La Peñita Tianguis Market
For those who really like to shop – and even for those who don’t – the Tianguis is a must. People come from miles around to attend this open-air market held every Thursday in La Peñita.
From local artists displaying silver and handmade jewelry, glassware, Talavera pottery, beautiful Oaxacan wool rugs and the famous Huichol Indian beaded artwork – to vendors with carts of ceviche and jumbo shrimp, homemakers selling fresh pastries and linens, and pickup trucks overflowing with poblano peppers and watermelons – you name it, they’ve got it here. This is one of the largest and most well-known markets in the area.
Other items that can be found at the market:
- Large selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry made with silver, turquoise, pearls, precious stones, feathers, leather and macramé
- Wide assortment of silver jewelry from Taxco
- The famous Oaxacan wool rugs which are woven using natural dyes from flowers, herbs and insects
- Huichol Indian yarn paintings, beaded artwork and jewelry
- Talavera pottery, dishware, serving pieces and sinks
- Variety of table linens in cotton and lace
- Handwoven baskets, placemats and bags
- Masks, bowls and other handicrafts
- Locally-grown coffee beans and honey
- Gourmet nuts, both raw and roasted
- Homemade bread and pastries
- Flowers, plants, trees and herbs
While the Tianguis continues year-round, many of the artists, artisans and vendors do not participate during the summer months.