One of the most popular coastal towns to visit when vacationing to Puerto Vallarta is Sayulita, found just north of the city. This coastal area is especially popular for the strong surf, diverse wildlife in the surrounding waters, and incredible artwork created by the Huichol indigenous people. Market offerings were slim before 2009, with many visitors and locals unable to find organic and local products for purchase in one area. Mercado del Pueblo was opened soon after and started with 16 local vendors bringing together all of the incredible produce and products available from the local farmers. Today, the market has increased in size dramatically. It offers almost 80 vendors and is open most of the year. Take a look at what you can expect from a visit to Mercado del Pueblo:
NYC Without the City Buildings
Mercado del Pueblo was opened to bring together wares from all of the local farmers in one location. The market provides visitors with local, natural, and sustainable products for their trip in Mexico. The Mercado Community helps the market by seeking input and collaborating with the community to implement a shared vision. With all this, it is easy to see why some visitors compare Mercado del Pueblo to New York City markets!
What to Find
As mentioned, you can find almost 80 different vendors with a visit to Mercado del Pueblo. With so many different vendors and farmers putting up their wares, you can find a variety of items to take home. Local street vendors offer handmade clothing using sustainable resources. Farmers surrounding Sayulita grow delicious fruit and healthy vegetables; many of these options are offered organic. Choose from juicy strawberries, Thai bananas, corn, broccoli, and so much more. If you are uncertain about a purchase, most vendors have sample items for their produce you can try on the spot. You have not seen produce quite as large and delicious as what is available at Mercado del Pueblo!
Where to Find Mercado del Pueblo
You can shop at Mercado del Pueblo every Friday during the months of November through May. The market is open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Mercado del Pueblo is easy to find, as it takes over Calle Revolucion during the market hours.
Your Time in Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita
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