My Facebook account has been “locked”, has this happened to others?

My Facebook account has been “locked”, has this happened to others?

I followed several of the Ecuador groups there and received some great information but now, with my account being locked, this is my only venue for info and while it’s very informative, much of the time, it also is limited to mostly what’s going on in and around Cuenca. Cuenca is a fine place, no doubt about that but I won’t be in Cuenca for a while yet and I’m not so sure that Cuenca will be my only or final destination. Even for a small country, Ecuador still is a pretty big place, all in all.

So, my question or request today is where else can I find information about what else goes on in Ecuador and especially about expat goings on in other parts of Ecuador. I’m arriving in Quito next week and I had a lot of information about volunteer opportunities there in Quito that are now beyond my reach due to my account having been locked.

If you have knowledge or suggestions that you think I might be able to use, please pass them along. I don’t know if mine was a random incident or what may have caused such an action to have taken place but from looking on the internet, I see that I’m not alone in experiencing such a “lockdown”.

Thank to you all, in advance!


City: Quito

Hearing aid for a young Ecuadorian girl

Kimberly is an 11-year-old girl whose mother works as a recycler. She receives $100 for every 1000 pounds of material.

We are currently looking for donations to purchase new hearing aids that cost $1800 as she has outgrown her current ones.

Any amount is appreciated.

Also can donate through Gofundme


Rick Smith: .

City: Cuenca

You are invited ~ come as you are

At Trinity Vineyard Church we are making room to accommodate more people for our Sunday gatherings. We are getting close to opening a new auditorium that will triple our capacity.

In the meantime, you are invited to join us on Sunday morning at 10 until 11:30. We have room for you and your family. All are welcome. Come check us out and see what we are all about.

At Trinity Cuenca, we are different. We serve those in our community, our city, and our world. We take seriously Jesus’ command to love God and love people.

We come together to explore what God’s word really means and how to apply it to our lives; build strong relationships; serve each other and serve our community. We desire to be a true expression of the love of Jesus.

At Trinity Cuenca, God is building a family-friendly church that consists of people of all ages, countries, cultures, and backgrounds. A place where the people of Cuenca can find God, love, unity, hope and grace. We are a church for all people of Cuenca.

We will start promptly at 10 AM. Come early and have a cup of coffee and a snack. Stay afterwards to hang out with friends, new and old.

We are located on Ordonez Lasso in the River Side building (same building as Bank Pichincha next door to Home Vega) We are on the first floor (no stairs!) with ample parking and bus stops close by.

October 24th, from 10 to 11:30 AM, free, Ordonez Lasso in the River Side Building next door to Home Vega, Cuenca.

Weldon Edwards:

Meditate Sunday from home with Shambhala

In meditation…your own wisdom manifests. ~Pema Chödrön

Dear Cuenca Community,

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10:30 AM. There are many forms and methods of meditation – the form you choose doesn’t matter, however it’s a very good thing to remember our shared humanity as we sit quietly and become mindful for a period of time.


Tonight! Banana Rock and Gatos Negros Costume Dance Party

Tonight, Saturday, Oct 23rd, at Ha Ha Lounge.
Remigio Tamariz 3-17 y Augustin Cueva

Seriously, this is the Party of the Year! 2 great bands in a fabulous venue with a great sound system, food, drink and soooo much fun. If you haven’t yet planned a costume, come a bit early and get your face painted for a small fee. Face painters there from 5 PM on. Doors open 5 PM, music starts 6 PM and goes all night. Costume prizes, Limbo Contest and more. Come and celebrate music that binds us all together and support the musicians who are making that happen. And have the time of your life!


Gran Feria Sabatino’s on Saturday, November 6

Before the craziness of the Cuenca Fiestas is upon us, please put the next Gran Feria Sabatino’s in your calendar for Saturday, November 6. As always, expect high-quality products presented in an open-air environment where all bio-security measures are followed.

Apicultura de Jardín Balms and Organic Honey
Blue Biker Blueberries
Double D’s Delights
Kinti Wasi Organic Produce
La Caprina Goat Milk Products
Luvimar Gourmet Seafood, Cheeses, Meats, and Imported Products
Martina Bakery
Moni’s Handmade Accessories
Pat’s Ecuadorian T-shirts
Pei’s Dumplings and Buns
Tierras del Sur Café de Altura Lojano
Veríssima Salsas Italianas

Thanks for making our first fair back in October a huge success. We’re looking to this one being even more successful. Start planning your shopping list now.

We look forward to seeing your masked faces after the holidays.

Saturday, November 6, 10 AM – 2 PM, Entrance is free, Roberto Aguilar y 3 de Noviembre (one block west of Plaza Otorongo), Cuenca.

Mauricio Bernal

Kid’s art classes at Hogar

I have been volunteering at Hogar Esperanza with kid’s art classes. Check with Hogar
for hours for the next classes. Young kids are in school in the mornings. So far, next Tuesday’s class will be in the afternoon. Contact Hogar for more classes in art at: or

October 26, free, Juan Montalvo 8-18 y mariscal sucre, Cuenca.

Suzanne Cerny

Volleyball – International 6 on 6: Sunday, 2-4 PM

What: 6 on 6 regulation international volleyball where fun, friendship, and exercise are the goals.
We welcome all – including experienced intermediate players. If you are a beginner, or have not played in a while, come check us out – stop by to watch or come to play. We have players who represent countries from around the world.

Where: We will set up this Sunday at Parque del Vergel which is just behind the Iglesia Catholica Santa Maria de El Vergel.

When: We will play Sunday, October 24, from 2:00 PM to 4:00PM (weather permitting).

How: We ask all who attend to wear a mask to protect themselves and others.

Come join us this Sunday!

You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set-Spike” volleyball)

Sunday, October 22, 2021 – From 2 to 4 PM, Free, Parque del Vergel which is just behind the Iglesia Catholica Santa Maria de El Vergel., Cuenca.


Free Language Exchange by YEES

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Selina’s terrace (Calle Larga 7-93) every Saturday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. This event is free. However, due to the pandemic, don’t forget to follow these directions:

– If the receptionist asks what you want, tell him/her that you’re a member of #YEES and there’s a language exchange at the terrace that you’re attending.
– Even though Selina’s terrace is an open space and they have all the biosecurity measures, the pandemic isn’t over yet so don’t forget to keep social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is switching languages every 30 minutes. You decide which language goes first.

October 23th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, Calle Larga 7-93, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena:

Dermatologist, chiropractor needed

Does anyone have recommendations for either a dermatologist or chiropractor in Cuenca?

Martha Hooper: .

City: Cuenca

Expat hangout?


Expat from Manta looking for a local gringo hangout here in Cuenca. Any ideas of a location and time please let me know.

Thank you,


City: Cuenca

Looking for fresh blueberries

If you are selling fresh blueberries today, please let me know.

Joyce T. Bungay: .

City: Cuenca

Caretaker’s puppy

Hi, We are looking for a reasonably priced clinic to get our caretaker’s dog spayed. We have over the last 5 years neutered their other dogs at our vet at our expense. However, this time we would like to have their new puppy spayed without paying such a high price. So, looking for a good spay clinic. Thank you,

Nathaniel Goodale: .

City: Cuenca

Tracy’s treasures

Hi, I am wondering if Tracy’s treasures spices is still a thing here in Cuenca. Once again, I have not been back since the fall of 2019, so not sure how to contact them if they are still in Business.

Nathaniel Goodale: .

