Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Yes, lots of beautiful artisan products you'll want to take home. There is a lot of overlap in availability between markets in Guayaquil, Cuenca, Quito, Otavalo. Otavalo is an iconic destination and the largest indigenous market in the hemisphere, so worth a visit. - Feb 2019

I didn't find anything unique that was worth buying. - Jun 2013

Seafood. - May 2013

Cheap hammocks! - Jan 2012

Hammocks. - Aug 2011

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