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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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June Rosen Lopez Valentine's Jewelry Party, Feb 9 & 10
BanderasNews.com

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? June Rosen Lopez is hosting her annual Valentine's jewelry party on Feb 9 and 10 from 1-7 pm at her home gallery in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Everyone is invited to stop by to see her new collection and maybe find a gift or two.

Art Exhibition by Angeline Kyba Opens February 7
BanderasNews.com

Don't miss the opening reception of Angeline Kyba's newest art works on Thursday, February 7, from 6-9 pm. Everyone is invited to come to the artist's home studio in downtown Puerto Vallarta to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, which features 40 + oil paintings.

Champagne Brunch & Fashion Show to Benefit SPCA de PV
Janice Gonzalez

SPCA de PV is pleased to announce our upcoming 'Beauty and the Beast' fundraiser on Tuesday, February 19. Make plans now to join us for a delicious champagne brunch and Spring fashion show, featuring local designers, in The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar in Casa Kimberly.

Daiquiri Dick's Does Brunch With PuRR-fect Style
Banderas News Team

On Tuesday, January 29, Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant is hosting an elegant brunch and fashion show to benefit PuRR Project, a non-profit feline shelter in Puerto Vallarta. Join us for a 3-course brunch with mimosas, original fashions and jewelry, and a raffle for fabulous prizes.

Marijuana-based Products Coming to Mexico Drugstores
El Financiero

Marijuana-based products will reach the Mexican market this year, with the first batch of CBD 'gummies' arriving on shelves by the end of this month. CBD, or cannabidiol, is an extract used for the relief of pain and nervous system imbalances, like anxiety, stress and depression.

Los Mangos Library 19th Annual Art Auction, January 24
Lorena Sonrisas

Get ready folks! It's time for the yearly 'Subasta de Arte' at Puerto Vallarta's Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos. Set to take place on January 24 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, this will be the 19th annual art auction & sale - and the library's biggest fund raising event of the year.

Two Artist Exhibit Opens at Galleria Dante this Friday
Gena Guarniere

Exhibits by artists Jean Jaques Hudon and Gerald Gallant open at Galleria Dante on Friday, November 30, as part of this week's South Side Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.

BP Opens First Convenience Store & Café in Jalisco
Mexico News Daily

British oil and gas company BP continues its expansion in Mexico with the opening of its first ToGo convenience store in Guadalajara, where it also introduced its Wild Bean Café to customers as part of a strategy to transform the concept of service stations in Mexico.

Season's First South Side Shuffle at Galleria Dante
Claire Guarniere

Exhibitions by artists Eva Mondragon and Luc Gauthier open at Galleria Dante November 16 as part of the first South Side Shuffle of the season. Stop by Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.

Marina Vallarta Art & Market Every Thursday
Lorena Sonrisas

The Marina Vallarta Art & Market runs every Thursday from 6-10 pm through May 30, 2019. Shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, among many other wonderful things while enjoying live music in a festive atmosphere.

Thor Goes Loco in Mexico, Opening 3 Retail Centers
Chain Store Age

Within the span of little more than a month, Thor Equities will have opened retail centers with more than 5 million buildable sq. ft. in Mexico. The developer opened The Harbor Merida on Oct. 19, Town Square Metepec opens Nov. 9, and The Landmark Guadalajara is set to open Nov. 22.

Troubles with Technology? PVTEC Has Your Back!
BanderasNews.com

PV Technology Solutions is a specialized MAC and PC computer repair and accessory shop in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta that offers a wide variety of services, from computer and mobile device repairs and tutoring, to networking, drone videos and photo and video editing.

November 10 Garage Sale to Benefit PuRR Project
Marilyn Khan

PuRR Project's Fall Garage Sale will be held in Marina Vallarta on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 8 am-3 pm. All proceeds will benefit the 200+ furry residents at Puerto Vallarta's non-profit, no-kill, feline shelter. It's been a long, hot, wet summer and the coffers need replenishment.

In Mexico, E-commerce Comes to the Corner Store
pri.org

With more than 17,000 locations, you can't go far in Mexico without seeing an Oxxo store. And now, Mexico's largest convenience store chain has cracked two of the biggest barriers to online shopping - payments and pickup - in a country where traditional bank accounts are shunned by many.

Mercurio Swim Launches on Puerto Vallarta's South Side
BanderasNews.com

Paul Crist, owner of Hotel Mercurio since 2002, and fashion designer Todd Barnes announce the launch of Mercurio Swim, men's swimwear. The swimwear line is available at their new boutique and atelier at Lazaro Cardenas 279-C on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.


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