Sharon along with Dean and Bill traveled to Vilcabamba to celebrate our anniversaries which are a week apart. Vilcambamba is about 4 hours southwest of Cuenca. It's about 3000 ft lower in altitude and the weather was considerably warmer during the day.
We stayed at Hosteria Izhcayluma. The cabins are very affordable and offer great vistas. We really enjoyed the massages. 75 minute full body massage is $18. We visited the very small town and were surprised that half the signs were in English.