Valeria Vivar, facilitation services

Valeria Vivar is a wonderful young woman who offers her facilitation services for a wide range of processes. She is very professional, speaks excellent English, and always has a positive attitude.

I first met Valeria when she worked in an attorney’s office. She helped my wife and me with the details of getting our Ecuador residency visas. Valeria always provided personal attention, as we trekked through the various government offices to complete the necessary steps.

More recently, Valeria helped us with the details of getting our car registration/matricula renewal for the first time. Afterwards, she wrote a 4-page summary of the process, with website links, color maps with directions to the various offices, and other helpful advice. We can now do it ourselves next year.

Valeria recently helped me communicate with a window repair (glass fabrication) shop to find a replacement car window, when the local dealership was unable to do so. Her follow-up throughout the process was excellent. She also assisted us at the property tax office, where we changed the basis for our property taxes from our passports to our cedulas, to make it easier to pay on-line in the future.

In short, Valeria can help with just about any process, as she is knowledgeable in many areas. If you have a unique need in an  area where she is not already an expert, she will thoroughly research the topic to ensure that you get the best possible result.

Address: Luis Cordero 7-23 y Presidente Cordova, Edificio Pumapungo, Office B-4 (2nd Floor)

Contact information: valevivar93@gmail.com 098 792 6160

Recommended by John Turosak:  johnturosak@gmail.com

Cuenca Property Pros

Are you new to the area? Do you need a rental that is not overpriced? Do you need assistance after you move in to set up the cable and wifi? We are a new company that specializes in rentals, sales, remodeling, staging with professional photos and videos to help get your unit rented quicker. We now have over 15 listings from $300 that are furnished and unfurnished. We are licensed realtors and are from the US but have been in Cuenca 7 years. When it comes to a real estate contract we will translate it for you and make sure it is legally registered. We do not take overpriced rentals or inflate the price to pay our commission. We have exclusive authority from the owners to rent or sell their property. We are fluent in both English and Spanish and offer other services for our clients. We bring over 20 years of experience from the US in real estate sales, rentals,  development, remodeling and staging. Don't wait any longer if you are in need of assistance. Give us a call. Check out our Facebook page cuenca property professionals

Address: Victor Manuel Albornoz, Cuenca.

Savannah: cuencapropertyprofessionals@gmail.com 099 832 1384

New Alfredo’s Restaurant

Came and enjoy our new dishes and our variety of breakfast from 7 to 10 AM; for lunch and dinner from noon to 10:30 PM. Ask for our delicious coffees. Happy Hour all Fridays from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. We wait for your visit in: Borrero 10-87 and Mariscal Lamar next to Forum Hotel. For reservations: 096 899 0513/095 980 1108

Address: Address/Location, Cuenca.

Alfredo: alfredz89@hotmail.com

Artmader 3D

Artmader 3d decorative wall panel. 3D wall panel can turn ordinary interiors into spectacular and dramatic spaces, instantly. No need to buy expensive artworks and furniture when the dramatic, sculpted wall panels are the main feature. Be inspired by the many combinations of designs and finishes available, allowing you to create your own distinctive wall décor Apart from creating a unique style of wall paneling, 3D panels can be crafted into furniture such as doors on entertainment units and small cabinets. They make stunning bar and reception desk fronts, bed heads and more.

Address: Gran Colombia 10-18 y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.


Diego: artmader3d@gmail.com 07 284 0502 / 098 619 3879

Pepe´s House, Cuenca

Pepe's House is a family business that was born in 2015 in Bogotá, Colombia, due to the experience we had of receiving family, friends and even strangers from the road that now lives in Cuenca, Ecuador. We are a quiet family that likes to travel so we know the needs of travelers. We love talk with the people and we are willing to help you in your stay and pass through the city. Pepe's House Cuenca is in a renovated colonial house of the Historical Center in a strategic location. Airport and bus terminal at 7min. Cozy, large, bright, quiet and close to many touristic places. You can go walking to: Calderón Park, Cuenca University, government offices, historic churches, restaurants, fresh market, drugstore and shops of all kinds. We include breakfast at the morning and hot drinks permanently. Parking is additional just in front. We speak English and Spanish.

Address: Mariano Cueva 9-69 y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Clelia y Juan Pablo: www.facebook.com/HouseofPepe 097 872 5370

Driver to anywhere in Ecuador--double cab truck--fluent English

My name is Celso. After reading about my services, I am hoping you will choose me to fulfill your transportation or moving needs. Why should you choose me? I offer a private ride in my new Toyota truck equipped with comfortable seats, stereo, extra luggage and cargo space. I am a licensed transportation services driver with 9 years’ experience who practices safe driving (never had a ticket), is reliable, on time, and flexible. I am available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will take you anywhere you want to go in Ecuador. My rates are negotiable and I am known for being reasonably priced. I offer moving transport services also. I speak fluent English. I will always "go the extra mile" to make your experience enjoyable and easy. You'll be glad you chose me for your transportation needs. Thank you for your consideration.

Address: Hermano Miquel 4-36 y Calle Larga, Cuenca, Ecuador 010150, Cuenca.

Celso Guaman: celso3515@yahoo.com 096 929 9378 / from USA: 612 287 5077 Also via WhatsApp.

Functional beverages from the Amazonia

Products approved by the FDA (USA).

