Guided Christmas Shopping During Festival of Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta

September 26, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Guided Christmas shopping in Puerto Vallarta has been added to the attractions offered during the annual Festival of Guadalupe Tour sponsored by BelleCora Cultural Tours, December 1-15. A cultural anthropologist connected to the BelleCora Tour, will guide participants to surrounding towns and villages where unique crafts can be purchased as well as to the workshops of local craftsmen and artists in Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding area.

The Guadalupana, one of Mexico’s most colorful annual celebrations, honors the Virgin of Guadalupe the first twelve days of December and is celebrated in many communities across Mexico where a church has been erected in her honor, most notably at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. A beautiful, religious and cultural event in Mexico, the Festival of Guadalupe is also a warm and joyful event featuring music, color, food, bells and fireworks. In Puerto Vallarta, days and nights are filled with unique pilgrimages, from the lavish to the simple and all beautiful, to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, on the central plaza.

The festival it self attracts vendors to the streets and beaches with unique handmade items, related to the Virgin of Guadalupe. In addition, while the central plaza is primarily crowded with food and drink stands for the sustenance of pilgrims to the Church of Guadalupe and observers, there is also an adjacent bizarre of hand made items manned by women of the local parishes.

If last minute shopping, shopping while experiencing another culture and the opportunity for that unique gift appeal to you take a look at the features offered by BelleCora during the Guadalupana on their website at