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Shopping: the best markets in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has a picturesque selection of markets, some more traditional than others ..

Shopping: the best markets in Puerto Vallarta

Markets are an essential part of Mexico. They are a tradition that goes back to pre-Hispanic times, so knowing a new destination through their markets is a great cultural experience.

Puerto Vallarta has a picturesque selection of markets, some more traditional than others, but all with regional products that we are sure you will want to take home. One of the biggest benefits of shopping in the markets, instead of in shopping centers, is to be able to buy fresh products, with a better taste and (usually) at lower prices. In addition, you will be supporting the economy of local producers and families.

If you are looking for places to visit in Puerto Vallarta, without doubt these markets should be part of your list:


It is the best known market in Vallarta and it is located downtown. Here you will find a wide variety of craft stalls, jewelry, typical clothes, beachwear, sweets from the region, and, of course, delicious local food.

It is usually open every day, from 7am to 8pm.


From November to April, locals and visitors can enjoy one of the most loved markets in Puerto Vallarta. It is the Cultural Tianguis, also known as "Old Town Farmers Market" or "High Waves Farmers Market".

Here you will find a variety of local organic products such as cheese, bread and honey; but also clothes, bags, paintings and artisan jewelry.

This market is only installed on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm at Parque Lázaro Cárdenas, located in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta, a few steps from the beach.


The Marina Vallarta area also has its own market that is installed every Thursday from October to May from 6pm on the boardwalk. Their concept has evolved from a fruit and vegetable market, to a small culinary art festival selling clothes, handicrafts, plastic arts and live music. It is an excellent option to enjoy a relaxed afternoon and take the opportunity to watch the sunset from the Marina.

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Photo: Facebook High Waves Farmers Market