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Plaza Las Avenidas

Plaza Las Avenidas (Av. Yaxchilán, Sm 35, N.C-2, El Centro, Cancún) — Far from the Hotel Zone, this shopping area is most convenient for those staying in El Centro. There are gift shops, fast-food restaurants, cafés, nightclubs, and a karaoke bar. You’ll also find a drugstore and a bakery on the premises.

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Plaza la Fiesta

Plaza la Fiesta (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 9, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) – Plaza la Fiesta has 20,000 square feet of showroom space and over 100,000 different items for sale. Probably the widest selection of Mexican goods in the Hotel Zone, it includes leather goods, silver and gold jewelry, handicrafts, souvenirs, and swimwear. There are some good […]

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Plaza Caracol

Plaza Caracol (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 8.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — North of the convention center, the two-story Plaza Caracol houses chain stores like Sunglass Island, Benetton, and Ultrafemme, along with souvenir and jewelry shops and pharmacies. This mall has 100 shops, as well as a food court, a Starbucks, and a Häagen-Dazs ice cream shop […]

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Plaza El Zócalo

Plaza El Zócalo (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 9, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — It may look small from the entrance, but Plaza El Zócalo has about 60 stalls where you can find traditional Mexican handicrafts, silver jewelry, and handmade sandals. It also houses four restaurants—including Mextreme (where the Tom Cruise film Cocktail was made back in the […]

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La Isla Shopping Village

La Isla Shopping Village (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 12.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — The glittering, ultra-trendy, and ultra-expensive La Isla Shopping Village is on the Laguna Nichupté under chic, white canopies. A series of canals and small bridges is designed to give the place a Venetian look. In addition to more than 200 shops (including Louis […]

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Forum-by the-Sea

Forum-by the-Sea (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — This three-level entertainment and shopping plaza in the Zona features brand-name restaurants, upscale clothing boutiques, a food court, and chain stores, all in a circuslike atmosphere. For Spring Breakers the main draws are the nightclubs, Coco Bongo, and Hard Rock Cafe, identified by the massive […]

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Shopping in Cancun

SHOPPING The centros comerciales (malls) in Cancun are fully air-conditioned and reminiscent of similar ones in USA and Canada. Like those malls, the ones in Cancun also sell a variety of (tourist-friendly) merchandise: designer clothing, beachwear (including raunchy T-shirts aimed at the spring break crowd), sportswear, jewelry, music, video games, household items, shoes, and books. […]

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Plaza Las Américas

Plaza Las Américas (Av. Tulum, Sm 4 and Sm 9, Cancún) — the largest shopping center in downtown Cancún. There are 50-plus stores, three restaurants, two movie theaters, video arcade, fast-food outlets, and several large department stores. Warning: this mall gets very crowded on weekends!

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Plaza Kukulcán

Plaza Kukulcán (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 13, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) – For visitors accustomed to shopping at pricey department stores like Bloomingdales and Saks 5th Avenue, Plaza Kukulcán is for them. This retail space consists of nearly 100 shops and four restaurants. The Luxury Avenue section of the mall offers brand names from Cartier, Fendi, and […]

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Plaza Hong Kong

Plaza Hong Kong (between Labná and Av. Xcaret, Sm 35, Mza 2, Lote 6, El Centro, Cancún) – since this is Mexico (not the Far East), Plaza Hong Kong easily stands out with it massive pagoda structure. Here you’ll find Mexican handicrafts, souvenir shops, and a restaurant appropriately named Hong Kong. For women who brought […]