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Otavalo

3.9
Flea Markets · Waterfalls · Parks

Popular things to do in Otavalo

Cascada de  Peguche ©
Waterfall
Cascada de Peguche Peguche
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Otavalo Market ©
Flea Market
Otavalo Market
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Condor Park
Park
Condor Park
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
An Andean market town that has done business its own way for hundreds of years, Otavalo has a largely indigenous population. Its market--one of the major attractions in Ecuador--features traditionally dressed locals selling handicrafts, the town meanwhile ticking at its own speed. Otavalo is well and truly on the backpacker map these days, but don't let the footfall put you off a visit. Surrounded by impressive volcanic peaks, plenty of the appeal of a trip to Otavalo lies in its picture-perfect aesthetics: the colors of the market, the idiosyncrasies of the locals' attire, and the peaks framing it all. Make sure you bring your camera. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Otavalo and add them to your vacation plans using our Ecuador road trip planner.

Side trips from Otavalo

Cuicocha ©
Water Body
Cuicocha Cotacachi
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Laguna de Yahuarcocha ©
Outdoor Activity
Laguna de Yahuarcocha Ibarra
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Quitsato ©
Landmark
Quitsato Cayambe
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Zoológico de Quito ©
Zoo
Zoológico de Quito Guayllabamba
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Otavalo

Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop
Gift & Specialty Shop
Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Peguche Wasi
Gift & Specialty Shop
Peguche Wasi
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
El Gran Condor ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
El Gran Condor
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
JJ Leathersmith ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
JJ Leathersmith
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Otavalo

El Lechero ©
Nature / Park
El Lechero
3.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Museo Otavalango ©
Architectural Building
Museo Otavalango
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Volcan Imbabura ©
Volcano
Volcan Imbabura
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
Parque Bolivar ©
Garden
Parque Bolivar
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Otavalo

Iglesia San Francisco ©
Church
Iglesia San Francisco
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Iglesia El Jordan ©
Religious Site
Iglesia El Jordan
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Gruta y la Cruz del Socavon ©
Religious Site
Gruta y la Cruz del Socavon
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Santuario de San Luis
Religious Site
Santuario de San Luis
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Otavalo

Galeria Gabriel Ceballos Ulloa
Art Gallery
Galeria Gabriel Ceballos Ulloa
2.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

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