Scouting trip to Ecuador


I am planning a scouting trip to Ecuador in the Fall checking out various areas of Ecuador that I might possibly want to move to. I do not speak any Spanish, would love to rent first to set up a base camp in an area with many expats in order to develop friendships and to feel safe.

I am a single female with a very large black Goldendoodle. Is it difficult to bring a dog into Ecuador? Is there an area of Ecuador that would be the best for a base camp?

I have no intention of ever driving there so public transportation is key as are safe neighborhoods. Shopping, restaurants, the arts and good healthcare would be great. I am not a fan of condos/close living. I would love a small, 2 bedroom home to rent with a good size yard for the dog.

If anyone can help please respond on the user forum and thank you.

Amy Ross

Hoping to raise funds for starving Ecuadorians in Ricaute

I know some people in Ricaute I regularly give money to so they can eat, as there is massive unemployment there and they cannot find work in Cuenca. But there are many other families I cannot afford to feed. Some have committed suicide, which breaks my heart. I will later do a Go Fund Me, but first would like to see if you would prefer to donate by paypal, as they don’t take any money out.

My paypal account is

Please mark “RICAUTE on the note, or FOOD FOR STARVING PEOPLE

Thank you!

Susan Schenck

City: Cuenca

Update on move for Paws with Hope

Hello Cuenca friends and friends of Paws with Hope. We have good news. Thanks to your generosity we were able to secure the location we are moving to. About a month ago the owner of the house we recently rented sold the house without letting us know the house was for sale. So this is a move we were not by any means prepared for. The bad news is that we need to move by March 15th and still need the funds for the move and to secure the fence for the dogs. Please consider helping us. Currently we are responsible for 9 dogs and 3 cats.

We appreciate your kindness. PayPal

JD: .

City: Cuenca

Magical Beings coming to life in Cuenca

If you are interested in Fairies, Gnomes, and the like (Duendes in Spanish), you will not want to miss this event.

Several Cuenca artists that specialize in bringing these being to life will be featured at a Cafe in Cuenca. You will be able to buy their works at this event, and enjoy delicious snacks at the same time.

Cuenca artist, Magy Peña, will be exhibiting her works there. Her work is particularly interesting because she uses recycled materials extensively in her creations.

The event starts on Friday, March 5th, from 2 to 9 PM, and repeats on Saturday the 6th from 10 AM until 9 PM.

The location is Abuelita Cookies, Matilda Garcia 121 y Calle M. Lopez. Look for the big sign at the entrance.

Here is a brief Facebook post about the event:
and a map to the locacion:’53.2%22S+79%C2%B000’00.3%22W/@-2.914777,-79.0022647,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d-2.914777!4d-79.000076

Friday, March 5th 2 – 9 PM & Saturday 10 AM – 9 PM, free, Abuelita Cookies, Matilda Garcia 121 y Calle M. Lopez, Cuenca.

Magy Pena:

Nascar Races

I am wanting to know where I might go to watch the Nascar Races that
are held on most Sundays. Thank you.

March 7th, from 2 to 6 PM, no charge, Address unknown–looking for it., Cuenca.


Paco’s Blues at La Yunta tonight, come dance to the blues

Paco’s Blues will be playing the other side of the Yanuncay tonight (Friday, March 5th).

Come on out and join us at the new La Yunta restaurant on Avenida 1 de Mayo.

It will be a great night of music and dancing in the beautiful atmosphere and open setting of La Yunta Restaurante.

Music kicks off at 7 PM and goes till later on.

It’s gonna be a great time… looking forward to seeing you there.


This show is limited attendance due to Covid restrictions so send us a request early.

For invitation reservations:
Email us a request including your name and the names of any additional guests to


Send us a Facebook message with your name and the names of any additional guests by going to the “Paco’s Blues” Facebook page and clicking on the Send Message button at the top of the page.

Friday March 5th from 7 PM till later on, $5, La Yunta Restaurante: 1 de Mayo between Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues:

Join the Language Learners Community

Amigos Learning Languages

Join the language learning community. We are friends from Cuenca Ecuador and the world who are looking for people learning Spanish or English, why? To share experiences, tips, exchange books, music and have language exchange meetings.
We have available:

a. Two language exchange meetings per week. 30 minutes in Spanish and 30 minutes in English. 4 people per room. We use ZOOM.
Meetings on Mondays 7:30 PM and Saturdays 1 PM.

b. WhatsApp group to answer questions about languages

c. Discord server to chat with people at any time of the day and practice the language you learn. Play online games while practicing languages. We are currently playing “Among us”.

d. Podcast to help you improve your listening skills. Each episode has a transcript.

e. Book Club. We read a book and get together to discuss what we read. 30 minutes in Spanish and 30 minutes in English. We use ZOOM.

You have no excuse not to learn English or Spanish. It’s totally free (Except for the book club because of logistic and preparation).

Do you want to create content to support people who are learning? Welcome, the more hands we have the better content we can offer to our friends.

We are currently 100 members. From 27 countries.

05/03/2021, ZOOM, Cuenca.


Happy occasion in Cuenca – You are invited. – all welcome

Free Entry. Grand Opening of World Famous Henry’s Bar! Los Balcones Hotel located at Borrero 12-08 and Sangurima opens the party with American singer, Robert Sanders, performing at 6 PM on Friday, March 5th. Free raffle tickets, balloons . . . Expatriots Extravaganza. Come on by, dear Reader! It will be great to see you.

March 5th, 6 to 10 PM, Free, Presidente Borrero 12-08. y. Sangurima, Cuenca.

Robert Leaman:

Free language exchange by YEES

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Café Lirée (General Torres 8-20) 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:

– The exchange will be one on one, 2 people per table, to maintain social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is switching languages every 30 minutes. You decide which language goes first.
– There are only 14 spots, so try to make it early.
– Café Lirée is not an “open cafeteria,” however they have all the biosecurity measures and excellent food.

March 6th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, General Torres 8-20 y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena:

Aerial Cuenca Fitness Center invites you to…

… enroll at the following course:

Actorals Therapeutic Techniques (aimed at people of all ages)

This course offers an introduction to acting in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

The classes provide the chance to explore acting technique in a playful, accessible and practical way.

Speak more confidently and overcome shyness, unlock your creativity, sharpen your mind, meet new friends and have fun all at the same time.


Dog wheel support

Hello everybody,

My dog is getting on in years and her hind legs are starting to weaken.

Does anyone know where I can buy a wheel support for dogs here in Cuenca?

Or, possibly someone has one for sale? My dog is about 35 lbs.



City: Cuenca

Mujeres Con Exito is seeking garage sale donations

Do you have items around your home that you are no longer using? We would love to take them off your hands for our women and for a future garage sale. You can drop off your donations on Monday or Tuesday from 8 AM to noon. Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez. If you have more than you can carry, please contact us for pickup.

Debby Larsen: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for someone to bring small items from the US to Cuenca

My iPhone was stolen and am still looking for a secure option to deliver a new one to me here in Cuenca from the States.

Also had CC fraud and need my new credit card to be delivered as well.
Two small items….

Please email me with info regarding possibilities of secure delivery from the US. Thanks…

Gretchen Webber: .

City: Cuenca

Looking to buy old iPhones for use in environmental projects

iPhones 6, 7 and 8 are great for helping the indigenous nations of the Ecuadorian Amazon to plan and do conservation mapping for their territories.

Affordable or donated iPhones are needed ASAP for use in Andes Amazon Conservancy projects

Adam Gebb: .

City: Cuenca

Van transportation to Coast

Looking for van transportation from Yunguilla or Cuenca to coast to Puerto Lopez. Recommendations.


John: .

City: Yunguilla

Need help with your home workouts?

We know the struggle of trying to work out by yourself, ether time, knowledge or motivational wise, it is hard to get started. That’s why we are here to offer our services in everything related to physical care and health wellness. We are willing to provide you: – Physical Rehabilitation.– Physical training (based in the functional workout method).– Therapeutic massage. All these services in the comfort of your home.

Home Visit. Monday to Saturday (previous appointment)

Carlos Cabeza: 096 292 7668

Next session at Ana Luisa Spanish classes, March 15th

Voted by GringoPost as “Best Spanish Teacher and School 2021.” We are so very thankful and grateful for your confidence in our program. This is what we love to do and want to keep sharing with you the value of the Spanish language and the richness of our culture in order to learn, have fun and make friends.

We invite to try and be part of our next session that will begin on March 15th to April 30th.
Join us for a seven-week program based on the Oral Approach Method to develop conversation skills using an innovative story-based method that puts fun back into learning. Read easy Spanish novels and personalize the information. Classes involve students in cultural activities and trips to communities.
Learn Spanish with us, not only study it.

All levels–Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes will be done online by ZOOM.
Each class meets twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes over a 7 weeks period. In a total of 17 hours of classes.
Tuition $100.

