A vacation in Cancun offers you an incredible and relaxing shopping experience. To take full advantage of your travel budget and find all the gifts, crafts and souvenirs your heart desires, these are some places you won't want to miss.
1. Market 28
This Cancun market spans an entire city block in downtown Cancun, selling all kinds of artisanry, souvenirs and gifts. You'll also find diverse services like restaurants, convenience stores and even the post office. Prices for souvenirs are quite affordable, and many of the shops even let you bargain with the vendors. Next door is the Plaza Bonita Cancun shopping center, designed in the style of a Mexican village with picturesque shops, boutiques, jewelry stores and Cancun restaurants.
2. Avenida Tulum
Avenida Tulum is the main street of downtown Cancun, featuring a variety of shops, handicrafts, Cancun tours, workout clothes, bathing suits and souvenirs. Prices in the downtown area tend to be more affordable than prices in the Cancun Hotel Zone. You'll also find numerous services for a day of shopping in Cancun, with restaurants, bars, convenience stores, supermarkets, pharmacies and much more.
3. Coral Negro Market
Coral Negro Market is one of the largest places to buy souvenirs in Cancun, with hundreds of shops selling artisanry, traditional Mexican clothing, jewelry, t-shirts and much, much more. Bargaining with the salespeople is expected, and you'll also come across places for piercing, tattoos and braids. Located in the heart of the Cancun Hotel Zone, Coral Negro Market is set in Party Center, home to the best Cancun nightclubs.
4. Plaza La Fiesta
Plaza La Fiesta is a huge store filled with Mexican handicrafts. Its prices are set and bargaining isn't possible, but this store does tend to have lots of high quality options. Here, you can shop for jewelry, leather goods, silver and much more. Plaza La Fiesta has a convenient location across the street from the Convention Center, close to the Coral Negro Market.
5. La Isla Shopping Village
This is the most famous shopping center in Cancun and one of the largest outdoor malls in Mexico. With Venice-inspired design, La Isla has canals winding throughout the plaza and flowing into the Nichupte Lagoon. Enjoy luxury boutiques, a movie theater, a large aquarium, excellent restaurants and, of course, a great selection of handicrafts and souvenirs. You'll also find Cancun duty free shops, perfect for reasonable prices.