City: Cuenca

Holiday week delivery schedule for El Mundo Orgánico

Due to the extended Cuenca Independence Day holiday through Wednesday, November 3, El Mundo Orgánico will be delivering “Build-Your-Own Baskets” only on Friday, November 5 of that week.

Check out our product list on our website for a wide variety of the freshest organic veggies; natural fruits; grass-fed, tender and succulent beef cuts; organic chicken; and chemical-free cured pork products.

And don’t forget to add some of our other yummy organic, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian food items, such as gourmet organic snacks, desserts, and sauces, organic white rice and quinoa, organic chocolate, as well as organic personal care items and biodegradable cleaning products, and much, much more!


Do you want a food forest?

We specialize in permaculture and landscape design. Edible plants, bushes, and trees. All construction services include roads, landscape rocks, irrigation ponds, irrigation systems, organic fertilizer, heirloom seeds, etc.

Installation and maintenance

Project tours available

Call for free estimates



Torrin Brauch
+1 239 848 5876

I’m the boss

Do you turn your dog upside down to show him you’re boss? Hmm, I don’t think so. Call me, I can show you another way. I am a CTP (Certified Training Partner) of the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy.


Heather Conley
099 900 3991

Spanish classes

My name is Fabiola and I am Ecuadorian. If you are looking for a Spanish teacher with a university degree in teaching, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I enjoy teaching Spanish and I am a very patient, flexible instructor. I use different methods and approaches according the abilities and objectives of the students.

My goal is for you to learn Spanish to make your life more comfortable and independent. Also, to help you to understand the rich customs and lifestyle of Ecuador.
I have also helped students to prepare for the driver’s license exam and the citizenship oral or written exam.

The first class is 30 minutes free.
The rate is $7 an hour.
Contact me by WhatsApp

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to speak to one of my current students for a reference.

El Vergel


099 572 7652

Driver, transportation service, facilitator

I offer my service as a driver. I take trips from:

Salinas / Guayaquil
Salinas / Manta
Salinas / Cuenca
Salinas / Manabi

Sedan type vehicle. completely sanitized

My services include:

– Pick up and drop off at any airport (Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Transfer from and to any airport – (Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns
– Drive it to any immigration office (Guayaquil)

Good prices according to your itinerary. 099 891 0345

Salinas – Santa Elena

Douglas A Hurtado

15% off dental implants + free consultation

Contact us and get 15% off your dental implant treatment and a free consultation.

Acropolis building, Jose Peralta and Av. 12 de Abril

Daniela Ordonez

099 166 6605

Is it time for your Botox retouch?

Contact us for more info on our Botox specials. Free evaluation.

Acropolis building, Jose Peralta and Av. 12 de Abril

Daniela Ordonez
099 166 6605

Piano lessons

Teacher with over 20 years of musical and performing experience.
Extensive background in teaching children and adults.
Beginners, intermediate or advanced.
Musical theory – sight reading
Classical, blues, pop, rock
Learn “ fun and easy shortcuts” for adults

Lessons in my home or yours. My home is close to Ordoñez Lasso and Americas.
References available

Contact William for more information or to schedule a free assessment.
098 416 5398 (WhatsApp)

Ordoñez Lazzo and Americas

William Maher

Carpenter, Cuenca, Ecuador

Honest, punctual carpenter
To check references on my Facebook page: Pallet pallets
Daniel Rivera.

Miguel Velez 02-73 y Sangurima esquina

Daniel Rivera

098 376 5126

Free Reiki treatments

We are a few students who have completed Reiki training offering free treatments for a limited time. It’s a win / win – you get a free energy healing treatment and we get a chance to put our skills into practice. Please contact via WhatsApp for an appointment or any questions on the healing method.

Treatments take place in the healing center Bromelia.

Manglaralto, Santa Elena


+491 590 674 0053

Garage sale this Sunday

North American clothes, sewing machine, mixer, 2-way radios, griddle, dog carrier, and more items.

First come first served.
Please bring your own bags.

October 24, from 9 AM to 1 PM, Varies, Calle Cantón, Gueleceo y Cantón Santa Isabel between las Americas and Loja, Cuenca.


Clothes, perfume, vitamins

Hello everyone, I’m selling brand-new clothes, perfume from Victoria’s Secret, and vitamins, Collagen with biotin, centrum silver.
(818) 679 0935 US number WhatsApp


City: Cuenca

Heads-up…only 4 HEPA room air purifiers left

During October, CosasPrep has been selling about 1 air purifier (with HEPA 13 filters) every day. We only have 4 left. If you have been thinking about getting one (it cleans about 20 to 35 square meters) – you will need to hurry. ($149)

Visit either of our stores:

Store 1: Inside the Sunrise Cafe at Calle Larga 9-40 or
Store 2: Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral;
or order online at for delivery throughout Ecuador. (With Servientrega)

Kent Mills: .

City: Cuenca

Marca Pura, lighting in Cuenca

We offer you the best in lighting for your home and office:

— 4W, 5W and 6W vintage spotlights with beautiful warm light
— 24W, 16W and 13W energy-saving spotlights
— Spotlights, par 30 and more

Visit us in la Agustin Cuenca 6-17 and Remigio Crespo. We will gladly assist you,
Monday-Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM – 2 PM

Marcelo Jurado: 098 389 6436.

City: Cuenca

Marca Pura, Coffee in Cuenca

Come and visit us. We have the best coffee in Cuenca, “Cafe Kwsana” in its three presentations:


You will love each of them.

We are located in Agustin Cueva 6-17 and Remigio Crespo

Marcelo Jurado: 098 389 6436.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Segundo Prado appliance repair

I used Segundo for repairing my floor cleaning Roomba once before. Another part on it needed to be replaced and both Segundo and I thought the current repair could be done in 10 minutes. This was impossible. Segundo worked on this for nearly 2 hours and worked right through his dinner to help me out. The Robot can once again find its home by itself and I am forever grateful for Segundo’s ability and perseverance.

I give him my strongest recommendation.

Address: Cuenca,

Contact information: 593 98 446 3480

Recommended by Lina Maria Hernandez Holguin:

Recommendation for “El Surtido”, Guitig in glass recyclable bottles

El Surtido in el Centro carries glass liter bottles you can turn in and exchange for
filled ones. A luxury for those conscientious souls who enjoy this sparkling water (Guitig) but hate to generate all that plastic waste.

Address: Juan Montalvo y Presidente Cordoba

Contact information: 0 986 121 565

Recommended by Diane D.: 0 995 149 972

Recommendation for “Go To” guy – various jobs, handyman, cleaner, translator

Please consider Elix Solorano for your household jobs including house cleaning. I have known him for over 3 years now and he has become a close friend who I trust implicitly. He is from Venezuela and has all his papers in order and also his visa for work. He painted the interior of my house, hung pictures, installed curtain rods, cleaned my floors and windows, even prepped food for a function I was hosting. He moved heavy furniture, watered my plants when I went away for a week, walked my 2 dogs when I had surgery and my garden looks beautiful now that he has brought it back to life. He can also assist you as a translator with doctor’s appointments, opening a bank account, legal matters etc. He worked for over 3 years as a waiter and food prepper at various restaurants here in Cuenca. Elix speaks perfect English. He is your “go to” guy to help you in many areas.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: Cell: 096 043 1473 / WhatsApp +593 96 043 1473

Recommended by Cindy Benson:

Recommendation for Dr. William Vinueza, physiotherapist

Due to severe sciatic pain from compressed discs, we had gone from walking 5 plus miles a day to maybe one half block. A friend with a similar problem had recommended Dr. Vinueza.