To determine your level, please take the exam by clicking on the link.

Contact us to sign up or to access more information.

Bernardo de Legarda y Miguel de Santiago.

Ana Luisa Alvarracin: 099 835 8680

Domestic work and pet care

I study sociology at the University of Cuenca and I am a single mother, I am a decent and reliable woman. I have worked with several Americanos from their community

Francisco Cisneros. all the week

Denny Carrion: 099 509 5380

Blinds and curtains. TYMARQ creative home, home delivery

We are TYMARQ creative home. We make curtains and blinds. We give you a free estimate and bring you the catalog, with sanitary precautions and guaranteed service.

– Construction and interior design prices from 3.50 m2
– Curtains and blinds to measure prices from $19 m2
– Maintenance and repair
– Home automation and motor systems
– Wallpaper prices from $40
– 3D Panels prices from $25 m2
– Synthetic grass and vertical garden prices from $10 m2
– Carpets wall to wall
– Floating floor

** Check the fanpage:

Address: Luis Cordero 10-21 and Gran Colombia. Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM

Andrea Carrión / Luis Velasco: 093 909 3911

Last departures of 2021 with reduced prices! This is your time

Do not miss the trip of a life time.
Promotional prices Galaxy yacht first class: 2021
4 days/ 3 nights program:
Baltra Island
Santa Cruz Island: Hihlands
Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island: Batolome
Seymour Island: Seymour
Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
April 21 to 24
April 24 to 27
May 5th to 8th
Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $899
• Single Occupancy: $1,079
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $1,402
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $1,622

5 Days/ 4 nights Progam Pice:
Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Highlands
Santiago Island, Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island, Bartolome
Santiago Island, Espumilla Beach, Bucanero Cove
Santiago Island: Egas Port
Santa Fe Island: Santa Fe
South Plaza Island: South Plaza

Mayo 25th to 29th

• Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $1,199
• Single Occupancy: $1,439
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $1,770
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $1,764

6 days/ 5 nights Program: Itinerary B & C
May 15th t 20th
May 20th to 25th
May 29th to June 3rd

• Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $1,399
• Single Occupancy: $1,679
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $2,138
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $2,506

All options include:
– Airfare to/from Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil
– Naturalist Guides certified by the Galapagos National Park
– Meals specified in the itinerary
– Accommodation in air conditioning cabins at the Galaxy Yacht
– Excursions indicated in the itinerary
– Shared transfers airport – yacht – airport
– Personalized assistance in compliance with all biosecurity protocols
– Coffee, tea and purified water

Not included:
– RT-PCR Covid19 test
-Snorkeling Equipment
– Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $6 , $100 for Foreign Tourist
– $10 per person Transportation Airport – Canal / Canal – Airport ($5 per way per passenger)
– Ingala ( Immigration Galapagos Card) $20
– Services not mentioned
– Tips

**We provide information about laboratories authorized by the Ministry of Health for PCR Covid 19 test

For any inquiry please call: Angela Hally : WhatsApp # 099 251 9679

Quito or Guayaquil Airport. According with Itinerary

Your Spanish language journey is just one click away

Are you ready? Please, take a seat and enjoy it.
Have a look at some reviews by browsing here:

“She has been suggested to me by a colleague upon my arrival in Cuenca. Appointments are arranged with regard to her students’ schedule. If you want to tackle specific topics or questions, she is happy to help you. Above that, due to her friendly and interested attitude, it is easy to open up and start talking”

C. Blitzner, Germany.

Email me for further details.

Tailored teaching, happy students!

San Sebastian.


Just for Spanish learners/lovers

I have a question for you/ Tengo una pregunta PARA usted:
SER aguafiestas
ESTAR de pocas pulgas
¿Qué significa?
Feel free to leave a message with your answer.

Un buen viernes.

San Sebastian

Welcome to the Amazon – Nunkui gallery/store

Good Morning. You are all invited to visit our new gallery/store, filled with good energy and beautiful indigenous art. We will be incredibly happy to welcome you and discuss the challenges of preserving the ecosystems of the tropical forest.

Your Nunkui purchases directly support Amazonian indigenous groups, working to preserve their territories and culture, despite the existing pressure to plunder their natural resources.

We are proud to be part of a project that prioritize and respect all forms of life.

“Casa San Sebastián”. Simón Bolivar 13-86 and Estevez de Toral Street. Hours are: Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 1 PM and 2:30 to 6:30 PM. Saturday: 9:30 AM to 1 PM.

Paúl Sánchez: 099 586 7670

Let’s go to the Jungle

Hello adventurers,

We started this year with our first jungle tour with total success. Our passengers were happy to meet, enjoy and do different outdoor activities.

We have decided to establish three new dates for the tour, so you can plan your vacations and do not miss this great adventure with your family or friends. This is an organized tour for small groups, no more than 15 people for a 6 days / 5 nights trip.


Reupholstery services and custom made furniture

We carry out reupholstery in a professional way. If you are looking for custom made furniture for your living room or you just want to refurbish your old furniture you can contact the professionals.
We have the skills and the know how to handle your furniture restoration and repair needs with care.


Recliner repair and restoration, sofa modifications, re-stuffing, leather restoration, antique restoration, refurbish and refinish antiques, custom designed ottomans, furniture repairs.

Get the most out of your favorite chair. Custom designed furniture designed specifically for your needs, hand crafted furniture, furniture for the office, desks, chairs, and cabinets, before and after refinishing, pick up and delivery, free estimates.

Paul: .

City: Cuenca

Pine nuts / Gramm Bulkshop

Dear friends:

Pine nuts are loaded with nutrients, including iron, manganese, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E, and vitamin K. They are rich in protein.

They help improve vision, maintain weight stability, reduce bad cholesterol, benefit and strengthen bones.

They can also potentially reduce the risk of heart attack and increase energy levels.

They are delicious in pesto, salads, and desserts.

Now we have it in our store.

Remember that you can buy only what you need and thus avoid waste.
We want to reduce the use of plastic, we use paper covers and we invite you to bring your favorite bag, as well as your containers to fill them with the necessary amount.

Contact us at 099 505 9604, 096 060 3748,, or visit our cozy store located in Sucre 14-14 and Estevez de Toral, we will be happy to assist you.

We also have delivery service.


City: Cuenca

Roku Premiere

Includes: Roku Premiere, Remote with pre-set channel shortcut buttons, Premium high speed HDMI cable, USB power cable, Power adaptor.

4K, Ultra HD, HDR, 1080p and 720p Streaming up to 60 fps
Easily discover and enjoy in-season shows, live news, movies, award-winning shows, primeramente sports and more.
Get a fantastic picture quality with crisp resolution and richer color at a great value.
For only $40

Rosa Camba: 098 454 6016. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Natural Persian Yogurt

Real Persian Yogurt
100% Natural. $2 per liter
Home delivery
Without preservatives and chemicals

Patiely: 099 535 5383. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

New Harley-Davidson jackets (2)

Harley-Davidson heavy leather riding jacket – XXL – Brand-new – $200

Lightweight Harley-Davidson jacket – XXL – Brand-new – $100

Mark Hansen: .

City: Cuenca

Large sofa for sale

Sofa for sale. For further information WhatsApp 099 044 1963.

Julia: 099 044 1963. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Pure, natural eucalyptus raw bee honey 100% organic.

Our Miel de Cuenca Honeybee Farm, which is right here – on the skirts of Cuenca introducing eucalyptus raw bee honey.
We only sell our – real raw bee honey. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Unadulterated. The honey going straight from the hive to the jar with nothing else added in between. Every jar is a gift from the bees to you.
Full frame of honeycomb available.
375 gr jar is $6
1750 gr jar is $25
30ml of 20% extract of propolis is $5
180 ml of pollen is $5
Beeswax 1lb is $12
$20 or more purchase – free delivery in any part of Cuenca

Alexander: 097 906 9356. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Clearing the liquor cabinet for $100

Ambrosia Mead 750 ml
San Joshé Wine 750 ml
Andino Café Liqueur 375 ml
Vat 69 Scotch 750 ml
Kirkland Añejo Tequila 1 Liter
Gordon’s Dry Gin 1.75 L
Kirkland Spiced Rum 1.75 L

All unopened. Everything for one low price. $100

Mark Hansen: .

City: Cuenca

Pendleton 100% wool blanket $200

National Park Series – Yosemite National Park

Mark Hansen: .

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Restaurant Kolibri

If you’re seeking alternative breakfast or dining experiences please give Kilibri a try located inside the very historic and beautiful Boutique Hotel Carvallo. The Hotel and restaurant are now owned by a family from Guatemala and truly made our experience a very pleasant one from Chef Arlene Meneses. We enjoyed the service and smiles from the staff and the menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner offer quite a variety of options to choose from. Additional information can be found on Facebook or

Address: Gran Colombia 9-52 between Padre Aguirre and Beningno Malo

Contact information:

Recommended by Jim Gridley:

Recommendation for M&W Salon, barber/stylist

If you’re looking for a straightforward, down to earth barber that will actually listen, Ken Cuban at M&W Salon is your guy. He just opened his own salon after leaving another… one that by the way I stopped going to because they would not listen. Ken speaks English fluently and goes out of his way to give his clients what they ask for.

