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Mercado de Artesanias

5 de Mayo Ave, Acapulco, Mexico
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great place

I have read where people think all the stuff is crap. of course it is, that is the great thing... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
mike m
Mankato, Minnesota
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... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2015
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Huge arts and crafts fair where paintings, clothing, jewelry and pottery can be purchased.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good60%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
3 Dec 2016
“great place”
28 Oct 2015
“Lots of the same market crap”
5 de Mayo Ave, Acapulco, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank mike m
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...More

Thank FernandoReyes
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.

1  Thank seetheworld2014
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...More

Thank Tigne
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...More

1  Thank RFNJ
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...More

5  Thank akexpat
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...More

Thank ektarama
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...More

1  Thank PatriciaDiane
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...More

1  Thank Scrabble2008
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...More

2  Thank RFNJ
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