Shopaholics will enjoy downtown's colorful markets and the Zona Hotelera's modern open-air malls. Locals head to either Mercado 28 or Mercado 23 for clothes, shoes, inexpensive food stalls and so on. Of the two, Mercado 23 is the less frequented by tourists. If you’re looking for a place without corny T-shirts, this is the place to go.

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  • Mercado 23 Old-school downtown market where you can browse for crafts and find cheap eats.
  • Mercado 28 A popular market for inexpensive items such as blankets and household items.
  • Mercado Municipal Ki-Huic Stalls here sell a wide variety of handicrafts.

Gifts & Souvenirs

  • La Europea The go-to store to stock up on top-shelf tequila and mezcal.
  • Plaza la Fiesta Zona Hotelera souvenir shop with loads of cheesy trinkets.
  • Plaza Caracol Conveniently located mall with many souvenir shops to choose from.