Located on Ordonez Lasso adjacent to the little park across from Home Vega.
his # is 099 562 5616

Address: Ordonez Lasso @ de las Azullinas

Contact information: 099 562 5616

Recommended by George K:

Recommendation for HADA Orchards in Bulan, fruit orchard tour

A little north of Paute is an amazing eco-agricola large orchard of apples, pears, and plums. The owner, Adolfo Verdugo, welcome groups of 6 for a 2-hour hike through the amazing hilltop where the fruit is ripe and ready for picking.

Adolfo is very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, and he loves to show off his beautiful orchards. Being in the fresh air and surrounded by beautiful trees and views over the valley of Paute, was like being in a dream. I went with two adults and three kids: 5, 7, and 11. The kid loved climbing trees, picking fruit, hugging trees. A gorgeous day.

I do have to mention that there is a lot of uphill climbing; rubber boots are recommended.

After we descended to the shop next to the church, we paid the $15 for the tour and for the fruit we had collected. No charge for the fruit we consumed en route.

Address: Bulan , north west of Paute

Contact information: 098 936 9187

Recommended by Julia Rux:

Recommendation for Hilda at Hilda’s Beauty Salon

I recommend Hilda at Hilda’s Beauty Salon, for a great “Covid Cut!” She does not shampoo – cuts your hair dry. Really listens to you – gives you exactly the cut you want. You are in and out in 15 minutes. Also does men’s hair. Has a beautiful clean facility available for massages/facials/mani-peds And HIlda speaks excellent English. Really good rates too. Bio-security measures followed.

Address: Gran Colombia and Ave de las Americas – across from Supermaxi

Contact information: 09 819 5605

Recommended by Jane Hiltbrand:

Sizu lab, bagels

Sizú Lab

Hello, our names are Susy and Sylvia. We are both chefs and opened our brand in December, 2019 and since then we have been working on attending our clients with different options we have created for them.

This month we offer to the market a new catalog of products such as:

Bagels (our best) – Caponata – Pastrami – Green Sauce – Yellow Pepper Sauce – Red Pepper Sauce – Onion chutney – Blueberry Sauce – Garlic Confit – Smoke Oil, Queso amasado….

You can also ask for our Bagel Combos….

We also offer sweets products:
Rocky Road Bars (free sugar) – Double Chocolate Cookies – Salty Caramel – Free Sugar Almonds

Orders and more information at 099 979 2741 Sylvia or 099 976 4947 Susy. We do deliveries on Tuesday and Friday, orders are taken 24 hours in advance.

Please send your orders to the following email only to make sure they don’t get lost:

Delivery costs not included.

We hope to attend your requests soon

Susy and Sylvia

You can also checked us on Instagram or Facebook as Sizu.Catering

Call after 8 AM, Alonso Vicuña, Parque Puertas del Sol

Susy Sylvia: 099 979 2741

Time change for Cuenca Soul this Saturday

Cuenca’s newest band, Cuenca Soul, will be performing at Santorino’s this Saturday, March 6th at 7 PM with a $5 cover charge. Come enjoy a meal, drink specials and Southern Soul music. Santorino’s is located at Manuel Maria Palacios 1-13 y Remigio Crespo. (right behind Banco Pichincha) We hope to see you there.

For reservations call 097 998 1179
Like Cuenca Soul Band on Facebook.

Saturday, March 6th at 7 PM, Manuel Maria Palacios 1-13 y Remigio Crespo.

Cuenca Soul: 099 251 5570

Pacos Blues band at La Yunta this Friday

Come and join us this Friday from 7 PM for a great evening with music and friends.

Cover charge $5

Reservations by calling 098 945 6551

Always great to see you


Friday, March 5, from 7 PM, Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Thomas Gould: 098 945 6551

French cuisine at La Yunta

Every Wednesday of March we will have French Chef, Patrice Mick, cooking at La Yunta from 6 PM.

March 10 is our first Wednesday and the menu is


Chicken liver Mousse, garlic bread
Classic Niçoise salad

Main Course
Coq au Vin
Pan fried corvina

French Apple Tarte A la Mode
Caramel cream

$25 per person

To book please send us a email with your food choices and the time you would like to eat.

It is always great to serve you


Wednesday, March 10, Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Thomas Gould: 098 945 6551

Fish and chips is back this Sunday 7, at Sofy Glocal Cuisine

Yes everybody, Last Sunday our fish and chips special was so good that everybody is asking for it again, and we couldn’t resist to make you happy.

And if you haven’t tried yet, make your reservation now. And don´t miss this spectacular and delicious plate with that wonderful flavor that just Sofy gives.

The best fish and chips + pastry just for $9.95, besides you can enjoy our super promo: Bloody Mary 2×1.

**Important: To have your fish and chips meal you need to make a reservation**
Find us at La Casa del Parque (The big yellow house in front of the Calderon park)

Sunday, March 7 from 11 AM to 9.30 PM, Luis Cordero 7-79 y Simón Bolivar

Saira: 099 510 3974

The Amazon Vanilla Company

There are over 250 flavor components in pure vanilla. Artificial vanilla has just one. Our pure Amazon vanilla will make your desserts – Exotic. We support, source and involve indigenous growers in the Amazon basin of Ecuador to preserve the rainforest ecosystem. Each grower restores or protects the forest canopy.

Check out our story:

March 5, 2021, Quito

Carmen: 098 453 4019

More Lamb meat has arrived to La Karlota

Don’t wait more, we offer fresh lamb meat at the best price:
• Rack of Lamb $25 (frenched)
• Stew meat $4.80 / pound
• T-bone $7.20 / pound
• Chops $7.20 / pound
• Ground lamb $5.80 / pound

Ready to eat products:
– Baked Turkey Breast
– Baked Pork (pernil)
– Pastrami — sold out 🙁 we will have more by the next week 🙂


Saturday hike + great international buffet at Yunguilla

This time, we will take a bus to San Fernando then hike over Busa Lagoon to and from Zhalli to Naranjito in the Yunguilla valley.

Hike will be about 6 miles mostly downhill. Trail will be cowpath for the most with gain level of 367 ft uphill and 2,400 ft downhill, we will start at 8,400 ft and finish at 6,300 ft. Country landscape with nice views of the valley.

At the end, an incredible country buffet lunch by the guys from Casa Copehhagen-

Following, some pictures:

And a video from our friend Bob:

You will spend $50 all included, using buses and mixtos.

Email us if you want more info.

March 6th, from 8:30 to 5 PM, Yunguilla

Fredy Ordonez:

Chocolate chip cookie dough

I offer you my chocolate chip cookies dough ready to bake!!
16 oz – 1 pound
Delicious, Can be frozen up to 1 month.
Orders To: Fernanda 099 549 9846 – or find them at Comercial Arandano

Price $6

Any time, Comercial Arandano

Fernanda: 099 549 9846

Chocolatier for a day! / March 20th

Have you heard that Ecuador has the best cacao in the world? Yes, “Polylepis Tours Ecuador” invites you to be part of this new adventure in Sarayunga located 2:15 hours from Cuenca.
Participants will help to harvest, roast, peel, and grind cacao, then they will be able to make their own chocolate bars while enjoying a rich smoothie with nibs or some seasonal fruit found on the farm.

In the afternoon after a delicious traditional lunch, participants will be able to enjoy a refreshing time in the pool…

Would you like to be part of this adventure, Chocolatier for a day?

Save your space until March 15.

Limited spaces.
Date: 20th March
Difficulty: Moderate
Price: $ 75 pp
It includes:
* Bilingual guide
* Private transport
* Typical lunch
* Kitchen utensils
* Tickets

Request a detailed itinerary at:
cell: 099 355 7648

March 20th, from 7 AM to 6 PM, Calle Larga 6-28


Mujeres Con Exito, Wednesday delivery

Orders are received until Monday at 5 PM for Wednesday delivery every week. Delivery occurs between 11 AM and 1 PM. Delivery is included in all meal pricing.

— 8 Barbecue wings and fries. Served with our house mayonnaise. $15.
— 8 Egg Rolls (shrimp, pork, vegetable) Order fried or ready to fry. Served with Vietnamese sauce and Sriracha sauce. $15.
–1 Quesadilla, served with chips, guacamole and Pico de Gallo. $12
— 4 mixed pieces Fried Chicken. Served with Mashed potatoes and salad. $12.
— 1 Liter Minestrone soup. Special recipe of Chef Bruce Wilkins, who has taught our Chef Arlin to make this delicious soup. $10 includes delivery
— Sriracha sauce. Sriracha is a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. $5.
— Vietnamese salad dressing. A tasty condiment used as a salad dressing or dipping sauce. consisting of sugar. rice vinegar. garlic, freshly chopped chilies, fish sauce, water and lime juice. $5.
— Fresh Red Fruit Jam, 250g jar. $3.50.

