Vacation guidance in Cuenca

US senior citizen, 1st time traveling out of US. Spending 5 weeks in Cuenca. Looking for tips on where to dine, hangout, and things not to miss.


Patrick Coughlin: 1 501 580 6162. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Phillip’s Sonicare, rechargeable toothbrushes

I have two of these toothbrushes. They will not take a charge. Is there someone locally who could replace the rechargeable batteries?

Thank you,

Carol: .

City: Cuenca

Misplaced COVID vaccination card

Having traveled to the States, I have misplaced my COVID vaccination card. Do you know where I can obtain a replacement?
Thank you for any assistance.

Calvin E Hefner TSSF: 096 795 9674. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a used, single bed

Hello, my name is Alfredo Saez. I am looking for a single-size bed, (1 seat) with a mattress. It is for the young Sony Vargas. He is hospitalized in the Francisco Moscoso Hospital. He suffered an accident on his bicycle, suffering cranial trauma. He is alone with his mother, they are both Venezuelan, and he needs help. He is soon to be discharged and needs a bed to take care of his mother. If someone can help, contact me,

Alfredo Saez: 096 034 2771. Call after: 4 PM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for translator/proofreader

Needed: a translator for a fiction series, plus a couple of non-fiction books (including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali) from English to Spanish. Some of them might only need proofreading and correcting, as some translations have already been done. I will be happy to meet with anyone interested with some of the books to give an idea of what’s involved.

Fluency in both languages is absolutely required, as the fiction involves poetic passages and old-fashioned words and speech and the Yoga Sutras are, of course, dealing with spirituality and consciousness.

Brahmi Ishaya: +1 843 450 6946 WhatsApp. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking to share a shipping container

We are thinking of bringing a 20 Ft. container to Cuenca in the spring/summer of next year from Canada (Vancouver) and we don’t think we’ll be able to fill it up.

Is anyone interested in sharing a container with us?

Thank you,

Karen Vasquez: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for apartment for rent

Looking for furnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $450.

Hello All: I just arrived from the US two days ago. Next week I will begin my earnest search for a rental apartment. Two bedrooms, two baths. I would like basic services and internet to be included. If not, this will be an arguing point on the rental price. I prefer quiet to noise, nature to honking cars in a definitely non-smoking place. Pets: I am an animal lover. I have no pets now, but could possibly seek getting a small pet in the next year. This is for a long-term rental. I look forward to your suggestions. Thanks,


Anyone Traveling Soon to the States? 

Have an important business letter, a #10 size envelope, to be “Priority Mail” (USPS) to a USA address. 
Will pay a fee for this kind service. Thank you in advance for helping us. 

Jeremiah: 099 579 6943. Call after: 9 AM. 

City: Cuenca

Linens–gently used– or new

I am looking for a set or two of quality sheets that are new or gently used– open to muling as well—queen-size–17″ pockets; deep mattress.
I also need duvet covers, queen size; floral preferred.
If anyone is returning to Cuenca and can do a little shopping in Canada or the US, great. Pay for service.

I am not interested in Sukasa sheets as a suggestion–but thanks.
Flannel sheets or cotton blend, at least 700 thread count.

I appreciate any help as my new dog has chewed my remaining sheets to smithereens and they have been repaired but look ugly! And, please no comments about the dogs– I already know there has been a problem and am now out to get a chew toy– barn door syndrome.

Barbie Simmons: .

City: Cuenca


Looking for someone that can print a certificate and frame it for me…

Randy Church

City: Cuenca

Covid-19 PCR test with results in a couple of hours

In light of a new regulation for entry to US, “each person needs to be tested for COVID-19 within 24 hours of boarding their flight, regardless of their vaccination status.” I am looking for a lab in Cuenca or individual, who can perform required Covid-19 test and provide results in a couple of hours or less.

All suggestions will be appreciated.

Best regards,

Henry: .

City: Cuenca

Attorney with condo law knowledge?

I’m considering purchasing an apartment in a condo. It would be wise to speak with an attorney who is knowledgeable in such law in general, and municipal law regarding condos. Is there such an attorney here?


City: Cuenca

Looking for general medical praticioner? “I’m the one!”

Hello everyone, Happy Holidays, I am Doctor Kathryn Guillen. I have posted sometimes in GringosPost, just letting you know I’m here still attending at my private medical office.
I have experience of my degree in Ecuador such as in New York. I’m very fluent in English.

Please call me first to set up an appointment. I am well known with specialized physicians if you are in need of one. My fee is fair for my consultation. Only 20 bucks. You can email, WhatsApp, phone; no problem.
I hope you enjoy your Happy Christmas in Cuenca. We are very traditional and we pray al Divino Niño for miracles as always.

Dr. Kathryn Guillen: 099 923 9660. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Help with advanced Excel

Looking for someone – or if you know someone – who can help us with Excel; spread sheets, formulas and links.

Please contact us,

Maria Elena Alvarez: 098 316 3951. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a business partner

I’m a Columbia MBA with extensive, senior level, corporate startup experience considering a move to Cuenca.

If I did this, it would be to start a service business, but I have very limited knowledge of Cuenca, the political and business dynamics of the metro area, and can speak 5 words — on a good day 6 — in Spanish.

So, it would be great to find a partner, Ecuadorian or expat, fluent in Spanish, with a skill set and work ethos that complemented mine.

At the moment, I have no idea what business makes sense; I’m wide open to your suggestions.

Shoot me an email with your specific background, availability, and suggestions if you have the time, interest, and capability to make a commitment if we agreed to work together.

Kace Vallian:

City: Cuenca

Looking for art work table

If you have an old, beat-up wood or metal table you no longer need, I could use it in my art studio. Also a chair, side table or bookcase for supplies.

Martha Hooper: .

City: Cuenca

Therapeutic massage, at-home

Seeking therapeutic, at-home massage services for an elder (76-years old), who suffers from lumbar stenosis.

Adam Ratinsky: .

City: Cuenca

English Speaking rep at JEP?

Hello Everybody,

Does anyone know of an English Speaking rep at JEP? I’ve asked Javier, the current English-speaking guy, like 10 times for a password reset, but no response and I’m supposed to have a medical procedure (tomorrow) and they don’t accept credit cards.

Suggestions? Muchisimo gracias, todos!

Gerri Weits: 098 689 8827. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

I am looking for the following ítems

Fridge, gas stove, living room set and dining room set.
If you have a few of these items you could sell, please let me know. Thanks,

Helena: .

City: Cuenca

I am looking to buy a PlayStation 5; please help

Hello, I am looking to buy a PlayStation 5, or a friend who can bring me the PlayStation 5 from the US. I have tried to buy it since last year and I have had no luck (I need your help).

Dan: 099 286 2275. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Spanish tutor

I am level B1.1 in Spanish conversation, a little better in reading. I need someone to meet with me twice a week at Parque de la Madre in the afternoon or maybe Monday and Friday in the AM, and tutor me in Spanish while we walk around the track. I can pay $10-12 a week. US citizen, male, age 66. Can start December 10th. We could interview about it sooner.

Carlo Andrade: 098 192 3988. Call after: 1 PM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a bass guitar player

I’m starting a new project and am looking for an experienced bass guitar player. If you are a versatile player, please get a hold of me. My phone works best with WhatsApp or of course you can email.

John: 097 952 0634. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for penthouse for rent

Looking for furnished penthouse for rent in Cuenca, $300 – $800.

PH or apartment Near Don Bosco Supermercado


Helping a good friend find work – handyman, cleaner, translator

Please consider hiring Elix Solorano for your household jobs including house cleaning. I have known him for over 3 years now and he has become a close friend who I trust implicitly. Elix is from Venezuela and has all his papers in order and also his visa for work.

He painted the interior of my house, hung pictures, installed curtain rods, cleaned my floors and windows, even prepped food for a function I was hosting. He moved heavy furniture, watered my plants when I went away for a week, walked my 2 dogs when I had surgery and my garden looks beautiful now that he has brought it back to life. He can also assist you as a translator with doctor’s appointments, opening a bank account, legal matters etc. He worked for over 3 years as a waiter and food prepper at various restaurants here in Cuenca. Elix speaks perfect English. He is your “go to” guy to help you in many areas.

Cindy Benson: Cell: 096 043 1473 /WhatsApp +593 96 043 1473. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Long term parking

We are looking for somewhere affordable to park our car in Cuenca while we are in the United States. We will drop off on December 13th and pick up on January 5th or 6th. Thanks for your help. Please email.

