How do US citizens receive their Social Security and or retirement benefits from their US banks into their Ecuadorian accounts?


Flying with a cat

I will be moving back to the United States and am taking my cat. There are no restrictions on the CDC website for cats flying from Ecuador to the US. I booked my ticket with JetBlue. I paid the pet fee for my cat to be in cabin. We are flying out of Guayaquil. I called the airlines and they said I should have no problem. That being said I’m still nervous I will have an issue. Has anyone flown on JetBlue from Guayaquil with a cat to the US and if so, did you encounter any problems?


Cuenca MMJ availability

Hello GringoPost,

I am an MMJ patient from the United States and am looking for some advice on how to safely obtain medicine as an expat resident. I have researched on the Google machine and have found that CBD oils and tinctures are widely available but these do very little for my condition. I have also found that MMJ was legalized in 2019 but am not able to locate any dispensaries. I am not interested in purchasing from street thugs or supporting any criminal enterprise. If someone has advice on how to obtain locally grown medicine an email message would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Jefferson Johnson


Polystyrene beads

Hi I’m looking for beads to fill a large pouf. Any ideas where I can find them I’m Cuenca?

Sabrina Ramirez

City: Cuenca

Patio furniture?

Anyone have patio furniture to sell? Looking for quality chairs, table, coffee table. Something nice. Something comfortable. Please send pix to either email or WhatsApp below. Thanks,

Heather Conley: 099 577 7459. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Sisal rope or sisal mats

I am building a rather extensive cat run and need sisal rope (preferable) or sisal mat. Have found some pieces of sisal rope at one location, but need more than they could provide. Looking for 150 – 200 feet. Any recommendations are appreciated.


David Nichols: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for someone heading to USA in a few days to mail an envelope

Hello, I have an absentee ballot that must be delivered as soon as possible to White Plains, NY. Looking for someone leaving Cuenca for the US next week or sooner. I will give you $5 to put a stamp on the envelope and mail it. Then, I would hope that you could send me a confirmation email. That’s it.

Thank you in advance.

Lynda J. Moore: 098 425 4927. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Mailing letters to the US

Hi, I need a few letters mailed to the US for me. Can meet you anywhere you’d like.

Thanks in advance.

Mike Tanner: 098 474 1527, Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking to buy a dining set

Hello, We are looking to buy a dining table and 6 chairs. We currently have a table and 8 chairs which is ginormous, and want to go a bit smaller. If you have one for sale or even to trade for our large one, please give me a call.

Lynne: 095 888 6777. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for an inexpensive printer

Hello, I teach some volunteer courses and need an inexpensive printer.
If anyone has one, please email me (in title say printer for sale). I live in Cotacachi – can pay for postage.



City: Cotacachi

For sale many items

Mountain bike, 29′ tires for man or woman. $220
Metal decorative sailor’s hook. Heavy duty to hang jacket or purses on etc. 17″ high. $25
Woven straw Ecuadorian hats. I have only size small or medium. $20 or $25 each depending on quality.
Victoria’s Secret bras. Almost new as worn only a few times. 34 D or 34 DD. $20 each
Antique desk. Authentic from Europe & purchased at La Trastienda. 48″w x 45″ h x 30″ deep. $950

Please email for pictures or follow the google drive attached link.

Cheryl: .

City: Cuenca

Handmade with love

We are proud to offer you the best of the best. Hunu brings crafts as a line of handcrafted products made from recycled materials and products that are made by artists who work with leather and clothes. Our leather and hats are made with care and attention to detail. You will not find a better product anywhere else! Our products are amazing, handmade by local creators and very talented too!

So come and visit us, you will love it!

Cuenca Creators Co-op
Inside Sunrise Café. Calle Larga y Benigno Malo.
Monday-Saturday, 8 AM – 2 PM
Sunday, 9 AM – 2 PM

Jose Luna: 098 400 9551.

City: Cuenca

Baby clothes bought on Amazon for sale

I recently muled in baby clothes (Simple Joy by Carters, Gerbers and Burt’s bees) and muslin swaddles. My baby won’t be using some of them so I’m putting them up for sale.

They are mostly neutral colors (white, grey, stripped or with animal pictures on them), 0-3 and 3-6 months.

Short sleeves and long sleeves onesies -$7 apiece.
Muslin swaddle blankets $13, $15, and $20 depending on type.
Footies and toddler sleepers – multiple colors and patterns $12 each
Halloween romper suit $15
Casual romper (button) $10 each

Baby carrier $30.

I can send pictures upon request by WhatsApp

Sarah: 098 514 2910.

City: Cuenca

iPhone 7 256 GB

I have an iPhone 7 with 256 GB for sale. Great condition – no problems at all, unlocked and ready for use.

$250 obo

I’ll be in Cuenca this weekend but I live in Vilcabamba

Mary: +1 480 787 7600.

City: Cuenca

Alpaca bathrobes for sale

Only three left.
Stay toasty warm these cool nights.
Alpaca with a synthetic base.
Unisex, one size fits all. Alterations very inexpensive. Pictures shows a six ft person and a five ft person wearing the same size robe.
Laid flat, they measure 72 inches across. So, they are like wrapping a blanket around you
Delivery free here in Cuenca. Or come and see them for yourself. I live very near a Tranvia stop

Please email for photos

Bruce Cook: 097 879 9720.

City: Cuenca

Brand-new, iPad mini 6, for sale

Brand-new iPad Mini 6, for sale – $700 OBO
Includes glass protector and 256 storage

Ned: .

