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La Avenida, La Penita de Jaltemba, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This market is held every Thursday. There is an amazing variety of goods, especially women's and children's clothing and shoes. Like any market, there is a lot of junk and knock-off products, but there are some real authentic local crafts to be had. Some of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! Affordable prices, a lot of variety in music, clothing, toys, and of course food/snack choices. It’s too bad that it’s just once a week especially for those of us that come from Oregon. I wish they were there more often.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

First visit to the market here in town. Lots of vendors and a wide array of items. I was able to find a painted terra-cotta piece for my wall, a beautiful pair of earrings and a cute cap for my cat. Fun way to spend...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

La Penita is a typical small town with a true Mexican feel. It has the main shopping avenue for the area as well as several restaurants. Swimming near the malecon is not great but it is an easy 20 min walk to nearby Guayabitos or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

You see a lot of markets on the West Coast if you travel in Riviera Nayarit. We loved this one. The vendors are more 'independent' from the tourists and do not bargain as much. The price is the price. I liked that. I found nice,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Martinerob13
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

It is our Thursday tradition to venture to the Le Penita Tiangui. There is something there for everyone from clothing, trinkets, fruit, vegetables, baked goods, electronics and art work. You can certainly haggle with most of the merchants as there are no price tags on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank PMedKing
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Great street market! you can find lots of authentic made wares and artwork as well as Mexican clothes

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

We just attended the weekly Thursday market in La Penita. If you are staying in Rincon de Guayabitos, you can take the Collectivo for 10 peso or a cab for 35 pesos. We like to walk which takes approximately 30 minutes from our hotel. This...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

We attended the La Penita Market held on Thursdays. It is located a few blocks from the beach in La Penita and stretches up and down the side streets from the main street. Vendors have tables and sell many varieties of foods, fresh vegetables and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

La Penita is a Mexican "working town" -- meaning its economy is NOT tourism; and for that reason, it's a great tourist area. Next to it is Guayabitos the Mexican holiday beach with one of the best beaches in Mexico - much nicer than Sayulita,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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fitmom2015
April 16, 2016|
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Response from SandralaPenita | Reviewed this property |
YES, this La Penita Tiangui is OPEN 12 months of the year, every |Thursday morning until early afternoon. It may not have as many stalls if the Thursday falls at Christmas, or it may not have as many stalls during Semana... More
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HI this market is open 12 months of the year. There is no end of new and used clothing, cook ware, tools, music, film tapes, cakes, fresh bread, croissants, vegetables in season , coconut water, fresh shredded vegetables... More
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