5 Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Cancun
Did you know Mexico is famous for its silver? A silver ring, necklace or a pair of earrings are definitely one of the souvenirs you need to buy. If you are looking for a real souvenir from Cancun, try to forget the magnets and T-shirts. Buy authentic souvenirs. After your wonderful vacation in Cancun, it is important to buy some souvenirs that you will have for the rest of your life. Souvenirs that will remind you of your Caribbean adventure. Maybe you buy it for yourself or for your friends and family. However, buying a small gift is essential.
- MARKET 28
The best place to buy souvenirs is in Market 28. This market reach an entire city block in downtown Cancun, selling all kinds of artisan souvenirs and gifts. It is large and filled with vendors trying to get you to enter their stores. It can be a bit overwhelming if you aren’t used to such aggressive salespeople, but there are some bargains and unique Mexican handicrafts, silver jewelry, t-shirts, pottery and traditional Mexican clothing to be found. In the center of the market, there is a “food court” with many restaurants that serve authentic Mexican food and seafood at economical prices.
- CORAL NEGRO FLEA MARKET
The largest place to buy souvenirs would definitely be the Coral Negro Flea market. This market offers the whole package: brightly painted pottery, silver jewelry, traditional Mexican clothing and much, much more. You’ll also come across places for piercing, tattoos and braids. There is an excellent little restaurant, called Xtabentun, in the market on the lagoon side. Don’t forget to buy a bottle of xtabentún. It’s an anise liqueur produced on the Yucatan Peninsula from anise seed and fermented honey from the nectar of xtabentún flowers.
- LA ISLA SHOPPING VILLAGE
La Isla Shopping Village Cancun is the most visited mall and one of the largest outdoor malls in the hotel zone of Cancun. It has been inspired by the City of Venice. La Isla Shopping offers the best mix: local souvenirs, selections of handicrafts, international brands, excellent restaurants, a large aquarium, luxury boutiques and a movie theater. You can also find duty free shops, ideal for low prices. Don’t forget to check the Ah Cacao where you can buy chocolate bars, chocolate-coated coffee beans and cocoa powder. Chocolate was invented by the Mayans and their predecessors. As Cancun is the heart of the ancient Maya territory, is it the perfect place to try real chocolate.
- PLAZA LAS AMERICAS
Plaza las Americas is a large shopping center located in Downtown Cancun, Avenida Tulum. It’s a place where locals do their shopping. Here you can find clothing, sports, jewelry, shoes, a nail salon, restaurants and even a supermarket. There is a huge food court where you can eat some local food but you also have fast food options.
- PLAZA LA FIESTA
Plaza la Fiesta would be the only place where bargaining isn’t possible. The prices are already set. The store has a lot of high quality options. Plaza La Fiesta is located across the street from the Convention Center, near the Coral Negro Market. Here you can find jewelry, leather goods, silver and much more.