Beachwear Boutiques and Souvenir Stops: The Best Shopping in Los Cabos



Although first-time visitors to Los Cabos can’t help but notice the area’s oversupply of jewelry shops–Taxco silver and Mexican fire opals are the most sought after commodities–cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo do indeed offer a wide variety of shopping options, ranging from upscale clothing boutiques and art galleries to colorful flea markets and souvenir stalls.

Those seeking to adopt the local style will find regionally appropriate resort clothing available at several excellent boutiques. Magic of the Moon is probably the best known, with original fashions for women from owner and designer Pepita Nelson displayed in downtown Cabo San Lucas. Puerto Paraíso based shops like Zingara and Bari, meanwhile, are among the top stops for bikinis and beachwear.

Plaza Artesanos is souvenir central in San José del Cabo, with dozens of vendors selling authentic Mexican handicrafts, including ceramics, jewelry, rugs and blankets. The colonial-style city is also known for its many fine art galleries, clustered around the charming cobblestone streets of its historic Distrito del Arte. Thursday night Art Walks are a staple of San José’s seasonal events calendar, but the galleries are open on a daily basis, showcasing paintings and sculptures from talented local artists, as well as arts and crafts (Mata Ortiz pottery, beaded Huichol art, etc.) from around México.


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Not just a plaza but an event space, Plaza del Pescador has become a major shopping, dining and entertainment attraction in San José del Cabo in the space of a few short years. Jazz Weekend in February is the single biggest annual event, but...  Read More


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The walk-in humidor at J&J Habanos (AKA La Casa del Habano) smells like a cigar aficionado's idea of heaven, not surprising since the store is the most reliable place in Los Cabos to buy Cuban cigars. Authenticity may be questionable at best at...  Read More


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Welcome to souvenir central. Set in downtown San José del Cabo, Plaza Artesanos is home to dozens of vendors selling authentic Mexican jewelry, clothing, tote bags, rugs and ceramics. This is one-stop shopping for tourists looking for...  Read More


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Plaza San Lucas is best known to locals as the home of Walmart. The shopping center is located just outside of Cabo San Lucas, and in addition to larger stores like Walmart, also houses La Europea, a well-stocked deli and premium wine and liquor...  Read More


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Minerva's has been in Cabo San Lucas for over 35 years, and it remains one of the most trusted charter fishing operations in the area. The company also maintains a well-stocked downtown tackle shop, Minerva's Baja Tackle, that carries the area's...  Read More


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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


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Baja California Sur suffers no shortage of regional art and artists. Pacific Coast pueblo mágico Todos Santos has been home to a thriving artists' colony since the mid-1980s, and San José del Cabo, the traditional cultural hub of the Los Cabos...  Read More


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Las Tiendas de Palmilla is better known among American and Canadians as The Shoppes at Palmilla, but under either name it's one of the better upscale commercial complexes in Los Cabos. The small shopping center is located in the Palmilla resort...  Read More


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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


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Cabo San Lucas' large Marina-based mall is a multi-level complex with an excellent variety of shopping destinations. Puerto Paraíso hosts many fine arts and crafts galleries offering handmade goods from México and beyond, plus a large number...  Read More


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Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is co-founder of CaboVivo, co-writer of Fodor's Los Cabos travel guidebook, Editor at Baja.Ca, and a contributor to Forbes and 10Best at USA Today, as well as other websites and...  More About Chris

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