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments Store is open today

Our store has very nice, pre-owned items for you and your home. Items come in and out each day, so there are always new items to find. We have very nice clothing for men, women, and children. Shoes, jackets, scarves, etc. Furniture for home and office, almost-new washer and gas dryer, stoves, electronics, décor items, appliances large and small, beds. linens, new king-size and full-size 100% cotton sheets sets with high thread counts, duvets, and many other items too numerous to mention. Come and browse our store.


Propane tanks

Moving soon and no longer need:

– (3) propane tanks, 2 full and one partially full. $35 each
– (3) brown, plastic lawn chairs with decorative backs, $5 each
– large, push broom size squeegee for tile or cement patios, $5
– push broom, $5
– baby/dog gate with mounting supplies still in package, $30 (paid $65 and used twice)
– (4) large azaleas, 3 with metal stands, $12 each
– various small, ceramic potted plants, $5 each
– front wheel walker (like new,) $20

Please, serious inquiries only. Items priced to sell quickly and need to be picked up by Tuesday, October 11.

Sorry but no delivery assistance is available and items cannot be held.

Thank you.

Lori Olshaskie:

City: Cuenca

Spanish Classes for intermediate level in a small group for October

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

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


Offering Spanish Classes for beginners in small group in October

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


It’s time for fun at CosasPrep

Some of the prizes we have given away so far are:

Language translator, phone magnifier, forehead thermometer, a motion sensor handbag lamp and more.

Buy a total of $25, and get a free spin on our spinning wheel for some great prizes. The prizes aren’t losers – we just have too many projection clocks, flashlights, and more. Since our new shipment is almost in, we need to sell a bunch and make room in the store.

Visit our easy-to-find store – just 5 blocks West of Parque Calderon.
P.S. We also offer long-term storage food and coffee liqueur from Sweet and Light.

Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral

Kent Mills

General services

Specialists in:

Plumbing, Electricity, Paint, Masonry,
Wall and Floor Coating, Floating Floors.
Installation of Home and Industrial Equipment
Skilled Labor

Ciudadela los Cantones, calle Canton Biblian

096 336 1572 / 095 899 3157

Full body relaxation massage – 90-minutes session

Nurture your mind, body, and spirit with an indulgent 90-minute massage

This massage releases your muscles and calms your nervous system –the perfect recipe for relaxation. Everyone could benefit from a Relaxing massage – whether you’re struggling to sleep, got deadlines to hit, or want some quality time. Feel pampered and relaxed in the comfort of your home.

Benefits of Relaxing Massages:

• An improved night’s sleep
• A drop in cortisol levels
• Muscles that feel looser and more relaxed
• Reduce tension
• Enhance concentration and focus
• Improves circulation
• Reduce fatigue

Schedule your in-home massage on the day and time that suits you best

Massage costs $40 + $5 transportation fee.

Belisario Andrade Y Julio Torres

Elsa Rojas
098 177 4961

Boost your immunity with IV vitamin therapy

With all the concerns about Covid-19 variants and flu season right around the corner, you may be focusing on ways to strengthen your immune system. And if you’re thinking about vitamins, you’re on the right track.

Your immune system is your body’s natural defense against viral and bacterial infections. It relies heavily on minerals, vitamins, and nutrients to perform at peak performance.


Mestral Spanish olive oil is back in Luvimar

Hello everybody. Mestral is back. This amazing olive oil that many customers have enjoyed for over a year is here to captivate your palate.

At Luvimar Gourmet Market, you’ll find many high-quality products (Made locally and imported), like aged cheeses, export quality seafood, wines, chocolates, crackers, nuts, meats, Asian cuisine products, jarred goods, and so much more.


C&C Unisex hair design and barber shop

Surprisingly, if you left your hair to grow without going for a trim, the ends will suffer from damage and breakage. However, if you do not have damaged hair or split ends, then cutting it too often will prevent your hair growing longer, as you’ll simply be trimming healthy sections of hair.


Professional English teacher

I taught English for twenty-five years in schools in the USA. I hold teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

I am vaccinated and will work with you in person or online.

We can work on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, speaking, writing, academic skills, or whatever you need. We can practice in social circles if you like.

I work well with young children to graduate students.

My fee is $10 per hour.



WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

Carpentry, wood, melamine and iron

– I manufacture furniture in wood, melamine, dining rooms, tables, chairs, closets, beds, different pieces. pieces with iron. I have my workshop. You can come to know my workshop if you like.

– I also do furniture restorations, paint again, replace broken boards with new ones

I have recommendations in case you need.


Pilates Cuenca at Physiogym

Haven’t you started your Pilates classes yet? We offer you low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. You can visit our facilities anytime. our staff is fully bilingual. You can also choose to join our group classes or have a private session. our studio is on the ground floor and has parking available. Prices p/p: private class $20, semi-private class (2 people) $15 semi-private class (3 people) $10 and group class $7 If you have any health condition, we can help you find a suitable exercise routine. you are always welcome.

Isabel la Catolica 2-86 and Tirso de Molina

Nicolas Lukin and Eleonora Faria

098 423 0884 / 098 404 5949

Private Spanish lessons

Personalized, private, face-to-face Spanish lessons in the city of Cuenca. Native speaker, with a degree in foreign languages. I speak English fluently, and also German.

Gran Colombia – Cuenca

Juan Carlos

Planning for a Friday out? Always at Santacruz

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

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


Cat scratchers and towers

Constructed entirely of good wood, strong and stable solids, with strong sisal and high-quality carpet fabric. I have different designs and models. Your cat will like it very much.

Deliveries inside and outside the city of Cuenca.

Avenida de las Américas Edificio alta vista


Recommendation for Dra. Andrea Valdivieso, counselor

If anyone is interested in finding an excellent counselor who speaks fluent English, I can highly recommend Dra. Andrea Valdivieso. I have been going to her for a while now. I am extremely impressed with her knowledge, her techniques and skill set, and with her ability to connect and give 3rd-person feedback thru analogies, etc. 5-star rating. (Her office is located on Solano, 3 blocks fm. the stairs leading to upper Cuenca fm. the lower section of town, so it’s easy to get to).

