Solola Market
Solola Market
4.5

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Beaubleep
Birmingham, UK273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This was really my first toe dip into a proper market here and I was really grateful I did.
Lovely people all very friendly and no other 6 foot white giant in sight
Written 15 March 2024
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Tica-in-MA
Southwick, MA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
It felt like a very authentic experience. The explosion of colors, shapes, smells, the variety of fruits and vegetables was amazing. It was also very nice to see so many people hard at work, we didn't see other tourists but everyone clearly knew we were as every single woman was wearing the traditional clothing. Highly recommended!
Written 26 July 2021
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Sheryl T
Mahwah, NJ814 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There seems to be every kind of produce in this market. Fruits and vegetables are everywhere. Tortillas are constantly being made. Plantains and avocados are plentiful as well as fruits Ihave never seen. It is quite a site to see women in traditional Mayan attire.
Written 30 December 2019
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Ross F
Bristol, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Well placed next to the town square (where the bus drops you) and easy to get to from Panajachel. Worth visiting as it is a lovely market to look round with a minimum of people hassling you. Loads of interesting fruits and vegetables and a lot of food stalls on the top floor. A great view of the lake from the top, and also good for seeing the Mayan people in their traditional dress
Written 30 August 2019
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Don L
Sebastopol, CA234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Solola’s Friday market is every bit as crowded, interesting and dynamic as the souk of Marrakech, the Marché des Puces in Paris or the Reading Terminal market of my childhood in Philadelphia. This is a decidedly Mayan market, not the least bit tourist oriented and utterly fascinating, spread out over two stories in a huge structure occupying a city block.

Sellers and buyers are almost exclusively Mayan, dressed in the unique garb of many surrounding villages, maybe a couple handfuls of foreigners in the entire structure. Ground floor is pretty exclusively dedicated to unpackaged produce and raw meats (be prepared for sight and aroma of lots of livers, kidneys, chicken feet, etc.) while top floor offers countless booths with brilliantly colored assortments of textiles (bolts of cloth, trim, yarns etc) that will be made into clothing worn by locals or sold in tourist shops across the region. That said, some lovely finished items of can be bought at whatever price you can bargain for.

People-watching in the large square catty-corner from the market is another pleasure one ought not to miss. One caveat, though: most women will shield themselves and their infants from a camera aimed at them.
Written 16 March 2019
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evanses5
Miami, FL987 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
We stopped here and went through the market. The textiles are amazing!
I recommend sitting in the public square and people watch the locals are so clever on how they carry their walking shops.
Written 25 January 2019
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zimmys57
Delavan, WI719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Taking the time to visit the market in small Guatemalan cities is a wonderful way to experience the culture and daily life of the local residents. We visited on one of the main market days so it was full of locals and vendors with all their goods. Lots to see, watch, and enjoy.
Written 6 January 2019
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Chapingros
Guatemala City, Guatemala249 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
This a newer market just off the town square with four levels. It’s still new so many spaces are not yet open. It offers a fruit and vegetable area as well as spots for clothes, electronics and novelties. They have some typical outfits. I did not see many handcrafts. It you want a typical artisan market Panajachel will have much more.
Written 3 September 2018
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Adi K
Vancouver, Canada162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
We followed the recommendations on the forum to visit the Solola market and especially planned to be here on a Friday which is apparently the busiest.
Arriving from Pana with the chicken bus and from there in another van up the hill to the market.
Seemed like we were the only gringos there :-)
The market is mainly a goods markets - various food products, produce, live chicken and turkeys, bottled honey and any type of manufactured products for local consumption. There were also handicrafts such as shirts etc. but for those types of souvenirs there are other buying opportunities in places like the Chichi market or handicraft stalls in other towns.
Very busy and crowded. Quite an experience.... we did move our day pack to the front of our body to prevent access to pickpockets which are quite likely there.
Written 1 April 2018
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MitziMarmot
Casper, WY1,617 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
The Solola Market is such a vibrant, colorful market. It is filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of what Guatemalans buy and sell. It was fascinating to walk among the many booths to see what was available to buy. The isles are not very wide, so it gets crowded when someone tries to pass you.
Written 5 February 2018
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