Distance: A Pandemic Cookbook. Spiral bound. $12.

Mujeres Con Exito is the job training branch of Casa Maria Amor, Cuenca’s battered women’s shelter. Food service is one of the areas training is available. The women have specific food items that they can deliver to you on Wednesdays.

Deadline for food order is March 8th Delivery is March 10th., Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca

Debby Larsen:

March of burgers

The month of March arrived and along with that came the most delicious hamburgers in the city of Cuenca in the best Venezuelan Style, we bring you the typical street food or fast food.

2×1 promotion on hamburgers throughout the month of March, happy hour is from 5 to 9 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. What flavor do you prefer? Meat ¼ pound – Grilled Chicken – Grilled Beef Tenderloin – Smoked Pork Chop. All burgers include; Artisan white bread, cheddar cheese, fried egg, fresh tomato, onion, lettuce, French fries and house sauces.

We also have Vegetarian or Vegan burgers, prepared with Chickpea Croquette or Lentil Croquette and if you want it gluten-free we prepare it with corn tortilla, also accompanied by French fries and house sauces.

We are waiting for you in our restaurant with authentic Venezuelan Flavor Creole food, so that you can taste this great 2×1 Promotion in Burgers with your family, friends or that special person. Let’s go. What are you waiting for?

Tuesday through Sunday from 9 AM to 9 PM, Gran Colombia 13-72 between Esteves del Toral and Juan Montalvo

Miguel Gil: 098 424 4928

Covid-19 property sale

This apartment was bought in 2016 for $52,000.Today I will accept $48,000 for quick sale. This studio apartment is in the best location in Cuenca. Walk out your front door and enjoy the hustle and bustle of this historic city.

You are less than one minute walk to Parque Calderon yet the apartment is ultra-safe and unbelievably quiet and peaceful. Enjoy your evenings at the opera, symphony, ballet or sit at a jazz cafe. It is fully furnished and equipped. It is ideal for a single or a couple. It is ideal for an investor visa. It is ideal for a short or long-term rental.

Furnished, $48,000, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed

Address: el Centro, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1614892313

I am the owner, Richard Howard Keye: 093 917 7653 Call after: 8 AM.

Spacious, luxurious, beautiful views, great location

3 BR, 3 bath, plus maid’s, 2 parking spaces and bodega.

This beautiful condo is located on the 8th floor of a building with security 24 hours and elevator, only few steps to the river, in a beautiful upscaled area of Ordonez Lasso, very close to Supermaxi and much more.

It offers great views, it is spacious, high-end finishing. It has about 236 square meters in total.
It is quiet, safe, harmonious functional lay out, very comfortable.

Bathrooms with bathtubs.

$490 rent
$195,000 sale
$125 condo fee

Unfurnished, $490, negotiable. Small pet is OK

Address: Ordoñez Lasso area, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1614896596

I am a real estate agent, Carmen Alicia Rodirguez: 099 718 2084 Call after: 9 AM.

All Included apt, fully furnished, 2 bed, 2 bath great location

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths – fully furnished. Modern, safe, electric fence, automatic garage door, elevator, 1 parking spot on ground floor. Centralized gas and hot water (Amazing water pressure).

Well located (10 min. walk to downtown, 5 min. walk to SuperMaxi (Grocery Store), banks and all other needed facilities close, bus/tram stops are 1 block away). Close to Common Grounds coffee/gringo hangout.

Rent includes high speed internet (10MB), building maintenance, gas, water, electricity, concierge, Direct TV dish (Subscription not included) and optional landline.

Looking for long term (at least 6 months).

Furnished, $540, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Caspicara y Mariscal Lamar, Edificio Arupos, Cuenca.,+Cuenca,+Ecuador/

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1614902259

I am the owner, Justin: 099 736 7367. Call after: 8 AM.

Furnished, 2 bedroom condo, Manta, ocean views, open air patio

Furnished, 2 bedroom condo, Manta, ocean views, patio.

Fully furnished, absolutely modern beach front condominium in Manta on Restaurant Row near LaQuadra Shopping and restaurants on Barbasquillo.

Condo is on 14th floor, corner unit, ocean views from all rooms including both bedrooms, open air patio with ocean breezes

Perfect remote, work from home location with ocean view. Great wifi.

Modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, building completed in 2015. Desk in 2nd bedroom for work or writing with direct ocean view and breezes.

Excellent location on restaurant row with walking distance to market, pharmacy, banks, multiple restaurants. Safe secure area with friendly locals.

Seeking rental between April 1 – May 30 – 1-month minimum rental required. Air conditioning in LV, both bedrooms. Kitchen has induction stovetop, toaster over, double sided refrigerator. No washer dryer but a local complete laundry service is nearby with folding included.

WiFi included
Smart TV in Living Room – HDMI connections etc. Fast internet in building.
Top quality furnishings, king size bed master bedroom. Lots of closet space.
Access to pool, private beach, work our room, jacuzzi.

Condo building offers concierge services

A $400 deposit is required, returned 7-10 days after check out.

Furnished $1100 per month, includes electric and water. Owner provides bi weekly/twice monthly housekeeping services on Wednesdays.

Bottled water can be purchased at building reception and delivered to your door. A water cooler is in the condo.

No pets
A single or couple only.

Edificio Poseídon Condominios
K 1/5 Via Barbasquillo
EC 130802

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property

I am the owner, Lisa
+593 98 671 0365 WhatsApp
+1-407 818 1273 US number

Furnished, $1100 negotiable. Pets are not allowed

Address: 1/5 Via Barbasquillo, Manta

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1614890737

I am the owner, Lisa: 593 98 671 9375 Call after: 9 AM.

Amazing house with garden for rent or for sale – Great Location

This amazing house is located in one of the best places to live.

If you love the Tomebamba River this place is perfect for you. You can hear the sound of the river.

Excellent neighborhood; very quiet, very safe.

You will enjoy every day in this house.

It has 10,000 sq/ft of land.

3 bedrooms on the ground floor

Wonderful living room with fireplace

Beautiful dining room

Study room

Big kitchen with view to the Garden

Laundry room


2 bedrooms in the second floor with 1 bath

Parking for 20 cars

This Amazing house is waiting for you

Also around the house you will find many beautiful trees

Near Shopping places (Supermaxi Las Americas, restaurants, pharmacy, Bakery, Viveros, Feria Libre,)

Write today 093 905 5399 or you can check my other listings in Facebook like Carla Encarnacion Gonzaga

I have other wonderful houses in front of Tomebamba River and in Puertas del Sol that I would like to show you.

Unfurnished, $1150 negotiable. Pets are allowed

Address: Near Hotel Oro Verde – Puertas del Sol, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1613353425

I am a real estate agent, Caria Encarnacion Gonzaga: 093 905 5399 Call after: 9 AM.

Beautiful furnished apartment next to Hotel Oro Verde

Fully furnished apartment, perfectly located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. It has a balcony with a beautiful view of the city.

2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, laundry room and garage space.

The apartment is within walking distance to Shopping Center Home Vega, DailiLife Medical Center, pharmacies, banks, ATMs, restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, gyms and much more. The Supermaxi on Avenida de las Americas is only 10 min away driving. Also the city center is only 10 min away driving. Building has elevator, porter and 24-hour security and its next to river Tomebamba.

Fully furnished:
Laundry machine
Dinning Table
Household utensils

Services included (Maintenance fee, Parking space and Water)

Furnished, $450. Pets are not allowed

Address: Pinar del Lago 4, Ordonez Lazo Avenida, Cuenca, Ecuador

Please contact me through WhatsApp to schedule a viewing, I am the owner and live in NY but I have an administrator in Cuenca that will show the apartment. I am fully bilingual Estefani 1-646-812-0727. Please call between: noon – 8 PM.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1608528842

Furnished one bedroom, view over garden, near Tombamba and Batan Mal

Fully furnished, light, one bedroom, one bath, available now. Lots of built-in closets, living dining room with a small Turi-view balcony, full separate kitchen with washer dryer, bathroom has tub and shower. Second floor with elevator. Secure building with 24 hour guard/receptionist. Close to the new Mall El Batan, pharmacies, banks and restaurants. Parking space available. Small dog okay with deposit. Long term preferred. $330 plus aliquota. Does not include utilities. Avenida Nacional 393 Edificio Entre Rios. 

Furnished, $330 negotiable. Small pet is OK. 

Address: Edificio Entre Rios 393 Avenida Nacional, Cuenca. 