Address: Edificio Valgus located at Ave. Solano 4-32 y Florencia Astudillo 4-31 (Suite 203)

Contact information: 099 783 7574

Recommended by Cathy Cunningham:

Recommendation for Anna Beatriz Mendez Escalante

cleaning, household manager
I would like to recommend Anna for all your cleaning and household care needs. Anna worked with me for over 3 years until our home was hit by a flood. We had to let her go to begin construction and major repairs on our home. Anna is well adept at cleaning, organizing, cooking, sewing, massage, and caring for pets. She is a natural household manager. Over the years we left her completely in charge while we vacationed and traveled for business. Anna is self-motivated, compassionate, and completely trustworthy. Please give her a try. You will not be disappointed.

Address: Private home services

Contact information: +593 96 252 7848

Recommended by Teresa Parrack:

The latest from Pájaro y Bestia

Hola to all of our loyal customers.

This week is dedicated to the memory of Foghorn Leghorn. In case you do not know, Foghorn is a cartoon rooster in the old Warner Brothers cartons. So, we are going to borrow from Big Bob Gibson’s restaurant in Alabama and serve leg quarters that are smoked, then dipped in Alabama white sauce. We think that even Foghorn would be proud of such a rico presentation of his girlfriends’ legs. I suggest you WhatsApp in advance to ensure supply.
Leg quarters served with rice and one side dish of your choice for $7.50. Full meal deal…

Of course, pork ribs are on the menu. How do we stop? They are so popular that almost every first-time customer that walks in the door comes for the “legendary” ribs. We suggest you WhatsApp in advance of your visit to ensure we have not sold out. We once sold out within one hour of opening…
$9 per pound, sold in quarter pound increments. (I think a half pound and two sides makes the perfect meal).

I have a couple of experimental dishes this week. Very limited quantity.
I have a few beef ribs to be cooked with a BBQ / coffee rub and spritzed with coffee and stout beer. The second dish, well, let’s just say it is just a surprise.

Side dish:
Cole slaw
Roasted potatoes
Beans (still deciding which recipe)
Mac and cheese
Maybe another surprise here too.

October 6 and 7, 1-8 PM, Gran Colombia 13-100

Leroy: 098 321 8273

Eucalyptus grand opening

We are thrilled to announce our opening. Eucalyptus has a new menu and our space is always open to good friends.

We will have funky tu Madre playing on Friday and Luis Ullairi on Saturday at 9 PM both days

Friday 7, from 9 PM to midnight and Saturday from 9 PM to midnight, San Martin 1-07

Gabriela Villavicencio: 099 388 4217

Specials of the week at Kolo Restaurante and Bakery

Hola queridos amigos, hope you all are good these days. Would love to let you know about this week specials:

Breakfast: Kolo Hash, a hash of vegetables and potatoes with feta cheese, accompanied with eggs, pico de gallo, avocado and homemade bread.
Coffee or tea or juice $6
Lunch: Middle Eastern Kibbeh, served with humus, tabule and homemade tortilla, iced tea or lemonade or juice $7.

Hope to see you soon.
Please share always help.

August 7th from 8 AM to 3 PM, Calle Luis Cordero #5-65

Frank: 099 297 5788

Pub Style Fish ‘n Chips and Coconut Shrimp, Joes’ Secret Garden

Pub Style Fish ‘n Chips and Coconut Shrimp, Joes’ Secret Garden
Saturday, Oct. 8th Dine-in Restaurant, lounge, bar and garden opens at 4:30. Dinner 6:pm. This is your “dinner club” and “community gathering place”. Bring your friends to the party.

Take Out – Sunday. Oct. 9th … is takeout day for dining in the comfort and safety of your home.
Pick up or delivery for a small fee.


New menu at Disfruta

New Week, New Menu!

Delicious breakfasts and yummy sandwiches.

Come check us out! We’re a cozy place on Hermano Miguel, just 8 minutes walking from Parque Calderon.

Keep it in the back of your mind: We will have nice big TV in our small place… making us the best place to watch the World Cup next month!

See you soon – eat, drink, enjoy – Disfruta.


8 AM to 2 PM Monday to Friday, Hermano Miguel 6-52 entre Pdte Cordova y Juan Jaramillo

Emily: 98 370 0045

Don’t forget Lobster Saturday!

Don Colon’s Restaurant – Saturday Lobster Dinner Special

Florida Lobster stuffed with crab meat
Baked potato with sour cream and chives
Garlic bread
Onion soup
A glass of wine
Strawberry Shortcake

Only $19.95
Reservations please

Also, make your Reservations for Thanksgiving

Stuffed Turkey with all the trimmings
Glass of wine

Only $12.95

Saturday, October 8, Corner of Parque Calderon

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703

Cool jazz at the Jazz Society Cafe!

How did cool jazz start?
The beginnings: In the late 1940s and early ’50s, swing-era tenor sax player Lester Young began inspiring jazz musicians with his relaxed, light-playing style. While Young became the inspiration, trumpeter Miles Davis developed the technique and got credited with creating the “cool” jazz genre.

Cool jazz influenced many later musicians and styles. Cuenca is lucky to have the only Jazz Club in the country that plays cool jazz.

Join us this Saturday at 7 PM for another Cool Jazz Dinner Concert with the Jim Gala Trio.

Jim Gala – piano
Freddy Abad – Drum
Christian Torres – Bass

Delicious dinner and excellent cocktails!
Come hungry.

