Take the 2021 Expat Exchange Survey

Otavalo, Shopping Therapy for the Craft Obsessed

Every corner of the market in Plaza de Ponchos is crammed with color, interesting designs, and crafts created with skill.

Web Site:

Prices tend to float so be prepared to bargain. Above all smile, it warms your heart and your vendor's heart and seems to make the prices get better.

The Plaza de Ponchos is known as a textile market but there are a perfusion of arts and crafts on display, as well. Make no mistake, there are plenty of textiles on sale here but you will also find clothing, handcarved wooden utincils, jewelry, art, decorative carvings, toys, tourist novelties, etc., etc, etc. in fact, you will find yourself hip deep in almost every king of handmade merchandise.

The Plaza de Ponchos seems to host a sizable market every day of the week but on Saturdays the largest indigenous craft market in South America is thronged with sellers and buyers.

Living-in-MexicoCost of Living in Mexico

The cost of living in Mexico is one of the first topics considered by expats exploring the idea of moving there. Here's an idea of what your expenses will be if you choose to one of the expat hotspots in Mexico.

The cost of living in Mexico is one of the first topics considered by expats exploring the idea of moving there. Here's an idea of what your expenses will be if you choose to one of the expat hotspot...

Immigration-MexicoMexico Visa & Residency

If you plan to move to Mexico, you'll need to understand the process involved and the order in which requirements need to satisfied. Here is an excellent primer on what you'll need to do regardless of the amount of time you plan to spend in Mexico.

If you plan to move to Mexico, you'll need to understand the process involved and the order in which requirements need to satisfied. Here is an excellent primer on what you'll need to do regardless o...

Costa-RicaLiving in Costa Rica Guide

Our Living in Costa Rica Guide is a primer on everything about living in Costa Rica: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, and more.

Our Living in Costa Rica Guide is a primer on everything about living in Costa Rica: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, and more....

Retirement-In-MarseilleAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Marseille, France

A retiree in Marseille says that the cost of living is lower than you would think. He rents and housing is his biggest cost. If you try to speak French, you'll find that locals will be friendlier and more welcoming.

A retiree in Marseille says that the cost of living is lower than you would think. He rents and housing is his biggest cost. If you try to speak French, you'll find that locals will be friendlier an...

Moving-To-PaqueraAn Expat Talks about Moving to Paquera, Costa Rica

An expat talks about what it was like moving to Paquera, Costa Rica - the cost of living, what to bring and what to leave, housing and more.

An expat talks about what it was like moving to Paquera, Costa Rica - the cost of living, what to bring and what to leave, housing and more....

Copyright 1997-2021 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal