Shopping in Yucatan Peninsula

Because there are several different popular tourist destinations within the Yucatan peninsula, the way you shop will change depending on where you are vising.  A few things you'll want to keep in mind, however, is that haggling is recommended, so long as you refrain from insulting the vendor and his or her wares, and duty free shopping means you can find great prices on every day items to take home.

Maps

Cancun is home to numerous malls where you can shop for clothing, Playa del Carmen is the trendy spot to find high fashion and quality goods, and Merida is the spot to go if you're looking for a traditional Mexican marketplace. 

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you enjoy shopping for gifts you might enjoy a visit to La Ruta de las Indias, which is located in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, in eastern Yucatan Peninsula. Different than your average souvenir shop, this store is focused on hunting down rare and interesting artifacts and replicas for its guests. You can find them at 13 Kukulcan Boulevard.

A second place to consider is Del Mar Kukulcan, which is found within a quick walk from La Ruta de las Indias. With a passion for pearls, Del Mar began with a shop in Cancun in 1989. The shop was so successful that they expanded and now there are eight throughout the Riviera Maya. They're at 13 Kukulcan Boulevard.

Many gift and souvenir shops located in Yucatan Peninsula are listed here:

Gifts and Souvenirs In Yucatan Peninsula
Name Phone Location
Artesanias Sol Maya -- Tulum, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Artevelas (984) 803-1773 Playa del Carmen
Coral Negro Souvenir Market -- 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Del Mar Kukulcan (998) 885-2322 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Fiesta Mexicana -- 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Food And Gift Shop -- Yucatan, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Harley Davidson Cancun -- 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Hi-Huic Souvenir Market -- Downtown Cancun
Honey Processing And Store -- The Riviera Maya, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Hunaab Ku -- Puerto Morelos, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
La Llorona (984) 106-3682 3.3 mi. South of Central Tulum
La Ruta de las Indias (998) 885-0405 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Mixik -- Tulum, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Oakley Cancun -- 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Prison (Gifts Made By Prisoners) -- Yucatan, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Souvenir Market -- 1.7 mi. East of Central Tulum
Souvenir Shop -- Yucatan, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Sunglass Island (998) 193-0160 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Super Masa Martin (998) 871-0037 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
Zocalo Souvenir Market -- 3.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone

Specialty Shops

One of the area's more interesting specialty retailers is Phantom Dive Center. This shopping venue is found in downtown Playa del Carmen. A full service dive center with over 25 years of experience, you'll find everything you need to complete your dream dive getaway is available with this well-liked organization.

A second option is Studio Blue Carmen, which is located 0.5 mi. (0.8 km) from Phantom Dive Center. Free to new divers is the introductory Discover Scuba Diving Resort Course in the on-site pool. From there, you can advance your knowledge and training with a number of free PADI Certification Courses all the way through Master Diver.

Tank-Ha: Although an Instructor Trainer Facility known for taking certified divers and turning them into the next generation of scuba teachers, this center is also a PADI Gold Palm Resort, offering training and guided dive tours to everyone, including first-timers.

Many specialty shops in Yucatan Peninsula are displayed in the following chart.

Specialty Shops In Yucatan Peninsula
Name Phone Location
Acuatic Tulum (984) 106-9186 1.9 mi. East of Central Tulum
Galeria de Arte 5ta Avenida (984) 879-3389 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Kay Op Dive Shop -- Tulum, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
MexiDivers (984) 807-8805 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum
Mexico Blue Dream (984) 803-0660 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Phantom Dive Center -- 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 1.0 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria
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 1.1 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria
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 Dive Center at Occidental Royal Hideaway Playacar (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 Yucatan Peninsula
Studio Blue Carmen -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Studio Dante -- 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Tank-Ha -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Xibalba Dive Shop -- Tulum, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Yucatek Dive Center -- Downtown Playa del Carmen

Clothing and Apparel

Looking for clothing? Consider dropping by Squalo -- it's found within Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, in eastern Yucatan Peninsula. The freedom of the waves and the breeziness of the beach is what inspires the designers at Squalo. If you're interested in clothing that is bright, colorful, and relaxed all at once, this is a great spot for you to shop. Guests will be able to find them at 13 Kukulcan Boulevard.

Another option is Calzedonia Kukulcan Plaza -- which is located just next door to Squalo. In addition to a flirty line of bikinis for women, Calzedonia also has a line of swimwear for men and children that have a European edge to them. Guests will be able to find them at 13 Kukulcan Boulevard.

A third place to consider is LOB Cancun. Fun and fashion-forward clothing that mixed preppy with edgy, LOB is a popular shop among youths and adults in their early 20s who want to appear on the cusp of all of today's fashion trends. You'll find them

Many of the apparel shops located in Yucatan Peninsula can be seen in the following table.

Clothing and Apparel In Yucatan Peninsula
Name Type Phone Location
Calzedonia Kukulcan Plaza Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (998) 885-1139 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Kipling Cancun Boutique -- 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
LOB Cancun General Clothing Store -- 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Lacoste Cancun Boutique -- 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Mare Kukulcan Plaza Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (998) 883-2140 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Mare La Isla Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (998) 883-2140 1.2 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Mr. Buho's Cancun General Clothing Store -- 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Oakley Cancun Sunglasses Shop -- 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Squalo Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (998) 885-0007 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Sunglass Island Sunglasses Shop (998) 193-0160 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Wayan Avenida Cinco Boutique (998) 882-0789 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Wayan Centro Maya Boutique (998) 882-0789 1.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central downtown Playa del Carmen
Wayan Kukulcan Plaza Boutique (998) 882-0789 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Wayan Las Americas Boutique (998) 882-0789 Downtown Cancun
Wayan Paseo del Carmen Boutique (998) 882-0789 Playa del Carmen
Wayan Plaza Caracol Boutique (998) 882-0789 5.6 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Wayan Plaza Flamingo Boutique (998) 882-0789 5.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Wayan Plaza Forum Boutique (998) 882-0789 5.8 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Wayan Plazas Outlet Boutique (998) 882-0789 Downtown Cancun
Zingara Cancun Boutique (998) 840-6285 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone

Food and Grocery

Got the munchies? La Conchita Bakery is found in Valladolid, Yucatan Peninsula. For some fresh bread and other pastries, stop by La Conchita Bakery, perfect for a quick breakfast before visiting some of the area's ruins. Customers can contact them at (998) 848-9000.

You might want to look through the table just below for more information about your options.

Food and Grocery Stores In Yucatan Peninsula
Name Type Phone Location
Bakery Bakery -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Chedraui Grocery And Department Store Grocery Store -- Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Covi Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store -- Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Hacienda Tequilla Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store -- 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Hot Bakery Bakery -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Italian Bakery Bakery -- 0.9 mi. South of Central La Gloria
La Conchita Bakery Bakery (998) 848-9000 Valladolid, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Le Petite Merveilles Bakery Bakery -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Mama's Bakery Bakery -- Puerto Morelos, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Market Area Grocery Store -- Downtown Cancun
Pan Del Carmen Bakery Bakery -- Tulum, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Sorianis Grocery Store -- Downtown Cancun
Stop & Go Grocery Store -- Tulum, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula
Super Deli & Drug Cancun Grocery Store (998) 885-3805 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Tulum Market Area Grocery Store -- Tulum, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula

From one end of the coast to the other, there are so many unique and quality goods to be found throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, you will never have a hard time finding a souvenir to bring home in honor of your visit to this Caribbean hot spot. 

 

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