Whether you are looking for local art and antiques, designer fashions, or a sombrero to prove you actually went to Mexico, you will be able to find it while shopping in Puerto Vallarta. Shoppers are able to find particularly good bargains on silver jewelry, as Mexico is the world’s largest producer of silver.
There are several excellent shopping areas in Puerto Vallarta. Among these are the Marina Vallarta, the municipal market - located just north of the Rio Cuale, and of course the beach. Some of the best Puerto Vallarta shopping takes place along these sandy stretches, where local vendors sell almost everything imaginable to people who can’t be bothered to leave the beach to go shopping.
For art collectors, Puerto Vallarta shopping is second only to Mexico City in terms of the quality and selection of Mexican Art it features. Of particular note is the art of the Huichol Indians, which is widely available in Puerto Vallarta. The Huichol Indians are descendants of the Aztecs and one of the oldest tribes still in existence. Their art is sure to delight and intrigue any collector or art lover. Taking some time to at least look at the Huichol artwork that is on display at various shops and galleries is a must for any visitor planning a Puerto Vallarta shopping trip.
Puerto Vallarta is also home to an excellent selection of contemporary Mexican art. As with most popular travel destinations, tourists will also find plenty of shops and stands selling hats, t-shirts, and other trinkets emblazoned with the Puerto Vallarta name. No matter what you are shopping for, you should be able to find it in Puerto Vallarta.