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Cancun Mexico Shopping

Cancun shopping is excellent. In Cancun, you will find a buffet of boutiques, shops, and malls. You can find everything and anything from the simple to the most discriminating items. Most stores are conveniently located in several highly modern and attractive shopping centers. Gold and silver jewelry, fashionable resortwear and imported perfumes are among the resort's best buys for Cancun shopping. Shopping for Handicrafts in Cancun, for items such as pottery and fabrics, is also abundant and there are numerous handicraft vendors and shops to choose from at the plazas, in small shops in town, and on the beaches.

Shopping in Cancun Mexico

Cancun has many shopping centers, malls, market places and stores. Because of the rich cultural diversity of this region of Mexico you can find all kinds of unique stuffs. You can shop high-quality woodcrafts, jewelry, Mexican handcrafts, pottery, typical clothing and all you can imagine.

Shopping in Cancun will probably be a very interesting experience. There are thousands of stores, thousands of things to buy and thousands of different prices. You can go to markets to barter for mexican handcrafts, or look in american style malls for things from italian clothing to smoking houses to Senor Frogs wear.

While Cancun shopping expect to bargain in the markets; but stores usually have fixed prices. If you can pay cash, you may get the 15% sales tax taken off at shops that don't want to pay the high credit-card commissions.

Cancun shopping hours generally are weekdays 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 7pm. But many stores choose to stay open during the siesta hours from 2pm - 4pm. On Saturdays, many shops only open for the morning. On Sunday, some open for the morning until 1pm. Shops in the malls tend to be open weekdays from 10am to 8pm.

You'll find Cozumel's main shopping area in downtown. The waterfront along Avenida Rafael Melgar and the side streets around the plaza offer more than 150 shops. Cancun shopping Mondays tend to be extremely crowded since cruise ships usually dock that day. Word of warning: Do not buy black coral since it is an endangered species and illegal to bring back home.

Cancun Shopping Plazas

Kukulkan Plaza. 60,000 square meter shopping center that has more than 250 shops and boutiques in a close and safe environment, 6 specialty restaurants, bars, cafes, 2 theaters and bowling alley, as well as a Food Court offering 9 different options.

Plaza La Isla. The glittering, ultra trendy (and ultra expensive) La Isla Shopping Village is on the Nichupte Lagoon under a giant canopy. A series of canals and small bridges are designed to give the place a Venetian look. In addition to a wide range of shops, the mall has a marina, an aquarium, a disco, restaurants, and movie theaters.

Flamingo Plaza is a small, high-tech plaza beautifully decorated with marble. It has designer, duty-free, and sportswear shops, an exchange booth, and two boutiques selling imports. Among other facilities you can find bank and ATM. Famous restaurants are located here like Planet Hollywood, Margarita Ville, Outback, Pat O'brien's.

Plaza Caracol. The largest and most contemporary of the malls, it is located north of the Convention Center. It houses about 200 shops and boutiques, including two pharmacies, art galleries, a currency exchange, and folk-art and jewelry shops, as well as cafes and restaurants. Boutiques include Benetton, Bally, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren, with prices lower than their U.S. counterparts.

Forum-by-the-Sea is a sparkling entertainment/shopping plaza in the Zone. This three-level plaza offers Cancun's biggest selection of cinemas, brand-name stores, and restaurants in a circus-like atmosphere. Plaza Forum by the sea houses the Hard Rock Cafe Cancun, Rainforest Restaurant and it is located next door The City disco and near of the Dady'O and Bulldog cafe

Plaza Las Americas is a shopping mall located in downtown Cancun. Its 50-plus stores, three restaurants, eight movie theaters, ATM, book stores, pharmacy, video arcade, fast-food outlets, and three large department stores will make you think you're back home. It houses JC Penney, Sears, Liverpool, J&C, Pelletier, Sanborns, Mama Roma's, Chedraui supermarket and much more beautiful decorated stores. Ask to any taxi driver to take you there.

Plaza Bonita Cancun (Downtown) Located on Av. Xel-ha, Behind the Post Office, next to Mercado 28.  As its name indicates (Plaza Bonita means beautiful plaza) this shopping mall resembles a typical Mexican village. It has many stores where you can find handcrafts, fine art pieces, paintings, hair shop, cafes, restaurants, money exchange booth, bank, 2 ATM, gym, travel agencies, computer store, ice cream shop, jewelries. It is worth a visit to this beautiful place, to get there just ask the taxi driver to take you to the plaza, although it is not necessary tell him that it is located behind the post office (correos) building and next to the famous market 28.

La Gran Plaza
This new shopping mall opened last May 31, 2006. Many stores, gift shops, clothing, book store, 15 movie theathers, department stores, food court, super market Wal Mart, Burguer King, Suburbia (JC Penney like)...
Ave. Nichupte #S/N - How to get there? If you come from the hotel zone take the bus "Ruta 15" and ask the driver to drop you off at the corner of Plaza Gigante, walk to the west around 3 blocks and you'll be there..

