Shopping Malls and Centers: Flamingo Plaza is one of the older shopping malls in Cancun, but it's nice for shoppers who want to avoid large crowds. Located on Nichupte Lagoon at kilometer 11.5 in the Hotel Zone, most shops in the mall sell Mexican souvenirs like t-shirts, pottery, key chains, sarongs, clothing, tequila and cigars. Flamingo Plaza is home of some of Cancun's most popular restaurants; Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Outback Steakhouse and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Pat O'Brians has closed. There is also a large pharmacy that also sells snacks, candy, drinks, sunglasses, hats and beach toys among other items.
Local Expert Kristin Busse Says:
Shopping Malls and Centers: "This mall doesn't have much going on these days, but there are still some cool t-shirt shops, jewelry stores, and the restaurants can't be beat."
Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Flamingo Plaza's shops sell all different kinds of souvenirs and there's no haggling necessary.