This is a shopping district, several blocks along a street of vendors. The gringos ironically dubbed it "Rodeo Drive." The street is now paved and has lost much of its character and local color. The last few times I've been in the vicinity it seemed pretty dead. People used to walk up and down its length, bargaining over little items that had caught their fancy, maybe walking away if no agreement could be reached, perhaps returning later if a better bargain could not be struck if they were really set on it.
What to buy: Take your time. Stroll around, marking items of interest in your mind. Look around before you start bargaining in case there's something you desire even more. This also gives you time to exert a little self-control and decide if you REALLY want that sombrero or set of margarita glasses. You can also see who has similar items so you can do some comparative shopping and competitive bargaining.
What to pay: However much you can afford (and sometimes even MORE!!) But you can make some pretty good deals. Haggling is expected and good-natured. I only had one shop owner get irate and get rude with me. I simply left his store and went to others. Do not offer an insulting price though. Decide what you think an item's worth and stay in that ballpark, mas o menos.
Eclectic mix of fun and pretty items.
What to buy: There is such a variety of bright and inviting items to fire the imagination. ***Here is my distilled pearl of advice for you: Shop, browse, bargain, price, but DO NOT BUY until you have walked up one side and down the other, making mental notes of choice items you wish to revisit. This can benefit you in many ways. You can comparatively price items of particular interest and make the very best bargain. You can also gain time to consider what are truly the desires of your heart. This is my best advice to you. But if you don't heed it join the club! No matter; it's all good!
Casa Antigua is the heart and soul of Mejico. Very eclectic selection of beautiful accents. Diverse range of wonderful treasures you MUST have for your home! So many things you just CAN'T live without. All they have in common is that they are each the heart of the universe to you. And each is the most beautiful thing in the world.
What to buy: So much beauty, so little time, so little dinero!
This is a whole warren of shops just across the street from The Point's boardwalk. Go down the walkway to the left of the ice cream shop, and you'll find a maze of shops, interesting, varied, from very economical to "Wow! Wish I could afford THAT!" You can spend a very enjoyable afternoon browsing there.
What to buy: Look around. You'll probably find more to buy than you ever thought you would. We always do but never regret it too much!
What to pay: As much or as little as you like.
More photos from Rodeo Drive before its paving.
What to buy: Whatever you want. There is everything from seashells to junk to the work of fine artisans.
What to pay: Whatever you think it's worth if you can bargain.