Cuenca to Manta

Hola, todos!

Can anyone recommend the best way to get to Manta for just me and my 11kg dog? I don’t think she’d be allowed (or sit still enough) on a bus, and not sure what other services would be available, other than private driver. which I’m okay with that option, too.


Gerri: 0986898827. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Manta

To continue painting with our feet and hands… – Fundación Núr

These kids need your unused computer or phone.

Twenty-five kids meet to paint with me every Wednesday via Zoom. Their smiles and joy are contagious! Especially when they get to use their hands and feet to paint.

Sometimes they cannot connect to the class because their siblings are attending school with the only device in the household and we lose that special opportunity to connect and make them smile.

Do you have a used phone/computer or even broken computers that we can repair, or use as spare parts? Please contact us.


1ST OBG dance of this year!

Hello Everyone, Hope you are all well and happy. Many people have asked when we plan on resuming the Oldies But Goodies dances. We are excited to announce that we are planning our first OBG dance of the year on Wednesday, April 21st at Common Grounds Sports Bar.

Music from 7-10 PM with happy hour from 4-7 PM.

As we want everyone to be safe, temperatures will be taken at the door and wearing a mask sensibly is required.

Common Grounds is a fun place to eat, drink and dance the night away. However, the number of attendees will be limited. Please respond and let us know if you are coming and how many people will be in your party.

Attendees will be welcome on a first come response to our email so please confirm or reconfirm.


St. Christopher YouTube – Evening Prayer online

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s regardless of their faith tradition.

We gather online via Facebook and St. Christopher’s YouTube Channel, where you will discover new Evening Prayer services posted each Sunday. Our lectors, music and homilies are global. We invite you to participate.


Theater in English: I, The Actor

For the first time in English: “I,The Actor”, a play written and directed by Haydée Pino, starring Michels Skwierinski, a Venezuelan actor recognized in Ecuador for his co-starring role in the film “Advantage”, as well as his performance in the Mariscal Sucre’s role in the film “Camino a la Libertad”. His most recent participation is in the film “Phuyu”.

The multifaceted actor is presented for the first time in English in the play “I,The Actor”, the story of an interpreter who, minutes before the performance, is left without a soul. Lost and stunned, he doesn’t know what to do.

Date: April 27 / April 28

Place: Alfonso Carrasco Room (Casa de la Cultura / Presidente Córdova and Luis Cordero)

Time: 6 PM

Cost: $10

Limited Capacity, Biosafety Protocols

Ticket reservations:

Phone: 099 482 1507

April 27 (6 to 6:30 PM) / April 28 (6 to 6:30 PM), $10, Casa de la Cultura del Azuay (Presidente Córdova and Luis Cordero), Cuenca.

Felipe Cardoso: 099 482 1507

The sky and the weather – meditate with Shambhala Sunday

You’re the sky. Everything else is just the weather.

Dear Cuenca Community,

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

Online meditation sessions are available at

To practice online regularly with a group, you can also visit


Volleyball – International 6 on 6: Sunday, Noon

All experienced intermediate or advanced 6 on 6 regulation volleyball players are invited to join us for fun, friendship, and exercise. We have players who represent countries from around the world. We will play Sunday, April 18, starting at Noon to 2 PM (weather permitting).

We will set up this Sunday at Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vecente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo.

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

Come join us!

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

Sunday, April 18, starting at Noon to 2 PM, Free, Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vecente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo., Cuenca.


You are invited ~ all are welcome

Join us this Sunday at Trinity Vineyard Church Cuenca. Come as you are. Check us out and see what we are all about. At Trinity Cuenca, we are different. We serve those in our community, our city, and our world. We take seriously Jesus’ command to love God and love people.

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

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

Service starts at 10 AM. Come early and have a free cup of coffee, a snack, and meet some new friends.

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

April 18th, from 10 to 11:30 AM, free, Ordonez Lasso in the River Side Building next door to Home Vega, Cuenca.

Weldon Edwards:

Freya artisanal soap at the Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs

Each skin has its own needs. That’s why we want to bring you the best option. We work with natural ingredients that bring light, freshness and nutrients to your skin.

We, at Freya, have right what you need. Our artisanal soap is line made with 100% natural ingredients.

Come and check our products at The Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs

Friday, April 17, 10 AM – 2 PM , Simon Bolivar 1349 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Lourdes Alvarez: +593 99 801 1740. Call after: 9 AM.

April 17th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, Free, Simon bolivar 1349 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Luly Alvarez: 099 801 1740

Looking for a roommate

Well traveled Ecuadorian seeks reliable roommate, female or male for $150 per month at Palermo Building, Ordóñez Lasso. Apartment has 3 bedrooms, elegantly furnished living room with views of the Andes. Apartment number 10 H with great view of sunrise over the Andes. Owner. Isabela. lived 22 years in the US. She speaks fluent English, attended Pasadena College in California and also lived in New York and Florida. Tenants have use of swimming pool, tennis courts, gymnasium and 2 saunas. Smoking only outside. To view apartment call or email:

Isabela: 098 387 6096. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for gasoline powered weed eater

I have an Ecuadorian friend that is looking for a gasoline powered weed eater please. Thanks.

Joe Hill: 098 381 7188. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for…

I’m a little homesick and looking for people from Seattle who are here in Cuenca. I’m a Seattle native living there most of my life. I have been in Cuenca five years, and have made great friends, but I’m looking for that special connection from home. I’m currently recovering from spinal surgery so I’m pretty much confined to home but would love to have visitors. I am looking forward to meeting you.

Janet: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for 2 career minded bilingual people to build new type of business

We need 2 more, outgoing, friendly, ambitious, smart and funny people to help launch the BNE, Barter Network Ecuador, Ecuador’s first business to business barter exchange network.

While this type of business is completely new to Ecuador, it is not new to the rest of the world, which is already transacting 14 billion dollars a year through these trade exchanges. Your income will be limited only by your time invested and how effective you are.

Along with us, you will be Ecuador’s first trade exchange brokers. Contact us for an appointment to find out if this is a good fit for you and you are a good fit for us.

Bodhi Kroll: 096 900 7688. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Boiled linseed oil

Good morning. I am looking for linseed oil to recoat outdoor furniture. Thank you in advance for all of your kind assistance and suggestions.

Tim: .

City: Cuenca

Sue Grafton books

Hola Folks,

My mom is coming to visit soon and she needs some reading material. Like many her favorite author is Sue Grafton. So, if you have any of the following titles and would be willing to sell, lend, or trade them please let me know. She and I will very grateful.

B is for Burglar
C is for Corps
D is for Deadbeat
E is for Evidence
F is for Fugitive
G is for Gumshoe
H is for Homicide
I is for Innocent
K is for Killer
L is for Lawless
M is for Malice
N is for Noose

Apparently she is working her way through the series alphabetically in reverse.

Gracias to all for everything.

Jay: .

City: Cuenca

Notary that speaks good English

Looking for an Ecuadorian notary in Cuenca that speaks good English.

To request a consultation.

David Naccari: .

City: Cuenca

Brownie or red velvet cake ice cream – you choose

And you can get it from Vivaldi Ice Cream Cuenca today
Message Carlos and place your order.
Made with all real ingredients and no added chemicals.
Brownie or Red Velvet Ice Cream
1 liter $9 – 500ml $5

Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3 depending on your location
Across Cuenca. Available 7 days a week
Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Phone: Carlos, 096 254 6303

Across Cuenca. Available 7 days a week

Carlos Paez
096 254 6303

Temporary/permanent visas… 100% guaranteed

If you are filing for a temporary/permanent visa, I offer a 100% money back guarantee. That’s right. If I don’t get you your visa, you pay nothing. My name is Isabel Mosquera. I am an Ecuadorian, who studied and lived in Canada for many years. I have been a visa facilitator for over 7 years and have assisted more than two hundred and fifty Expats in obtaining their visas, temporary and permanent, cedulas, translations, health insurance, housing and much more. These services are available as one fee package or individually. I own a car, so transportation is always included at no extra charge. I have always gotten my clients their Visas, even under the most difficult of circumstances, such as unreadable fingerprints for FBI reports.

