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Amazing Two Apartments For Sale

Located next to circo social and handicap friendly park, in a quite and peaceful community.

  • First Floor:
    3 bedrooms
    Spacious kitchen and living room.
    dinning room
    2 bathrooms
    back yard, yard.

 

  • Second Floor:
    5 bedrooms.
    Spacious kitchen and living room.
    dinning room
    2 bathrooms
    Laundry room
    Balcony with a great view.

 

*The two apartments are independent but share the construction space.
*Both apartments have independent connections for water and electricity.
*Internet, satellite tv and landlines.
*Automatic garage door.
*Two parking spaces.

Asking price without appliances and furniture: $ 230,000 Negotiable
Asking price with appliances and furniture: $ 240,000 Negotiable

For more information:
0983 05 2880
0998 267 579

*I don’t speak English.

Name: Francisco Castillo
Phone: 0983052880
Email: franciscogcastillo@gmail.com

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT, RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE RIVER

Wonderful location, in a peaceful gated community in Puertas del Sol, with private security guard, having the river in front of you.

Two floors, Downstairs:
2 master bedrooms, one of them have a fireplace, each one with their own en suite bathroom.
Spacious kitchen with an eat in counter.
livingroom with a fireplace
dinningroom with special wood designed window
court yard, yard and 2 gardens with trees
maids bedroom and bathroom
guest toilet

Upstairs:
2 bedrooms, one has a fireplace
space for an office
full bathroom
balcony with a great view of the river

*The house has a special design with hard wood in all spaces, except for the kitchen and solarium.
*You could built an extra apartment on the third floor and have a rent income, or leave it as a roof top terrace with an amazing view.
*Quiet and totally safe
*It also has a baseman with a fireplace

Price: $358,000

For more information:

Phone – 099 7 182 084
Website – http://www.cuencacondos.com/

Name: Carmen Rodriguez
Phone: 099 7 182 084
Email: carmen@cuencacondos.com

The Waterfalls of Girón and the Laguna de Busa

Event date: Apr. Saturday 01

Our trip starts at 9 am at our office. First we will visit the Laguna de Busa in San Fernando, which is located at an altitude of 2800 m. After walking around the lagoon, we will have a tasty lunch before heading to the waterfalls of Girón. It’s just a short walk to get to the first waterfalls, and you can take your time to explore the area. Afterwards we will visit the museum Casa de los Tratados before making our way back to Cuenca, where we will arrive at about 4:30 pm.

Name: Arutam Ecotours
Email: info@arutamecotours.com

Journey to the ocean, March 5.

Book your safety and comfort now!

Journey to the ocean.
We offer fascinating trips to Salinas, Montana, Olon, Manta.
Comfortable bus, safety.

There are minibuses Mercedes, Volkswagen, Hyundai, auto 4×4.

Upcoming trips:
Salinas, March 5, The cost is $ 20 per person.
Guayaquil, March 5, The cost is $ 15 per person.

Best prices for transport services!
All programs for your travels.

Tel: +593 96 704 3262
kondortour@gmail.com
info@kondor-tour.info

Name: Kondor-Tour
Phone: +593 96 704 3262
Email: kondortour@gmail.com

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara SZ, Automatic, 4X4, V6

Plenty of Power and Traction. Only $18,500 OBO
Very Clean, Well-Kept Mint Condition, 4X4, V6 , 2.7L,
only 81,000 miles, Gray with Plush Leather Interior,

Call After 9am – Phone: 099-616-5206 English or 096-013-5117 Spanish
Email: dgbssb@gmail.com

Come visit and TEST DRIVE at:
Primero De Mayo & Las Americas Area by MONTE BIANCO ICE CREAM SHOP

Name: David Bushnell
Phone: 099 616 5206
Email: dgbssb@gmail.com

The Countdown Is Underway – Have You Got Your Tickets Yet?

Ecuador Cares would like to thank everyone who has purchased tickets to our private event at the home of local musicians John and Katie Cain on April 5th! There are only 12 tickets left for this one-of-a-kind evening, which includes music from the Cains and students from Centro Educativo Nova, food and drink from GRITS Catering, and a silent auction featuring Cuenca’s finest spas, hotels, restaurants, and artists.

Popular mixed-media artist Miguel Illescas will have several items available at the auction – check out the photos attached to this post.

We’ll also be sharing the latest news about Ecuador Cares – a lot of good stuff has happened since the end of 2016! Tickets are only $50, and the proceeds go to support the general fund of Ecuador Cares so we can continue to help disadvantaged children break the cycle of poverty and prejudice.

The last day to buy tickets is April 1st but you better hurry and buy your tickets now before they’re gone! Tickets are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-of-ecuador-cares-tickets-32186102499 and in-person at our office, M-T-TH, 3-6 pm.

The event runs 5:30-8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 5th. For more details, email info@ecuadorcares.org or call 097-919-7042.

