Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are once again busy with a variety of Artisanal and Organic Farmers Markets, also known as Tianguis, which offer locals and tourists one more shopping option during the 2016-2017 winter season.
For the convenience of our readers, we have compiled a listing of the Tianguis Markets around Banderas Bay.
Bucerias Monday Gourmet Market
Not just another Farmer's Market, The Bucerias Gourmet Mexican Monday Market offers ONLY Mexican Specialties from the Mexicans of Bucerias. If you are looking for frozen lasagna and beaded in America jewelry, this is not the place for you.
Here are some of the treats to expect: Coffee, Refreshing fruit water, Carnitas, Salsas, Tamales, Empanadas, Flan, Fresh fruit and vegetables, Artisan cheeses, Fresh farm eggs, and Seasonal fresh fish.
All of the vendors are local Mexicans from Bucerias who wish to share the customs and culture of Mexico with you.
The Bucerias Gourmet Mexican Monday Market is located at The Bucerias Art Walk Plaza, 62 Lazaro Cardenas and the doors open at 10:00 am 'til 2ish.
The Guayabitos Market is held on the Main Plaza every Monday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in Rincon de Guayabitos, Riviera Nayarit.
Lots of vendors come to sell fabric goods, silver, traditional Mexican goods, food items, bags, some leather, glassware and other misc goods. Don't forget to negotiate. The same vendors come every week - mostly.
There are street vendors there selling food too. You can also find out about local real estate for sale as well.
Riviera Farmer's Market
Every Tuesday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm from November 8 thru April.
Whether you're looking for the ideal souvenir to take home or just craving for some homemade celicacies to arouse your appetite, come and enjoy the uniqueness of a traditional-inspired market right at the heart of Nuevo Vallarta.
More than 120 vendors in a beautiful open set-up featuring: All fresh foods, veggies, fruits, marmalades, ice cream, squished juices, coconuts, coffee and baked goods. Artisans waiting for you, jewelers, textiles, sandals/shoes, leather, art and a lot more including tropical music.
Friendly shopping atmosphere, Clean, Free parking, bathrooms, security, bicycle rack and fun!
Join us in Nuevo Vallarta every Tuesday behind the Casino/Hospital San Javier.
Mercado San Pancho
The season of Mercado San Pancho (San Francisco) Nayarit will begin on Tuesday November 8, 10:00 am until 1:30 pm in Plaza del Sol with the music of Nina Pilates and Humberto.
We hope to see you every Tuesday thru April.
Our vendors will delight you with handcrafts, clothing, art jewelry, gourmet food, live music and more.
See you there!
Forever Spring Farmer's Market Bucerias
We are very pleased to be offering you the Wednesday market again this season and the location will be 50 Lazaro Cardenas, opposite Sandrinas.
Our Forever Spring Farmers Market will re-open for the 2016-2017 season on Wednesday, November 9 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. We welcome you to join us for our grand opening and every Wednesday.
Our market includes a wide range of products including gourmet food, arts, crafts, leather, homewares, rugs, table cloths and runners and much more from your favourite vendors which will be for sale.
La Peneta de Jaltemba Market
The Tianguis (open-air market) is held every Thursday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm around the La Penita Plaza.
It is "the" place to shop for silver and handmade jewelry, tablecloths and linens, glassware, Talavera plates, Huichol Indian artwork and Oaxacan rugs. You will also find fresh fruits and veggies, homemade breads, and locally-produced honey and coffee beans.
This is one of the largest and most well-known markets in the area. While the Tianguis continues year-round, many of the artisans do not participate during the summer months.
The Bucerias Art Walk
Join us at the Bucerias Art Walk Plaza where "Life is an Art Walk."
The Bucerias Art Walk Starts the first Thursday in November and is every Thursday thru April from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Over 17 galleries participate at this weekly event, where we "Bring Art to the Streets."
Stroll under the palm trees, enjoy a traditional Mexican taste treat and a cool sip of sangria while discovering the un-discovered art and artists of Nayarit and Jalisco.
Watch our on-site artisans produce their craft, discover new artists & soak up local color, get inspired and sign up for our daily workshops.
Marsol Market by the Pier
The Marsol Hotel Market by the Pier at Los Muertos Beach continues every Friday, 9:30 to 1:30 p.m.
You'll see a great assortment of breads, desserts, unique food items, jewelry, art and crafts, and a lot more including free English newspapers.
