The Best Shopping in Cancun


Cancun has developed into one of the top tourist destinations worldwide. With impeccable resorts, exquisite dining, and a plethora of fun activities, Cancun has something that every traveler can enjoy. The city also boasts thriving, upscale shopping centers with world-class stores and services. So whether you’re searching for handcrafted souvenirs, unique jewelry, traditional Mexican clothing, or even well-known brands like Fendi, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in one of the many shopping plazas. 


Kukulcan Plaza


High-quality meets luxury brands at Kukulcan Plaza. Conveniently located in the Hotel Zone, Kukulcan is easily accessible from practically anywhere in Cancun. Considered one of the most prestigious shopping locations, you’ll find everything from high-end designer products and world renowned boutiques to five star restaurants. 


La Isla


With over 150 national and international stores, La Isla Shopping Village is one of the biggest commercial centers in Cancun. You’ll find everything from movie theaters and waterfront restaurants to coffee shops and boutique stores. The beautifully architecture design of the complex features an open-air concept that incorporates a series of bridges and canals, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Cancun while shopping. 


Coral Negro


Coral Negro is a flea market nestled in the heart of Cancun’s “Party Center.” Shop at souvenir shops, grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants, have your hair braided, or if you’re feeling spontaneous get a tattoo or piercing. Many of the places in this market don’t have fixed prices and you’re expected to haggle with vendors, which is a fun experience in itself.


Plaza Flamingo


Shop without the crowds at Plaza Flamingo. One of the oldest and most established shopping centers in Cancun, Plaza Flamingo has over 100 stores where you’ll find fine jewelry, handcrafted souvenirs, colorful pottery, and much more. And after you’ve built up an appetite from all the walking around, be sure to check out some of Cancun’s most popular restaurants: Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and Outback Steakhouse. 


Plaza La Fiesta


Skip the hassle of haggling and step into Plaza La Fiesta. Located in the Hotel Zone and right next to the convention center, Plaza La Fiesta has a wide variety of shops from handmade crafts and leather goods to spice and clothing stores. And with clearly marked prices on all merchandise, you won’t have to bargain or negotiate while you shop. 


Market 28


Find exactly what you’re looking for in this labyrinth of shops. Market 28 is the biggest flea market in Cancun, so if you’re looking for something unique, you’re bound to find it here. When you first enter this maze-like complex you’ll notice countless rows of vendors selling everything from jewelry to pottery and much more. There’s also a large food court with a wide variety of restaurants serving authentic Mexican food that will whet your appetite. 


Plaza Bonita


Plaza Bonita is a charming little place located within Market 28. Colorful colonial city facades and forged-iron balconies line the plaza. With a dizzying array of shops you’ll find everything from souvenirs to hand-sewn dolls, and much more. And when you’re ready for a break from shopping, stop by one of the many restaurants or grab a flavorful ice cream treat. 


Plaza Las Americas


Shop with the locals at Plaza Las Americas. If you want to escape the tourist crowds, head over to Plaza Las Americas in Tulum Avenue, Cancun. This giant complex has it all--get your nails done, grab a cup of coffee, or shop for souvenirs. If you’re there during the holidays, be sure to stop by and listen to the musicians playing outside the shops. 


Forum by the Sea


Take a stroll along the beach while you shop. Forum by the Sea is a grand mall that’s home to a wide variety of stores and restaurants including Coco Bongo--one of the liveliest nightclubs in Cancun. Shop for jewelry, eat delicious food, or watch street performance as you take in the  incredible views of the Caribbean Sea.