Where to Shop near the Cozumel Cruise Ports

Cozumel is a tropical island paradise located about an hour south of Cancun off the coast of Playa del Carmen. The island is a popular cruise ship port and boasts natural beauty like the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System right off shore, white sand beaches and the warm, sparkling Caribbean Sea. Cozumel was also very important to the Mayan civilization, so ancient history abounds on the island. Available activities including scuba diving and snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, bar hopping tours, salsa dancing, sailing tours, charter fishing, and more.

If you dock in Cozumel during your cruise, you'll want to see the best the island has to offer, and of course you'll want to go shopping as well! Luckily there is plenty of shopping available within close proximity of the major cruise ship piers, Punta Langosta, the International Pier and Puerta Maya.

If you don't feel like straying far from your ship, Puerta Maya, Punta Langosta Mall and Royal Village Cozumel are perfect. If you want to experience a little of the real Mexico and see downtown San Miguel (Cozumel's only town), Plaza del Sol, the town square (zocalo) or Avenida Rafael Melgar, the costal avenue, are both great places to do some shopping. While downtown, visit Pama, one of the few legitimate Duty Free Department Stores in the Caribbean that's not located in an airport.

This is just some of the shopping available on the beautiful island of Cozumel. Enjoy your visit!



This charming little locally owned shop, located on Rafael Melgar Avenue (the street that runs along the water downtown) between 3 & 5 Streets and below Chi Cozumel restaurant, is a great place to pick up unique, authentically Mexican items...  Read More



Travelers looking for the ultimate souvenir, fine jewelry, know they can trust Diamonds International, a world class duty free chain. The salespeople are top notch here, they speak English and are knowledgeable about fine jewelry and watches....  Read More



Viva Mexico is a large fixed price store (read: no haggling) located on the waterfront that sells some nice ceramic and Talavera (a specific type of pottery from the city of Puebla) and pewter pieces in addition to the usual kitschy souvenirs...  Read More



This is the most popular and economical liquor store and smoke shop on the island of Cozumel. They are located on the corner of 30th Ave and Calle 2 and carry an extensive selection of liquors, tequilas, champagnes and beer. They also sell wine...  Read More



This beautiful, family owned, 20,000 sq. ft. store has been open for 45 years and sells upscale watches, perfumes and colognes, accessories, sunglasses, cosmetics and jewelry, including an exclusive line by jeweler Daniel Espinosa, and more. The...  Read More



Rafael Melgar Avenue is the coastal road that faces the malecon (boardwalk) in downtown San Miguel, the only town on the island of Cozumel. There are many hotels, bars, shops and restaurants located on the avenue, which also provides spectacular...  Read More



Puerta Maya is actually a deluxe cruise ship port (and an affiliate of Carnival Corporation) which houses over 50 different shops and 15 free standing carts. You'll find anything and everything you're looking for here, from apparel and artwork...  Read More



Punta Langosta Mall is located directly across the street from Cozumel's main cruise ship dock. This modern open air shopping center features Starbucks Coffee, a Hard Rock Cafe and Store, Carlos' n Charlie's, Senor Frogs, Walking Toes (beach...  Read More



Plaza del Sol is the town square (zocalo in Spanish) of Cozumel's only town, San Miguel. Locals congregate here in the evening, especially on weekends, to relax and socialize, but Plaza del Sol is also surrounded by shops and restaurants that...  Read More



This new modern, upscale shopping center is located just steps from both international cruise ports at km 3.5 of waterfront avenue Rafael Melgar. It's a beautiful mall which includes two cenotes (natural sinkholes) and a lot of lush tropical...  Read More


Meet Kristin Busse

After vacationing in Mexico many times, Kristin decided to move to Cancun "for a year". That was in 2001.

Kristin grew-up in Michigan and studied Communications at Michigan State University....  More About Kristin