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Nov 29, 2017
“Acá trip”
Dec 3, 2016
“great place”
Huge arts and crafts fair where paintings, clothing, jewelry and pottery can be purchased.
As featured in 3 Days in Acapulco
5 de Mayo Ave, Acapulco, Mexico
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Many , many things to shop ! Nice art crafts in many Different types of Mexican creativity. Recommend this place.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sam M
Reviewed December 3, 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

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank 241mikem
Reviewed October 28, 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

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank FernandoReyes
Reviewed October 20, 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.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Usia2014
Reviewed April 14, 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 June 17, 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

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank RFNJ
Reviewed September 2, 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

Date of experience: August 2012
5  Thank akexpat
Reviewed May 12, 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

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank ektarama
Reviewed April 27, 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

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank PatriciaDiane
Reviewed March 5, 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

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank Scrabble2008
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