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Available everywhere, your best deals can be made on the beach in the late afternoon, at the local flea market, or in Pitillal. The closer to the malecon, the more you can expect the prices to rise.  Also, if you're interested in negotiating, the typical custom is to request a lower price for each individual item and then request a lower price for the purchase of multiple items. puerto vallarta souvenirs



Art galleries are plentiful throughout Puerto Vallarta.  Wednesday night ArtWalk offer tourists the perfect opportunity to meet gallery owners and occasionally artists who frequently offer discounts on artwork these nights as well as arrange international shipping.  puerto vallarta art



Puerto Vallarta's fashion district are the few streets back from the Malecon.  Clothing stores line these streets with prices ranging from inexpensive to high.  Consider visiting the fashion district in Pitillal, where the locals shop.  Extreme bargains for trendy nightclub clothes are easy to find here.  If you're lucky, you may even arrive during a street fashion show where a catwalk is constructed for a display of local designer fashions. puerto vallarta clothing



While there are a number of upscale jewelry stores along the malecon, most tourists enjoy purchasing at least a few pieces of jewelry while visiting.  The best bargains can be found on the beach in the late evening before merchants are planning to head home for the evening... Shopping for jewelry in Puerto Vallarta puerto vallarta jewelry



Puerto Vallarta offers select few fine furniture stores, however Guadalajara is only a few hours away and offers all the options of a stylish, major city. Many Puerto Vallarta merchants offer hand carved  furniture for a bargain, however you may need to inquire from the locals where to find these. puerto vallarta furniture

Food Shopping

Grocery stores are plenty in Puerto Vallarta with Mega, Gigante in the hotel zone, Walmart and Mega near Marina Vallarta, and Rizzo's in Old Town Vallarta.

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Health Products and Pharmacies

Pharmacies are located on every corner, however as a rule, they become less expensive the farther inland you go. Very few pharmacies will request a prescription, for example Pharmacia Guadalajara. 

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Where the locals shop

Pitillal, farmers markets where you won't find a tourist, and other shopping secrets known only to the locals.

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Electronics are much more expensive than in the states.  Expect to pay up to 3 times as much for the same item in the US. 

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Pet Supplies

Pet supply stores are located in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, inland, and as a part of larger grocery and supply stores including Walmart, Mega, 

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