Salcedo Ecuador is a peaceful town located in the province of Cotopaxi, it has a lot to offer and its worth visiting it.
Salcedo has a great craft market every Sunday. In this Indian market you will find ponchos, hats and more local products of good quality.
Most of the crafts are hand made and are worth buying them. Observing the lively sight of trade and commerce at the Indian Market will definitively delight you.
This old-style commerce with its weird jumble of sights, sounds and smells often proves to be exactly the sort of adventure many visitors are looking for.
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If you are not all that interested in buying traditional handicrafts or are visiting on another day of the week, then you must at least make a stop in this peaceful town to sample the delicious fruit ice cream for which the town has begun to gain a world-famous reputation.
You will find these ice cream shops at almost every corner of Salcedo Ecuador. The ice-cream is a traditional dish in this region and has proved to be a most enjoyable treat to virtually every person that has tasted it.
You will definitively enjoy this traditional ice cream and find yourself recommending it to friends and wondering how you can get hold of some for yourself once you are back home. Salcedo's ice cream is made of pure fruit with no chemicals added!
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Salcedo is located near the City of Ambato which is famous for its yearly flowers and fruits carnivals.
A nice place to stay near Salcedo is Rumipamba de las Rosas, this is a beautiful hotel with swimming pool, good food and outdoor activities. (horse-back riding, hiking, etc)
You can also visit the Cotopaxi National Park located near Salcedo. The Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. This volcano, with its snow-covered top, provides some perfect opportunities for pictures.
At the Cotopaxi National Park you can expect to see wild horses, deer, llamas, pumas and Andean condors.
The park is also a perfect destination for Ecuador Birdwatching since the forests and plains are home to birds such as condors, blue-billed pointed ducks, Andean gulls and hummingbirds.
Salcedo Ecuador is small, peaceful and quiet town, and the people are friendly and hospitable.
Whether you visit this town for the Sunday market or simply for its delicious ice-cream, you can be sure that you will enjoy it and have a wonderful time here.
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