Cozumel Shopping

Cozumel's main souvenir-shopping area is downtown on or near the waterfront; tourist-trap malls at the cruise-ship piers sell jewelry, perfume, sportswear, and low-end souvenirs at high-end prices.

Most downtown shops accept U.S. greenbacks, and many goods are priced in dollars. But to get better prices, pay with pesos and stick to cash—some shops tack a hefty surcharge on credit-card purchases.

Shops, restaurants, and streets are always crowded between 10 am and 2 pm, but slow down in the evening. Traditionally, stores are open from 9 to 9, although most do close on Sunday morning.

When you shop for souvenirs, be sure you don't buy anything made with black coral. Not only is it overpriced, it's also an endangered species, and you may be barred from bringing it to the United States and other countries.

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Balam Mayan Feather

  • Crafts

Artists here create intricate paintings on feathers from local birds. There's a second location at Plaza Vista Del Mar near Punta Langosta.


  • Convenience/General Stores

Open daily from 7 am to 10 pm, this big, full-service grocery store also carries clothing, kitchenware, appliances, and furniture. Brand-name...

Crafts Market

  • Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

On the east side of the downtown square, a crafts market sells a respectable assortment of Mexican wares. Practice your bartering skills—start...

Diamonds International

  • Jewelry/Accessories

You can custom-design pieces of jewelry from a collection of loose diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, or tanzanite at Diamonds International...


  • Clothing

Look for high-quality sportswear, swimwear, and shirts with nature-themed designs at Exotica. ...

Forum Shops

  • Shopping Centers/Malls

This flashy marble-and-glass mall has loads of perfumes, jewelry, and watches glistening in glass cases, plus an overabundance of eager...

Galería Azul

  • Art Galleries

At Cozumel's best art gallery, Greg Dietrich creates and shows his engraved blown glass along with paintings, jewelry, photography, and...

Island Outfitters

  • Clothing

Mexican crafts, sportswear, beach towels, and sarongs are among the offerings at Island Outfitters. ...

Los Cinco Soles

  • Local Specialties

This is the best one-stop shop in Cozumel for Mexican crafts. Numerous display rooms, covering almost a block, are filled with clothing,...

Luxury Avenue (Ultrafemme)

  • Jewelry/Accessories

High-end goods—including watches and perfume—are the highlights here. ...


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