Spending a Sunday in Tepoztlán is a must for anyone seeking tradition and folklore. Walking down the main street of this officially certified Pueblo Mágico (“Magical Village”) gives visitors a chance to see and purchase handicrafts such as clothes made of plain manta cloth (calico), basketwork, and small figures.
Amate bark is one of the most frequently found handicrafts and is painted by the artisans with beautiful designs and also used to make lampshades.
The miniature houses made from the pochote tree are also a local specialty and require very delicate handiwork.
These products, as well as the baskets, rain sticks and jewelry can all be purchased and admired at weekends in the street market that runs along Tepoztlán’s main street. Proper stores also exist, where you can buy textiles, art from the Huichol indigenous peoples and from Morelos itself, and a wide range of jewelry made with seeds and silver inlaid with natural stones.