After 10 sessions there is a 70% improvement, allowing us to walk almost as before. While the doctor does not speak English, he is easy to communicate with.

Address: Edifico Coumbus Felipe II and Isabela de Catolica

Contact information: 099 912 7911

Recommended by Tod Freeman:

Recommendation for Daniel Rivera, carpenter

Daniel recently made a beautiful piece of office furniture for me and 2 nice racks for us to put flowers in. He is very professional, using pallets or other types of woods to make furniture.

He even came to our house to modify some of his work after he had already been paid.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 376 5126

Recommended by Joe Hill: 098-381-7188

Do you know the new dishes from Calvo & Co?

Hello friends,

I want to tell you that we have created a new line of dishes designed to share (or not) thinking of that moment when you do not feel like a main dish but you want something a little lighter.

Always in our line and looking for a flavor above the usual, we have created the following options:

The picada del mar, shrimp and squid breaded in light tempura with garlic and parsley and a caper sauce with brandy. $6


Made to order for delivery: freezer meals, bagels, biscuits and more

Hi, Sunday Brunch Cuenca family. Here is our current product list – frozen:

Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9
Chicken pot pie $7. Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.
3-cheese ravioli comes frozen in a pack of 32 for $10

The pasta is homemade. Take out however many you need, boil, and then toss in your own sauce of choice. We recommend 8 per person. So delicious. You can’t beat homemade pasta. We’ve been eating them ourselves with slices of our sourdough.


Fresh organic fruits and vegetables for sale

Kinti Wasi is an organic farm located in Cantón Suscal in the province of Cañar. We grow the best varieties of vegetables and fruits:

We deliver in Cuenca every Wednesday. Harvested directly from the farm to your house. If you would like to order please email us until Tuesday night.

Thank you.


Pei’s Potstickers (home delivery from Tuesday to Sunday)

Hi Friends in Cuenca. I am chef Pei. I sell traditional Chinese food like Kung Pao chicken, crispy sweet sour pork and so on. If you want to try, please let me know.

October 23rd, from 9 AM to 9 PM, Paseo Imbabura

Pei: 099 253 6116

Tanta la Madre Masa

We want to send you a warm greeting from Tanta la Madre Masa, I hope you are well and safe. We are baking new products and always with security measures. It is important to remind you that our breads are sugar free, free of animal products, without chemical preservatives, lactose free and very low in gluten thanks to the fermentation process.

We still have everyone’s favorites:

• Classic sourdough (900 gr.) price: $4
• Whole wheat sourdough 900 gr. (oatmeal, wheat germ, linseed.) price: $4
• Rye sourdough 900gr. price: $4
•Barley sourdough Bread 900 gr. price: $4
• Multi grain sourdough bread 900 gr. (contains: walnuts, chia, amaranth, linseed, oats, wheat germ). Price: $6
• Chocolate 700 gr. (made with our dark chocolate) 80% cocoa. $6
(Vegan) $8
• Rye sourdough with caraway seeds sourdough bread 900 gr. Price: $5

*3 breads x $10
Only rye, classic, whole wheat OR barley.

We have new flavors for our non-vegan customers and we want to let you know:

* Sourdough filled with cream cheese and figs in syrup. 900gr. price: ($8)
* Sourdough 900gr. with (fresh blueberries, organic dark chocolate70% and almons) price: $8
(Vegan) $10
* Brioche sourdough 450gr. price: $3.50

We are located at Alfonso Cordero 2-93 y Manuel J Calle at restaurant El Rey del Burrito

Monday thru Saturday
From noon to 9 PM

WhatsApp: 099 100 0754
WhatsApp: 096 369 7270

October 22, from 1 to 2 PM, Cuenca


Mujeres con Exito- breakfast, lunch, bakery and food delivery

Order your bakery goods and food delivery from Mujeres Con Exito. Almuerzo lunches are now being served for only $2.25 Monday – Friday, noon to 2 PM

Bakery sale:

The Bakery order deadline is on Tuesdays at noon. Orders can be made by WhatsApp or text message to 098 991 1147. Please indicate which options you want and how many units of each. You can pick up your order starting at 7 AM on Wednesdays or we can deliver for an additional $2.



Mother & Son Family Kitchen, food delivery and catering service

Mother & Son Family Kitchen is a mother and son partnership that began in The Philippines. Debby (mom), moved to Cuenca nine years ago, and James (son), followed shortly afterward. Working together for over fifteen years, they share a passion for cooking and offering the cuisine of various ethnicities. To this end, they’ve studied the recipes and techniques of the world’s top chefs. Debby & James were part of the founding team of Bone-ito, Bento, and now prepare the cuisine offered at the Jazz Society Café.

At the Jazz Society Café Debby & James have found the perfect environment for offering gourmet Italian, American, Asian, French, and Vegetarian entrees, as well as their own signature dishes. No matter your preferred tastes, be they filet mignon, seafood, homemade Italian pasta, Sushi, Tex-Mex, or Vegetarian entrees, you’ll find that Mother & Son Family Kitchen has something extraordinary for you.

Whether you choose to enjoy their delicious (and nutritious) meals as take-out, or in-person at their charming, intimate restaurant while listening to great jazz, blues, or Latin American music, you’ll experience a culinary delight from Mother & Son Family Kitchen.

Become part of the Mother & Son family. Join their mailing list now for their menu and schedule of culinary and musical events.
Reservations and schedule of events for Jazz Dinner Concerts:
Delivery Menu:

Open Tuesday thru Sunday, Los Cedros Y Los Claveles (corner building) one block north of Ordonez Lasso.

James Dahili: 096 322 3377

Unfurnished apartment with large balcony, 3 BR, behind Common Grounds restaurant

Location: The building is located Behind Common Grounds restaurant, in the building “La Cuadra”. One block from Tranvía train station, 5 minutes from historic district.

About building: It has security guard 24 hours, 2 elevators, parking space, centralized gas.

About apartment: It has a large and wide balcony facing the Coliseum and Tomebamba river. Inside the apartment it has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living and dining room, kitchen with plenty of closets and laundry room.

Rent: $350
Plus building fee $110 and utilities

Can’t find the right place for you here? Then write us with the word Finder’s fee and we will what you are looking for.

Unfurnished, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: La Cuadra building, Zona Rosa area, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1634862564

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

Beautiful 2 bedroom 6-year-old apartment in north of Quito

Currently for sale is a 6-year old apartment located in the best part of north of Quito. The apartment is next to the Einstein College.

Edificio Solemio, Sector Colegio Einstein
Calle s/n lote #8 y Cesar Borja one block before del ingreso universidad sek, norte de quito, quito, pichincha .

– 6 years old
– Two bedroom
– Panoramic view
– Building is located in a private section
– Elevator
– Building has its own security
– Two terraces
– Fireproof building
– 2 bedroom
– 2 bathrooms
– 71 m2
– Price is $100k, a bit negotiable

For more images or to schedule a visit, please msg me at 099 296 9349 or 718 942 5394, Albert.

Semi-furnished, $100,000, negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: calle s/n lote #8 y Cesar Borja one block before del ingreso universidad sek, norte de Quito, Quito, Pichincha.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1634913220

I am a friend of the owner, Albert Bermeo: 099 296 9349

Private room and patio in a modern comfortable home, $185 per month

In addition to the private covered patio, the room has built-in closets, desk and new queen-sized bed. A full bathroom is shared with one adult roommate. House has good natural light, a full-sized and well-equipped kitchen and a full laundry. Rent includes full utilities, fiber optic internet with ethernet connection and hot tub use.

