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About Cotacachi


  • has a population of approximately 8000.
  • is located within 15 minutes by bus from Otavalo
  • the site of one of the largest craft markets in the world.
  • is 2 hours from the capital city of Quito
  • is located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes Mountains.
  • is designated by UNESCO as a “city of peace”
  • has a year round growing season and an abundance of organic fresh fruits and vegetables
  • is a mix of indigenous people, mestizos, and expats.
  • is considered one of the cleanest towns in Latin America
  • has numerous festivals and celebrations throughout the year

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