Lo De Marcos Inaugurates Its First Tianguis Marketplace

  • Starting November 1st through March 28th Lo de Marcos will host an open-air market, or tianguis, selling organic produce and arts and crafts to visitors. Sayulita and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle already have their own markets, held on Fridays and Sundays, respectively.

The Picturesque Villages of the Riviera Nayarit are preparing for high season: Lo de Marcos, for example, is inaugurating its very own tianguis, or marketplace, offering art and fresh organic produce to attract both tourists and locals.

Starting November 1st through March 28th, every Saturday will see the main street turned into a marketplace from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., where people from the different communities around the Riviera Nayarit will be displaying their wares.

The golden rule is that everything must be artisanal, organic, made by hand and prepared using only natural products, seeking to raise the bar on the traditional tianguis. The vendors will be selling food, Huichol art, silver, clothing, accessories, music and much more.

Armando Contreras, one of the organizers, commented on his work together with Claudia Curtis bringing this new project to life. They hope it will be an ongoing event for many years to come.

“We want to attract more people to Lo de Marcos to bring in business and have that income stay in the area,” said Contreras. “People from all over will be here to take part in the marketplace, including Tepic, San Pancho, Sayulita and La Peñita, among others.” For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/LoDeMarcosTianguis.

Sayulita and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle have been holding their own tianguis marketplaces since 2010; they report they’re ready for the high season.

The Mercado del Pueblo at Sayulita is held every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from November through April. It’s located on Mirimar Street on the northern end of town. Click here for the official page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercado-del-Pueblo/108731729164555.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle celebrates its Sunday Market every Sunday starting the first weekend in November; this tianguis is located at the Marina Riviera Nayarit. Click here for the official page: http://www.alllacruz.com/la-cruz-sunday-market.
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