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