Be sure to stop by to see the new products. We have more vendors every week and will have a full house on our Grand Opening on November 4th with live music. Come join us in the Hotel Marsol lobby next to the pier in Old Town Vallarta.
Sayulita Mercado del Pueblo
Sayulita and its Mercado del Pueblo await visitors on Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Revolución street across from the Tanana Gallery.
The philosophy of the Mercado del Pueblo is to bring local, sustainable, and natural food and consumable products to the people of Sayulita and its surrounding communities in an inviting, community location. All products at the market are grown, raised, harvested, preserved or transformed in some way by the vendors.
The Mercado is organized and managed by a small group of local women who are dedicated to this vision. We are proud to be the only local market that donates all of our proceeds the needs of our communities.
Located in the Los Mangos Public Library, this 'local buy' market will offer a wide selection of locally produced artisan products. Choose from fruits, vegetables, baked goods, coffee, cheese, sauces, chocolates, clothing, jewelry and crafts. Enjoy live music and entertainment, with food areas that offer international dishes prepared on site, and a children's craft shop that will make Los Mangos Market, the "place where you have to be" for children and children at heart.
Los Mangos Market in Puerto Vallarta will open every Saturday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm from January 28 until the last Saturday of May 2017. Cash and debit / credit cards will be accepted.
Old Town Farmers Market (Olas Altas Farmers Market)
Taking place in Lazaro Cardenas Park every Saturday until April 30, 2017 you will find over 90 stalls with local produce, handmade crafts, clothing, home decor, baked goods, services and non-profits (and a lot more) between the hours of 9:30 am and 2:00 pm.
You will be entertained by popular local musicians. Visitors are encouraged to support them by throwing some pesos in the tip jar or buying their CD's.
The food court is always a delight with a delicious assortment of offers ranging from traditional Mexican foods, American and Thai favorites.
Three Hens & a Rooster Market
The fun, clean and friendly market at 466 V. Carranza in the Romantic Zone on the south side of town - only a block and a half from the small tunnel on Saturdays. Three Hens and a Rooster offers all sorts of great items from their different vendors, arts, crafts and accessories, jewelry, women’s clothing, entrees to go, heavenly baked goods, the best tamales in town, handmade pirogies, homemade fresh sausages, essential oils, Mexican colorful and trendy bags, etc.
Truly a family affair, with something for everyone. See you there, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Tianguis Artesanal Nuevo Vallarta
The Tianguis Artesanal Nuevo Vallarta is held on Saturdays beginning November 5 at the Marina Nuevo Vallarta from 9:00 - 2:00 pm.
In the middle of big hotels, condos and marina area you will find a small traditional plaza with a kiosk in the middle every saturday.
You'll find a mixture of crafts & food, a market out of the turistic mainstream with traditional flavors of mexico, live music.
Tianguis Lo De Marcos
On Saturday November 5th The Tianguis Lo De Marcos will reopen its doors for the Season in Lo De Marcos and you are invited.
The market opens every Saturday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm until April 8, 2017 at Luis Echeverria #9.
The Tianguis Lo De Marcos is set in a lovely courtyard which provides a comfortable outdoor shopping experience with many unique vendors and lots of fun!
Imagine being able to buy such items as Home Made Bake Goods, Custom Made Piñatas, Hand Blown Glass, Clothing, Unique Artisan items, Garden Fresh Produce, Freshly Baked Delicacies, Salsas and more all in Lo De Marcos, located in beautiful Riviera Nayarit.
It is recommended that you visit the Tianguis early during your stay because you will want to return again and again to explore this unique shopping venue in Riviera Nayarit.
La Cruz Market
The La Cruz Market (officially called the Mercado Huanacaxtle) opens each year on the first Sunday in November and brings vendors from around the community to sell their authentic products and delicious foods on Sundays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The market also provides various workshops for adults and children such as yoga and there is live music every Sunday.
The La Cruz Sunday Market now covers the entire area from La Cruz Mercado (Fish Market), out along the Marina walk way and down and around to the jetty. More vendors attend and sell their wares each year, coming from all over the state of Jalisco and Nayarit. Some as far as Guadalajara as well as Tepic!
Its fun to walk, eat, and shop at the market while listening to the live music being played by the waters edge. Many diverse local and visiting musicians and bands come to play every Sunday. It brings an energy of happiness and joy to the market place. Give them a “tip” as you pass by!
The market is organized by Huanacaxtle, A.C., a local nonprofit organization. Huanacaxtle, A.C. works within the community to develop cultural, and recreational programming in order to strengthen the La Cruz community in a sustainable way.
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