Have you moved to Ecuador without the required documents? Don’t worry, I can help. I offer free consultations, either by telephone, email or in person. I am at the Immigration office on a very regular basis, so I am knowledgeable about all recent changes in the law and am happy to share my knowledge with you. I will be happy to provide you with references.

I look forward to serving you.


Isabel Mosquera
Whatsapp +593 99 960 3663

Last departures with discounted prices your trip to Galapagos

Galapagos Ecogalaxy Luxury Catamaran: 2021 Departures


6 Days/ 5 nights Program: Itinerary B

Tuesday PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wednesday AM: Santa Fe: Santa Fe
PM: South Plazas: South Plaza
Thursday AM: Seymour: North Seymour
PM: Mosquera: Mosquera
Friday AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM: Genovesa: Barranco
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands
PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island

May 1st to the 6th.

*Price per person $1,499 (double room) Ecuadorian or Residents with cedula
*Price per person $1,799 (private room for one person) Ecuadorian or Resident with cedula
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,263(double room)
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,656 (private room for one person)

5 days 4 nights : Itinerary A

Tuesday PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wednesday AM: Santa Fe: Santa Fe
PM: South Plazas: South Plaza
Thursday AM: Seymour: North Seymour
PM: Mosquera: Mosquera
Friday AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM: Genovesa: Barranco
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands

May 11th to 15th
June 8th to 12th

*Price per person $1,299 (double room) For Ecuadorians or Residents with cedula
*Price per person $1,559 (private room for one person) For Ecuadorians or Residents
*Price For Foreign Tourist: $1,870 (double room) (includes Covid PCR Test)
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,184 (private room for one person) (Includes Covid PCR 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 in all rooms with air conditioning and 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
-Snorkel 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 p/person
– Services not mentioned
– 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 0992519679 or email:

Quito or Guayaquil Airport

Angela Hally

Attorney – translator

I’m a fluent English-speaking attorney, and I can help you with legal issues such as: legal documents, end of life documents, wills, notary procedures, lease contracts, legal advice, and much more.

I have experience working with Americans in Cuenca, and I really enjoy it. I am also a translator and interpreter who can help you translating any kind of document (legal, medical, documents for visa process, etc.).

I can help you as your personal interpreter for your appointments, errands, video conferences, and more.

Juan Montalvo 7-40 and Presidente Córdova

Javier Munoz
099 582 0754

Grand opening sale – La Mia Mascota Pet Shop, El Vergel

In celebration of our newest location for the rest of April, La Mia Mascota Pet Shop at El Vergel is offering 10% off on everything in the store – food, beds, cat caves, leash, litter boxes – whatever. This offer is good only in our El Vergel location and is valid for all purchases and any type of payment, including credit cards. Come see us soon.

La Mia Mascota PetShop: Sucursal 2 Commercial Center El Vergel

Alexandra Montano
098 404 3395 – 099 020 6839 – 408 9255

Obligations of the insurance companies with the affiliate

The companies in Ecuador are obliged to comply with all the guidelines of the contract issued. If they fail to comply with these laws or guidelines, you can denounce in the Ecuadorian regulatory entity superintendency of companies, securities and insurance. This entity guarantees that the signed agreements are fully complied with.

Among the obligations that the company has with you vary according to the policy you have with the company you chose. In case of hiring a vehicle insurance, it is mandatory to provide assistance anywhere in the country, provide you with a workshop assigned by the company for your repairs, return your vehicle in the insured condition with your original spare parts in case of accident, follow up your payment processes prior to the cancellation of your contract for late payment, so you do not lose your coverage for non-payment.

Regarding health insurance: companies are obliged to notify you if you are in default before the cancellation of your contract. They must provide coverage for your emergencies within 24hrs after contracting your health policy, verify pre-existing conditions of the insured to avoid refunds and refusals. In case the client disagrees with their reimbursements the company is obliged to analyze your case again. If you do not reach an agreement, you can present your claim to the superintendency of companies, securities and insurance. This entity will make a new review of your case and will help the company to pay your claims as long as your diagnosis is not related to your pre-existing conditions that must be declared prior to the contracting of your policy.

Av Ordoñez Lasso 555 y Los Cedros Edif Monte Carlo

Carlos Ramirez
098 246 5168

Home repairs? Metal work projects?

Need help? We offer a wide variety of services at Cuenca Emilio of All Trades, H.M. Brothers Constructions, Handyman. We, Franklin and Emilio, have expanded our offerings to include a professional surveyor, installation of ceramic tile (or repairing it). We also provide the following services: plumbing jobs, carpenters, metal welding, painting, remodeling, tile work, soldering, window screens, professional electrical work, interpreter, Dr appointment, help getting a Driver’s License, grocery shopping, paying bills, repairs or construction work and even property survey, more and more. Contact us now and solve all your problems. In Cuenca, Ecuador, you have friends that can resolve your issues and even expand your horizons.

Check our Facebook page Cuenca Emilio of All Trades, H.M. Brothers Constructions, Handyman, for pictures of our work and recommendations. Also, check GringoPost recommendations. We’ve been working in Cuenca for years.

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

Emilio Morocho
098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

Haircuts and hair coloring in your home – men and women

I will come to your home with mask, gloves and alcohol and cut your hair for $10. For two persons at the same location, $15. No charge for travel within the central historical district. If you live in a location where I will need to take a taxi, then there will be an extra, minimal charge for round-trip taxi.

I also can do coloring, highlights and other hair care.

Request an appointment today via text message to WhatsApp or by email. WhatsApp 098 890 7549, or email to

In your home

Paulina Urgiles

Problems with internet/phone/electricity/water/healthcare bills?

I am a law student at the University of Cuenca, I have finished all my courses and am writing my thesis, so almost-but-not-quite a lawyer. I can help you with any difficulties you are having with billing (facturas) for internet service, phone plans, electricity or water bills, coordination between hospitals and health insurance plans, etc.

I can take a look at your current internet or cell phone plan and see if there is a cheaper alternative. I am not a health insurance agent and do not represent insurance companies, but if you are having difficulties in communicating with a private insurance company and your agent isn’t being helpful, I can advocate on your behalf to get the health care benefits that you have paid for.

Internet and cell phone service providers periodically lower their monthly charges for internet packages, but existing customers must ask for the new, lower prices to receive them. Otherwise, the company will keep billing you at your originally contracted rate. Some Etapa water customers are suddenly receiving bills of $90 or more after months of paying the normal $12-$15.

Do you need an advocate to fight for you in the event of billing errors? Do you just need someone to call your internet provider to report outages or slow internet or to request that a repair team come to your house to check the connection? I am not a technology expert and do not troubleshoot internet problems, but can help you with dealing with the internet provider to report slow internet or internet outages.

Not long ago, I assisted a same sex couple to JEP who were having difficulty opening a joint bank account (the U.S. marriage certificate was not accepted). I accompanied them to the Registro Central to get their marriage registered in Ecuador, and we then returned to the bank to open the joint bank account. The constitutional law in Ecuador has changed but sometimes businesses and banks have not yet updated their procedures to reflect the new law. My law school classes covered LGBTI legal matters in Ecuador and I am happy to assist expats with LBGTI questions.

