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Shopping Guide for Puerto Vallarta

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From everyday products and well-known brands to Huichol handicrafts made in the region, Puerto Vallarta is a place that satisfies all tastes when shopping.

Good for
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Trendsetter

9 Places

5 City Tips

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9 Places

Old Town Market Viejo Vallarta

Flea & Street Markets

Mercado Municipal

Flea & Street Markets

Isla Cuale

Islands

Malecon Boardwalk

Piers & Boardwalks

Bucerias

Beaches

Old Town Farmers Market

Farmers Markets

Los Mercados

Gift & Speciality Shops

Plaza Caracol

Gift & Speciality Shops

Galerias Vallarta Shopping Mall

Shopping Malls

Nayz_Ftz's City Tips

  • Some places may offer you a high price to begin with but with a little haggling you can get it down to a more reasonable price.
  • It's easy to get to any of these places by bus, and once there you can walk around freely. Ask the bus driver and he will tell you which route to take and where to get off.
  • If you go by car, parking available close to the various shopping destinations at moderate rates.
  • You will want to be comfortable as you shop, so dress simply and carry an extra bag or backpack if you plan to buy a lot.
  • Try to contribute to local businesses, preferring their products over international brands. (In this case doesn't haggling doesn't apply.)
  • Old Town Market Viejo Vallarta
    Flea & Street Markets
    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Located in the Old Town, you can't miss this market if you are looking for some souvenirs which are not only from the region, but also from other parts of Mexico.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You may want to look around the market to shop comparatively before making a final decision on your purchase.
    • You may feel overwhelmed by the vendors as they are very insistent, but they are also kind; just decline politely and continue your search.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #49 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    • Love this series of markets! 05/06/2019
    • Loved shopping old town PV-don’t recommend buying white cotton shirts with beautiful painted designs 29/05/2019
    • Old Town Market Viejo Vallarta
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Mercado Municipal
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Two blocks away from the Old Town market is the Mercado Municipal, where you will not only find the typical, beautiful handicrafts from the region, but also a food section located upstairs which is highly recommended.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The food available in the market is all very similar, find one you feel comfortable with and take a seat.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    • Shopping at the flea market 15/05/2019
    • Great from fresh produce and fruit 01/04/2019
    • Mercado Municipal
    Phone:
    +52 322 223 3518
  • Isla Cuale
    Islands
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Next to the river among the trees is the Cuale River Flea Market, where you can buy handicrafts as well as food. This market is quieter than the others in town, and more relaxing because of its natural environment.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can go on foot or bike while enjoying the landscape.
    • Some like to take a refreshing dip in the river here; take your bathing suit if you would like to join in!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • YIKES! That bridge! 12/06/2019
    • Basically a Flea Market on a Cigar-Shaped Island in the River 21/05/2019
    • Isla Cuale
    Other:
  • Malecon Boardwalk
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Along the boardwalk, you will find a variety of handicraft shops, typical Mexican candy stalls, art galleries, clothing boutiques, and more. Some vendors also sell their own paintings and handmade items on the street. A nice place to shop with a lovely view of the beach, and some interesting street sculptures to admire as you browse.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Near "Los Arcos" you will find an open WiFi connection, just in case you want to share some of your visit to Puerto Vallarta with your friends.
    • The surrounding streets are home to other shops that may also interest you.
    • Come here at night when additional stalls open up, selling mainly desserts and snacks.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sand sculptures were very well done 19/06/2019
    • So many options! Just don't piss on the beach #jail 18/06/2019
    • Malecon Boardwalk
    Address:
    Calle Paseo Diaz Ordaz S/N
    Centro
    Puerto Vallarta 48300
    Mexico
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Bucerias
    Beaches
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Next to the beach you will find a flea market, where you can buy souvenirs, swimwear, sunscreen, or anything else you might have forgotten to take with you for your visit to the beach. Sometimes Huichol Indians also come here to sell their crafts.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • On the beach and surrounding streets you can find a variety of restaurants.
    • You may want to spend a half or a full day here, to make use of the beach and to enjoy the local food with an amazing view.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 482 things to do in Jalisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Loved Bucerías! - small town away from the hustle... 08/06/2019
    • Bucerias Mexico 2019 31/05/2019
    • Bucerias
    Phone:
    +52 322 356 4902
    Other:
  • Old Town Farmers Market
    Farmers Markets
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    This market brings together many local producers selling items such as pies, cakes, breads, sauces, and juices, that you can enjoy in there or buy to take away with you. You will also find clothing, jewelry, and musical instruments, many of which are hand-made. Shop and enjoy live music by local musicians who sometimes come in the morning to entertain the crowd.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Open every Saturday from November to May, from 9am until 2pm.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • No market in off season 01/06/2019
    • Tourist oriented market, but great fun! 01/04/2019
    • Old Town Farmers Market
    Address:
    Plaza Lazaro Cardenas
    Puerto Vallarta 48310
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 224 9966
    Hours:
    Sat
    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Los Mercados
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    If you are looking for something more stylish, take a visit to Los Mercados. Here you can buy gourmet food items including appetizers, desserts, salads, and even wine. The prices are a little higher, but definitely worth it.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Open from 9am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday.
    • It's a small place but very beautiful; stay for a while and enjoy what it has to offer.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 137 Shopping in Puerto Vallarta
    • A lovely Collection Of Shops Around A Beautiful & Quiet Courtyard 08/11/2018
    • Nice baker: deli; butcher shop; wine shop; 01/07/2018
    • Los Mercados
    Address:
    Aquiles Serdan 265
    Zona Romantica
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 222 0383
    Other:
  • Plaza Caracol
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Although a little small, this shopping mall has stores where you can find items at affordable prices, along with some well-known brands. Inside the square there are also some stalls where you can find local handicrafts.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Sometimes you can find parking at the nearby flea market, where you can also buy local products.
    • If you are looking for entertainment, it also has a cinema, bowling alley, and billiard tables available.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 137 Shopping in Puerto Vallarta
    • Soriana for Groceries 13/06/2019
    • Lots of small tacky shops with overpriced items 29/05/2019
    • Plaza Caracol
    Address:
    AV. Fco. Medina Ascencio, KM 2.5 Zona Hotelera
    Puerto Vallarta 48333
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 225 9161
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Galerias Vallarta Shopping Mall
    Shopping Malls
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    In this mall, you will find everything from clothes, accessories, shoes, and swimwear, to books, bicycles, and household items; in stores selling both national and international brands. Sometimes there are performances scheduled here that are announced on posters inside the square, so take a look to see if there is an upcoming event that might interest you.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you need WiFi connection you can get access here; the best signal is in the central area of the square.
    • If you want a break from shopping there is also a movie theater inside the square.
    • You can also take a break and eat something while relaxing and enjoying the view from the food court area.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 113 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    • I didn’t find anything. 01/05/2019
    • quick stop 08/04/2019
    • Galerias Vallarta Shopping Mall
    Address:
    Francisco Medina Ascencio Avenue No. 2920 Col. Education
    Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 209 0923
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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