James: .

City: Yungilla

Looking for file cabinet

Need a single drawer file cabinet, metal or wood.

Pam: 098 397 2238. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Covid booster shots

II am now ready, over 65, had my last cover shot six months ago and I want to get my booster. Does anyone know where and when they are giving these shots?
Please let me know.

Thank you so much.

Susan: 09 181 3200. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a bed

Recent immigrants need a bed of any kind. If you have an extra one call us and we will organize it. The people who need it don’t have any money to buy one so this would be a donation. Also, they are looking for work if you know of any.

Hayley: 098 581 3770. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for bakery-fresh pumpkin bread

Does anyone know of a place that makes pumpkin bread?
Their name, address, phone number and email address if possible.

Thanks for taking the time to let me and others know.


City: Cuenca

Colored sugars or liquid food coloring

Was hoping to bake some Christmas cookies but cannot find the red and green colored sugars so I am now looking for the liquid food colorings with which to color plain, course sugar for decorating.

Locally, I am only finding a paste that comes in colors and that won’t work.

Thank you for your thoughts and recommendations.

Carol: .

City: Cuenca

Missing cat – Milka – Supermaxi Don Bosco area

Hello everyone. My 11-month-old cat, Milka, went missing on Sunday (Nov 22) afternoon around the Don Bosco Supermaxi area. She’s a medium size, grey cat with yellow/green eyes. She wears a purple collar with her tag and contact info.

She doesn’t like to be held and usually gets scared of people. If you’ve seen her, please contact me as I’m desperate trying to find her.

Camila Yanzaguano: 096 398 7676. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

All-white wool mats

I am wondering if anyone knows where I can buy all-white wool mats the size of yoga mats. I have 3 that I bought in 2012 from the Sat Nam yoga studio now closed. They are like the rugs or saddle blankets but must be all white and wool.

Lily Goodale: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a cook with experience in American food

Are you looking for a job?? Here you are gonna do good. We offer a very nice work enviroment, good money and on time, tips every day; but experience is necessary. Disposition and for sure we need a hard worker. You can send your info by WhatApp .

Milena: 099 550 4069. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Sausage making supplies?

Hello, Looking for a 5# stuffer (LEM brand would be nice), tubes, casings, bulk spices, food scale, etc.; preferably in Cuenca, but I may be making trips to Guayaquil every three weeks or so. Also, input as to favorite sausages from back home you can’t get here. Being from SoCal originally the longiniza and chorizo are not what I would call longiniza and chorizo. Haven’t seen a brat or German sausages here yet. Wondering if there is room for a hobby++ sausage maker.

Randy Church: +593 99 181 4989. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca


Where can I find HP printer cartridges in Cuenca.

Mark: .

City: Cuenca

Child’s wheelbarrow?

Looking for child’s wheelbarrow to be used in a church project. Prefer somewhat good condition. Can be returned to you.

Calvin E Hefner tssf: 096 795 9674. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Nutritional yeast flakes

Is there a place in Cuenca to purchase Nutritional Yeast Flakes? I am returning after 1 1/2 years (YAY!) but have switched to Whole Food Plant Based No Oil eating so am needing a few not normal items.

Peggy: .

City: Cuenca

Housekeeping/cleaning, etc.

When you need someone to clean your house or apartment or help in the garden with plants and general maintenance, babysit the children, go to the market, care for the pets, stay in your home when you go away or assist with errands, call me. My name is Laura and I have been helping expats and others in the Cuenca area for over ten years. I have excellent references available for you to contact, I am always punctual and trustworthy. I understand English and communicate very well. Please call me to see how I can help.

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

City: Cuenca

Looking for moving boxes

Does anybody have moving boxes available? Any amount is good. Please contact cellular number: 098 662 8710. (WhatsApp) or email:

JT Neira: 098 662 8710. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for exchange, Spanish for English

I would like to improve my English pronunciation so I am looking to make an exchange in person (Spanish for English) twice by week in the afternoon. I prefer somebody with teaching skills as I was a Spanish teacher for several years and somebody living around Ordoñez Lazo area would be perfect.

Mayra León: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a used TV, iPhone and monitor

I’m looking for a flat screen television and any size monitor. Please message me if you have either of those items for sale. They must be in good working order.

Thanks in advance,

Louis: .

City: Cuenca

Puppy, white schnauzer mix, needs his forever home

This adorable little fella was scared and panicked at Ferie Libre, running between cars, probably recently dumped. If any of you Animal Angels have room, message me, WhatsApp: 098 581 3770, or email and I’ll send pictures. You can also go to my facebook to see pictures, Hayley Marsden-Kroll

He’s understandably skittish and traumatized, but super sweet and loves to cuddle.

Hayley: 098 581 3770. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Small wall fountain or floor fountain

Does anyone know where I can find a small wall fountain or could be a floor along a wall fountain?

Janet Sinclair: 099 747 4415. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

I’m looking for long sleeve gloves

Hello, I am looking for a pair of elbow length long sleeve white gloves, either new or used.

Ana: 099 975 2074. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

The Hop Factory: 50¢ off on all our beers this Friday for Black Friday

50¢ off in all our beers this Friday for Black Friday (Thursday regular prices).

Come to The Hop Factory this Thursday and Friday from 1:30 to 7:30 PM, for some great craft beer. We do home deliveries on Thursday from 8 AM to noon.

We are on east side of Cuenca, Calle del Himno y Bandera Nacional. We have darts and chess boards available to play, as well as outdoor seating.

Our available beers are: Bourbon Barrel (11.5%) $4, IPA (6%) $3, Stout (6%) $3, American Amber Ale (6%) $3, Pale Ale (5.5%) $3. We make a truly “old school” beer that is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

Low cal/low carb beers: $3
Our Rowdy Rabbit is an all-natural Light Blonde Ale that only has 84 calories and 5.8 carbohydrates but still has 4% abv. This slightly hazy beer is light in color/calories/carbohydrates but still has a Citrusy Tart flavor (15 IBU’s) that is created with not only our hops/grains but stands out because of our use of coriander.

Our Light Jamaica and Light Maracuya (Passionfruit) beers are even easier on your waistline. 72 calories, 4.9 carbohydrates, 3.5% abv. and they both go down like juice. These shandy-like beers ended up very popular with our taste testers (The Hop Family (c;).

We are also the only place you can get Black Honey and Café Dona Julita brand coffees. Black Honey is our coffee liqueur made in Vilcabamba. Makes a great White Russian (16% abv $15/750ml bottle).

New coffee prices: The coffee we have available in both beans and ground. “Premium” is a medium-dark roast $4.50/400g,
“Gourmet” is a medium/Columbian roast $5.50/400g and our “Honey” is a medium dark roast originally created just for our coffee liqueur $6.50/400G. Honey: we will need a week advance for the order so we can special order what you need.

Please have all orders in by Wednesday to ensure on-time delivery. $18 minimum for free delivery under $18 we add $2.

Luis: 098 721 4499.

City: Cuenca

Thanksgiving sale today only at Porto & Gaia, 10% off all products

Make sure you have beautiful wines, cheeses, coffee, chocolates and spirits. Wednesday only, come in and receive a 10% discount off your purchases. (in store purchases only).

We will also be tasting two of our most popular Portuguese wines: Leziria Tinto and Planicie Blanco.

Can’t get out, order online at We will delivery in Cuenca the same day of your order.

Hugh & Rosalba: 096 826 3588.

City: Cuenca

Fabric bags, perfect gifts for Thanksgiving or Christmas

Hello folks, Last year I took out my collection of Tote bags and Market bags with illustrations made by myself of the architecture of Cuenca and it was a success; many of you liked it very much. I have it back in stock. They are perfect for Christmas gifts or for Thanksgiving which is very soon. I am at your service, I can deliver the bags to your door without any problem.

Tote bags are at $8 and Market bags are $10

I have models of the cathedral, the Church of San Francisco, El Vado, and a very traditional street in Cuenca, Mariano Cueva.

If you want to see all the models, I can send you some photos by email or by WhatsApp.

I look forward to your orders soon.

Monica Garcia: 096 074 5835.

City: Cuenca

Moving sale

Last items on sale:

– Mountain Bike M size, 26 rim black, white and pink colors, EC2 brand, Shimano components, 21 speeds: $148
– Extendible wooden dining table+ 6 chairs. D 39 in x W 65 in x H 32 in, with the extension D 39 in x W 76 in: $420
– Refrigerator 412 Liters D 24in x W 29 in x H 69 in, gray color: $330
– Rug 64 in x115 in: $40.

Mail me or WhatsApp for pictures. Address: Ordóñez Lasso y Los Alamos.

Karen: 099 912 5577.

City: Cuenca


Looking for the perfect Christmas present?

First of all, I have to say thank you, because I was so full of purchases. I’m going to open my email again for those who want a few notebooks for their family and friends.

It took me a few days to make the notebooks, because they are 100% handmade; so don’t wait too long to buy.

Christmas is coming and we have to choose the presents for all our friends and family. What about a cute – practical notebook? Remember, you can text me through WhatsApp or Telegram and I will send you pictures of all my designs, I have some new beautiful fabrics for all genders, also for kids.

Read more…

Looking for 2 bedroom house for rent

Looking for 2 bedroom, unfurnished house for rent in Cuenca, $400, Must allow pets.

Seeking a pet friendly, unfurnished small house or casita in Cuenca with green space, 2-3 bedrooms (preferably on one level), near park or river walk, close to buses and shopping, for long term rental. Looking for a quiet and safe space, with easy access to shopping and services. Mary:, or WhatsApp: 098 721 3733.

Mary: 098 721 3733. Call after: 9 AM.

Advent wreath

I’m trying to find an Advent wreath. Has anyone seen them anywhere?


Jan Van Norte: .

City: Cuenca

Little, little rescued kittens need a loving and responsible home

They are 50-days old, dewormed. They are not yet old enough to be vaccinated and sterilized.

They eat baby cat food and relieve themselves in the litter box.

Please, write by WhatsApp to contact.

Juana Ochoa: 099 002 4047. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Macas

Magician and balloon twister: Haciendo Panas, Children’s Christmas Party

Hello everybody,

We are hosting a Navidad Fiesta para Ninos (Children’s Christmas Party) on December 11 from 9 AM till 1 PM and are looking for a volunteer magician and a balloon twister.

The event will be at the Seminario en Monay (Catholic Seminary) Sector.

We are hosting 50 children, many of whom sleep on the cold streets of Cuenca.

The Haciendo Panas Foundation, through their “Project Dignity”, has been created to contribute, to add solutions to the social problems of Venezuelan migration in Ecuador, through non-profit social action policies, focused mainly on children and adolescents, adults and older adults, and Venezuelan migrants for their integration for a better society. For more information, or to make a contribution, please visit

Muchisimo Gracias, mis amigos!

Gerri: 098 689 8827. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Need recommendation for implant dentist

Can anyone recommend an English-speaking dentist specializing in dental implants?

Barbara Wilder: 593 093 913 2836. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

English keyboard?

I am in need of a new English Keyboard for my computer. Any thoughts where I can buy one here or, is this something I need to bring in from the States? Thank you for your help.

Carol: .

City: Cuenca

Housekeeper and pet sitting?

I am looking for a housekeeper who is reliable, self-motivated and hard-working, punctual and honest. Please provide references. Thursday, Friday or Saturdays. I would also like someone who could care for my two dogs when I travel. Thanks so much.

Rebecca Lockwood: .

City: Cuenca

CPAP repairs or little used?

Looking for CPAP machine repairs or little used.

Samuel: 099 263 6311. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Find a female general physician

Does anyone have a recommendation/referral for a female general physician?


Dale: 099 587 2840. Call after: 11 AM.

City: Cuenca

Empanadas Loreto?

Does anyone know where the restaurant Empanadas Loreto is located and if they are still open?

Jeri Burbage: .

City: Cuenca

Transportation from Guayaquil to Cuenca

Hi there, I am new to Ecuador and travelling soon from Guayaquil to Cuenca. I heard that the main highway is closed.

What other good options are there?

Thanks for your reply!
Also, I will be in Cuenca for the month of January and would love to be introduced to the world of expats living there, since I am planning on moving there.

Is there anyone who could show me around?

New expat,

Karin: 1 778 349 3755. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

CANImento dog food?

