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Definitely Worth Visiting!

We just attended the weekly Thursday market in La Penita. If you are staying in Rincon de... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2018
Medicine Hat, Canada
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A Great Experience In La Penita

We attended the La Penita Market held on Thursdays. It is located a few blocks from the beach in La... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2017
Esther G
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

We just attended the weekly Thursday market in La Penita. If you are staying in Rincon de Guayabitos, you can take the Collectivo for 10 peso or a cab for 35 pesos. We like to walk which takes approximately 30 minutes from our hotel. This...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

We attended the La Penita Market held on Thursdays. It is located a few blocks from the beach in La Penita and stretches up and down the side streets from the main street. Vendors have tables and sell many varieties of foods, fresh vegetables and...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

La Penita is a Mexican "working town" -- meaning its economy is NOT tourism; and for that reason, it's a great tourist area. Next to it is Guayabitos the Mexican holiday beach with one of the best beaches in Mexico - much nicer than Sayulita,...More

2  Thank Trinidadio
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We were forewarned by an artist in Sayulita to not make the trek as it was primarily household goods. We still did it and this was not with the $600 RT cab. If you need spare parts for your stove, electronics, clothes, DVD’s or shoes,...More

1  Thank Chris A
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

We hit this at the end of the season and few craft vendors remain on the square. But walking the long side streets is worth the heat and adventure. Lots of household staples and people watching.

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Reviewed April 22, 2017

Almost all pueblos and cities around Puerto Vallarta and the Nayarit coast have weekly markets and La Penita is one of the largest and most colorful. This market is held on Thursdays and extends out from the main entry way to town for many blocks....More

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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

It has become our Thursday morning ritual to walk to La Penita for breakfast at El Pollito and then check out the market. There are a lot of venders and a variety of items for sale. It is always fun to haggle over the price...More

2  Thank PMedKing
Reviewed March 20, 2017

It is a kind of mobile market where you can find fresh seafood, fruits, some bread, cakes, tejuino, coco water and all the typical food that eat the popular people. Also, you can find huichol handcrafts and other kinds from Mexico. You can find it...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2017

I was impressed with this market. There were a variety of items for sale, some that I have not seen for sale elsewhere. I did not encounter any high pressure sales. Enjoyed looking & buying at this large market.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed February 21, 2017

I visited the tianguis in La Penita back in December of 2012. Friends took my boyfriend and I around the marketplace and I found several things to my liking, including a tablecloth, woven wall hanging, and blouse. It was fun bartering with the friendly sales...More

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April 16, 2016|
Response from SandralaPenita | Reviewed this property |
YES, this La Penita Tiangui is OPEN 12 months of the year, every |Thursday morning until early afternoon. It may not have as many stalls if the Thursday falls at Christmas, or it may not have as many stalls during Semana... More
July 24, 2015|
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Response from SandralaPenita | Reviewed this property |
HI this market is open 12 months of the year. There is no end of new and used clothing, cook ware, tools, music, film tapes, cakes, fresh bread, croissants, vegetables in season , coconut water, fresh shredded vegetables... More