One of the best parts of the high season in Puerto Vallarta is the return of the annual farmers markets. Typically held during the cooler months from November through late April, there are several farmers markets that should be on the must-visit list for vacationers. The best markets to visit are the PV Old Town Farmers market, the Marina market, and the La Cruz de Huanacaxtle market. If you want to plan a last-minute vacation to Puerto Vallarta, call Today Getaway at 1-866-435-8007 or 619-558-0432. They are a reputable online travel agency that works with the area’s top resorts including the Villa Group luxury properties. Right now, low-cost all-inclusive travel packages are available that you can’t find anywhere else. Call Today Getaway at 1-866-435-8007 or 619-558-0432 to learn more. IN the meantime, read more below about this year’s farmers market season in PV.

Visit Old Town Puerto Vallarta

For starters, the Old Town PV farmers market is the most popular market in Banderas Bay. During high season, the lovely Lazzaro Cardenas park near the Malecon boardwalk in the Zona Romantica comes alive as tons of great vendors set up shop to sell their fares. In fact, each year more than 100,000 visitors pass through the market enjoying the locally made products for sale in 80 vendor booths. Only vendors that live within 75 kilometers of Puerto Vallarta are allowed to participate. Vendors sell delicious food, jewelry, clothes, and more. Popular food items include organic coffee, fresh pasta, farm-to-table produce, herbs, flowers, baked goods, salsa’s and dips, chocolate, locally made cheeses, Greek yogurt, and more. You can even get a reasonably priced adjustment by a board-certified chiropractor or pamper yourself with a professional massage, too.

Stroll Through the PV Marina

Secondly, the Puerto Vallarta marina market is another must-visit attraction during PV’s high season from November through May. Every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, visitors will be able to stroll through the marina and check out tons of goods from local vendors, merchants, artists, and artisans. They offer an amazing selection of delicious foods and drinks to try so come hungry. If you aren’t sure where to start, some of the most popular foods are traditional Mexican tacos, tamales, burritos, empanadas, Thai entrees, Indian cuisine, homemade pastries, and baked goods, Italian Limoncello, raspados, aguas frescas, and chocolate-dipped bananas.

Head North to La Cruz in Nayarit

In the neighboring states of Riviera Nayarit is another great market that’s on our must-visit list. The La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Market first opened back in November 2010 as a place to promote local artisan works without intermediaries. Recently, they moved locations and are now found in the Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz. The La Cruz Market features some of the area’s best artisan products and goods in Banderas Bay. Open every Sunday morning from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the market starts in November and ends in late April. Visitors love the La Cruz market because it has stunning marina and ocean views, too. Insider tip: Go early to avoid the biggest crowds that occur at mid-day.