in Puerto Vallarta

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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 Puerto Vallarta

Peyote People

Sells some excellent Huichol beadwork, thread paintings and jewelry.
Ceramics in Puerto Vallarta

Mundo de Azulejos

This store offers a vast array of brightly colored Talavera tiles and ceramics.
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.
Specialty in Puerto Vallarta

El Gato Gordo

This rather small shop looks harmless enough, but it's chock full of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) masks and Cuban cigars. These two products should not be used simultaneously.
Shoes in Puerto Vallarta

Huarachería Fabiola

This Vallarta-style cobbler produces custom-made sandals (M$200 to M$400) in 48 hours.
Arts & Crafts in Puerto Vallarta

Mercado de Artesanías

Straddling the north bank of the Río Cuale, this market sells everything from Taxco silver, sarapes (blankets with a head opening, worn as a cloak) and huaraches (woven leather sandals) to wool wall hangings and blo…