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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“The Plaza de los Ponchos is the commercial scene of the major artisan market in northern Ecuador that is held every day from 7 in the morning until 6 in the evening. At Saturdays the market is at its biggest. It offers various artisan products, the representative artisan products are textiles of Otavalo, artisan production in clay, paint, wood, jewelry, metalwork, leathergoods, marzipan, ceramic, etc.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“La comida es muy buena y los fines de semana hay música en vivo. El grupo es muy bueno.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Slightly expensive but beautiful, modern coffee café with nice sandwiches too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Hemosa casa de hacienda que data del siglo 18 con hermosos jardines y piezas de arte colonial.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Es el terminal a donde llegan todos los buses que ingresan a la ciudad desde diferente puntos de la provincia y el País.”
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
“Es el mercado más garnde en Otavalo donde se puede encontrar todo tipo de alimentos, frutas, verduras, etc, etc.”
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
“Steam train from Otavalo to Ibarra. The electric-diesel Liberty Train will take you on a trip through through 57 kms. of landscapes, culture and history of the Imbabura province. This 85 year old route has been restored to its original state. The 8 hour trip includes bilingual guides, visit of the Imbabura Factory Museum and the Sal Museum or Ethnography Hall, snack, lunch; shopping possibilities and an afro-ecuadorian dance presentation. Tickets at train station close to Mercado Copacabana.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
  • 1 local recommends
University
“A favorite among travelers and residents alike. Shop for all handmade Ecuadorian souvenirs, clothing, backpacks, blankets, shirts, and more... ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
University
“Un lugar de referencia cercano a Casa Zulay, donde encontrarás un museo y una biblioteca”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Las mejores cervezas artesanales combinadas con la mejor comida gourmet de la ciudad.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“This Dutch owned restaurant/hostel has an amazing kitchen. The dishes are both international as Ecuadorian but al prepared with local organic ingredients. Must try when visit Otavalo!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“La comida es muy buena y los fines de semana hay música en vivo. El grupo es muy bueno.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“This Dutch owned restaurant/hostel has an amazing kitchen. The dishes are both international as Ecuadorian but al prepared with local organic ingredients. Must try when visit Otavalo!”
  • 1 local recommends
BBQ Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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