Saturday 7 — 10 PM, 8th of October, 5 for the musicians, Jazz Society Cafe Los Cedros y Los Claveles, Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: 093 934 2714 English 096 322 3377 Español

Next week’s movies and dinner at La Guarida

Next week, we are presenting two great and very different films. Don’t miss them.

– Costa Brava, Lebanon –
October 11th (Tuesday, 6:45 PM).
A couple decide to leave the toxic pollution of their home city of Beirut, hoping to build a utopian existence in a pristine home in the mountains but not everything goes as planned. An incredible foreign film – certainly, one of last year’s best films.


An Amazonian feast. A tasting menu you can’t miss

Join us this Friday, as we cook an incredible, very diverse and delicious six-course menu plus a snack. We are showcasing Amazonian ingredients and Ecuadorian cuisine. A mouth-watering pairing menu will be available. To prepare our six courses, we have gone to Limón and Macas to find the freshest and most beautiful ingredients. Be acquainted with Ecuador’s traditional dishes with a focus on the Amazon region.


Release Your Trauma and All Negativity! – TFT Workshop

Do you want to turn around your life?
Do your emotions keep you stuck?
TFT is what you are looking for!

Overcome your limitations and past traumas!
Find your freedom once again with this simple and extremely effective technique!
In this workshop we will receive effective tools to shift your perspective and eliminate once and for all your emotional problems at their root.


Live music with Luis Ullauri at the Otorongo Lounge

As every Friday, Luis Ullauri will be performing the best of his repertoire at the Otorongo Longe this October the 6th at 8 PM. Cover: a voluntary contribution.

October 6th, from 8 to 10 PM, no cover charge, Plaza el Otorongo, Av. 3 de Novimembre, Cuenca.

Luis Ullauri: 099 998 7932

QiGong this Saturday – Parque de La Madre – no cost

All levels and ages are welcome to join us for a Qigong class in the park this Saturday, for no cost.

QiGong is a very simple practice, cultivated for the purpose of enhancing health through the body, mind and spirit. Come and try it out and see for yourself.

Classes are every other Saturday in the park, and will be held in English and or Spanish depending on the participants.


5-Day Raku Mini-Workshop with Lynne Zelasko

5-Day “sampler” workshop exploring the traditional Raku glazes including copper mattes and glosses, crackle glazes, and the Obvara method of surface finishes. Students at all levels welcome. Class size limited to 7 students and fills quickly, so please register early.

Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese Raku ceramic artists. Western-style Raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the colors in glazes and clay bodies.


Hand-Building Pottery Workshop

November/December 2022
Hand-Building in Clay Ceramics Workshop

Experience the joy of working in clay in a collaborative artistic environment. This 5-week/32+ hour studio course will cover the three basic methods of hand building – pinch, slab, and coil techniques. Students will create a range of work varying from functional ware to sculptural forms.


Gran Feria at Common Grounds: blueberries and almonds

It is happening. The Common Grounds Feria will be here soon.
Come join us this Saturday at Common Grounds restaurant.

Lots of vendors and great products waiting for you. We will have fresh blueberries and whole, raw, shelled almonds for sale.

We hope to see you there.

The Blue Biker

Saturday, October 7th from 10 AM to 1 PM, Free event, Common Grounds Restaurant C. Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

The Blue Biker:

Live music show in Calvo & Co.

Flamenco returns to our stage again.
Klremo, Gustavo and Santiago return to Calvo & Co.

On October 13 at 7:30 PM, we will have a funniest rumba show, and the four-course menu for tonight will feature typical Spanish tapas.

The price of admission plus the menu is $25 per person. Make your reservation on time.

Thursday October 13th, $25, Los Cipreses 1-133, Cuenca.

Jose: 095 879 3723

Looking for a large condo, with great view, but low budget?

3 bedrooms, 2 and half bathrooms, 2 living rooms, extra space for an office, plus maid’s room, 3 parking spaces.

This beautiful condo is very spacious. It has more than 2,000 square feet, it is full of light, it has fantastic views, you feel like you are in the country – but it is in the city – in a building located in Ordonez Lazo Av, like you were going to Sayausi, not far from Home Vega and Oro Verde.

Public transportation available easily.

Real hardwood

Spacious kitchen, with space for an eating counter

Condo fee is only $38

Very bright everywhere.

On the third floor of a building with no elevator, but the price is still a bargain, given the size, the views and more.

It needs some remodeling in the bathrooms and maybe in the kitchen, but with a low investment, this place would be wonderful.

It could be a fixer upper and investment opportunity.

$98,600 sale

$460 rent

Address: Ordoñez Lazo Area, Cuenca.

Semi furnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1665098342

I am a real estate agent, Carmen Alicia Rodriguez: 099 718 2084

Breathless Cuenca city sigh, the best view of Cuenca, brand-new

Beautiful brand new sunny -luxury apartment for rent by owner, El Sauco Apartments, Cuenca-Ecuador The best view of Cuenca.
Located at Subida a Turi. Cuenca

All the utilities included at the price of rent: Premium package of TV Direct TV, WiFi / high speed PuntoNet, hot water, cold water, centralized gas, electricity, security and doorman 24/7.
The owner will take care of all utilities payments on time.

