Shopping on Cozumel

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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.  

Gifts and Souvenirs

Some gift and souvenir shops located on Cozumel can be seen in the table below.

Gifts and Souvenirs On Cozumel
Name Phone Location
Jael (987) 869-1529 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown San Miguel
Mr. Sancho's Shopping (987) 871-9174 9.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown San Miguel

Specialty Shops

One of the area's popular speciality shops is AquaWorld. This venue is found in western Cozumel. Bilingual instructors lead the way at this popular dive center which offers adventures for both beginners and certified divers alike. They are located on Coastal Avenue Km 3.5.

A second option is Blue Magic Scuba, which is located 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) to the northeast of 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 located 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. They're located on Coastal Road North.

Several specialty shops located on Cozumel are shown in the following table.

Specialty Shops On Cozumel
Name Phone Location
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

Other Retail

The chart below enables you to learn some information on 3 other shopping locations on Cozumel.

Other Types of Shopping On Cozumel
Name Phone Location
Forum Shops -- 0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown San Miguel
Plaza Confetti (987) 872-1530 Downtown San Miguel
Plaza Punta Langosta -- Downtown San Miguel

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