Getting back to Cuenca was just as easy as getting to the coast. We took the Manglaralto Bus (green bus) back to Montañita at 11am, where there is a CLP bus office, bought our tickets (it was almost booked for 1pm) So get there early if you can because you can’t buy tickets in advance. The bus took a little longer getting back to Guayaquil but it was direct. The ride back with OperAzuay Turs was longer too but we made it back to Cuenca by 8:30pm. It may seem like a lot of time driving but it is worth it to make the trip, especially at the beginning of April because now there is just a cool rain here in Cuenca.