Best Shopping, Shopping Malls and Centers: Plaza Caracol has been open for 28 years and is located directly across the street from Riu Cancun at km 8.5 in the Hotel Zone. It is in need of a facelift and is very quiet, but there are some lovely souvenir shops, a Senor Frogs shop, fine jewelry stores, a perfumery and other stores. Did you leave your kids at home with Grandma and Grandpa? Pick them up colorful handmade wooden puzzles at Caribbean Puzzle. Starbucks, Haagen Dazs, and a gourmet deli are all located inside the main entrance. There is also a HSBC bank branch in the mall.
Local Expert Kristin Busse Says:
Best Shopping: "A small shop called Santa Fe has lovely, unique items that make great souvenirs or gifts. All items in the boutique are made in Mexico and are great representations of Mexican culture."
Shopping Malls and Centers: "A small shop called Santa Fe has lovely, unique items that would make great souvenirs or gifts. All items in the boutique are made in Mexico and are great representations of Mexico and its culture."
Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Plaza Caracol is a Cancun classic. It's a relaxing, laid back place to shop.
Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Plaza Caracol is a quiet, relaxing place to shop for souvenirs, clothing and gifts.