Day Trips

Hot Springs

A scenic one-hour drive through Santa Rosa and Apuela will take you to Piscinas de Nangulvi. The picturesque surroundings of the hot springs make this side trip a worthwhile experience to those willing to make the journey.

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Otavalo and Quito

About two hours away from Santa Rosa is the market town of Otavalo. Saturday is market day in Otavalo, a great time to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and livestock, as well as handmade textiles and crafts--such as purses and belts woven from the agave plant--that cater to the tourist trade. Quito, the capital of Ecuador, about four hours from Santa Rosa.