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Shopping in the area is limited and unmemorable. It concentrates in the Santa Cruz Market, by the marina in Santa Cruz, and in the Crucecita Market, on Guamúchil, a half-block from the plaza. Both are open daily from 10am to 8pm (no phones). Among the prototypical souvenirs, you may want to search out regional specialties, which include Oaxacan embroidered blouses and dresses, and barro negro, pottery made from dark clay exclusively found in the Oaxaca region. Also in Crucecita is the Plaza Oaxaca, adjacent to the central plaza. Its clothing shops include Poco Loco Club/Coconut's Boutique (tel. 958/587-0279), for casual sportswear; and Mic Mac (tel. 958/587-0565), for beachwear and souvenirs. Coconuts (tel. 958/587-0279) has English-language magazines, books, and music.

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