Let the shopping begin!
About 2 years ago
Otavalo's Plaza de Ponchos is one of South America's largest markets. The market occupies the Plaza de Ponchos and, when busy, bleeds into nearby streets. Get your Andean gear here--hats, alpaca ponchos, leather products, and handcrafted silver jewelry. The silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets are really worth mentioning---soooo fine. Just make sure you know how much silver is worth before you go. Otherwise, the negotiating charade with silver weighing scales won't mean much to you, in which case you just counter with half the asking price.