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  • 1. Gem Spa

    Zona Hotelera | Spa/Beauty

    At Latin America's largest spa, the experience begins with a 10-step hydrotherapy ritual that detoxifies the skin through contrasts of warm...Read More

  • 2. La Isla Shopping Village

    Zona Hotelera | Shopping Centers/Malls

    The glittering, ultratrendy, and ultraexpensive La Isla Shopping Village is on the Laguna Nichupté under chic, white canopies. A series of canals...Read More

  • 3. Mercado Veintiocho

    El Centro | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    Just off Avenidas Yaxchilán and Sunyaxchén, Mercado Veintiocho is Cancún's largest open-air market. In addition to a few small restaurants,...Read More

  • 4. Cancún Gran Plaza

    El Centro | Shopping Centers/Malls

    Mainly frequented by El Centro residents, Cancún Gran Plaza has jewelry shops, fashion boutiques, and major department stores such as Sanborns...Read More

  • 5. Casa de Cultura

    El Centro | Art Galleries

    Serious collectors visit Casa de Cultura for regular shows featuring Mexican artists. ...Read More

  • 6. Chedraui

    El Centro | Convenience/General Stores

    With several locations in El Centro, this popular superstore has a large selection of local and American products. ...Read More

  • 7. Coral Negro

    Zona Hotelera | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    Next to the convention center, this open-air market has about 50 stalls selling crafts and souvenirs. Everything here is overpriced, and vendors...Read More

  • 8. Costco

    El Centro | Convenience/General Stores

    If you're a member in the States, you can visit Costco in Mexico. ...Read More

  • 9. El Pabilo

    El Centro | Art Galleries

    This downtown café showcases Mexican painters and photographers on a rotating basis. It's open only in the evening, Monday through Saturday...Read More

  • 10. Forum-by-the-Sea

    Zona Hotelera | Shopping Centers/Malls

    This three-level entertainment and shopping plaza in the Zona features brand-name restaurants, upscale clothing boutiques, a food court, and...Read More

  • 11. JW Marriott Spa


    This 35,000-square-foot spa has breathtaking ocean views and Mayan-inspired treatments like chocolate massages, ground corn exfoliations, and...Read More

  • 12. Kayantá Spa

    Zona Hotelera | Spa/Beauty

    The intimate Kayantá Spa at The Ritz-Carlton offers a "Deep Blue Peel," a massage and body-scrub combo that involves marine extracts, seaweed...Read More

  • 13. Ki Huic

    El Centro | Crafts

    The oldest and largest of Cancún's crafts markets is Ki Huic. Open daily from 9 to 9, it houses about 100 vendors. ...Read More

  • 14. Le Blanc Spa

    Zona Hotelera | Spa/Beauty

    This massive facility takes pampering to a whole new level. Arrive early and linger in one of the many dimly lighted relaxation rooms, nibble...Read More

  • 15. Mega Comercial Mexicana

    El Centro | Convenience/General Stores

    One of the major Mexican grocery-store chains, Mega Comercial Mexicana has multiple locations. The most convenient is at Avenidas Tulum and...Read More

  • 16. Parque Lumpkul

    El Centro | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    Vendors sell their wares Wednesday through Sunday at this small park, but Friday and Saturday are the best nights to go. Although there are...Read More

  • 17. Paseo Cancún

    El Centro | Shopping Centers/Malls

    Developed by the company that owns La Isla in the Zona Hotelera, Paseo Cancún has the same open-air design as its sister property with modern...Read More

  • 18. Plaza Bonita

    El Centro | Shopping Centers/Malls

    A small outdoor plaza attached to Mercado Veintiocho, Plaza Bonita has many wonderful specialty shops carrying Mexican goods and crafts. ...Read More

  • 19. Plaza Caracol

    Zona Hotelera | Shopping Centers/Malls

    North of the convention center, the two-story Plaza Caracol has 100-odd retail options, including chain stores (like Sunglass Island, Benetton...Read More

  • 20. Plaza El Zócalo

    Zona Hotelera | Shopping Centers/Malls

    It may look small from the entrance, but Plaza El Zócalo has a few dozen stalls where you can find traditional Mexican handicrafts, silver jewelry...Read More

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