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Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

I bought two hammocks, one designed to sit only and the other to lounge ... I also bought an alpaca wool blanket

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Monaco S
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The Saturday market is one of the must-sees in the region. It is not only for tourists but also for locals. Prices are not exaggerated. The quality of the products however is not what it used to be.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mondialisme
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marguerite129
Reviewed 1 March 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 17 February 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank wwrj
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JerriV
Reviewed 23 January 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank nonsense193
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I recommend going on Wednesday’s—Saturday’s are incredibly busy and other days are so slow that vendors harass you for buying from other vendors.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I went to this store and I was amazed. Everything was so great and the service was fantastic. And you really get the chance to know the people. I'll be back soon some of the best work happens here.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Luke C
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