On the Boardwalk: Best Shopping around the Cabo San Lucas Marina



The wide, pedestrian-friendly marina boardwalk in Cabo San Lucas skirts a basin full of fishing boats and million dollar yachts, winding its way from the naval base around to the foot of Médano Beach. To walk from one end to the other takes the better part of 30 minutes, but offers easy access en route to many of the city’s finest shopping malls and plazas.

Puerto Paraíso is the signature shopping center on the boardwalk, with a wide variety of shops, galleries and boutiques. Visitors can work on their tropical wardrobe at Cabo Style, browse the latest ladies’ beach and swimwear fashions at Zingara and Tropica Calipso, search for new shoes at Baja Star, and find chic, sun-shading headwear at Cabo Hats. International chains are also represented – notably Kenneth Cole and Lacoste – and those seeking the toniest of brand names can continue their perambulations next door at Luxury Avenue, home to upscale standard bearers like Cartier, Fendi and Ultrajewels.

Plaza Gali is another popular marina-based shopping option. Located directly across from the cruise ship terminal, it serves as a sort of one-stop shopping destination for passengers on the way in or out of Cabo San Lucas. Fiesta Mexicana offers traditional arts and crafts, jewelry stores showcase Mexican silver and fire opals, and a duty free shop, pharmacy, and convenience store provide just about everything else. Plus, there is a Starbuck’s kiosk for morning caffeine fixes, and a Señor Frog’s handy for afternoon and evening pleasures like margaritas and fish tacos.




Harley Davidson Los Cabos is located at Puerto Paraíso, the Marina based shopping mall in Cabo San Lucas, and features a full line of gear, from shirts, pants, wallets and hats to handbags and leather jackets. The place is not just for souvenir...  Read More




Hats are a major fashion accessory in Los Cabos, where the sun shines over 350 days a year. And whether it's a hip Panama for the guys, or a floppy beach lid for the gals, Cabo Hats is the area's go-to spot for tropical headwear. The company...  Read More




Although best known for fantastical sculptures like En Busca de la Razón (In Search of Reason) on Puerto Vallarta's malecón, idiosyncratic Sinaloa native Sergio Bustamante has also earned acclaim for paintings, ceramics, jewelry and handbags...  Read More




Whether shopping or sightseeing, a pair of comfortable shoes is an essential item for Los Cabos visitors. Baja Star, a regional chain with stores throughout the state, is the premier local stop for sporty kicks for men, women and children. Name...  Read More




Women's swimwear specialist Tropica Calipso has two locations in Los Cabos: at Puerto Paraíso Mall on the Cabo San Lucas Marina, and at Las Tiendas de Palmilla near San José del Cabo. Both shops from the boutique bikini purveyor feature...  Read More


Plaza Bonita

Plaza Bonita is one of the larger shopping plazas in Cabo San Lucas. It's located on the marina boardwalk, near Puerto Paraíso, and counts among its tenants several popular nightclubs (Hard Rock Cafe, Knotty Social Club, Nowhere Bar) and...  Read More




The premier high-end, boutique mall in Los Cabos is situated next to Puerto Paraíso on the Cabo San Lucas Marina. The mall is accessible from Puerto Paraíso, but it is much more fun to walk the red carpet that is frequently used to guide the...  Read More




What's the essence of the Los Cabos style? Puerto Paraíso Mall based boutique Cabo Style is the place to find out. From swimsuits and flip flops to shirts, sunglasses and upscale tropical fashions, Cabo Style has all the gear you'll need to hit...  Read More




As the closest plaza to the cruise ship terminal, Plaza Gali is sort of a microcosm of the larger Cabo San Lucas shopping experience. All the types of shops one can expect to find downtown - jewelry stores, arts and crafts purveyors, pharmacies,...  Read More




Cabo's largest Marina-based mall is a multi-level complex with an excellent variety of shops, boutiques and galleries. General services and sundries are also available, including an onsite pharmacy and a bank. Puerto Paraíso hosts many fine...  Read More


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Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at Baja.com, co-writer of Fodor’s 2015 guide to Los Cabos, and a regular contributor to Los Cabos Magazine and 10 Best/USA Today. He lives in Cabo San Lucas.

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