Plaza Hollywood Cancun
Near Sam's Club and Wal Mart in downtown, many stores, banks, offices, gym and more - How to get there? If you come from the hotel zone take the bus "Ruta 15" and ask the driver to drop you off at the Walmart bus stop, walk one block and there you are, within walking distance you can get the Walmart Super Market.

Paseo Cancun
Behind the Soriana Super Market. The newest shopping mall in town, it has restaurants, boutiques, movie teathers, pet shop, clothing apparels, shoe stores. The famous restaurants Hooters and the Sirloin Stockade are located in this mall - How to get there? If you come from the hotel zone take the bus "Ruta 15" and ask the driver to drop you off at the Chedraui Kabah bus stop and just cross the avenue, pass the Soriana and walk one block to the west.

Cancun Handicrafts Shopping

Market 28 commonly called mercado veintiocho. A good spot to check out souvenirs and handcrafts. Find the most ample variety of items you can imagine, beautiful pieces of art hand made by mexicans, silver jewelry, pottery. Just off Avenida Yaxchilan and Sunyaxchen one block away from the post office, This popular market is filled with shops selling many of the same souvenir items found in the Hotel Zone, but at half prices. It is like a huge flea market where you can deal the price with the vendors. After you visit this market don't forget to go to Plaza Bonita located just a few meters away the market.

Market Ki-Huic (Downtown) - The place to deal with the local vendors all kind of handcrafts, Mexican blankets, sombreros, silver items. Located in downtown this place is crowded by tourists all the time.

Coral Negro - Coral Negro, next to the Convention Center, is the only open-air market in the Hotel Zone, with about 50 stalls selling craft items. It's open seven days a week until late evening.

Cancun SuperMarkets Shopping

Soriana. Supermarket and department stores. Groceries, fresh vegetables, bakery, food court, 2 ATM, pet shop, boutiques, book store, clothing, sporting goods, tools, electronics, pharmacy. Ave. Andrés Quintana Roo & Ave. Kabah #S/N - How to get there? If you come from the hotel zone take the bus "Ruta 15" and ask the driver to drop you off at the Chedraui Kabah bus stop and just cross the avenue.

Sam's Club Cancun. If you are member of this club you know what you can find at those kind of stores at excellent prices. Electronics, ATM, pizza, pharmacy, groceries, computers, clothing, liquors, tools, etc. Labna Ave - How to get there? If you come from the hotel zone take the bus "Ruta 15" and ask the driver to drop you off at the Walmart bus stop, walk one block and there you are, within walking distance you can get the Walmart Super Market.

Walmart Cancun. Supermarket, good quality of products. Groceries, clothing electronics, pharmacy, food court, bank, 3 ATM. 3 Stores Labna Ave & Ave. Andres Q. Roo and Gran Plaza in Nichupte Avenue - How to get there? If you come from the hotel zone take the bus "Ruta 15" and ask the driver to drop you off at the Walmart bus stop, walk one block and there you are, within walking distance you can get the Sam's Club market.

Costco Cancun. Members only supermarket, very good quality of products. Groceries, clothing electronics, pharmacy, food court, 2 ATM, food court. Kabah Avenue - How to get there? If you come from the hotel zone take the bus "Ruta 15" and ask the driver to drop you off at the Walmart bus stop, from there we recommend you to take a cab. It is located five blocks west from Walmart.

Mega Comercial Mexicana. supermarket, open 24 hours a day. Groceries, clothing electronics, pharmacy, food court, 5 ATM, Bank. 3 Stores, Kabah Avenue near Costco, Downtown on Uxmal Avenue and Lopez Portillo and Libramiento Kabah - How to get there? If you come from the hotel zone take the bus "Ruta 15" and ask the driver to drop you off at the Walmart bus stop, from there we recommend you to take a cab. It is located five blocks west from Walmart.

Chedraui. Groceries, meat, poultry, dairy products, bakery, pharmacy, clothing, electronics, 1 ATM, This is one of the less expensive super markets in town. Local people buy their groceries here at very reasonable prices. 4 Stores, Plaza Las Americas, Tulum Avenue, Kabah Avenue, Lopez Portillo Avenue - How to get there? If you come from the hotel zone take the bus "Ruta 1" Get off at the first bus stop in town then walk south around five blocks, ask for Plaza las Americas Mall, there is another store just in front of the Social security hospital across the shell fountain in Tulum Avenue.

Bodega Gigante. Super Market, Groceries, clothing electronics, pharmacy, tools, hardware, toys, housing appliances, departmental stores where you can find clothing, gift stores, hair shop, shoe store, block buster video, 2 restaurants, 1 bank, 2 ATM. 2 Stores, Avenida de la Luna and Plaza Cancun 2000 - How to get there? If you come from the hotel zone take the bus "Ruta 15" and ask the driver to drop you off at the corner of Multi plaza Gigante. Services nearby: Bancomer (bank), Scotia Bank, Banorte (bank), travel agency, Mexicana de Aviacion office, Restaurant Tok's, Restaurant La Parrilla, Gas Station.

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