Runa Tupari Native Travel
Deservedly renowned and respected, Runa Tupari has partnered with indigenous, mestizo and Afro-Ecuadorian rural communities to offer...
This excellent language school offers classes Monday through Friday, homestays with local families and long-term volunteer opportunities...
University of Otavalo
Peña La Jampa
A long-running favorite with locals. Head to this club for a mix of salsa, merengue, rock en español and folklórica (folk music);...
Feeling landlocked? The blue color scheme, maritime-themed wall paintings and more importantly the huge portions (you can order...
El Lechero information
While this tree outside Otavalo is famous for its magical healing powers, it's much more reliable as a great picnic spot, romantic or otherwise, and for fresh air and great views of town. It’s a steep 4km walk or a $4 taxi ride; ask the driver to wait if you don’t want to walk back.
To get there by foot take Piedrahita out of town going south. Look for arrows painted along the way. Hike some unpaved switchbacks and go past a fragrant eucalyptus grove to the crest of a hill where you’ll see a lone, stubby tree. You can continue north another 1km to get to Parque Cóndor.