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Puerto Morelos Artists' Cooperative

Avs. Javier Rojo Gomez and Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Oregon, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

It was a cheap way too get around, but boy do they pack those vans FULL! And, drivers don't speak much English so you might end up in the wrong place!

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

After reading the reviews here, I was looking forward to shopping here as I always like to bring home native handicrafts from the places I visit.We arrived at 10am and most of the stalls weren't even open. Also most of the items were not unique but what I could have gotten in my hotel gift shop, though at a higher... More

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Montreal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

We were there a few times. Most of the goods on sale are what you see every where in mexico. However they have very nice mayan shirts and children wear at very reasonable prices. There is also on artisan that makes interesting lamps.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

A bit of real Mexican culture all the exhibits are well displayed with enthusiastic staff willing to give explainations providing you know just a little bit of Spanish

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Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

There are a number of "craft markets" around Puerto Morelos. This is the place where most of the work you see is done by local people - in many cases, right on site. The textile work is very nice - we own several blankets and tablecloths purchased here. Sometimes we see other visitors bargaining for prices here, but honestly, the... More

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Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This is the place to get your gifts for people. The individuals here are fantastic and their goods are beautiful. You can even ask to see the looms for the blankets and hammocks while you are looking to buy something.

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Western Wisc.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Check this place out, see some lovely items, See stuff being made. Get out of cancun, get a small taste of this wonderful country and the people who live and work here.

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

You can find some good artists in here! I bought a painting this guy is great. he uses some ceramic tile and paints the most gorgeous sceneries with his hands! he even will wrap it so it can get safe (and in one piece) back home :) ... you can find a lot of cool stuff to bring back! =)

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North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We enjoyed visiting the Collectivo. Many of the crafts are the same items from the different vendors, but they are talented and the prices are much better than in the hotel gift shop. And you can meet the artist.

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Cross Junction, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

We spent an afternoon in Puerto Morelos and found this artisans' collective to be one of the best shopping opportunities during our trip. In particular, we were impressed with the man seen in the photos below. I wished we had written down his name in order to give him the credit he deserves. He was mentioned by name in the... More

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