A few minutes from Tlaquepaque and a bit smaller, Tonala offers another shopping experience that you are sure to remember fondly. Tonala is a village of craftsmen, it is where many of the artists make and sell their goods. Tonala is not as glitzy as Tlaquepaque, this is more a city of factories than stores but most are open and willing to sell to the public. Much of the ceramics, pottery and some of the finest dinnerware sold all over Mexico, is made by the estimated six thousand artisans living in Tonala.
If you can visit Tonala on a Thursday or Sunday, do so, as you will enjoy a particularly exciting shopping experience as these are the official market days in Tonala.