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1612203182

I am a friend of the owner, Luz Maria Crespo: 099 982 6223. Call after: 9 AM.

Rent beautiful house in exclusive sector

Spacious and beautiful house for rent, very well located, in the exclusive sector of the citadel of Ingenieros, with beautiful interior and exterior spaces.

It has 300 m2 of land and 400 m2 of construction with the following environments:
On the ground floor: living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen, study, wine cellar, social bathroom, living room, laundry room, large parking lot for 4 vehicles; upstairs: 4 bedrooms with bathroom and closet included, living room, study.

Contacts to the number 0998263111 (cell phone and WhatsApp), we will gladly give you the information you require.

Cecilia Cordero

Unfurnished, $800 negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Ciudadela de Los Ingenieros, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1612411507

I am a friend of the owner, Cecilia Cordero: 0998263111. Call after: 8 AM.

Lost dog

I am lost. Please take me home. I am very obedient and educated. I will not bother you. I ask you, please take me home. I do not want to live on the street. I was in the park on Cedron and Verbena.

For English: 098 956 2657
For Espanol: 098 418 4421

Pam Gassaway: .

City: Cuenca

Survey – cultural preservation in Ecuador

Hi, We are a group of students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute working with Casa Museo de la Makana in Gualaceo, Ecuador on a cultural preservation project that is being published in the coming weeks.

It would help our data collection greatly if anyone who has visited the museum could complete the anonymous survey linked below about their visitor experience. It should take less than 5 minutes.

Please share with anyone you know who has also visited the museum. Thank you very much.

Rosie M

Thank you for supporting Paulina Urgiles

A big thank you to everyone who has donated to Paulina’s Go Fund Me page. We have raised $395 so far. We would love to receive more donations.

Many of you know Paulina, who is finishing law school at the University of Cuenca and will be graduating mid-2021. Like many, she has been struggling to support herself and has been cutting hair and helping people resolve billing or financial problems. She is weighed down by medical debt owed to IESS that is keeping her from moving forward with her life.

Paulina’s dream is to start a pro bono law practice defending the vulnerable members of society, specializing in LBGTI persons suffering discrimination, physical attacks or even death. Ecuador’s constitution guarantees equal rights to all, but the reality on the ground is quite different. Paulina would like to make the reality match the ideals written in law but not enforced.

During the quarantine Paulina organized a food drive for vulnerable persons with no other means of finding food, and helped distribute food parcels to people in need.

I have established a GoFundMe page for Paulina at where you can make a donation. Her debt is over $20,000 but any amount will help Paulina in paying down the debt to IESS. The GoFundMe page has more details about the situation here in Ecuador for LBGTI persons.

Paulina is a neighbor of mine and I have gotten to know her well over the past year through the quarantine.

If you wish to contact Paulina directly her email address is and her phone number is 098 890 7549.

Ann Fourt: 098 995 7953. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Book sale to raise funds for local charities

Selling paperbacks and some hardbound books to help out local charities here in Cuenca.

Books range in genre from Fiction, Non-fiction, Science Fiction, Classics.
All books are in good or excellent condition.

The price regardless of ‘size’ is $5 each or 3 for $12.

If you want to donate more to your charity, even better.

For a list of titles and authors please text or email me. I will send you the list by email or try to send it by text.

Most of these authors are popular and well-known.

How it works:

1) Pick a charity
2) Make a donation directly to your charity
3) Choose your books
4) Email (you can also text me) a copy of your donation and book title so I can reserve the book for you and I will have your book delivered to your home.

A minimum donation of $12 will get you free delivery to your home. Then find a comfy place and enjoy a good read during these cool and wet days.

Charities to choose from:

Hogar de Esperanza
We are so grateful for the generosity of our supporters, who have helped us provide assistance to thousands in greatest need here in Ecuador since the COVID-19 crisis began.

We could not have done any of this without you. To make it easier for you to support us, we have recently partnered with GivingWay.

GivingWay accepts donations through PayPal or by Credit Card for our COVID-19 Relief Community Challenge project, please visit our donation page through this link:

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is able to issue a tax receipt for Credit Card donations at the following links: For US

Thank you for your generous support of our work.
Garry Vatcher: 099 094 7611. Call after: 6 AM.
City: Cuenca

Cuenca Soup Kitchen
To you, the friends and supporters of the Cuenca Soup Kitchen, donations to support the Cuenca Soup Kitchen can be made in one of the following ways:
1. Our website: The donate button will take you directly to GlobalGiving. They will process your secure online transaction, and issue you a US tax-deductible receipt.

GlobalGiving helps donors make safe and easy US tax-deductible donations to vetted, locally-driven organizations around the world.

2. To our directors in person: We will schedule a time to meet and issue you a receipt for your donation.

Des Dizney, Bill O’Brien, and Smith:
Directors Cuenca Soup Kitchen

Patan Rescue Group
We know and recognize that animals may not, at this time, be everyone’s top priority but it is ours as well as obeying the guidelines about keeping ourselves as well as others – safe.

If you can—please, please help. We need money donations which can be made at –

If you so choose, you can also donate bags of food to Dr. Gallardo’s Vet clinic at Calle Guayas 4-30 and Remigio Crespo. We love and appreciate Dr. Gallardo who is always there to help our dogs and those of others.

This is urgent and we hope there are those among us who can step up and help.
Barbie Simmons: ibarbarita@ .
City: Cuenca

Paws with Hope
Help Paws with Hope move
Hello Cuenca friends and friends of Paws with Hope. We are extremely thankful for all who are involved in keeping our rescue animals fed, sheltered, and vetted.

Unfortunately, not too long ago we found out that that the owner of the house we recently rented has sold the house. Now we have no option but to relocate again.

Luckily we have found a property that will allow the dogs and cats. So, we have no choice but to ask for help from the community and our supporters. We are just making it with food for the rescues and our other expenses so this move is not something we expected or can afford.

Besides the deposit we need to come up with the first month’s rent and funding for the materials to raise and secure the fence to keep the rescue dogs safe and contained.

Any donation is very much appreciated. Also, if you are looking to adopt please send us a message. Paypal:
City: Cuenca
Jay Dee

Feel free to contact me for questions or other ways to donate and get your books.
Thanks a bunch for caring.

Alice E Mendell: 098 752 9322 WhatsApp. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Jazz & Pizza at the Jazz Society Café

Jazz Dinner Concert, Saturday, Mar. 6th 4 PM — 7 PM
Enjoy a memorable afternoon of great food and great jazz.
Featuring the Jim Gala Quartet

Brick oven pizza and gourmet cuisine by Debby Degamo
Limited seating, Reservations:

Address: Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner bldg.)
2020 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs on Saturday, March 6

There will be several vendors and we expect a great turnout of customers. (The required health precautions will be implemented.) The feria will be held at the CosasPrep store on Simón Bolívar. There is a large room in the back of our store with many tables. Some of the vendors will be: Artesana Family Bakery (Kelbert’s Atesianal Bread), Hacienda Chan Chan (Julie’s cheese), King Smokehouse (Felix’s meats), Cuenca Shop (Tyrone’s chocolate, coffees, liquors, essential oils, vitamins, etc.), Diego’s Honey, Blue Biker Blueberries, BYOB (jams, granola, and eco-friendly cleaning supplies), Cuenca Muesli (granola energy bars, cupcakes, bread) and more.

Credit cards will be accepted for sales from all vendors. There will be free prizes and discounts for all customers. Driving? There is a parking garage across the street. Vendors: Contact us for the availability of space. Cost per table: $5

Look for future ferias at the same location the first Saturday of every month. Let’s celebrate our entrepreneurs with great local food and great local products.

When: Saturday March 6, 10 AM to 2 PM, Free. Location: Simón Bolívar 13-49 y Estévez de Toral, Cuenca.

Lorena Flores:

Horseback ride in San Joaquin this Sunday, 7th March

Horseback riding in the Andes is always a new and exciting experience, so come along and join us on one of those new experiences this Sunday, 7th March.

Your day will begin by being picked up at Supermaxi, Las Americas at 9 AM and taken to the fields opposite the JEP Bank in San Joaquin where the horses will be saddled up and waiting for you. When you book, just let us know your level of riding so we can set you up with the appropriate horse. Like us, they all have their own personalities.
Beginners are welcome this weekend…

The ride will begin at 9.30 AM for approx 2-3 hours, depending on which trail is chosen for the day, but each ride goes through different villages where the locals always get excited when we ride through, and the scenery is definitely worth the travel up into the mountains.

Lunch is around 12:30 and we will be served in a lovely, family owned, licensed restaurant just up from the San Joaquin Golf Course.
Lunch is a la carte (and optional) and is not included in the price. Why not check out their website on facebook …. “Campana Huaico ”

When lunch is finished, our private van will deliver you straight to your home.
Cost: $45 Includes the ride and transport.
Bookings are essential and will need to be in on Friday 5th….
Ph Jane: 097 879 7350

Feb 28, from 9am to approx 2 PM, $45 ea, San Joaquin opposite JEP Banco, Cuenca.

