Plaza Las Americas and Malecon Americas are two malls which are connected and located very close to the entrance of the Hotel Zone in downtown Cancun. These modern indoor/outdoor shopping malls are a great place to spend the day shopping, dining and playing if it’s raining, or if you just need a break from the sun.
Plaza Las Americas is the older section of the mall — Photo courtesy of Kristin Busse
Plaza Las Americas is home to big department stores like Liverpool and Sears, and many small apparel, shoe, accessory and jewelry stores. There’s also a movie theater, which includes a VIP section. Movies are very economical in Mexico, and everyone should see a film in a Cinepolis VIP theater at least once. With the exception of children’s movies, American films are shown in English with Spanish subtitles. Plaza Las Americas also boasts a pet store, a huge food court and an arcade.
Malecon Americas is the new section of the mall — Photo courtesy of Kristin Busse
Malecon Americas is the newer of the two malls. It features many designer shops like Guess and Kenneth Cole, a Liverpool Housewares store, a department store, Mix-Up Music and Video store and many other shops. There’s also a kids' hair salon, a carousel, a train and a play area for children with electric cars, face painting and small trampolines.
Restaurants include Hooters, Chili’s, California Pizza Kitchen, McDonald’s, Belgium Waffle House and many more. You’ll also find a Starbucks at Malecon Americas.
There’s so much to do at Plaza Las Americas and Malecon Americas that it’s easy to spend an entire day at these Cancun shopping malls.