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Enjoy the colorful and lively flavors of Southeast Asia in a relaxing, quiet atmosphere.


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Cooking With Rey



For more pics, and 360 walk-thru tour contact us team.

🔅In the hills of Cuenca, close enough to commute. In safe, quiet area, the last house on dead-end rd, surrounded by forest, pasture. Stunning mountain, city views. Soil is rich, fertile. No tick-borne illnesses, snakes, mosquitoes, fleas. Cable internet available, access road is excellent.

🔅Total construction is 302.13mt2 / 3,252 sf, divided as follows:

Main House: 191.57 mt2 / 2,062 sf
Shop/additional quarters: 30.56 mt2 / 329 sf
Casita/guest house: 80 mt2 / 861 sf

🔅Main house is 2-story. Main floor: living rm, dining rm, social bath, kitchen, master bedroom. large bath, 2nd bedroom, 2 fireplaces. Master bedroom has walk-in closet. Upstairs is large area used as office/library. Could be used as 3rd bedroom/guest room, craft/sewing room, or storage. Kitchen includes US brand refrigerator, gas range. There is room to expand.

🔅Casita/guest house is single-story, includes kitchen appliances, fireplace. Two bedrooms, one bath. Can be an income source. Currently, the casita has a tenant with monthly rent of $400.

🔅There is an additional building which is used as laundry room/shop. Can used as living quarters.

🔅The house, casita are in quiet, safe, private areas.

🔅Water comes from a mountain spring. The local Water Board is working toward enclosing the water delivery system.

🔅The land is 4.2 acres. 50% open grass land, 50% virgin cloud forest.

🔅Asking $425,000.

🔅For pics, 360 virtual tour, contact us:

Lori – English:
WhatsApp or Telegram: +593.99.180.6646

Fausto – bilingual:
WhatsApp: +593 99 523 9988

Contact information:

Lori Zee



My name is Marco León and I work in the investment area of the Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito 23 de Julio Ltda. I can help you with information and services related to accounts, investments, certificates of deposit, ATM cards, online banking, etc. Our Cooperative has more than 58 years in the financial market and is one of the largest Cooperatives in Ecuador. For the opening of our new office we have preferential rates of up to 10.25% per year on certificates of deposit.
Address: Cuenca City, Av. Gonzalez Suarez and Calle 13 de Abril
If you live in another city, don’t worry, I can help you from the city of Cuenca because we have 26 offices throughout our country, and I can send the documentation or visit you in the place that you want.
To put a CD you need to open a savings account with your passport or your cedula and an electricity bill or another that you can send me by WhatsApp or email.
• Now we have our new service of receiving money by direct international transfer to our cooperative
• We have paper CD and electronic CD, you can choose
• CD to get an Ecuadorian VISA
• Online Banking (you can see your account statements from anywhere)
• Debit card for ATM “Mastercard”
• The interest of the CD can be deposited monthly
I leave you the photo of my office, I am to serve you
Cel: 099 2913161

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Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito 23 de Julio Ltda



Excitement is building at GALA Headquarters for Gala FAAN-TASTICA. This weekend you can arrange to pick up your tickets and or drop off any remaining treasures for the FAAN silent and live auction. You can also order your tickets online. Our temporary gala office is located above Common Grounds at Edificio Dali, 1-B at 2-09 Jose Astudillo y Miguel Morocho. Write and schedule your time to meet with our volunteers.

PS: Gala Fashion Note: We’ve been asked about what to wear to the GALA. That’s completely up to you with either formal or simple cocktail attire. Jackets are recommended for gentlemen.

The countdown is on! Next week look for a preview of our amazing and spectacular auction palooza. Funds from the auction will go directly toward the building of the new and modern shelter for the dogs of Cuenca.
Wowza! We closed on the land this week and now it’s time to build.

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INBED Open House, your second chance for significant savings
Due to popular demand, we are back with a 15% discount on all our linen products
We are excited to announce the return of the INBED Open House after our last events tremendous success .join us once again, and this time the savings are bigger, the comfort is better and the pastries are delicious, it’s your opportunity to elevate your bedroom experience at a fraction of the cost
Sep 29th 10 am /12 pm / Remigio Tamariz 1/85 and Avenida Solano, to secure your spot please give us a call at 0987236847



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Recently it has been verified that many have lost the opportunity to be regular in Ecuador due to bad information received by some facilitators.
The Visa process is a legal issue that must be carefully handled and processed and strictly adhered to the law.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to ask.
Dra. Lina Ulloa
Immigration, Civil and Constitutional Lawyer
Address: Av. Jose Peralta 1-19 and Av. 12 de Abril, Acropolis Building, 3rd Floor, office 312.
Telephone numbers: (07) 410-3588 or 098-420-5336

Contact information:

Dra. Lina Ulloa


I am Daniela Cordero from CUENCA EXPAT INSURANCE; I work closely with reputable health insurance providers offering our, more than 850 clints, the best options. Many people assume that I am part of the BMI Insurance team, but that is not the case. I collaborate with BMI because they are one of the best in the industry, and I believe in providing my clients with access to top-tier options. However, I am an independent agent working solely for YOUR best interest.

