We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
Description:

Nicaragua Market is a small company that offers authentic Nicaraguan goods....

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$139.00*
and up
Masaya and Apoyo Lagoon Tour from Granada
More Info
US$118.80*
and up
Masaya City and Volcano Tour
More Info
US$84.99*
and up
Masaya Volcano and Handicraft Market Day Trip from Managua

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 231 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Lovely goods

Some really lovely goods here, beautiful wooden bowls and leather stuff. Bargain with the traders it's worth it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2017
Johanna S
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 167: English reviews
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
189 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

In reading about the Masaya Market, I was excited to go and see artisans peddling their wares. I had envisioned small homemade booths, each showcasing the unique talents of the people staffing them. Not exactly. While the products being sold were well-made and locally-sourced (or so it seemed), this was more of a distribution area where it seemed like the... More 

Helpful?
Thank JBATrojan
Level Contributor
199 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Some really lovely goods here, beautiful wooden bowls and leather stuff. Bargain with the traders it's worth it

Helpful?
Thank Johanna S
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Visited here for a few Nicaragua gifts. The markets shops are very similar but prices differ between the stalls quite a bit if you can be bothered shopping around for something that takes your fancy. There is also not a lot of bartering that can be done, prices seem quite fixed. Managed to pick up a few lovely gifts. Good... More 

Helpful?
Thank STG123
Lithopolis, Ohio
Level Contributor
198 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had 30 minutes to shop after lunch during our one day trip to Nicaragau from Costa Rica. That was plenty of time. One shop ran into another with much of the same items. I was disappointed. Around the area are sellers that badger and follow you. This was not a highlight of the trip.

Helpful?
Thank LivingTheDream108
Level Contributor
5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

You can skip the market as far as I am concernced, you only get to see touristic stuff you also find in Granada.

Helpful?
Thank zitrushonig
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

There is repetitive objects in most of the little shops and where I browsed in other areas of Nicaragua. There are a few hidden gems, though, if you have the patience to look more closely and spend time talking to the proprietors. I found a small and lovely piece of craft-art that was easily wrapped in T-shirts for the trip... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank KittyKincaid13
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The building is really amazing, like a castle. The shops are all well-maintained and pretty. Low-stress place, unlike some of the other crafts markets I have visited.

Helpful?
1 Thank Maria L
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Ideas with a tico and a nica so I think I got better prices Menes leather belt $11 Men's leather wallet $11 Women's woven hobo bag $20 We were there on Thursday early afternoon so it wasn't crowded at all.

Helpful?
1 Thank Joanne H
London
Level Contributor
121 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to buy ceramics, go to one of the artisan villages or one of the community artisan places as there you see pots being made & they explain the whole process. You also have a lot more choice in terms of style, size and cost. As for the hammocks, whilst they are very pretty, you can buy them... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cabra
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

this market had a lot of local goods, foods and crafts, and wasnt obnoxious in its sales. Shopkeepers were courteous but didnt follow you around or nag you to buy something.

Helpful?
1 Thank Emily B

Travellers who viewed Masaya Crafts Market also viewed

La Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya
 
Granada, Granada Department
Granada, Granada Department
 

Been to Masaya Crafts Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Masaya Crafts Market and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Baltimore, Maryland

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Masaya Crafts Market staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?