I charge $10 an hour, but if it takes more than two hours to resolve your problem, there is a discount of 20%, to $8 an hour (so four hours would be $32). If we need to travel in person to an office and a taxi is needed, that will be extra (but is usually minimal). Let me be your advocate!


Paulina Urgiles
098 890 7549

Trying to get your driver’s license or renew it?

Hi, My name is Nestor Reinoso.

If you’re trying to get your Ecuadorian driver’s license, and can’t get it, don’t worry. I can help you get it even under the most difficult circumstances.

WhatsApp. 096 742 1444 / 099 623 9495
USA: 914 230 5429

I will be happy to help you

Best regards,

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

Looking ahead: April 30 – May 2 is a national Holiday/Inca Tours

Banks will be closed as well as government offices and some businesses on Labor Day Weekend – April 30 to May 2. Travel on state highways will be restricted, primarily at night from 8 PM to 5 AM. The restriction of night time travel is not just for Labor Day weekend, it will also affect travel this weekend and next with the hope of reducing the spread of Covid.

If you are planning a touristic get-away, plan ahead. Avoid night time travel. Get to your location early and stay inside as much as you can.

This is a difficult time to open a tourism service, but last month I opened my tourism business with a licensed tourism van – Inca Tours – and a licensed engineer/guide who can take you around Ecuador to see the things you want to see when you want to see them. He can also take you to the airports in Guayaquil and Quito if you need to travel.

Just contact me and we’ll arrange the details according to your desires. It will be a great trip. Bring some friends and enjoy your trip. Van holds up to 7 passengers with biosecurity (plus luggage).

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

Emilio Morocho
098 699 -5694 WhatsApp + 593 986 995 694

All wood, solid good

– We manufacture all kinds of wooden furniture; solid and resistant wood.
– Please send a reference image and measurements.
– We manufacture for all tastes.
– We manufacture all woodwork.
– We make laser prints on wood, minimalist designs, large, geometric, animal figures, names.
– We speak English

– Instagram page @paletforniture

Miguel Heredia, Cuenca


Today is a great day to visit Nunkui gallery shop

Good morning. Many of you already know Nunkui gallery shop. We are honored to share with you the little knowledge we have of the Amazon and our eagerness to protect the tropical forest and Amazonian cultures: a heritage for Ecuador and the rest of the word. It is hard work, filled with challenges and sacrifices, but we love what we do and this give us great satisfactions and beautiful moments, along with the Amazonian indigenous communities and you, our customers and friends.

Our beautiful shop is full of the jungle energy, its incredible biodiversity, and its traditions. In Nunkui gallery shop, we offer pieces handmade by artisan women from different indigenous groups, who are made according to ancestral tradition. In your hands, you can have the Amazonian culture with the knowledge that it comes from fair trade with the money going directly to the artisans.

This week, we returned from the Amazon, and thanks to the willingness of the Waorani people and their “Pikenani” (old man leader), we brought to our shop a bodoquera (blowgun). It is a unique, original hand-crafted piece, used by Waorani men for hunting. We invite you to know it. It is priced at $80.

Also, today we have our excellent quality tenderloin beef, coming from healthy animals fed only on grass in a sustainable production manner.

We will be waiting for you today Saturday April 16, from 9:30 AM to 2 PM.


“Casa San Sebastián”. Simón Bolívar 13-86 and Estévez de Toral.

Paul Sanchez
099 586 7670

Celerity fiber optic by Puntonet up to 500 MBPS

Are you having issues or slow service with your network? Do you want to get a better deal with your internet service provider? Have you had your contract for over 1 year and still get the same speed for the same price? Do you need to move your service to another location? Do you need to waive additional installation, moving and upgrading fees? Are you new in town and need to have a contract/service without leaving home?

Do it all from the comfort of your home. Get Up to 500GB with a new contract (2-year minimum) free installation. 5 bills with a % discount – antivirus license – twice the speed for 8 months *service offered in Cuenca by PuntoNet except in some areas (Centro Histórico). Restrictions apply depending on the plan you choose.

Call after: 7 AM. City: Cuenca

Leonardo: 098 352 2685. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Monica Gonzaga facilitator services resident visas and more

Need to get the vaccine? Here I provide the link so you can register to receive the Covid Vaccine.
We would be happy to assist with the scheduling and even going with you to receive it, please contact me.

Monica Gonzaga facilitator services, visas to Ecuador and other countries.

My professional pricings for visas has maintained the same since 2015. What have risen are government fees, notaries, translations, etc., but I have always offered a complete package with all government fees included in a single fee.


Electrician and problem solving

Dear community, Thank you for been receptive to my last post. We did some jobs, We made some offers (still waiting for their decision/feedback). I’m back in business so if you need a proposal (tech or electricity) just let me know.

I´ll kindly ask some customers to write a review in the comments.

Thanks again Expat community, you rock.

Original Post: “Electrician in need due to pandemic”


Jose Bona
095 897 1911 (WhatsApp)

Best Ecuador Homes real estate

Looking for the dream place? Move to Ecuador, this beautiful country is waiting for you. If you are thinking to move to Ecuador and need assistance in obtaining your resident visa, cedulas, and a place to live, and many other things for your relocation here, do not hesitate to contact us.

We are a one-stop shop to all your needs required to relocate to begging a new life in Ecuador. Contact us from the USA. You will have free and accurate instructions, of what you will need to get from your country and come reside here, to do your resident visa and to get your home, of rental or buying.

Hundreds of happy clients can certify our work with all of the reviews we have.

Best Ecuador Homes is dedicated to perform sales and rentals, property management house hunting, Construction projects, invest your money in the safest place in the world. Ecuador doesn’t have a crash market. Your land, apartment, or house will never lose its original value. If you invest here, you will always have your money back in full, and 9/10 times you might even wind up with capital gain when selling it. I know many Gringos who earn a lot of money investing in real estate in Ecuador.

Own your paradise here in Ecuador.

We also do rental contract mediations. Are you stuck with a bad landlord or a bad contract? Consult us. We have a lawyer to assist you in any legal advice you might need.

The two companies, Mónica Gonzaga Facilitator and Best Ecuador Homes, offer all the services you need with professionalism and experience. We have been working since 2015, so the experience is our best quality

Your happiness and tranquility is our goal.

Follow us in and
or email us to:
cell/WhatsApp: 099 517 4076
099 517 4076 / 098 384 1691

Benedicto XV 1-53

Monica Gonzaga

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

Home visit

Carlos Cabeza

VAN/ SUV/ transportation service with English speaking driver


Dear expats, tour companies and everyone.

I provide completely legal, insured, and safe transportation throughout the whole country of Ecuador. I can service one passenger up to 40 passengers at a time.
The cars are completely sanitized.

My services include:

– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Transfer to and from any airport – (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns
– Driving you to any immigration office (Machala, Guayaquil, Azogues)
– Running any type of errands needed
– Facilitator (for shopping, doctor’s appointments, legal matters, driver’s license)
– we can deliver anything to your house.

Our insured and safe transportation services offer the use of a bus, car, SUV, pickup truck, or cab.

Note: This service is completely legal, safe, and insured transportation (it comes with free passenger’s insurance).

Available 24/7
Please feel free to contact me for a free quote at any time.

Many recommendations of my services can be found on:

FB exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

GringoPost/recommendations/drivers/Nestor Reinoso.

Kind regards,

Av. 3 de Noviembre 1-56 (Plaza Ortorongo) Cuenca, EC ​.