Área interior 1864.20 ft2 (173.20 mt2)
Terrace 465ft2 (43.2 mt2)
Interior Garden 136.70ft2 (12.7mt2)
Total 2,467 ft2 (229.10mt2)

– Fantastic 360 view degrees to the city and mountains. Enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets every day.
– 3 bedrooms + one office (with 3 full bathrooms and social toilet) Delta Faucets parts (DELTA Taps) + beautiful tiles
– One office (working or study room)
– Familiar area.
– Social area with 360 degree view.
– Luxury Kitchen (Madeval brand)
– Luxury LED lightning / luminaries
– Bamboo Flooring (reduces cold and hot inside sensation)
– High quality cabinets and closets (made by Madeval)
– Beautiful terrace with pergola and city view.
– Elevator (open directly to the apartment)
– Garage for 2 cars
– Large garden
– Nice and quiet neighborhood, only 10 units at the building. Most owners work office hours.
– Secure community
– Close to public transportation
Five minutes walking distance to the Mall del Rio and Coral, 20 min Supermaxi, close to main hospitals and pharmacies.
– Walking distance to Bodycare Gym
-Total privacy, gardens with city view, very peaceful location, healthy environment.
– Communal areas with beautiful gardens, native plants: Perfect environment for relaxation, meditation or walking with dogs

More information at:
Phone: 098 027 2399
WhatsApp: ‪+593 98 027 2399
I’m the owner

Address: Subida a Turi -Rio Yanuncay, Cuenca. -2.920951339629912, -79.0101024662058

Semi-furnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1665102129

I am the owner, Santiago Romo: 098 027 2399

Gas stove, 4-burner

We are Looking for a gas stove used for our caretakers home. Anyone selling? Thank you.

Nathaniel Goodale: .

City: Cuenca

Cataract surgeon

Hi I need Cataract surgery within the next 2 months. Can anyone recommend the best Cataract surgeon in Cuenca? Thank you.

Nathaniel Goodale: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for duvet covers

New or gently used single duvet covers needed (with or without matching pillow cases). Cotton or cotton mix. Size: 155 x 185 cm = 61″ x 75″. Thank you,

Elizabeth Bekes: 098 939 0277. Call after: 2 PM.

City: Cuenca

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

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

· Anxiety
· Digestive disorders
· Fibromyalgia
· Headaches
· Insomnia related to stress
· Low back pain
· Myofascial pain syndrome
· Nerve pain


21st Century Healthy Eyes Supplement, unopened

21st Century Healthy Eyes Supplement, available for $10. Unopened. Item exactly as pictured in link below. Please contact via WhatsApp if interested.

Thank you.

Oti: 098 347 1982.

City: Cuenca

Oster stand up mixer for sale

The mixer is brand-new, used twice. Bought thinking I’d like to start baking, and turns out I do not enjoy baking at all. The mixer comes with a bowl, a set of regular beaters and a set of dough beaters. $50.

Can WhatsApp photo upon request.

Marie: 095 888 6777 after 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Bicycle, outdoor furniture, desk, mirrors and more for sale

Please email for more information.

Trek women’s bike, new seat, travel pump, rear rack. $300 OBO.

Outdoor sofa and chair, wood with metal trim and cushions. $300 OBO.

Large wooden desk, great condition. 67” wide x 27.5” deep x 31.5” high. $200 OBO.

Cheval mirror 67” high, 23” wide. $140 OBO.

Round wooden wall mirror 35”. $75 OBO.

TV table with storage 59” wide x 16.5” deep x 26” high. $180 OBO.

Indoor shelf 56” high x 46” at base. $75 OBO.

2 oak side tables 30” wide x 14.5” deep x 29” high. $120 / pair OBO.

Kathryn Holmes: .

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments, store is open today

Our store has very nice pre-owned items for you and your home. Items come in and out each day, so there are always new items to find. We have very nice clothing for men, women, and children. Shoes, jackets, scarfs, etc. Furniture for home and office, electronics, décor items, appliances large and small, beds. linens, new king-size and full-size 100% cotton sheets sets with high thread counts, and many other items too numerous to mention. Come and browse our store.

If you are downsizing, moving, or just need to get rid of things you just don’t use anymore, bring us your items and we can help you sell those quality items and put some money in your pocket.

We are open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 11 AM to 5 PM, and are located at: Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril, two streets West of the Coliseum. (see map). and photos

La Mia goat products is here Thursday and Friday from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Brenda Webb: for English 098 459 3005 For Spanish 095 898 4212.

City: Cuenca

Whirlpool washer for sale

I bought this washer, sight-unseen, from someone moving back to the States. Unfortunately, it is too big for the laundry space in our apartment although I did a few loads of wash and it works perfectly. Has all hoses.

$350 or $375 delivered.

Jofannie Karla: .

City: Cuencav

Full-size sheet set for sale

Brand-new complete set of full-size sheets and pillowcases. Package never opened. Does not fit queen-size bed (lol). Bought from Penny’s before leaving the States. $35.

Jofannie Karla: .

City: Cuenca

Experience Chocolate – To’ak 18 mini collection

Experience Chocolate with To’ak

Included Editions:
Seasonal selection of three different Harvest editions (9 harvest mini tasting bars in total) and three different Aged editions (9 aged mini tasting bars in total)

*Rain Harvest 2018 (74%;)
*Rain Harvest 2019 (75%)
*Rain Harvest 2021 18h (75.5%)
*Kampot Pepper Aged (80.5%)
*Palo Santo Aged (80.5%)
*Tasmanian Whisky, Ex-Tawny Port Cask Aged (75%)


Serrapeptase 40,000 SPU, unopened

Serrapeptase 40,000 SPU. Unopened. Free to a good home. Expires next month. Exactly as pictured in the link below. Please contact via WhatsApp if interested.

Oti: 098 347 1982.

City: Cuenca

Folic Acid 800 mcg, unopened

21st Century Folic Acid 800 mcg available for $10. Unopened. Item is exactly as listed in the link below. Please send a message via WhatsApp if interested.

Thank you,

Oti: 098 347 1982.

City: Cuenca

Clothes repair

We all have a favorite piece of clothing. If your favorite piece of clothing suffered any damage we will try to repair it and make it beautiful again.

If the diets work and the clothes no longer fit you as you would like, visit us and we will try to leave it to your liking.