Great location a few blocks to Batan shopping center and Jefferson Perez Quezada Coliseum, which has recreation facilities and a 50 meter Olympic swimming pool. We are right below Parque San Sebastian, with many great restaurants in the area and all goods and services nearby. We are a block off the main streets so we have less traffic noise, in a quiet “working” neighborhood.

Furnished, $185, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Galapagos y Esmeraldas, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1634920216

I am the current tenant, Michael: 099 800 1002

Furnished modern house in Chaullabamba, for rent

Modern and bright home for rent fully-furnished in Chaullabamba.

3 bedrooms, each one with a bathroom, plus half bath.
Living room, dining room, patio, garden, alarm system. Gated.

2-month deposit required.

Furnished, $950 negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Chaullambaba, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1634923788

I am a real estate agent, Maribel Crespo: 098 484 7855

Custom trips to Puerto Lopez

We take care of everything.

Day trips

WhatsApp or email to plan a trip.

Open now, $100 per day, Puerto lopez, Cuenca.

Torrin Brauch: +1 239 848 5876

Yoga and healing retreat in Novaqua spa

Hello all,

Your invited to a healing retreat on Saturday, October 30th, at 10 AM in Novaqua spa in baños de Cuenca. This event is hosted by Om Healing Center Studio.

We will also have at the event:

• cacao ceremony
• vinyasa flow class
• sound healing in nature
• lunch together
• use of the thermal spa and clay cave!

You can stay until the time you like or until Novaqua is open.

Rejuvenate and relax these fiestas de Cuenca.

October 30th from 10 AM to 4 PM, $60, Novaqua spa, Cuenca.

Leelah: 095 871 8140

Enjoy a “Social Dining” in Clandestino

Social Dining” in Clandestino. Have a wonderful dinner in Clandestino, the only meal surfing in Cuenca. We want to offer you a unique experience where people will be spectators of live cooking and taste each plate and homemade food.

We are pet friendly.

The gastronomic event is just for 6 people and only subject to reservation by sending a WhatsApp to 097 966 9643. The contribution is $30 per person.

Includes: amuse-guele: Fried shrimp in tamarind sauce, starter: Italian bruschetta, 2 main courses: Lamb ravioli in tarragon sauce and beef tenderloin with chimichurri on mushrooms kumquat, Drinks: red wine and dessert: Passion fruit mousse.

Join us.

October 23, from 7 to 10 PM, Presidente Córdova y Coronel Talbot

Karla Rachadell: 097 966 9643

October 16th, from 7 to 10 PM, $30 per person, Presidente Córdova y Coronel Talbot, Cuenca.

Orchid paradise, Ecuagenera, last spaces for the visit

Ecuagenera is the biggest Orchid producer in Ecuador, located in Gualaceo.

Every year they do an open house with a fantastic display and discounted prices so it is the best opportunity to buy a beautiful plant.

I love orchids so every year I organize a trip or 2.

This year we are going Monday, October 25, and Tuesday, October 26.

Meeting point is at La Yunta for breakfast at 9 AM.

After the visit to Ecuagenera we go to Paute to have lunch at Corvel, where we will also learn about Sugar Cane

$30 all inclusive

We have a few last spots in the bus.

Monday and Tuesday, $30, Ave 1 de mayo entre Ave Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

Thomas Gould: 098 945 6551

Saturday Morning Language Exchange – new location

Dear community,

We kindly invite you to join our language exchange group Spanish-English/English-Spanish.

The sessions are aimed at people willing to improve their conversational skills putting them into practice in a realistic environment and with native speakers. They are guided by a bilingual facilitator (a teacher with extensive experience in the field) who proposes the activities and conversation topics.

It involves several people whose native language is English and several people whose native language is Spanish. We get together so that the former can practice Spanish and the later can practice English.

Apart from the language learning, the sessions bring an excellent opportunity to meet and interrelate with local people while engaging in the city’s cultural activities.

Therefore, this language exchange complements formal language learning. It mainly serves for putting oral language skills into practice. Additionally, it constitutes a good opportunity to experience and gain an insight into aspects of Ecuadorian culture and Cuenca local life.

The session has a voluntary contribution of $2 and we kindly encourage you to consume a drink or something from the menu as they are opening the space on Saturday morning just for us.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

October 23rd, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, Voluntary contribution from $2, Otorongo Lounge, Plaza del Otorongo y Avenida 3 de Noviembre, Cuenca.


CCC Spanish Classes at idiomART – registration open

We know that learning another language can be difficult and even daunting at times. CCC Spanish is different! We take the class out of the classroom and believe in the three C’s of learning a language: Conversation ~ Culture ~ Context.

CCC Spanish’s teaching method focuses mainly on conversation combined with grammar, cultural activities, field trips, and topics related to day-to-day life. Classes will be held either in the garden or on the outdoor patio at idiomART where we invite you to make yourself at home, pour yourself a hot drink, and start learning Spanish.

Our teachers, Martha Pulla and Fausto Balazero, are very experienced language teachers and have been teaching this method for many years. They are both from Cuenca and not only teach Spanish but also the local culture.

We offer group, pairs, or individual classes for beginners, intermediate, or advanced Spanish learners.
Registration for the classes is open and we will start on November 8, right after the Fiestas de Cuenca.

Each Wednesday, we also offer special activities from 4 – 5 PM. Fausto and Martha will be leading these activities, which are salsa dancing, cooking, and Spanish conversation groups.

To register for classes and for additional information, please contact Sarah at:

Classes begin Nov. 8, 2021, costs vary, idiomART is located at: Presidente Cordova, between Miguel Angel Estrella y Manuel Vega (diagonal from Coral Centro downtown), Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Auditions for ACT Christmas Show

That’s right; the Azuay Community Theater will be back on stage in December with a live presentation of A Christmas Carol, but with a twist: it will be presented as a 1940s one hour radio show performed before a live audience! So, we need actors and sound effects people. Everyone will work from scripts (just like the old-time radio shows), and most actors will play more than one part. Performances will be December 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19.

This will be a lot of fun to produce, and if you are interested, come to auditions either 2 – 4 PM Wednesday October 27 or 10 – 12 am Thursday October 28..

Azuay Community Theater is on Av. Ordonez Lasso, in the building just west of Hotel Oro Verde, and directly across from Edificio Palermo.

Wednesday, October 27, 10-12 AM, Thursday, October 28, 2-4 PM, free, Av. Ordonez Lasso. First building west of Hotel Oro Verde, across from Ed. Palermo, Cuenca.

Ray Lewis:

Local artisan bazaar at Common Grounds

Hello everyone,

Common Grounds is once again hosting a local artisan bazaar! Ensure you mark your calendars and come out and enjoy some local shopping with friends.

Are you a local vendor/artisan who has nice, amazing or delicious items you are looking to sell? Do you want to get your items in from of more customers here in Cuenca? If so, why not sign up to participate in our monthly Bazaar? We are conveniently located in a well-known establishment, Common Grounds. There is still time to sign up. We will provide you with a table and chairs (feel free to decorate the table however you wish). This is a great venue to show off what you have to offer and make some potentially new clients and friends along the way. If interested in signing up, or have questions, please contact me at 099 285 3397.