Nestor Reinoso: Ecuador 096 742 1444 WhatsApp 099 623 9495 USA 914 230 5429 / 096 742 1444


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

Social media marketing employment opportunity available

Our fast growing organization seeks a full time team member to expand and maintain our social media footprint. For a knowledgeable, energetic and self-motivated individual this position offers the opportunity for a rewarding career with high income potential.

Extensive understanding of marketing platforms along with bilingual skills are essential for success in this position. If you feel you qualify, please send your current resume/CV. We look forward to communicating with you.

Note: This is an office-based work position.



Women’s clothes and shoes

Pretty women’s blouses and jackets, size-medium, large and extra-large $3-$10.
Women’s jeans, pants and corduroys, size 14-16, $3 -$10.
Women’s PJ’s, summer and winter $3-$5.
Women’s 91/2 -10 comfortable shoes, $3-$10.
Women’s turtleneck t-shirts for cooler weather, large and x-large.

Please email for an appointment.

Mary Nilsson

City: Cuenca

Vitamins and health items from the US for sale

Vitamins and health Items from the US for sale. I have unopened items that I had couriered down from the US and do not need them. I will list the item and amount paid. I would like to sell each for that amount or close to it. Email me with any questions or offers. 

Some have sold, these are left: 
NOW Cat’s Claw extract (antiviral) – $15 
Flent’s Quiet Please earplugs – $13 
Zand throat lozenges organic with Echinacea, sweetened with rice syrup – $6 each (3 available) 

Please email – Thanks 


City: Cuenca

We have a stock of 26 colors of certified kn95 masks for your choice

More KN95 mask colors have arrived. With the same quality and of course, with the lowest prices on the market. 5 masks have a cost of $5. 10 masks are $9 and 20 masks are only $15. We now have 26 colors of your choice. So, we also have masks with unique and original designs for the whole family. To send designs, colors, send me a WhatsApp at 099 880 3689 and we will send you the complete catalog. Remember that every day we make home deliveries in Cuenca without additional surcharge.

Silvia: 099 880 3689.

City: Cuenca

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

Are you looking for a good quality and cheap printer to print your photos and documents from your iPad, Smart Phone or computer? Now in stock Epson Ecotank L3150, wifi, wifi direct and USB connection, up to 12,000 prints included (4 bottle set included). 2-year warranty. Price includes delivery, installation set up and how to use training. Different models available: ·Epson L3110 (usb only) ·Epson l4160 (double sided print) ·Epson L5190 (ADF, network, wifi, duplex) Leonardo: 098 352 2685. Call after: 7 AM. City: Cuenca


City: Cuenca

Taekwondo equipment

New Taekwondo equipment, for ages between 8 to 10-year-old.

Victor: 593 984 43 6535.

City: Cuenca

Rockport dress shoes, ties, dress shirts, suits

Heading out of the country and have some almost new Rockport dress shoes with comfortable soles, size 12, a bunch of neckties brought from the States, and some other dress clothes for sale. Dress shirts are neck size 16.5 or 17 inch. Also, a couple of suits, too.

Aaron: 099 530 1013.

City: Cuenca

Gramm Bulkshop / pine nuts

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. Pine nuts are the only nuts that do not come from plantations, they are collected from the forests. Which means they don’t have any pesticides or chemicals. They are delicious in pesto, salads, and desserts. Our pine nuts are from California 🙂 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.


Cardboard boxes for moving – for sale

I still have a number of cardboard boxes for moving available for sale, various sizes. The medium ones run about 18″ x 14″ x 10″ high, various sizes. The larger ones run about 20″ x 18″ x 16″ but sizes vary. Let me know how many you need. I have a lot. See the photos for an idea of the boxes. Medium boxes are $1 each, larger ones are $1.50 each, and extra-large ones $2 each. Please contact me by text via WhatsApp or e-mail, do not call as I often cannot answer the phone.

Paulina Urgiles: 098 890 7549.

City: Cuenca

Marc’s Consignment

Dear Customers, Do not miss our great offers that we prepare for all of you, Discounts on all our items will be available until Monday, April 19. You can find appliances, office furniture, decoration, jewelry and much more. We will wait for you.

Find us at the corner of Simon Bolivar and Miguel Heredia. Work schedule: 9 AM to 6 PM (Monday-Friday) – 10 AM to 4 PM. You can visit our web page too and buy online your favorite items with free delivery

Also, if you are moving out of the city or you have items that you no longer want and these are in good condition, we can sell them for you. Contact us if you need more information.

Marc: 096 849 6409.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Adrian Gustavo

Airport transfers, tour service, handyman, builder

Adrian built a walking path in my small front garden in front of my condominium in Cochapamba. He laid big red bricks in record time, evenly and very walkable.

Adrian is a trusted cab driver. He is on time for appointments; often facilitating an appointment for people. Airport transport. He has excellent knowledge of the country for tours. I have used all his services at different times. He facilitates doctor appointments. shopping, knowing from experience which stores have what is needed. Adrian replaced a part for my standard gas heater which quit on me after one year. He fixed the heater where others told me there were no parts available. Adrian is now crafting and building attractive wood furniture.

Kudos to the Ecuadorian culture where perseverance and hard work characterizes progress through learning, self-training and doing.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 317 4172

Recommended by Suzanne Cerny:

Recommendation for Madeleine “Mady” Gonzalez, healthcare insurance

I was insured under Confiamed initially through another company, and had found the process of understanding EC healthcare to be completely confounding. And that wasn’t even with anything serious. After a month of just trying to get a doctor’s visit or two, I was ready to throw in the towel on EC health insurance and just go private pay, until a friend recommended Mady Gonzalez to me.

When I called Mady (who speaks perfect English), she impressed me very much as a medical insurance professional, and I decided to stay with Confiamed as her new client. Three weeks later it was all put to the test. I had fallen and needed knee surgery.

Immediately, she recommended a fabulous surgeon, made all my Dr. appointments, helped me gather all my paperwork, had her delivery guy, Luis, picked everything up from me at my home and the medical office, filed paperwork, was responsive when I didn’t understand something the hospital was saying, organized the hospital stay, told me exactly where I needed to go and when, stayed in constant touch through WhatsApp, and helped organize my post-op doctor visits. And I’m sure I’ve missed half of what else she actually did for me.

Mady became my guardian angel during this time. Completely committed to my well-being, she offered me freedom and ease during this upside-down time in my life.

Call her to understand all your insurance options. Don’t be left wondering what to do. She will serve you with pleasure and treat you just like family.

Address: Los Alamos and Ordoñez Lasso Corner, Cuenca

Contact information: 098 630 4185

Recommended by Jennifer Hunter:

Recommendation for Jamie Armendano, custom made solid wood furniture

I wanted to recommend Jamie Armendano for making custom furniture. Jamie makes furniture made to your specifications. Show him a picture, and he will make it. We love mission style, and so far, he has completed a night stand and 2 long sofa/library tables. He currently is making an entertainment center, a lamp, and an outdoor dining set using wood that is weather resistant.

Jamie also replaced the veneer on two antique tables for us. His work is heirloom quality and is something that can be passed down. It is a work of art. He is a very professional person, has fair prices, speaks English and guess what? He is on time!

I highly recommend Jamie for any custom wood furniture you need.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 095 968 0363

Recommended by Mark Burkett:

LaMaria cocina libre

LaMaria is a restaurant that offers organic cuisine that takes us to the Ecuadorian flavors and memories of our food. LaMaria is characterized by its warmth, making diners feel at home. The food on offer is exquisite, the same that has a wide variety of flavors that move us evoking emotions. LaMaria tells us that it was born by paying tribute to the fighter and entrepreneurial woman who with determination and continuous work has achieved her objectives.

