Guayabitos Monday Market – Tianguis

After the renovation of the Guayabitos plaza vendors who used to sell their wares there on Mondays during the high tourist season were not allowed to return. Apparently the hotel association did not want the ware and tear and mess left behind by the market. Vendors are unhappy about that and also the people who attend seem unanimously in support of a return to the old location. Local politicians I spoke with made it pretty clear that it is unlikely to ever return.

Guayabitos Monday Market Tianguis Guayabitos Monday Market Tianguis

The new location is behind the Oxxo in central Guayabitos.

Map of Guayabitos markets

The new location is not as lovely as the plaza by a long shot. Much of the area used is not paved. When I visited it last week there were a lot of vendors. They actually outnumbered the shoppers.

Guayabitos Monday Market Tianguis Guayabitos Monday Market Tianguis Guayabitos Monday Market Tianguis

Teriyaki Time Restaurant is probably one of the businesses to gain the most from the new arrangement.

Guayabitos Monday Market Tianguis

The new plaza is lovely but also very empty on this particular Monday.

Guayabitos Plaza pavilion Guayabitos Plaza

On a brighter note the vendors in La Penita’s Thursday market will be returning to the plaza as soon as the renovations are signed off by the municipality.

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