qualified and experienced teacher. You will cover basic topics, useful for everyday conversation, including talking about yourself, making hotel or dinner reservations, take taxis, etc. You will be introduced to various language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with group exercises and weekly homework).


Stainless steel works

It’s a pleasure to help you in all your stainless-steel work, I make kitchens, tables, work tables, shelves, different pieces of furniture. You can write to me by email and I’ll send you photos and a quote.

The main advantages of stainless steel are:

High resistance to the corrosion.
High mechanical resistance.
Appearance and hygienic properties.
Resistance to high and low temperatures.
Good weldability, machining, cutting, bending and creasing properties

Cuenca Centro


Carpentry, wood, painting and other services

– I manufacture furniture in wood, melamine, MDF, dining rooms, tables, chairs, closets, beds, and murphy style beds.

– I manufacture sofas, dining rooms, and sofa beds of different sizes

– ceramic installation


Looking for reliable repairman? Emilio of all Trades, Cuenca Handyman

Franklin (my brother) and I are experienced handymen, ready to help with your repairs as well as designs and projects. Maybe they are things you’ve been putting off, or something that just popped up in your mind. It doesn’t matter. Just explain what you need and we’ll find a way to design it to your satisfaction. We have helped many expats and Ecuadorians repair their homes, install windows, build patios, etc. Many have their own designs for us to build.

At Cuenca Emilio Of All Trades, H.M. Constructions, we are highly recommended for metal working, woodworking, painting, cleaning, plumbing, general electrical work, installing ceramic tiles, and more. We have received GringoPost’s Best Handyman award for multiple years, including 2022.

Contact us today and watch your project come to fruition.

Calle Canton Saraguro s/n and Manuel Arturo Cisneros, Cuenca

Emilio Morocho
098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

What kind of treats are good for your pet? La Mia Mascota Pet Shop

Sometimes your baby has been so good or done something special deserving a special treat. What will you give it? Most human food is not good for your pet. Sweets can be deadly. We have a variety of Knibbles – cookies for dogs. They have lots of vitamins and minerals that will strengthen your pet. They are healthy and strengthen bones and muscles. Find them at all of our locations.


Landscaping Service

Leonardo’s Landscaping Service
Weekly or monthly Garden maintenance service…
Winner as the best Gardener GringoPost 2022!
Available for any size job for any kind of project in Cuenca, Ecuador
My name is Leonardo, I have been named Best Gardener in GringoPost for the past 3 years. I am available to help you with the best selection of plants and Pots. It would be my pleasure to serve you.
Need gardening stuff or firewood?


Are you looking for your new TV LG – Samsung?

I offer brand-new TVs. Some of the latest models of LG and Samsung for the best prices in town.

If you need references from my happy customers, I will be more than pleased to provide you.

Kind regards,


Nestor Reinoso:
WhatsApp 096 742 1444 / 099 623 9495. USA. 914 230 5429
Fb exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso


Cumbe, Calle Sucre

Nestor Reinoso Reinoso Guaman
WhatsApp 096 742 1444 – – 099 623 9495 …USA. 914 230 5429
Fb exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

Cumbe, calle sucre

Nestor Reinoso Reinoso Guaman
WhatsApp 096 742 1444 – – 099 623 9495 / USA. 914 230 5429
Fb exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

VAN/ SUV/ transportation service with English speaking driver

Greetings; expat-community, tourists, tour companies and everyone: I provide completely legal, insured, and safe transportation throughout the whole country of Ecuador. I can service one passenger up to 40 passengers at a time.
The cars are completely sanitized.

My services include:


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!


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

Want to buy or rent a property? Best Ecuador Homes is here

We have been in the Real Estate business since 2014, to perform sales and rentals, property management, house hunting, etc.

Right now for rent, we have available a modern fully furnished apartment and a big two + attic floor house. We also have a lot of properties and investment opportunities here in Cuenca, and on the Coast in Salinas.

