Hostería Rose Cottage – Idyllic Hostel in Otavalo, Ecuador

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Try your hand at bartering at South America’s largest indigenous market

Hop in a taxi ($3) or a take a short, leisurely stroll down the hill to reach the famous market town of Otavalo. If you’re here on a Saturday you’ll get the pleasure of seeing this vibrant market in all its glory, covering every road in town!

From the beautifully handcrafted artesian gifts, to the array of alpaca sweaters on offer you’re sure to get lost in the maze that is Otavalo market, picking up your favourite souvenirs along the way.

Not here on a Saturday? Fear not, the main square; Plaza de Ponchos, is open throughout the week with slightly larger trading days every Wednesday.