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“You need to know the language of haggle!"”

Mercado de Artesanias
Ranked #63 of 101 things to do in Acapulco
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Owner description: Huge arts and crafts fair where paintings, clothing, jewelry and pottery can be purchased.
Reviewed 28 April 2012

And haggle we did! I really wanted that beautiful stone necklace with the unique silver mounting. It was expensive, but now, two months later, I wear that necklace with such pleasure. I have never seen anything like it, and would buy it again in a heartbeat. The proprietor clearly would like to have had a better margin of profit, but we both got what we wanted. I got a necklace I will treasure for some time, and he got a sale. And, by the way, my husband looks wonderful in the white shirt he purchased there!

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

Zihuatanejo - his mercardo de artesanias, his "fisherman" boardwalk" , his general market and a lot of streets around the "marina" worth a little trip. It gives a real flavor of Mexico and you can find a great choice of nice artesanias and restaurants. If you are in Ixtapa it's just a few minutes from there and the bus is just 9 pesos.

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Reviewed 11 January 2012

This market can be confusing, annoying, and at times eerily quiet when the cruise ships aren't around. But it also a lot of fun. There are many shops there, selling everything from crude t-shirts to beautiful handcrafted jewelry.
I would tell you to get your game face on, and get ready to haggle. Bid LOW. Despite how much the vendors complain, if they sell it to you, they are making a profit. I stop in on every visit to Acapulco to buy souvenirs for friends and family.
Be prepared to say "No, thank you." a lot. Every vendor will try to get you into his shop, sometimes politely, sometimes more aggressively. Don't buy everything in the first store you go into!

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

you have not been to zihua until you have visited the mercado..wether or not you need a repacement part for your blender, a new swimsuit, fresh fruits and veggies, or great local food, this is a place not to miss. enjoy wandering the maze of aisles and get lost and have fun!

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