At the end of my experience at LaMaria I ended up very satisfied as the portions were substantial apart from the fact that the food had unique flavors.

April 10th, from 6 to 8 PM, Benigno Malo y Calle Larga

Mariela Urgikez: 098 456 1324

Delivery Wednesday only this week, Sunday Brunch Cuenca; closed Friday

Hi, Sunday Brunch Cuenca family. We will be closed Friday, April 23. So please get your orders in by Monday, April 19 before noon for Wednesday delivery.
Our regular delivery schedule will resume the next week. Thank you.

Here is our current delivery menu:
Ready to bake freezer meals:

Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9
Chicken pot pie $7
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.

Breads and more:
Cornbread (6 squares for $6)
Cinnamon rolls (6 rolls for $8 with icing in separate container)
Large Southern-style biscuits (Pack of 6 for $6. They freeze well.)
White meat chicken sausage patties (Patties come uncooked and frozen in a pack of 6 for $8 or 12 for $15) These fit great on the biscuits.
Sourdough and yeast bagels (6 for $6)
Loaf sourdough bread $5.
Loaf brioche $4.50
Frozen waffles 8 for $8
We make the waffles fresh and then freeze them so you can pop them out to toast and enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack anytime.

Black bean veggie burgers and wheat buns:
Buns come fresh in a pack of 6 for $3.50
Veggie burgers come frozen in a pack of 6 for $6.
Take out of the freezer and cook on the grill or in a frying pan. Add the veggies and condiments of your choice for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal.

Our products are homemade with real butter.

You can visit our Facebook page and Instagram for pictures: @SundayBrunchCuenca

Order Instructions:

Please place your order via email at by Monday before noon for delivery Wednesday between 9:30 AM and noon or place your order before noon on Wednesday for delivery Friday between 9:30 AM and noon.

Please send your orders by email only to make sure they do not get lost and include your address and phone number for the delivery.

Made to order, Online


El Andaluz Cafeteria

“El Andaluz” Cafeteria
We are a Cuenca cafeteria with 30 years in the market specialized in the production of different types of sandwiches, French fries, natural juices, etc. We attach our menu with prices and current promotions so you can take advantage of them.

Menu El Andaluz
Sandwich “Tradicional Andaluz”. Price: $3.95
Combination of American ham, Dutch cheese, tomato, fresh lettuce, and white house sauce. In a sesame bread.
Contains gluten, contains lactose.

Tukey Sandwich. Price: $4.95
Baked turkey seasoned with a light mayonnaise, tomato, fresh lettuce, and white house sauce. In a sesame bread.
Contains gluten, contains lactose.


Double D’s menu for the week of April 19

A Chinese-inspired dish headlines this menu. The soup is a hearty vegetarian stew with warm flavors of Jamaican curry and just a touch of heat, it’ll shake off this time of year’s occasional chill. One sweet is a twist on a yummy candy bar while the other features sweet, wonderful cherries.

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli and Rice Noodles: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Jamaican Chickpea Stew: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Twix Cookie Bars: $3 each
Cherry Pie Crumb Bars: $3.50 each

If you’d like a more detailed description of any of the menu items, please contact us. Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, April 20. When placing your order, please include the following information.


Cooking class at the Alliance Française

Temperature checked at the entrance and personal registration.
Gel and antiseptic spray available and obligatory.
Mandatory mask and social distancing – Limited attendance.

Ratatouille Strudel
Roasted garlic Saffron butter Sauce
Carrot cake

$10 AF members – $15 public
Class executed by yours, humbly, Chef Marc Dullin (Retired in Cuenca)
Afterward, we will enjoy this wonderful lunch together with proper social distancing

To reserve your place, please only register and prepay with Lore or Daniela at the Alliance Française – No walk-ins …

Attention: Alliance Française is no longer accepting cash payment (Credit card or bank transfer)
Banco del Austro # 0300164560 – RUC 0190117898001

Price includes a set of all recipes, a generous serving/tasting of the menu + free knife-sharpening (so please bring yours) and always … a glass of chilled Chardonnay

Class fills up quickly and space is very limited
Come and see why the Alliance Française’s cooking classes were voted
Best of Cuenca ~ Gringo Post 2019, 2020 & 2021
(Spanish, English and French spoken)

Saturday, April 24th – 9 AM – 1 PM, Tadeo Torres 1-92 Y Av. Solano


Pei’s pot stickers

Pei’s potstickers

12 pieces

pork • $5
chicken • $5
shrimp & pork • $7
vegetable • $5

stir-fried noodles
hand-made noodles

veggie stir-fry • $5
zhajiangmian • $5
eggs w/ tomatoes • $5

Single dishes over rice


Smoked baby back ribs and filet mignon, Sunday delivery

For deliveries, please place your order by 5 PM Saturday for Sunday lunch delivery between noon and 1:30 PM or by Sunday 8 AM for 4 to 6 PM delivery.

Free delivery for orders $25 or more, $2 to $2.50 delivery charge for orders below $25.

Our signature slow-smoked baby back ribs are served with freshly-baked soda bread, coleslaw (classic creamy or vinegar) plus your choice of two sides.

Choose from: mac and cheese, mashed potatoes or corn on the cob.


Delivery menu, all new Picaso’s Kitchen

1. Carnitas Bahn Mi
-pork carnitas, carrots, red onions, cucumber, cilantro, sweet banh mi sauce on a 10 ” baguette $6.95
2. Pastrami on Rye
-pastrami on Rye with caraway seeds, pickles, mustard $7.50
3. Ultimate Cubano
-carnitas, prosciutto, pickles mustard/mayo on ciabatta bread $7.50
4. Meatball Sub
– Italian meatballs covered in red marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese

Juan Pablo Picaso
098 398 2821

April 18, noon – 6 PM, 1752 Mariscal Lamar

Juan Pablo Picaso

Sunday Brunch at the new Jazz Society Café!

Sunday Brunch from 10 AM to 2 PM

Sourdough Pancakes
(2pcs) $3.50
(3pcs) $4.50

French Toast
(2pcs) $3.50
(3pcs) $4.50

French Toast Breakfast $6.50
(2 French toast, 2 egg and 2 pcs. bacon)
served with seasonal fruits

Croissant Breakfast Sandwich $5.50
(2 eggs, bacon, avocado)
served with seasonal fruits


Saturday BBQ day at Sunrise Cafe

Cornbread French toast comes with 2 eggs coffee or tea $3.99

Smoked BBQ ribs, chicken, brisket comes with potato salad or French fries, drink $7.99

April 17th from 7:30 AM to 3 PM, Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo

Orlando Ortiz: 098 824 6499


Sourdough bread (rye, classic, whole wheat and more). We want to send you a warm greeting from Sourdough family, I hope you are well and safe. We are baking new products and always with security measures. It is important to remind you that our breads are sugar free, free of animal products, without chemical preservatives, lactose free and very low in gluten thanks to the fermentation process. 
(Betsy / Luis) 

We still have everyone’s favorites: 

• Classic sourdough 900gr price: $4 

• Whole wheat 900gr (oatmeal, wheat germ, linseed.) price: $4 

• Rye bread with caraway seeds 900gr. Price: $4 


Unfurnished apartment, 3 BR – 2 bath, with wide terrace, near Coliseum

Location: The building is located Behind of “Common Ground restaurant”, 2 blocks you will find the tranvía (train station), walking distance to Supermaxi of Américas, and around 5 minutes´ car distance from the heart of the Historic district.

About building: It has a security guard, 2 elevators, common areas and parking space with storage.

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

Rent: $450
Does not include utilities and building fee

More info? Google map location? More listings? Please request by email.