This is a small undertaking that we started with all the enthusiasm and put at your fingertips.
We also have beautiful scarves, cushions, handmade bags, and nice gifts for your favorite person.
We have beautiful Christmas cushions, place your order in advance, we have few left!

Visit us at 14-16 Sucre Street and Estevez de Toral, one block from San Sebastian Park. Next to the Gramm Bulkshop.

Lalita: 099 509 7245.

City: Cuenca

Pergola stand

Beautiful for your garden or garage, easy to move and disassemble. Weather resistant, made of treated wood, galvanized iron and polycarbonate sheets, measures: (2.80W, 4.50L, 2.00H) meters-Feet: (9,2ft W, 14,9ft L. 6,6 ft H). Photographs will be sent by mail.

Price: $790

Please, call me up for details: 099 280 1024 movistar- E-mail:

Luis Coraizaca

City: Cuenca

Café Del Río

Do you want to have a good weekend? Café Del Río, invites you away from the noise and pollution, with a good atmosphere, two minutes from Cuenca tennis and golf club through the Yanuncay tourist biocorridor, you can enjoy a delicious coffee, hot chocolate with humitas, tamales, meat empanadas and cheese, desserts such as carrot cake, fig cake, cheese cake or a coffee with homemade bread with cream from Grandma’s hacienda, a Blackberry shake, strawberry shake, juices, beers, come and try our delicious traditional colada morada with homemade bread the best of Cuenca, we are open Friday from 3 to 8 PM, Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 8 PM.

Contact us by phone or directly to WhatsApp for deliveries or reservations, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and google maps as Café Del Río. Note: we provide transportation service.

Two minutes from Cuenca Country Club up to Biocorredor Yanuncay. You will see the sign on the right hand.

Angel Panchez
593 98 589 9643

Pet supplies running short? La Mia Mascota Pet and Vet

We think of our pets as family members and do all we can to take care of them. But sometimes, just like may happen with our homes and/or children, we suddenly find that we don’t have as much food, litter, or other necessities as we need. Maybe they suddenly needed more food to help them stay warm in the cold weather. Maybe our walks have been longer and they are hungrier. Whatever the reason, La Mia Mascota Pet and Vet shops around the cities have many of the supplies you need.

Need hamster food or a hamster toilet? We have them. Need rabbit food – that is also available. Maybe you have adopted a new puppy and need to train it not to go just everywhere – we have two sizes of training pads for puppies. We also have drinking fountains, a variety of canned and pouched dog and cat food as well as the bigger bags.

Don’t forget to tag your friend. A lost pet can easily be returned if its name and your phone number are on their collar. We can print the tags for you for just $10 and a short wait.

Come in or call us. We are here to serve you.

Main office Vet: Arrayan y Alamos; Cuenca; Centro Comercial Plaza Las Americas local #27; El Vergel CC ground floor; and CC Plaza Sur Shopping #4 Challuabamba

Alexandra Montano

098 404 3395 / 099 020 6839 / 408 9255

November holidays will be here soon – Cuenca Car Share

Cuenca Car Share gets you around on your own but you need to reserve in advance. November 1-4 are popular days since they are holidays in Cuenca and Azuay and around the country. With warmer weather here, it is a great time to start investigating the areas around Cuenca and beyond. Dry roads are safer, fog is reduced or non-existent, and you can have a most pleasant experience as you enjoy our beautiful country in a car you have rented so you can go where you want, do what you want when you want, and basically be totally independent. Contact me in advance as cars are frequently rented out well in advance.

Prices are best for longer rentals and may include some free kilometers. Auto insurance is always included because it is required in Ecuador.

Calle Cantón Saraguro y Manuel Cisneros, Cuenca

Emilio Morocho
WhatsApp +593 98 699 5694

Something always needs fixing – Cuenca Emilio of all trades

Often someone calls me to repair water pipes that are leaking. I am pleased to help. I and my brother Franklin work together to resolve your issues and fix your problems. I, Emilio, speak English and Franklin works very well with Google Translator – he really does understand a lot of English, too.

When you call us, we will ask to visit you to see what you really need and take measurements. We will give an estimate and provide you with a time line for completing the project if we cannot complete it the same day.

We have been nominated as Cuenca’s Best Handyman in various categories for several years on GringoPost. We have references and a Facebook page that details some of our work. Look for Emilio Morocho on Facebook. Call us soon.

Calle Cantón Saraguro y Manuel Cisneros, Cuenca

Emilio Morocho
WhatsApp +593 98 699 5694

Emilio driver/facilitator/commentator

Are you looking for an English speaking, honest person to help you? As a driver, I am competent and drive according to US standards. As a facilitator, I have helped many people accomplish various goals, including but not limited to: assistance with doctors and hospitals, lawyers, shopping, getting things repaired. As a commentator – when I drive someone around, I like to converse about Ecuador’s history, current events, and more. I have multiple recommendations from my many friends and will be happy to share them with you.

Of course, you can find some of those recommendations on my Facebook pages and on GringoPost. Please call – I’d be happy to help you resolve your English/Spanish difficulties. And, I do need to request that you plan ahead as I hate to disappoint you if I am busy and unable to assist.

This is a great time to travel. You may wish to see the countryside, a nearby town or village, get some new shoes made, buy some orchids or roses, or just get out of Cuenca for a few hours or a day. Let me help you.

Thank you.

Calle Cantón Saraguro y Manuel Cisneros, Cuenca

Emilio Morocho
WhatsApp +593 98 699 5694

Want a healthy house? – Edvi Limpieza Total

Hello, I’m Edgar, owner and operator of Edvi Limpieza Total. My goal is to provide you with the very best cleaning. It doesn’t matter if you need your house or apartment, garden, or car cleaned. My family and I are prepared to help you. We have dedicated our lives to keeping Cuenca clean by cleaning one location at a time – your private location. We can even trim trees and wash windows that are out of reach.

