Acapulco Shopping

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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Arte Para Siempre

  • Crafts

This shop in the Acapulco Cultural Center sparkles with handicrafts from the seven regions of Guerrero. Look for hand-loomed shawls,...


  • Crafts

Owned by Elsa Ruíz de Figueroa, This shop carries a selection of native-inspired clothing for women and a well-chosen selection of crafts.

El Mercado de Artesanías El Parazal

  • Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

It's a 15-minute walk from Sanborns downtown to this market. Look for fake ceremonial masks, the ever-present onyx chessboards, $20 hand-embroidered...

Emilia Castillo

  • Jewelry/Accessories

One of Taxco's most exciting silver shops is renowned for innovative designs and for combining silver with porcelain. ...

Galería de Arte en Plata Andrés

  • Jewelry/Accessories

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...


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