Address: Calle José Astudillo Regalado streets, Behind Common Grounds restaurant, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1612840544

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020 Call after: 8 AM.

Fully furnished, 1 BR – 1 bath apartment, Historic District of Cuenca

Location: The apartment is located few blocks from the heart of historic district of Cuenca, nearby walking distance you will find almost everything you need.

About condo building: It´s very secure, quiet and modern. Very few people living inside the condo building.

About apartment: It is located in the second floor of the condo building; bright with good incoming sunlight and small balcony. It has: 1 bedroom with a queen size bed, living and dining room, kitchen with plenty of cabinets.


$400 One-year lease
$450 6-month lease
$500 3-month lease
All utilities included

Furnished, $400. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Salazar Lozano and Alberto Muñoz Vernaza, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1617072828

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020. Call after: 8 AM.
More photos? More listings? Please request by mail.

Extraordinary home in countryside

This 4 bedroom/3 bath extraordinary home is nestled in the Cajas mountains 20 minutes outside of Cuenca, Ecuador located in a safe residential complex shared with other families. The 400 meter (1312 feet) house is an architectural vision with hardwood floors and vaulted wood ceilings that stretch three and a half levels. The home sits on 2,000 square meters (6561 feet) of meticulously kept flowered gardens with ornamental plants.

The master bedroom includes a bathroom with double sinks, pedestal bathtub, a shower and dressing room with large wardrobes and full-length mirrors. A special touch is the social area with a wine cellar and a large living area with a fireplace where you can sip wine and enjoy the stunning views through large picture windows. The three bedrooms come complete with wardrobes and shelves in every room.

The open concept includes a large chef’s kitchen with an adjacent dining room for family and friends to gather. The property also includes a separate laundry room and parking for 4 cars. This is a home for someone who wants to live like a princess in a one-of-a-kind country-living property and enjoy the tranquility of living in the Andes but still be in close proximity to Cuenca, Ecuador, a UNESCO heritage site known for its Spanish colonial and French republican architecture.

This house is for rent with two lease options:

1. Semi-furnished which includes kitchen basics, heaters and 4 gas tanks, gutter cleaning and garden and landscaping maintenance. Monthly rent is $580 with the initial deposit guarantee at the signing of the contract.

2. Furnished. Includes two beds, complete living room furniture, designer rugs, flat screen TV, with all appliances including refrigerator, stove, washing machine, dryer, hoover vacuum, microwave oven, etc. It also includes 25MB fiber optic (high speed), water pump maintenance,
gutter cleaning, garden care and trash collection. Monthly rent is $1,000 with initial deposit of the same value for a guarantee at the signing of the contract.

This property is not permitted for commercial use and is only for personal family usage. Pets are allowed with additional considerations to cover property damages.

Semi-furnished, $580, not negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Cajas mountains, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1618583177

I am a friend of the owner, Donna Stiteler: 099 874 5033

Two luxurious penthouses, with large terraces, in a modern sector near

Two luxurious suites, in a modern building with elevator, guard, parking. They are located on the sixth floor, from where you will have a beautiful view, especially of the Pumapungo archaeological center, Tomebamba river, it is close to the best clinics, supermarkets and a few blocks from the Tomebamba river. Both penthouses have large terraces with space for pets, or simply for greenery, sunbathing, BBQ. The building is totally secure, with guards at the entrance, in the penthouses privacy is guaranteed.

Penthouse 1 little furnished: It has a large living room, dining room, modern and luxurious kitchen with breakfast area, includes stove. Master bedroom, with bathroom with column or vertical shower, and hydromassage for 2 people, it also has space for another bed. Large terrace of 91mts, with space for BBQ, for pets, for plants, laundry with a glass roof. The interior of this pent-house measures 86mts.

Rent Price: $600

Penthouse 2 furnished: It has a living room with a large television, luxurious decoration throughout the pent-house, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a column shower, dining room, kitchen, with a large breakfast bar or imported granite island, the kitchen is equipped with a worktop and various appliances, large refrigerator, space that had even been used for a study. A 110-meter terrace that surrounds the apartment with vegetation, patio furniture, BBQ space, storage area, laundry that includes a washing machine and dryer, with space for a pet house. The interior of the pent-house measures 87mts.

Rent price: $700.

Information to the mail, cell phone, or WhatsApp (098 497 7298 and 099 552 0027) We have two cell phones to serve you.

Semi-furnished, $600, negotiable. Pets are allowed

Address: Ejido, Cuenca, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1618588645

I am a real estate agent, Tania Rodas: 098 497 7298

Luxury apartment for rent

They say location is everything. This apartment certainly has that. It is located on the edge of the old city on Bahada Todos Los Santos. The apartment features two bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It is large, at 160 square meters. It has a dining room and the kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, and an induction stove, and oven. It also has a washer and dryer. The water heater is electric.

There is a terrace on both sides of the apartment with one facing south and the other north. Below the apartment is the Tomebamba river with its bike path and scenic walkway. It is walking distance to Millennium Plaza and Supermaxi. In the other direction it is a short stroll to the old city to take advantage of the many quaint restaurants and shops along Carle Larga.

The rent is $770 per month and that includes water and electricity.

There is a garage located under the building accessed by a remote. The windows are double pane glass designed to block out street noise. An electrified steel fence provides security to the apartment that is located on the first floor of three and the building houses only three apartments. A small pet is OK.

If interested, please call me (Wendell) at +593 099 232 0178. I am an American expat and I occupy the top floor unit. Address: Bajada Todos Santos 2-58. Where Calle Larga forks to the right, go down the hill two thirds of the way to a brown, solid-steel fence. The unit above it on the second floor is also available. It is slightly smaller and the rent is also slightly less.

Semi-furnished, not negotiable. Small pet is OK

Address: Bajada Todos Santos 2-58, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1618602952

I am a friend of the owner, Wendell Lewis Thoene: 099 232 0178

One bedroom apartment

Large bedroom for king-size bed, dining room and kitchen in a separate environment. Stadium sector. Close to everything. Includes elevator, water, electricity and internet.

Furnished, $100 more. With kitchen, refrigerator, washer / dryer, bed, living room and dining room.

Unfurnished, $250, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Luis Moreno Mora 3-63 y Cornelio Merchán, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1618603642

I am the owner, Benigno: 098 426 2618

For sale, beautiful condo with a private terrace

This luxurious condo has 3 bedrooms, 2 and half bathrooms, a terrace, 2 parking lots and a storage.

The finishes of this place are excellent, it has hardwood in the floors and in built in furniture, which is hard to find.

Open concept, functional layout, there is a dishwasher in the kitchen, also an eat in counter.

Large master bedroom with an en suite, large bathroom, with a jacuzzi for 2 people.

Terrace with a very nice view.

Very convenient location.

Semi furnished, $172,000 negotiable. Pets are allowed

Address: Avenida Paucarbamba area, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1618604115

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

Unfurnished apartment, 2 BR – 2 bath

Location: (Zona Rosa) Edificio Excalibur.
Ground floor apartment in an 8-story building. 15 – 20 minute´s walking distance to the historical center of Cuenca. Right in front of the Tranvía. Walking distance to Plaza de la Américas (Supermaxi), diagonal to 2 small local tiendas. Walking distance to several restaurants including Common Grounds, Fabianos, Piattos, and Good Affinity.

The master bedroom, has a walk-in closet, fully renovated bathrooms; social bathroom is really spacious. Both bedrooms are big enough for a king-size bed, wall to wall closets and includes curtains. Bedrooms with laminated wood flooring. Open concept kitchen with lots of cabinets and new granite countertops, facing living and dining room. The laundry room/sun room is big enough for a small gym, for hobbies with storage, indoor gardening. Video security system and 1 elevator. Majority of tenants are American.

There is one parking space underground.
124 m2 = 1,335 ft2
Fiber optic through Puntonet (box exclusive to building)

Does not include utilities.

Unfurnished, includes aliquota/building fee

Address: 22-400 Gran Colombia and Manzaneros, Cuenca

$475 negotiable. Pets are not allowed

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1618608311

I am the owner, Ximena Cuesta, 098 175 9205 Call after: 9 AM

Elegant and spacious apartment of 200 meters in an excellent place

Elegant and spacious apartment of 200 meters for rent in an excellent sector of Cuenca.

It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, cellar, garage, elevator, guardian, a very nice view of the street.
It has about 200 meters of construction, its finishes are very beautiful, and the distribution of the apartment is perfect.

The rental cost is $400 including aliquot and gas.

It is close to the Supermaxi of the Americas, the tranvia station, very crowded restaurants such as (Common Grounds), Fybeca pharmacies, linear parks to exercise, cafes, banks, etc.
It is a 10-minute walk from the historic center of Cuenca.

This option is ideal for those who seek to live well, everything close, good view and quiet.

The address: José Astudillo Regalado and Eduardo Crespo Malo

Unfurnished, $400, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: José Astudillo Regalado and Eduardo Crespo Malo, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1618609658

I am a friend of the owner, Silvia: 099 880 3689

Beautiful apartment totally furnished, with private green; Cuenca

• Residential area, quiet and safe, next to the University of Azuay, where you will find bus service, bicycle service, taxis, ATMs, restaurants, minimarkets, Spa.

• Near the Yanuncay River, with walking trails and bike routes; 5-minute walk from the large Paradise Park, 10-minute walk from the Mall del Río Shopping Center, four blocks from the beautiful Botanical Garden, where you can enjoy the union of the brown waters of the Tarqui River with the crystal clear Yanuncay.

• 5 minutes by bus from the city downtown, it also has a nice view of the city and its Cathedral.
The house is furnished with comfortable designs, spacious areas, with natural light and well ventilated to stay healthy.

It consists of: Living room, social dining room, kitchen with laundry and storage room, daily dining room, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with 2 sinks, garage for 1 car, cellar, covered laundry room with laundry and washing machine. A charming private green space with natural bamboo enclosure, with plum trees, orchids and a capulí tree.

Includes internet and green space maintenance services, 40-inch Smart TV and intercom.

Private green area 328 feet / 99 meters
Construction area 259 feet / 79 meters
Rent price $490

The link of the location of the place is here:

Furnished, $450, not negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Canarios 2-46, next to the University of Azuay., Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1618611487

I am the owner, Gustavo: 099 524 4516

Would you like to live by the golf course?

This truly wonderful house has an endless and peaceful view of all the greenery of the golf course, it is a pleasure that only few people can enjoy.

3 BR, plus maid’s BR and bath, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms.
1,100 square meters of land. 700 square meters of building.

This amazing house is located in a safe private gated luxurious development in San Joaquin, about 8 minutes to the city, it certainly has beautiful surroundings.

3 spacious bedrooms, each one of them with a private bathroom, the master bedroom is especially large; it has its own private living room with a fireplace and a balcony with a glorious view.

Top quality finishes.
Gorgeous gourmet kitchen with an island.
Separate entertainment area, with a bar, barbecue, pool table area, 2 fireplaces, inside and outside.
Jacuzzi, sauna
Large Gym
Green private area.
Very, very quiet.

**We have the exclusiveness for this listing.

Semi-furnished, $569.000, negotiable. Pets are allowed

Address: San Joaquin, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1618612637

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

Beautiful, cozy, turnkey townhouse for rent

Up for rent is a beautiful, fully furnished townhouse just outside of Cuenca. The house is distributed as follows:

First floor: living room, breakfast area, storage room, half bath.
Second floor: two bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, TV room and laundry room.

The house is fully furnished and thoughtfully decorated with modern furniture and accents/décor.

The house is in a quiet gated community (Condominio Buenaventura) with 24/7 security and lots of natural surroundings.

A two-month security deposit and first month’s rent are required to move in.

Please call or text to schedule an appointment or if your need additional information.

Thank you.

Furnished, $400, negotiable. Small pet is OK

Address: Av. del Migrante, Condominio Buenaventura, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1618613659

I am a friend of the owner, Favio Alvarado: 099 534 6192

Brand new cat tower

I brought this brand-new cat tower two weeks ago and my cat, Butchie, hates it. It’s never been used, and unfortunately Butchie weighs 20 pounds and can’t fit in the cubbyholes. I paid $152 for it and it still has the tag. I thought about taking the cost out of Butchie’s allowance only to find it would take him 50 years to pay it off. If you are interested, I will let it go for $85. My lesson learned, never guess what a cat wants.

Donna Stiteler: .

City: Cuenca

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Today I received a NordVPN update to install on a Windows 10 laptop. It has caused numerous problems on the computer including rendering Nord VPN un-usable. I worked for more than two hours with their chat support and they did not solve the problem. I asked for a cancellation and refund which they refused since 30 days have passed. So my advice is, don’t install any updates from Nord VPN.


City: Cuenca

US tax help?

Who can I contact to help me with my US tax paperwork?


$100 club

Last month´s fundraiser for Alex and Vanesa and the Cultural Club of Cuenca met with success.
There were many folks who donated $100 or more so we wanted to especially acknowledge those folks.

Most did not want to be mentioned.

One $100 donation was in made in honor of the CCN Language School.

Keep your eye out for more fundraisers. We need $4,700 to pay for new computers and a quality sound system.

Alex and Vanesa have great talents and greater hearts as the help Cuenca grow in its rich culture. They also help young Ecuadorians develop into future performers. Thank-you Alex and Vanesa for your commitment to the arts and to people. Abrazos.

Tio Ned

City: Cuenca

Help me help Naomi to fight leukemia

Hello everyone, I hope you are well, writes Nathaly Vivas. Some of you know me as Chef Nathaly.

Last year my Niece was diagnosed with leukemia and some of you helped me. That time was a very difficult time for our family as we did not know how difficult this situation was and for all that our baby only 2-years old would have to go through. Thanks to you and the help of our family Naomi started her treatment on time and now that it has been almost a year and our baby is 3-years old, we are asking for the help of anyone who can help us either with a collaboration or by sharing our campaign.

Naomi has fought this year day by day with this disease and doctors say that God and the Universe are helping us and her treatment is taking effect now we need to continue treatment but we really need the help of anyone who can collaborate

We have created a campaign to raise funds so that we can continue to fight with this disease. We trust in God and that all this will end one day, and that our baby will be cancer-free and ready to continue her life and continue to discover the world.

I thank you in advance for your cooperation and I know that the universe will reward you for it.

I attach some photos. The first few are from the first few days of treatment and the last few are from these last days.

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

You are invited ~ All are welcome

Join us this Sunday at Trinity Vineyard Church Cuenca. Come as you are. Check us out and see what we are all about. At Trinity Cuenca, we are different. We serve those in our community, our city, and our world. We take seriously Jesus’ command to love God and love people.

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

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

Service starts at 10 AM. Come early and have a free cup of coffee, a snack, and meet some new friends.

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

April 18th, from 10 to 11:30 AM, free, Ordonez Lasso in the River Side Building next door to Home Vega, Cuenca.

Weldon Edwards:

Opera concert, Alex and Vanesa in Cuenca

Alex and Vanesa present a concert full of a varied repertoire of opera and Italian music, at the Kolo restaurant

Sunday, April 25, at 3 PM, $15, 5-65 Luis Cordero, Cuenca.

Uncle Ned: 093 939 8476

The Cuenca Symphony Orchestra prepares several online options for its audiences

We love our audiences, but we are in a time when we must be extremely careful to see each other again in full safety. That is why the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Augusto Carrión Rodas (Ecuador), Principal Conductor, develops various activities to disseminate them online both on the YouTube Channel and on the institutional Facebook https : // because art does not stop.

On Wednesday, April 14, at 7 PM the segment “Lo Nuestro” will be broadcast on this occasion with two beautiful Works by the great composer from Loja, Segundo Cueva Celi, the corridor “Nocturno” and the waltz “Tardes del Zamora”, the two compositions. They have arrangements by the renowned musician also from Lojano, Edgar Palacios. This and all the material uploaded to the Digital Room can be seen at any time because it is registered on our YouTube channel.

On Sunday, April 18, the Heritage Day is celebrated and at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage a great program will be broadcast on public television and also on social networks, in which the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra participates, which has invited for this occasion to the musicologist Carlos Freire Soria, to the lyrical soprano Vanessa Freire Cando and to the outstanding Cuenca singer Fernando Vargas Larriva.

The Seasonal Concert will also be recorded with works by Mascagni, Haydn, Saint-Saëns and Elizondo with two soloists from the ranks of the OSC, Adriana Fernández Vizcaíno (Violoncello) and Paola Zambrano Loaiza (Flute Traversa). will announce timely.

We thank our audiences for visiting the Digital Concert Hall on YouTube in which so far we have 54 concerts for all tastes that they can enjoy and share from anywhere on the planet at any time and as many times as they wish.

Find us at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Issuu

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.

April 17th, from noon to 2 PM, Free event, General Torres 8-20 y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena:

Asian decor tag sale

Amazing home decor at liquidation prices. Balinese festival parasols, teak dining table made from antique ox carts, textiles from India and Thailand, hand carved mirrors, Buddhas, colorful candle holders, vases and more. Something for the budget minded to the discerning collector.

Saturday, April 17, from 9 AM – 2 PM, free, Calle las Margaritas 1-78 y Los Cedros, Cuenca.

Kristin Anderson: 098 349 9230. Call after: 7 AM.

Saturday, April 17th, from 9 AM to 2 PM, free, Calle las Margaritas 1-78 y Los Cedros, Cuenca.

Kristin Anderson: +1 802 579 8517

Freya artisanal soaps at Sunrise Cafe

Each skin has its own needs. That’s why we want to bring you the best option.

We work with natural ingredients that bring light, freshness and nutrients to your skin.

We, at Freya, have right what you need. Our artisanal soap is line made with 100% natural ingredients.

Come and check our products at Sunrise Cafe.

Lourdes Alvarez: +593 99 801 1740. Call after: 9 AM.

Friday, April 16th, 9 AM – 3 PM, Free, Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo, Cuenca.

Luly Alvarez: 099 801 1740

Latin and Pop at Common Grounds Sat. with Kike, MacTet

Come hear one of Cuenca’s best singer-songwriters, Kike Pacherres, perform with one of Cuenca’s best jazz groups, MacTet.

We play Latin standards like El Cuarto de Tula and Duraznos Sangrando, as well as Beatles hits, jazz standards and more.

Great songs and stellar musicians. What else do you need?

Don’t miss out. For reservations, you can call or text 096 361 9018.

See you on Saturday.

Saturday, April 17, from 7:30 – 9:30 PM, $5, Common Grounds, Cuenca.

Andrew McLemore: 096 361 9018

Gardening and handyman services

I offer the following services:

• Cutting grass; I have my own tools, grass cutter and cordless grass trimmer.
* Irrigation system installation in house or apartment.
• Handyman
* Painting.
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

Fresh (not dried) guayusa leaves?

So a sweet old lady in the Amazon taught me the best way to make guayusa tea is with a combination of fresh and dried leaves. I have lots of dried, but am looking for a regular source of fresh leaves here in Cuenca. Any ideas? Thanks in advance,

Matt Blau: +1 802 579 8518. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Making Kombucha

Anyone have a “scoby” to share. Or knows who sells one?

Kim Curls: .

City: Cuenca

Wanted wood lathe and welder/tools

Hello everyone, We are new to Ecuador. We are renting outside Cumbe. I am hoping someone here can help me find a good wood lathe hopefully with chisels. Also, might be interested in other woodworking tools. Looking for a used 4 wheeler. Prefer a 4/4; reasonable.

Garnet: .

City: Cuenca

Young Cuencano Andrés Arteaga’s heart needs your help

My name it’s Adrian Mora. I am just trying to help a young Cuencano who’s having a hard moment. Any help is welcome, the phone number down below is from his wife. It’s in Facebook you can see if it’s necessary…

Andrés Arteaga’s heart needs help

Who is Andrés Arteaga? Andrés is a 29-year-old Ecuadorian-Cuenca young man, father of two girls, Ana (6 years old) and Isabel (1 year old).

Andrés is a cheerful, dreamer, enthusiastic, hard-working young man who needs your help, he recently suffered a heart attack and was diagnosed with an unspecified acute heart disease which does not allow him to work or make physical effort for 6 months, he needs absolute rest, his condition is serious and delicate.


Transpo Ecuador

Hi, I’m Jon and I drive a 4-place truck that takes 4 people and all your luggage to or from Guayaquil Cuenca for $95 dollars. I also do day trips to Ingapirca, Vilcabamba, Chordeleg and the Coast. Let’s book Transpo.

Bolivar 6 40. 24/7

Jon Labouef: 098 494 9008 / 07 285 6866 telf

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
– 3D Panels
– Synthetic grass and vertical garden
– Carpets wall to wall
– Floating floor

** Check the fanpage:

Luis Cordero 10-21 and Gran Colombia

Andrea Carrion Luis Velasco
093 909 3911

Run errands for you

Hello everyone, I am a young woman. I speak Spanish and good English. I offer multiple services: do the shopping and pay the bills, take the dog out, give the plants a drink while the hosts are on vacation, housekeeping, help with the assembly of a small piece of furniture or collect urgent documents on the other side of the city and practice Spanish.

Address: Cuenca

Thank you,

Joelys: 098 704 3343

Experienced facilitator at your service

Hello Everybody, My name is Paúl González and I am very happy to offer my services to the community as a general facilitator. I have experience in facilitating medical appointments, rental agreements, home relocation, bank accounts, setting medical appointments with IESS, civil registry business, writing your accusations in the Domestic and Violent Crimes Unit, and general translation.

I am a native Ecuadorian and a graduate the University of Cuenca. My first language is Spanish, but I also have a TOEFL certificate (Test of English as Foreign Language) that allowed me to do advanced study in Germany, all in English. I am looking forward to helping you with anything you need — and if I can’t help, I know someone who can. Don’t hesitate to contact me.

Luis Alarcón y Rafael Zeas.

Paul Gonzalez
098 854 6113

Let’s go to the jungle – We have a new date available.

Hello adventurers,

We have a new date available for our jungle tour. You can’t miss this great adventure with your family or friends. This is an organized tour for small groups, no more than 15 people. It is a 6 day / 5 night trip

Here you can see a recommendation for our tour:

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.


Tourist transportation

We provide transportation service and private tourism.
Travel safely to any destination in the country.
For groups or families
We adjust to your budget.
Write us at 098 355 4049 / 095 878 3926
Direct link: WA.LINK/U4CQU9

Any concerns, do not hesitate to ask me.
We are at orders.
Good day.
Av de las Américas

098 355 4049
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