- Every Tuesday there’s one at the Plaza del Sol in San Pancho, another in its second year at the Mercado del Sol and now the Riviera Farmer’s Market, new this year at the Centro Empresarial in Nuevo Vallarta.
The high season is here and there’s more commercial and touristic bustle in the Riviera Nayarit’s Picturesque Villages in order to offer the visitor a more ample variety of products.
San Pancho and Nuevo Vallarta have kicked off the new winter season with their respective marketplaces, announced in Sayulita, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Lo de Marcos, with another soon to be opened in Bucerías.
The markets open every Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to a little after noon from November through May. You’ll find organic and handmade products, traditional Mexican cooking, live music, art, accessories, fresh local fruit and vegetables and more.
The Mercado del Sol opened on November 18th at the Plaza del Sol in San Pancho. It’s now in its second year and is getting larger; according to one of the organizers, Carlos Ontiveros, this year they’re expecting an average of 70 booths.
“It was great last year. This year we’ll have more control over every aspect, beginning with the permits, making it a more committed and significant event. This will enhance the market because there will be more sellers,” said Ontiveros.
Nuevo Vallarta debuted the Riviera Farmer’s Market in this well-developed hotel zone. Located in the Centro Empresarial Nuevo Vallarta, it’s been offering its own version of culture and art since November 11th.
Undoubtedly, these markets will allow income obtained from the season’s tourism influx to directly benefit local producers.