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Ibarra is colonial town of 100,000 inhabitants and the capital of Ibabura province.  It is 2.5 hours north of Quito on the Panamerican.  It is half-way to the Ecuador / Colombia border at Tulcan.
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Ibarra is colonial town of 100,000 inhabitants and the capital of Ibabura province.  It is 2.5 hours north of Quito on the Panamerican highway, and about 30 minutes by bus from Otavalo.  It is half-way to the Ecuador / Colombia border at Tulcan.
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Ibarra has preserved much of its colonial architecture in its city center and its plazas are clean and picturesque.  Ibarra in an ideal destination in itself.  It is also a good place for those going to Otavalo's markets to stay it, if you want to get away from the tourists yet still be a short bus ride from the market.
  
 
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Revision as of 10:02, 3 October 2010

Ibarra is a city in Ecuador.

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Ibarra is colonial town of 100,000 inhabitants and the capital of Ibabura province. It is 2.5 hours north of Quito on the Panamerican highway, and about 30 minutes by bus from Otavalo. It is half-way to the Ecuador / Colombia border at Tulcan.

Ibarra has preserved much of its colonial architecture in its city center and its plazas are clean and picturesque. Ibarra in an ideal destination in itself. It is also a good place for those going to Otavalo's markets to stay it, if you want to get away from the tourists yet still be a short bus ride from the market.

Get in

Ibarra has a modern bus station, although some buses that pass through the town don't go there. The bus from Quito costs 2.5$ and takes 2.5h. To Tulcan costs 3$ and takes 2.5hours.

Get around

A taxi within the city costs 1$

See

Tren de la Libertad - a 2 hour train ride on a type of bus converted to run on the railway line. The price is 7.5$ for the return trip and it leaves at 8am and gets back at 4pm. www.efe.gov.ec Valle del Chota - an area populated by African-Ecuatorian descendants. It is possible to visit typical villages and go fishing, rafting or kayaking. Otavalo - this market town is 30 mins away by bus. Buses leave every 10 minutes and cost 0,41$.

  • Lago Yahuarcocha. A beautiful lake 3km from Ibarra. It is possible to take boat trips, go fishing or paragliding. Has hotels and restaurants specialising in fish dishes.
  • Tren de la Libertad, [1]. A 2 hour train ride on a type of bus converted to run on the former San Lorenzo railway line. The price is 7.5$ for the return trip and it leaves at 8am and gets back at 4pm. It is necessary to reserve in advance - it is best to do this at the railway station at least the day before.
  • Valle del Chota. An area populated by African-Ecuatorian descendants. It is possible to visit typical villages and go fishing, rafting or kayaking.
  • Otavalo. This town is famous for its market. It is 30 mins away by bus. Buses leave every 10 minutes and cost 0,41$.


Do

  • Paragliding. Fly Ecuador offers paragliding for 60$ and rafting for 40$. They are on Oviedo 3 blocks west of the tourist office.


Buy

Eat

  • Chifu Oriental. Good Chinese Restaurant on Calle Bolivar 2 blocks south of Gomez de la Torre.

Drink

  • Heladeria Rosalia Suarez. More than a hundred years old, you can watch the workers making the ice cream manually


Sleep

  • Hotel Plaza Victora, Bolivar 12-101 y Rafael Larrea, (06) 2 600 887. A recently-opened comfortable hotel in the city centre. Single/double with bathroom and TV 15/25$..

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