To learn more about our organization, please visit http://www.ecuadorcares.org

 

Name: Ecuador Cares
Email: info@ecuadorcares.org

iPhone 5s – 32 GB, Never Used

This phone is still sealed; never used.
Color: Yellow/Gold
Comes with: Wall charger, 2 cables, earphones/mic., protective case.
Location in Cuenca – 2 blocks south of Remigio Crespo and block west of Solano.
$320, firm

Eric Fraterman: ericfraterman@gmail.com

Name: Eric Fraterman
Phone: 0969968825
Email: ericfraterman@gmail.com

El Rey del Burrito Restaurant

Come and enjoy the Best mexican food at El Rey del Burrito restaurant.
We open monday to saturday from 12:30 am to 10:00 pm and sunday from 12:30 am to 04:00 pm.
Address: Alfonso Cordero y Manuel j Calle in front of Supermaxi of El Vergel

Name: Karol
Phone: 0990239323
Email: karol75ag@hotmail.com

ICC Offers Comparative Religion Course Beginning with Seder Feast April 9th.

Event date: Apr. Sunday 09

In attempt to help persons understand our religiously complex time and to appreciate the various views on God held around the world, ICC is sponsoring a course by Dr. Charles Kimball, a renowned scholar of Religious Studies with a PhD from Harvard University in Comparative Religions. This 13 week video presentation will be a guide through some of the major views held by the 5 major world religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism). There will also be special guest speakers to add to the videos.

As a special treat, the course begins with a free Seder (Passover) meal from the Jewish tradition on April 9th at 1:30 pm at the Riverside Condominium. The actual course will begin on April 20th, 10:30 am at ICC (Location: Nicanor Aguilar and Solano, Cuenca (just north & east of Mt. Sinai Hospital). Each session should last approximately 1 and a half hours.

Participation is FREE and is limited to 25 persons, so please make your reservation now. All materials will be provided free of charge. Bard Gale, the facilitator for these wonderful, thought provoking video presentations will lead open discussion. To register for the course and/or the Seder feast please contact Bard asap at bardmg@gmail.com

Name: ICC (International Christian Community)
Phone: 096-951-4430
Email: info@internationalchristiancommunity.org

Censorship in Ecuador

For those of us Expats who have lived here for several years, we are aware that the Government of Ecuador has often censored the media and politicians, as well as ordinary citizens. Many individuals have even been incarcerated. But did you know that the censorship in Ecuador extends to a website intended for the Expat community? There are three popular Expats websites.

GT has been around for a long time and provides the Expat community with a variety of informative articles, as well as free and paid advertising.

CuencaHighLife has been around since 2008 but really came on hard recently(2014). An excellent site with daily articles, translation of the local newspaper and free and paid advertising. More info

GP is a site limited to advertisements and a forum for questions. Their format does not include informative articles. They also do not charge for advertising.

In the four years that I have lived here, I have been an avid reader of all three sites. (more…)

Name: Richard Minkin
Email: foreverecuador@yahoo.com

Sourdough Bread, Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese w/chives

Event date: Mar. Wednesday 29

Join us to taste the best bread, smoked salmon and organic cream cheese with Chives. Greek Yogurt, Jellies, gluten free granola and cakes as well as fresh salmon and trout will be available for purchase.

Wednesday March 29th 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Santa Canela Restaurant – Calle Larga 3-82 y Vargas Machuca

Name: Lenny Charnoff
Phone: 099 122 1238
Email: graygeek@gmail.com

New book about relocating to Ecuador!

In the summer of 2013, Kris Loomis and her husband sold all their worldly possessions and, along with their three-legged cat, Triplet, did just that. They left their comfy life behind and moved to Ecuador!

Follow along as they battle ‘mañana’ time, stinky buses, and the dreaded ‘Frankenstein’ shower. Will they adjust to South American culture? Will Triplet learn to meow in Spanish? Will the stupid black beans ever cook at that altitude?

‘Thirty Days In Quito: Two Gringos and a Three-Legged Cat Move to Ecuador’ is a humorous first-hand account of a couple stepping out of their comfort zone, holding on tight, and learning to breathe at 9,000 feet.

Written by former Cuenca resident, Kris Loomis. ‘Thirty Days in Quito’ is available in Kindle and paperback from all major Amazon outlets: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and Amazon.co.uk!

Name: K. Kris Loomis
Phone: 803.517.1675 (USA)
Email: lililoom@gmail.com

Vilcabamba, Organic Coffee. The Exquisite Wines of Portugal and Spain

Ecuador’s richest coffee from Vilcabamba. Medium and French Roast. Whole Bean or Ground. Expertly Roasted by the Leon Toledo Family. Medium Roast, $7.00 per pound. French Roast, $7.50. We have the exceptional wines of Portugal and Spain. Contact hitattractions@gmail.com for more information.

