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Lucy's CuCu Cabana

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Address: Basilio Badillo 295, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 322 222 1220
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10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Lucy's CuCu Cabana is a unique shop specializing in hand-picked,...

Lucy's CuCu Cabana is a unique shop specializing in hand-picked, high-quality, authentic Mexican folk-art. Lucy and Gil travel all over Mexico for several months every year searching for original pieces. All of their merchandise is purchased directly from the artisans at fair prices. They have been in business for twenty years.

Lucy's will be closed from May 1 to October 25 while the owners go on their annual shopping trip.

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Great shop with unique, fun wood carvings

I bought a cat carving. Beautiful colors and workmanship. Had a great conversation with the woman at the desk. They wrapped my purchase very well for the plane ride home.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Linda H
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought a cat carving. Beautiful colors and workmanship. Had a great conversation with the woman at the desk. They wrapped my purchase very well for the plane ride home.

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Thank Linda H
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the best shop in all of Vallarta for beautiful hand made Mexican goods, including exquisite rugs. The owners go all over Mexico searching for the best artisans and bring back things you'll only find in their store. As a bonus, the owner's husband, Gil Gevins, is a gifted writer with a quirky sense of humor and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything in the shop has a story and it's clear the owners have direct relationships with the artisans. Nancy who was working in the shop, was really friendly and helped describe where items came from and how they were sourced. I bought a beautiful Zapotec rug and handmade mugs. I later found similar-looking products at twice the price in the... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Lucy M, Owner at Lucy's CuCu Cabana, responded to this review

What a great review!!! Thank you so much. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had seen a cat- artistic lSt February. However, I did not purchase it then. I went back to this lovely sore and there was another gone which I liked even better and purchase. The owner, Lucy, and her assistant were extremely knowledgeable about Mexican art. I am so happy with my purchase. Have yet to name my beautiful kitty.... More 

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Lucy M, Owner at Lucy's CuCu Cabana, responded to this review

Thank you and enjoy your new kitty. We hated to see it go. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's about time to post my first review! Lucy's Cucu Cabana has been my favorite store for ages. The store itself is kind of small, so the owners take great care to personally find the best of the best folk-art on their trips throughout Mexico. I've bought quite a few things as gifts, but they are still on shelves in... More 

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Thank Brigitte L
Lucy M, Owner at Lucy's CuCu Cabana, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We have a saying at the shop:"for great gifts you won't want to give away" More 

San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will enjoy this store for the great shopping. Many gift items for dia de Los muertos and lots of hand made rugs.

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San Juan Cosala, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lucy and her husband Gil have been at the same location for many years. On Basilio Badillo, next to the Memo's pancake house, they have some really great textiles, Katrina's and Frida Kahlo type earrings. Gil's famous for his books of anecdotes and short stories about Mexico.

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Thank Rebecca R
Lucy M, Owner at Lucy's CuCu Cabana, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time for writing this great review. We truly love the folk art Mexico has to offer.Thanks, again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We purchased 2 beautiful masks from this incredible store. We learned about their Guerrero origin and were given additional information to take home. We can't wait to display them as a constant reminder of our awesome trip. We will def be back! Go go go!

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Thank Longch
Lucy M, Owner at Lucy's CuCu Cabana, responded to this review

Thank you, enjoy your masks. We love them ,too. More 

Santa Ynez, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a wonderful store. Lots of beautiful quality art objects with a story of authenticity behind each. Lucy was full of tips and suggestions for other shopping as well. Will definitely make her beautiful shop a destination on our next visit to Mexico.

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Thank slipedwards
Lucy M, Owner at Lucy's CuCu Cabana, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. The Mexican artisans are the true stars of our store. We love helping our clients to have the best time possible. Thanks ,again. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This place has so many great objects d'art I can't decide what to take home. Lucy and Gil have collected an incredible array of fascinating hand-made Mexican crafts and art. With reasonable prices and wonderful eye-candy they have a real gold mine.

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Thank Sarah L

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