When you come to Cancun for your Dental Vacation there are many things you can do in this Caribbean paradise. You can go shopping in Cancun and find plenty of souvenirs, handcrafts and even high end products. You only need to know where to look! We will give you here a handy list and a small map with the best shopping places in Cancun.
A) Downtown Walmart – Referred by the locals as “Walmart del Centro” is one of the most well known supermarkets in the city. It also has a selection of articles focused for tourists and beach goers as well as some imported American goods. You can get here by taking the red buses labeled “R2”. Ask the bus driver for “Walmart del Centro” and they will usually make a call when they get to that stop. You will have to cross the avenue from there.
B) Market 28 – In the same bus stop to get off to Downtown Walmart, you can walk a few blocks the opposite way and get to “Mercado 28“. This huge market has an assortment of goodies from shirts, figurines, toys, sombreros and more. On the central area there are several restaurants where you can enjoy Mexican food. Just beware, on the same street leading to Market 28 there are several smaller shops with that same name, you should check them but there is more waiting for you down the road.
C) Plaza Las Americas/Plaza Malecon Americas – Our dental clinic is located here! Plaza Las Americas is the biggest shopping mall on the city, only surpassed by La Isla Shopping Village on the Hotel Zone. The plaza is actually divided in two main areas: “Las Americas” has department stores like Sears, Liverpool and Copel, as well as the largest cinema, a big food court and a supermarket. The “Malecon Americas” was an expanded area that added several high end stores, restaurants and even an hotel. When you come for your appointment you will surely enjoy going around shopping here and hunt for good deals! The plaza is 5 minutes away from the entrance of the Hotel Zone.
D) Plaza Caracol – This plaza is located on the Hotel Zone, more specifically on Blvd. Kukulcan Km 8.5. It features plenty of stores with elegant watches, perfumes and the like. Right besides this plaza there’s a new supermarket called Selecto Chedraui.
E) Flea Market Coral Negro – This is a very popular flea market where you can find silvercrafts, figurines, hammocks and lots of other Cancun and Mexico souvenirs. It is located close by from Plaza Caracol and what is regarded as Cancun’s main nightlife area.
F) Plaza Flamingos – They have big stores with handcraft toy, Mexican decorative items and more. In Plaza Flamingos you will also find a Margaritaville, an Outback Steakhouse and a Bubba Gump restaurant.
G) Plaza La Isla Shopping Village – This is the biggest mall on Cancun, no contest. You will be surprised with what you can find here: stores like Hugo Boss, Armani Jeans, Ultrafemme… They even have a amazing Indian and Thai restaurants (perfect for a special occasion), as well as a dock for yates and their own aquarium with dolphins. It’s an amazing place to spend the evening just strolling and exploring. Several of these shops are duty free so buy away!
H) Kukulcan Plaza – This is the last of the great plazas of Cancun in the Hotel Zone. It’s also regarded as one of the most exclusive shopping malls. It’s home to the Luxury Avenue, and official Harley Davidson store, an Elite Tobacco Shop and several good restaurants.
These are only the highlights of the most popular shopping spots in Cancun. Go back home with a new smile and plenty of other little things to give to your family and friends from your dental vacation in Cancun!