Shopping In Cancun
Most of the open air markets are on Avenida Tulum in Cancun City as well as in the Hotel Zone. Shopping hours are generally from 9:00 or 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:30 to 9:00 or 10:00 pm. Most shops are open on Sunday.
BLVD. KUKULCÁN KM. 13TH, HOTEL ZONE. OPENNING HOURS ARE DAILY FROM 10:00 TO 22:00 HRS.
In addition to the variety of prestigious designer names such as Burberry, Cartier, Carolina Herrera, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Montblanc, Salvatore Ferragamo, among others, Luxury Avenue Cancun also offers VIP services such as a Shopping Concierge, professional Image Consulting and the distinct Personal Shopper packages as well as an extensive array of exceptional services for specific travelers including meeting groups or conventions, and destination weddings and honeymoons.
BLVD. KUKULCÁN. PHONE: 998 885 2200
If you like shopping, you’ll love Kukulcan Plaza which boasts more than 300 shops as well as restaurants, movie theaters and a bowling alley. There’s also a large indoor parking garage, a food court featuring many U.S. franchise restaurants and a whole designer area known as The Fashion Gallery.
LA ISLA SHOPPING VILLAGE
BLVD. KUKULCN. PHONE: 998 883 5025
This energetic shopping mall is designed like a small village thanks to its charming series of canals, small bridges, and walkways lined with trendy boutiques and restaurants including American favorites like Haagen Daz and Johnny Rockets. There’s also a movie theater, video arcade and attractions like a marina and an interactive aquarium.
LA GRAN PLAZA
AVE. NICHUPTE S/N
The name says it all: this grand plaza is huge and multi-leveled and features 15 movie theaters, a food court, a Wal Mart, and much more.
This is Cancun’s biggest flea market and a great place to find inexpensive gifts for the folks back home though be warned: there are lots of stalls and lots of people who will want to bargain with you.
Mercado 23 gets high marks for its authenticity and fun. It’s not your normal “mall” and so it’s fun to explore and get a feeling for a true Cancun market. This is where you can find fresh veggies, flowers, food and souvenirs such as amazing piatas and pottery.
BLVD. KUKULCN. PHONE: 998 883 1038
You’ll find everything from beachwear to electronics at this large, contemporary mall north of the Convention Center. It houses about 200 shops and boutiques, including popular names like Benetton, Bally, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren.
BLVD. KUKULCN KM 8.5
Cancun’s first shopping mall in the Hotel Zone features a Mayan/rainforest motif complete with nightly Mayan dance and music shows.
PLAZA LAS AMERICAS
TULUM 260. PHONE: 998 887 3863
An Americanized mall with 50-plus stores, restaurants, movie theaters, video arcade, and fast-food outlets with recognizable store names like Sears and JC Penney.
ANDRES QUINTANA ROO AVENUE
Located on one of the busiest streets of the city, this mall offers activities galore: think movie theaters, bowling, pet stores, boutiques and restaurants.
Arts & Crafts
KI HUIC MARKET
This open-air market is Cancun’s oldest crafts emporium. Souvenir shoppers will find a variety of serapes, blouses, shirts and curios as well as lots of no-frills Mexican eateries.
LOCATED ON AV. XEL-HA, NEXT TO MERCADO 28
Plaza Bonita is designed like a typical Mexican village and features some of Cancun’s more unique handicraft and fine arts stores.
PLAZA LA FIESTA
HOTEL ZONE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CONVENTION CENTER.
Here you will find all kinds of silver works, handicrafts, and leather articles, as well as many other items to take home as souvenirs from your trip to Mexico.
IN THE HEART OF THE HOTEL ZONE, ON BLVD. KUKULCN KM. 9
It’s souvenir heaven at Coral Negro where souvenirs take top billing. The mall in the heart of the city at a spot known as the “party center” where the hippest discos are found.
BLVD. KUKULCAN. Phone: 998 883 4425
Hard Rock Cafe and the Rainforest Cafe are the two main anchors here, as is an extensive food court. Shops include Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel, Harley Davidson, and Sunglass Island.