Jane: 097 879 7350. Call after: 7 AM.

A very special tribute to Selena

To honor the 25 years since her passing, last year Carnales Mexican Grill organized a musical tribute to Selena Quintanilla, the eternal queen of Tex-Mex. Both shows sold out, and there has been great interest from our clients for another performance. We are very proud to announce the 3rd Selena Tribute Show scheduled for Saturday, March 13th. Tickets are $15, and includes a special menu made just for the event, plus ice cold margaritas or beer. We will also be offering vegetarian options as well. Send us a message via WhatsApp if you have any questions or would like to reserve a spot.

March 13th, from 3 to 4:30 PM, 15, Avenida Gonzalez Suarez 858, Cuenca.

Richard: 098 434 8665. Call after: 7 AM.

Cuban Music back in La Guarida, A musical event

Cuba will be present through a wonderful musical event in La Guarida. The wonderful band “4 de Cuba” join us again in an exclusive dinner-concert. This high energy group will take us on a ride through Cuban music, history and culture. The trumpet, the drums, the guitar, the cuatro all join together to create that very particular energetic and rhythmic sound that come from the Caribbean. They fill up our space and it is impossible not to tap your shoe or move your whole body to the beat. Come enjoy yourself in La Guarida.

Thursday, March 4th at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Reservations with dinner required
Limited Capacity
Tel. 099 806 8071

We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta streets. The Tranvia takes you ride to our doors. Just stop in La Cuadra station.

And remember that 100% of the price admission goes directly to the artists. Not only you enjoy yourself but give back to the local artists.

March 4th, from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM, $10, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071. Call after: 8 AM.

Cancellation of Saturday, Fun Day at the Movies

Due to an unexpected posting on Facebook, the ad for the Charity Movie was posted on GringoPost in error. Sadly, Cuenca Car Share is not yet able to bring back Saturday Fun Days.

If you still have it in your heart to donate something to the charity, I’m sure they would appreciate it.

But, for the meantime, put that $6 to good use and/or set it aside for the day that we are able to bring back the movies.

Many apologies for the erroneous posting. BTW – March 14 isn’t even a Saturday.

No date, posted incorrectly, Cuenca.

Emilio Morocho: WhatsApp +593 98 699 5694. Call after: 10 AM.

Benefit concert for Azuay Community Theater

ACT Funraiser Review at La Yunta, March 13 & 14

Azuay Community Theater is holding a musical review at La Yunta restaurant Saturday and Sunday March 13 and 14 beginning at 5 PM each day.

$10 at the door. Limited seating, so reservations are required. Email for reservations. All proceeds go to the theater.

Featured are:

Matthew Hart and Paco Lightfoot reprising the great blues and Americana show they did at La Yunta early in February;

Cuenca’s own Broadway star, Cindy Benson covering show tunes and the Great American Song Book backed by the versatile David Z on keyboards;

Northern Roots, performing great harmonies over classic Americana, with Jeff Schinsky, Glenn David, Sara HB and Kristen Grzegorek.

And Ray Lewis with his eclectic bag of blues, country and folk.

We would very much appreciate it if folks could team up and make reservations for four or more. It’s sort of like showering with friends, only different, and would not only help us have a bigger crowd, but would make Sole’s life a lot easier.

There’s a better than even chance that folks without reservations may be turned away. So reserve already.

If you don’t know already, La Yunta is on the south side of Primero de Mayo just east of Las Americas.

March 13 & 14, 5 PM each day, $10, La Yunta, on south side of Primmer de Mayo just east of Las Americas, Cuenca.

Ray Lewis:

San Pedro ceremony


I’m looking for 3 shamans that are aware of the San Pedro and mushrooms ceremonies, for a 10 people group.
If you know a shaman that can do these ceremonies and is willing to travel to Pastaza, please let me know.

Genesis Ramirez: 098 661 2499. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a driver


I’m looking for a driver who speaks English well and who knows Quito and nearby provinces.

Please let me know if you know someone and please send me their contact.

Genesis Ramirez: 098 661 2499. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Brown paper bags

Does anyone know where I can buy small brown paper bags like the ones used for packing a lunch? Thank you for your time. Be Blessed,

Dan: .

City: Cuenca

I am looking to change my paypal balance for cash

I need to collect my paypal balance in cash. Please write to my email so you can give me your rate.
I am looking for someone I trust so that this is something long term.
Only interested people and would you please

Josselyn: 098 745 7874. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Gardening, handyman, shopping services

I offer the following services:

• Cutting grass; I have my own tools, grass cutter and cordless grass trimmer.
• Grocery shopping, medicamentos, etc.
• Handyman

I have good references in the expat community in case you need them.

Luis Alejandro Luna: 099 879 2985 / 099 840 7961. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Housekeeping/cleaning, etc.

Housekeeping/cleaning, etc. When you need someone to clean your house or apartment or help in the garden with plants and general maintenance, baby sit the children, go to the market, care for the pets, stay in your home when you go away or assist with errands, call me my name is Laura and I have been helping expats and others in the Cuenca area for over ten years.

I have excellent references available for you to contact, I am always punctual and trustworthy. I understand English and communicate very well. Please call me to see how I can help.

Cell: 099 335 2819 email

For English call 093 970 0732

Laura Guaman: 099 335 2819. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Mujeres Con Exito is seeking garage sale donations

Do you have items around your home that you are no longer using? We would love to take them off your hands for our women and for a future garage sale.

You can drop off your donations on Monday or Tuesday from 8 AM to noon. Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez.

If you have more than you can carry, please contact us for pickup.

Debby Larsen: .

City: Cuenca

Rioquinto Seniors Club – Cuenca

Rioquinto Seniors Club is an assisted living community in the Challuabamba Valley designed and built for active seniors who require more services than are available at home, with all necessities and amenities provided.

We offer spacious private suites with a complete bathroom and outside terrace, 3 meals a day plus snacks, daily medical supervision, medication management service, therapeutic activities, housekeeping, laundry, and 24-hour security and staff availability. All facilities, including suites, are located on one level and are wheelchair accessible.

– Gym
– Jacuzzi
– Hair Saloon
– Game Room
– Movie Room
– Chapel
– Interior Gardens
– Located in a quiet 5-acre country setting

+593 98 017 2694

Challuabamba Valley.

María Daniela Larriva: 098 017 2694

1,808 new cases of COVID-19 in the country this last Sunday in Ecuador

Ecuador, this Sunday, added 1,808 new cases of COVID-19 and its level of contagion during the year that the pandemic lasts in the country, amounted to 286,155 positives, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Public Health. For the statistics of deaths, it reached 11,085 confirmed deaths with the disease, to which 4,753 “probable deaths” are added, for a total of 15,811 deaths, the statistics of the Health portfolio specify.

The report reiterates that the Andean province of Pichincha is the one that accumulates the highest number of infections with 100,480 positive cases, which represents an increase of 364 in the last 24 hours. It is followed by the coast of Guayas with 36,351 infections, 312 more than on Saturday, and surpasses Manabí (20,529), Azuay (17,367), El Oro (12,625), Tungurahua (10,216), Loja (10,345), Imbabura (8,618), Cotopaxi (8,127), Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (7,818), Los Ríos (7,577) and Esmeraldas (6,077).

The problem is that Ecuadorians do not make good use of the mask or use non-approved masks. They care more about what a good mask costs than their own health. According to the World Health Organization, KN95 filter masks are still the most suitable to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

I am Andrés Guillermo, distributor in Cuenca and Azuay of KN95 masks with filter, made in the USA. These masks are not the ones sold in Shopping Centers, they are masks with sanitary registration, laminated and with high protection. Its use is comfortable, it avoids dizziness, headaches, fogging of lenses or glasses. They are lightweight and are placed behind the ears, but above all 100% safe and reliable. I sell them by unit or box of 20 masks. Contact me at 0996472877, WhatsApp or call me.


Andrés Guillermo: 099 647 2877 / 099 647 2877

Delicious coffee in taste and aroma in the morning?

Enjoying a good coffee is one of the most common traditions in most cultures around the world. Coffee can be found in countless varieties, flavors, and prices.

There are two varieties of coffee trees, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica-type coffee is considered Premium and produces beans with the best flavor. Arabica coffee beans require very special conditions to grow. The coffee tree is highly susceptible to diseases and pests.

Once Arabica coffee is grown under ideal conditions, it must be processed correctly to bring premium coffee to your cup. Manual harvesting is important to ensure that only the reddest and ripest coffee cherry trees are harvested and used in the process. After being harvested, the coffee beans must be dried in the sun before being roasted by the experts.

