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How our students rated their experience in Otavalo


Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Rating: 6.0/5.0

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.0/5.0

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

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What our students said about Otavalo


Rating: 3/5

Otavalo along with Loja are my two favorite cities in Ecuador


Information about Otavalo

Why Otavalo? This Ecuadorian city is located in a valley, surrounded by peaks of the volcanoes Imbabura, Mojanda and Cotacatchi. The surrounding area is filled with spectacular scenery including lakes and ecological reserves. The Indians of Otavalo are famous for the weaving of textiles, which has a 4000 year history. The town has an expansive market, especially on Saturday.

Key Facts about Otavalo

Population:   33,000
Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)
Region: Imbabura,
Currency: USD
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to Ecuador and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Ecuador in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Ecuador on the official website - Ministerio de Relacioens Exteriores y Movilidad Humana.
High season: December
Low season: April
Average course price per week (High season): 168 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 219 US$
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Events in Otavalo

Best time to take a language course in Otavalo
Day of Work
Day of Work

01 May 2023On this day, many social organisations get together and walk to government buildings remembering the mutual compromise with the country.

Inti Raymi
Inti Raymi

20 June 2023 - 22 June 2023IntiRaymi is a very special time in the Andean culture. The sun symbolises life and this festival is one of gratefulness for being able to harvest from the earth and appreciating the healing through what nature produces.

November 2
November 2

02 November 2023This is a tradition that takes place especially in indigenous towns. It is a time to remember those that are no longer with us in this world. Families visit graveyards with the favourite dishes of their loved ones that have passed away and they sit together to eat with them.


24 December 2023 - 25 December 2023Christmas celebration also takes place in the indigenous culture. Indeed, the communities and ancestral towns combine this celebration with the remembering of the blooming: they exchange gifts and thank nature for life and food.

FAQ about courses in Otavalo

  • Instituto Superior de Español has received the best overall rating in Otavalo.
  • Instituto Superior de Español, located in Modesto Jaramillo # 669 y Juan de Salinas, 2nd Floor, Plaza de Ponchos Otavalo Indigenous Market has been voted as the school with the best location in Otavalo.
  • Students rated Otavalo with 4.0 stars out of 5.
  • In Otavalo the following courses are offered specifically for business Spanish: Business Spanish Group, Medical Spanish.
  • Schools in Otavalo offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELE.

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