Does anyone know a provider of CANImento dog food, specifically for seniors, in Cuenca? Where I lived before, I got it from my vet. Except occasionally at Coral, I’ve not been able to locate it here. Thanks in advance.

Reid Tanner: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for 2 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 2 bedroom, semi-furnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $250 – $400, Must allow pets.

Johanna Penafiel:

Looking for canister vacuum cleaner

I am looking for a canister vacuum cleaner to use on both tile and rugs.

Remy: 098 580 2824. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Used packing boxes needed

Need packing boxes and supplies. Used, etc. Any help appreciated. Phone number is also WhatsApp number.

Andrew Jordan: 096 943 6858. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 2 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 2 bedroom, semi-furnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $450-$500, Must allow pets.

Looking for a furnished, or unfinished apt on the 2nd floor or higher, near the river. A park would be great. Have one dog. Looking for all utilities included. Flexible for the right property. Long-term lease. Thank you for reading.

David and Alison: 099 503 0770. Call after: 9 AM.

Give home to this cute dog

My mom’s got three dogs, but she hasn’t got enough space to keep them all. So, she’s giving away a beautiful, friendly, and playful dog. She’s very intelligent and loves to play with people. If you’re interested in giving her a family, or looking at some photos of her before you make your decision, please contact me by WhatsApp.

Maritza Zapata: 098 616 8648. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Loja

Mujeres Con Exito garage sale donations needed

We are planning a garage sale, December 4th from 9 AM to 1 PM. If you have gently used clothing, scarfs, coats, shoes, jewelry, purses, art, household goods, furniture or miscellaneous, we would love to take it off your hands and sell it to raise money for our services at Cuenca’s only women’s shelter which serves domestic violence and abuse survivors and their children. This sale will help fund Christmas for 135 children and their moms.

Items can be dropped off at Mujeres Con Exito located at Balthazar de Calderon 226 y Miguel Velez near the San Sebas Church. Please drop off Monday – Friday from 9 AM to noon. If you have too much to carry, we arrange to pick up your items

Dianita Vazquez Bravo: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for general practitioner


My daughter, who is 21-years old, is living with us in Cuenca. I would like to find a GP for her who speaks English. Some of the doctors specialize more in older adults.
Any recommendations appreciated. Thank you!

Cheryl: .

City: Cuenca

House/dog sitting

I need someone to house and dog sit for Christmas – one week.

Donna McLemore: 096 385 9215. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Need pies made

I need a peach pie and a berry pie for our Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, November 28th. I know there are lots of pie makers out there but I don’t know how to reach you. Please contact me at the email listed below or by responding to this post. My oven is unreliable so I need help with this. Thanks.

Janet: .

City: Cuenca

Used crutches, walker and cane?

Hello Expats,

I’m having hip surgery on the 23rd and am looking for the items above. Please contact me by email if you have these items

Thank you for your assistance on this matter,


Ned Mandel

Edward A Mandel: .

City: Cuenca

Dog training assistant who speaks both English and Spanish

I would like to find an educated Ecuadorean to help me with a dog training project. This is likely 2-4 hours a week at this time. The ideal assistant is Ecuadorean, speaks very good English, has a big heart, and loves dogs. Did I say, loves dogs?

Could you please tell me a little about yourself in a text or email to the addresses below?

Of course I will pay you. We will have to negotiate a price that seems fair to both of us.

Heather Conley: 099 900 3991. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Neurologist or pain treatment center

Doesn’t have to speak English. Just be very experienced. For treatment of neuropathy (nerve pain). Contact Carl.


Carl: 098 192 3988. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Acupuncture and herbal medicine doctor

Please let me know if you had a good experience with getting a serious pain or hormone imbalance treatment here in Cuenca. Thanks.

Carl: 098 192 3988. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 1 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 1 bedroom, furnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $250-$550, I don’t have pets.

We are a couple; non-smokers, no pets, no parties. We can pay $1000 cash to rent a fully furnished apartment for 2.5 months, with an option to extend through March 1.

We need a bathtub. We want to be near transvia, in a quiet neighborhood, safe, and near a swimming pool.

Sarah: 098 130 2354. Call after: 11 AM.

Berenice Studio

Hello to all my customers. We have promotions for this month. Receive a 25% discount on color. Pedicure and manicure for $10. Treatment for your white hair – reducing the yellow it produces in gray hair for $15. Acrylic nails for $20 (includes a free pedicure).