I’m Andrés Guillermo, I take it to your home at no additional cost, I sell it in promotions of two or three bags at an incredible price. Do not miss out on the opportunity to taste a coffee harvested at 1300 meters above sea level, contact me WhatsApp 099 647 2877 or call me, it will be a pleasure to serve you at home at no additional cost.

I am Andrés Guillermo, the only distributor in Cuenca and Azuay of 100% Arabian coffee, grown and harvested at 1,300 meters above sea level, in the province of Zaruma. I have roasted coffee in two presentations: ground and beans, 450-gram bags so that you can make your breakfast or afternoon coffee a delicious experience in your mouth. Contact me 099 647 2877 WhatsApp or call


Andrés Guillermo: 099 64 72877 / 099 647 2877

Alya luxury Galapagos yacht, special prices only until June

Galapagos Alya Luxury Catamaran: 2021 Departures

“Alya” Galapagos Luxury Catamaran continues cruising with promotional rates continue!!


Itinerary C Southern Islands
6 days 5 nights
Saturday AM: Baltra Is. / PM: Seymour: Seymour
Sunday AM: Plazas Is.: South Plazas /PM: Santa Fe Is.
Monday AM: San Cristobal Is.: Interpretation Center /PM: Lobos Island
Tuesday AM: Española Is.: Gardner Bay /PM Suarez Point
Wednesday AM: Floreana Is: Cormorant Point/Devil’s Crown / PM: Alieri Hill
Thursday AM: Santa Cruz Is.: Highlands

May 8th to 13th
May 22nd to 27th
June 10th to 14th

*Price per person $1,699 (double room) For Ecuadorians or Residents with cedula
*Price per person $2,039 ( single room) For Ecuadorians or Residents with cedula
*Price for International Tourist: $2,638 (includes ticket and Covid 19 PCR Test) (doble occupancy)
*Price for International Tourist: $3,106 in single cabin ( includes ticket and Covid PCR 19 Test)

Itinerary A Northern Islands
5 days 4 nights

Thursday PM: Santa Cruz Is.: Black Turtle Cove
Friday AM: Genovesa Is.: Darwin Bay /PM: Genovesa Is.: Barranco
Saturday AM: Santiago Is.: Sullivan Bay / PM: Bartolome Is.
Sunday AM: Santiago Is.: Chinese Hat /PM: Mosquera Islet
Monday AM: Santa Cruz Is.: Charles Darwin Station

April 29th to May 3rd
May 13th to 17th
June 10th to 14th
June 24th to 28th

*Price per person $1,499 (double room) For Ecuadorians or Residents with cedula
*Price per person $1,799 (private room for one person) For Ecuadorians or Residents
*Price for International Tourist: $2,170 (includes ticket and Covid 19 PCR Test) (doble occupancy)
*Price for International Tourist: $2,544 in single cabin (includes ticket and Covid PCR 19 Test)

All options include:
– Airfare to/from Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil
– Naturalist Guides certified by the Galapagos National Park
– Meals specified in the itinerary
– Accommodation on the Alya Luxury Catamaran ( all rooms have balcony)
– Excursions indicated in the itinerary
– Shared transfers airport – yacht – airport
– Personalized assistance in compliance with all biosecurity protocols
– Coffee, tea and purified water

Not included:

– RT-PCR Covid19 test
– Snorkeling Equipment
– Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $6 or $100 for International Tourist
– $10 per person Transportation Airport – Canal / Canal – Airport ($5 per way per passenger)
– Ingala ( Immigration Galapagos Card) $20
– Services not mentioned such as wet suits for snorkeling
– Tips

**We provide information about laboratories authorized by the Ministry of Health for PCR Covid 19 test for Ecuadorians.

For information what’s app: Angela 099 251 9679 or email:

Quito or Guayaquil Airport. According with Itinerary

Angela Hally: 099 251 9679

Amazon beef today, Nunkui

We have just arrived from the Amazon, and we offer you the wonderful beef, which in addition to its excellent taste and being free of chemicals, comes from farms owned by Shuar producers (Amazonian indigenous group), who control deforestation and carry out good use practices of soil.

Today we will receive your orders for tenderloin and steak. Home delivery in the afternoon. We invite you to visit our new gallery store, where you can find the beef, paiche, and a variety of products and indigenous art.

Home delivery without surcharge.

“Casa San Sebastián”. Simón Bolívar 13-86 y Estévez de Toral. Hours. Monday to Friday: from 9:30 AM to 1 PM and 2:30 to 6:30 PM. Saturday: from 9:30 AM to 1 PM.

Paul Sánchez: 099 586 7670

Mule/courier service from USA to any major city in Ecuador

Hi Expat Community, I’m offering a new mule/courier service from USA, to major cities in Ecuador, like Cuenca, Salinas, Manta, Quito, Guayaquil, etc. via packaged courier. Could be clothes, shoes, sneakers, art supplies, lamps, spices, vitamins, kitchenware, pots and pans, etc. Or anything legal. Please do not request anything illegal like guns or drugs. Unfortunately, no cell phones or laptops. Used laptops are OK. This is how it works: you tell me what you need and I buy it after you deposit in my account or you buy it online and ship it to my address here in New Jersey. I’m a prime member on Amazon, but you can buy anywhere like Macy’s, Best Buy, Home Depot, Target, etc. Once it gets here you pay for the shipping and it will get to your city in Ecuador within 12 – 16 days for you to pick up. FYI in my locality there’s no tax on shoes and clothes, everything else if I buy in person, tax is only 3.5%. If you or I buy online, tax is 7%. I will send you a receipt. To give you an example I just bought a house in Salinas and Cuenca and furnished my 2 homes with sheets, towels, smart faucets, smart front door locks, kitchenware, LED lamps. Any tech that you may not find or, is too expensive in Ecuador, I’ll ship it to you. I also helped my friends and collaborators with this offer for the past 5 years and I decided to help the Expat community as well. If interested please email me or WhatsApp or text me. I’ll answer any questions or concerns regarding price, payment or any other questions you might have. You have many choices of payment in Ecuador via transfer or teller, to my account in banco del Pichincha or banco del Austro. In the US via deposit or transfer to my Chase checking account. thru Zelle, PayPal, Venmo. I will need your full name, your address in Ecuador your cell # and your Cedula #. The Ecuadorian customs requires this info, when your package arrives to your city. The shipping company will text you to retrieve it. Quick reply and tracking of your goods. Now the most Important Issue you may have? Why should I buy it, ship it to his home and I’ll never see him again or won’t reply? I truly understand the skepticism and distrust, I’m here to help you, I’ve been here for almost 45 years. I own my home and rental properties here in NY/NJ and Florida as well as in Ecuador, I’m also about to retire back home in the next 2 years and I understand when I get down there with my wife it’ll be a bit different and would hate to travel back just to get some new tech or whatever every time if I can’t find in Ecuador. With that said, I can only say that you can trust me. I’ve learned the culture of honesty, punctuality, respect to others that this great country has taught me, Thanks for your time and reading my post. FYI my phone # is a NYC phone

126 62nd st, Outside of Ecuador

Freddy H Gomez: 001 917 622 5890

Miguel Technology

Hello, Good morning, my name is Miguel. I am Venezuelan. I have 10 years of experience working with electronic equipment repair. I have worked in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

I offer you Technical service for your cell phone, tablet, computer, TV, wireless networks. All your electronic equipment.

I work with all brands, Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola, Ph, Asus, Lenovo, Sony, Panasonic, among others.

I live in Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo. Every day

Miguel Aguilar: 098 021 1815

CDSA Health Care Services

We provide professional and quality health care services at your door.

Our services include:

* Medical consultations
* Professional medical translators available for in person/online doctor’s appointments
* English to Spanish-Spanish to English translation
* Recreational therapy
* Palliative care
* Specialized Geriatric care
* Laboratory services
* Administration of medical treatments and control of vital signs
* Personal Hygiene and assisted comfort at home
* We also offer Natural Medicine services
* Massages
* Physiotherapy

Spanish: 096 740 2790 (Eva)
English: 098 118 3867 (Harsha)

Cuenca. Every day, time depending on the services

We Tare Care Of Health CDSA S.A.S: Spanish: 096 740 2790 (Eva) English: 098 118 3867 (Harsha)

Need help with your home workouts?

We know the struggle of trying to work out by yourself, ether time, knowledge or motivational wise, it is hard to get started. That’s why we are here to offer our services in everything related to physical care and health wellness.

We are willing to provide you:

– Physical Rehabilitation.
– Physical training (based in the functional workout method).
– Therapeutic massage.

All these services in the comfort of your home.

Home visit. Previous appointment

Carlos Cabeza: 096 292 7668

Bluebox Asesores coming soon in Manta

We are pleased to announce our new office in Manta, which will be operational from the second week of May, 2021.

