One of the advantages of visiting Cancún is being able
to enjoy beautiful beaches and, at the same time, being
able to find good deals. The prices of the products are
usually in dollars, but can be in Mexican pesos and
practically all stores accept credit cards. Along the
Hotel Zone you will find several shopping centers, for
the most varied tastes.
In general, everything is at
least a little cheaper than in Brazil, but it is
important to convert to see if the purchase is really
advantageous. You'll find stores from famous brands like
Nike, Puma, Adidas, Apple, Ultrafemme, Zara, and so on.
The sale of clothing and perfumes is very strong, in
addition to the countless souvenir and
handicraft shops in Mexico. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage clutch bags.
Leaving the city without a souvenir is practically
impossible. There are countless articles related to
Mexican culture: pepper, tequila, umbrellas, musical
instruments and painted china. To make this type of
purchase and find good prices, go to Mercado 28, in
downtown Cancún. For those who prefer to shop more
refined, Luxury Avenue is guaranteed satisfaction - the
supreme sum of fashion and beauty is in this space.
To find a little bit of everything in the same place,
La Isla is the great option. In this open air mall you
will find several restaurants, clothing and perfume
stores, as well as various local establishments. If
during the day the fun is the sea, at night it is in
this mall that many Brazilians like to walk.
1USD = 13 MXP, in July 2012.
Mercado 28 is the best place in the Cancún region to
buy handicrafts and souvenirs for friends. It is in the
center and has a lot of variety in the shops, where you
can find all kinds of products: shirts, painted
crockery, peppers, necklaces, magnets, glasses and much
more. Although the sellers' harassment is very boring,
the advantage of going to the market is being able to
bargain and find a lot of variety at a good price.
In addition to the shops, in the center of the market
there is a food court with several popular restaurants.
If you're hungry, it might be a good idea to stop by.
It is possible to go to Mercado 28 with the bus that
leaves the Hotel Zone. Just remember to ask the driver
to let you know when you get off.
An important tip is to be aware of the fact that,
before reaching the actual market, there are several
small stores that also use the name "Mercado 28" to
attract tourists. Keep walking and you'll notice when
you're in the right place, as Mercado 28 is huge,
there's no mistaking it.
Forum by the Sea
Plaza Forum by The Sea has several shops, but that is
not what makes it famous. It is not a popular option for
shopping, but for nightlife. The stores in the mall are
small; so if your business is shopping, go to other
places, like La Isla or Kukulcán Plaza.
Now, if you're looking for fun, this is the perfect
place. The surroundings of Plaza Forum concentrate the
best options of the night in Cancún. Nightclubs, concert
halls and good bars are all around the place - just stop
by at night to understand why young people love the city
It is the most modern mall in Cancún. It looks like
Brazilian malls, it is new, beautiful and well
decorated. Its stores are varied, but there are,
especially, clothing and perfume stores.
The part of this mall that most interests tourists is
Luxury Avenue, a different gallery and, as the name
says, "luxurious". It is where the most famous (and
expensive) brands of today are. In addition to clothes,
watches, jewelry and bags, you will find perfumes and
makeup. You can't miss it!
La Isla is the best mall in the Hotel Zone. He's
lively, pleasant and has a lot of variety. The stores
are open-air, are very pleasant and have a little bit of
everything, from clothes to decoration shop. You'll see
stores like Zara, Nike, Bull & Bear, Puma, Kielh's,
iStore, Diesel, Swarovski etc.
The advantage is that the options remain even when
eating and having fun. Planet Hollywood, Mc Donald's,
Starbucks, Häagen Dazs and Cinemark are present at the
mall, that is, in addition to being a good place for
shopping, you can have fun too. Passing by La Isla is
mandatory during the trip.
Plaza Caracol is a mall with varied stores in Cancún,
but it is a bit run down. There are not so many stores,
many are closed, but it remains one of the options for
those who want to shop.
Most stores are dedicated to souvenir and handicraft
items, but you will find clothing stores and local
vendors, as well as a few (few) places to eat.
Plaza Caracol is weak for shopping; give preference
to other places.
Plaza Flamingo is an area with some craft shops and
restaurants. The mall is quite down, so there are no
major attractions in the place, nor is it worth visiting
if you're looking for some shopping.
To see crafts and souvenirs, it is better to go to
Plaza Las Americas
Plaza Las Americas is a mall located in downtown
Cancún, but not far from the Hotel Zone. It is more like
Brazilian malls and is giant. The variety of stores is
incredible and, while the Hotel Zone has stores that are
more geared to tourists, Las Americas is a mall geared
In addition to the large international chains, the
place has smaller stores, owned by local owners. It's a
great mall for shopping and seeing what Mexicans are
really like. Some stores: Liverpool, Zara, Sears,
Ultrafemme, Adidas, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger.
You can go by bus from the Hotel Zone, by taxi or