My dedication to serving your best interest means that I’m constantly on the lookout for new providers, innovative policies, and cost-effective solutions even if it means looking beyond the familiar options.

When you choose me as your insurance agent, you’re not just getting a professional; you’re gaining a partner invested in your well-being. I am here to provide ongoing support, answer your questions, and assist you in times of need. Your health and financial security are my top priorities. I’m here to be your navigator, helping you understand the jargon, compare policies, and make informed choices. I want you to feel confident in your decisions and empowered to take control of your health.

My commitment to you is not about favoring any single insurer but about ensuring you have access to the best options available. I am here to be your trusted companion on this important journey, exploring all possibilities to meet your unique needs. Together, we’ll find the ideal solution for your health and peace of mind.

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Daniela Cordero


Attorney Sara Chaca (“Ecuador Visas”) REALLY does have ALL your needs covered in Ecuador at a whole other level compared to the rest, especially with the above advised *100% FREE “Last Will Testament PLUS ALSO-FREE Burial/Cremation Affidavit” for Seniors by Attorney Sara Chaca.

*Simply you appoint Attorney Sara Chaca as the single and thus naturally “Professional Executor” to serve upon your passing in respect of your Ecuadorian Last Will & Testament and by Attorney Sara Chaca serving as the “Agent” of your Affidavit for Burial or Cremation – per the accompanying FREE Affidavit with Attorney Sara Chaca as “Agent” when elected as such, only you need be enrolled in either IESS to cover your funeral expenses or alternately contract any other type prepaid burial plan for the payment of your funeral expenses upon your passing.

Email Attorney Sara Chaca at now so as to request your absolutely 100% FREE consultation in person (if in Cuenca) or via video call (if outside of Cuenca) today by this *$0.00 cost ability for all Seniors 😁!!

For your best knowledge, Attorney-Abogada Sara Chaca (“Ecuador Visas”) WON BOTH the “Best Attorney of 2022” AND ALSO AGAIN the “Best Visa Facilitator of 2022” award categories on ‘Gringo Post’ here in Ecuador, per that further assisting you in making/being satisfied with your decision of which Legal Professional you should work with for purposes of administering/handling your overall “End of Life Planning” (‘Comprehensive Estate Planning’) concerns and dispositions related to these most important matters at hand, specifically for the benefit of your own person during your lifetime & thereafter per your loved ones, how you well will.  

Here as follows are three separate linked articles that Attorney Sara Chaca wrote and published on “CuencaHighLife” regarding Ecuadorian Wills, End of Life Planning & Powers of Attorney, respectively, which shall collectively give you a good understanding of the general process and requirements to oversee all such important matters here in Ecuador with respect to any monies and property you bring to, buy and earn/receive in Ecuador, including with regards to your desires of what shall occur around the time of and following your passing (i.e. Living Will & Cremation vs. Burial), plus any applicable Power of Attorney issues per you and your assets and/or medical situations during your lifetime: “AND” “AND”

Email Attorney-Abogada Sara Chaca at so as to request a FREE ($0.00) meeting with her, either in person at her Cuenca office or via video call by WhatsApp/Zoom!! 

Email Address:

WhatApp: +593 99 296 2065

Phones: 099-296-2065 / 07-410-4087 (Ecuador) OR 1-800-655-1581 (USA Toll-Free)

Physical Address: Calle Larga 6-16 & Hermano Miguel (2 story office building with balcony that shows directly above it the words of “Ecuador Visas”)



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Attorney-Abogada Sara Chaca



“Find Health in Ecuador Dental Clinic” CARES about your overall health, with natural and special emphasis on Dental Implants (plus Crowns & Bridges), which is why as stated above, we’re now providing the following BENEFITS to ALL Cuenca Expats & Dental Vacationers who are in or travel to Cuenca, so as to get your Dental Work done right, plus at the best prices!:


