A surprising find in Saraguro, this unpretentiously sophisticated spot is run by a local chef who trained in some of Europe's best restaurants. Bold cuisine falls somewhere along the lines of highland Ecuadorian tap…
Serving up typical Ecuadorian fare from tamales to full almuerzos (set lunches), community-based restaurant Tupay utilize as many organic ingredients as they possibly can, in the process educating local farmers on s…
Tupus and textiles are made in the community of Las Lagunas, making this an interesting cultural excursion. Catch a bus ($0.20, 10 minutes) from the main road, or get walking directions at Saraurku.
The Sunday market draws Saraguros – dressed finely for the occasion – from the surrounding countryside. None of the several ATMs in town accept cards issued by Visa, so arrive with the cash you need.
‘Mother Spoon,’ as the name aptly means, serves up hearty, tasty meals right on the main plaza. Money goes to the indigenous women’s association that runs it.
The community of Tuncarta is known for producing fine Saraguro hats. Catch a bus ($0.20, 10 minutes) from the main road, or get walking directions at Saraurku.
Just north of town on the Panamericana, this nature area has impressive waterfalls and large rock formations.