Best Shopping: Located in downtown Cancun on Tulum Avenue, Plaza Las Americas is where locals do their shopping. Clothing, sports, jewelry, shoe and department stores, a pet store, a nail salon, cafes and restaurants and even a supermarket can be found in Plaza Las Americas. The food court is huge and has countless fast food dining options. In the middle and at the end of every month, retailers set up tables outside their shops and fill them with sale merchandise. During the holidays musicians play on the weekends. The best way to get to Plaza Las Americas is to take the R1 or R2 bus to the first stop downtown and then walk or take a taxi to the mall.
Christmas Shopping, Shopping Malls and Centers: Located in downtown Cancun, this mall is where the locals shop. Clothing stores, jewelry stores, restaurants, and even a supermarket can be found in Plaza Las Americas. The food court is massive and has countless fast-food dining options. If you enjoy going to the movies, take in a show at Cinepolis VIP. It is small, with only four theaters, and each one holds only around 65 people. What makes it so special is the seating, which are recliners, and the food and drink selections and extra large screens. There is a full bar and sushi, pizza, popcorn and sandwiches can be ordered.
Local Expert Kristin Busse Says:
Best Shopping: "See a movie at Cinepolis VIP. With fully reclining seats, delicious food like sushi and baguette sandwiches, waiters, La-Z-Boy type seating and a full bar, going to the movies just became even more fun."
Christmas Shopping, Shopping Malls and Centers: "See at movie at Cineplis VIP. With fully reclining seats, delicious food like sushi and baguette sandwiches, and a full bar, it is, without a doubt, Cancun's nicest movie theater."
Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Plaza Las Americas is undoubtedly the most popular mall in downtown Cancun for locals. It features shops with merchandise at all price points.
Best for Christmas Shopping Because: Plaza Las Americas is home to large department stores and independent boutiques. It won't be difficult to find a gift here.
Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Plaza Las Americas and Malecon Americas are local favorites. It's easy to spend an entire day here shopping, dining and having fun.