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Join us for the Grand Opening of Ruta 72 Bistro

Event date: Jan. Monday 16

Ruta 72 is the new hot spot in town! Located at Remigio Romero and Remigio Crespo, Ruta 72 will open its doors tomorrow starting 8:30 am and will be offering free breakfast for the first two people that show up in the bistro.

Also, free lunch for the first two people that show up for lunch time!

*this offer is only for Monday, January 16.

Ruta 72 will have more surprises and offers this upcoming week! Keep reading CuencaHighLife for the latest updates.

Name: Ruta 72
Phone: 0969222269

Excusite house for rent in San Joaquin

CASA ESPERANZA in San Joaquin.

An exquisite house (330m2) in an exclusive, safe and quiet neighborhood (your physical neighbor is the prefect of Azuay, with his security detail). 4 bedrooms, 4 baths (one of each off the kitchen for your maid), eastern facing cathedral windows with views of the city bathe morning sunshine, wooden floors, fine carpentry, and built-in closets. Gated property (1600m2) with segregated back yard for your dogs. Entertainment patio with potable water and a fire pit. 2 vehicle carport. Long term lease only. Pets encouraged. One block from Sayausi bus and 15 minutes to downtown by car.

Please contact me by the following address: I will be arranging an open-house free-for-all.

$800/ mo. water and electric included, unfurnished. Slightly negotiable.
Nat Goodale, owner.

Address: Calle 136, autopista a San Joaquin 5.7 km, City. One block up the hill opposite from the Alborada school entrance.

Photos available on request – they are worth it!

Name: Nat Goodale

The GRAN ROCA Monday Farm Fresh Market Returns

Event date: Jan. Monday 16

We are pleased to announce the return of the GRAN ROCA Monday Farm Fresh Market, on January 16, from 2-4pm at the Bayou Caffee, near Parque El Vergel, take Paucarbamba, left on Los Alisos, left again on Del Arupo.

We are happy to report that we will have Bananas, Lemons, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Kale, Beets, Onions, Lettuce, Some Spinach, Rainbow Chard, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Beans, Black Beans, Harvest Potatoes, Zanahora Blanca, and Basil.

Unfortunately, we are unable to harvest our strawberries and, although there may be some, most of our Heirloom Tomatoes to be harvested were damaged.

Apologies for our missing items and limited quantities. We believe that when the weather here takes a turn for the better, our crops will bounce right back. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

For more information, go to our website and sign up for our weekly Gran Roca Newsletter that includes the latest product news and availability including a preview of what’s coming, farm tours and other events, and special purchases, as well as pictures, recipes, and tips on preparing our fresh market produce.

Name: Rob Gray

Accommodation-Cuenca Inn (Don Bosco/Loja)

Excellent rates from $250/month. Daily and weekly also available.

Large detached colonial property located on a quiet street in sought after area. 3 mins walk from new Supermaxi. Only 50 yds from major bus and taxi routes. (15-20 mins to downtown-El Centro).

Rooms with private bath (queen beds) and rooms sharing bath (queens and twins).

House and rooms fully equipped and furnished. Charming covered furnished courtyard. Fiber optic internet, Wifi, TV, Magic jack, washer/dryer. Use of fully equipped shared kitchen and all facilities included in price. For pictures go to

Contact : Bill Dixon, local 098 893 9388, magic jack 228 331 1605, email :

I am the manager/tenant. Retired Canadian teaching English part time.

Name: Bill Dixon
Phone: 098-893-9388 / 228-331-1605 (magic jack)

Refrigerator, Induction Stove, Sectional Sofa, 50″ Flat Screen TV

The following items are only nine months old . Have new ones arriving in container .
Red 4 piece sectional sofa with two Ottomans. $475
Large MABE refrigerator stainless steel in color (72″ high and 32″ wide. $725
Large Induction Stove stainless steel with detachable rotisserie in oven $695
Gray Rug 7 1/2 feet x 5 1/2 feet $75
50 inch flat screen TV with HDMI port $685

Name: Jean Strope
Phone: 098-507-7183

New Electronics: Samsung, Motorola, Roku

Roku3: 423X, 600+channels, 1080p HD, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, etc. $125 OBRO

Motorola Smart phone: Moto g4, 5.5″ full HD 1080p, 4G LTE, 2 cameras, $350 OBRO

Samsung Tablet: Galaxy Tab A, 10.1″, 16GB + 32GB SD, WiFi, Black $ 475 OBRO

All items new, unused in box. More photos available by request.

