Dangers & Annoyances

There were a few muggings on the trail up Cerro Mandango around 2012, but safety is not currently an issue. Ask about the current situation at the iTur and leave valuables in your hotel as a precaution.

Police station


Stock up on cash before arriving in Vilcabamba. There are a couple of ATMs here, but a lot of visitors for such a small town.

Banco de Guayaquil ATM only.

Banco del Austro ATM on the plaza.

Internet Access

All places to sleep and eat have wi-fi.



Tourist Information

Tourist office Helpful, with good info and maps of area hikes.