Name: Hit Attractions
Phone: 099-537-5396
Email: hitattractions@gmail.com

Bee strong with 100% Pure Ecuadorian Raw Honey! at Ambrosia store

Did you know that honey contains powerful antioxidants? We offer delicious and healthy honey bee from different parts of Ecuador. Also, we offer: coconut oil, essential oils, apple cider vinegar, organic products, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, sour dough bread, spices, shrubs and more great products made in Ecuador with rich ingredients, great aromas and flavors that will delight your senses. We are open Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 6:30pm in Bolivar 13-86 y Esteves de Toral.

Name: Gina
Phone: 593987289146
Email: ambrosia.ecuador@gmail.com

Almond Cheese

If you are looking for natural products Khatu Organic is the place. This week we have yummy and healthy almond cheese, it has some clear benefits: less calories, no bad fats and instead, loaded with good fats—all for the same amount of protein. For a nice recipe add a couple slices to a sandwich or sprinkling some cubes over a salad are the best way to eat.

Name: Khatu Organic
Phone: 0989811522
Email: khatu.ecorganic@gmail.com

Transform Your Ideas Into Income: Online Store and More!

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up in the morning, open your site and see how much money you made? If your answer is yes then you need the right website. GoBig is in the business of developing attractive and productive websites and add-ons that complement your unique business. We believe that building and managing quality websites doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Take a look at our services and read how we work.

Contact us when you’re ready to GOBig – we look forward to hearing from you!

For more information:
info@gobig.ec
www.gobigwebdesign.com

Name: GoBig Web Design & Development
Phone: 098 7438 577
Email: info@gobig.ec

Amelie’s: A French/Italian Bistro Reopening

Event date: Apr. Saturday 08

Amelie’s: A French/Italian Bistro Reopening April 8-9

After a hiatus of several months we are ready to reopen our bistro, named after our daughter, now 14 months old. Our goal is to provide our clients with a Classic French and Northern Italian bistro menu in a casually elegant atmosphere. We will serve a limited number of customers at each seating, providing a private dining experience. We offer either al fresco dining with spectacular views of the Cajas or the intimacy of our grand sala with fireplace. We can accommodate parties of 2, 4 or 6, or a private party of 12. We serve our menu each Saturday and Sunday, with our first seating between 1 and 2, our second seating between 4 and 5.

We offer a regular menu with daily specials. Our regular menu includes:
2 soups: purée of carrot with ginger or curry; minestrone with our fresh organic garden veggies
2 salads: our spicy Italian Mix from our organic garden, and either a roasted beet salad or a Caprese salad with our heirloom tomatoes
2 sandwiches: an Italian Tramezzino with smoked salmon, cream cheese and arugula; and the French classic Croque Monsieur
Quiche Lorriane
Chicken Marsala or Picatta
Trout Meunière Almondine
reservations: 418-5383 or ameliesbistro@gmail.com

Name: Louis Bourgeois
Phone: 418-5383
Email: Louisb333@hotmail.com

Sign Now and Freeze Health Insurance Prices

Prices will go up in all private health insurance companies as of mid April, due to the new requirements that the government is making to benefit the users. If you join now with Bellgenica you freeze the prices and still get the outcome of the new benefits.

We have special plans for people over 65 with preexisting conditions, and plans for people under 65 that have been created to suite your needs, each one with their own particular characteristics.

Get all the information you need about Bellgenica and remember that our team is composed of bilingual staff that will always be available to assist you at any moment, in emergencies or simply for customer service.

For more information email kattyfj30@hotmail.com or call 0994769351

Name: Kathy Fajardo Jaramillo
Phone: 0994769351
Email: kattyfj30@hotmail.com

British Night this Saturday at El Salón

Event date: Apr. Saturday 01

Enjoy a night of classic British food at El Salón, with our two-course menu at only $9.50 per person. Our chef Xavier lived and worked in the UK for several years, and our co-owner Adam is British too – so we’re really excited to be doing British Night in Cuenca again!

Starter:
Scampi: breaded langoustine tails served with fresh lemon slices and tartar sauce

Mains:
Cottage pie: a rich layer of minced beef and vegetables, topped with creamy mashed potato and baked in the oven. Served with seasonal vegetables

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Chicken and mushroom pie: a creamy chicken and mushroom filling covered with fluffy puff pastry, served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Last time we sold out so booking is highly recommended. To book, please call 099-316-5176, email info@elsaloncuenca.com or send us a private Facebook message.

El Salón // Luis Cordero 6-75 y Presidente Córdova // Centro Histórico, Cuenca.

Name: Xavier Espinosa
Phone: 0993165176
Email: info@elsaloncuenca.com

Economic Web Design and Video

We are a new company with expertise in web design, logos, flyers, social media marketing and videos for your business or home. If you need assistance creating a website and face book we have packages starting at 280.00. We can host the site, maintain the site and help with all social media marketing. We are in Cuenca, but can do this for any business outside of Ecuador in English and Spanish. We also do websites and maintain them for realtors. Please contact us today. huberrodriguezweb@gmail.com

Name: Huber Rodriguez
Phone: 0984606713
Email: huberrodriguezweb@gmail.com