Start your own construction by buying a land. We have big lands located in the best rural areas of the city: Challuabamba, Deleg, Solano, Tarqui, etc

Check our website:

Benedicto XV 1-53

Best Ecuador Homes
099 517 4076

Spanish Classes for intermediate level in a small group

If you’re an intermediate level speaker, chances are good that you have these problems:

1. Difficulty understanding native speakers
2. Translating in your head before you speak
Learning to speak Spanish is a wonderful adventure. And adventures shouldn’t stop!
So, if you’re stuck at the basic level don’t settle or decide to stay there. You’ve got places to go and things to learn.


Cuenca Monica, relocation consultant services

Hello, my name is Monica Gonzaga. My profession is accountant, business graduate in UTM in Machala; I also studied business at DeVry University for 3 years. I studied web design at Mercer Community College in New Jersey.
I have been working for almost a decade with the Expat Community making their lives in this country a lot easier.


Ferias coming!

So yeah, here I am making you move your beautiful legs to my store, no matter what! Hahah… I´m happy to tell you people that we are having events, with more artisans that we don´t have at the store. So, when is it going to be? I´ll tell you, just with one condition, you have to come! We are going to have ferias Mondays and Tuesdays, two times a week. I know, we are the best.
So come this Monday and Tuesday, and also every day of the week, because I´m here every day!

Some of our vendors:

Artesana Bakery, Pei´s Dumplings, Zaruma Coffee, Jesmer Huertos, Mieles del Sol, Anne Sangine with awesome and beautiful jewelry, Barbara Van Able´s weaving, Elizabeth Beale´s fabulous knitted items, Cuenca Sunday Brunch, I can go on and on because there is a lot more on the way.
Cuenca Creators Co-op
Inside Sunrise Cafe. Calle Larga y Benigno Malo.
Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-2 PM
Sunday, 9 AM-2 PM

Sunrise Cafe, Calle Larga y Benigno Malo 9-38

098 400 9551
095 862 2251

Recommendation for Ayllu Medicina, plant medicine

Hello, If you’re searching for a plant medicine retreat in Ecuador, I recommend Ayllu Medicina. I had a life-changing experience attending their retreat, which included sweat lodges, womb wisdom, Ayahuasca ceremonies, and a San Pedro ceremony.

I have sat in different ceremonies in South America and can confidently say with Ayllu Medicina it was the most magical experience. The ceremonies respect the plants and traditions. They also ensure you are comfortable and supported throughout your time with them.

They are based close to Manglaralto on the coast at Bromelia retreat center in Dos Mangas. They run regular sweat lodges and public ceremonies off-season. Retreat season begins again in November:

Address: Ayllu Medicina

Contact information:

Recommended by Emma Charley:

Recommendation for Alex Mejia, tech and computer expert

My husband and I had Alex work on our computers and were impressed by both his technical knowledge and service. He went beyond the simple items we asked him to help us with, checking our overall computer systems and implications for our computers’ performance. He recommended additional work on my older, clunky computer, giving me several options and prices. I went ahead and scheduled for a convenient time in the future, which he made note of and then followed up with me on – not used to that in Cuenca! I was blown away by how much faster and smoother my computer is running now, even though I took the easier and cheaper option he offered. Thank you, Alex!

Address: 4-45 Miguel Angel Estrella (between Calle Large and Presidente Cordova), Cuenca

Contact information: 099 289 3125

Recommended by Roz Reymers:

Recommendation for Alex Duran, farm fresh chicken, with free delivery

I’m a chicken connoisseur and Alex’s birds are, hands down, the best flavor I’ve found. But more importantly Alex is part of a new generation farmers that really care about the bird’s health. Good feed and a lot of time outdoors makes for a healthy animal. That formula creates nutritious food with excellent flavor.

