Do you like dogs? Does your heart ache when you see one homeless and helpless? There are many ways to help directly and indirectly while you’re on vacation in Vallarta and it can all start with Mary at the Marsol Friday Market. Mary volunteers her time to “Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals” – she will sell you a tee-shirt and/or a dog collar, tell you how you can adopt the poor darling you found on the beach and take it home to Canada or the U.S., or simply accept your generous donation with a big smile. Your money will go to gently trapping stray dogs and kitties, having them checked by a vet, immunized, sterilized, cleaned up, fed well and made ready for adoption.
Mexico produces some of the world’s finest coffee and the Marsol Friday market is one of the only places in the world to buy “La Fortuna” coffee. Grown on a plantation in Chiapas for generations by Ausel’s family. The beans are hand-picked then roasted in a wood-burning outdoor oven. From there they are shipped to Vallarta where some of the beans are ground and all are packaged – medium and dark roast and espresso. You are welcome to enjoy a cup of whichever roast you prefer before you buy. Just follow your nose when you walk in the front door of the Marsol Hotel!
The Marsol Friday Market by the Pier is open year-round from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.