As cruise ships dock and cruisers descend upon the town of Cozumel, local shops open up and await the madness that ensues. While there is a lot to recommend a visit to this island, shopping is at the top of the list.
Cozumel is known for having three different shopping zones. The first is La Plaza del Sol right on the waterfront, the second is the Crafts Market behind La Plaza, and the third is at Punta Longasta Pier. Of course, you'll also find other shops around the island, but these spots are where most of the magic happens.
Shopping at the cruise pier is where you'll typically find the most expensive prices and the shop keepers least willing to haggle. You'll have a better time of it if you are able to venture back a few blocks. Be on the lookout for jewelry, clothing, liquor, cigars, electronics, shoes, and handmade crafts. Shops are generally open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. then again from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
When shopping in this area, be sure to keep cash on you in small bills so you have a better chance at haggling. If you do use a credit card, make sure to write down the date, description, and price of every transaction. A common scam here is to purposely overcharge credit card users, and you may find a different price on your bill than what you were quoted in the store.
Some gift and souvenir shops located on Cozumel are provided here:
|(987) 869-1529||0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown San Miguel|
|(987) 871-9174||9.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown San Miguel|
One of the area's popular specialty retailers is AquaWorld. This venue is found in western Cozumel. Whether you'd like to snorkel, participate in the Discover Scuba Course to begin your dive training, or sign up for an underwater excursion, AquaWorld has you covered. They can be found on Coastal Avenue Km 3.5.
A second option is Blue Magic Scuba, which is found 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) away from AquaWorld. Beginners will participate in the Discover Scuba Course which includes a one tank beach dive. Those who have a bit of experience, however, can sign up for an open water dive to some of the advanced spots in the area. They are situated at 71 North Forth Street.
Pepe Scuba Dive Shop: Over 20 years of experience diving from the island, and the staff at this center still has an unmatched passion for the sport. Visitors will find them on Coastal Road North.
The table directly below provides you with more information about the specialty shops on Cozumel.
|Aldora||--||Downtown San Miguel|
|Aqua Safari||--||Downtown San Miguel|
|AquaWorld||--||2.0 mi. South West of Central San Miguel|
|Blue Angel||--||1.5 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel|
|Blue Magic Scuba||(987) 872-6143||Downtown San Miguel|
|Caribbean Divers||(987) 872-1080||Downtown San Miguel|
|Cha Cha Cha||--||Downtown San Miguel|
|Cozumel Equalizers||(987) 872-3511||0.4 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel|
|Deep Blue||--||Downtown San Miguel|
|Dimi||--||Downtown San Miguel|
|Dive House||(987) 872-1953||Downtown San Miguel|
|Papa Hog's||(877) 817-9987||1.8 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel|
|Pepe Scuba Dive Shop||(987) 872-6740||1.9 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown San Miguel|
|Pro Dive Center at Melia Cozumel||(984) 745-0763||3.6 mi. Northeast of Central downtown San Miguel|
|Pro Dive Center at Occidental Allegro Cozumel||(984) 745-0763||9.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown San Miguel|
|Pro Dive Center at Occidental Grand Cozumel||(984) 745-0763||9.6 mi. South West of Central San Miguel|
|Scuba Cozumel||(800) 847-5708||0.9 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel|
|Scuba Gamma||--||Downtown San Miguel|
|Scuba Shack Downtown||(987) 872-7903||Downtown San Miguel|
|Studio Blue Cozumel||--||Downtown San Miguel|
The table below has some details concerning 3 other shopping locations in the area.
|--||0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown San Miguel|
|(987) 872-1530||Downtown San Miguel|
|--||Downtown San Miguel|
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