Visit a Mercado!

Jorge Chávez
Feb. 22, 2016

To truly experience and learn about the traditional sales process in Mexico, plus the many items typically offered, you need to visit a genuine Mexican market, whether it is permanently installed or open only on certain days. All these markets offer a wide variety of foods, souvenirs and jewelry, among other things, but each concentrates on certain items, as noted below.

Permanent Markets

Mercado 5 de Diciembre

Fruits and fish
San Salvador & Brasilia, 5 de Diciembre, El Centro

Mercado Municipal

Food, jewelry and souvenirs
Rodriguez & Libertad, El Centro

Mercado Palmar de Aramara

Fruits and fish
Palmar de Aramara, Hotel Zone

Temporary Markets

La Peñita de Jaltemba, Riviera Nayarit

Jewelry, second-hand items and plants
Held every Wednesday in the center of this picturesque town just an hour and a half north of Puerto Vallarta.

Libramiento Puerto Vallarta

Second-hand items and fruits
Held every Sunday in front of the old Regional Hospital on the tunnel road.


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