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La Penita Thursday Market


Amazing wares at the market

If you really love to shop (or even if you don’t) the La Penita Thursday Market is an absolute must. People come from miles and miles to visit the open-air market every Thursday and you will find everything from local artists showing off their handmade jewels, glassware and silver to gorgeous Oaxacan wool rugs and Talavera pottery and even the infamous Huichol Indian beaded artwork.

Go hungry as there are a multitude of carts of ceviche selling huge shrimp and homemakers offering fresh pasteries. You’ll also find fresh watermelons, poblano peppers, fine linen and even dyed chicks – you name it, the market will have it. Whether you’re after some take-home mementos or fancy trying out homemade breads, locally-produced coffee or honey, La Penita, one of the biggest and best-known markets will have it. The market is open every Thursday from 8am to 1pm.

La Penita

La Penita is a small town approximately 30 minutes’ from Sayulita.  The area is extremely popular with Canadian and American expats – for living and for traveling. In fact, after a few hours around the area and market, you kind of feel like it’s the type of town you could easily settle in for a while.  We were staying at the Grand Luxxe Resort in Nuevo Vallarta and it was a little more than an hour.

La Penita is right on the beach and since it’s just a little rough around the edges, the area isn’t overrun with tourists. It’s a really friendly place, too, as you’ll find wondering around the market.
So whether you love to shop up a storm on vacation or just fancy a wonder around, chances are you will fall just a little in love with the Thursday market and go away having tried, tasted, seen and experienced a whole host of sensations and wonderful wares.





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