We spent a week in Otavalo and loved every moment of our time there. The Saturday Market was amazing. There were typical alpaca blankets, sweaters and ponchos but there were also some very good hand made crafts by locals that were wonderful, especially the wooden carved bowls. These folks work very hard for a living and walk for miles from the surrounding villages to sell their goods. If you go be sure to take in the produce market as well...very interesting and cheap!!! I recommend staying in Otavalo rather than trying to visit the market as a day trip from Quito as the best time to be there is early in the morning. Stay at La Posada del Quinde.....the best place to stay near the market and a very good rate. It also has one of the best restaurants in town. Can't wait to return!!! We are going back to Ecuador in February.
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