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.
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. .