I have been going to this place for the past 10 years. This time was different because of the current situation but still I got to enjoy every minute of it. Everyone there was well prepared and I felt like I was able to keep my distance with everyone while still enjoying myself. I had to work there and the internet was perfect! I really enjoyed how quite it was in my room. I can only hear the sound of birds! In the afternoon after work, I had a massage and a yummy dinner. In the morning before work, you can go to free yoga in an amazing place. People were so considerate and it was just amazing ! I never felt lonely !
10/10 experience. This is the place you need to go to in Vilcabamba. The views are incomparable. The room we stayed in for a week was clean, comfortable, and affordable. There was even a patio right outside equipped with hammocks, a table, and chairs. There’s the yoga free once per day which is awesome. The bar is really cool and the staff is super friendly. I have zero negative remarks whatsoever about this place.
Hosteria Izhcayluma is an excellent option for a short or long term stay if you are traveling to the Southern part of Ecuador. The Hosteria offers a selection of room types including adjoining or standalone cabins as well as two beautiful apartments with full-service kitchens. After spending one week in a cabin at the eco resort we returned for a 6 week stay choosing to sequester ourselves in their one-bedroom apartment. The apartment was everything we hoped it would be. Quiet and secluded it was a perfect place to spend some very real quality down time. For two people the apartment was not only comfortable but quite luxurious. In addition to a very large bathroom and well-appointed kitchen with a class wall the apartment’s bedroom/sitting room combination was a perfect space for spending quiet nights. But the highlight of the apartment was what I called “The Fresh Air Living Room” an open space with a sitting area and hammock allowing you to enjoy the nature surrounding the building. From early morning to late in the evening this space offered a perfect location for spending lazy days reading, writing, and relaxing. The resorts dining room, also an open-air space serves three excellent meals a day including a number of German specialties schnitzel and Kaesespaetzle (German Mac and Cheese). Word of warning the portions are large and can easily be shared by two people. For beer drinkers the dining room and bar serve a number of different selections from the resorts own brewery. However, the best part of visiting the dining room was the spectacular view of the Valley and Mountains. The cloud cover in the Mountains, the fog in the valley or the spectacular sun sets lighting up the entire area provided ever changing panoramic vistas. For active guests there is a network of trails throughout the resort and the surrounding area. For the more spiritual there is a Yoga three times a week and for anyone interested in simply pampering themselves an excellent spa featuring a variety of first-class massages. The staff particularly the owners go out of their way to make the guests feel comfortable. They are knowledgeable about the region, have excellent ideas for things to do and are always willing to help with anything. Whether it is a few days or an extended stay Hosteria Izhcayluma is an excellent option for any traveler looking for a place to spend relaxing, restful time while still having access to one of the most beautiful areas of Ecuador.…
My husband and I spent a week at Izhcayluma for a change of scenery. We were immediately welcomed by Peter, Raik and Dieter and they were always available for any needs during our time there. The food in the open air restaurant is amazing along with wonderful views. We felt very comfortable exploring the grounds, hiking trails and going into the nearby village of Vilcabamba. As we went there to simply relax and do nothing, we did not partake in the use of the free yoga classes, swimming pool or bar and game tables (ping pong, pool and foosbol), but we did have a great massage! Such a peaceful environment surrounded by sights and sounds of nature!
Travel is very different since the inception of global awareness to Covid19. Built over the past two decades the design and openness of the resort were seemingly built to ensure guests can relax while avoiding the spread. Everything is open and outdoors here, you’re able to enjoy a meal in the open-air restaurant or lounge along the pool without fear of being encroached upon in violation of your personal space. Within 24 hours of being here I went from angry fat white man to a rational human dreaming of just staying here and making it home.