For customers: Would you like to participate in meeting and supporting some of the local vendors and artisans here in Cuenca? Do you have some time on Saturday and want something fun and exciting to do? Are you looking for that one-of-a-kind item that catches your eye, or something fun that will make great gifts? If so, then come on by Saturday, 23 October, between 10 AM – 3 PM at the well-known establishment Common Grounds, and have a look! The cost is free to enter and browse. Make some new friends, meet some old ones, all while helping to support the local community along the way. It’s always a fun time – bring your friends.

Local vendors/artisans that have already signed up (with their goods):
Lourdes Alvarez – Amazing Skin Products
Southern Lands Coffee – Delicious Coffee
Pat – Stylish and Unique T-Shirts
Cristian – Jewelry Healing and Power and Energy Stones
Alex Jaramillo – Beautiful and Artistic Textile Products/Patches/Bags
Wendell Thoene – Dichroic Glass Jewelry
Rene Sepulveda – One-of-a-kind creative Jewelry
Julian Estrella – Natural Drinks
Gladys Beatriz – Saraguro Necklaces
William Arturo/Munoz Moscoso – KAMAQ Art (Plastic Art, Hand Crafts like doll weaving, Elves, etc.).

Join us for a great time and pick up some cool items along the way.

Saturday, October 23rd, 10 AM to 3 PM, free, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.


The law you have never heard of may cost you up to $1500

“I didn’t know anything about the law. I am in violation. What do I do now?

Ecuador has joined 140 other countries in the fight against money laundering (concealment of the origins of illegally obtained money). The 140 nations include the US and Canada. Ecuador now requires everyone (including expats with permanent residency) to fill out a declaration of assets over $224,240 (single) or $448,480 (couple)

Here’s the catch: the declaration includes any assets you hold anywhere in the world. For example, any retirement investments, rental homes (and with the increase in real estate prices, even a modest home may be worth over $200k), etc.
You were required to fill out this declaration by last June, 2012!


Wes the Mentalist, free meal at KOLO for Cuenca Soup Kitchen

Dinner is free for Wes the Mentalist Show at KOLO on November 19.

Frank and Wes the Mentalist want to treat you to dinner. The drinks are on you. The envelopes for donations to the Cuenca Soup Kitchen will be on your table for your generous donations.

Sleight of Mind, not Sleight of Hand. Skeptics Welcome. Enjoy an hour or so of mystery and fun.

Reserve seating at 5 PM. Pre-show 5:15 to 5:45. Show starts at 6 PM.

Reservations: 099 297 5788

November 19, 5 PM, free, Kolo Restaurant on Luis Cordero, Cuenca.


I haven’t been here since the fall of 2019. We used to go to the Sunrise Café on Thursday and in the back they gad a little fair. There was a girl form Wyoming who sold cheese. Does the market still happen at Sunrise Café? If not, where do you guys buy homemade cheese here in Cuenca?

Nathaniel Goodale: .

City: Cuenca

Share space in container to Ecuador

I am looking to pay for a small amount of container space. It is rather time sensitive. I can send a few medium boxed items, or up to 25 boxed items. All items are from 25 to 65 lbs. new in boxes. +593 95 992 8401 / 095 992 8401 / +1 510 9 834 3486

Sandra Atherton

City: Vilcabamba

Bespoke shoemaker

Am looking for a recommendation for someone who can competently make (large-size) shoes or boots to order, perhaps in Gualaceo.

Such a person might be a very viable alternative to ordering shoes from the US. Anyone have any names?

I have seen posts online saying that in Gualaceo you can ask around if you want larger shoes made-to-measure, and of course I could do that, which could be time-consuming, but I am really looking for a specific suggestion.

(A shoe repairer in Santa Elena volunteered to make a pair of sandals for me with disastrous results, so I am looking for someone with demonstrated competency in making proper shoes, not just a general familiarity with footwear!)

Jonathan Monck-Mason

City: Cuenca

Walker and toilet extension

I am looking to rent, borrow or buy a new or used walker and toilet elevator. I am having a knee replacement early November, so I need these for about two weeks.

Pauline: 099 84 7008. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Singer looking to join or form a band

I am a singer who can do just about any style of music except rap and played music full time in the 70s in NYC.
I have the urge to help or help to create the best band in Cuenca.

Serious inquires only,


City: Cuenca

The Galapagos Islands, the trip of a lifetime

Galapagos programs prices first class and luxury yachts.

Galaxy first class yacht

4 Days/ 3 Nights Program
Nov. 20th to 23th
*Price p/person double occupancy for Ecuadorians and Residents w/cedula $990
*Price p/person double occupancy for International Tourist $1,553
20% Single Occupancy Supplement
December 18th to 21st
*Price p/person double occupancy all tourist $2,181
20% Single Occupancy Supplement


High rates of return + safety/security

Because many GringoPost readers may not be familiar with Cooperco, I’d like to introduce this exceptional co-operative to you. Established in Cuenca in 1965, Cooperco has, until now, been focused almost exclusively on servicing the Cuencano community. That exclusive emphasis has begun to shift. In addition to continuing to serve the Cuencano community Cooperco, in 2020, expanded its capability to now include a strong initiative serving Cuenca’s international community. Starting from a decidedly strong base, Cooperco has only grown stronger. It is the cooperative that offers CDs with not only high rates of return but unparalleled safety and security of principal. That’s a combination that is hard to beat.


Cuenca Consignments is open today

We are open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM.
New specials every day.
New items this week – light fixtures, rugs, boots
All the Christmas stuff is out and ready for you.

Sometimes, when dealing with people, you can’t help but stop and think, “Yup, I’m about to make my first voodoo doll.” Aurelia from Unitarian Universalist Hysterical Society

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril

Suzanne Ward

099 546 8580

100% guaranteed Apple and Samsung Android product repair

Experienced cellphone/tablet repair in Cuenca

Apple-certified in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair service for Apple and Android Products.

– Mac Repair (Mac Mini, MacBook air, MacBook pro, iMac)
– iPhone/Android screen repair, battery replacement.
– Apple Mac / iOS certified tech.
– Professional service.

Most repairs are done within 24-48 hours

We repair all Apple and Android devices.
Get it done, right…


098 352 2685

Do you need a Spanish tutor? Look no further

Hi, my name is Sandra. I am offering tutoring services to individuals of different levels of Spanish via Skype.

I am a passionate tutor; I teach through practice and for my lessons I use the eclectic method which is a language teaching technique that combines various approaches and methods depending on the objectives and the abilities of the students. Therefore, I always adapt my lessons to the needs, learning styles and interests of each student. You just need to tell me if you need help in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing or conversation.


Looking for repairs? Emilio Of All Trades, Brothers Constructions

Hello friends,
Just wanted to remind you that we offer a wide variety of services from repairs of pipes and faucets to building new ideas for your home. We supply a number of qualified workers from carpenters to surveyors and many in between. Contact us with your repair needs, your building projects. We can discuss and plan and give you an estimate.
Thank you for your confidence!

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

Emilio Morocho

098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

Rain equals muddy feet – Edvi Limpieza Total

As we go through this October, it seems like it is raining quite a bit here in Cuenca. That means that a lot of wet feet will be coming to, and perhaps through, your door. Your garden is growing and plants are becoming greener. But, back to the door – if those wet feet come inside your house, they will bring all kinds of things with them. For cleaning and maintenance (if needed) service, contact Edvi Limpieza Total. We come to give you an estimate and then show up at the appointed time with all our own equipment – gloves, rags, cleaning liquids, vacuum cleaners, brooms – everything needed to leave your home spotless. No worries about paying IESS (required by law for an employee) or SRI – we are a registered small company and pay our own taxes.