Manta was the chosen city after visiting its beautiful beaches, feeling the warmth of the locals, tasting their delicious food, and meeting with the wonderful expat community based in this corner of Ecuador, which has the best climate in South America.

We thank our friends GP and Amelia for the invitation to participate in their video Ecuador Health Insurance: Private vs. Public IESS – explained (2021), it was an amazing experience in which we could inform the expat community about the benefits of having a public or private health insurance.

Our job is to present you the best proposals of health insurance in Ecuador so you can make the best decision and your insurance suits your budget and your needs.

Contact us on social networks @bluebox on FB & Instagram and our WhatsApp contact: 098 246 5168.

We will be happy to assist you.

Ordoñez Lasso Avenue 555 and Los Cedros.. 4 de Marzo de 2021

CEO. Carlos Ramírez: 098 246 5168

Rosa Linda – roses for everybody

Hello Rosa Linda Lovers, for women’s day we have for you, beautiful roses of a lot of color and joy.
Do you have ideas that you would like us to innovate? What other flowers would you like? Write me our team wants to know about you.

Rosa Linda, a family that works with love for you.

Challuabamba. Monday 7th

Israel López: 096 958 5647

Do you want to go to the jungle?

Hello adventurers,

We started this year with our first jungle tour with total success. Our passengers were happy to meet, enjoy and do different outdoor activities.

We have decided to establish three new dates for the tour, so you can plan your vacations and do not miss this great adventure with your family or friends. This is an organized tour for small groups, no more than 15 people for a 6 days / 5 nights trip.

In our trip to the jungle, we combine visits to the Andes and Jungle. We will stay at Suchipakari Ecolodge in Misahualli and we will enjoy hiking in the rainforest, learn more about the Quichua culture, and navigate the waters of the beautiful Napo River. On our way to the jungle, we will visit Baños de Ambato and the Chimborazo volcano, on the way back to Cuenca.

March 14th – 19th, 2021
April 18th – 23rd, 2021
May 16th – 21st, 2021

Day 1:
– Depart from Cuenca to Baños de Agua Santa – Activities at night
Day 2:
– Waterfalls Trail – “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall.
– Check in Suchipakari Lodge – Activities in the Lodge – Hiking
Day 3:
– Suchipakari Lodge: Hiking in the Jungle and visit to a Quichua communities
Day 4:
– Suchipakari Lodge: We will cross the wonderful Ecuadorian jungle in the waters of the Napo River. Contact with the wild life close to the river and the lagoon.
– Chocolate demonstration, artisanal elaboration techniques
Day 5:
– Free AM – Time to relax
– Transfer from Suchipakari to Riobamba.
Day 6:
– Visit to The Chimborazo Volcano – Hiking to the second refuge!
– Transfer to Cuenca.

Prices from: $668 per person
**The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 8 people registered 7 days before the departure date with a 50% deposit.

***To get the full itinerary and photos or you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me: Marithza Cuenca: / Mobil and WhatsApp: +593 099 960 4870

This rate includes:

* Bilingual guide (English – Spanish) all time with the group and also a native guide in Suchipakari Lodge
* Private transport all time with the group
* Hotel accommodation – Tourist superior class
* Breakfast per night of accommodation
* Meals (specified in the program)
* Entrance fee to all visitor sites listed on itinerary
* Activities, 24/7 assistance, taxes
* Biosafety protocols

Not included:

• Meals (Except those specified in the program – 03 lunch / 01 dinner)
• Beverage or alcoholics drinks
• Tips and personal expenses

Note: Due to the current situation and for the safety of all our travelers, we request a negative antigen test (swab) performed 36 hours before departure day.

Misahualli, Tena. March, April and May

Maritza Cuenca: 099 960 4870

Large appliances; dining room, living room, and bedroom furniture.

Washer – $425
Dryer – $425
Both washer and dryer – $800
Stainless steel dishwasher – $400; With cabinet – $450
Refrigerator – $450
50” Smart TV – $475
8 seat wooden Dining room table and chairs – $600
Large wooden dining room buffet and mirror – $500
Both table, buffet, and mirror – $950
Matching couch and loveseat – $150
Matching turquoise chairs – $80 each; 2 for $150
4 seat wooden table and chairs
Bent wood rocking chair – $75
Large grey, cream, and turquoise L – shaped sofa with
glass/wood coffee table – $850
Queen bedroom set – $400
Queen bed with mattress and comforter & sheets – $225
King bedroom set – includes wood Headboard, frame, mattress, 2 nightstands, large dresser, & mirror – $750
Wood armour with mirror – $125
Various tables – $10 – $50

Pictures upon request

DJ: 096 935 6569. Call or text (WhatsApp) for appointments. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

They have arrived…

As the most requested item to purchase at JDS Muebles over the last 4 years, our beautiful and sturdy four tier metal plant stands are now available to buy! That’s right, to buy!

We have several units available in both black and white to decorate your garden or indoor space. Artistically designed and finely crafted these are the perfect addition to display your beloved potted flowers and plants. They will surely add color and peace to your favorite place to relax.

JD’s Muebles
Edificio El Otorongo
Gran Colombia 21-111 y Unidad Nacional
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10 AM – 3 PM
+593 98 818 7723

Cash, Credit Cards, Bank Transfers, Trades, Layaway, and More.
Zelle and Paypal may qualify for additional discounts

Same day delivery available on in stock items

JDs Muebles: .

City: Cuenca

Marc’s Consignment

Dear Customers,

St. Patrick’s Day is coming and we prepared for you lots of surprises. Offers and discounts 10%, 20%, 30% up to 50% off! Our products are the best and prices are less. Get all you need just in one place. Come and visit us.

And it takes you a few steps to check our daily updates and buy your favorite items online
We arrange free delivery within Cuenca!

Hours of operation: 9 AM to 6 PM (Monday through Friday), 10 AM to 4 PM (Saturdays).
Direction: Simón Bolívar and Miguel Heredia, corner.

Marc: 096 849 6409. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Naturelo Vitamin E 350mg 90 vegetarian capsules

Naturelo Vitamin E 350mg 90 vegetarian capsules
made from organic whole foods

Brand new
From the USA

Price $20

See pics for all details

Claire: 096 761 2462. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Items for sale

Dining room set: $280
Rug: $50
Nightstand: $35

Fabricio: 096 778 0454. Call after: 11 AM.

City: Cuenca

Faux leather rocker/recliner for sale

Faux leather rocker & recliner for sale. Asking $110.

Sebastian: 098 415 0782. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Co-sleeper bassinet with new Chaide Mattress

As new, co-sleeper bassinet with new, still in packet, Chaide mattress.


Adjustable height
Mesh side for easy viewing
Anti reflux position
Light weight

Brand: Born

Price $110 ( a little negotiable)

See pics for details

Claire: 096 761 2462. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Induction cooktop

2 burners
easy to move

Jose: .

City: Cuenca

Black week on khali hats

Hats with an Italian heritage and a long tradition started by Enzio Bigalli Corbani who in the pursuit of a new life moved to South America back in 1927, where he continued the family tradition of manufacturing hats with high skilled Ecuadorian craftsman’s, always choosing the best water repellant cloth and toquilla straw to create the high-quality finishes and unique styles that distinguishes a Bigalli Hat.

By doing so Mr. Bigalli created a legacy that lives on to this day, a legacy present in every Bigalli Hat that you decide to make part of your personal style.

You can find the Bigalli hats in Cuenca in Hermano Miguel 10-21 and Gran Colombia, our local is called Khali Hats.

To get home delivery you can contact us to the WhatsApp 099 773 4753.

Carmen Puchaicela: 099 773 4753. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Stun gun flashlight

New flashlight
Price $15

This rechargeable Stun Gun offers multiple forms of protection against an attacker. This laser equipped Stun Gun Flashlight shows exactly where the stun gun will hit. More than a tool for self defense, the Laser Guided Stun Gun features a bright LED light that disorients would-be perpetrators

Andrea: 099 928 9224. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

2007 Hyundai Tucson automatic for sale

Selling a 2007 Hyundai Tucson with shiftronic automatic transmission (able to be shifted manually). It is in very good shape and runs great. It is up to date on the maintenance (done at the Hyundai dealer) and has always passed Cuencaire (vehicle inspection) with no problems.
Transmission shifts smoothly and the engine is in great condition.
Tires have 5,000km on them and brakes were replaced 1,000km ago.
Has Pichincha plates.
164,000km (102,000 miles). Logs kept for the last 7+ years verify mileage.

It was purchased used by a teammate who returned to the US and left it with us. We no longer need it.

Asking $12,500 but am willing to negotiable considerably if the money can be transferred in the US.

I can send more pictures if requested.

Isaac: +593 98 726 3665. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Painting prints

Different painting prints for sale.

Very good condition

Various available in different sizes.

$10 each

Jose: .

City: Cuenca
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