Hostal Maria

Modesto Jaramillo y Colón , Otavalo, Ecuador | Hotel

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The Markets

A travel blog entry by spikidle

Half the Fun:
Well they say getting to places is half the fun not entirely sure I agree. So leaving the hostel early and not entirely sure where I am going. I know that the buses to Otavalo leave from the southern terminal but more frequently from the northern terminals. I know buses leave from Terminal Carcelen but have also been to, …

Christmas shopping!!!

A travel blog entry by annatom


Da wir wussten, dass Otavalo am Freitag meist von Touris überlaufen ist,
hatten wir in einem Hostal reserviert - was aber nicht nötig gewesen
wäre: Das Hostal war halb leer, und wir konnten uns gemütlich unser
Zimmer aussuchen.
Am nächsten Morgen bemerkten wir, dass nicht nur das Hostal, sondern auch halb Otavalo
leer war: …

Wandering the markets, climbing the hills

A travel blog entry by chimichenga


I set out early to explore the markets here in Otavalo with a hankering for anything grown or raised on the lush hills surrounding the town, and I was not disappointed. As you can see in the many pictures I took, there is a wide variety of fruits, veggies, grains and meats for sale, …

Window shopping and warm white wine in Otavalo

A travel blog entry by ristohannah


We stopped for a night in Otavalo, a bustling market town a couple of hours up the Panamerican Highway from Quito.

The town is set in lush countryside dotted with lakes, lagoons and waterfalls, and surrounded by the volcanic peaks of Imbabura, Cotacachi and Mojanda.

Otavalo is famous for its handicrafts, and the huge market that …


A travel blog entry by helen-sean


One massive market that takes over the town every Saturday, and I mean takes over, it feels like every available spot is used. Textiles and woollens dominate but beads and paintings are also everywhere, as well as the inevitable food stalls. The market´s been around for centuries but nowadays there´s plenty of gringos visit, and who can blame us as …


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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Maria Otavalo

    Reviewed by jinbetravelin

    Alright, but wouldn't stay again.

    Reviewed Dec 7, 2013
    by (4 reviews) Cambridge , United States Flag of United States

    Luke warm showers at best, internet only worked in common areas where I got bit several times by something other than a mosquito and the bites hurt and itched for a week after I left. The staff however are very nice and helpful. Good location, but would not stay again. When I stayed there some families were being pretty loud with their doors wide open and their children and televisions screaming. That I realize is conditional, but the bites I got in the common area have scared me off.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal Maria Otavalo

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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