Mall in Cancún

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 shopping malls for travelers. Some updating wouldn't go amiss, …
Shopping Center in Costa Maya & Southern Caribbean Coast

Zona Libre

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 Mexicans seeking cheap liquor and cigarettes, knockoff cloth…
Books in Puerto Morelos

Alma Libre Books & Gifts

Has more than 20,000 new and used books. The friendly owners are a great resource for information about the area, as is the website, which has vacation rental listings and a monthly newsletter. The store also carrie…
Arts & Crafts in Isla Cozumel

Los Cinco Soles

Like many shops along Avenida Melgar, this large store sells its fair share of junk, but there are some keepers on the shelves if you take the time to look, such as black ceramics from Oaxaca, Talavera pottery, and …
Mall in Cancún

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 Indias, a shop featuring wooden models of Spanish galleons and re…
Arts & Crafts in Mérida


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…
Arts & Crafts in Campeche

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 of the market is reserved for demonstrations of traditional…
Arts & Crafts in Playa del Carmen

Tierra Huichol

Tierra Huichol's new 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 del…
Drinks in Cancún

La Europea

A gourmet liquor store with reasonable prices, knowledgeable staff and the best booze selection in town, including top-shelf tequilas and mezcals. Most airlines allow you to travel with up to 3L of alcohol, but chec…
Clothing in Mérida

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 famous shop to avoid getting asked for the bill.