Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado, Otavalo
(4.2/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
Browse the stalls of the lively Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado. Experience the hustle and bustle of the market with locals selling handcrafts, textiles, purses, clothing, and trinkets. You’ll find the biggest selection and liveliest atmosphere on Saturdays. The market also has a large food court. Feel free to haggle on prices and take in the atmosphere as you search for souvenirs or accessories. Be sure to stop by the fruit and vegetable market to try out something exotic. Put Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Otavalo holiday planner.
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  • There are dozens of crafts jobs, above all fabrics, which cover a full block where you find everything and you can even "bargain" to get things cheaper. It is not necessarily cheaper than in Quito with regard to products that are not tissue. Some vendors also are the same producers, who in turn in case of women wear typical clothes. You can easily be reached from Quito without the need of paying a Tour, locomotion to terrestrial terminal North "Carcelen" and from there take the bus which costs 2.5 USD.
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  • Otavalo is a cute town and this place is an emblem. We went Sunday that according to us was told is when more jobs and even though it was raining we enjoyed their handicrafts and colors. You can see people with their typical costumes and find many things at good prices. We spent awhile very entertaining and as ever we carry gifts for all the family. Worth it especially if you like crafts
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  • The Plaza de Los ponchos is a delight for the lovers of handicrafts, it manages to negotiate prices because they are themselves manufacturers, I recommend go first before d, prices may vary much from one place to another
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