We are the first South American company dedicated to the production of nutraceutical foods that uses the latest advances in biotechnology and the knowledge of ancient Andean, Amazonian and Asian cultures, to fulfill a simple but transcendent promise: Improve your life.

You can use the products in a personal way and improve your health or also be part of a business opportunity within the health & wellness industry. The opportunity besides from giving you health and a better quality of life, it offers you high impact personal development programs and an unparalleled business opportunity.

If you want to know more about it, or are interested in the business, please let us know sending an email to the address below, including your name and phone number, and we'll contact you as soon as possible.

Frank Rivera: fitnow.life@gmail.com 099 909 1002.

Lino's back

Bi-lingual Electrician, former Cincinnati, OH licensed electrician. I've returned after two years in the USA. Specialize in electrical work but can also do translations, drive and accompany you on appointments, etc. honest, reliable and don't go by Cuenca time, all work is guaranteed.

Address: San Miguel, El Valle, Cuenca.

Lino Ramirez: linoramirez2000@gmail.com 099 908 1990

Alegria Organics

Alegria Organics opening a new store in Cuenca

Alegria is well known and loved in its home base Vilcabamba adn is now expanding to make all of the goodies available to you in Cuenca.

We have a wide variety of high quality natural products for sensitive skin: such as our best selling shampoo, hydrating and healing lotions, a real organic anti aging cream, an excellent deodorant, shaving cream and real natural perfume.

We have very popular cleaners too: biodegradable & unscented laundry detergent and multi-purpose cleaner.

Alegria products are hand made with ingredients of the highest quality. We do not use GMO -, soy -, petroleum derived ingredients or anything else that is potentially toxic harmful or useless. We do not use artificial fragrances or colorants, fillers or stabilizers. These products have natural preservatives for shelf life and are well received by our steadily growing customer base.

Check out the reviews on the website:)

I am looking forward to meeting you! :)

Address: Edificio Terrassas, 3 de Noviembre esquina Los Cipreses, Cuenca.

website: www.alegriaorganics.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alegriaorganicscuenca

Email: organics@daniwagner.com 097 966 5552

Dani Alegria

Tired of Spanish class? Or do you need classes for the very beginner?

Insticuenca Spanish School designed the easy Spanish course for seniors and frustrated students, concentrating on the more important phrases of Spanish and speaking Spanish at a slower pace. Group of 6 people maximum. Only $4/hour per person. 1º Schedule M/ W/ F July 3 to July 19. Or 2º schedule Tu/ Th July 4 to July 28, 9 AM to 11 AM, for a total 16 hours, cost $64 (That´s only $4/hour) At the end of the course, a free forum about the Republican Life in Ecuador, (Period Floreanista, 1830-1845) will be presented.

Address: Liriamba 1-36 y 24 de mayo (close to beautiful Pariaso Park), Cuenca.

Business contact information:
099 581 3182 or 409 6416

Teo Perez

Café Guayoyo

Located in front of Yanuncay River, in Cuatro Ríos Building, Café Guayoyo offers a pleasant atmosphere where you can take breakfast, have a delicious coffee or enjoy sandwiches, salads, Venezuelan arepas, desserts, natural juices and more.

Address: Av. 1 de Mayo y Av. de Las Américas, Cuenca.

Mary Alejandra: guayoyo.ec@gmail.com

Car dealer

We have more than 30 years on Cuenca market. Our experience is your best investment. We sell a used and a new car, we help to sell your car at the best price.

Address: Av. España 9-20 and Francisco Pizarro, Cuenca.

Business contact information:
099 929 1839
07 286 3997

Karla Andrade

C&C unisex hair design/hairdressing

"If your hair is unbecoming to see...Then maybe you should be coming to me." We do men's and women's haircuts, blow dry, keratin treatments, highlights and coloring. We also do manicure and pedicure, acrylic and gel nails as well as make up, eyebrow, lip, chin and all body waxing.

Address: Avenida Ordonez Lasso 6192 y Calle Los Olivos, Cuenca.

Clemencia Vizhnay: klementine-39@hotmail.com 098 814 8902

Car dealer

We offer different brands and models of used cars and news too. We are 30 years on the market, cero bills, cero shocks and cero problems.

Address: Av. España 9-20 and Franciso Moscoso, Cuenca.

Karla Andrade: kandradeg@hotmail.com 099 929 1839

Resense Spa

Resense Spa. We offer facial rejuvenation and weight loss treatments, with great results and fair prices. Facial cleansing, $25. Ionic Detox $20. Collagen mask $25. Lifting effect mask $25.

We speak English. Personalized treatment, Carlos V 370 Felipe Cedillo, adn Marcela Velez: info:

Address: Address/Location, Cuenca.

Felipe Cedillo: felipecedillo@gmail.com 098 723 3882

Errand runner

Do you find it frustrating to shop at the local markets? Don't know the Spanish word for what you want? Feel like you get "gringo priced"? I can help. I'm comfortable at the markets and know how to get what I want for the best price. I want to be your personal shopper and deliver your groceries or other items straight to your door. Book my services today.

Address: Address/Location, Cuenca.

Kathleen Winans: katcuencadogwalker@gmail.com 099 352 6767

Windhorse Cafe

Breakfast and Lunch Menu. Focus on healthy, organic, less meat, more vegetables. We are a friendly small place where friends meet. Rotating lunch special augments the menu. Lucy's Pies. Ice-Cream Malts. Gluten Free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Address: 6-16 Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca.

Business contact information:


Lucille Altemus