Why Locals Love the Puerto Morelos Market
This past Saturday, the Puerto Morelos Market held its first market of the 2017-2018 season and for many expats (myself included), it was a wonderful way to do a little Small Business Saturday shopping on a bright, sunshiny Thanksgiving weekend in the Riviera Maya.
With a fantastic location right on the beach at My Paradise Beach Club, the Puerto Morelos Market supports a thriving community of local independent artists and small businesses who make and sell all kinds of homemade and handmade products and health-conscious cuisine. The market features more than 50 local vendors selling crafts, artwork, jewelry, items for the home, and more; making it a great spot for expats to meet like-minded people and discover new local products.
Vendors line the beach at My Paradise Beach Club in Puerto Morelos
Vintage and retro swimwear by You You Bikinis
Handmade wooden string art, gifts and items for the home by Xuperb Designs
Mayan textiles and other authentic Mexican handicrafts by MX Magico
A BuyPlaya favorite, local Playa del Carmen-based gourmet jerky company Ch'arki Jerky
Medicinal oils, handmade soap, and colorful Mexican beach towels by XoHa Design
Vegan treats and almond pesto tostadas with pickled veggies and sprouted lentils, yum!
And it all takes place right out on the sand at My Paradise Beach Club located within easy walking distance of the Puerto Morelos town center in Mexico's Riviera Maya.
In addition to helping support the local economy, the Puerto Morelos Market is also helping raise funds for the mexiCAN Compassion Project, a local nonprofit organization that provides spaying and neutering programs for the community of Puerto Morelos.
The Puerto Morelos Market hosts several events each year during high season. Upcoming markets are scheduled for December 9 & 23, 2017 and January 6 & 20, 2018. So whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else this holiday season, the Puerto Morelos Market is the perfect place to find that uniquely beautiful, one-of-a-kind gift you’ve been searching for.
To stay up-to-date on all the latest news about upcoming markets, learn more about the artists, and find out how you can get involved with the mexiCAN Compassion Project, click here to follow The Puerto Morelos Market on Facebook.
Hope to see you at the next one!
To find out about other upcoming events just like this one, be sure to check out our Riviera Maya Events Calendar. Just click on the individual links to see all of the event details!