4-hour bus trip from Loja to Cuenca for $3.75 with senior discount
Hotel America $14 per person in triple room (not to be confused with Hotel Americano, quite a different level of hostel), breakfast included
Mar Rojo for seafood
Casa del Sol for after-dinner drinks
We traveled to Vilcabamba to our favorite hotel, Hostal Izhcayluma ($15 per night, triple room, breakfast included or $10 per bed in a dorm) for a couple of days. We dined, had drinks, and played pool with our friends Dilys and Chris Coals who live in the Valley of Longevity. Other sybaritic services offered in Vilcabamba are facials, massages, tarot card readings, pedicures and manicures, and aura cleansings.