Otavalo - great cottage accommodation and more
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Sep 5, 2012 8:49 AM Last Post By: Rileytoo
Aug 18, 2012 6:04 AM
Otavalo - great cottage accommodation and moreI was due to stay only 2 weeks in Otavalo, but ended up staying for 6 weeks, primarily due to this wonderful accommodation and host. It became my home and I used it as a base to travel to other parts of Ecuador.
There are 2 cottages (1-3 people, and 1-2 people). Both with their own peaceful garden, terrace or seating area with hammocks and views over Imbabura volcano. There are plenty of flowers and a ecucalyptus wood at the back and you can listen to the frogs at night and see hummingbirds during the day.
You can stay from one night to long-term. Meals can also be provided if you want, as well as have your laundry done.
It is about 20 minutes walk to the Otavalo centre or there is a bus service.
The 'landlady' Mirian lives on site with her family. She is extremely helpful and kind, with great local knowledge. She speaks very good English but will also help you practise your Spanish.
Address is valle del toma, 1-37 (via a mojanda), email: email@example.com
I would also recommend going to the Intag valley from Otavalo; beautiful cloud forest and a very interesting community who have taken on international mining companies. Watch Under the Rich Earth film (also FB site) to find out more and be blown away by the power of non violent community action.
And finally, I would reccommend a jungle trip to Cuyabeno river lodge, excellent value, organised by Ecomotes tour agency in Otavalo and Quito.
Aug 18, 2012 11:54 AM
Aug 19, 2012 4:55 AM
2Hi, Mirian let me use her computer/internet. i think she has wi-fi, but you would have to check. The cost will depend on how long you stay and your arrangement. I would email her for details. I felt the cost was reasonable. I paid $80 per week. I've just noticed I made a typo in her address, its valle del Tambo.
Aug 19, 2012 5:40 AM
Aug 28, 2012 6:04 PM
4would you have a photo of the cottage in Otavalo, it sounds great so far.
Sep 5, 2012 8:49 AM
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