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Vallarta Living | Shopping 

World Class Shopping in Puerto Vallarta
Shopping in Puerto Vallarta goes far beyond buying souvenir T-shirt and vacation keepsakes. In fact, shopping could be Vallarta's biggest attraction - and with most shopkeepers speaking English, prices in pesos and attractive exchange rates, it's easy and rewarding to explore your options...

To learn more about some of the many great places to shop in Puerto Vallarta, follow the links below...
If shopping is your bag, Puerto Vallarta is a paradise where you'll always find something to surprise, amaze and delight you. There's no one specific shopping district in the Banderas Bay area . . . you might find what you're looking for in a tiny shop, boutique or art gallery on a back street - or in a large department store at one of the area's modern shopping centers.

On Calles Libertad, Juarez and Morelos, small shops selling traditional Mexican apparel, folk art, and beachwear juxtapose with art galleries and boutiques offering original art, pottery and designer clothing at prices that are sure to make you "shop 'til you drop." And as far as shopping malls are concerned, Plaza Marina, Plaza Neptuno, Plaza Caracol and Paradise Village are packed with specialty stores selling clothing, jewelry, original art and home decor.

But for many savvy shoppers the real fun begins when haggling with beach vendors, at street-side stands and in flea markets. Haggling is a common practice in Mexico, and in most cases, if you offer to pay about 40% less than the asking price, you'll end up paying somewhere between the initial amount and your counter offer. The only rule of the game is to maintain mutual respect while wavering between impulse and indifference.

The stalls and kiosks along Cuale Island, in the Municipal Market and at the Pueblo Viejo Artisans’ Market are also popular with visitors on the lookout for vacation souvenirs at bargain prices. The owners of these shops are always ready to bargain, so take an unhurried look around, fall into the temptation and buy, buy, buy!

Shopping in Puerto Vallarta has a somewhat different focus for residents and long-term visitors than it does for tourists - centering more on every day necessities and all the "must do" chores of daily life. Unlike most other resort destinations, you can find stores and supermarkets all around Banderas Bay that cater to locals rather than tourists.

On almost every street you'll find stores selling hardware, furniture, kitchenware, appliances, groceries, and just about anything else you can possibly imagine. Most stores stock international brands in addition to regional products at reasonable prices. And, if you just can't find what you're looking for - there's always Home Depot, Costco, Sam's Club or Walmart...

Click HERE to learn more about some of the many art galleries in Puerto Vallarta.


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Galleria Dante & Di Vino Dante Summer 2020 News
Claire Guarniere

Summer news from Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, and Di Vino Dante, a chic wine and tapas bar overlooking the gallery's sculpture garden. Read all about the gallery and restaurant's newly renovated spaces, new hours and more.

Jalisco Churches, Malls & Gyms Gradually Reopening
BanderasNews.com

With Jalisco's economic reactivation progressing into Governor Enrique Alfaro's new 'Individual Responsibility' Phase, around 80% of the state's workforce will soon return to their jobs. As of today, Jalisco hotels, beaches, malls and churches have been given the green light for gradual reopening.

Mexico's 'Hot Sale' Offers Online Deals & Discounts
BanderasNews.com

From May 22-June 1, some of Mexico's largest online retail companies and e-commerce sites will participate in the country's biggest Internet shopping event. The annual 'Hot Sale,' a ten-day version of 'Cyber Monday,' offers online shoppers incredible discounts and deals.

Ada Colorina: Painting the Simple Life of Mexico
Sandra Cesca

Ada Colorina has been a friend since I first met her at an outdoor art show on the Rio Cuale and was drawn to her colorful paintings. A native of Puerto Vallarta, she has gained artistic acclaim for capturing the essence of pueblo life that still simmers in the city today.

Galleria Dante & Di Vino Dante Spring-Summer News
Claire Guarniere

Spring and Summer news from Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta. Read all about the newly renovated spaces in both the gallery and the restaurant; gift certificates and lay away plans; and plans for the future.

New Crisis Looming: Mexico is Running Out of Beer
Mexico News Daily

As the country faces another month of quarantine, a new crisis looms on the horizon: Mexico is running out of beer. The government closure of breweries in April has caused shortages in convenience stores, which are seeing income plummet by as much as 40 percent.

Puerto Vallarta Photo eBooks on Sale at 50% Savings
BanderasNews.com

Although you cannot travel to Puerto Vallarta during this time of quarantine, you can virtually transport yourself from your comfy armchair to our beautiful paradise, thanks to Sandra Cesca's photo guidebooks. Two eBooks are on sale now at 50% savings.

Dreaming of Your Next Cruise? These Books Might Help
Cruise Hive

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Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours: A Tortillaria in El Tuito
Sandra Cesca

Alex has been working in his family's 'tortillaria' in El Tuito since he was ten years old. He happily greets me every time I bring folks by to see the whole process of making tortillas. The next time you are visiting Puerto Vallarta, I will happily take you there.

Distribution of Goods, Basic Services Continue in Jalisco
BanderasNews.com

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez assures that the distribution of basic goods and essential services, including: public services and transportation, hospitals, pharmacies and clinics, banks, gas stations, supermarkets and stores, will not be interrupted.




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