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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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I've been to Ecuador a couple of times - other Latin American countries more often - and I would say that this market is worth a visit, especially if you want to stock up on several ethnic/folkloric/typical items all in one fairly painless morning (I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alanlid
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although this was billed as a local market, a lot of the offerings were mass produced elsewhere. I went to the market with a group of friends. We splint into small groups to explore. Some really like it, but most of us were ready to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NCWFUcyclingVet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wandered through briefly to show a friend the offerings. I was disappointed to see so many identical items for sale in many of the booths. I even saw the wrap I purchased in 2013 still being offered for sale in many of the booths....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lunanegra5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Experience the joy of this vibrant city! Textiles galore- be sure to bargain. Nearby there are fun craft beer and local coffee shops to explore.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hillsing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a nice market, tonnes of the usual artisan stuff that you get at most markets in the Andean region. We went after being constantly told by the internet and guide books that it was one of if not the largest open air market in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank BenJi H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only on a Saturday, but well worth a visit for lovely knitted alpaca jumpers, hats etc and bright colorful rugs..but be prepared to haggle or walk away.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mammarooney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My experience was very good in this Artisan market. I was there to purchase some winter accessories for my Canadian winter. I got a really nice pure wool tuk (hat for just 4 USD and a colorful woolen scarf for 4 USD. both the items...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JaganMohan7
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

I went to the market on Thursday 1st week of Jan. It wasn’t crazy busy and things which were for sale: jewellery, tapestries, alpaca and lama sweaters (though some of them looked like they are made in China), general souvenirs, hats, paintings and leather items....More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Judita S
Reviewed 18 December 2018

We timed our stay in Otavalo so we could visit the market on the Saturday. This was a big market in the main square and up streets all around. Im sure we didnt see it all but enjoyed looking round and doing bartering to get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank NaturesMoments
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Spent a day here as we were fortunate enough to be there for the annual September market that takes place. I'm not sure it was significantly bigger than a standard market day, but there were lots of celebrations taking place in the side streets (bands...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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22 May 2018|
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Response from Emily K | Reviewed this property |
Shoppings are fascinating at Otavalo Market! Venders came from all neighbouring areas are quite ready to accept fair offers regardless of any language barrier. They provide bags; better to carry your own, or buy your own... More
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Marla C
26 March 2018|
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Response from JerriV | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it’s taken so long, I don’t get on trip advisor very often. The biggest day with all the vendors is Saturday but you can go anytime and still get a great selection of local crafts. They have good prices but do... More
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6 January 2018|
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Response from Marcia G | Reviewed this property |
I think that any time you go you will find deals just different types of deals. I was very taken back by what they had.
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