Vilcabamba is a village in the southern region of Ecuador, in the Loja province, about 45 km from the city of Loja.
Located in a historical and scenic valley, it is a common destination for tourists, because it is widely believed that its inhabitants grow to a very old age. Locals assert that it is not uncommon to see a person reach 100 years of age and it is claimed that many have gotten to 120, even up to 135, which would make it an area with the oldest inhabitants in the world.
Loja is the capitol of the province of Loja. It is situated in the very south of Ecuador, about 150km away from the border to Peru.
Loja holds a rich tradition in the arts, and for this re…