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Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado

Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 99 614 3702
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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"saturday market"
in 5 reviews
"musical instruments"
in 4 reviews
"south america"
in 5 reviews
"family or friends"
in 2 reviews
"tourist sites"
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"big variety"
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"native culture"
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"surrounding streets"
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"lower price"
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"handicraft market"
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"traditional clothing"
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"great market"
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"on display"
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"alpaca wool"
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"for sale"
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"fruit"
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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

Thank Andrew S
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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

Thank wwrj
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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

Thank Jerri V
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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.

Thank nonsense193
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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.

Thank RachelW2110
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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.

Thank Luke C
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

A nice market with a lot of vendors selling the same things. The stalls are slow to set up in the morning taking most until ten to get ready. Not many tourists when I visited so most of the vendors were desperate for a sale....More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

It is certainly understandable why this is in the top 10 things to do in Ecuador! Once I visited the animal market, I began wandering through the maze of vendors and found myself there the whole day struggling to decide what to buy first. My...More

Thank Gwen W
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

A must see in Otavalo. Different things made by famous Otavalo masters. The best place to find souvenirs. The market is full of colors. There is also the possibility to try National dishes. No wi-fi.

Thank Queen O
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Great option to buy things, I love the colors of the clothes, beautiful jewellery and ponchos :) Recommended

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