Call soon for an appointment. You’ll be glad you did. Working in Cuenca over 16 years with honesty and integrity.

Vía al Valle Barrio el Coco Cuenca.

Edgar Viscaino

WhatsApp +593 99 382 0014

English-speaking master stylist with a head-to-toe package

The Cuenca fiestas are just around the corner so get yourself looking great for all of the events the city has planned. Start at the top and work your way down with a comprehensive package.

Cut, color, style, manicure, and pedicure: $45 and up.

Choose a cappuccino or glass of wine to complete your pampering.

This package is available by appointment only to ensure all bio-security measures are met. Please call, message, or email to book your appointment for this package through Sunday, October 24.

I look forward to helping you achieve your dream look.

Camino al Tejar between Sarar y Duco

Armando Sojos
098 385 7531

Massage and wellness services

Jimmy Quintero, naturopathy technologist and licensed massage therapist with 20 years of experience, offers deep tissue, Thai, relaxation, trigger point, and sports massage at affordable prices for men and women. He can work deeply or gently to relieve stress or to target specific issues with excellent results.

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

Ask about exercise/massage packages. Fully vaccinated (Sinovac) Address/Location: Av. de las Americas and Gran Colombia
Benefits include:

Through conscious breathing we energize the mind and body, removing tensions; achieving total relaxation and emotional control.
Relax muscles and release accumulated tension by rewarding a tired body.
Reduce anxiety and depression, reduce stress hormone (cortisol) and stimulate the release of dopamine and serotonin, raising your mood.

Av. de las Americas and Gran Colombia, opposite Bebe Mundo.

Jimmy Quintero
098 430 1326

Saraguro Cultural Tour

Would you like to visit the Saraguro canton? Ask about our tours to one of the most culturally rich places in southern Ecuador.

Share a delicious local lunch, visit the workshops for making typical hats, learn about their traditions while visiting one of its sacred waterfalls, that and much more in our cultural tours to Saraguro.

Rates from $89 pp (minimum 2 people).

Consult all the details:

Calle Larga 6-28

099 355 7648

Driving around Ecuador? Cuenca Car Share

If you want to visit Ecuador on your own rather than try to take a tour somewhere, why not rent a car from Cuenca Car Share? You’ll find late model vehicles delivered as needed – to the coast, to Quito, to your house in Cuenca. We pick up and deliver, making sure the maintenance is kept up to date on each vehicle so you have a safe car to drive. We include insurance, and for certain rentals, we can include free kilometers. Plan ahead – contact me now to book your vacation trip.

Look forward to seeing you at Padre de la Madre on Fridays for Bert’s Frisbee Friday. More laughs, exercise, and fun than you can imagine.

Remember the 5-day holiday is next weekend. More people will be in town and some banks will be closed.

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

Emilio Morocho

098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

Cleaning services

My name is Angie. I am in Cuenca. I am running Angie Cleaning Services. My services are cleaning houses, apartments and offices at an affordable price. I am very professional and you can trust me. I do daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and occasional services.

Camino A Lazareto y Manuel Tenori Lazo

Angie Camperos
096 295 7584

HP Chrome Book

Excelent Condition, HP Chrome Book 14X015 wm
$200. WhatsApp only 099 900 4006

Joe: .

City: Cuenca

The wines of Portugal exclusively available at Porto & Gaia

If you are a fan of Portuguese wines, we invite you to come visit us at our new physical store location. Our address is 386 Unidad Nacional y Del Batan.

Porto & Gaia/Hit Attractions Trading has been the exclusive distributor for the exquisite wines of Portugal for 5 years. We know our Portuguese wines and we are excited to introduce you to what I refer to as “the world’s greatest wine secret”, The wines of Portugal.

We are open from 10 AM to 8 PM.

Hugh Prather,, aka, The Rose Guy.

City: Cuenca

Brand-new, 2-year warranty Epson EcoTank L3150 wifi printer, for sale

Are you looking for a good quality and cheap printer to print your photos and documents from your iPad, Smart Phone or computer?

Now, back in stock, Epson Ecotank L3150, wifi, wifi direct and USB connection, up to 12,000 prints included (4 bottle set included).
2-year warranty. Price includes delivery, installation set up and how to use training.
Different models available
·Epson L3110 (usb only)
·Epson l4160 (double sided print)
·Epson L5190 (ADF, network, wifi, duplex)

Leonardo: 098 352 2685.

City: Cuenca

Fresh, delicious Jersey cow milk and super yogurt

PegaStar Farmstead now has a good supply of creamy Jersey cow milk and super yogurt.

My youngest Jersey had her calf a week ago and is producing lovely milk.

Both the milk and super yogurt are available in half liter and full liter sizes.

Some trivia for you: modern cows were bred to produce much more milk than the calves can drink. The calf gets the correct amount and the rest is milked away.

The above applies to the colostrum as well so i can now offer for a limited time some super delicious colostrum “nog” which is colostrum mixed with regular milk and pumpkin pie spice as well as honey. The texture and taste is very similar to eggnog.


Boyds Bear Town Village

Original Boyds Bear resin pieces including boxes and additional figurines $75.


Clock Tower
Bailey´s Cozy Cottage
Edmund´s Hideaway
The Boyds Bearly a School
Martha´s Bearly Bloom n Flower
The Public Library
Cocoa´s House of Chocolate
All pieces are numbered

Write for pictures –


City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Mady Gonzalez, health insurance

After moving to Cuenca, I was in need of health insurance. A friend recommended Mady Gonzalez and I am so grateful she did. Mady has been great. She found a policy and company that suited my needs.

I have had the policy for more than 3 years and Mady has helped me navigate through everything. I recently had some medical issues and she and her staff helped me every step of the way including Dr. appointments, billing, hospital stay, pharmacies, and reimbursements. She even called me after surgery just to see how I was doing. She truly cares about her clients.

I highly recommend Mady and can never thank her enough for the assistance she provided.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 630 4185

Recommended by Chuck Ballein:

Recommendation for Giovanna Rivera, cooperative

I want to make a hearty recommendation on behalf of my financial advisor, Giovanna Rivera. This young lady works for CREA at Jaime Roldos and Av. Huayna Capac. She has helped me with 4 or 5 transactions over the years. The latest one involved a wire transaction of funds from one USA investment firm through another to CREA. There was a great degree of difficulty having to do with the security code, routing number and other matters including misunderstanding from one company. Finally, pretty exasperated, Giovanna wrote out detailed wiring instructions and faxed them to the investment company. A rational person reviewed the letter and approved the transaction.

I was so happy I bought her a big cake. She was so happy she shared it with the rest of the office. You can have your cake and eat it too. Just contact Giovanna Rivera, a True Professional, to invest in CDs at great rates.

Address: CREA, Jaime Roldos and Av. Huayna Capac

Contact information:

Recommended by Albert Close:

Recommendation for Dr. Alfredo Sanchez, prostate surgery

My friend had laser prostate surgery by Dr. Alfredo Sanchez at Hospital del Rio. I had prepared him for what to expect based on my experience as a nurse in the States. (Of course, I haven’t worked since 10 years ago). My friend went in one day, had the surgery, and came home the next day. He says he “pees like a 20-year old”. Absolutely no problems with dribbling or pain. He’s 83-years old. I’ve never seen anything like it!

