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I went to this market from Cotacachi, which is about 20 minutes away by bus or 10 minutes by taxi. Bus fare is 55 cents, taxi is $5. There are plenty of vendors to choose from, many of them make the same kind of products,...More
When you’re staying in Quito, I think it’s not worth the trip to Otavalo for only this market. I was a bit disappointed because everyone talked about it, but to me it’s just a normal market for tourists. Everyone is selling the same stuff and...More
It's a must when you are visiting Otavalo. It's a day trip from Quito. Saturday is the big, big day because the market extends to all the surrounding streets. The market is open every day, even Sunday, so it doesn't have to be a Saturday,...More
I went to the market several times as I was in Otavalo for two weeks. Every day it has a different character. On Saturday the market literally takes over the town and sprawls for blocks and blocks selling everything imaginable. On Saturday and Wednesday their...More
At the hotel in Quinto after flying in, we ask a local where to begin our journey, the market was suggested because it was Sunday and that’s a big day for the market and a lot of vendors would be set up. If you need...More
One of the top markets in South America. You can spend the complete day seeing everything. Beautiful hand made textiles. I bought musical instruments, a Charanga and a pan pipe. I also bought the colorful cases to ho with. A fun place to go.