His lamb is excellent as well, and if you like beef give his a try, Alex really knows quality meats. Good restaurants are now buying his meats.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: +593 99 378 4886 WhatsApp

Recommended by Michael Edwords:

Recommendation for Leonardo Duran, computer, TV and cell phone repair

I had Leonardo Duran set up a Firestick on my TV and install a new Claro chip and back up my cell phone for me, he is friendly, patient and knows how to deal with all the ins and outs of TV, and computer and cell phones issues. I will call him again when I need some help.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: WhatsApp +593 98 352 2685

Recommended by Sean Doherty:

Sourdough pizzas in a wood-fired oven

Welcome. Come and enjoy our yeast-free sourdough pizzas in a wood-fired oven for demanding palates. 100% natural

for home deliveries or reservations 096 884 7990

Address: Juan Jaramillo 5-10 Mariano Cueva next to the Internacional Bakery where we also make sourdough bread.
Juan Jaramillo 5-18 Mariano Cueva and Gran Colombia y Manzaneros

You can book to this number: 096 891 1592
Free tasting

We happily deliver your favorite pizza and bread to your home.

City: Cuenca

Every day, Juan Jaramillo 5-10 Mariano Cueva and Gran Colombia y Manzaneros


The Jim Gala Trio at the Jazz Society Café – tonight 7 PM

The Jim Gala Trio in Concert with a very special guest!

Food and Beverage service begins at 6 PM. Jazz concert at 7 PM.



“Cuenca is blessed to have such an artist in Jim Gala. I’ve played with some of the greats on both sides of the Atlantic yet I have never heard such a transformative unique jazz pianist as Jim Gala. Simply put he’s a true musical genius.” —Bill Scott Broadway Singer Composer & Arranger

“No one around plays like pianist Jim Gala. At first, I couldn’t figure out what he was doing musically. I couldn’t analyze the music. It was just too beautiful and beyond my scope. All I could do was let the music wash over me and accept its effect. Jim is one of my musical idols. He is a real soul man. No one plays like him. His musical philosophy sensibility and taste are impeccable. He changed my life with his music. I actually quote him often and wrote about him in my book.”

—J. Riley Cain Jazz Anthologist author composer pianist

Saturday 7pm, 6th of August, Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby Degamo: 093 934 2714 English 096 322 3377 Español

Sunday Delivery Special: Juicy pan-seared pork tenderloin medallions

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.

Blueberry Scones $2
Cinnamon Big Bun with cream cheese frosting $2.50



We are open early for breakfast at the Jazz Society Cafe

Our breakfast services starts at 8 AM til noon!

Freshly brewed coffee, cappuccino, fresh juices, blueberry scones, cinnamon buns and more!

Vegan breakfast is available

*Breakfast items are served with seasonal fruits

Vegan Breakfast $6.50
Tofu Scramble served with avocado, roasted cherry tomatoes and
roasted sweet potatoes


Stock up your freezer

Happy Weekend Sunday Brunch Cuenca family!
Thank you for supporting small family businesses.

Here is our current product list:


Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9.50
Chicken pot pie $7.50


Gastronomic event

Join us: Meet new people and make friends.

Have social dining and feel at 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
Cocktail / Glass of wine

Pets allowed!
Only 6 people / Collaboration $35 per person
When? August 11th, 6:30 PM
Where: Cuenca, near to Parque San Sebastian

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

Karla Rachadell: 097 966 9643

Sivar “Salvadorean Pupusas” – original Salvadorean Pupusas

Sivar “Salvadorean Pupusas” – original Salvadorean Pupusas
One of the most famous Latin American dishes arrives at Cuenca. Enjoy the typical Salvadorean dish Pupusas. A soft corn tortilla stuffed with pork, beans, cheese or mixed (In El Salvador we call it “Revuelta”). Ask for Cindy or Orlando (2 Salvadoreans that bring you the authentic Pupusa dish). Open Wednesdays to Sundays. Check our Instagram for more information. We will be glad to serve you.

We serve specialty coffee from Loja, other dishes, and light beverages. Free wifi and pet-friendly Wednesday to Sundays, Padre Julio Matovelle y Agustin Cueva Orlando: 098 384 6260

Wednesday to Sundays, Padre Julio Matovelle y Agustin Cueva

Orlando: 099 295 3088


If you are interested in filling your Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons, we are looking for up to 4 people interested in playing low stakes poker. Call or WhatsApp me for full details. The fee shown is the initial buy-in.

Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons, $11 buy-in, Av de los Ceresos y Calle del Serar, Cuenca.

Henry: 098 961 0882

Today is the day–Gran Feria Sabatino’s opens at 10 AM

Our vendors have had time to replenish their supplies and create even more products to entice you.

Alafi Artisan Cheeses
Amrita Canna and Vegan Supplements
Artesana Breads by Rosemary
Blue Biker Blueberries
Capadocia Fermented Products
Double D’s Delights


You are welcome here ~ come as you are

Join us on Sundays at 10 AM as we study what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit and how we can have a better understanding of who God really is. This Sunday we take a look at how to discover God’s will for you.

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.


For rent, fully furnished, ground floor apartment, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath

New apartment, fully furnished located near Totems, Batan Shopping and Unidad Nacional street.

The apartment is inside a private gated street, spacious with lots of natural light. It includes 2 comfortable bedrooms with big closets, 1 full bathroom, kitchen with dining area, living room and laundry room where you can also use it as a room for a hobby.

Tranvia transportation is a block and half away from the apartment, in a half of block you have all the bus lines, super markets, pharmacies, restaurants, private clinics, bakeries and much more.

Rent $450
Security Deposit 1 month rent

-Pets are allowed.
-Parking space for a small car, included on the rent cost.
-All utilities included.
-Internet service included.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Address: Avenida Mexico y calle El Salvador, Azuay, Cuenca.

Furnished, Not negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1659755300

I am the owner, Diana Lopez: 0987996165

Unfurnished, large house, with front and back yard and small garden

Location: The house is located near “Monay Mall” and the “Complex of Totoracocha”. The street is secondary quiet and residential area. 2 blocks from bus stop, Downtown is about 15 minutes bus distance. With a few blocks you will find: restaurants, pharmacies, little markets, bakeries, everything you need. With a few meters there is a nice park.

Size of the house: About 4305.56 square feet

Description: It has a front yard to be used as parking space or to put some plants with pots, a green area. In the back there is another small area and laundry place. Inside the house there is an office, living and dining room, social bathroom, kitchen. Second floor: There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Rent: $400
Does not include utilities

Address: Calle Paúl Marggraff and Inca Toparpa, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1659667786

I am the current tenant, Janne: 098 400 1020

Luxury farmhouse for rent

50 minutes from the city of Cuenca in the la Paz sector Via a Loja, completely safe, 1 km from the main road where it has all the services: pharmacies, supermarkets.

The property has 2 fully furnished bedrooms, kitchen, washer, and refrigerator. It has an area of 100 hectares of land, security camera system, police station 3 minutes away, no neighbors, exclusive access road – single for the property, has lagoons for recreation, internet, potable water, electricity,

Surface of the house: 400 square meters. Furnished and with the right to use the land for farming or animals for recreation.

Price $1,200

Address: La Paz Panamerica Sur Km 65, La Paz Nabon Azuay.

Furnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1659683642

I am the owner, Francois: 098 357 0222

House for sale, Calle Larga residential/commercial

Fully renovated/new construction house for sale on Calle Larga with ideal location.
Commercial/Residential property

-571 square meters of construction and 346 square meters of land.
-Huge outdoor patio/garden area with large covered area.
-1 apartment on third floor.
-2 stores streetside.
-8 rooms plus large living room

Address: 6-42 Calle Larga, Cuenca.


Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1659716855

I am the owner, Cheryl: 099 126 1476

For sale: 2400 sq. ft. turnkey penthouse with 450 sq. ft. terrace

This spacious 2,400 sq. ft. Cuenca turnkey penthouse features a 450 sq. ft. terrace with 180-degree views of the Cajas, Baños & Turi. The wonderful terrace can be reached both through the main living area and the Master Bedroom. The penthouse also boasts a gorgeous gourmet cook’s kitchen equipped with everything a chef would need to entertain friends and family and have delicious meals every night.

