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Otavalo_jilio_2015_1.jpgThe Otavalo Market, which makes this market town famous, is undoubtedly one of the most important and spectacular markets in all of Latin America. The Otavalo market is attractive to visitors for both its outstanding shopping and its cultural significance. Local people use market day much the way their ancestors did during Ecuador’s pre-Colombian history. The Otavalo market is a fascinating way to experience traditional Ecuadorian culture and the traditions of the Andes.

The best day of the week to hit the market is Saturday, which is the biggest market day for gringos and locals alike. It’s recommended to arrive Friday afternoon, and then do what most travelers don’t: set your alarm for 5:30am.

Posted by Edwinhhh 15:14 Archived in Ecuador Tagged south america to excursions

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