You never see anything posted about Vilcabamba or Loja on this forum. Just wondering if anybody lives there that could tell me what it's like, if they like it there, and what the availability might be for renting a 2 bedroom small house with 2 small pets and about how much it would cost? Also, would they pick Vilcabamba or Loja as a place to live? what about the climate, and what about snakes in the area??? I know that's a stupid question, but I am paranoid about snakes!!! Also, how easy/safe would it be to get to the coastal beaches from there and also to get to Cuenca? Thanks, everybody!!!