Shopping at Otavalo

Otavalo, Ecuador's largest Indian market


Shopping at Otavalo

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by pruthfield on November 26, 2005

Enjoy a day visiting the largest indigenous Indian market in South America. You will be shopping not only with other tourists but with the people who live in the area. It's a joyous glow of color and value.

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Walk, walk, walk--it's the only way!


La Taverna

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by pruthfield on November 26, 2005

There are many "local restaurants" surrounding the market area. I would suggest looking for one that is filled with locals, not tourists! Many of them have strolling musicians wandering in and out of them, playing the local music and adding to the enjoyment of your meal. Try the local beer. You will be surprised with its quality.

Taverna
Otavalo
Quito, Ecuador

Otavalo Butcher

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by pruthfield on November 30, 2005

The indigenous people of the area also use the market to buy their staples and necessities. Wouldn't you love to go to this butcher shop to buy your meats?
Otavalo Market
Otavalo
Otavalo, Ecuador

Buying at the Market

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by pruthfield on November 26, 2005

Do not think that youa re being asked to buy a product from a vendor at their lowest price. Haggle, haggle, haggle! Don't feel badly about offering 40% of the asking price. You may not get it there, but 50% could be your "settlement" price!

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