Shaded Paseo Artesanal, a poker-straight alley squeezing north from the plaza, is the place to hunt down novel cardón carvings, llama and alpaca woolens and other curious trinkets. More artisanal outlets are strewn throughout town.

For something unique, visit the handicraft shops by the bus terminal. You'll find beautifully crafted copper jewelry, one-of-a-kind alpaca clothing, handworked leather and other gear.