Best Shopping, Travel Gear Shops, Christmas Shopping, Shopping Malls and Centers: Arguably Cancun's prettiest and best mall, La Isla Shopping Village is located at km 12.5 in the Hotel Zone and is home to the Interactive Aquarium, a movie theater, outstanding restaurants, coffee shops, a drug store, upscale boutiques and souvenir shops. This open air mall has a charming canal running through it. There are quite a few waterfront restaurants, which are wonderful places to sit and watch the sunset. Local children can usually be found playing in the fountain close to Hooters, where spouts of water shoot out of the ground. This fountain is a great place to take vacation pictures.
Local Expert Kristin Busse Says:
Best Shopping: "Watch a glorious Cancun sunset from the fountain next to Hooters."
Travel Gear Shops, Christmas Shopping, Shopping Malls and Centers: "Enjoy the sunset at one of the many restaurants facing the lagoon. Also, there is a nice movie theater in this mall, which is a great way to spend a rainy day."
Recommended as Best Shopping Because: La Isla is the best shopping mall in the Hotel Zone. Not only can you shop and eat, but there are activities as well.
Best for Travel Gear Shops Because: La Isla is a beautiful open air mall. Shop for upscale travel gear in the new Fashion Harbour area.
Best for Christmas Shopping Because: La Isla is a beautiful, open-air mall in the Hotel Zone that is home to hundreds of shops.
Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: La Isla is the prettiest mall in Cancun and offers visitors shops, restaurants, a movie theater and an aquarium.