This week we hit the pavement to help some friends new to Otavalo find a new home. How awesome is the place above? Lots of fruit trees, flowers, and doggies on the property… more photos in a sec.
By far the best way here to find a place to rent is: 1) paying attention to “for rent” signs in store windows along the main streets and 2) asking everyone you can think of if they know of anywhere.
Most signs don’t provide any info such as location, cost etc., so quite a bit of calling and follow up is needed. In the center of town cost is considerably higher than on the outskirts. Most places we saw around the Plaza de Ponchos were $150 a month or more, further out we found a few smaller places for as low as $75 a month. These would all be unfurnished (usually with no fridge or stove), expect to pay quite a bit more and search a lot harder for furnished. There are some really nice large houses a little out of town and in Cotacachi that run around $350+ a month for furnished places with a gorgeous view. Of course there is everything in between, just takes some pavement pounding!
So helpful info over, as promised more pics:
Naranjilla and Babaco fruit
Super cute lil guys
Such a nice corner of Otavalo we got to discover! Plus, our friends found somewhere that will work well for them, so we shall have new friends here soon, Yippee!!