San Pancho Living

Festive Shopping at Weekly Markets

San Pancho’s weekly market is every Tuesday in Plaza del Sol, across from the church

San Pancho’s weekly market is every Tuesday in Plaza del Sol, across from the church

Nearly every day of the week between November and May, you can explore one of the festive weekly markets in our corner of Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit.

You’ll find native vendors carrying on a 2,000-year tradition of selling fresh produce, homemade baked goods, locally-made food products and cooked-on-the-spot delights, plus hecho en Mexico (made in Mexico) ceramics, textiles, jewelry, clothing, accessories, hats, baskets, leather goods, arts and crafts, soaps, lotions and more. Most markets feature live music.

These free weekly markets are a fun way to experience Mexican culture, interact with locals, find gifts for others (and yourself), and try new things to eat. Bring your camera and pesos (nearly all purchases are cash only).

The embroidered textiles are crafted by Otomi Indians. These are sized to be used as wall hangings, bed scarves and table runners. You’ll also find pillowcases for throw pillows

Woven and embroidered textiles include bedspreads, tablecloths, table runners, wall hangings, rugs, throw pillowcases and backpacks

Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm

Mercado Del Mar in Marina La Cruz, on the south end of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle marina. Driving time about 20 minutes south from San Pancho.

You’ll find handmade, local and sustainably produced products, from bread and organic vegetables, dressings and marmalades, to Mexican clothes, sarongs, bikinis and leather goods, to ceramics, jewelry, paintings, and batiks, to choripanes, mixiotes, quesadillas, pizzas, paellas, and fresh beverages. There’s also live music and activities for adults and kids.

You’ll meet vendors offering locally made condiments, honey and other treats at the weekly markets

You’ll meet vendors offering locally made condiments, honey and other treats at the weekly markets

Tuesday, 10 am – 2 pm

Mercado Artesanal San Pancho in San Pancho’s Plaza del Sol.

San Pancho’s own weekly market is a gathering place for shopping, live music, eating, and exchanging greetings and news. Vendors offer a mix of local produce, honey, cheese, yogurt and nut butters; homemade baked goods; food to eat or take home; textiles, clothing, jewelry, baskets, ceramics and more.

“Sombrero” is Spanish for hat, which come in many styles perfect for a tropical climate

“Sombrero” is Spanish for hat, which come in many styles perfect for a tropical climate

Wednesday, 9 am – 1 pm

Forever Spring Farmer’s Market Bucerias, at a new location in Bucerias. From Hwy 200 southbound, take the Chedraui lateral, go to the parking lot on Ave. Las Palmas behind Oxo and Guadalajara Farmacia. Driving time about 25 minutes south from San Pancho.

Venture to the ocean side of Bucerias for fresh produce, baked goods, organic chocolate, food to eat and take home, fresh beverages, jewelry, baskets, hats, hammocks, textiles, ceramics, art, plus live music.

Vibrant textiles like these tablecloths brighten many kitchen tables throughout Mexico

Vibrant textiles like these tablecloths brighten many kitchen tables throughout Mexico

Thursday, 8 am – 1 pm (one hour earlier time zone!)

Tianguis Market in La Peñita, held all year, although it’s more robust during the busy November-April season. Near the end of main street Emiliano Zapata, on the ocean side of Hwy 200. Driving time about 40 minutes north of San Pancho.

This is one of the largest and most well-known markets in the region. Local artists display silver and handmade jewelry, glassware, Talavera pottery, Oaxacan wool rugs, Huichol Indian beaded artwork, textiles, baskets, hammocks, flowers, herbs, masks, bowls and lots more. Food vendors offer fresh ceviche and jumbo shrimp, fresh bread and pastries, local produce, and other food items.

Weavers in the state of Oaxaca are renowned for their beautiful wool rugs

Weavers in the state of Oaxaca are renowned for their beautiful wool rugs

Friday, 10 am – 2 pm

Mercado de Pueblo in Sayulita, on Avenida Revolucion just north of the main bridge, across from Galeria Tanana. Driving time about 12 minutes south of San Pancho.

This is Sayulita’s organic farmer’s market, featuring local vendors offering organic, sustainably farmed produce and food items, body care products, clothing, walking sticks, jewelry, ceramics, and more.

Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm

Tianguis Lo de Marcos in Lo de Marcos at Luis Echeverria #9, two blocks from the beach. Lo de Marcos is the next town north of San Pancho on Hwy 200. Driving time about 20 minutes. Homemade baked goods, garden fresh produce, salsas, flowers, clothing, textiles, jewelry, hand-blown glass, artisan items. Live music too.

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