Shopping in the 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 souvenirs you might want to try La Ruta de las Indias, which is located within Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, in eastern the Yucatan Peninsula. Different than your average souvenir shop, this store is focused on hunting down rare and interesting artifacts and replicas for its guests. They can be found at 13 Kukulcan Boulevard.

Another possibility is HunabKu Balam, which is located 18.8 mi. (30.3 km) to the south-southwest of La Ruta de las Indias. This market hosts local and authentic art that are sure to make great souvenirs. Guests will be able to find them on Avenida Javier Rojo Gómez.

Some of the gift and souvenir shops located in the Yucatan Peninsula are shown in the chart below.

Gifts and Souvenirs In the Yucatan Peninsula
Name Type Phone Location
HunabKu Balam Gift and Souvenir Shops (998) 164-6840 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
La Ruta de las Indias Gift and Souvenir Shops (998) 885-0405 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

Specialty Shops

One of the area's more interesting specialty retailers is Yucatek Dive Center. They're found in downtown Playa del Carmen. This center is the only one in the area is a 14 foot deep training pool. They are situated on Avenida 15 norte.

Another option is Phantom Divers Dive Center, which is found 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. You will be able to find them at 1 Era. Ave. Norte #238.

Studio Blue Carmen: 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.

The following table enables you to learn some key facts regarding the 20 specialty shops in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Specialty Shops In the Yucatan Peninsula
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 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 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 the Yucatan Peninsula
Studio Blue Carmen -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Tank-Ha (984) 873-0302 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Xibalba Dive Shop -- Tulum, Eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula
Yucatek Dive Center -- Downtown Playa del Carmen

Clothing and Apparel

Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? Perhaps you would enjoy Squalo -- which is located in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, in eastern the Yucatan Peninsula. Squalo sells a line of clothing, beach wear, and accessories for both men and women, generally appealing to the younger generation. They are located at 13 Kukulcan Boulevard.

Another shop to consider is LOB Cancun -- which is found just next door to Squalo. 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. They are situated

Take some time to look through the chart below for more information.

Clothing and Apparel In the Yucatan Peninsula
Name Type Phone Location
Adolfo Domínguez Cancun Boutique (998) 885-1131 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Dorian's Department Store -- Downtown Cancun
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
LassaH Ethnic Design Boutique (984) 130-7237 Tulum, Eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula
Liverpool Department Store -- Downtown Cancun
Mare Kukulcan Plaza Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (998) 883-2140 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
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 Plaza Isla Cancun Boutique (998) 882-0789 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

Hungry? La Conchita Bakery is found within Valladolid, the 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. Call them at (998) 848-9000.

A second possibility is Super Chedraui Tulum, which is found 59.0 mi. (94.9 km) from La Conchita Bakery. They offer a wide selection of wine and spirits. Brands such as Kahlua, Hypnotiq, and Castillo de Diablo are available among many others. If you have questions, call them at (984) 871-2849.

Super Aki Crucero: They are open daily between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. They're located on Jose Lopez Portillo Avenue.

View this table if you want more information.

Food and Grocery Stores In the Yucatan Peninsula
Name Type Phone Location
Chedraui Grocery And Department Store Grocery Store -- Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula
Chulim Fruit Market Fruit and Vegetable Market -- Villa Morelos, Eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula
City Club Grocery Store -- Downtown Cancun
Costco Grocery Store -- Downtown Cancun
Covi Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store -- Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula
Hacienda Tequilla Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store -- 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
La Conchita Bakery Bakery (998) 848-9000 Valladolid, Eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula
Mercado 28 Grocery Store (998) 881-3600 Downtown Cancun
Public Market Grocery Store -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Sorianis Grocery Store -- Downtown Cancun
Super Aki Crucero Grocery Store (998) 892-4690 Downtown Cancun
Super Chedraui Tulum Grocery Store (984) 871-2849 0.7 mi. East of Central Tulum
Super Chomak Grocery Store -- 0.3 mi. Southeast of Central Akumal
Super Deli & Drug Cancun Grocery Store (998) 885-3805 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Super Deli & Drug Playa del Carmen Grocery Store -- Downtown Playa del Carmen

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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