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When it comes time to bring home a souvenir from your vacation, ShermansTravel experts know just where to go. Whether it’s a high-end leather purse or an authentic, locally made craft, we show you which stores and markets to hit up for all your shopping needs – while highlighting the best steals and bargains in your destination.

Shopping in Cancun

Casa de Cultura

Pick up oil paintings, sculptures, sketches, and photographs at this art gallery that showcases modern Mexican artists.

Prolongacion Av. Yaxchilan, Sm 25, 011-52-998-884-8364
Tags: shopping | expensive | editor pick | art | things to do | souvenirs | home

La Isla Shopping Center

This open air, ultra-exclusive mall with canals and palm trees is a one-stop shop for scooping up designer goods at stores such as Bulgari, Chanel, and Cartier.

Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 12.5, 011-52-998-883-5025
Tags: shopping | expensive | trendy | shopping mall | designer

Mercado Veintiocho

The largest open-air market in Cancun sells locally made pottery, leather goods, and hand-woven items such as hats and baskets at rock bottom prices.

off Ave. Yaxchilan and Sunyaxchen,
Tags: shopping | great value | things to do | souvenirs | crafts

Playa del Carmen

Located about one hour from Cancún, Playa del Carmen is a very different tourist destination. Here, you’ll find hundreds of Mexican artisans, jewelers, and craftspeople selling their goods, along with more established stores that sell silver jewelry, homemade cigars, handcrafted leather goods, and other merchandise at negotiable prices. Playa del Carmen is also where you’ll find dozens of upscale restaurants, beautiful beaches, and a handful of truly spectacular tourist attractions, like Mayan ruins, the XCaret theme park (, and caves to explore. See our Playa del Carmen Travel Guide.

42 miles south of Cancún (less than 60 minutes by car), 77710,
Tags: beach | shopping | day trip | adventure | road trips

Plaza Caracol

Shop the latest runway looks by Mexican designers such as Chiquita Cira at this sprawling indoor mall.

Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 8.5, 011-52-998-883-4760,
Tags: shopping | shopping mall | designer | eclectic | clothing

Plaza la Fiesta

Peruse from a large selection of local leather goods, handicrafts and handmade gold and silver jewelry at this 20,000-square-foot space.

Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 9, 011-52-998-883-2116
Tags: shopping | moderate | editor pick | jewelry | souvenirs | crafts | eclectic


Buy your favorite cosmetic and perfume brands in bulk at this duty-free store.

Ave. Tulum 111, Sm 21, 011-52-998-884-1402,
Tags: shopping | great value | trendy | accessories

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