Address: Hospital del Rio

Contact information: (07) 245 9555

Recommended by Ellen Dalleave:

Recommendation for Franklin Armando Morocho, handyman

I discovered a leak in my bathroom – could tell it was from the connection for the toilet to the wall. Called Franklin. He came and investigated, brought the tools he needed and found the leak. It took a couple of hours, but the work was completed to my satisfaction and the leak has stopped. He is Emilio’s brother.

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

Contact information: WhatsApp +593 98 967 3289

Recommended by Karen Kuenzel:

Fiestas de Cuenca / Noche Cuencana at La Yunta

Come to enjoy a traditional Noche Cuencana at La Yunta

Sunday, October 31, from 5 PM

Great food, live music with Luis Ullauri

Patricio Coronel will cook the traditional Motepillo

and fireworks and Castillo

Cuenca and our traditions at La Yunta

Reservations: 098 945 6551

Sunday, October 31, from 5 to 9 PM, Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Thomas Gould: 098 945 6551

Tanta la Madre Masa

We want to send you a warm greeting from Tanta la Madre Masa, I hope you are well and safe. We are baking new products and always with security measures. It is important to remind you that our breads are sugar free, free of animal products, without chemical preservatives, lactose free and very low in gluten thanks to the fermentation process.

We still have everyone’s favorites:

• Classic sourdough (900 gr.) price: $4
• Whole wheat sourdough 900 gr. (oatmeal, wheat germ, linseed.) price: $4
• Rye sourdough 900gr. price: $4
•Barley sourdough Bread 900 gr. price: $4
• Multi grain sourdough bread 900 gr. (contains: walnuts, chia, amaranth, linseed, oats, wheat germ). Price: $6
• Chocolate 700 gr. (made with our dark chocolate) 80% cocoa. $6
(Vegan) $8
• Rye sourdough with caraway seeds sourdough bread 900 gr. Price: $5


This weekend at the Jazz Society Cafe

Friday, Oct 22nd, 6 PM
The Jim Gala Trio
Repertoire from “The Great American Songbook”

Saturday, Oct 23, noon to 3 PM
Japanese Lunch that goes beyond sushi!

Saturday, Oct 23, 6 PM
NYC Jazz Quartet
Featuring singer Mariangel Mundaray Blanco

Closed this Sunday, Oct. 24.
Dine and delivery resume Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021.

You can place your early order for next week, check our full delivery menu

22 to 23, Friday and Saturday, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner building) one block north of Ordonez Lasso

James Dahili: 096 322 3377

La Guarida, dinner on Fridays and Saturdays

We are now open for dinner reservations during Friday and Saturday nights. La Guarida is perfect for small or large groups. Come celebrate your birthday with us or any special date. We have an incredibly wine menu and delicious meals.

We love what we do. We use organic produce and have the best distributors around such as CuencaSalmon, Nunkui and La Galleria Bakery.

Our food is prepared with love and in our menu you may find French, Mediterranean, Asian style dishes. They all have one thing in common -they are all prepared with utmost care and thought for all of our patrons- we don’t cut corners.

It is time for you to get to know La Guarida. We urge you to check out our reviews whether in TripAdvisor, Google Reviews, GringoPost or Facebook. There is no place like our dear Guarida in Cuenca. We’ll happily bet on that.

October 22nd, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta

Andres: 099 806 8071

Organic products very good quality

We bring organic products of excellent quality at a good price. You can check the list below:

1 egg (free-range, organic) $0.30
1 lb fresh blueberries $6
1 lb 100% organic cocoa powder $2.50
1 lb 100% organic cacao $6

1 lb mozzarella cheese $3.50

1 lb peanuts $2.50
1 lb almonds $5.50
1 lb walnuts $5.50

400 g. of artisan blackberry syrup from Ibarra $4


Penthouse for sale, excellent location

Beautiful luxurious penthouse for sale, excellent location, great view, located on the 9th Floor, Edificio “Olimpo”, sector Coral Av. de las Americas (south Cuenca).

1st. Fl: Living room, dining room, kitchen with laundry area, 1 bedroom with full bathroom, 1/2 bathroom, storage room, balcony.

2nd Fl: 2 bedrooms with full bathroom each, living room, balconies.

2 vehicle parking.

The penthouse is located in a very safe area, doorman on premises 24/7, it’s a 3-minute walk from the Tranvia, supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants. Baños is a 3-minute car ride where there are several thermal pools & spas to choose from.

Living area 145m2 (1560 ft2), balconies 24m2, parking 25m2, other 16m2. Total 210m2 (2260 ft2).
Condo fees $110 per month.

Asking price: Unfurnished, $155,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Condominio Olimpo, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1634785663

I am a friend of the owner, David Arias: 096 908 9352

Custom-built luxurious single-level mountaintop estate near Cuenca

Luxurious country living with all city amenities 20 minutes from Cuenca

400 square meters of construction (4300+ square feet)

56,000+ square meters of land (13.9 acres)

3+ bedrooms / 3.5 baths

This spacious, single-level, 3+ bedroom home offers the fresh air, peace and tranquility of country living without sacrificing any of the conveniences of the city. Enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the entire city of Cuenca from the front of the house or take in the incredible unspoiled natural beauty of the Cordeleg River valley from the rear. Yet you’re only 20 minutes from the Cuenca autopista.

The home was designed by its current owners to incorporate US-style features, fixtures and conveniences rarely found in other homes and was carefully crafted from the ground up. Every comfort you could possibly imagine is here including:

• a huge chef’s kitchen and adjoining breakfast room with granite countertops and large central island
• high-end appliances imported from USA — all included in sale
• whole-house radiant heat system thermostatically-controlled and independently zoned (water heated by recently-installed solar panels and propane)
• plumbing fixtures imported from USA
• double sided gas fireplace between dining room and den
• whole house sound system
• oversized laundry room with imported US front-loading large washer and dryer, chest freezer and storage cabinets
• outdoor kitchen with oversized horno de leña (pizza oven)
• huge wrap-around tiled patio with gas-fired chimenea
• engineered runoff water management system with 2500 liter storage tank and dedicated pump for irrigation
• porcelain tile throughout entire house, and
• a separate master bedroom wing so large you could get lost in it,

Each spacious guest bedroom features its own walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom, while the master bedroom includes:

• an incredibly luxurious master bath,
• spacious walk-in shower with dual shower columns,
• a two-person jacuzzi tub,
• double vanities,
• large linen cabinet,
• separate his-and-hers walk-in closets with custom cabinetry,
• a sitting room and
• an adjoining oversized (12’x14’) study that could be easily converted to an additional bedroom or exercise room if desired.

The extra touches built in to this house and its surroundings equal or exceed what one would expect to find in the finest homes in Cuenca. And all of this is on one level! Drive into the enclosed garage (with automatic door lift) and from the time you exit your car you will not encounter a single step anywhere in the house.

Own your own mountaintop in a very welcoming community with breath-taking views in every direction while luxuriating in unmatched comfort, safety, serenity and security.

Enjoy all the advantages and city services that Cuenca offers (pure, potable ETAPA city water, 220V electric service, gas delivery, trash collection, high-speed fiber-optic internet, city bus service) without any of the typical hassles of country living.

Photos and a complete list of all the features of this house are available by request.

There is also the option to purchase entire contents (excluding personal effects) and a Lexus RX450 hybrid SUV with approximately 60,000 miles.