This completely furnished apartment is totally turnkey and move-in ready with top-of-the-line furnishings, top brand-new appliances, dishes, glassware, bedding, towels, TV, and so much more.

This three-bedroom, 2.5 bath penthouse, located on the top floor of the five-story Porto del Sol building has a spacious, open-plan condo and a welcoming and inviting feel, thanks to its living room, dining room, and family area that all lead into the extra-large gourmet kitchen, making this a great family or entertainment home. The open-sided fireplace brings warmth and ambiance to the two separate living rooms that flank either side of the stand-alone fireplace.

The fantastic cook’s kitchen features granite countertops, a large eat-in bar and prep area, and all new appliances which are included in the asking price. A good-sized pantry and laundry room are located just off the main part of the kitchen and include a full-sized washer and dryer also included in the sale.

There are two large en suite bedrooms, each with walk-in closets. The master leads out onto the terrace and there are never-ending views from the early morning light to the twinkly stars in the night.

A winding wooden craftsman staircase leads to a loft area where you will find another queen-size bed and 3rd bedroom, a closet, and a private seating area. This loft area could easily be converted into an office space or a TV room.

The penthouse includes vaulted ceilings, a 2-sided gas fireplace and beautiful tile floors on the ground floor. The second floor loft features laminate wood floors.

Located in a 24-hour security guard building — popular with both “Gringos” and Ecuadorians — the penthouse is just south of Primero de Mayo off 12 de Octubre. It is within a three-minute walk to Cuenca’s beautiful second river, the Yanuncay, with its walking paths, exercise parks and of course the river. It is also within walking distance to the city’s largest grocery store, Supermaxi Don Bosco, and Mall del Rio.

The Cuenca condo is cable TV ready, with high-speed Internet, a security system, an elevator, and two parking spaces plus a bodega (storage area) found in the underground garage.

The asking price for this fully–furnished, turnkey 2,400 sq. ft. penthouse with 450 sq. feet of terrace and a gourmet cook’s kitchen is $225,000.

Address: Emilio Carrere y 12 de Octubre, Cuenca.

Furnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1659732685

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador At Your Service:
ashley@Ecuadoratyourservice.Com 099 547 5116

Beautiful house, 4 bedrooms, Misicata sector, for rent

Beautiful house, 4 bedrooms Misicata sector for rent

Walking distance to the Tranvía, Yanuncay River, Parks

Streets: Luis Moscoso and Tarquino Cordero

Rent: $850

1st floor

Front and side garden
room with fireplace
Dinning room
breakfast area
Music room
Video room
Social Bathroom
Service room with full bathroom

2nd floor

Four rooms
2 balconies
2 full bathrooms
hall with fireplace
Game room

Pet friendly
Lying down by chanul
Automatic gate
Electric fence
Garage for two vehicles

License Number: #445A

We speak: English, Spanish, German
Contact: 098 483 8552
Ecuador basin

Address: Luis Moscoso and Tarquino Cordero, Cuenca.

Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1659732888

I am a real estate agent, Johannes Goercke: 098 483 8552

Fully furnished, 1 BR – 1 bath, heart of Downtown; quiet, all-included

It is in the heart of Downtown. It´s a quiet, cozy and safe unit; located in the second floor, just few steps, away from the street noise. It has 1 full bedroom, laundry room covered by glass ceiling, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom with a couch and living-dining room – one unit.

Appliances: washing machine in laundry, LED TV, queen-size bed, sofa bed. You just need your clothes.

$450 one-year lease
$500 6-month lease
$550 3-month lease

Price includes all utilities and has Wi-Fi high speed internet, electricity, water, and land line

Address: Mariano Cueva between Bolivar and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Furnished, negotiable

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1654475440

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

Yunguilla vet and groomer

Hola, a todos!

Does anyone know of a vet and groomer in Yunguilla?



