Before visiting the Archaeological site we have been brought to a souvenir store showcasing the arts and crafts of Teotihuacan.
Everybody dreams to take home some souvenirs to remind a splendid vacation to Mexico.
The store had jewelry and crafts items, pottery, onyx, replicas of Teotihuacan masks.
You will be able to buy the same things at the entrance and inside the Teotihuacan from salespeople. There are always a lot of venders trying to make a sale.
Stalls are lined up along the entrance to the complex. There is no way of bypassing them.
What to buy: Hat is of utmost necessity if you do not have one. The Sun is vicious even during the "winter".
What to pay: 10USD sounds good.
There are many vendors along the Calzada de los Muertos.
Also near the Pyramid of the Sun, there are souvenir shops as well as at the entrance where it's the Museum. Stop by and take a nice gift home!!
What to buy: jewlery and handicraft
I bought a few gifts and souvenirs at the South entrance to the site, but there are plenty of things to buy all over the place. I entered from the Plaza de las Columnas entrance (the one that leads straight to the Pyramid of the Sun) and there were plenty of vendors there too. Also, when you are walking around the site, there will be people hawking all sorts of things right along the Calzada de los Muertos.
What to buy: You can buy all kinds of souvenirs here such as silver jewelry, tee shirts and all kinds of knick knacks.
You will find everything a tourist may buy in Teotihuacán, from dark glasses and t-shirts to small reproductions of the pyramids, necklaces, wristbands and typical musical instruments.
Some articles like the clothes and hats are only sold at the stolls surrounding the archeological zone, others are also sold by people inside the site.
If you are going to buy from the guys walking around the pyramids and if you speak spanish try to bargain and you will get a better price.
And be carefull if you are going to buy silver, it may be fake.
What to pay: The sellers will always give a hightest price to a tourist, but if you bargain it will come down.
What to buy:
...so little room in your carry-on wheelie suitcase. Remember that. Take photos of the items in the shops which most capture your interest and imagination, but unless you want to cart back so much stuff that you have to check a bag, then leave most of it on the shelves here.
What to pay: less than the asking price!
Every tour you go on, in every country, on every continent, makes sure it deposits you at the local crafts shop/diamond factory outlet/weaving mill/whiskey distillery/lace-making shop/etc etc etc. Realize it's just part of the game. Buy a little if you must. But mostly just accept the free sample of cactus juice here and the shot of tequila and move on. If you can resist the lure of the goods inside, that is!!!
What to buy: Maybe the handmade objets d'art, the native figures and cool masks, and some of the woven goods...
What to pay: Prices weren't too ridiculous, but this is the place to put your bargaining skills to work. Or at least watch your friend do so, right?
Your little tour group will be conveniently deposited at this all-inclusive tequila-cactus juice-crafts shop right up front, prior to entering the pyramid complex itself. First things first, of course. They say it's a good idea to reinforce oneself with a shot or two before climbing and hiking. Sure. They want to part you wih your pesos early on as well! But you can enjoy the ethnic kitsch without going overboard. Certainly you may enjoy the complimentary swig of firewater, that's a tasty way to wake up alright.
What to buy: All manner of woven goods and obsidion and clay figures and masks and silver jewelry is on sale here. Be smart like my dear friend here, and don't accept the first prices requested. If you buy several pieces at the same time, the merchants are more likely to give you a lower $$$ amount. Good for you!
The local guide Pancho, explained how to make the local drink Pulke. there for they use these big Algave plants. they make hole in the middle of the plant, and then for several day this plant is producing a kind of juice. and with thsi juice they make this Pulke. Pancho explained that this Pulke was even better than Viagria. I don't know because I have not tried a Viagra yet . . . .
What to buy: Pulke, because it is good for tsjekkie tsjekkie, if we may believe what the mexican guide Pancho told us.
The people who once lived used Obsidian to make tools, Obsidian is volcanic glass. Nowadays they make real pieces of art of this Obsidian, like little statues and masks of the Aztec kings and gods. At the shop near the restaurant you could see how local craft men were making these pieces of art.
What to buy: Obsidian gifts
Near the restaurant there was a local gift shop. A Mexican man, Pancho, give us explanations about certain crafts. Like he explained how to make Pulke, Pulke is a local alcoholic drink.
We also had to taste different drinks, like this Pulke, we tasted Tequila, and also the Coffee liquor Kahlua. Hmmmm, delicious.
What to buy: Clothing, mexican Sombreros, Little statues in Obsidian, Tequila
Well why to buy, a first reason might be the reult of the color demonstration on the envelope, a second reason because there are views on the cards which you can't make yourself, like the birds eye views. But I must admit that these postcards aren't of the best quality, but who minds. . .
What to buy: Postcards
What to pay: 30 Pesos for an envelope of 10 postcards