Rafi Stone: 098 171 5192. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Phone: 098-171-5192

Day trip to Ingapirca

Event date: Jan. Sunday 22

This Sunday we offer a guided tour to the largest Inca ruins in Ecuador. On our way there, we will visit the Santuario de la Virgen del Rocio in the quiet village of Biblián and you will have the possibility to go to the Cañari market. In Ingapirca you will get to know a lot not only about the Incas but also about the Cañari, who also lived at this fascinating site. After exploring the ruins and its surroundings to your heart’s content, you will enjoy a tasty lunch. Here you find more information about the tour. Let us know, if you would like to join!

Name: Arutam Ecotours

Tribal Fusion dance classes

The Tribal Fusion House start a new cycle of classes, Tribal Fusion belly dance and Tribal Burlesque and Cabaret.

Tribal Fusion is a modern Western form of belly dance which was created by fusing American Tribal Style belly dance and American Cabaret belly dance. Artists frequently incorporate elements from Popping, Hip Hop, ‘Egyptian’ or ‘Cabaret’ belly dance, as well as movement principles from traditional forms such as Flamenco, Kathak, Odissi, and other folkloric and classical dance styles. We work principally with energy and how to channel it through our movements: toning workout, stretching, aislattion and dance.

-Tribal Fusion Level I, Mondays and Wednesday from 3:30 PM to 5 PM (we have 1 student allready)
-Tribal Fusion Level I, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 12:30 PM (we have 1 student allready)
-Burlesque and Cabaret, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Please subscribe or mail me first to start and organize the class
Just for this month $35 dollars per 12 hours (Tribal Fusion) $30 per 8 hours (Burlesque)

For more info about us and our classes, pics and videos too (in Spanish):
See you in classes.

Name: Julio Orellana
Phone: 0984877149

Feria Libre tours resuming in January

Thank you to all who patiently waited for our return to Cuenca. We’re looking forward to familiarizing more people with all that is Feria Libre. We’ve helped people find some great prices as well as locating difficult items such as yellow sweet potatoes (yams), shallots and yellow lemons. My wife and I have saved others significant money on their monthly groceries; let us do the same for you. We take small groups so you won’t feel lost in the crowd, and we’ll work through your shopping list until you have everything you need. Over time, you will save hundreds of dollars on produce and groceries. $8 per person, or $15 per couple. Our next tour is Thursday (1/19) at 3 PM. Please email me to sign up.

January 19th at 3 PM, Feria Libre, Avenda de Las Americas

Name: Elliott Segelbaum

Gorgeous artwork for sale.

Gorgeous artwork for sale, done by very talented artist Joan Louis. Very colorful and a must see. I have four paintings to chose from. They sell online for $ 2 525, and I am selling them for $ 400. They increase in value every year. Please contact me for details and photos. 098 712 4970.

Name: Michel Blanchard
Phone: 098 712 4970

Looking for single room for rent

Looking for furnished single room for rent in Cuenca. I don’t have pets.

Retired American gentleman on fixed pension income seeks inexpensive furnished room for rent in Christian, non-smoking English speaking home in Cuenca/Quito. I aim to relocate there from USA soon.

Name: TR

Attention Chili Lovers: Chili Cookoff!

Event date: Jan. Sunday 29

Chili Lovers!!!

Get ready to be a part of our chili cookoff contest! time to find your recipe! Only at Common Grounds Sports Bar & Grill on January, 29 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

More details to come!

Follow Common Grounds Sports Bar & Grill on Facebook for the latest updates!

Name: Common Grounds Sports Bar & Grill
Phone: (07) 284-9162

Stainless steel refrigerator and induction range

Stainless Steel Refrigerator and Induction Range

Moving to a new home and need to sell our practically new stainless steel refrigerator and oven.

REFRIGERATOR $375.00: Indurama stainless steel fridge purchased new and less then 3 months old. In excellent condition. With water dispenser. Dimensions 24″W x 62″H. 291 Litres.

RANGE $495.00: Indurama stainless steel induction 4-burner range and oven. Again, purchased new and less then 3 months old. Dimensions 31″W x 37.5″H. 220V

$800 buys both! This is a deal! Please contact me by email at Thanks so much!

