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Guidebook for Otavalo

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Guidebook for Otavalo

Food Scene
Slightly expensive but beautiful, modern coffee café with nice sandwiches too.
La Cosecha Coffee & Bakery
Slightly expensive but beautiful, modern coffee café with nice sandwiches too.
Shopping
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.
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Plaza de Ponchos
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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.
The 'leather' town. At the main street there are many shops which sell leather goods.
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Cotacachi
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The 'leather' town. At the main street there are many shops which sell leather goods.
Entertainment & Activities
The Condor park is located a few minutes from the El Lechero lookout. The park supports several activities such as training and rescue of predatory birds and educational activities​.
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Parque del Condor
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The Condor park is located a few minutes from the El Lechero lookout. The park supports several activities such as training and rescue of predatory birds and educational activities​.
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.
Mercado Copacabana
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.
Parks & Nature
The Peguche waterfall is located 3.3 km from the city of Otavalo at an altitude of 1821 m.a.s.l. The waterfall is 30 meters high and 6 meters wide and in its direct vicinity you can walk the paths in the eucalyptus forest, swim at the small pools below or relax at the grass for a picnic. Take a taxi from Otavalo for appr. $ 2.
Cascadas de Peguche
The Peguche waterfall is located 3.3 km from the city of Otavalo at an altitude of 1821 m.a.s.l. The waterfall is 30 meters high and 6 meters wide and in its direct vicinity you can walk the paths in the eucalyptus forest, swim at the small pools below or relax at the grass for a picnic. Take a taxi from Otavalo for appr. $ 2.
The San Pablo lake is located only 10.7 km (10 min.) south of the city of Otavalo. It is located at a height of 2660 m.a.s.l. at the foot of the Imbabura vulcano. Take a bus from Otavalo.
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Laguna de San Pablo
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The San Pablo lake is located only 10.7 km (10 min.) south of the city of Otavalo. It is located at a height of 2660 m.a.s.l. at the foot of the Imbabura vulcano. Take a bus from Otavalo.
The Mojanda lakes area has three lakes and is located 17 km (45 min.) from Otavalo, at 3720 m.a.s.l. Take a taxi from Otavalo.
Mojanda Lake
The Mojanda lakes area has three lakes and is located 17 km (45 min.) from Otavalo, at 3720 m.a.s.l. Take a taxi from Otavalo.
The sacred tree El Lechero is situated at a natural lookout at 2847 m.a.s.l. where you can observe the San Pablo lake, Imbabura volcano, the city of Otavalo, the Fuya Fuya mountain and Cotacachi volcano.
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El Lechero, Otavalo
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The sacred tree El Lechero is situated at a natural lookout at 2847 m.a.s.l. where you can observe the San Pablo lake, Imbabura volcano, the city of Otavalo, the Fuya Fuya mountain and Cotacachi volcano.
The Cuicocha lake is located 24.1 km (34 min.) from Otavalo at a height of 3246 m.a.s.l. Take a taxi from Cotacachi.
Cuicocha
The Cuicocha lake is located 24.1 km (34 min.) from Otavalo at a height of 3246 m.a.s.l. Take a taxi from Cotacachi.