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I like crafts - the market is organized, the only thing is that most people sell the same stuff. Comes to find out that chocolate is cheaper in supermarkets and one needs to bargain over and over again. I just feel that some of the...More
Always my favorite stop in Guayaquil and the only place with a huge assortment of items to buy/negotiate for. With so many different stalls competing with each other, they will usually take off a couple of bucks to seal the deal! Hats, shirts, trinkets, paintings,...More
A very fun market to shop. You can find so many different items. The usual kitschy and inexpensive souvenirs. Some really great artisan work as well. We bartered with the merchants and felt we got some good deals. Walked out with several bags of goodies...More
This very large, covered and enclosed Artesanal Market is located and easily found just a few blocks off the north end of the famous Malecon in Guayaquil. It is huge with over 250 stalls which basically offer EVERYTHING that you might want to bring home...More
The crafts market in Guayaquil is interesting, and you can find t-shirts, jewelry, rugs, blankets, trinkets, belts (I bought one), souvenirs, etc. There are restrooms on the premises. Although nice, I believe the craft market in Quito was better. The stall proprietors would call out...More
Many of the embroidered shirts/blouses are made in india. The "Made in India" tags on most of the have been removed. Just be sure what you are buying. We did get a very good deal on a white Ecuadorian hat and a leather handbag.
Many different stalls of inexpensive trinkets as well as higher quality homemade merchandise. Nice inexpensive belts, onyx figures, paintings, t shirts, alpaca stuffed animals, carvings, etc. Something for everyone. Seems safe. Don't forget to bargain!
I love this market. Yes, there is lots of duplicates but if you are looking for Alpaca products, leather goods, Ecuador t-shirts and even some semi-precious beads to bring home - this is your place!
I bargain strong, the cheapest I got for the Alpaca...More
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When we were there last fall we only used American money. Plus we agreed on a price It helps to speak Spanish but not required I purchased some of my favorite things from my travel there. Love my alpha wraps and my... More
When we were there last fall we only used American money. Plus we agreed on a price It helps to speak Spanish but not required I purchased some of my favorite things from my travel there. Love my alpha wraps and my stuffed toy alpha