Shopping in Riviera Maya

  • Top ChoiceShopping in Puerto Morelos

    Artisans Market

    The hammocks sold here differ from what you'll find elsewhere because they're created right here in Puerto Morelos by a local family that's been making them for decades. (Ask for Mauricio or Martin!) You can also buy dream catchers, alebrijes (colorful wooden animal figures from San Martín Tilcajete), handbags, masks, jewelry and more. It’s refreshingly low-key and you can often see the craftspeople at work. They're happy to let you lie down in a hammock or hammock-chair. Unlike other stores or markets nearby, here the shops are owner-owned, meaning you can generally get a better deal and your money goes directly to the merchants, rather than to a big business.

  • Shopping in Playa del Carmen

    Tierra Huichol

    Tierra Huichol's Playa del Carmen store sells intricate yarn art and colorful beaded animal figurines crafted by indigenous Huichol artists from the Pacific coast states of Jalisco and Nayarit. International delivery service available.

  • Shopping in Puerto Morelos

    Alma Libre Books & Gifts

    Under new ownership, Alma Libre has a vast selection of new and used books. The store also carries art from the Yucatán, gift items and local gourmet food products. Find Sunsets of Tulum (set here in Yucatán) and other literature when you finish your current beach read!

  • Shopping in Playa del Carmen

    Artemanos

    A small store along the Quinta Avenida where you can pick up alebrijes (colorful wooden animal figures) from Oaxaca, silver jewelry and bead and yarn art crafted by indigenous Huicholes.

  • Shopping in Playa del Carmen

    Paseo del Carmen

    A Mediterranean-style open-air plaza with stores selling mostly foreign brands and several cafes and small eateries in the passageways.