Otavalo market

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Infinite souveniers Sep 24, 2013
Every saturday the town of Otavalo holds a crafts market where you can buy everything from Ocarinas to ponchos, from tshirts to coca tea and of course any type of tacky fridge magnet, pen, keyring or ornament you could desire. I can't give any info on how to get there because I was chauffered by the vet where I'm doing my volunteer placement, but I am told there are cheap buses from Quito! The market is huge and yes of course its touristy and people will hassle you to buy stuff if you even so much as glance in the direction of their stalls, but that sadly comes with the territory of being a tourist! Definitely a good place to stock up on presents though, and the town itself seemed nice, clean and pretty, i plan to return, shop and explore more as I didnt have much time! Definitely spend some time (and money!) here if you can.
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Paulovic Paulovic
74 reviews
Biggest market in the Andes May 16, 2009
Otavalo is known for the biggest market in the entire Andes! There are many female vendors selling their goods and mostly clothes in all different kind of colours. It's nice to wonder around here and bargain for the clothes and souvenirs you want to buy. Check prices on different places because you want to find the best price.

Especially when you love shopping, it's walhalla over here! So women will love it more I guess, but it's anyway nice to see it all. If you are early you can saa the animal market as well on saturdays. The best day to visit is on saturday anyway, because than the market is as biggest.
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