Stores, Malls or Markets in Guatemala

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    Some of the items we bought...: Chichicastenango prices!

    by bloorange Written Dec 4, 2003

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    Chichicastenango is a very well known market in Guatemala... The only thing it is a litlle bit touristic as well... So prices will depend on the way you look, you capacity of negociation and your spanish...

    What to buy: Local craft...

    What to pay: Here are some prices for some items we bought:

    The nice red cover in the picture was bought for 150 quetzales... 7 holes woody candle basis for 30 quetzales... And the big pillows cases for 25 quetzales each...

    We probably could have gotten them a little bit cheaper... but it would have been a little bit too much... Some need more the money than we do...

    Just one advice, don't listen to the first price, and cut it by 50% right away to have a good basis for negociation...

    Bargain time!
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    At the Market Negotiate the Best Price

    by Ken_Weaver Written Mar 2, 2003

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    Everything is the market has a negotiable price. Ask the vendor how much something costs-" ¿Cuanto cuesta? Whatever that price is start about about one fourth that number and give and take. Do not pick something up unless you are truly interested in it. Also, don't negotiate on anything you don't intend on buying.

    What to buy: Guatemala is noted for its colorful textiles and for its jade jewelry.

    What to pay: Most items negotiated in a market can be purchased for less than a quarter of what they would cost in a modern department store in the US or Europe.

    My friends want a table cloth!

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    Panajachel, Chichi or other local markets: Guatemalan markets

    by K1W1 Written Aug 30, 2002

    The Guatemalan markets are special in that they are always colourful spectacles. The locals dress in traditional dress and the clothing and goods on offer are also colourful.

    What to buy: Clothing, hammocks, carpets, duvets, pillow covers, handcrafts...

    What to pay: The goods here are very good value, no matter what you buy.

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    at lake atitlan: buy guatemaltean handicrafts

    by hanspeter_W. Written Aug 29, 2009

    a place for shopping guatemaltecan can find anywhere but at lake atitlan you find them for most economical prices

    shopping at village at lake atitlan shopping in market at panajachel

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    Markets in Panajachel: Cheapest & Best Market in Guatemala

    by Albernfrau Written Jan 15, 2006

    Market stalls lining the streets of Pana. Lots of selection compared to other markets and CHEAP as long as you bargain.

    What to buy: Clothes, textiles, jewellry, silver, etc.

    What to pay: Depends on your bargaining skills.

    Market Stall in Panajachel
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    mercado de artesania, handicraft market: shopping in antigua

    by quime Updated Aug 10, 2004

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    local craft at the best, you can see and touch the handicraft.
    open from 9am to 6pm

    What to buy: souvenirs, craft

    What to pay: ask for a discount always, maybe 25 % at least

    craft market
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    Antigua market: Go to a market

    by bkathryn Updated Jun 1, 2003

    It was the one in Antigua we got to go to.

    What to buy: I bought a scarf (lovely weaving) and coffee (lovely coffee).

    Antigua market
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