Masaya Crafts Market
Masaya Crafts Market
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Nicaragua Market is a small company that offers authentic Nicaraguan goods. We work closely to local artisans and the price you see is a reflection of our fair value after partnering with our artists. When you purchase Nicaragua Market products you are helping to ensure that the trade of local Nicaraguan artistry remains a viable small business.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles334 reviews
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Laura M
Calgary, Canada80 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Super disappointed. Visted this market 10 years ago and it was overflowing with vendors, shoppers and a wide variety if items a tourist might want to buy. You could shop around and haggle for the best price if that is your thing. Came this trip to help friends shop. What a let down. There was not nearly the variety of items for sale and it seemed so sterile with booth after both selling almost the same things. Alot if it looked like the kind of junk you get in any tourist area anywhere ... you know... the made in China with whatever your location stamped on it. Give it a miss... there are certainly no bargains & you won't be meeting or supporting any local artisans. Might as well shop at local markets and street vendors wherever you are as you travel through this wonderful country.
Written February 18, 2024
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Coastal306205
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is definitely targeted to tourists, and it's a good place to view local crafts and meet local merchants. You are able to pay in cordobas or dollars. Prices were a bit high, and I was unsuccessful in bargaining with a merchant for an item I'd hoped to buy but found suspiciously overpriced. However, even for browsing, the market is worth the trip. There's an attended public restroom you can use for $1, and it was clean.
Written June 6, 2023
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Nelson G
Ohio11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Possibly not the cheapest place but definitely the best place for the variety. Enjoy a bit of culture in a clean well maintained market. Great place to buy local hand made souvenirs, hammocks and many more useful items and food.
Written March 16, 2023
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Robert Allison
San Isidro del General, Costa Rica1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Quite a bit of variety at the market. There are two markets, the old market and the new one. The old market is huge, but confusing. The new market is well organized, nice, and had better prices. I enjoyed the new market.
Written June 10, 2022
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Tiffany
Managua, Nicaragua71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
This is a breezy open air market in Masaya. This is a great place for gifts and souvenirs for your friends and family. This market is safe, open air, and caters mainly to tourists. There is something for everyone here in this market. The prices are fairly cheap, depending on who you go to. Some of the things you can buy are typical clothing, flags, hammocks, keychains, bracelets, hats, and so forth. We went as a family with a 7-year-old and he had fun picking up little souvenirs and knicknacks here in this market. Highly recommended for those looking for souvenirs and gifts to take home.
Written March 15, 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Arguably one of the best places to shop for souvenirs in the country of Nicaragua. Dozens and dozens of small booths with local vendors. Some stuff just Chinese garbage but all a very good selection of locally made crafts
Written March 10, 2020
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JinAbr
Aberdeen, SD398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
This was the third time I've been to this market. This time we were there at the end of the day and many shops were closing. We were looking for some specific baskets & some vendors said their neighbor bender had them but she had closed. They called her and she returned. Indeed she had what we were looking for. Thanks! At busier times the crowds can make it a bit sketchy.
Written November 6, 2019
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Jossleijn
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
It was a great time at this place. So colorful and so many things so beautifully made! How talented and nice people!
Written June 23, 2019
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Lee
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
In masaya have 2 markets.
I send to the old one that could de mercado de artisaño. You can get there local art, hammocks, shoes, boots, and more in cheepers prices.
Very nice and big market.
Have also cool erea for second hand.
Written April 13, 2019
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Jody G
Toronto, Canada267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I enjoyed meeting Franco, who sold me his organic coffee from his finca Santa Juana. Very pleasant man. I enjoyed going through the market and bought more than I planned, but nobody was pushy.
Written April 5, 2019
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