Mérida’s main market is a great spot to pick up that perfect piece of kitsch.
A wide variety of products (primarily handicrafts) concentrated into one area of shops.
A good place for guayaberas (embroidered dress shirts) and huipiles (traditional blouses and dresses). It has been in business for years, offering fixed prices and custom tailoring.
One place to start looking for handicrafts is this government-supported market for local artisans. Prices are fixed.
Hamacas El Aguacate stocks quality hammocks at decent prices, and there's absolutely no hard sell.
Has a small selection of paperbacks in English, as well as some guidebooks, and a large selection of archaeology books in English, French, German and Spanish. The company has other branches throughout the city.
Here you’ll find lots of small Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) tableaux, tinwork and figurines of every sort, from ceramics to toy soldiers. They all have two things in common: they’re easy to pack and have nothing…
Shelves a selection of archaeology and regional history books in English and has good Yucatecan cookbooks, too. The bookstore has other branches throughout the city.
A great little shop that sells trendy graphic T-shirts and an assortment of Mexican pop-culture souvenirs, including coffee mugs, jewelry, handbags and wrestling masks.
Has a large catalog with all kinds of sizes, shapes and colors, plus it ships worldwide.