Baja Browsing: The 10 Best Shopping Centers in Los Cabos



There are several large shopping malls and plazas in Los Cabos, most notably Puerto Paraíso and Luxury Avenue on the Cabo San Lucas Marina, Plaza Sendero in the Delegation area of Cabo San Lucas, Plaza San Lucas in the Tourist Corridor, and the Mega mall complex in downtown San José del Cabo. Soriana, the primary store at Plaza Sendero, and Mega in San José (there is now a second location in San Lucas) are both chain-style grocery and sundry stores, and therefore of much more interest to locals than tourists.

For short-term visitors to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Paraíso and Luxury Avenue are by far the most popular malls for souvenir hunting and shopping for resort necessities such as swimwear, sunglasses and warm weather apparel. Puerto Paraíso and Luxury Avenue are located next to each other on the marina boardwalk, with the latter catering to higher end clientele interested in luxury brands like Fendi and Cartier. Plaza Bonita, nearby, also features clothing boutiques and arts and crafts galleries, but is perhaps best known for housing the city's only Starbuck's and Burger King franchises.

Plaza San Lucas is located in the Tourist Corridor that connects cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, and is popular with both locals and visitors, primarily due to the diversity of offerings at Walmart. In San José, Plaza Artesanos is a mandatory stop for souvenir hunters, with over 75 vendors selling authentic Mexican arts and crafts.




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




Plaza Aramburo is only a block or so off the marina, and houses the largest grocery store in the touristy area of Cabo San Lucas. The store, also called Aramburo, carries a variety of goods, from fresh bread to canned foods, dairy, deli meats,...  Read More




A familiar name for U.S. visitors, popular warehouse club Costco honors both U.S. and Canadian memberships at its Los Cabos store. The club is located in the Tourist Corridor, a few miles outside Cabo San Lucas, and has perhaps the most...  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 (Knotty Social Club, Nowhere Bar) and restaurants...  Read More




San José del Cabo based Plaza Artesanos is home to dozens of vendors selling authentic Mexican jewelry, clothing, tote bags, rugs and ceramics. This is one-stop shopping for tourists looking for high-quality, yet affordable souvenirs in a...  Read More




Plaza San Lucas is best known to locals as the home of Walmart. The shopping center is located just outside of Cabo San Lucas, and in addition to larger stores like Walmart, also houses La Europea, a well-stocked deli and premium wine and liquor...  Read More




Plaza Sendero is a bit off-the-beaten-track for tourists, just past the bus station in Cabo San Lucas, on the highway to Todos Santos. The expansive mall is extremely popular with locals, however, and offers a large selection of clothing...  Read More


Las Tiendas de Palmilla


Las Tiendas de Palmilla is better known among American and Canadians as The Shoppes at Palmilla, but under either name it's one of the better upscale commercial complexes in Los Cabos. The small shopping center is located in the Palmilla resort...  Read More




Luxury Avenue is a high-end, boutique mall 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 chosen few...  Read More




Cabo San Lucas' large 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...  Read More


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Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is co-founder of CaboVivo, co-writer of Fodor's Los Cabos travel guidebook, Editor at Baja.com, and a contributor to Forbes and 10Best at USA Today, as well as other websites and...  More About Chris

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