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Fine Mexican Handcrafts

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Address: Ave Juarez between 5th Ave and the Beach no. 109, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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+52 984 873 0194
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This store has been referred to as an "art gallery" and "not...

This store has been referred to as an "art gallery" and "not just a special shopping experience but a learning experience as well" due to the fact that you will always find Citlali or Walter's presence in the store as they enjoy explaining the origens, representaions and unique techniques used in the making of the finer handcrafts of all parts of Mexico. With more then 30 yrs. experience searching for the handcrafts and selecting the pieces for how they represent the people, the culture and the history of Mexico at it's best. There are photos throughout the store where you can meet the artiist while he or she is creating the particular item you are admiring. You will not find "Playa del Carmen" or "Riviera Maya" written on any of the handcrafts as we do not deal in souvenirs.

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There was so much to see and it is very hard to take it all in on one day it would take more days too see all of it

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was so much to see and it is very hard to take it all in on one day it would take more days too see all of it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Went shopping here one afternoon & we found some beautiful copper sinks with silver inlays at the back of one tienda.Too big & bulky for me to bring home but I would have loved to. My girlfriend also got her hair braided while we were in this area at a neat tienda that had really nice & sexy beach coverups.... More 

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Bradford, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I came out wondering how so many shops that sell the same thing could survive. Most of the items being sold are great quality. I always buy some kind of jewelry. Be aware, if what you want is not at a particular store, it will be at hundreds more.

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

recommend to visit this area at night when the town comes alive, day time appears your normal daily shopping looking around tourist shops, night time its buzzing lively music around every street corner shops lively loads of little street ffod venders including a lovely sauage stall selling all varieties of cooked sausages would recommend visiting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We fell into this place by accident and had to return, the examples of their handicraft and the selection is unreal, we thought we had spent a fortune but we seriously didn't.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Mexican culture is rich with talent, creative artisans, music, food, literary geniuses and so much more! Strolling down this avenue you will find something for everyone in your budget. The more you buy from 1 vendor the better buy it is for you. A few places will identify that prices are set. I love the colors of the textiles... More 

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Thank nomadicwomyn
Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The artwork and handicrafts, souvenirs were great. You could bargain with the vendors and get a good deal. My son bought 30 hammocks !!!!!

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Thank Cathy K
Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Good quality handcrafts are hard to find sometimes so be choosey where you stop...and stop here along with Mexico Loco restaurant that carries nice quality local art

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

found what we wanted with staff assistance, friendly and spoke English, suggest wearing sunscreen and a hat, is hot and sunny daily

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

just returned from our week in playa. and i wished i would've bought more mexican art, they are so talented and this place has awesome prices.

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