Otavalo Market

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Otavalo Market
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This colorful Indian market takes place each Saturday and features some of the finest woven products in the region including ponchos, sweaters, wall hangings and shawls.
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lucycan
Minneapolis, MN2,880 contributions
Dec 2021
This market was quite large and had a mix of touristy items and things locals might buy. Nearly everything we saw was available at 2-3 other booths so make sure to negotiate. Super friendly people. Quite busy on a SAT.
Written December 11, 2021
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Rodney B
Waukesha, WI1,101 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We took a tour here on our last day in Ecuador to pick up souvenirs. There is a main square with hundreds of stalls and then the surrounding streets have many shops and stalls as well. It was a lot of fun haggling and seeing all of the different items from sale. We had a great, inexpensive lunch at a typical ecuadorian restaurant for a total cost of $9 for 4 of us. It was helpful to have a guide but certainly not necessary. Worth the visit!
Written October 31, 2021
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SherryAlabama
Killen, AL45 contributions
Aug 2021
We visited the market on a weekday rather than the busier Saturday. It was fairly touristy, and the vendors are very pushy. But the merchandise is lovely.
Written September 12, 2021
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Jim B
Parker, CO114 contributions
Jun 2021
The market is advertised as a Saturday market, but it is back to operating every day. Saturdays are busiest because of animal and increased produce sales, but the market filled the plaza square on the late-June Monday we visited. We spent a bit more than an hour there but I could have easily doubled or trippled that because of the variety of artisans - woodworkers, weavers, artists, potters, jewelery makers, and more. I can't speak to the textiles but I was impressed with the quality of the artisans I visited. The prices were amazing, too, and they are willing to negotiate. I bought two paintings but would have eagerly bought some of the wood carvings if I wasn't leaving the next day.
Plan to visit the towns/villages around Otavalo where permanent shops house some of the region's reknowned artists.
Written July 2, 2021
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susan b
8 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
I did not expect such a variety of produce, flowers, food, indigenous peoples products.
Our guide stopped at one of the fruit stands and told us about each fruit and cut a piece off for us to try.
This was one of the best stops of our trip through Ecuador and the Galapagos.
Written April 26, 2021
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Kim G
Toronto, Canada1,152 contributions
Nov 2020
This was a fair size market. The people of the region make up all the vendors. They have quite a variety of things on offer. Lots of clothing and alpaca accessories. Also hand made jewelry and artwork. There are a lot of repeated products but also some very unique options if you look.

It was very quiet when we there - no other tourists. The vendors are willing to bargain and you can get some great deals for souvenirs to take home.
Written December 4, 2020
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Diana R
Decatur, IL247 contributions
Nov 2020
This market is on Saturday and is mostly textile work. The prices are awesome and it has great atmosphere.
Written November 19, 2020
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michael c
Stockholm, Sweden1,048 contributions
Oct 2020
could be a result of the ongoing pandemic. this market was all but closed down. it gives also a feeling of being a bit touristic.
Written October 15, 2020
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Mariuxi Bolaños
Otavalo, Ecuador9 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Otavalo is the Imbabura province This city is very famous for tourist. It known as Valle del Amanecer there are many places for visit how Peguche waterfall,Plaza de los Ponchos ,San Pablo lake.When you travel to Otavalo you can found typical food .The typical food of Otavalo is Yamor the dish has fritada,mote,salad,tortillas,empanadas of rice and the Yamor chicha other dishes how potatoes with cuy and hornado.
I loved to visit the San Pablo lake because I can feel the breeze from the lake also I can ride the boat and I play on the swing.

If you want to have a good moment you must visit Otavalo . It's the best city in Imbabura.
Written October 3, 2020
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pldj m
161 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Median size open market, if you have time shopping around, and know how to bargain, you can get very cheap price to buy handwoven cloth and rugs for your family and friends as their Christmas gift.
Written July 31, 2020
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