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This a good place to shop for an excellent variety of relatively low cost souvenirs. Prices here were the same or lower than at other establishments for the same item. Also, there were a few items we found here and nowhere else.
We loved the idea of a woman artesians' collective, coming together to display and sell their art. We fully intended to make our main purchases here. However, the work did not seem to us to be of great quality, but more mass-produced highly-coloured affordable pieces....More
Power to the mujeres! Profits go directly to the women who produce the art, craft, textiles, etc. It's a HUGE store with great representation of all things "Oaxaca." It's almost overwhelming, but delightful, a visual/sensory delight, & a great place for gifts, souvenirs, clothing, etc....More
I bought a fantastic, large smoke-fired piece of earthenware studio pottery here at a great price that would be unthinkably cheap anywhere else. Not everything for sale here is as good value or high quality, but certainly worth a visit as prices seem reasonable throughout...More
We stayed in Oaxaca for a month and did a lot of shopping in markets, in Teotitlan and in various stores. We kept coming back (and buying) at MARO. It is a cooperative of families that sell all of the major crafts in the Oaxaca...More
There are several what might be called artisan's markets in Oaxaca. We went through perhaps five of them and lost interest in going to any others. They began to look alike or we had a touch of shopper's burnout. Prices were sometimes labeled and sometimes...More