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Otavalo

Located in the province of Imbabura, region of the Andean Highlands, it has a population of 4.850. Found after a pleasant 2-hour journey north of Quito. It´s surrounded by mountains and volcanos like the IMBABURA volcano named after the Province in which is located.
It owns a unique rich culture and beautiful traditions.  Its native language is Quichua, in second place comes Spanish and some of the inhabitants close to Ibarra and Cayambe, beautiful cities to be visited speak English as well.
The popular Indian Market called LA PLAZA DE LOS PONCHOS, is where an abundance of amazing handicrafts can be found, this market is the best attraction around!  People from all over the world come to see this famous market, it is undoubtedly one of the most important and spectacular markets in all of Latin America, attractive to visitors for both its outstanding shopping and its cultural significance.

Outside development organizations help the town producers turn their products into a successful economic business.
The best day to visit this beautiful piece of the Ecuador Andes is on Saturday!
 
A nearby waterfall, Las Cascadas de Peguche, Cuicocha Lagoon, COTOCACHI the leather city, San Pablo Lake, and the CAYAPAS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE are the most visited sites.


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Quito - Ecuador
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Local Phone(US):
773-4557932
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