Come see this gorgeous property for yourself. You won’t want to ever leave.

Unfurnished, $495,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Santa Ana s/n, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1634846764

I am the owner, Karl Sweetman: 096 060 5268

Unique country home close to Cuenca, 3 BR, 1.5 bath, quiet, clean air

12.7 km from Cuenca (Parque de la Madre)
5.3 km west of El Valle by road
2.1 km from Santa Ana
The house is conveniently located at the end of Cuenca Bus line #14
20 minutes from Cuenca by car; 35 minutes by bus

Wood beam construction; lots of wood and stone
3 BR
1.5 bath
Living room
Kitchen and dining room area
Vaulted ceiling with some sky lights
Laundry area outside with washer/dryer hookup ready to go

This beautiful country home with a spacious yard is one of the more unique houses in the Cuenca area. It has lots of light and is surrounded by greenery. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful place in the country, with clean air but within close proximity of Cuenca, this is the house for you. Please see photos to get a sense of the amazing, tranquil feeling you get when you enter this house or sit on its spacious veranda.

Well behaved pets welcome. Cat door built in.

Reliable service provider in the area; former tenants had excellent connection

Does not include utilities or yard maintenance.
6 month lease available.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1634773975

I am the owner. My contact information is . If you are interested, a local realtor can contact you and show you the house.

Urgent need for dog food at Paws with Hope

Urgent need for dog food at Paws with Hope. We are still home to 9 dogs and 2 cats. A good number of our pups are not on the small side, so food seems to come and go quickly. Any help is very much appreciated. Dog food donations can also be dropped off at Toast (490 Horonato Vasquez y Mariano Cueva) between the hours of 8 to 3 Mondays through Saturdays.

Thank you in advance.

If you are looking to adopt, please consider meeting one of our current fur babies.



City: Cuenca

New Loco Living video (YouTube)

I received a ‘limpia’ (cleansing) at Feria Libre. Hope you enjoy the video and thanks to everyone who support my content. I really appreciate it.

Josh Yentin

How do we get our vaccination status updated

We are fully vaxed and have our vaccination card appropriately marked, but the records on the Ministerio de Salud still show us as having only one dose. Is there a website we can use to update our records, or a physical location we can go to to get this updated?

Timothy Osborne: .

City: Cuenca

New band at Common Grounds: ” 40´tones Band”

This Saturday, October 23rd, 8 PM. Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill Presents:
” 40’tones Band’ in concert.

This is an incredible band, made up music professionals in Cuenca with a long history in the country. They play: Classic rock songs, acoustic Latin rock, Spanish and English, lots of dancing songs and more.

Don’t miss it this Saturday, Oct. 23rd 8 PM.
Cover $5.
More info. and reservations: 098 107 9406 Cristian.

October, 23rd from 8 to 10:30 PM, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Wes the Mentalist new show at Tutto Matto Pizzeria

Wes returns to Tutto Matto Pizzeria after successful round of gigs in Cuenca and Vilcabamba, having raised almost $2000 for charity.

What’s the catch?
This event is not a charity event. Wes will perform his “all new show” with a moneyback guarantee. Chef/owner Daniel Olmes will serve up his award-winning dishes.

We know you’ll love the food, but mentalism may not be your cup of tea, or slice of pizza, or copa de vino.

Watch the show, and if you feel that you did not get $7 worth of entertainment, then ask for a refund after the show (food and drinks are not part of guarantee). On the other hand, if you feel that it was worth more than $7 then leave a tip as you exit.

Pre-show, one-on-one mysteries begin at 6 PM. Show starts at 6:30. Reservations recommended.

November 11. Seating at 5:30 PM. Pre-show 5:45 PM. Performance 6:30 PM. 8-51 Solano at Alfonso Moreno Mora, Cuenca.

Reservations recommended:

October 11……5:30 seating, $7, Solano at Alfonso Moreno Mora, Cuenca.

Wes Elliott

Ecuadorian´s Kitchen Club by Killa Spanish School

Learn and taste our ingredients, recipes and customs. We will prepare and enjoy our delicious “Colada Morada”.

This workshop is in Spanish, includes printed recipe, “Colada Morada” and “Guagua de Pan”, tasting along with the cooking class. There will be a translator if it would be necessary.

For more information contact:
Fabiola Albán 099 564 9563
Soledad Maldonado. 098 773 0401

On Saturday, October 23rd at 4 PM In Hostal Kolibri B&B., 10, Av.27 de Febrero 6-42 between Julio T.Torres and Arturo Valencia in front Rio Yanuncay, Cuenca.

Fabiola Alban

Bazaar at Common Grounds

Hello everyone,

Common Grounds is back with our October Bazaar.

Are you a local vendor/artisan who has nice items you are looking to sell? Do you want to get your items in front of more customers here in Cuenca? If so, why not sign up to participate in our monthly Bazaar? We are conveniently located in a well-known establishment, Common Grounds. There is still time to sign up. We will provide you with a table and chairs (feel free to decorate the table however you wish). This is a great venue to show off what you have to offer and make some potentially new clients and friends along the way. If interested in signing up, please contact me at 099 285 3397

For customers: Would you like to participate in meeting and supporting some of the local vendors and artisans here in Cuenca? Are you looking for that unique or one of a kind item that catches your eye? Then come on by Saturday, 23 October, between 10 AM – 3 PM at the well-known establishment, Common Grounds, and have a look. The cost is free to enter and browse. Make some new friends, meet some old ones, all while helping support the local community along the way. It’s always a fun time – bring friends.

Join us

Saturday, October 23rd, 10 AM to 3 PM, free, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.


Jim Gala Jazz Trio at the Jazz Society Café —Friday, Oct. 22nd

Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.comm


“The Village Vanguard of Cuenca! I’ve spent $40 in New York just to listen to this quality of jazz. Cuenca is so lucky to have NYC Jazz. Great food and music.”
— Danielle Robertshaw

“If you haven’t been to Cuenca’s Jazz Society Café yet, do yourself a favor and check them out! I can’t believe how lucky I am to live in a city with such high-caliber jazz. I’ve been to jazz clubs and festivals around the world and the music here blew me away. The acoustics are fantastic and Jim Gala is undoubtedly an incredibly talented musician. The music, the food and drinks – just phenomenal!”
—Nigel Buchanan July 2021

Address: Los Cedros y Los Claveles Cuenca Ecuador
(one block north of Ordonez Lasso)
Phone: 093 934 2714

Meditation Retreat – super discount

Sky Mind, Ocean Heart Retreat has only two spots left with a super discount!

5 days and 4 nights in a beautiful riverside location to reconnect to your inner essence and wellbeing. Vilcabamba, also known as the valley of longevity is only 4 hours away from Cuenca.

Every detail of this retreat has been designed to help you dive inwards and establish the groundwork needed to develop a sustainable meditation practice that carries the potential to bring you to a state of contentment that is independent of any outside sources.

We’ll explore some of the following topics in our lectures and activities:


Northern Roots

We simply love offering the best musical experiences in Cuenca. We are extremely excited to have Northern Roots play twice in our beautiful colonial house. Our first date on October 28th is just a table away to selling out and for Friday, October 29th we are already booking fast.

Call me (Andrés) and make your reservations now at 099 806 8071.

We thank all of our patrons for making us the best rated restaurant in TripAdvisor, just one more excuse to join us.

We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta

October 29th, from 6 to 11 PM, $10, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071