When you are in Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit and want to shop, you can check out some of Banderas Bay’s best markets located just within the vicinity. Every winter through spring, these markets offer quality items that you may need in your vacation and are wonderful too as gifts for those special occasions. Located in coastal towns that line along the Banderas Bay, you can enjoy shopping while enjoying the breathtaking views.
Here is a list of Puerto Vallarta’s markets where shopping takes a twist on Banderas Bay, flavored by the unique Puerto Vallarta charm. For more updates, visit their websites.
PUERTO VALLARTA – Old Town Farmer’s Market
The Puerto Vallarta locals let you have an experience of what local artistry means through their products. The Old Town Farmer’s Market is where you can find great items that were made, baked, grown by the people who live within 50 miles of Puerto Vallarta. Most are handicrafts, jewelry, art, clothing and farm products; which they themselves sell to visiting vacationers. You can shop at the market from 9:30 am- 2pm every Saturday until April 25 – www.oldtownfm.com.
PUERTO VALLARTA – Marina Vallarta’s Market
When the night seems so dull and you’ve got nothing to do, you can go shopping at the Marina Vallarta’s Market. This market caters to busy vacationers and Puerto Vallarta residents who don’t have time to go shopping during the daytime. With its nightly operating hours of 6 to 10pm every Thursday, shoppers can take some leisurely walk and watch the sunset when waiting for the market to open.
You can find a variety of products that include home decorations, handcrafted soaps, art paintings and much more. You can eat at some of the finest eateries after engaging in fun shopping activities. Marina Vallarta’s Market runs from October through May each year.
NUEVO VALLARTA – Marina Nuevo Vallarta
Saturday will never be the same again for those whose vices’ list have shopping as the no.1 vice. Marina Nuevo Vallarta is held only on Saturday from 9am- 2pm and showcases an array of fabulous products like glassware, jewelries, food and crafts. One unique feature of the market is its offering of dance lessons and yoga sessions. If water activities are routinely for you, try some yoga and dance lessons. Shopping while dancing is cool. It rocks – www.bestofnuevovallarta.com.
BUCERIAS – Forever Spring Farmer’s Market
Held between 9am – 1pm every Wednesday, Forever Spring Farmer’s Market means a hot shopping experience in a famed tropical place. Located here in Bucerias, specially made products will catch your fancy and taste buds as well. Organic products from Madre Tierra, sauces, jams, smoked meats and El Tuito’s yummy cheeses can be bought here. So if it’s shopping under the sun is what you’re looking for, then head to Forever Spring Farmer’s Market – www.facebook.com/foreverspringfarmersmarket
SAYULITA – Mercado del Pueblo
Organic products like fruits and vegetables are abundant here in Mercado del Pueblo. Others include natural and unique items like handcrafted accessories, art paintings and artisan breads. With around 80 vendors plying their goods and changing weekly, you’re assured of fresh baked goods, coffee, meat products, salads and flowers. Enjoy shopping while swaying to some live music in the market. It’s open from 10 am- 2pm every Friday until the month of May – mercadodelpueblo.org
LA CRUZ DE HUANACAXTLE – Mercado Huanacaxtle
The sight of almost 170 vendors with different array of fabulous items will leave you amazed and energized to shop here in Mercado Huanacaxtle. From handcrafted goods to different foodstuffs, clothing, dishes, jewelry and soap, this market at La Cruz Marina will surely cause a wallop among shopping addicts. This market will give your Sunday that festive mood spirit while taking on that buying frenzy – www.sayulitabeach.com/mercado-huanacaxtle