With the nicer weather we are having, it is a good time to think about painting outside or inside. Inside you can enjoy having the windows open to help reduce any paint smell. Outside, obviously, the paint will dry quickly and the lack of rain is a big plus for exterior painting. Now is the time. We paint. Call us.

Call us today for an in-person review of your needs and our solutions. We bring everything we need for your situation. We have our own vehicles and arrive promptly. When we are through and the work is completed to your satisfaction, we provide you with a factura. You pay, we go. You don’t have to worry about paying additional costs and fees because we are an independent company – not employees. We pay our own IESS and taxes. We do our work, and nothing more is needed. We come as often as you need – it could be daily, monthly or even semi-annual.

We have many references on GringoPost and would be happy to provide you with additional references if you wish.

Vía al Valle barrio el Coco, Cuenca

Edgar Vinicio Viscaino Maldonado

099 382 0014; WhatsApp +593 99 382 0014

Asset Annex deadline is approaching – Accrocorp

The SRI, through resolution No. NAC-DGERCGC22-00000019 has extended the filing date for the Asset Annex for 2021 to December, 2022 This filing does not mean you have to pay taxes on the amounts you are reporting. But, if you do not file the Asset Annex for 2021, you can be fined by the SRI for not reporting.

You should also note that the Asset Annex for 2022 will be due in May of 2023.

According to our Ecuadorian constitution, all residents of Ecuador, temporary and permanent regardless of their country of origin, have the same rights and obligations as Ecuadorians. This applies to tax benefits as well as tax filing. In May of each year the Asset Annex is due – this is not new – and it has nothing to do with the tax information agreement signed between Ecuador and the US back in 2021.


Driver facilitator and tour guide

Do you require the services of a professional tour guide or driver?

That’s me; my name is Angel Panchez with more than 15 years’ of professionalism I continue to offer my transportation services, tour guide and facilitator, trips to the airports of Quito, Guayaquil, the entire Spondylus route, Amazonia and more, tours to Gualaceo, Chordeleg, Sigsig, San Bartolomé, Giron el Chorro, Valle de Yunguilla, Ingapirca and more beautiful places.

-Baños de Ambato
-Puerto Lopez



I have a friend in Cuenca who is an expert in custom-making crochet clothes, blankets, booties – you name it, she can do it! Her skills are handed down through several generations, and she started learning her art craft as a young girl, and her work is impeccable!

Her custom articles make excellent gifts, too! You can reach her directly (Spanish only) at +593 99 911 0369
English: +1 954 803 7124


Boho crochet ec

Professional English editor

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

Donna Stiteler:
More references available upon request

My fee depends upon the task.



WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

Puppy Poopie Service – Yup, we clean poop – subscriptions available

You don’t want to clean up after your pet? Then don’t. Let us do it. We clean up the mess so you can relax and enjoy time with your pet.

We would love to offer you our subscription service – 2xs a week and once a month.

Our prices are as follows:

1 Dog $15 / $25
2 Dogs $19 / $30
3 Dogs $25 / $45

Give us a call and we will take care of the rest.

Ordonez Lasso

Shawn Arms
+1 512 739 5314

Need mail or items from the US?

Hello all, I am traveling to Cuenca at the end of October. I am able to receive your mail at my home in Texas and take with me to Cuenca for pick up at our home there. I do not charge anything for mail that is just a regular envelope.
I also have availability for taking any items that you might need through Amazon and such. Not too early to start holiday shopping!

I need all items no later than October 21st. Pickup will be from our home in Cuenca on October 27th. The fee is $7 per pound for non-bulky/non-electronic items. Please email with any questions.

3110 Millbrook Ln

Ana Jara

Intensive Intermediate Spanish Course at ¡Vamos!

An intensive Intermediate Spanish Course will start on October 17.

If you are able to communicate but still feel frustrated in certain situations or would like to take your Spanish to the next level, you have found what you need. If you are looking for language and culture immersion, this class is for you.

It takes place from Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and it will last for one, two or three weeks. The course fee is $125 per week and it includes a workbook, one cultural guided trip into the city per week and access to the Cultural Workshops.


Full lymph drainage massage – 90-minute session

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

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

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


Joint pain and arthritis IV therapy- collagen and vitamin C

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

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

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


Offering Spanish Classes for beginners in small group in October

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

If you are planning to relocate to Cuenca, either temporarily or for good, learning Spanish is a must in order to get the most out of your experience. The real world – full of Cuencanos – is right outside your door and by speaking just a bit more of Spanish you will quickly find life is so much more exciting.

The classes will be held in a fun, stress-free manner. Groups of maximum 6 students. The course will begin on Monday 17th of October at 11:30 AM to 1 PM. Or in the afternoon 2 to 3:30 PM three days a week for 4 weeks. (Days will be determined for the students) Total hours of the course: 18 hours.

Cost $100 Including handouts.

For more information, questions or Interviews feel free to contact me

Estevez de Toral 13-31 y Vega Muñoz

Patricia Olivo
097 956 9065
WhatsApp +593 099 590 7240

Spanish Classes for intermediate level in a small group for October

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

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

If you want to improve and move beyond basic to intermediate, the key is to add solid resources to your program. And then you’ve just got to practice!
My courses will offer you an efficient and comfortable way to learn the language.

The Spanish intermediate level course will teach you Spanish skills such as…

-Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar topics
-Deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in a Spanish country
-Produce simple connected texts on topics that are familiar

During your intermediate Spanish lessons, you will consolidate your knowledge about various verbs such as the past tense, as well as gain understating in new and complex grammatical subjects such as “el subjuntivo.”

This course will be the midway between being a beginner to a more advanced Spanish speaker.
The classes will be held in a fun, stress-free manner. Group of six students maximum. The course will begin on Monday, 17th of October 10 to 11:30 AM. Afternoon group at 3 PM to 4:30 PM three days a week. (Days will be determined for the students) Total hours of the course: 18 hours.

Cost $100 Including handouts.

For more information, questions or Interviews feel free to contact me.

Estevez de Toral 13-31 y Vega Muñoz

Patricia Olivo
097 956 9065
WhatsApp +593 099 590 7240

Private Spanish lessons

Personalized, private, face-to-face Spanish lessons in the city of Cuenca. Native speaker, with a degree in foreign languages. I speak English fluently, and also German.

Gran Colombia – Cuenca

Juan Carlos

English speaking lawyers for any legal issues and legal advice

Corpolex Attorneys at Law is a law firm which has a department specialized in visa procedures for foreigners. We can assist foreign people who come to our country with every issue related to obtaining any kind of temporary or permanent visas, filling out forms, getting Ecuadorian and Offshore Certificates (Criminal Record, Mobility, etc.), translation of documents, from English to Spanish or Spanish to English, of all kinds of documents, finding a place to rent or buy, any legal issue you may need, including checking and translating contracts and going to a notary with you! We speak perfect English and charge reasonable rates. Feel free to contact us through our email address or text us to our WhatsApp to receive information about our services and fees for free.

Remigio Tamariz 2-25 and Federico Proaño (next to El Gaucho Restaurant)

Wolfram Palacio
098 477 4062

Marc’s Consignment Store

Are you a busy person, you don’t have time or the energy to sell all the items you no longer use? Or maybe you are looking for furniture, home appliances, ornaments, frames, musical instruments, TVs, electronics, books, rugs, stoves, microwaves, ovens, fridges, jewelry, etc. Whit good prices and the most important in good condition? Then you definitely come visit Marc´s Consignment, the store that will help you to solve all those problems.

In Marc´s Consignment we will help you to sell all your extra items, you can be comfortable in your house, go out whit your friends or travel while we are making money for you, and also, if you are interested to buy any item you liked, we have special discounts to offer with cash payments.

Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

096 849 6409

Australian Wine 19 Crimes – super sale: Cuenca Shop

Yes it is time to stock up:

19 Crimes – Hard Chard; Red and/or Dark Red Normally Retails at $29.95

But we have a deal for you:
10% off 1 to 5 bottles any mix of the 3 (So $26.95 a bottle)
15% off 6 to 11 bottles any mix (So $25.45 a bottle)
20% off a case (Can be mixed) $287.50

Please note: Larger orders are generally delivered the next business day.

Don’t miss this huge bonus

Also we have specials on the Penfolds Range

Cuenca Shop (King Smokehouse) 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian, Cuenca

099 131 4090

Gypsy TV – “The only service you Need”

What does HBO + Amazon Prime + Hulu + Disney + Showtime = ???

Or…You could get Gypsy-TV and not have to worry. Gypsy-TV takes all of the best content, the most popular TV shows and movies, documentaries and stand-up comedy specials, kids tv and movies, plus so much more, and then puts it all in one place for you to enjoy.

Now playing this week on Gypsy TV —–everything you need.

Try it for free today. Just go to and sign up.

Cuenca, Ecuador


Just got here and need new furniture? Get it cozy with Haqque

Get your house a fresh style with our summer season; great discounts at Haqque Furniture Store.

With great variety of options, Haqque gives you everything you need for your house. Get it your style, picking the colors for every piece you get. Make it your size with custom measurements!

Get everything for your:

Bedroom: Beds, Mattress, Night Stands, Dresser, Chest,
Living space: Living room sets, TV Stand, shelves, end table.
Dining Room: Dining tables, hutch


La Mia Goat Cheese

We are back at Cuenca Consignments Thursday and Friday from 11 AM-2 PM. We have most of our products available. We have a great Triple Cream aged cheese and other cheeses including our Feta. Stop by and sample our products including blueberry bread, zucchini bread and banana bread. We will also be at the Gran Feria at Common Grounds this Saturday, 10-2. Hope to see you there Isabela 4-75 and 12 de Abril

Thurs, Fri and Sat Oct. 6-7-8, Thurs and Fri Cuenca Consignments 4-75 Isabela and sat Common Grounds

Craig Carothers: 099 128 0415

Zarza Brewing: all day happy hour, Thursday

This Thursday enjoy $1 off pints all day from 4 PM to midnight.

Have you tried our new Munich lager? It’s a Bavarian Dunkel with caramel and chocolate malt notes, lightly hopped and at 5.2% ABV.

Thursday, Remigio Tamariz between Alfonso Borrero Y Lorenzo Piedra


Sisa Bowl Restaurant

Come join us!

This week’s specials include Wings and Fries, Paninis and our Signature Bowls.
And do forget to try the new Danish Blue Bacon Blaster Burger
Our signature Bacon Blaster Burger topped with Danish Blue Cheese.
Served with your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries.
(Vegetarian options available)

Don’t forget about our Signature Sisa Bowls.


Hot Jazz Friday at the Jazz Society Cafe

Enjoy an evening of ‘hot jazz’ by the Ali Agca Trio – which is emotionally intense and features a lot of improvisation. The lively trio features Christian Tenorio on bass and Freddy Abad on drums.
A mouth-watering menu of continental and Asian food is offered from 6 PM with live music from 7 PM.
Reserve your table at 096 322 3377

October 7th from 7 PM to 9 PM, Los Cedros y Los Claveles on north side of Ordonez Lasso

Ali Agca: