Declaring financial assets

Hello, Apparently the Gov. of Ecuador requires an annual declaration of assets held in the country (i.e. CDs).

Would anyone know where I would do this and what documents I would need?

Many thanks for any info.


Navigating healthcare

I fell on my bottom a few days ago; getting worse not better. Do I call a hospital to see a doctor or find a standalone office? I don’t speak Spanish well enough. How do I find a person to help translate if I can’t find a Dr. who speaks English? Thanks for any guidance you can give me.


Help Paws with Hope

It was a sad day for us yesterday at Paws with Hope Cuenca . We had a dog returned to us who was adopted about 2 years ago. Of course, I will be posting him in the near future, as he deserves a forever home. Right now, we need to stock up on dog food, cat food, and cat litter. We now have 8 dogs residing here, plus the cats.

This past week I posted a few other dogs who are currently here and are looking for their forever homes. If you or someone you know is looking to adopt, please reach out to me. These dogs are in desperate need.

Please share this post.

Any help is very much appreciated.


City: Cuenca

Garden maintenance

Looking for someone to maintain our small yard/garden (approx. 4×4 meters) on a regular basis. Mostly cut the grass and trim the shrubs/flowers along the outer edges. Don Bosco/Loja area.

R Murphy: 098 095 2511. Call after: 10 AM.

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:

Digestive problems
Aches and pains
Sports injuries



Hello all,

Looking for info regarding Tendamia.
Has anyone had experience regarding this site?
Does it actually deliver to one’s home; is it really an actual business?
Thanks for whatever facts you can provide.

Roger R Rouleau: .

City: Cuenca

Send Ecuadorian roses and flowers bouquets to your loved ones in the USA

If you would like to send excellent quality flowers to your loved ones in the USA, I invite you to visit our online store:
We offer the most beautiful bouquets with the perfect flower and color combination.

Our Flowers are handpicked from the farm to ensure your bouquets are fresh and long lasting. We also offer a wide variety of premium Ecuadorian products that You may add to your floral gift.

We deliver to any address in the USA. You will receive a tracking number as soon as your order is processed.

If you have any question or need assistance placing your orders contact us at any time:

Ecuador Telephone Number 593 96 005 0978
USA Toll Free Number: +1 352 448 7087
Web live chat

City: Cuenca

Contractors professional tools and equipment for sale

Wheelbarrow type 5.5 Honda powered air compressor. Very low hours.

This sells new for $2,800 will sell for $995.

Cement spraying guns, one horizontal, one overhead. Cost $600, will sell for $295

Sandblaster will sell for $120, powerful

DC powered MIG Welder. The ultimate for mobile welding. New in the box, $695

Michael: 099 800 1002

City: Cuenca

Trying to get or renew your driver’s license?

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 or I can get it for you even under the most difficult circumstances. 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


Nestor Reinoso Reinoso Guaman
096 742 1444 / 099 62 39495 / USA 914 230 5429
Fb exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

VAN service with English speaking driver

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

My services include:

– 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.


Today and Sunday only, book now for ACT Musical Review Fundraiser

Something for everybody and a great way to support the only live, English-language theater in Cuenca.

Broadway, the Beatles, Pop, Folk and Americana grace the stage at Azuay Community Theater this weekend!

All proceeds go to support our 100% volunteer organization’s operations and to fund our transition to a new location. (We are in search mode because our lease was terminated.)

Known for her lovely voice and graceful styling, Deb Davis kicks off this musical afternoon performing works by Neil Young, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Seals and Croft and more.

Cindy Benson, a veteran of Cat’s, both on Broadway and in the national touring company, follows with the inimitable voice and stage presence that has made her a Cuenca favorite.


Vote for Best Ecuador Homes as best Real Estate

Best Ecuador Homes has performed numerous rentals and sales during this period of time. Our clients have not had any problems with their properties and are enjoying the beautiful country of Ecuador in the place of their dreams.

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you can expect a better service experience with Best Ecuador Homes real estate before, during, and after the transaction.

We believe that we deserve your vote as Best Real Estate in the Best of GringoPost. Your vote will be very valuable and will help others find our services

Benedicto XV 1-53

Best Ecuador Homes
099 517 4076

Vote for Monica Gonzaga as best Visa Facilitator

Dear Expats residing in Ecuador, you already know me. I am Monica Gonzaga and I have worked serving the Expat community since 2014.

I have made hundreds of temporary and permanent residence visas, Citizenship, I have also helped many families find the place of their dreams, and I have helped in purchases, sales, rentals of land, houses and apartments and I even manage some properties throughout your country Expats, I have a very good track record thank God,

I have also helped a lot of clients in very large personal cases, I want you to know that my service goes further; My service is to solve any type of problem that you have here in Ecuador, what is in my hands I do if there is no problem, my job is to help more than anything in different situations that the client has.


Personal assistant / facilitator / translator

Hey there! If you’ve been looking for someone else to do some tasks which you don’t have time for: this is your chance! My name is Sebastian Ordonez, 28 years old, and English fluent, I’m patient and ready to help and be your personal assistant. I have a college degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. I’ve worked as a tour guide and front desk agent; my last job was in Hyatt Regency New Orleans as a rooms division trainee. I can assist you to do the tasks that you don’t have time for, such as:

-Drive you to any place you need
-Walk your dogs.
-Do your proceedings and procedures.
-Buy your grocery list.
-Get your medication from the pharmacy.
-Teach and help you with your Spanish lessons.
-Tours around the city.

…And a whole lot more!

My rate is $10 per hour, and I assure you’re going to have an excellent service and a good moment. I am looking forward to assisting you and making your life easier.

Feel free to reach out at any time in case you are interested.

Alonso de la Caballeria y Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Sebastian Ordonez
099 826 3403

Body movement and pain-management specialist

It has been demonstrated that myofascial release techniques and targeted movements produce a significant improvement in pain and disability. I would love to help you live a pain free life!

My name is Laura, and I have many specialized certificates and six years of experience helping people take back their lives! I offer fascia release through manual stimulation and with tools like muscle scrapers and a percussion gun. I specialize in mobility and movement for seniors and those with chronic pain and/or disability, and I am certified in senior and chair yoga to improve mobility and flexibility.

I am able to work with all ages! I offer one-on-one and group sessions, so you can partner up with your friend(s) and loved one(s); those who gather together live pain-free together! I come to you, or we can meet at a park near you! I look forward to working with you towards a happy and mobile life!

My certifications include:

500hr Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga
Trauma Informed Yoga
Senior Mobility Specialist
Senior Functional Aging Specialist
Senior Chair Yoga
Yin Yoga
Yoga Nidra
Meditation Specialist
Breathwork Specialist
TRX Certified
Senior Mature Fitness Specialist
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Puertas Del Sol

Laura Decker
+1 714 331 6904

Full body relaxation massage – 90-minutes session

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 $45

Belisario Andrade Y Julio Torres

Elsa Rojas
098 177 4961

Feel better IV: mega dose VitC + B-complex

This IV gives you a nourishing, quick energy boost and helps you feel excellent and more focused. This drip helps with everything from improving brain function to reducing inflammation, creating energy, and boosting your immune system.

• Vitamin C
• B – Complex
• Glutathione

Cost of IV $85 + $5 transportation fee.

Belisario Andrade Y Julio Torres

Elsa Rojas
098 177 4961

Cat scratchers, Jesus

Greetings, I appreciate your vote for the best scratching post for cats! Good day, a pleasure to manufacture cat scratching posts for the community.

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.

Benefits of the cat scratcher:

– To keep your nails healthy and strong. Cats are territorial animals that like to mark their scent.
– To stabilize activity and avoid health problems


Come out to the Sisa Bowl Gran Feria on Saturday!

The Sisa Bowl Gran Feria is Saturday, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Our skilled vendors handcraft these amazing products with love and dedication:

Gluten-free/keto/vegan products, breads, cinnamon rolls, croissants, biscuits, ice cream, chocolate, cacao and cacao products, spices, spice mixes,
salsas, sauces, pesto, creamy and aged goat cheeses, goat milk yogurt, nut butters, dessert breads, fermented vegetables, honey and honey products, Mexican food, fresh blueberries, almonds, whole bean and ground coffee, ceramic tile jewelry and accessories, home decor and gifts, ethnic jewelry from around the world, CBD products, cosmetics, ayurvedic products, artisanal liquors, dill pickles, and more!

Find us at Sisa Bowl Restaurant. Right next to the Broken Bridge, on the Tomebamba River. While you’re there, enjoy a great lunch and lovely walk along the river.

Paseo 3 de Noviembre next to the broken bridge.

Lori Zee

Private driver

Hi, my name is Edwin

I’m available as a driver for anyone who needs to go shopping, medical appointments, moving, trips, delivery services, garden maintenance, housekeeping, house remodeling.

Thank you,


096 335 4020 – 098 974 1520

Customized Spanish lessons

Would you like to learn or improve your Spanish online? If so, I can help you!
I am a certified teacher from Cuenca and for years I have taught Spanish to people of different nationalities and different levels. I really love teaching and one of the reasons is because I have had the opportunity to share and exchange cultural experiences with my students.

My teaching approach depends completely on my students: their level, their goals, their needs and their preferences. So, each student decides if we are going to focus on the development of: speaking, listening, reading, writing or on the improvement of any other aspect of the language as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc.


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.

Avenida Viracochabamba y Princesa Toa

Juan Rodriguez

Don’t forget to vote for Cuenca Expats Magazine

Don’t forget to vote for Cuenca Expats Magazine. It’s Easy. Takes Just a Minute.
GringoPost is running their annual “Best Of” election. It’s easy to vote:

1. Click this link
2. Scroll down to the category “Best Printed Media or Magazine”
3. Write in Cuenca Expats Magazine.

Thanks for your support.

601 Pine Needle Drive

Ed Lindquist

Berenice Studio

Hello everyone, I hope you have a beautiful day. I just wanted to tell you that we are attending at the Miguel Cordero Davila and Paucarbamba in front of the work center building!

Wash cut and blow dry $15
Wash Hydration treatment for white hair & blow dry $25
Mani and pedi $10
Root color and blow dry $35
Highlights $40

For appointments you can call me at 098 459 2179 or text me. Hope to see you soon.

Miguel Cordero Davila y Paucarbamba

Vicky Andrade

Professional English editor

I have experience editing 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

Monk fruit

Dear friends of Gramm Bulkshop, we share with you some information about monk fruit:

The monk fruit in addition to its calorie-free sweetening potential, monk fruit extract helps lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar, improves liver function, and reduces symptoms of certain allergies and asthma.

Here we have some of the benefits of monk fruit:

* Helps fight infections as it contains anti-inflammatory properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria, helping to prevent sore throats and coughs.

* It can help reduce the risk of diabetes, helps lower glucose levels and increase insulin secretion.


Convatec ostomy bags

I have a large number of Convatec ostomy bags to sell. My husband had an ostomy and we thought he would have it for a long time so I stocked up. Fortunately, he was able to have the ostomy reversed a lot sooner than expected, so now, I would like to sell what we don’t need.

At Monte Sinai in Cuenca these bags cost $10 each. I ordered them from the States for a lot less and will sell them for $5 each. I have about 90 bags to sell so if you want them all it would be $450. I am in Vilcabamba so you will need to pay shipping if you are elsewhere. I am sure there is someone out there who needs these bags as we did at one time and who will appreciate this lower price.

Totsie Marine:

City: Vilcabamba

Lissett’s flan

Enjoy a delicious flan with your family or friends. 
Home delivery. 

January 28th, from 1 PM – Please make your order 24 hrs before 

Av. General Escandón and Victor Manuel Albornoz 

Lissett Perez: Call or WhatsApp: 096 024 2654

Recommendation for Amapola, restaurant

We had a truly amazing experience this week in Cuenca. We visited the home of famed Ecuadorean ceramic artist Eduardo Vega and were taken on a guided walk on the family’s nature trail by the artist’s daughter, Frederica.

Afterwards, we visited the Vega Gallery and museum and we were absolutely blown away by the beauty and creativity of the works. From mosaic murals to serving dishes to intricate figures, every piece told a story.

The grand finale was a sunset dinner at Frederica’s recently opened restaurant, Amapola featuring local and sustainable ingredients. I was too engrossed in the three-course meal to capture sunset photos, but I was able to photograph the Cuenca city lights through a cleverly placed porthole in a beautiful ceramic mural that echoes the view beyond.

There aren’t enough stars to give to this lovely experience. Special thanks to Martin Avila for facilitating the excursion.

Address: Turi, Cuenca

Contact information: 098 757 0908

Recommended by Lesley Groetsch:

Recommendation for Mustafa Aladawi, tech guru, technology

Just finished with another successful session with Mustafa. Even though he is on an extended stay in the US, we were able to connect via WhatsApp and he updated my Firestick by controlling it through my laptop. He updated everything and added a new and excellent live streaming app. He is available to help via WhatsApp. Give him a call!

Address: Currently the US

Contact information: 593 99 408 7897

Recommended by Barbara VanAbel:

Recommendation for Tere’s Gabinete, hair, nails, etc.

Tere has been cutting my hair for a few months and she has managed to make my fine hair look thicker and more stylish. She takes her time and pays attention to details and ends with a very professional job. Tere confirms what she understands are my wishes in English.

In addition to her precision hair styling, Tere has manicure and pedicure service and will also arrange for other services such as massage at your request and she offers quality hair products for sale. Currently, she has new travel sets of shampoo, conditioner and hair treatment available.

Address: Ordoñez Lasso y Los Alamos (next to EWok)

Contact information: 098 481 1365

Recommended by Cynthia Mills:

Healthy breads that will make you feel better!

Our healthy breads, made with nourishing ingredients like rye, oat, flax, sunflower, chia, and sesame which contain high levels of fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3s to help regulate cholesterol levels and promote overall health. Enjoy our breads today and start enjoying the benefits of these super seeds.

Did you know how important these seeds are?

Flaxseeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining heart health. They also contain lignans, which are compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, flaxseeds are a good source of dietary fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol levels and regulates blood sugar levels.


Looking for something new and exciting on Sundays at home?

Sunday Delivery Special from Mother & Son Family Kitchen!
Hey everyone! Looking for something new and exciting on Sundays? Why not try our Sunday Delivery Special! We’ll bring you a delicious and home-cooked meal right to your door. Just give us a call and we’ll take care of the rest.
WhatsApp: 096 322 3377

New York Style Cheesecake $4
Available in strawberry or Blueberry

Juicy pan-seared bacon wrapped pork tenderloin medallions $14
with mushroom gravy served with mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and honey-glazed carrots.


SmokedsSpecials from Pig & Cow

Greetings, Expat community! Pig & Cow has two delicious specials for you.

-Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich
Brioche bread, sliced pickles, homemade BBQ sauce, delicious low and slow smoked pulled pork and cheddar cheese.
You can add homemade potato chips for only $1.75 extra

•Smoked Baby back ribs•
Full rack smoked baby back ribs
Includes 2 sides
* Mashed potatoes
* Coleslaw

January 28 to February 1st 11 AM to 8 PM,

Delivery service only

Eduardo Quintero: 096 095 3106

Delicious Asian Dinners now Thursday to Sunday Delivery!

You can now enjoy our delicious Asian Dinners Delivery from Thursday to Sunday!
Free delivery for orders $30 or more within the city.
Mother and Son Family Kitchen Delicious Asian Dinners
Available for delivery from Thursday to Sunday.
Please give us a day’s notice to prepare your order.
Dinners are enough for 2 servings.
WhatsApp 096 322 3377

Braised Pork Ribs with Hoisin Sauce $12
served with white or brown rice, steamed broccoli plus a side of pineapple-cucumber salad

Filipino Dinners

Our best-selling lumpia!
$6 for 5pcs.
available with pork or chicken or shrimp or vegetarian.

Filipino Feast $12 *serves 2
2 chicken skewers
4 veggie egg rolls
Pancit (str fry rice noodles and veggies in a savory sauce)

Chicken Adobo *serves 6 to 8 $18
Popular Filipino comfort food, whole chicken cut into serving pieces, a mix of white and dark meat marinated in apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and black peppercorns which are browned in olive oil and simmered in the marinade.

$9 (2 to 3 servings)
$16 (5 to 6 servings)
with pork or chicken or shrimp
(str fry rice noodles & veggies in a savory sauce)

What’s on sale
Buy 1 get 50% on your second Thai basil dish!
*Meal enough for 2 servings
Thai Chicken Basil $10*
Thai Beef Tenderloin Basil $11*
Served with white or brown rice plus a side of pineapple-cucumber salad
Buy 1 get 50% on your second Mongolian dish!
Mongolian Chicken $10*
Mongolian Beef Tenderloin $11*
Served with white or brown rice plus a steamed broccoli


La Nostra Pizza Napoletana, authentic artisan pizza in Cuenca

La Nostra Pizza Napoletana, artisanal pizza, with its homemade tomato sauce, and fresh ingredients, with its 7 flavors and 4 sizes, Its operations are open to taking home the pizza of your choice with a free drink.

Thank you for the support you have given us so far. This encourages us to continue working with the best service and the best Neapolitan-style pizza.

Our name is La Nostra Pizza Napoletana. Now open for home delivery— Order for your next meal:

– WhatsApp: 098 305 6004
– Facebook: @lanostrapizzanapoletana
– Email:


7 Bakery Coffee

Physical store address: Av Gonzales Suarez 14-90 and Luis Martinez
Wednesday to Saturday, home deliveries via WhatsApp: 098 862 7147
From 9 AM – 5 PM or while supplies last.

Raised donuts


Boston Cream $1.25
Choco-Nutella $1.25
Choco-Passion fruit $1.25
Choco-Dulce de Leche $1.25
Vanilla Blackberry $1.25
Choco-Blackberry $1.25
Creme Brulé $1.25
Lemon Pie Donut $1.25
Tres Leches Donut $1.25
Oreo – Cookies and Cream $1.25
Piña Colada $1.25



Santa Cruz Tex-Mex food and bar!

Tex-mex food? In Santa Cruz Mexican food and bar!
Come and enjoy the best chimichangas! Quesadillas, Tacos, flutes; fajitas!
Many more options on our menu!

Order online 099 926 9635
Every day 2×1 in margaritas
3×2 in beers.

We welcome pets.

To see more of our Menu, please go to our Facebook @santacruzrestaurantcuenca.

Esmeraldas #2-20 y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems).

Santa Cruz Restaurant: 099 099 926 9635

Hours: Monday closed. Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 AM – 10 PM. Sunday: noon – 9 PM

Esmeraldas #2-20 y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems).

Alba Saula:

Sunday Brunch, Cuenca To Go

Made to order comfort food
Hey Sunday Brunch Cuenca family!

We now have classic mozzarella frozen pizzas for delivery! 12-inch medium pizzas with handmade crust and homemade sauce. Will keep in your freezer for 3-4 weeks. Just pop out, unwrap and slide off onto a baking sheet and bake. 7-10 minutes from thawed or 15-17 minutes from frozen and dinner is done!

And here are our other products:


Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9.50
Chicken pot pie $7.50
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.


Fillet Mignon tonight?

It’s at Don Colon’s Restaurant

Saturday Dinner Specials

Filet Mignon
Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp or Chicken

Both include:

Onion soup
Baked Potato
A glass of wine

Only $12.95
Reservations please


You’re still on time, don’t be late!

Do you know which is the best hamburger in the city?

We believe that it is ours, the Calvo & Co hamburger.
If you believe the same, you are still in time to tell everyone.
Vote for Calvo & Co as the best hamburger in Cuenca. (And the best fries).

From Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30,

Los Cipreses 1-133 and Ordoñez Lasso

Jose: 095 879 3723

A Valentine’s Day to remember, Farm-to-Table Dinner and Music

Gran Roca invites you to attend our special “Valentine’s Day to Remember, Farm-to-Table Dinner and Music.” The dinner will include a wide variety of fresh, healthy and delicious dishes made from ingredients grown and raised on our sustainable permaculture farm to please a wide variety of tastes and diets. All of our dishes are gluten free and produced in our commercial kitchen that is also gluten free. We cook using a minimum amount of oil (and only extra virgin olive oil). We are also careful with our use of sugar and salt.

As we are known for our unique offerings, our menu for Valentine’s Day will feature each of our pasture raised animals, (chicken, turkey, beef, pork and even duck) each marinated in its own sauce and then smoked and mixed with our farm fresh herbs and vegetables. We will, as in our past events, prepare a variety of delicious vegetarian dishes including grilled fresh vegetables, vegetarian stuffed bell peppers and zucchini fritters made using our farm-to-table herbs and vegetables. The dinner would not be complete without our fresh made dessert. No one ever goes home hungry from a Gran Roca event!

But that’s not all. As a part of the evening, we are putting together a live music program featuring songs of love from some of our favorite Broadway Musicals. You don’t want to miss it. There may not be a dry eye in the audience.

For reservations, please send an email to with your name, number of seats and your preferred seating time. This will truly be a Valentine’s Day to Remember. See you there!

Valentine’s Day, February 14. Two seatings: 4 and 7 PM,

The Beautiful Hotel Los Balcones, Presidente Borrero 12-08 y Sangurima, 4 blocks from Parque Calderon

Rob Gray:

Last Sunday in January is your chance

Make this Sunday, Jan 29, the Sunday you decide to visit the International Christian Community. We offer an English program of Worship and are currently finishing a series on the question of “Who Needs a Savior?”

This Sunday we will explore the issues of dying and death. Come and share with us the traditional hymns, prayers and Scripture readings you’ve been missing. We are waiting just for you!

Sunday, Jan 29, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free,

5-02 Nicanor Aguilar y Solano

Phil Kennemer:

City: Cuenca

Mind in the Right Direction – Meditate with Shambhala Sunday

It is our own mind, not our enemies, that leads us in the wrong direction. ~ attrib. Buddha

The Shambhala Meditation Group of Cuenca is happy to invite you to our regular programming live and online via Zoom. We follow local health guidelines.

Our regular programming includes

Group Meditation in English and Spanish
Every Sunday from 10:30 AM – noon. For meditation instructions, you’re invited to come at 10 AM.
The program includes seated meditation, walking meditation, and
text recitations from our tradition.

Book study group, on a title related to Buddhism and mindfulness, meets
Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 5 PM.


You are invited to join us ~ come as you are

Come see for yourself! Check us out and see what we are all about. We are genuine, we are real, we are different.

At Trinity Church 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.

Come early and have some coffee and pastries with us. Worship starts promptly at 10 AM.


Modern brand-new apartment near the Yanuncay river and the Tram stop

This is a beautiful and modern apartment with first class finishes, brand new, located on the first floor with lots of light, and two small gardens. The apartment is located one block from the linear park “Las Piedras del Río Yanuncay” where you can enjoy long walks in the company of nature. The building is located on a very quiet street, a few minutes from the bus stop and for most bus and tram lines that will take you to the city center in less than 10 minutes.

The apartment consists of:

• room
• kitchen
• dining room
• 3 rooms
• 2 full bathrooms
• 1small cellar
• 1 social bathroom
• study area
• Laundry
• Communal terrace with bbq area and beautiful view of the mountains.
• garage for one vehicle
• No aliquot is paid
• Pet is accepted

Video surveillance cameras and electrical safety fence.

Price: $550, does not include basic services.

Very soon I will have two more unfurnished apartments for rent with balconies and terraces as well as a furnished suite.

If you need more photos and information, contact me: 098 573 4741

Address: Américas y Parque Lineal del Río Yanuncay, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, not negotiable, pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1674830928

I am the owner, Eli: 098 573 4741

Beautiful house for rent in a family urbanization

I offer you a house belonging to my mother-in-law (Sandra Ugalde), for rent located in Ricaurte near the San Diego hacienda in a private family development.

The house has 2 bedrooms, each with its full bathroom, as well as a social bathroom. Also with living room, dining room, kitchen, garden with panoramic views of Cuenca, BBQ area and parking for 2 vehicles.

The rental price is $310 (unfurnished). If you want more information or to visit the house, you can contact me, because my mother-in-law doesn’t speak much English: 099 274 5970. (Alejandro García).

Address: Av. Julia Bernal, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1674842570

I am a friend of the owner, Alejandro Garcia: 099 274 5970

Fully furnished 2 BR / 2.5 Bath / apartment for rent in Cuenca

Price: $900 per month

This is a luxurious, fully furnished apartment located in Las Pencas Area just 8 minutes from downtown, inside a building with 24/7 security and a private elevator. Just the apartment has 1991 sq ft (185m2) and its Terrace size is 485 sq ft (45m2).

Once you enter you will find a big living room, an open kitchen, a laundry room, a social bathroom, a fireplace, and two bedrooms where each one has its own full bathroom and balcony. Also, the Master Room has a walk-in closet.

Finally, you have a big terrace with a BBQ Area, a Hydromassage bathtub, and beautiful views of the city. A storage room and a parking space are also included with the apartment and pets are allowed.

*Building aliquot and utilities are not included in the monthly rental*

Buying option available!
For $230,000, negotiable

Take a quick look of the property here:

We can set an appointment to see the apartment whenever you want.
Do you want to know more? We will be happy to help you. And remember at Best Ecuador Homes we have the place of your dreams!

Address: Las Pencas, Cuenca.

Furnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1674856696

I am a real estate agent, Monica Gonzaga: 098 384 1691

5 BR / 2 BA house for rent on the Ecuadorian Coast, Salinas

$650 per month

This is a single-story House located on the Ecuadorian Coast in the precious place of Salinas. The property is located 5 minutes away from the town shopping mall, also it has near restaurants and stores. The house has 2841 sq ft (264 m2) of space with a big patio with a BBQ Area and a parking space inside.

Once you enter the house you will find an open kitchen, 5 bedrooms, a social bathroom, and 2 full bathrooms. Plenty of natural light and the best weather in the country.

Take a quick view of the property here:

We will be delighted to help you. For more information:

Address: La Libertad, Salinas.

Furnished, negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1674858403

I am a real estate agent, Monica Gonzaga: 098 384 1691

Fudge, fudge and more fudge

Due to the Cuenca Coop in the Sunrise Cafe closing, I would like to offer the following: I am Granny Annie and if you would like to purchase the following, I can deliver downtown a few times a week.

Fudge 8oz $5.50
Pepper jelly $4.50
Lemon curd $4.50

Please order through WhatsApp

Granny Annie

Ann Ready: 097 922 4943. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Beautiful Husky Mix – discover Matilda!

Matilda is the sweetest dog I have ever fostered. She has excellent house manners and is friendly with all people and other dogs. She rarely barks and stops when you ask her. She is spayed and vaccinated and is very healthy except for some vision limitations.

She loves to take walks and to get belly rubs and never pulls the leash. Her sight is good enough that she is fearless and doesn’t run into things but she stays close when walking and follows commands in English or Spanish.


Cuenca airport suitcase

Be aware! Checked luggage in Thursday, January 19th, 5:45 PM.
Many items stolen and never to be recovered!

Lynda Frome

City: Cuenca


Is there anyone out there who knows Yahoo mail? My contacts have disappeared. Help!

Leslie Breen: 098 412 3627. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca


I have to ask again. Does anyone know where I can find Loperamide anti-diarrheal here in Cuenca? The pharmacy that is on Ordonez-Lasso and Las Americas is no longer selling it, according to the pharmacist. I need it daily after bowel resection surgery.


Janet: .

City: Cuenca

Freemason lodge #69 (CUENCA)

Need email address and/or phone # for the Freemasonry lodge in Cuenca.

Barry: 416 473 9507. Call after: 6 PM.

City: Cuenca

GringoPost in Quito?

Hi, I would like to know if there is GringoPost in Quito too.

Maria Gracia

City: Quito (capital)

Editor’s note: Thanks Maria for asking. The majority of GringoPost subscribers are from the Cuenca area but there are many subscribers in Quito and other areas including 22 foreign countries presently.

Electric bike for sale

Electric bike 1500W brand-new assembled in cartons

Hydraulic brakes, 48V battery.

Led lights front and rear.

PAS, Pedal Assistance System, five options.

30 kilometers.

Colors available black and white.

Fat tire bike.

Perfect for city and trail.

Contact me for further info contact me.


City: Cuenca

Laptop i9 Octa Core 10th new, offer price

Condition: New
City: Cuenca
Price: $1000
Fran: 098 789 0130

OS:Windows 10/Win 11
CPU : Intel i9 10th Octa Core.
16 MB Intel®Smart Cache
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics
Memory: DDR4 8GB
NAND Flash:512GB SSD M.2

Fran: 098 789 0130

City: Cuenca

Washing machine

LG fuzzy logic washing machine, 11 kg, used, in good working order.


Ccontact Suzanne by WhatsApp if possible, or phone.

Suzanne Bennett: 098 513 2564

City: Cuenca

Apple TV 4K 128Gb 2022 model for sale

For sale Apple TV 4K, the latest model available
Capacity: 128Gb
Model: 2022
Ethernet Port for better connection
Brand-new in a sealed box
It includes 3 months of Apple TV free for new customers.

Only a few units left.

Asking price: $300

You can check all the photos in the link below or I can send to your email upon request

Mauricio Fabara: 099 973 0534

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments, store is open today

Are you planning a move, or downsizing? We can help you sell your furniture, appliances, household goods, without a yard sale and having people come to your house. We do the work and you will get the biggest share of the profit. If you are moving, we can send you the money. We’ve been doing this for more than 8 years in Cuenca. Call or message us or come in for details.

Our store has very nice, pre-owned items for you and your home. Items come in and out each day, so we are busy adding new items every day. There are always new items to see.


Industrial electric convection oven for sale!

Model: Vulcan VC5ED

This electric convection oven comes equipped with four nickel-plated oven racks and nickel-plated, 11-position rack guides. Great for professional use! The oven has been barely used and is in great condition.

You can see al the specifications here:

Asking price: $4,000, negotiable.

Miguel: 099 587 3165

City: Cuenca

Attention all crafters

I have a large amount of crafting items that I am selling!

3 pieces of shiny, shimmery cloth, each piece is 1/2 meter approx. 20 inches
Styrofoam Cones and Balls – 4 cone shaped in 2 sizes, 30 small and 35 medium size balls
Natural just twine 2 sizes
Cord in 2 sizes and 4 colors
Ribbon galore – several colors and many shapes and sizes
Lights and Bells – 1 strand long LED nights and 3 mini LEDs, 2 faux candle lights,
1pkg 9pc large red bells 2 pkgs 20 pc med silver bells and 3 pkgs of 30 pc small silver bells
2 small hot glue guns with glue sticks
Various beads, gel stickers and glitter
Various Christmas decoration pieces

Please contact through WhatsApp +593 99 846 6859 with a reasonable offer. Thanks

Eva Hollister: evakholli 099 846 6859

City: Cuenca

Mardi Gras Costume Party, February 21st at Common Grounds

Hi friends,

For a fabulous Mardi Gras Costume Party experience come to Common Grounds on Fat Tuesday, February 21!

On Fat Tuesday, February 21 Common Grounds will be hosting a Mardi Gras Party costume ball!
We will have Cajun food and Mardi Gras drinks. Hurricanes will be on special all night.
A prize will be given for the best Mardi Gras male and female costumes.
New Orleans flavored dance music will be provided by George (requests accepted)
For the costume challenged we will have face painting (see example below) beginning at 5:30 and a Tarot Reader will be on hand to work her magic.


Looking for a job as a personal assistant in Quito

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

098 453 4019. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Quito (capital)


Recliner and full-sized bed

We have a very comfortable recliner for sale. It has a small slit in a groove but otherwise in excellent condition.
Color: Black

$350 or make an offer. All reasonable offers will be considered


Full-Sized Bed available for sale. Great condition. Includes mattress protector and a sheet set.

$200 or best offer

Liss: 098 264 7923

City: Cuenca

Book now. Saturday and Sunday only – ACT musical review fundraiser

Something for everybody and a great way to support the only live, English-language theater in Cuenca.

Broadway, the Beatles, Pop, Folk and Americana grace the stage at Azuay Community Theater This Weekend!

All proceeds go to support our 100% volunteer organization’s operations and to fund our transition to a new location. (We are in search mode because our lease was terminated.)

Known for her lovely voice and graceful styling, Deb Davis kicks off this musical afternoon performing works by Neil Young, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Seals and Croft and more.

Cindy Benson, a veteran of Cat’s, both on Broadway and in the national touring company, follows with the inimitable voice and stage presence that has made her a Cuenca favorite.

Next up, the multi-talented Glenn David Gano, fresh off his role as George Bailey in ACT’s production of “It’s A Wonderful Life”, and a key player in the harmonious quartet Northern Roots, brings his great guitar pickin’ to a solo performance of some of his favorite, and often lesser known, songs.


Professional English teacher, 25 years of experience

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

An inspired Szechuan seven course dinner

Our seven course meals are loved by all of our customers and we simply love creating them and challenging ourselves with new flavors while traveling around the world through these food experiences.

We can’t wait to serve this inspired Szechuan Seven Course Incredible Meal. We will be serving dumplings, Chinese greens and mushrooms, wonton soup, bang bang chicken, lamb skewer, fish in hot chili oil and an incredible sponge cake. We will have a pairing menu available.

Book now by calling 099 806 8071.
Don’t miss these unique food experiences. You won’t regret it.

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

099 806 8071

Huge yapa (free gifts with purchase) sale is ending

Our most generous yapas ever!
Spend $20, get a nice, first level yapa.
But wait – the yapas are cumulative!
Spend $30, get a nice second level yapa and the first level yapa
Spend $50, get a $10 gift certificate to the restaurant Kolo, and the first and second level yapas.
Spend $75, get the first three level yapas and a very useful 4th level yapa.
Spend $150, get the first 4 level yapas and a yapa bag filled with unique items.

Visit our easy-to-find store located just 5 blocks West of Parque Calderon. We accept cash, credit cards, major crypto and PayPal (preferred).

For orders over $50, shipping is free to anywhere in Ecuador that Servientrega services. To see what is available, visit

P.S. There is only 1 large room air purifier left in stock.

Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral

Kent Mills

Gran Feria Sabatino’s is next Saturday, February 4

What awaits you at the next Gran Feria Sabatino’s? Trustworthy vendors with high-quality products and delicious lunch specials as with each and every first Saturday of the month. There are a few new vendors as well as your favorites so make your shopping list and come hungry. Here’s the lineup for February 4.

Antojitos Mexican Food
ARQ & PAISA Mini Feng Shui Gardens
Artesana Breads by Rosemary
Azuay Community Theater
Blue Biker Blueberries
Coco’s Green Gluten Free Products


Full body deep tissue massage – 90-minute sessions

A deep tissue massage is a type of massage that aims to invigorate and heal a person’s muscles and connective tissue.

Deep tissue massage works on specific areas of muscle tension in the body. Stress, bad postures, or intensive physical activity can cause contracted muscles, and the best way to treat this is a good massage.

The main benefit of a deep tissue massage is that it can help relieve pain caused by stressed and strained muscles—the massage focus on targeting specific muscles and connective tissue.


Boosts your immunity – Zinc + Selenium IV therapy

Stress, food intolerance, a medical illness and GI conditions can inhibit the absorption of essential substances such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, folic acid, glutathione, or biotin.

IV Nutrient Therapy is a tool to safely and efficiently administer high dosages of nutrients that the body could not absorb through food or oral supplementation alone.

Anyone can benefit from IV therapy, but some more likely candidates or conditions include athletes, adrenal fatigue/ insufficiency, common old, weak immune system, fatigue, hormone imbalance, low mood, digestive disorders, skin issues, heavy metal buildup, brain fog, upper respiratory tract infections and many more.

Zinc and selenium help support the thyroid, immune system, and insulin deficiency.


Do you have in mind to make CDs in a credit union?

Because many on GringoPost are looking for the best place to make their investments and take advantage of the benefits of making CDs in this country, I’d like to introduce Crea Credit Union to you.

Established in Cuenca in 1964, Crea has experience servicing the community. We have more than 33 branches around the country and now we have a strong initiative serving international community. Starting from a decidedly strong base, Crea has only grown stronger. It is the cooperative that offers CDs with not only high rates of return but unparalleled safety and security of principal. That’s a combination that is hard to beat.

These are some of the benefits and reasonable reasons why people want to work with us:


Stained Glass workshop

This workshop will teach you all the steps necessary to create your own stained glass piece.

You will learn how to cut glass, draw the design, solder, and use of the different machines and tools needed for this age-old craft.

The class will be taught by local stained-glass artist, Juan Luis Zamora, who has world-class stained-glass pieces in various churches, homes, and businesses around Ecuador. You will take this class in his fully equipped workshop, just a few blocks from idiomART in el Centro of Cuenca.

This is a 7-day workshop and the dates are:
– Feb. 22, 24, 25 March 1, 3, 4, 8

You can choose between 2 different time slots:


Traveling Workshop: Ceramics in Huizhil

Join Maria Dolores Saldaño of Lola Tour Company and idiomART for another incredible traveling workshop.

This time, you will travel to the village of Huizhil in the outskirts of Cuenca where you will join ceramicist, Marcela Cardenas, who will teach you how to mold clay and make a simple incense burner. You will also walk around the property, breathe in the fresh air, and eat a home-cooked meal.

The second day of the workshop will be at idiomART, where you will paint your piece then Marcela will fire it up in the ceramic oven.

By the end of this incredible adventure, you will have gotten out of town, learned how to create something with clay, and take home your own piece of art made with your own hands!

Day 1 – Trip to Huizhil: Feb. 14 from 8 AM – 4 PM


Drum Circle at idiomART

Join us today, Saturday (Jan. 28) at 2:30 PM for another incredible drum circle jam! All ages and skill levels welcome. Please bring your own instrument (if you have one) as we don’t have many to go around.

2:30 PM
$3 at the door

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB

The Art of the Successful Memoir, workshop

Join Carolyn Hamilton for a one-day workshop on memoir writing. You will learn practical, time-saving tools to get organized and on the right track to write and publish your memoirs!

Feb. 11 from 10 AM – 5 PM
at idiomART

Early Bird Special:
$79 if registered and paid by Feb. 8

$97 after that

To register:

idiomART is located at: Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB

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.

Avenida Viracochabamba y Princesa Toa

Juan Rodriguez

Finishing finishes, paint, gypsum, furniture.

Film and paint finishes

Gypsum installation

Melamine furniture (closet, kitchen, shelves, etc.)

Incredible costs per m2 (no more, or less).

Finish work professionals.

Direct references of architects and engineers.

We are gladly quote jobs in the city of Cuenca.
WhatsApp 098 789 0130



098 789 0130

Cuenca Friends!

We are Ecuadorians, helping in translation and assistance services for expats:

i.e. purchase and set up of sim cards, setting up internet, extension of 3 months tourist visa to 6 months, buying groceries, getting tranvia or bus cards, social security, IESS, dog walking, medical facilitator, anything you may need help with your transition to move to Ecuador.

Our focus is expats who speak English and do not yet have the necessary Spanish language skills. We are fully bilingual in both Spanish and English.

We are also kind, patient people who would love to help you with any needs you may have transitioning to your new life here in Ecuador.
Hour rate: $15


Cuenca Friends
099 447 1149

Apartment cleaning service

Cleaning of apartments or offices is done for hours, days and months. Guaranteed services characterized by:

Efficiency, Punctuality.

Parque Miraflores

Karla Namicela
099 177 6325

Cooperativa Policia Nacional

New interest rate at CPN!

Segment 1
COSEDE insurance $32,000
Second Best Cooperativa in Ecuador.
New! Interest rates higher than 9.75%!
Joint CDs
Investor VISA Cds!
We accept international checks!

Daniel Campos Urgilez
Cel. 099 511 0173

Luis Cordero and Honorato Vasquez.

Daniel Campos
099 511 0173

Recommendation for Cat Services Cuenca, scratching posts

Jesus made two beautiful scratching posts for our new kitten and she just loves them. One post is made from a pylon and the other is a straight post that even has her name on it – Skittles. The posts are made with high quality materials. His love for cats and for his work are obvious. He and his wife are very professional, prompt, and speak some English. He also uses WhatsApp. Thank you, Jesus, for keeping our kitten happy!

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 096 273 9781

Recommended by Katie Bishop: 098 026 5238

Recommendation for Pawsome Volunteers of FAAN, Animal Shelter and Rescue

FAAN (Fundacion Familia Amor Animal) has been saving animals and raising awareness in Cuenca for 8 years with – unbelievably – all volunteers. Every day including holidays, President Jose Gomez drives the “Faanmobile” up into the Tarqui mountains to cook for and care for the 140 + dogs now in our temporary sanctuary. These are the most vulnerable of our dogs included, rescued, senior and unadoptable dogs

The dogs would like to thank Jose and all the volunteers at FAAN by asking for your vote in this year’s “Best of Gringo Post” Award. The Foundation is taking on a big challenge of purchasing land to build Ecuador’s most modern and sustainable shelter but the dream is within our reach thanks to our donors and volunteers. Visit us a

Address: Tarqui Shelter in Cuenca

Recommended by Rosemary Rein:

Recommendation for Colibre Adventures, hiking in Cuenca

If you are looking for a beautiful hikes and experiences, do not hesitate to contact them!
Wonderful hikes. People know what they are talking about.

Facebook: Colibre_Adventures
Instagam: Colibre_adventures
TikTok: Colire.Adventures

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: +593 99 174 1765

Recommended by Jessy V.:

Spicy minced beef in Thai Connection!

Taste our spicy minced beef and receive a Thai Tea free! Only for this week (until Saturday 28th)

January 24th to 28th, from 11:30 AM to 9 PM,

Honorato Vasquez y Hermano Miguel

Jeralth: 098 704 6607

January 24th to 28th, from 11:30 AM to 9 PM,

Honorato Vasquez y Hermano Miguel

Sisa Bowl specials

Today’s specials:

Lamb Burgers with your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries

Vegetarian Sisa Bowls with one of our 12 homemade sauces.

Try one of our new Signature Cocktails
Strawberry Chocolate
Mango Chocolate
Maracuyá Chocolate
$6 or 3 for $15
All made with fresh fruit and our 70% Single Origin Dark Chocolate made on site..

Wed-Sun noon – 7 PM,

Paseo 3 de Noviembre. Beside the Broken Bridge


Delicious Tiramisu y Carlota de limón.

Hello, everybody.
I offer for this weekend, delicious desserts. Tiramisu y Lemon Carlota.

I have two sizes. For 4 servings is $12.
and for 6 servings is $18.

Please order one day in advance and send message by WhatsApp.

Thank you for choosing me.



All days,

Euclides y Del Cebollar

Eulalia: 099 253 7133

Live Andean Music – this Saturday

Enjoy live Andean Music by “los Cuatro de Cabugana” at our 2nd local on Av. Loja. Although the band is new, the musicians have decades of musical experience individually. No cover, food and drinks available. A wonderful cultural experience in the City.

Saturday, Jan 28th, 8 to 10 PM

Av. Loja 2320 and Juan Bautista Vasquez

Rumi Duchicela: 098 619 0490

“Mariangel” with The Jim Gala Trio” at the Jazz Society Café!

Saturday, January 28th
Singer “Mariangel” with The Jim Gala Trio!
Don’t miss Mariangel Mundary singing your favorite songs!
Food and Beverage service from 6 PM. Jazz Concert at 7 PM

Jazz Society Café
Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner bldg.)
(one block north of Ordonez Lasso)

Saturday 7 PM, 28th of January, 2023,

Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby Degamo: 096 322 3377