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Guerrero State is known for hand-painted ceramics, objects made from palo de rosa wood, bark paintings depicting scenes of village life and local flora and fauna, and embroidered textiles. Although many of Acapulco's stores carry jewelry and other articles made of silver, aficionados tend to make the three-hour drive to the colonial town of Taxco—one of the world's silver capitals. Stands

in downtown's sprawling municipal market are piled high with handicrafts, as well as fruit, flowers, spices, herbs, cheeses, seafood, poultry, and other meats. Practice your bargaining skills here or at one of the street-side handicrafts sellers, as prices are usually flexible.

Most shops are open Monday–Saturday 10–7. The main strip is along Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán from the Costa Club to El Presidente Hotel. Here you can find Guess, Peer, Aca Joe, Amarras, Polo Ralph Lauren, and other sportswear shops, as well as emporiums like Aurrerá, Gigante, Price Club, Sam's, Wal-Mart, Comercial Mexicana, and the upscale Liverpool department store, Fabricas de Francia. Old Acapulco has inexpensive tailors and lots of souvenir shops.

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Galería de Arte en Plata Andrés

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The stunning pieces sold here are created by the talented Andrés Mejía. He showcases his own designs and those of such promising young...

La Diana Mercado de Artesanías

  • Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

One large flea market with a convenient location is a block from the Emporio hotel, close to the Diana monument in Costera. ...

La Tienda del Taller

  • Crafts

You'll find a creativity running through the designs and unique pieces at this little shop. Necklaces and bracelets incorporate pieces...

Maria Bonita

  • Jewelry/Accessories

This shop has exquisite flatware, jewelry, and objets d'art. ...

Mercado Municipal

  • Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

Don't miss the market where restaurateurs load up on produce early in the morning, and later in the day locals shop for piñatas, serapes,...


  • Jewelry/Accessories

Diamond jewelry of impeccable design by Charles Garnier and Nouvelle Bague is sold at Minette. There's also jewelry set with Caledonia...

Pal Kepenyes

  • Art Galleries

The Hungarian artist Pal Kepenyes, who lives in Mexico, gets good press for his jewelry and sculpture (much of it racy and provocative),...


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A countrywide institution, Sanborns is a good place to find English-language newspapers, magazines, and books; basic cosmetics and toiletries...

Spratling Ranch

  • Jewelry/Accessories

This is where the heirs of William Spratling turn out designs using his original molds. You can shop only by appointment. ...

Talleres de los Ballesteros

  • Jewelry/Accessories

Expect a large collection of well-crafted silver jewelry and serving pieces. ...