Port of Call Purchases: 10 Convenient Shopping Options for Cruise Ship Visitors



Cruise ship visitors to Cabo San Lucas will find plenty of shopping options. Not only is the cruise ship terminal conveniently located within easy walking distance of the Marina and downtown tourist districts - both neighborhoods that showcase a high concentration of shops, galleries and boutiques - but local merchants recognize that these port of call visits are very important to their livelihoods, and go out of their way to help tourists by answering questions and providing guided tours of their places of business.

Cabo San Lucas has a surfeit of certain types of shops, particularly pharmacies and cigar and jewelry stores. It's hard to walk a block without finding at least one example of each. Flea market style outdoor shops are also common, and can be found on the Marina and along the downtown shopping corridor. The most convenient shopping options for visitors, however, are larger malls like Plaza Bonita, Puerto Paraíso and Luxury Avenue. All three are centrally located on the Marina, and provide easy access to a variety of goods and services, from pharmacies, restaurants and coffee shops to resort clothing shops and swimwear and sunglasses boutiques.

For those in need of cameras, batteries and memory cards, OXXO stores may also be found on virtually every block. OXXO is a sort of Mexican version of 7-11, so these ubiquitous stores are likewise perfect places to pick up water, soft drinks and sunblock. A duty free Liverpool store is also convenient to the Marina, at Plaza Bonita, and offers quality brands for cameras and computers.




Zingara is one of the best women's resort wear boutiques in Los Cabos, with a large selection of swimwear, dresses, cover-ups, shoes, and accessories such as hats and handbags. Zingara sources only fine Italian fabrics, and each seasonal swim...  Read More




The prices may be a bit higher here than at other local groceries, but that's because California Ranch Market is the premier local provider of organic foods and high-end specialty items. This is the mecca for vegetarians and health-conscious...  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




Mexican department store chain Liverpool also operates duty free shops in select resort destinations, including one in Cabo San Lucas at Plaza Bonita. The first level of the store showcases a wide variety of fragrances, make-up and skin care...  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 guys, or a floppy beach for the gals, Cabo Hats is the area's go-to spot for tropical headwear. The company specializes...  Read More


Plaza Bonita

Despite sharing the Marina with larger malls like Puerto Paraíso and Luxury Avenue, Plaza Bonita is a popular stop for tourists, and one of the area's best outdoor shopping plazas. American standards like Starbucks and Burger King are...  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




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




Magic of the Moon is Los Cabos' best designer boutique, with ladies' fashions since 1991. Owner and designer Pepita Nelson offers original custom creations, ranging from beachwear and lingerie to skirts, slacks, formal dresses and everything in...  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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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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