TRANQUIL ORGANIC SUNDAY MARKET AT ALDEA ZAMA IN TULUM
Come and explore the organic market in the park with friends or family!
On a breezy sunday morning in Tulum, a small, intimate street of little stalls and exhibitions of natural and organic products, local handcraft and accessories awaits you within the urban area of Aldea Zamá. An easy 10 minute bike ride from town takes you to an exciting, new initiative definitely worth the visit: the Sunday Organic and Natural Tianguis at the premises of Aldea Zamá in Tulum. Open between 10.00 and 15.00.
Think of the organic market as a relaxed place to stroll away the sunday morning or afternoon. It is a great spot to go to with children as well. Park your bike or car right at the entrance of the market and take your time to explore the 30 or so market stalls. Local merchants and producers, offer a wide variety of natural and organic products like bread, honey, fresh organic fruit and vegetables, beautiful handcrafted gifts like precious stones in bracelets, woodwork and painted art.
At the organic market next Sunday December 28th, 2014, you’ll find a growing number of local producers and companies who sell products with health improving properties as well as organic produce here at the market. Increased awareness about living in balance with the eco-system that surrounds us ánd choosing food that helps us live healthier lives, is what you’ll definitely find here.
The pavilion at the organic market showcases a variety of artwork from local artists, a cooking demonstration and a market stall by Amway who offer an extensive range of organic nutritional products organic vitamins, anti-oxidants, nutrients for a variety of health situations as well as biodegradable household detergents, products to use in the household that don’t pollute and let you live in an ecological balance with nature.
“Did you know that one single beehive colony consists of more than 50.000 bees?”, Raul Chan Noh asks me when I pass his stall with honey and hammocks. “The honey you see here is produced at my own property, at Km 32 on the road from Tulum to Coba. It is here where I care for 23 colonies of honeybees.“ Visit him when you are at the Tianguis and enjoy his rich organic honey. He knows a lot about beekeeping, just ask him!
Opposite of the market stall of Raul Chan Noh, we find the the shop of Sarah-Tun who offers handmade gifts, bracelets, rings, earring and original Maya artwork. She loves to time explaining the details of her work and Maya heritage.
Wandering further down the market we come across a small market stall that offers a fine selection of handmade organic bread including multigrain, whole wheat, ciabatta, and freshly baked almond cake. This market stall also offers a wide selection of cookies, sweets and edible gifts. Right next to the bread market stall, we come across a small stall Calaveras y Tejidos, that offers painted art on a shirt. Fascinated by astronomy, the art features planets, stars, comets and moons in a glow in the dark style. Small gifts can be found here as well: handmade textile teddybears, bracelets and calaveras.
If you are looking for a natural organic gift, this is the part of the market that you’ll love! Right at the market stalls of Lolita Lolita Tulum and Co.ConAmor, some great gifts await.
Lolita Lolita Tulum presents a beautiful range of organic oils and natural skin products like avocado oil, potato oil and coconut oil. We loved their organic and natural travel kit with a toothbrush, razor, shower cap, shoe sponge, shampoo, body lotion, soap bar, sewing kit in a @Dutzi bag. At the organic market you buy Lolita products and great gifts a 20% discount. Don't miss it!
Next, Co.ConAmor, known to be a great meet up place and vegetarian restaurant at Av. Coba Sur (opposite of Chedraui) presents their organic honey, chia, brown rice, blueberries, seeds and seedlings as well as a variety of probiotics at the organic market of Tulum. A surprising product we loved, is their toothbrush of natural fibers. Original!
When exiting the organic market, you’ll come across the woodwork stall of Audomaro Cen Noh who offers beautiful handmade wood work. A very nice selection of wooden gifts and we particularly loved the wooden cutting board.
Organically produced Stevia, a natural sweetening product originally from Paraguay, is locally grown in Jose Maria Morelos in the state of Quintana Roo. Stevia has a lot of health properties and goes into soup and smoothies for example. Bags of organic stevia are offered for $80 MXN at the shop of Cesar Esquivel. It is here where you also find organically produced Moringa, a powerful anti oxidant. His products can be bought at the organic market in Tulum or ordered via email.
Not only is the organic market great place to buy gifts or indulge in natural products, it is a place of surprises too.
A demonstration of acro yoga by Acro Yoga Tulum showed how to bring mind and body in balance, moving with the breath into spectacular poses that require confidence and trust. If it is something you’d never done before, go fly and give it a try at their donation-based class after the organic market. It starts at 15.00 right on the beach at Playa Maya.
The next edition of the organic market is organized on the 28th of December 2014 at the commercial area within Aldea Zamá, located about 2 kilometers or 5 minutes from Tulum downtown by bike or car.
“Don’t let this experience pass by! Come to Tulum to enjoy it all!”
Sunday Organic Market at the commercial area within Aldea Zamá, Tulum
28th of December 2014 from 10.00 to 15.00
Entrance: $ free