Thank you from Lucas and Friends

Update on Lucas and Friends! Hopefully I can get better pictures up soon! I’m still phone-less but wanted to thank everyone who has donated towards Lucas’s care and the care of the other paw members here. Lucas is sterilized and got his flea meds and de-wormer. He is a happy camper and basically goes back and forth between our home and his old owner’s home. He is here most of the time but goes back for a day or so out of the week. We are fine with this as it is what makes Lucas happy.

Lucas and all 7 other dogs were groomed as well! They all look amazing and smelled great for a couple of days, lol. We are still working on getting flea meds and de-wormers for the 5 remaining dogs and the 3 cats. Any help is very much appreciated.


6 on 6 Volleyball at Parque El Paraiso, 11 AM, Sunday, August 7 – Free

You are invited to join an international group of dedicated 6 on 6 volleyball players on Sunday, August 7th 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.

We had a great crowd last Sunday and everyone enjoyed themselves.
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: .

City: Cuenca

Induction adapter

Induction adapter. Does anyone know where in Cuenca I can find an adapter (stainless steel base) for induction cookers?

Vanessa: 098 652 6664. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking to buy very used Toyota car or pickup

In the market to buy a used car or pickup; prefer Toyota. Will pay cash as long as my mechanic can look it over.


Dan: 095 903 7179. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca


Hi, Looking for dehydrator, new or used. Thanks

David: 098 460 5980. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Resume writer

Looking for an experienced resume writer. Must excel in the English language. Time is of the essence. Please contact,

Brien Clemens: 098 621 9117. Call after: 4 PM.

City: Cuenca

Swim goggles

Does anyone know where in Cuenca I can buy goggles for swimming?

Timothy Murphy: 098 094 9415. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Stem Cell Therapy

Does anyone know of a place or a Dr. that does Stem Cell Therapy in Cuenca? Thank you!

Kevin O’Kane: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for CBD Oil – Full Spectrum (made in EC?)

Periodically I see posts for CBD tincture – has anyone had success with buying it here? If so, would you be willing to recommend a company or individual that sells it?


City: Cuenca

Relaxing in-home 60 minute massage, reduces stress

Rejuvenation Home Massage of Cuenca understands the mental and physical challenges we face in our lives daily, today reducing stress promotes better health and well–being. Massage is a natural way to reduce these tensions and have a positive effect on other common health conditions:

Digestive problems
Aches and pains
Sports injuries

I have over 9 years of experience in massage therapy and take care of your specific needs. I use coconut oil to rehydrate the skin, leaving your body silky smooth. I add soothing, calm music to your massage to create an atmosphere of total relaxation, melting away stress, leaving you feeling rested and refreshed.


For sale, household items

2 end tables – $20 each or $30 for pair

Cat tower – $35

Oil planting (54cm x 44cm) – $25

Dale: .

City: Cuenca

For sale Eduardo Vega Ceramics

Yellow w/white daisy pattern dishes, 8 place settings plus all accessories – $200

Large red fish- $20

Tall black & red vase – $25

Turquoise & gray coffee cups, set of 6 – $10

Dale: .

City: Cuenca

Metal outdoor living room set

Green metal outdoor living room set with 3 chairs, 1 double and coffee table with glass.

Price negotiable

JD’s Muebles

21-111 Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional
Otorongo Building
Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Yamaha guitar for sale

Yamaha APX500III acoustic electric guitar Thinline cutaway.
Hard Shell case included, extra set of strings 5, tuning tool, capo, pics.

Beautiful guitar, great tone. Brought from the United States. In excellent condition, no scratches or damage.

Price: $600

Linda: 099 097 5832.

