Puerto Vallarta is not only about taking a shot of tequila, loving the pristine beach, or sampling local delicacies. It is also about experiencing the city’s market life. If you love good markets, then Puerto Vallarta will not disappoint you. The city has all the hustle and bustle, the sights and sounds, the smell of the freshest native food, and the products you would never find in other cities. The city gives you the thrill of bargaining, making your market experience exciting.
The city’s major market is located in the northern part of the Río Cuale. This market sells clothes, produce, serapes, jewelry, shawls, suitcases and leather accessories, stuffed armadillos and frogs, papier-mâché parrots, and T-shirts.
Make sure that you compare first and haggle before buying. The market also serves cheap but delicious traditional Mexican dishes. If you are an adventurous diner, it is perhaps the best value and one of the most authentic dining experiences in Puerto Vallarta. The market is open everyday from 9 in the morning to 7 in the evening.
An outdoor market is located along Río Cuale Island. It is filled with stalls that sell cothing, gifts, crafts, and folk art. Small Vallarta is one of the more recent markets in the city. It is located on Paseo Díaz Ordaz 928. It features traveler-friendly dining and shopping dining options.