Tulum Photo of the Day – Local grocery stores

Posted January 6, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Services,Sustainable Tourism

local grocery in tulum, mexico

Tulum has several open air mercados along the main highway that runs through the pueblo. Fruit, vegetables, canned goods, dry goods, household products are all available in these small, family owned and operated grocery stores. Not too long ago, before modern super stores like WalMart came to the Riviera Maya, little places like this is where everyone did their grocery shopping. Help keep places like this, that make Tulum so unique, alive. Shopping here supports a local business owner and is sustainable tourism.

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  1. Giovanna, January 6, 2014:

    Great photo… where is this specific market located and what are the times?

  2. Loco Gringo, January 7, 2014:

    Thanks Giovanna! It’s on the corner of Hwy 307 and Calle Alfa Sur just south of the Municipal Plaza. We don’t know their regular hours, but most mercados are open from about 9AM to 6PM and closed on Sundays. You can post these coordinates 20.210669,-87.463851 in Google Maps and zoom right in and mark it. Then you can do street view and actually see all the fruit!

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