A Guide to the Valley of Longevity:Vilcabamba


Vilcabamba is THE place to go in Ecuador if you just want to veg-out in absolute tranquility. The weather is near perfect and on most days you can hear a pin drop.

Where to stay in Vilcabamba?

Hotel Mandango: My pick for budget travelers with clean, simple rooms that start around $6 per person.

What to do in Vilcabamba?

– Swim in the nearby lazy streams.

– Rent a bike and bike around town.

– Hike the nearby hillsides.

– Try the Filet Mignon at Madre Tierra Guesthouse.

– Get a facial and a Nuru massage to relax.

– Check out some real estate with one of the several local agencies with offices around the main plaza.

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