Vilcabamb is Ecuadors fountain of youth, people here are supposed to live longer and we can see why its such a popular retirement place. It has good temperature all year round, clean and the people seem very friendly. As for some special force that keep people healthy we didn't see too many old folks but we saw tones of foreigners around, enjoying drinks, foods and hell a lot of smoking so I don't expect them to live that long. But it is a nice place to rest and kill a few days getting ready for Peru. We stayed at the hostel Le Rendez Vous run by a french couple is one of the best hostels we have seen at only $18 for both that included breakfast but had shared bath and no parking and we still liked it. We found parking down the street for $1 a night.
|Vilcabamba, we didn't do much as you can see|