  • Arranged English-speaking Taxi Pickup holding a White Sign with your Printed Name on it at Guayaquil Airport (GYE) going straight to your desired Airbnb or Hotel in Cuenca (even for very late night pickups)
  • Arranged Cuenca Airbnb/Hotel (per your budget/preference)
  • English-speaking Dentists & Staff
  • All Dental costs plus any/all associated Surgeon fees too
  • All Laboratory costs and also per any Revisions needed
  • All-On Comprehensive Evaluation of your overall Dental/Oral Health
  • All Panoramic & Periapical X-Rays covered upon you proceeding
  • All 3-D Dental Tomographies (TAC) covered upon you proceeding
  • All type Medications/Dental Supplies per all Dental Surgery matters
  • All Occlusal Guards if/when needed per whatever work is being done
  • All Post-Operative Care as well as EVERY Follow-Up visit to our Clinic
  • FREE Dental Cleaning
  • FREE Teeth Whitening
  • FREE ($0.00 Cost) Day in “Novaqua Volcanic Spa of Cuenca”: Pool, Dry & Wet Saunas, Thermal Contrast Baths, Therapeutic Full Body Mud Mask, Meditation/Relaxation, PLUS FREE Empanadas, Teas & More!

Just send your email or WhatsApp message to the ‘Find Health in Ecuador Dental Clinic’ today at OR via WhatsApp to +593 98 392 9606 so as to schedule your FREE consultation (ALWAYS we respond in minutes and even do so on EVERY holiday/weekend) 🙌!!

WhatsApp: +593 98 392 9606
Phones: 098-392-9606 / 07-410-8745 (Ecuador) OR 1-941-227-0114 (USA)
Physical Address: Edificio Medimagen (Second Floor), Av. Pumapungo & Av. Paseo de los Cañaris, Cuenca, Ecuador 010105 AND

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Find Health in Ecuador Dental Clinic



Move in ready, all furniture, appliances, dishes, pots and pans, just unpack your suitcase and you are home. 8 year old apt w luxury extras. Jacuzzi tub, electric fireplace, partially enclosed sunny balcony, chandaliers, quartz countertops, built in hide a bed in 2nb bedroom. 24 hour security, 1st floor w elevator. Underground parking space w bodega included. Condo fee 126.00 per month. Location La Cuadra behind Common Grounds. 145,000.00, 117 sq meters w balcony.

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Richard Lavery



In the mood for love?

Enjoy dreamy, romantic jazz standards by the Ali Agca Trio at La Guarida, Cuenca this Thursday 21 September.

Turkey’s leading jazz and blues guitarist, Ali Agca, brings his stellar bass player, Christian Torres and drummer Pedro Ortiz, both of the Cuenca Symphony to perform his new repertoire, ‘My Romance’…plus some of Ali’s lively Turkish compositions to spice things up.

Romantic candlelight dinners by La Guarida’s top chefs from 6:00 PM, live music from 7:00 PM.

Reserve your table today!

Contact information:

Ali Agca

098 858 0006


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


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Isabel Mosquera


A special Thursday thank you to our generous expat community!
Not only are you attending Gala FAAN-TASTICA, contributing auction items, and volunteering with FAAN, but some of you are graciously inviting your Ecuadorian Friends to join you at this very special event as your guests or through the funding of scholarships. Thank You!

Because the evening is designed for both the Expat and Ecuadorian community and will be fully bi-lingual with the help of our master of ceremonies and radio personality Danny (Mr. D) Tagle, this will be an amazing night for all of our guests and of course, the Dogs of FAAN who are counting on us to help build their new home in Tarqui.
For Tickets or Sponsorship Information, write us at
FAAN (Fundacion Familia Amor Animal)

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Friday, September 22nd: The Little Band!
Jazz Society of Ecuador Teachers & students perform great jazz together!

Saturday, September 16th: The Jim Gala Trio!
Jim Gala (piano), Christian Torres (bass), Freddy Abad (drums)
Prepare to be swept away by their extraordinary renditions of your favorite songs!

“Cuenca is blessed to have such an artist in Jim Gala. I’ve played with some of the greats on both sides of the Atlantic, yet I have never heard such a transformative unique jazz pianist as Jim Gala. Simply put he’s a true musical genius.” —Bill Scott, Broadway Singer, & Arranger

Food & Beverage service starts at 6:00pm. Jazz concerts from 7:00pm to later.

If you’d like to attend one or both of these events, reply to this email with the date & number of guests attending.

Remember, the Jazz Society Café isn’t just the only dedicated jazz club in Ecuador—it’s also a gourmet restaurant and intimate hangout to meet old friends and make new ones!

