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Parque Shambhala is a five-minute walk from town, a ten minute walk to daily produce and flower markets, as well as general staples. Fleets of taxis are nearby and cost a dollar per ride. A 15-minute walk will take you to the central square which is home to a large, stately cathedral.
The Cotacachi bus station, itself, is not far, and with a 25-minute bus ride you can arrive in Ibarra, which has an American shopping mall. Or, ten minutes in the opposite direction will take you to Otavalo, where you will find the largest indigenous market in all of South America.
The Quito International airport is two hours away by car.
A 5-minute walk from Parque Shambhala will take you to the renowned Relais & Chateau 5-Star La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa. La Mirage has the only Michelin Star for dining / Food in all of Ecuador.
Parque Shambhala residents are allowed to use all the La Mirage spa facilities as well as the hotel dining room on an advanced reservations only basis.