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There are several farmers markets throughout the Riviera Maya that offer a wide variety of produce, homemade baked goods, and a variety of other products. Visiting these markets makes for not only a typical shopping trip, but it is an experience in the local culture and opportunity to meet others including locals and travelers alike.
Weekly Market Schedule
This schedule is subject to change. At the time of writing, the following markets were open on the days indicated. New markets and closures are possible. Please visit the market’s website or Facebook page for more details.
Kava Kasa – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Located on 22nd Street between 5th and 10th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. Vendors offer handmade crafts, vegan and gluten-free products, organic produce, artisans, homemade baked goods, jams and salsas, jewelry, handmade clothing, ornaments and lamps carved in wood and more.
Akumal Farmers Market – 9:00 am to 12:00 noon (also Saturday) – Located just inside the arches when you enter the main pueblo of Akumal, to the left. Offerings center on produce and fruit as there are few grocery stores in town.
Papalote Market – 1 pm to 3 pm – Located in the Papalote school on 30th street and 25th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, it is only open during the school year. There is a selection of produce, home-baked goods, homemade products, and artisans.
Puerto Aventuras Farmers Market – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (also Saturday) – Located just to the left of the post office and hair salon in the “back” of the marina area. The market is well stocked and the produce is fairly priced with some of the best quality produce to be found in the region.
Puerto Morelos Weekly Market – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm – Located to the west of the town square beside the church on Avenida Tulum. The market offers produce, baked goods, homemade meals, and local artisans. The sellers change weekly.
Paamul Farmers Market – 9:00 am to 11:00 am – Located in the little village of Paamul to the south of Playa del Carmen. There are organic produce and fruit, homemade baked goods, artisans and preserves. They also have music.
Coco Beach Eco Market – 9:00 am to 12:00 am – This is one of the first weekly markets founded in the Riviera Maya. There are organic produce, handmade and homemade baked goods and preserves, artisans and other fun things. It is located in Coco Beach just off CTM (46th street) and beach.
El Jardin Breakfast Market – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – Join artisans and bakers for this morning market where you can also enjoy breakfast with friends. This eat and shop concept is new and dates could change over time. Stay posted on their Facebook page.
Akumal Farmers Market – 9:00 am to 12:00 noon (also Wednesday) – Located just inside the arches when you enter the main pueblo of Akumal, to the left. This market is about produce and fruit as there are few grocery stores in this beach town.
El Arbol Market – 10:30 pm to 2:00 pm – Located in Playacar Phase 2, this weekly market is all about family and organics where you can find products from local producers: Kambucha, fresh bread made in a wood oven, French food, clothing, crafts, floral accessories, handmade soaps, vegan tamales, plants, natural cosmetics, handmade dolls, vegetables, fruits and organic eggs.
Puerto Aventuras Farmers Markets – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (also Wednesday) – Located just to the left of the post office and hair salon in the “back” of the marina area. The market is well stocked and the produce is fairly priced with some of the best quality produce to be found in the region.
Puerto Morelos Beach Market – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, end of November through the end of April – Located at My Paradise Beach Club, there are over 40 local vendors to visit. Enjoy your day, shopping, eating and socializing. As an organization, they seek to organically integrate the best works of each artist, as a platform to make them known and encourage the production of art and the local economy.
Jungle Spa Market – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, December through April – Located on Calle 2 North in the Zone Urbana in Puerto Morelos. The Jungle Market offers a fabulous assortment of unique handmade crafts, many made from the area’s natural resources. Eat a delicious Mayan breakfast made by the local women. Enjoy the Pre-Hispanic Mayan dance, “Jarana,” starting at 11:30 AM. Shop the Jungle Market for a unique handmade gift to take home.
Mayakoba Farmers Market – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm – El Pueblito is located within the Mayakoba complex just north of Playa del Carmen and has its own parking lot. The new ‘corazon’ (or heart) of Mayakoba, ‘El Pueblito’ is designed after an authentic Mexican village square. It is infused with an eclectic mix of sidewalk restaurants, boutiques, and an art gallery. The perfect place for a relaxing visit within the Mayakoba community. Exhibitors from the Riviera Maya offer their gastronomic products for sale in addition to being surrounded by a good family atmosphere, live music, and activities for children.
Monthly Markets in the Riviera Maya
Aldea Farmers Market – On the Coba Road in Tulum heading towards the beach the first Sunday of each month. The market relies on local and natural trade of Tulum and the surrounding area, showing the best range of natural products, natural way of living, eating better, to live a much healthier and balanced lifestyle. There are all kinds of products, from vegetables, fruits, to handicrafts, traditional Mayan medicine, and food. It relies heavily showing that local businesses have to offer each of them, to make life more natural and in touch with nature.
Parque La Ceiba – Third Saturday of each month in Playa del Carmen
Puerto Morelos Craft Market – Held quarterly, this market is in Casa Caribe Hotel and has over 40 artisans in attendance. Enjoy a day, shopping, eating and socializing at the Puerto Morelos Market where they seek to organically integrate the best works of each artist, as a platform to make them known and encourage the production of art and the local economy.