El Tianguis Lo de Marcos is set to be a courtyard-style shopping center with many unique vendors commencing in November 2014. Imagine being able to buy such items as homemade cookies, custom-made piñatas, hand blown glass, garden fresh produce and more, all in Lo de Marcos, Riviera Nayarit.
The tradition of buying and selling in temporary markets, set up either on a regular basis (weekly, monthly, etc.), is a strong feature in much of Mexican culture and has a history that extends far back into the pre-hispanic period. It was the most important form of commerce in the pre-hispanic era, and after the Spanish conquest, the Europeans mostly kept this tradition intact. Read more about the Tianguis history here.
“Lo de Marcos is a lovely small coastal town that has a need for a Tianguis,” stated Claudia Curtis, the market’s coordinator.
The Tianguis is the brainchild of Armando Contreras of Galvan Real Estate and Services. “I live in Lo de Marcos and can attest firsthand to our community’s need to support our residents, farmers and craftspeople thru this venue while at the same time bringing in those items that are not readily available within the community.”
Held each Saturday from 9:30am until 2:30pm, this weekly event expects to draw visitors from around the Banderas Bay.
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014-2015 Tianguis season in Lo de Marcos, and if you would like to be considered as a vendor or in an advisory role please email GalvanRealEstate4@gmail.com or call Armando Contreras at (322) 120-0655. You can also follow Tianguis Lo de Marcos on Facebook.
by Claudia Curtis, Tianguis Lo de Marcos Coordinator