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Address: 5 de Mayo Ave, Acapulco, Mexico
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Huge arts and crafts fair where paintings, clothing, jewelry and pottery...

Huge arts and crafts fair where paintings, clothing, jewelry and pottery can be purchased.

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Lots of the same market crap

As any other market in Mexico, it's full of "stores" selling the same once and once again. And as in any market, you shouldn't get it all from the first place,because 5 steps... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2015
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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have read where people think all the stuff is crap. of course it is, that is the great thing about this place. you don't need to know the language and the bartering is part of the fun you are in Acapulco and shopping while you have a corona. Just relax and have fun

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Thank mike m
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

As any other market in Mexico, it's full of "stores" selling the same once and once again. And as in any market, you shouldn't get it all from the first place,because 5 steps ahead there will be someone selling it 5 pesos cheaper. Still, lots of things to see, lots of things to buy

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Thank FernandoReyes
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

It seemed that the vendors were over charging and selling cheap junk that one would get in a dollar store at home! This was an OK place to walk around but nothing special and no real bargains.

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Thank seetheworld2014
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5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

Don't be deceived by claims that the gems sold in this market are real. They are not. Everything is plastic made to appear real. This makes this plastic jewelry incredibly expensive. The merchants will offer you tequila with the hope that you will get drunk and abandon all reason and buy their trinkets for outrageous amounts. Don't be fooled by... More 

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Thank Tigne
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

With the lack of cruise ships coming to Acapulco, this market has been hit fairly hard. A large number of stalls have closed, either for good, or only opening infrequently. However the ones that are open hold great souvenirs, and you can haggle into some great prices!

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1 Thank RFNJ
Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

The Artisans Market in Zihuatanejo has a lot of typical tourist junk, much of it made in China. There are also many hidden treasures, if you take the time to look and know what you are looking at. We have found great wooden Alebrije carvings from Oaxaca, Huichol beadwork on gourds and ceramics, hand-embroidered clothing. Never believe there is no... More 

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pacific northwest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

They sell lots of fun souvenir things to bring back for your friends. Bargaining is expected. They start their prices high because tourists are often advised in their guide books that bargaining is expected. The fact that almost all the vendors there speak English should be a clue to what's up..... Most U.S. tourists don't have any idea about how... More 

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

And haggle we did! I really wanted that beautiful stone necklace with the unique silver mounting. It was expensive, but now, two months later, I wear that necklace with such pleasure. I have never seen anything like it, and would buy it again in a heartbeat. The proprietor clearly would like to have had a better margin of profit, but... More 

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Montreal
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Zihuatanejo - his mercardo de artesanias, his "fisherman" boardwalk" , his general market and a lot of streets around the "marina" worth a little trip. It gives a real flavor of Mexico and you can find a great choice of nice artesanias and restaurants. If you are in Ixtapa it's just a few minutes from there and the bus is... More 

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New Jersey
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

This market can be confusing, annoying, and at times eerily quiet when the cruise ships aren't around. But it also a lot of fun. There are many shops there, selling everything from crude t-shirts to beautiful handcrafted jewelry. I would tell you to get your game face on, and get ready to haggle. Bid LOW. Despite how much the vendors... More 

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