City: Cuenca

Huge saving – 20 lt air fryer – new – $175

Sold elsewhere at $240

20 lt Air Fryer (21qt)
Brand: Holstein Housewares
Multiple Functions: Toast, Bake, Broil, Warm, Roast & Air Fry

-Rapid Air Technology Cooks Yout Food Quick & Efficiently Without Oil
-Spacious 21qt Capacity, 6 Slices of Toast or a 12inch (30cm) Pizza
-60 Minute timer with auto shut off to prevent Over cooking
-Adjustable temperature control up to 230°C

Includes: Oven Rack, Crumb Tray, Bake Pan & Frying Basket


Please Note these are hard to find, very useful, and will probably go very quickly

Available through:
Cuenca Shop
8-66 Coronel Talbot
Parque San Sebastian

Tyrone: 098 402 6399.

City: Cuenca

Moving sale Saturday at 9:30 AM

Couch and chair, stools, microwave/ kitchen cart, tables, portable computer desk, TV stand,, miscellaneous furniture. weed eater, kitchen items, miscellaneous household goods, Pictures, bathroom miscellaneous plus more.

Garage Sale price! $.50 -$150 and OBO on large items.

Address: 220 Daniel Muñoz. Across from Estadio del La Liga. Puertas del Sol.

Vanessa Watts: dawumom@gmail. com

City: Cuenca

Toshiba Satellite laptop 17.3″ Windows 11

Product specifications:

*Hard drive SSD:

(Brand new)
240GB Kingston A400 2.5” SATA III SSD 3 GB/s solid state drive Data Transfer Rate 6000 Mb per second (super-fast) read: 500 MB/s write: 450 MB/s


Size 17.3 inches


Intel Core i3 2310M
Frequence 1 GHz
Architecture 64-bit

*Memory ( RAM ) brand new:


Mobility scooter / buzz around extreme

Brand-new mobility scooter, rated up to 330 lb., great suspension capable of going up and down gravel roads, front and rear lights, XL size seat and steering column all adjustable. Long lasting lithium battery.
Incl. shopping basket, different color side panels and charger.

Asking $2000. All reasonable offers will be considered

Theo: .

City: Cuenca

New Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens & 70-300mm and more

For sale

New Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens & 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens, External mic, Extra battery set and carrying cases.

24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF)

5 frames per second continuous shooting

ISO 100 – 25,600

High resolution, vari-angle LCD with familiar, smartphone-like touchscreen for easy use


Selling what you no longer need

If you are planning on moving out, we buy it.

If you are returning to your country, moving your house or apartment and you are selling what you no longer need, we will buy from you at reasonable prices. Let us know and we will see.

Sell at JDs Muebles and get cash on-the-spot for “gently-used” items.
We will negotiate a price that makes you happy.

JDs Muebles

Gran Colombia 21-111 & Unidad Nacional
Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

LG Smart TV UHD 4K de 60” con Active HDR y webOS 3.5

UHD Series LED Display Type
Screen size 60 inches Resolution 3840 x 2160
IPS Panel Yes Wide Viewing Angle Yes
4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) Yes TruMotion 120 (Refresh Rate 60Hz) Yes
Enable HDR Yes HDR 10 Yes
HLG Yes HDR Effect Yes
Color Width Yes True Black Panel Yes
ULTRA Luminance Yes 4K Scaler Yes
Color Accuracy Yes


Spanish teacher

I am dynamic, charismatic and patient. In my classes you could learn vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and practice conversation and listening. Don’t hesitate about trying a trial class with me.

Urdenor 1 Mz 134 V 8

Karla Aulestia
098 101 4240

Multiple services

Hello to everyone. We are a duo that are more than happy to help you out.
We have lived abroad and we know how important it is to have someone you can rely on and you can do exactly that with us.

We speak both native English and Spanish fluently, both originally from the United States currently here in Cuenca studying Industrial design in the Universidad del Azuay.

We offer multiple services:

– House sitting
– Pet sitting / dog walking
– Grocery shopping
– General assistance
– Experienced cook in local cuisine and international cuisine
– Personal driver to places and assistance
– Tours around Cuenca (site seeing, museums, hidden gems, local cuisine)
– Facilitator

Please feel free to contact us at any time, we are happy to give you referrals!

Josselyn and Eduardo




Primero de Mayo & Avenida Loja

Eduardo Josselyn
099 027 7548