After spending a couple weeks in Puerto, my roommate Rachel and I decided it was finally time to figure out where the market was. After spending about 30 minutes trying to catch a colectivo (basically a taxi but cheaper) we made it. When wandering around the Benito Juarez Mercado we saw anything from varieties of meat and fish, to clothes, to pottery, to freshly squeezed juice, to produce. The meat smelled awful, since it had been out all day in the near 100°F weather. We also noticed that there were about at least 100 flies buzzing around it (gross). Needless to say, when it was time to start purchasing, we skipped out on the meat and stuck to the fruits and vegetables. Peaches, cantaloupe, and mangoes were only few among the many I purchased. Not only are all of the fruits at the market fresh and delicious, but they are also extremely cheap. Here in Mexico, I can buy 2 mangoes for $6 (pesos, of course). That is equivalent to $0.43. I’m going to have a hard time spending over $2 per mango at Whole Foods when I get back to Ann Arbor…
View of the market as we entered.
Vendor I bought most of my produce from.
Where I spent most of my money (note sarcasm).
I love all things handmade and colorful.
The juguería. Tons of freshly-squeezed juices.
Freshly cut fruits.