Cancun, the most famous tourist destination in Mexico, offers all kinds of shopping experiences to the quintessential shopaholics. Whether you are visiting the stores, street-side jewelry stands or ultramodern, attractive shopping malls, you can purchase everything whatever you might be looking for. This veritable paradise for shoppers offers great opportunity to purchase quality liquor, sporting goods, travel essentials, gifts, souvenirs, and much more.
The Mexican government has declared Cancun to be a duty-free zone. Foreign tourists are endlessly attracted to the city. The shopping experience at its many stores, shops and shopping malls is simply fabulous with items such as jewelry, spirits and perfume available for purchase at incredibly lowest prices in the country.
Downtown Cancun is a great hit with the tourists. It’s a picturesque place where you will find most of the local population residing. The rich cultural diversity of this place is also a major attraction for the tourists. Here they can shop for all kinds of unusual, unique stuff at the best bargains. The Tulum Avenue’s east side in downtown has a sprawling market-bazaar where you will find many hawkers and shops selling their wares.
Before you embark on a shopping spree in this city, here is important information about the prevalent tax returns for the tourists visiting from foreign countries. The Cancun International Airport offers two modules for foreign visitors offering tax returns. The modules are popularly called “Tax Back”. Once the foreign visitors are done with their paperwork, they are provided an approximately a 40 day period to get their money paid back electronically from the departure date. These modules are available in Cancun International Airport’s Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 respectively.
Now that you have gained the required information regarding the tax returns, it’s about time to visit the famous shopping centers in Cancun. The popular ones here include Plaza Las Americas, Plaza Bonita, Market 28, Paseo Cancun, La Gran Plaza, Plaza La Fiesta, Plaza Flamingo, Coral Negro, La Isla, and Kukulcan Plaza. Let us take a virtual tour of some of these places and see what all are available for purchase here.
Plaza Las Americas
The Plaza Las Americas is situated at the end of Tulum Avenue. It is the best place in the city to shop for all those who don’t want to leave the Hotel Zone and venture out quite far away. It is one of the significant and biggest shopping mall in Downtown Cancun. This place is home to many large department stores, bookstores, movie theaters, restaurants and fast food outlets.
Plaza La Fiesta
The Plaza La Fiesta is situated in the Hotel Zone just in front of the convention center. You can purchase all kinds of items from here. The items that are great favorites with the tourists include leather goods, handicrafts and silver works. You can also buy souvenirs from here as well.
The Plaza Flamingo is situated in the center of the Hotel Zone. It is home to nearly 100 stores from where you can purchase all kinds of merchandise ranging from fine jewelry to beachwear. This is also one of the best places in the city to purchase souvenirs as well. Plenty of dining options are also available here. You can look forward to savoring delicious cuisines from renowned restaurants and fast food stands. The famous eateries worth visiting here include The Outback Steakhouse and Pat O'Brien's.
The Market 28 is the biggest flea market in Cancun. This is the perfect place in the city to purchase souvenirs, which you usually won’t find anywhere in the city. There are many restaurants here as well where you can enjoy a cold beer or taste local delicacies. This is also the finest place in the city to experience and get fascinated with different cultures at a single place.
The Kukulcan Plaza is the most luxurious and exclusive shopping center in the whole of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. It is situated in the famous tourist area Hotel Zone, where many five star hotels are also located. The Kukulcan Plaza is home to a number of fine restaurants, elegant perfumeries, jewelry shops and boutiques.
Apart from these few, there are many more shopping centers just waiting to be explored. Shopping in Cancun is always a fabulous experience.