Must-see shopping in Yucatán Peninsula

  • Artisans Market

    Puerto Morelos

    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…

  • Le Bazaar Boutique

    Isla Holbox

    A haven for high-end beach-inspired fashion! Le Bazaar has an open-air atmosphere with flowy boho-chic clothing and swimsuits lining the racks, home decor…

  • Tierra Huichol

    Playa del Carmen

    Tierra Huichol's Playa del Carmen store sells intricate yarn art and colorful beaded animal figurines crafted by indigenous Huichol artists from the…

  • La Isla Shopping Village


    Unique among the island’s malls, this is an indoor–outdoor place with canals, a 60m-high Ferris wheel, an aquarium, a movie theater, a boutique-stores…

  • Bazar Artesanal


    The state-run Folk Art Bazaar, down by the malecón near the Centro de Convenciones Campeche XXI, offers one-stop shopping for regional crafts. One section…

  • Rancho Km 5


    A must-stop for habanero chili aficionados, this roadside ranch sells a variety of enticing hot sauces and jams, such as fiery horneado (roasted peppers)…

  • Artesania Antonio Acosta

    Campeche State

    More than 40 years ago the Acosta family dug a jipi cave in their backyard and they're still making hats like their grandparents did. In 10 minutes they…

  • Miniaturas Folk Art


    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…

  • 20th of November

    Campeche State

    About 10 minutes east of Xpujil and another 10 south is a small ejido (community) that has traditional arts and crafts for display and sale. Find textiles…

  • Alma Libre Books & Gifts

    Puerto Morelos

    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…

  • Los Cinco Soles

    Isla Cozumel

    Like many shops along Avenida Melgar, this large store sells its fair share of kitsch. However, there are some keepers on the shelves if you take the time…

  • Plaza Kukulcán


    The largest of the indoor malls is Plaza Kukulcán. Of note here are the temporary art exhibits, the many stores selling silverwork, and La Ruta de las…

  • Tejón Rojo


    One of the more original places to get your Mérida souvenirs, the 'red badger' sells screen-printed graphic T-shirts and an assortment of Mexican pop…

  • Women's Beading Cooperative

    Isla Mujeres

    If you're headed to the island's south end, drop by this cooperative and check out the colorful handmade bead jewelry made by a group of local women and…

  • Guayaberas Jack


    The guayabera (embroidered dress shirt) is the classic Mérida shirt, but in buying the wrong one you run the risk of looking like a waiter. Drop into this…

  • Cielo Hamacas


    Has a large catalog with all kinds of sizes, shapes and colors of locally produced hammocks, Maya hanging chairs and all accessories for creating that…

  • Camisería Canul


    A good place for guayaberas (embroidered dress shirts) and huipiles (traditional blouses and dresses). It has been in business since 1948, offering fixed…

  • Artemanos

    Playa del Carmen

    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…

  • Casa de Artesanías Tukulná


    A central collection of shops selling a lovely, high-quality range of textiles, clothing, hats, hammocks, wood chairs, sweets and so on – all made in…

  • Librería Dante


    Shelves a selection of archaeology and regional-history books in English and has good Yucatecan cookbooks, too. There are other branches throughout the…

  • Puerto Cancún Marina Town Center


    A new open-air mall with more than 20 restaurants, an IMAX movie theater, international clothing stores and sweeping views of the marina and Zona Hotelera.

  • Hamacas El Aguacate


    Hamacas El Aguacate stocks quality hammocks at decent prices (M$550 to M$700), and there's absolutely no hard sell. Also has mosquito nets for M$200.

  • La Europea


    A gourmet liquor store with reasonable prices, knowledgeable staff and the best booze selection in town, including top-shelf tequilas and mezcals.

  • Ora et Labora


    Quirky curios and nature-inspired art, crafts, minerals, gems, incense, fridge magnets, jewelry and a few dogs (the latter not for sale).

  • Paseo del Carmen

    Playa del Carmen

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

  • Casa de las Artesanías


    One place to start looking for handicrafts is this government-supported market for local artisans. Prices are fixed.

  • La Puerta del Sol


    A friendly spot to find good quality guayaberas and other regional clothes at reasonable prices.

  • Mercado 23


    This market is a nice reality check if you're tired of seeing the same old tourist knickknacks elsewhere.

  • Looljipi Alfredo

    Campeche State

    An option for jipi-made crafts, including unique earrings and other non-hat fashionwear.

  • Mercado 28


    Locals head to Mercado 28 for clothes, shoes, inexpensive food stalls, crafts and so on.

  • Zona Libre

    Costa Maya & Southern Caribbean Coast

    A bustling free-trade zone sprawling over 24 muddy hectares in a no-man’s-land between the borders of Belize and Mexico, the Zona Libre draws thousands of…

  • Plaza Las Américas


    Plaza Las Américas at the south edge of the centro, is a vast modern shopping mall that includes department stores, a multiplex cinema and a food court…

  • Plaza Caracol


    An extensive array of shops and a top location in the bustling Punta Cancún area of the Hotel Zone make Plaza Caracol one of the city’s most convenient…

  • Plaza La Fiesta


    A location in the busy Punta Cancun area makes this big store easy to reach. Plaza La Fiesta is popular for its one-stop souvenir shopping, with most of…