You can reach me for an appointment at 098 459 2179 or my email

We are located at the work center building.

We are happy to see you.

Victoria Andrade

City: Cuenca

Helping a good friend find work – handyman, cleaner, translator

Please consider hiring Elix Solorano for your household jobs including house cleaning. I have known him for over 3 years now and he has become a close friend who I trust implicitly. He is from Venezuela and has all his papers in order and also his visa for work.

He painted the interior of my house, hung pictures, installed curtain rods, cleaned my floors and windows, even prepped food for a function I was hosting. He moved heavy furniture, watered my plants when I went away for a week, walked my 2 dogs when I had surgery and my garden looks beautiful now that he has brought it back to life.

He can also assist you as a translator with doctor’s appointments, opening a bank account, legal matters etc. He worked for over 3 years as a waiter and food prepper at various restaurants here in Cuenca.

Elix speaks perfect English. He is your “go to” guy to help you in many areas.

Cindy Benson: Cell: 096 043 1473 /WhatsApp +593 96 043 1473. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Wanted: non-induction electric stove

I’m seeking an electric coil full stove, with oven, in new or good condition. Something more or less like the one in the photo below:

Please call after 9 AM

Jean McCord: 098 170 4526

Play basketball on private outdoor court, the best in Cuenca – free

Looking for a consistent group of players to expand our numbers. All levels welcome. Private outdoor court is part of my apartment complex near Tres Puentes. Two glass backboards with nets, smooth concrete surface.

Lots of potential paying times, including night as the court has lights.

Please let me know your interest and your availability.

Andy Brauner

Looking for dog hotel/boarding

I am looking for recommendations for dog boarding in Cuenca. The dates we need for our dog are after Christmas thru New Year’s Day due to travel, so the boarding place needs to be open during holidays as well. Also, our dog is actually still a puppy (golden retriever mix) and will be about 4-months old at the time of boarding. Please send me any recommendations through email or WhatsApp and tell me about your experience if applicable. Thank you.

Kirsten: 099 753 6246. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Butane torch fuel

I am trying to find a source in Cuenca for butane torch fuel (kitchen / art). Ronson or a Zippo; doesn’t matter.

Please advise ASAP

Hunter: +593 99 236 7868. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a moving company in Cuenca

I am looking for a company which does moving/transport of furniture and other household items in Cuenca city limits. Any recommendation will be appreciated.

Henry: .

City: Cuenca

Croquet set

I’m looking to add to my croquet set. I only have 4 mallets and 4 balls… So, if you have a set or even a partial set, I’ll be happy to take it off of your hands. 

Email me at Or call or text,

Kelly: 098 788 6153. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Gasfitter and carpenter to make a fireplace mantle?

Hello Everybody,

I am looking for a gasfitter to convert my fireplace logs into a 4′ lineal gas distribution, and a carpenter who can make the surround mantle in wood.

Any suggestions?


Gerri Weits: 098 689 8827. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 1 bedroom apartment for short-term rental

Looking for 1 bedroom furnished apartment for short-term rental in Cuenca, $300 -$400. I don’t have pets.

Looking for a place to rent from November 22nd until December 22nd. Single male traveler. Looking for a place close to town and the gym. Planning to spend the month working out, reading and writing. Don’t need a lot of space, but would prefer something nice inside. Good kitchen is a plus. Texting on WhatsApp is best way to reach me.

Patrick: +1 970 409 7269. Call after: 10 AM.

Looking for bulk coconut oil

There used to be a store on Horatio Vasquez y Cordero which sold buckets of coconut oil at a reasonable price around $40-$50. Anybody know where they went or if another store sells reasonably priced buckets of coconut oil?

Thomas: .

City: Cuenca


Looking for a large-wheeled suitcase and a carry-on with wheels. Mine broke coming here.

Barbara Wilder: 093 913 2836. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for someone to help us for Thanksgiving on Friday, the 26th

We would like someone experienced to help serve and clean up, do the dishes, wash the kitchen floor, etc. for our Thanksgiving celebration, which will be on Friday, November 26th.

Susan: 098 181 3200. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a translator/interpreter? Are you struggling with internet?

