Mexico is famous for cleverness both with talking and creating things. Perhaps, when they think of Mexico, many will think of wrestlers with cowboy hats or of pyramids. But the Mexican culture is so vast that it can surprise any visitor, even those who are from Mexico. This store is in Puebla. Truthfully, I hadn't heard of it and I was surprised to see how each item had that much MEXICAN mischief without falling into the vulgar, while using risque words and will make whoever appreciates them as a souvenir smile. I think this is excellent, so I do not hesitate for a second to show you some pictures, if you enter the page you'll see where they're from. I only took a few pictures but they show some of the items .. By the way I loved the little pig decorated like Frida Kahlo. It is very cute haha.
Hundres of stores can be found in the tourist zone called Playa del Carmen, but the one I most recommend is called "Plaza La Fiesta". Actually, every time I go there, I buy something. This store has just about everything from cold drinks, sweets, typical Mexican ie tequilas, Mezcal or spicy, to various souvenirs or handicrafts made of wood, silver or crystal. In each store, the 6 friends that came would leave with 6 new friends that we had just made. The prices in Plaza La Fiesta are fantastic. Eg I bought Jose Cuervo Tequila, Mezcal and then varied Mexican souvenirs such as hats or magnets, crafts not recommend buying Playa del Carmen if you plan to go to the area of Chitchen Itza, and that's where you'll find the best craftsmanship. This shop has several branches in Playa del Carmen or Cancun, but all stores always open 08.00 hours to 23.00 hours continuously.
House Craft Shop Rivero is in the heart of Valladolid in the Yucatan. Specifically it's located at Calle 42, with the best views of the famous Parque Francisco Canton Rosado. This store has good business as it has more or less assured clientele, since 90% of coaches that go on organized tours of Chichen Itza always stop at Plaza Francisco Canton and the only 2 shops in the square are Handicrafts House Rivero and another much smaller. In this store you can find all kinds of souvenirs like a new figurine for Christmas Crib as was rare in September that had already full stuff for Nativity. Also had tapestries, carpets, shirts of the best Mexican soccer teams, lamps, ceramic figurines and much more.
Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico revolve around sugar skulls with your name, other decorated skulls, chopped Chinese paper flowers, and the country's most famous calavera "La Catrina," among other things. This is my recommendation: a store in the city of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas where you can find a variety of Catrinas Calaveritas and other finely made crafts worthy of purchase. I personally became fascinated with skulls and mariachis dressed in recycled bags. Go to this store to discover the characters that have become icons of our country and are even known and identified as Mexican in other countries. For example: Cantinflas, El Santo and El Chavo 8. Costs are pretty cheap, some parts are from recycled materials, and all are made by hand. Mexican artisans from different parts of the country work independently and set up tents to display their works, what I saw was the work of the director of the Catrinas on display. The person was very friendly and explained every piece, especially if you are a foreigner and didn't know some of the characters, although I would have thought they would know Frida Kahlo. The works are worthy of being shown, and the girl who sent some parts by parcel gave me the email of the artist: Yamel72@hotmail.Com. So, if something is particularly interesting, you can contact the artist. The pictures speak for themselves, so enjoy them! Greetings!
Like on all tours organised by a tour operator as well as visiting the monument in question (in this case the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza), they usually bring you to some of the stores where they get commission , and of course they get one or two coaches to stop here because "supposedly" it has very clean bathrooms or toilets. The itza craft shop is "another shop", which works like the rest of the stores in the Riviera Maya, through bargaining. First you choose the item you want to buy, the seller tells you the price and the customer barters to get the price wanted. This time the store Itza was ran by a family and had everything very well placed and exposed to the public, selling almost anything: Hacamas, silver objects, ceramic dishes, statues of wood, bone, stone and various materials, t-shirts, etc ... They also had two stalls selling trinkets and cool drinks which were typically Mexican, but beware! From one to another stall they can cheat every customer as they say a price lol ... In our case some of us bought water bottles for 10 pesos and others for 20 pesos others, despite being exactly the same bottle. .
The Playa Mart store is like a franchise, and I could see at least 2 or 3 shops throughout Playa del Carmen. The one where I was shopping was on 10th Avenue next to the Paseo Mall del Carmen, at number 22. Among all the shops where I shopped, perhaps the one I liked least of all was the Playa Mart store because it was disorganised and everything was pretty dirty, I don't know if it was a one off on the day we were there, but with the amount stores that there were I think it's something that they should take more care with. As I had bought enough stuff in other stores, here I found somethingI couldn't find in the other stores- habanero chile, and it is clear that with the amount of friends I have who love spice, I bought 2 lots of 4 bottles of different kinds of habanero chile. Otherwise, everything was the same as in other shops: bottles of tequila, spirits, crafts, cold drinks, snacks, t-shirts, etc. So having already bought everything I didn't pay much attention to this store.
As a continuation of the little places I like to go in Playa del Carmen, this time I have to tell you about the store "The Best," which is located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, on the famous Fifth Avenue (Quinta Avenida) [poi = 396891] [/ poi ]. Although it's advertised as having the best prices, I thought they were pretty similar to other stores in Playa del Carmen, and that it seemed like they were all made by the same pattern as they had almost all the same things. In my case I was buying some things and I either didn't see or couldn't find them in other stores, like some small bottles filled with sand from Playa del Carmen, a few small Mexican sombreros and some bracelets. But they were all typical drinks like tequila or mezcal, slippers, bags, hats, caps, visors, ponchos, sunscreen, cold drinks and all kinds of good souvenirs.
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The program runs from: Saturday the 18th at 11:00 a.m.: Yoga Vinyasa Flow with Sergio Arana
12:00 am: Meditation and Mantras With Isaac Fernández
5:00 p.m.: Performance Adho Moksha Yoga On Sunday 19th
11:00 a.m.: Sun Salutation with Yoga Hatha Yoga with Sandrine Letard
12:00 am: Meditation for Compassion With Isaac Fernández
12:30 Yoga for children with Gabriela Zavala
13:30 Dharma for children with Tania
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