If you haven’t made plans for the weekend and its sunny outside then make the 30 min drive outside of Cuenca to Cajas. It is beautiful and great for the soul and lungs to get away from the city for the day. Don’t wander off too too far from the road unless you are prepared to get lost; once you get going it is easy to get lost as every hill looks like the next. Also, bring a raincoat and wear some warmer clothes because it can get pretty cold up there. This time we got there around 4pm, we didn’t have to pay a park fee but we weren’t allowed to walk the trails by the lake since it was after hours.