There is one good reason to take advantage Cancun's shopping hotspots - many offer duty-free shopping on various European wares. Most of Cancun's merchants will accept U.S. dollars.
Shopoholics might consider re-hab after visiting Cancun's many shopping malls, open-air markets, craft shops, fashion districts and more, including:
Plaza Kukulcan – is a candy store of 300 shops – including craft stores, textile outlets, bathing suits and specialty clothing shops, wine and liquor stores, music stores, shoes (Did someone say shoes?!?) and leather merchandise, silver jewelry suppliers and designer labels. If you get hungry Plaza Kukulcan serves up a bevy of restaurants including the OK Maguey Cantina Grill and Ruth's Chris Steak House. If your feet need a rest the Plaza is home to a theater and many specialty coffee shops. While parents enjoy a day of shopping, the kids will love the Plaza's bowling alley, Q-Zar laser game pavilion and video game arcade.
Plaza Caracol – which means 'Snail Plaza' was actually constructed in the shape of a crystal snail. This exclusive mall offers a luxurious boutique shopping experience in some of the most unique shops in Cancun. Set your shopping bags down at one of the mall's ultra-modern restaurants.
La Isla Shopping Village – is located on Laguna Nichupte in the Hotel Zone. This open-air mall features walkways lined with 120 stores, restaurants, nightclubs and movie theatres all crossing little canals. The shops of La Isla focus on designers like Benetton, Guess, Swatch and UltraFemme to name a few. Dining is also a fashionable affair at La Casa de las Margaritas – the malls authentic Mexican eatery. Kids will be occupied at the village's interactive aquarium and dolphin facility, at the movie theatre or video arcade.
If shopping in Mexico is your bag, try the other Mexico shopping pages like: Acapulco Shopping, Cabo San Lucas Shopping, Cozumel Shopping, Guadalajara Shopping, Mexico City Shopping and Puerto Vallarta Shopping. Don't miss our Top 5 Things to Buy in Mexico list.