The biggest local market is the Monday tianguis, which spreads along the Pochutla main street, Highway 175, about seven miles from Puerto Ángel, one mile inland from the Highway 200 junction. It’s mostly a place for looking rather than buying, as throngs of vendors from the hills line the sidewalks, even crowding into the streets, to sell their piles of onions, mangoes, forest herbs, carrots, cilantro, and jícama.
On other days, vendors confine their displays to the permanent Mercado 5 de Octubre, east side of the main street, between Calles 1 and 2 Sur.
In Puerto Ángel, fruit and vegetables are available (the earlier the better) at the small Puerto Ángel market, near the corner of main beachfront street Bulevar Uribe and the west-side bridge.
© Bruce Whipperman from Moon Oaxaca, 5th edition