Nearby Puerto Vallarta offers a variety of good shopping and places to buy authentic Mexican goods. In Puerto Vallarta there are some of the larger, big-name shops, however, the smaller “plaza” style shopping is where you can find traditional and unique arts and crafts. You can also find local traders along the beaches and streets of Punta Mita, selling a variety of goods including silver. Punta Mita and the surrounding areas are also known for selling yarn paintings and beaded pieces by the local Huichol Indians.

Viva Jewelry (Joyeria), Basilio Badillo 274, Puerto Vallarta 48310 Mexico, +5232224078, Open Hours: 10a-10pThis stylish shop features a vast selection of jewelry designed and made by craftspersons working around the world. Many of the items are made in Mexico, but you'll find imports here, as well. In addition to the extensive jewelry collection, the boutique section offers sandals, dramatic hats, and dozens of other items perfect for topping off an outfit. Men, women, children, and even babies, are all provided with well-designed, well-made items from this shop.
Plaza Marina, Carretera Aeropuerto Km 8, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, +523222210880, Open Hours: 9a-11p M-SuMany people who come to stay at the Marina, pass by the Plaza beforehand to buy food for the apartments they are to stay at. With a well stocked and priced, Comercial Mexicana supermarket within, the convenience of its location makes it a success. Many visit for the Mcdonald's, while others visit the bookstore or buy wine and spirits. If you are staying in the Marina, you will most likely find yourself visiting this shopping center at some point.
Mercado de Isla Cuale, Isla Cuale, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico, Open Hours: 9a-9p M-SuThe market on Cuale Island sells a variety of different products including food, clothing, gifts and souvenirs. The atmosphere of the place adds to the charm, you find yourself surrounded by old trees and the serene drifting of the water through the river. Bargaining is a must, always offer half of prices quoted by the merchants and work it from there. Some stands do accept credit cards but may charge a commission for the convenience, so be sure to ask.
Mundo de Cristal, Insurgentes 333 Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico, +52 322 241 57, Open Hours: 9:30am-7pm M-F; 9:30am-2pm Sa; Closed SuMore than just a place to buy glass, this active workshop usually has glassblowers on duty. Visitors can watch as the amazing transformation of glass from solid to liquid and into a beautiful objets d'art takes place before their eyes. The artisans create everything from unique fine art glass pieces to familiar Mexican blue-on-white table pieces. The workshop offers wholesale prices to the public, and the staff is adept at wrapping the frail treasures to survive international shipping.
Plaza Caracol, Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio Km 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 48310 Mexico, Open Hours: 9a-10p M-SuPlaza Caracol has maintained a tradition of quality service for many years, it is located in the northern part of town, in the Hotel Zone, and it features, a Gigante supermarket, a Deportes Marti store, where you can find almost all accesories for sports, a LANS Tienda Departamental, a very exclusive department store. You can find a variety of services, from banks to bakeries within the plaza.
Mundo de Azulejos, Venustiano Carranza 374, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico, +52 322 2 2675, Open Hours: 9a-7p M-F, 9a-2p SaTalavera tiles come from a tradition started in Puebla, Mexico that was, in turn, originally inherited from Spanish artisans. Mundo de Azulejos has the secret recipe and is the only Talavera tile producing factory in Puerto Vallarta. You can visit the factory and learn of the processes that are necessary to create all sorts of artistic tiles for your kitchen, bathroom or terrace. The factory also produces quality handcrafted pottery. The store has worldwide delivery service available.
Los Chatos Bakery, Central North Ave Francisco Villa 359, Puerto Vallarta 48330 Mexico, +52 322 3 0485, Open Hours: 6a-4p M-SaRenowned for its fantastic cakes, this long-established bakery is a favorite of Puerto Vallarta locals. The custom-designed, made-to-order cakes for every imaginable occasion come from old family recipes with carefully selected ingredients and hand-applied decorations. The painstaking care that goes into each cake is extraordinary. The bakery also produces chocolate flavored treats and mixes oatmeal and amaranth (a native grain with a nutty flavor) for a popular local cookie. Bring your sweet tooth here for a treat.
Panaderia Munguia, Avenue Juarez 467, Puerto Vallarta 48380 Mexico, +52 322 2 2090, Open Hours: 6a-3p M-SaEstablished in 1880, this family-run bakery has persisted through all the changes affecting Puerto Vallarta. At present, they still make delicious cakes, Danish-style pastries, cookies, and breads and provide many local restaurants with fresh baked goods. Owners Nathalia Margarita Munguia, granddaughter of the original founder, and her husband, Rodolfo, now carry on the tradition into the 21st century. Four locations across the city provide for the sweet needs of local and tourist alike.
Abito, Calle Mina 195, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico, Open Hours: 10a-10p M-SuLife by the beach requires comfort, and Abito offers one of the most elegant materials to do the job, linen. Besides its fashionable appearance, this material keeps you cool and fresh. The store features collections for both men and women, and all materials are 100% pure linen. The store offers three different varieties of the product, Lebanese, Japanese and top of the line Italian linen. There is a second store located within Paradise Plaza Shopping Center in Nuevo Vallarta.
LANS Tienda Departamental, Av. Juearez 867, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico, Open Hours: 10a-9p M-Sa, 11a-7p SuLANS is a very complete department store, with a well stocked supply of quality men's and women's wear, children's clothing, household and kitchen appliances, and electronic goods. The store is reminiscent of a small American deparment store, well lighted, air conditioned and with a courteous staff on hand to provide assistance. Home delivery is available within the Bahia de Banderas area.