Arts & Crafts in Mazatlán

Gandarva Bazar

This wonderfully atmospheric courtyard gallery is filled with drums, sculpture, masks, crosses, dolls made from gourds, hearts made from glass… It has a fair amount of mass-produced stuff, but there are some interes…
in Mexcaltitán

Centro Huichol

The Centro Huichol is a handicrafts center where indigenous Huichol learn skills to create and sell their distinctive arts and crafts as well as market their work and generate sustainable income. You’ll find it 10 b…
Market in Acapulco

Mercado de Artesanías El Parazal

Bargaining is the standard at this leafy and laid-back craft market, one of several handicraft markets around town. Here you’ll find better deals on everything that you see in the hotel shops, including hammocks, je…
Arts & Crafts in Zihuatanejo

La Zapoteca

If you're interested in handwoven anything – sarapes, rugs or hammocks (and it has some great ones) – find this emporium, which stands out among the handicraft huddle near the fishers marina. The weaving is all from…
Fashion & Accessories in Sayulita

Revolución del Sueno

Specializes in silk-screened T-shirts and hipster beach bags – we love the mariachi holding a bouquet of flowers. It also has throw pillows, exquisite jewelry, and quirky stickers and decorative art pieces, includin…
Art in Mazatlán

La Querencia

This sizable gallery-shop with entrances on two streets (the main one being on Dominguez) has striking ceramics, painted wood objects, sculptures and jewelry. Some of the pieces are huge: you won't be squeezing them…
Market in Acapulco

Mercado Central

This sprawling indoor-outdoor bazaar has everything from atoles to zapatos (shoes), plus produce, hot food and souvenirs. Any westbound ‘Pie de la Cuesta’ or ‘Pedregoso’ bus will drop you here.
Food in Puerto Vallarta

Dulcería Leal

If you have a sweet tooth, stop by this cute tienda (shop) packed with temptation. It sells everything from tamarind chews to exquisite caramels to any number of dried fruit and sugary nut concoctions.
Arts & Crafts in Puerto Vallarta


In business since 1978, this excellent little shop displays authentic Mexican dance masks, folk art and rural antiques. You may be able to arrange a visit in the summer months by phoning ahead.
Arts & Crafts in Mazatlán

Casa Etnika

Family-run Casa Etnika offers a small, tasteful inventory of unique objects from Mexico and elsewhere and has a cafe. It can organize shipping to North America.