We look forward to welcoming you!

Jazz Society Café

Los Claveles 293 y Los Cedros (corner bldg.)

Contact information:

Jazz Society Café

093 934 2714


Jazz that speaks to your soul!
Jim Gala (piano), Christian Torres (bass), Freddy Abad (drums)

Jazz Society Café
Los Claveles 293 y Los Cedros (corner bldg.)

Prepare to be swept away by their extraordinary renditions of your favorite songs! Limited seating, so reserve a table now, and experience an evening of unforgettable music and delicious food! Dinner service from 6PM, Music at 7 PM.

Remember, the Jazz Society Café isn’t just the only dedicated jazz club in Ecuador—it’s also a gourmet restaurant and intimate hangout to meet old friends, and make new ones!

Limited seating, so reserve a table now and experience an evening of unforgettable music and delicious food! Dinner service from 6PM, Music at 7 PM.
We look forward to welcoming you!

Jazz Ecuador: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Cuenca is blessed to have such an artist in Jim Gala. I’ve played with some of the greats on both sides of the Atlantic, yet I have never heard such a transformative unique jazz pianist as Jim Gala. Simply put he’s a true musical genius.” —Bill Scott, Broadway Singer, & Arranger

“Jim Gala is a great talent, among the greatest jazz piano players alive. His creativity and musical depth enriches one’s soul. His trio is the amplifier of the universe. Destiny needs you; keep creating!” —James R. Hill, jazz trumpeter & composer

Contact information:

Jazz Society Café

093 934 2714


All  the best cuts of 30- 60 Day Aged Beef

    • Fish Market
    • Deli
    • Bakery Goods
    • Wines From Portugal, Spain And Italy
    • Chocolateria
    • Jesmer Sauces
    • Il Padrino Salsas
    • Coffee
    • 20 Different Kinds Of Aged Cheeses
    • Imported Extra Virgin Olive Oil From Spain

Contact information:

Peter's Deli


An Amparo visa is granted to dependents as an extension of somebody who already holds a temporary or permanent visa. These visas are also called “Amparo” (Dependent) visas.
In the new provisions of the law for visas of ´´Amparo´´ under marriage it is necessary that the marriage be registered in Ecuador.
For more information, contact:
Dra. Lina Ulloa
Immigration, Civil and Constitutional Lawyer
Address: Av. Jose Peralta 1-19 and Av. 12 de Abril, Acropolis Building, 3rd Floor, office 312.
Telephone numbers: (07) 410-3588 or 098-420-5336

Contact information:

Dra. Lina Ulloa


The IESS is an autonomous institution responsible for implementing mandatory general insurance. In other words, its main function is to protect the rights of Ecuadorian workers who are insured. The inclusion of voluntary affiliates, which includes expatriates, has allowed the general public to access healthcare services such as medicine, medical appointments, emergencies, laboratory tests, and surgeries. This opportunity has also been utilized by foreigners who chose to settle in Ecuador. They have been able to access low-cost healthcare services, but often lack the necessary understanding of how the IESS system works.
The current situation of the IESS is concerning, as it owes money to several external service providers. This lack of financial flow is affecting its affiliates, who have stopped receiving their monthly medications, specialist appointments, or are facing months-long waits for surgeries…Continue reading

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Carlos Ramirez


1. What is the Snickers knock-off that sells for 40% of the price? How good is it?
2. Before coming for a visit, why might a visit to a thrift store be a good idea?
3. An Expat gets a run in a pair of hose. Is that going to be much of a problem here?
4. A person runs frantically into a restroom. Before entering a stall what will likely need to be done first?
5. What are some examples of Spanish words that are different in Ecuador from other Spanish-speaking countries?

0. Strongly recommend going to
1. Probably best to go to
2. Consider going to
3. 50/50
4. You might be ok without
5. I need to talk to you about being a content provider. Please go to and click Support.

Alternatively, one can go to Amazon and buy the book Mas Despacio 1,000 things to consider before moving to Ecuador for only $9.99.

(For a limited time, those viewers willing to take a short survey will receive a $5.00 discount off a year’s subscription. Click here to go to to receive the discount.)

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Rick Ochoa


If you haven’t yet visited this beautiful venue, Amapola Bistro, high up on via Turi overlooking the city of Cuenca you really need to see it! An exciting and fun evening of 80’s music featuring 80’s Vibe rock band, with complimentary cocktail! You can’t afford to miss it. Wednesday September 27th at 8pm, Cover: $10, book your space: 0987570908 . Hope to see you there!

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80's Vibe

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