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Any day is the perfect day for shopping in paradisiacal Cancun. In this cosmopolitan city, shopping is truly a special event. You will always find pleasant surprises in a selection ranging from the smallest and simplest handcrafts to the finest and most exclusive jewelry created by the world's most famous designers.
Cancun has three malls one shouldn't miss. Each one is unique in its own right and was especially designed to please even the most demanding customers.
We'll begin by describing Plaza Caracol, a favorite spot in Cancun for 15 years, due to its extraordinary location in the heart of the tourist zone. Its modern Mediterranean-style architecture is prestigious sores in the area.
Among the approximately 200 establishments, you will find elegant ad fast food restaurants, and shops specializing in jewelry, handcrafts, souvenirs, casual and formal apparel, shoes, tobacco, products as well tourist services, banks, money exchanges, and office of the consuls of the United States and Canada.
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As you stroll through the mall, live music adds a festive touch most of the day.
Plaza Flamingos is locate just threes kilometers from the Convention Center on the bank of the Nichupté Lagoon. Here you will find close to 20 establishments offering all kinds of food and beverages as well as 60 stores where you will be sure to find exactly what you're looking for.
Cancun's newest shopping center is Plaza Kukulkan. Its modern architecture incorporates elements of the Mayan culture and houses 180 businesses. Unlike the other malls, this one has movie theaters, a bowling alley, and game rooms for the kids. Art has a special place along the plaza's long, wide corridors with interesting works by local artists on display, expressing their roots and styles.
The Ultrafemme perfume and jewelry shops will surprise you with their wide selection of internationally renowned cosmetics, perfumes and jewelry, all at duty free prices, with savings of 25% to 40% off retail. You will find stores in Plaza Caracol I and II, Plaza Kukulkan, Plaza Mayfair, Cozumel Island and the Cancun International Airport.
All of these shopping centers have parking, air conditioning and taxi and bus service. The buses show you exactly which stop to use to find the store you're looking for.
Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, the two islands closest to Cancun, also have plenty of home decorating ideas. Stop at Van Cleef & Arpels for an original diamond, ruby, sapphire or emerald design that will evoke your visit to many years to come.
In downtown Cancun you will also find other plazas, boutiques and the typical noisy, picturesque Mexican "mercados" (markets). The "magic touch" of cordiality between vendors and clients is guaranteed to turn shopping into a fascinating experience.