Shopping in Riviera Maya

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Throughout the Riviera Maya, you'll find that shopping opportunities vary but there are a few constants.  For example, nearly every town has a weekly craft market or at the very least a souvenir shop or two.  Some places like Playa del Carmen are especially known for their shopping prowess.

The best souvenirs to bring home will be those that you are made locally.  These might include jewelry made from the area's precious stones (onyx, opal, turquoise, amethyst, and lapis lazuli), batik clothing, hand woven blankets, products woven of straw, and chocolates.  If it is duty-free goods you're after you'll find them mostly in Cancun and on Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen.  

Specialty Shops

One of the interesting specialty retailers in this area is Yucatek Dive Center. This shopping venue is located in downtown Playa del Carmen. With international guides who speak English, Spanish, German, Dutch, French, and Italian this team is a great choice for travelers from around the world as they train in a skill that could be potentially dangerous. The center is a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Resort that offers both training through Dive Master as well as daily open water dives. The property is situated on Avenida 15 norte.

Another good option is Phantom Divers Dive Center, which is located a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from Yucatek Dive Center. A full service dive center with over 25 years of experience, you'll find that everything you need to complete your dream dive getaway is available with this well-liked organization. Visitors will be able to find them at 1 Era. Ave. Norte #238.

Acuatic Tulum: Depending on your skill and preferences, you can participate in an open water, cave or cavern dive. This center also offers PADI certification courses to those who need beginning through advanced training. They are located on Av. Coba Sur Manzana 107 Lote 2-1.

Glance through the following table for more information about your options.

Specialty Shops In Riviera Maya
Name Phone Location
Acuatic Tulum (984) 106-9186 1.9 mi. East of Central Tulum
D'Garheti Gallery Boutique (800) 505-0172 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Koox Diving (984) 980-0544 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
MexiDivers (984) 807-8805 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum
Mexican Handcrafts (984) 873-0194 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Mexico Blue Dream (984) 803-0660 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Phantom Divers Dive Center (984) 879-3988 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Playa Scuba (984) 803-2403 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Pro Dive Center at Catalonia Playa Maroma (984) 745-0763 9.6 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Pro Dive Center at Catalonia Riviera Maya (984) 745-0763 Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya
Pro Dive Center at Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort (984) 745-0763 3.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central La Gloria
Pro Dive Center at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort (984) 745-0763 Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya
Pro Dive Center at Occidental Allegro Playacar (984) 745-0763 1.6 mi. South West of Central downtown Playa del Carmen
Pro Dive Center at Occidental Grand Xcaret (984) 745-0763 4.8 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen
Pro Dive Center at Occidental Royal (984) 745-0763 1.7 mi. South West of Central downtown Playa del Carmen
Reef Marina Diving (984) 873-4120 Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of Riviera Maya
Studio Blue Carmen -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Tank-Ha (984) 873-0302 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Xibalba Dive Shop -- Tulum, Southwestern part of Riviera Maya
Yucatek Dive Center -- Downtown Playa del Carmen

Clothing and Apparel

Take a look at the table just below for more information about your options.

Clothing and Apparel In Riviera Maya
Name Phone Location
LassaH Ethnic Design (984) 130-7237 Tulum, Southwestern part of Riviera Maya
Wayan Avenida Cinco (998) 882-0789 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Wayan Centro Maya (998) 882-0789 1.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central downtown Playa del Carmen
Wayan Paseo del Carmen (998) 882-0789 Playa del Carmen

Food and Grocery

Hungry? Super Chedraui Tulum is located in Tulum, in southwestern Riviera Maya. They offer a wide selection of wine and spirits. Brands such as Kahlua, Hypnotiq, and Castillo de Diablo are available among many others. For customers who want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (984) 871-2849.

Take a look at the table just below if you want more information.

Food and Grocery Stores In Riviera Maya
Name Type Location
Chedraui Grocery And Department Store Grocery Store Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of Riviera Maya
Chulim Fruit Market Fruit and Vegetable Market Villa Morelos, Northeastern part of Riviera Maya
Covi Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of Riviera Maya
Oxxo Grocery Store Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of Riviera Maya
Public Market Grocery Store Downtown Playa del Carmen
Sam's Club Grocery Store Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of Riviera Maya
Super Chedraui Tulum Grocery Store 0.7 mi. East of Central Tulum
Super Chomak Grocery Store 0.3 mi. Southeast of Central Akumal
Super Deli & Drug Playa del Carmen Grocery Store Downtown Playa del Carmen
Super Express Mar Caribe Grocery Store 0.2 mi. West of Central Akumal
Tortilleria Grocery Store Puerto Morelos, Northeastern part of Riviera Maya

Other Retail

Review the following chart for information about some other shopping opportunities.

Other Types of Shopping In Riviera Maya
Name Type Phone Location
Alma Libre Bookstore Book Store -- 0.0 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
Artists' Cooperative of Puerto Morelos Open Air Market -- 0.1 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos
Calle Corazon Shopping Plaza Shopping Center -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Centro Maya Shopping Center (809) 803-9339 1.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central downtown Playa del Carmen
Coqui Coqui Perfumes Cosmetics and Perfume Store (984) 168-1602 Tulum, Southwestern part of Riviera Maya
Farmacia San Jose Obrero Drug Store -- 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
Pharmacy Drug Store -- 1.6 mi. East of Central Tulum
Plaza Antigua Shopping Center -- Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of Riviera Maya
Plaza Las Perlas Shopping Center -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Plaza Playacar Shopping Center (984) 873-0006 2.0 mi. South West of Central downtown Playa del Carmen
Tulum Bazaar Open Air Market -- Tulum, Southwestern part of Riviera Maya
Walmart Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
 

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