Punanga Nui Market
Ara Tapu, Avarua District, Cook Islands
Punanga Nui MarketOpen Mondays to Saturdays, this market is a good place to experience a slice of life in Avarua. While some vendors sell locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers, you'll find others offering hand-crafted items that make great souvenirs, such as pearl and shell jewelry, quilts and colorful sarongs. Look for carved wooden figures of the ubiquitous Tangaroa, god of fertility and the sea—you'll recognize him from the back of the $1 coin.