"I love the market!" Markets Tip by Rachelle88

Markets, Puerto Vallarta: 10 reviews and 12 photos

  One of the many stands at the market
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  • One of the many stands at the market - Puerto Vallarta
      One of the many stands at the market
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  • Puerto Vallarta Restaurant - Puerto Vallarta
      Puerto Vallarta Restaurant
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  • PV Market - Puerto Vallarta
      PV Market
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  • Lorene with a beer with bought for 8 pesos - Puerto Vallarta
      Lorene with a beer with bought for 8 pesos
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  • Carrying back all the goodies with got in Bucerias - Puerto Vallarta
      Carrying back all the goodies with got in Bucerias
    by Rachelle88
 

As I've mentioned before there's a little town called Bucerias about 15 minutes away from the Royal Decameron. It is very easy to get to and a great place to buy souvenirs or anything you may have forgotten at home...such as sampoo! My friend and I made our way down to Bucerias everyday of our two week trip. Everytime we went there we would find something different to buy. Frankly, we also went there to meet the people. They are so nice in Bucerias and fun to talk to. Do not go to Puerto Vallarta to buy your souvenirs, it is too expensive compared to Bucerias. Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful city to visit, but I would buy my gifts in Bucerias for half the price.

What to buy: I'm not really sure what Puerto Vallarta's specialty is, but I bought a lot of stuff. Here's a list of things you can buy.
-Wood carvings (such as dolphins, lizards, turtles)
-Jewelry
-t-shirts
-vanilla
-key chains
-shot glasses
and much much more...too much to name. I love this market and I can't wait to go back.
Oh! This is very important....if you get thirsty while shopping, you can stop at either the mini super or one of the many restaurants and buy beer for CHEAP! The beer is so cheap in Bucerias (not sure if it's cheap everywhere in Mexico)...but so good. I love Mexican beer. Anyhow you can buy beer for about $1CND. Here in Canada you pay $5.50 or more for one beer.

What to pay: You actually don't need a lot of money when going to the market. I spent about 800 pesos and came back with A LOT of stuff. I still have stuff left over because I had too much and not enough people to give it to. Needless to say I came back to Canada with about 1100 pesos left over.

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Website: http://www.buceriasmexico.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 10, 2006
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