Top things to do in Saraguro

Top Choice Fusion in Saraguro

ShamuiCo Espai Gastronòmic

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-Eur…
Cafe in Saraguro

La Muguna

All of a sudden, Saraguro has a sweep of seriously good places to eat, with this chirpy cafe bolstering the scene on Saraguro's second (lower) plaza. A little terrace looks out on the plaza, whilst inside the decor …
Ecuadorian in Saraguro


Serving up typical Ecuadorian fare from tamales to full almuerzos (set lunches), community-based restaurant Tupay utilizes as many organic ingredients as it possibly can, in the process educating local farmers on su…
Village in Saraguro

Las Lagunas

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.
Market in Saraguro

Sunday Market

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.
Village in Saraguro


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.
Ecuadorian in Saraguro

Mamá Cuchara

‘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.
Waterfall in Saraguro

Baños del Inka

Just north of town on the Panamericana, this nature area has impressive waterfalls and large rock formations.