The Riviera Nayarit region still maintains a poorly
developed trade, especially when compared to Cancún. You
won't find big American-style malls there, let alone
international chain stores. So, if your intention is to
take the opportunity to make big purchases, forget it.
On the other hand, the wealth of handicrafts and typical
Mexican objects will surely delight you. Small towns
keep local culture alive and invest heavily in the
Mexico brand. You will see all kinds of objects with
regional prints. It will be very difficult to return
home without at least a souvenir of the trip.
Frida Khalo, Our Lady of Guadalupe, sombreros, the
champions of the classic Mexican Luta Livre and the
skulls of the Day of the Dead are ubiquitous figures in
the stores. Surfing and other water sports are practiced
in many villages, so equipment and clothing will not be
lacking. You will also find colorful Huichol
handicrafts, typical of the region.
Some villages offer very few shopping options. If you
want to concentrate your efforts, go to Sayulita. There
you will find a well-developed trade. In addition to the
classic handicrafts, design objects with Mexican motifs
are scattered throughout the stores. If you are looking
for more refined art, Bucerías is the place. The streets
are lined with galleries selling prints to large
furniture; the Handicraft Market is also an excellent
option. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage motorcycle jackets.
For those with gastronomic interests, small markets
are found in all villages. However, if you want to be
sure to find everything, at a good price, go to the
supermarkets; there you will have all the spices and
tequilas you want to take home. Ah! Attention to the
tequilas. At Puerto Vallarta airport, the magazine is
rigorous and they do not miss anything without the local
authenticity seal (a seal on the lid). Please note at
the time of purchase if you are not taking a product
without an appellation of origin.
Riviera Nayarit enchanted you so much that you forget
all the presents? Do not panic. At the airport in Mexico
City you will find good options. Often the price is
really lower than at the supermarket, but is it worth
taking the risk? The important thing is not to return to
Brazil without at least one of the flavors of the
Esto Es Mexico
Have fun with the reinterpretations of famous Mexican
images! Here the saints get masks of wrestling champions
and Frida Kahlo becomes one of the classic skulls.
Pictures, mirrors, calendars and watches get fun prints,
always inspired by local culture.
The products are creations of the store; therefore,
you will only find them in it.
Here you will find all kinds of souvenirs you are
looking for: quilts, tiles, handicrafts, magnets,
bags... everything! Images of Frida Kahlo, Mexican
saints and wrestling champions are in various prints.
The skulls, which represent the feast of the day of the
dead, are also there in various colors, sizes and
Great for buying all gift orders.
Jan Marie Boutique - Art Gallery
Art galleries are present throughout the Bucerías
region. At Jan Marie it is possible to find special
handicrafts, works of art, furniture, crockery and lamps
that will give your home an elegant Mexican feel.
Take it easy and find good prices. The store is a
pile of pieces, one more attractive than the other.
La Galeria Hamaca
Galeria Hamaca passes away from the classic cheap
souvenirs. Here the sale is based on more elaborate
crafts and better produced pieces. The price follows,
but the quality, too.
The chance of finding more interesting and exclusive
pieces is much greater.
Bucerías Handicraft Market and Art Walk
Open every day of the week, the Bucerías handicraft
market is the ideal place to buy Mexican souvenirs.
There are dozens of stalls along the streets that sell a
huge variety of handicrafts and typical objects.
Traditionally, the village is recognized for its variety
of artists and specialized stores. At the end of the
market, in the main square facing the beach, you will
find pieces of Huichol handicrafts for sale (objects
delicately covered with colored beads).
If you are there during the high season (starting in
November), take the opportunity to take a walk on the
Bucerías Art Walk. The event brings together local
artists and galleries on the same street for free sales
and exhibitions, always on the street.
Art Walk address: Cárdenas 62, Bucerías.
A boy looking like a fisherman and the words
Toma-Coco, in a font like Coca-Cola, welcomes tourists
in front of the store. The climate is the best. Other
sayings on the wall call us to enjoy Sayulita's good
In the store, colorful clothes, inspired by surfware
and Mexican culture.
With the beach face of Riviera Nayarit, Pancho Vida
transmits the local spirit. The products are, almost
entirely, T-shirts, of all types, with prints inspired
by the Mexican surfer spirit.
The store has a branch in Sayulita and San Pancho.
Paradise Plaza Mall
One of the few shopping malls in the Nayarit region
is no exception to the standards of large American
shopping centers, but in smaller proportions.
Paradise Plaza Mall is located in the resort
complex of the same name. It has a food court, craft
stores, art galleries, jewelery, clothing and
conveniences. It's great for emergency shopping or to
find all the souvenirs in one place, but it's not worth
filling the bags.
For surfers who pass through Sayulita, a visit to
Quiverito is mandatory. The store produces high
performance retro surfboards. Equipment can be rented by
the hour, day or week. If you want, you can also take
one home. Maybe this is your chance to own a beautiful
"Mi tabla, su tabla". Quiverito's motto invites you
to enjoy the visit and test the Sayulita waves.
Revolution of Sueño
Design pieces with the face of Mexico. This is the
proposal of the very modern Revolucion del Sueño. If you
are looking for a souvenir from the Riviera Nayarit, but
don't like the classic souvenirs, be sure to visit this
From simple postcards to elaborate crafts, the store
reinvents and deconstructs icons of Mexican culture with
lots of colors and good humor. From 50 pesos it is
possible to purchase a beautiful bag.
Nothing like a supermarket to learn more about local
culinary habits and, of course, shopping!
For those who want to bring Mexican culinary
souvenirs, an excellent starting point is the Wallmart.
There you will find peppers, spices, tortillas, sweets
and a multitude of tequilas.