I am Maria Penafiel, a law student. A little background about myself: I am 24-years old, and I speak fluent English, along with that, I have also studied German and, as of now, I am studying Italian. I love diversity which is why I love to travel. I have been to Italy, the US, and also have traveled within Ecuador. I’ve been to the Galapagos, the Amazon, Chimborazo, Quito and Banos de Ambato. My beautiful country is full of diversity and I am excited for you to get to experience it. I am already planning my upcoming trip. I am currently working in a local law firm while working on my thesis (Senior project as you might know it), so I’m almost ready to get my law degree.

I have many different work experiences such as labor law, family, company incorporation, civil and criminal issues, and mediation. I have experience in translating legal or non-legal documents. Therefore, I can assist or advise and translate papers that you need to do at the notary’s office, but my experience is not limited to law; if you have any day-to-day errands and the language barrier is an issue, I can help you with it.

I can help you with real estate, leaving the country, buying or renting apartments, houses, vehicles. Also, I know you deserve to get the service that you have paid for, therefore, I can help you communicate with any company and/or person that you might need. I am not a health insurance agent and do not represent any company but speak English fluently. If your agent is not helpful, I can advocate on your behalf to get the health care benefits you deserve.

I do not solve Internet problems, but I can help you deal with the Internet provider to report slow Internet or Internet cuts. I can help you with any difficulty you may have with service bills, telephone plans, electricity or water bills, coordination between hospitals and health insurance plans, etc. Don’t miss those special promotions. As you might know, Internet/cable services and many more, have special sales when you ask for it. I can help you look for a cheaper alternative that is better suited for you. So don’t be shy. I can intermediate as an interpreter to get the best deal for you. If you need to shop or go out on the town and need a translator, I can help you to break the language barrier.

I charge $9.50 an hour, but if you need more than two hours you can get a discount. If we need to go in person to an office and you need transportation we can go in my car, it will be an extra (but usually it is minimal). Rest assured that we have all the security measures in place, we protect you and ourselves. I’m happy to help you in any way I can.

I can come for you or we can meet at a specific place in the city. Let’s get you the best “Cuencana” experience.

Let me be your translator and advocate, I want to be able to help you so you can communicate.

Maria Penafiel: +593 98 424 4319. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Carpenter who will make a really nice dog gate?

Is there a carpenter in town who will make a really nice dog gate? I need a gate that will fit securely in the kitchen door frame to keep the dogs in the garden. I have other gate needs as well and would appreciate your ideas.

Heather Conley: 099 900 3991. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 1 bedroom apartment for long-term rental

Looking for 1 bedroom furnished apartment for long-term rental in Cuenca, $200-$300, I don’t have pets.

Studio or one bedroom for long term rental. Prefer close to one of the rivers but not that important.

Peter Grant:

Porto & Gaia, your Portuguese wine, coffee, cheese, chocolate store

Porto & Gaia is now online for your ordering pleasure. We deliver to Cuenca and any other location in Ecuador.

Go to to have a look. 24 different Portuguese wines. 4 wines from Spain. National award-winning coffee from Vilcabamba. Cheeses that are made in the French Tradition, Exquisite Chocolates as well as liqueur and International gold medal winner: Miske (Mezcal).

Hugh Prather (The Rose Guy) 3-86 Unidad Nacional y Del Batan
Rosalbe Ruiz (The Boss)

Hugh Charles Prather: 096 826 3588.

City: Cuenca

Give a cat a home

Months ago a cat just showed up in our backyard. In the beginning we thought she was sick and started to feed her. Then we found out she was pregnant and decided to keep her untll she would have her kittens. We took good care of her and gave her kittens in adoption, also we took her to a vet to be sterilized. We have children and two cats already. We had to move and the space doesn’t let us add another member to the family. We would love to keep her but is just not possible to do more for now. She’s docile, calm, enjoys human company. Also, we taught her how to use her sandbox. The vet said we should take her back to the place she showed up in the first place and leave her there, but we want a better future for her.

Give me a call if you have any other ideas or are interested to take her in.

Monica: 095 864 7678. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Daily Tours?

Hi, Can you please advise who does Cuenca Daily Tours?
Some of them still advertise and no longer exist!


Joe: .

City: Cuenca