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Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado

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Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado

197 Reviews
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Combine culture with nature on this full-day tour of Otavalo Marketplace and Cuicocha Lagoon, ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in Ecuador. Departing Quito, you’ll travel to Otavalo Marketplace, one of Latin America’s largest markets, to browse stalls for colorful, artisan souvenirs. See, too, the Peguche Waterfall and Cuicocha Lagoon, on which you;ll enjoy a short boat ride.
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LSL wrote a review Feb 2020
Stevenson115 contributions32 helpful votes
This very large open air market has plenty of local crafted to choose from plus the usual souvenirs. Quality varies as do prices from stall to stall. Be prepared to bargain as it is expected of you. Initial asking price should never be paid.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Brandon Osborne wrote a review Jan 2020
Quito, Ecuador186 contributions86 helpful votes
This is a definite must see in Otavalo. The prices for everything are certainly better than in Quito or Mitad del Mundo, but the originality generally leaves a lot to be desired and you definitely have to be on the lookout for cheap fakes. Saturdays are without a doubt the best day to go shopping as the market expands from the usual market and into all of the surrounding streets.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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mimi c wrote a review Dec 2019
Drummond, Wisconsin21 contributions4 helpful votes
A huge town square filled with stalls and a myriad of Ecuadorean arts and crafts adits you. Open 9 to 6. Went on a Wednesday afternoon. You can bargain...stayed just one hour . Long enough to find beautiful things, not too long to get overwhelmed.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Marie H wrote a review Nov 2019
Zbiroh, Czech Republic197 contributions45 helpful votes
Great place to go shopping. They have everything even though you don't come on Saturday for the big market. Just make sure you get the right price - the first price they offer is always too expensive ;-)
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Harry R wrote a review Nov 2019
Ramat Hasharon, Israel323 contributions106 helpful votes
We couldn't fit a Saturday market visit into our agenda, so \wednesday was second best. Mainly textile vendors wth stalls featuring Alpaca blankets, shawls, hats, and the like. Great atmosphere with indigenous vendors in their native outfits vying for your attention.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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