Name: Bill Wallace

Christian Worship at The Gathering Sunday Mornings

Event date: Jan. Sunday 15

Join the Gathering, an English speaking Christian Fellowship in Cuenca, Sunday mornings at 10:08 for an anointed time of praise and worship, and fellowship Celebration service. Coffee Fellowship starts at 9:30 prior to service.

We are located at Gran Colombia 9-78, between Padre Aguire and Benigno Malo, in downtown Cuenca, Ecuador.

God Simple; not church complicated

Map and directions are available on our website at:
or contact us by email:
You can also reach the worship leader at or 099 474 4879

Name: brian
Phone: 0994744879

Free Artisanal Marmalades at Ambrosía

Event date: Jan. Saturday 14

Our preserves are loaded with knowledge, ancestral knowledge and artistic elements. Producers use traditional and artisan preservation techniques, without preservatives or colorants, 100% natural, using traditional foods, creating a colorful world of aromas and flavors. The flavours that you can taste are: mango, uvilla, mandarin, strawberry, mulberry, maracuya, guava, pineapple, exotic fruits with medicinal herbs (andean lemon verbena, lemongrass, melissa, ginger) and endemic spices among others, all organic or agroecological. We provide consumers with unique and memorable flavors of our land.

Bolívar 13-86 y Estévez de Toral

Local and Healthy Produce

Name: Fanny Villegas
Phone: 0995041996


January 14, from 9 AM – 3 PM
Cost for 1 person – $ 15.00
Gathering, from the hotel Oro Verde.
Book in advance!

Share with a friend!

Name: Alex
Phone: 096 704 3262


Shipped in from the United States
Honda EU6500iS new in the U.S. sells for $4500,
Asking $3300 or best offer
Like new, only 14 hours of run time
Runs very quiet
Electrical Details
Current Type, AC
Voltage, 120 V and 240 V
Current at 120V, 54.1A
Current at 240V, 27.1A
Outlet Details, 20A 125V Duplex, 30A 125V Locking Plug, 30A 125/250V Locking Plug
AC Output Details, 120/240V 6500W max. (54.1/27.1A) 5500W rated (45.8/22.9A)
Engine Details
Engine Make & Model, Honda GX390
Displacement, 389cc
Power Output (Peak)
6.5 Kw Power Output (Rated)
5.5 kW Noise Level (rated load) 60dB
Fuel Consumption & Run Time
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Run Time (rated load)4.7 hrs
Run Time (1/4 load) 14 hrs
Interested call or email: Butch 098-819-0050 or 098-818-9987

Name: Clarence (Butch) Teall
Phone: 098-819-0050

Ulloa & Zamora: Updates on the new immigration law.

On Friday, January 6, was approved, in second debate, the new immigration law. Only the approval of President Rafael Correa is missing, which will be given in approximately one month if he does not propose changes.

By now these are the changes:

Article 56. – The tourist visa is for 90 days in the period of one year from the date of the first entry, and may be extended or extended for a single time up to 90 additional days, applying for the request and paying the fee.

If the foreigner is interested in extending his stay as a tourist for a maximum period of one year, they must apply for a special tourist visa, but they cannot carry out any activity other than tourism, demonstrating the economic solvency that allows that time to remain in the country Ecuador and paying the government fee.

All foreigners who come as tourists must have health insurance for the duration of their stay in Ecuador. (more…)

Name: Ulloa & Zamora Asesores
Phone: (07) 410 35 88

Local party rent for all kinds of social events

Nice place for your social event, located in via a Misicata. For more information please contact us.
Special prices.

We speak English.

Sector vía a Misicata

Name: Monica Torres
Phone: 098 863 1425

This Week at the Jazz Society Café!

Event date: Jan. Wednesday 11

The Manuel Quesada Quartet, The Jim Gala Trio, Luis Ullauri, and many more!
The Jazz Society Café
Live Jazz!—4 Nights a Week!
Wednesdays through Saturdays 7PM—10PM
5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo
(upstairs at La Viña Italian Restaurant)
Food & Beverage Service: 6:30PM to 10PM
Jazz at 7:30pm
Reservations Recommended

Name: James Gala
Phone: 0939342714