Mercado de Artesanias
Mercado de Artesanias
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Huge arts and crafts fair where paintings, clothing, jewelry and pottery can be purchased.
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Sam M
McAllen, Texas, USA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
Many , many things to shop ! Nice art crafts in many
Different types of Mexican creativity. Recommend this place.
Written 29 November 2017
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mike m
Mankato, MN190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
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
Written 3 December 2016
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FernandoReyes
32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 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
Written 28 October 2015
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,814 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
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.
Written 21 October 2015
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Tigne
28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 the claims that it is the only government-sanctioned market--probably the only one sanctioned to steal. Your tour guide will want to take you here. If so, run away & don't tip him for wanting to expose you to these thrives. It is also known as "El Parazal".
Written 14 April 2015
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RFNJ
Acapulco, Mexico2,639 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
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!
Written 17 June 2013
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akexpat
Zihuatanejo, Mexico37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
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 good shopping in Zihua.
Written 2 September 2012
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ektarama
pacific northwest64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Friends
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 bargaining is done in real buying situations in Mexico. It would require being able to speak Spanish and have some cultural knowledge.
Written 12 May 2012
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PatriciaDiane
Minnesota166 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
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 we both got what we wanted. I got a necklace I will treasure for some time, and he got a sale. And, by the way, my husband looks wonderful in the white shirt he purchased there!
Written 27 April 2012
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Scrabble2008
Montreal, Canada50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
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 just 9 pesos.
Written 5 March 2012
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