Otavalo Market in Otavalo, Ecuador

In Culture & Food, Featured, My Favs by Gareth19 Comments

The Otavalo Market in Otavalo, Ecuador is South America’s largest market and on Saturdays the whole town comes out for an orgy of awesomeness.

You can buy anything from snails and mystery meat to fake shrunken heads and dream catchers. For those of you who know about my addiction to markets you can understand what a great day this was for me in Otavalo.

Checkout the video above and photos below to get a feel for the Otavalo Market experience.

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Bean Pickers

The streets are alive at the Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Fruits and Vegetable Alley

Fuit and Veggie alley at Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Greens

You want me to do what?

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Veggie Man

Fresh Looks and Produce at the Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Nina con Pina

La Niña just chillin with pineapple tops at the Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Meat Wave

A nice meaty wave at the Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Pig Head

Pig Headed at the Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Lunch Family

Eating lunch with this lovely couple at the Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Alfalfa Juice

Rambo Juice at the Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Otavalo Backpacks

Ecuadorian Backpacks at the Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Shop 'til you drop

The Otavalo Market Spring 2011 Collection

Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador - Characters

Is that supposed to be them?

The Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador

The Otavalo Market in Otavalo Ecuador

If you’re ever in Ecuador, take the 2 hour bus ride from Quito to Otavalo on a Saturday morning and experience true Ecuadorian culture at the Otavalo Market.

Some people even stay in Otavalo for a few nights to explore the tranquil Ecuadorian pueblo beyond the Saturday market.

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  1. Shag

    You’ve really stepped up your game in the video world. well done. Enjoyed every second of it. Morales has probably watched it 50 times today alone. Be well, hombre.

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      Gareth

      Thanks buddy. I don’t think he’s allowed to watch videos at work so that cuts my traffic in half for the day. Lol

    1. Author
      Gareth

      Aw I just missed you Jeff. Your place looks incredible. If I come back to Quito I’ll definitely stop by. All the best.

  2. Sherry

    I could spend a whole day in this market – it looks incredible! Eating some of that whole roasted pork would probably be the highlight of my day. I agree with the other commentors; while I have also enjoyed watching your past videos, its looking like you are truly stepping up your game.
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  3. Brandy

    Loved the hat segment in the viideo lol. You are too funny, the facial expressions went so well with each hat haha. The market looks unreal!

  4. jess

    so jelly you’re in a Ecuadorian market right now and all i got is an ipa! looks amazing. keep up the great posts!!

  5. Cailin

    ummm i dont think I would like that “pork chip” hahaha I mean i know I like turkey skin but pig skin just seems wrong…. love the hat show though. I would definitely like to visit there 🙂
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  6. Daniel

    Wow, so many interesting things to see and buy. I could spend a whole day there. The place looks so busy. Great shots of the market. I love the color and the brightness.
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