Madre Tierra Resort & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
TripAdvisor Reviews Madre Tierra Resort & Spa Vilcabamba
Travel Blogs from Vilcabamba
... on the Izhcayluma trail high up on a ridge above the valley. Finished up by laying in a hammock reading overlooking the valley and a later dinner.
Nov 2. went for yoga, then a trip to town to see all the gringos lazing around the square, more hammock reading and dinner.
... luckily instead of again trying to catch us up to the original schedule ( this would have meant an 80 mile day with over 3,500 meters of 4 serious climbs), Cristiano was going to try and scout out a place before the last climb. That still meant about 65 miles and 2,800m of climbing, but doable expecting to arrive late and tired but before sundown.
The climbs were very tough. For me, especially climb 2, a very steep grade for about 11km. The third climb was ...
... in the mid to high 70s. Air is clean and clear. Maybe that is why people live so long here.
As we were having breakfast on our last day at the hotel, two other guests were bringing their bikes out for their ride north to Loja over a mountain pass. Their bikes were loaded with camping gear, fuel for their stoves, two computers, GPS, bike computers, and loads of camping gear. They were from Quebec , Canada. I asked ...
... UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;">Generally in Ecuadorian culture, an outright refusal is considered rude and we had been advised it is more polite to say 'Necesito pensarlo un poco más', or 'I need to think about it a little more' to save face. This leaves the vendor with some small hope of making a sale and the prospective buyer gets to actually leave the shop with everyone's sensitivities intact.
... min massages for $22, facials $16, pedicures for $12 and beautiful meals for $4-$6, such minor inconveniences paled into insignificance.
The gardens were spectacular, beautifully landscaped with pools and waterfalls, a Yoga Shala, an outdoor bar and recreation area, treatment rooms, a restaurant, cabins nestled in the hillsides and stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains.
Our favourite meal from the restaurant so far is Chicken in Red Wine Sauce (Pollo al Vino Tinto). ...