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Masaya Crafts Market

Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The moment we arrived off our big tour bus, we were followed by people trying to get us to shop in particular shops. They would ask what we wanted to buy, and take us past the shops that actually had the goods we wanted, and...More

Thank Phoenix2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

The market had a lot of different little stalls with inexpensive treasures. It was hard to enjoy because I had an annoying escort would not leave my side. He drove me nuts and I am pretty sure he was getting a kick-back of some kind...More

Thank LadyOCH
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up here as part of a day tour arranged by our lodge. What a waste of time. After 10 minutes we realized that every vendor sold almost exactly the same junk. With the exception of a few wooden pieces that I recognized from...More

Thank Celia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking is available on the street however someone is going to charge you about a buck or two to watch your car. This market is about 30 to 50 percent more than the local peoples market which is next to the central bus "station". Some...More

Thank pictakertsm
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

You can find anything the Nicarguan crafts people make. Very nice! You have to bargain!!! Cheaper than buying on more touristy places.

Thank vaniaflores
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The market in Masaya does not sell any local produce. They sell generic junk all made in China. You can buy the same things in markets like this all over the world. The vendors do not have a clue about what they are selling, for...More

1  Thank GabrielOmar
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This place is extremely overrated. It might have been good once, but if it were, it is now totally ruined by the bus tours from Granada. As a rule the vendors closest to where the tourist buses stop have the least interesting things and the...More

Thank Himself69
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for cheap well made hammocks of all varieties this is your market. Lots of cute handicrafts and not much hassle from the vendors. Good trip to combine with a tour to Masaya volcano.

Thank cazandreef
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Seriously, don't bother! We were very disappointed. Just cheap touristy junk. With the possible exception of locally made hammocks, there was not a single thing there I'd want to buy. Masaya is a grubby place and not worth the detour.

Thank AndreaAustralia
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This place had all kinds of souvenirs for the kids to browse and purchase. They have beautiful local handmade crafts and the place is huge!

Thank Zoe K
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8 January 2017|
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Response from ClaudiaCS09 | Reviewed this property |
Its in Masaya. We took a little detour to visit it, on our way to Granada.