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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 6 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"
in 2 reviews
"native culture"
in 2 reviews
"surrounding streets"
in 2 reviews
"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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"ponchos"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Monaco S
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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.

Thank mondialisme
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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

Thank molly129
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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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